Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

Paula is a freelance writer, translator & marketer. She started her writing & publishing career as the editor of Bebé y Mamá, the first parenting magazine in Guatemala. She is the founder of and and writes articles in Spanish and English for both magazines and the web on subjects ranging from travel and food to parenting and bilingualism. She enjoys traveling, good food and is always in search of new things to do and in Southwest Florida.

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  1. 7 Day Caribbean Cruise GIVEAWAY for our 365 Things To Do In SWFL Readers! — 46 comments
  2. Family Fun in Paradise at South Seas Island Resort — 39 comments
  3. Dunkin’ Donuts New Menu Items, Free Donuts and $10 Gift Card Giveaway! — 38 comments
  4. Win a 4 Pack of Tickets to Disney on Ice Rocking Ever After At Germain Arena! — 38 comments
  5. Sanibel Sea School: Teaching Kids to Fall In Love With the Ocean — 35 comments

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The New Madagascar Live! Operation Vacation Show a Must See at Busch Gardens

Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to Busch Gardens to attend the first presentation of their newest show: Madagascar Live! Operation Vacation this past weekend and it was an awesome experience.      During this past weekend Busch Gardens Tampa was abuzz celebrating the premier of it’s new and highly anticipated show: Madagascar Live! Operation Vacation.  …

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Sanibel Sea School: Teaching Kids to Fall In Love With the Ocean

During our recent trip to South Seas Island Resort my children had the opportunity to attend Sanibel Sea School free as part of a press trip. Dedicated to teaching children and adults about marine ecosystems Sanibel Sea School is located in Sanibel Island with a second campus inside the South Seas Island Resort in Captiva.  The …

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Golden Baby Shoe Awards Call for Nominations

Do you remember that comforting Labor and Delivery Nurse that held your hand when you delivered your baby? How about that special social worker who helped your family member with their new baby? What about the neonatologist who cared for your premature baby who is now growing strong? Take the time to help us recognize …

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Carnaval del Mar at The Florida Aquarium: A Sea of Colorful Activities

  On May 19th. The Florida Aquarium in Tampa will be celebrating the First Annual Carnaval del Mar presented by Verizon! Colorful costumes, stilt walkers, acrobats, capoeira dancers, hula hoop performers, and oversized sea creatures entertain carnaval guests throughout the day with audience participation encouraged. Learn all about sea life by participating in an adventurous …

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SeaWorld Orlando’s Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin Opening May 24

  Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin – sure to be Orlando’s must-see new attraction – will transport families into a rarely seen, icy world. They’ll feel the majestic grandeur of the South Pole and see it through the penguins’ eyes on an exhilarating, first-of-its-kind family ride. They’ll explore a massive penguin colony in an expanse …

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Family Fun in Paradise at South Seas Island Resort

When I was growing up we enjoyed many of our family vacations at our beach house.  My most cherished memories are of those days spent collecting seashells, playing in the pool and drinking coconut water right out of the coconut.  At night we chased fireflies, went out with our flashlights to look for crabs or …

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Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation Coming to Busch Gardens, Tampa in May

My kids just love all of the Madagascar movies and we are all just super excited that Busch Gardens Tampa Bay will be launching the new show Madagascar Live! Operation Vacation!. Madagascar Live! Operation Vacation! is an original live musical show featuring the characters from DreamWorks Animation beloved Madagascar franchise.  We are planning to visit Busch …

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Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries At Germain Arena – Win Pack of 4 Tickets!!

  Scooby-Doo Live! Musical Mysteries, is coming to Germain Arena on June 7th! In this exciting new show, Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang have been called upon to help solve an epic mystery.  A trouble-making ghost is haunting a local theater and Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, Velma and Scooby-Doo are on their way in the Mystery Machine …

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Shen Yun: Reviving 5,000 Years of Civilization

We had the opportunity to attend Shen Yun recently.  I had read great reviews about the show and my husband and I where really looking forward to it. Shen Yun is a show that takes you on a journey through 5,000 year  of Chines culture and history with a series of ethnic, traditional and classic …

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2013 Balloons Over Paradise Festival: A Delightful and Unforgettable Experience

  This past weekend the second annual Balloons Over Paradise festival hosted by the Seminole Casino Immokalee this past weekend from April 20th to April 21st.  This free event brought together some of the country’s top hot air balloon pilots and more than 30 hot air balloons, from multicolored and corporate balloons to special shaped …

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