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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  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
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Disney On Ice Presents Let’s Celebrate! Is Coming to Germain Arena

Disney On Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt is bringing a colossal party on ice to Germain Arena!  Tickets are on sale now for this all-new show visiting Southwest Florida from March 19-22 for seven performances at Germain Arena. Audiences are invited to make an ordinary day extraordinary and enjoy some of the world’s most …

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Cupid’s Arrow Has Hit: It’s Dinner & A Movie for Only $30 At!

This Valentine’s Day, escape the chill and cozy up for a night out with your loved ones! Enjoy a romantic dinner and a blockbuster hit with Specials by Dinner & a Movie deal. This offer includes two movie tickets and a $100 eGift card for only $30—an unbeatable 76% savings. Check out hot movies titles like the “The Seventh …

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Day Out with Thomas: The Celebration Tour 2015 Coming to Florida

For two back-to-back weekends, little engineers and their families are invited to take a 25 minute ride on their favorite engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt®, Controller of the Railway and enjoy a day of Thomas & Friends themed activities including arts & crafts, storytelling and more.  Florida Railroad Museum will also offer mini train rides, face painting, …

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Toyota U.S.A. Foundation drives success for Conservancy STEM education programs

The Toyota U.S.A. Foundation has awarded the Conservancy of Southwest Florida with a grant for $175,000 to fund STEM education programs at the Conservancy. Toyota supports the Conservancy in teaching children to be tomorrow’s conservationists by providing funding for hands-on activities in indoor and outdoor laboratories. The STEM Institute at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida …

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Pazzo! : Find Out Why It’s Been A Favorite Dining Choice in Naples for Over 20 Years

chocolate cake Pazzo

  While other restaurants come and go Pazzo! Italian restaurant in Naples recently celebrated 20 years of being a local favorite. It’s ideal location right on 5th Avenue and it’s warm and polished ambiance make it a preferred dinner destination for neapolitans who often make it their choice when celebrating anniversaries and birthdays. But what …

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Conservancy of Southwest Florida to Host Inaugural Environmental Education Alliance Conference

Conservancy of Southwest Florida in partnership with Florida Gulf Coast University will host the area’s first Educational Alliance, “Building an Environmental Education Alliance for Southwest Florida: Sharing Resources and Best Practices in Southwest Florida Environmental Education.” The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14 at the Conservancy’s Nature Center, 1495 Smith Preserve …

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Naples Botanical Garden Celebrates Hats In The Garden

Naples Botanical Garden will celebrate the 11th Hats in the Garden, Couture et Fleurs: Runway Fantasies Inspired & Created from Nature, on November 12, 2014.  Known as the commencement to Naples’ social season, Hats in the Garden features a luncheon and fashion show in an elegant tent, while the stylish guests unveil their finest millinery. The Naples …

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Naples Botanical Garden Brightens Up The Holidays With Sparkling ‘Night Lights’ Event

Naples Botanical Gardens Night Luights

Thousands of twinkling lights, glowing orbs, and sparkling décor illuminate one of Naples’ most popular outdoor venues this December. Naples Botanical Garden announces its annual Night Lights the evenings of December 17 – 23, December 26 – 30, and January 2-4 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This year, the Scott Florida Garden and new Chabraja Visitor Center will be illuminated, joining …

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Fall Fashion Will Rock at Macy’s Event at the Coastland Center in Naples

I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Ready to rock a new look this season? The latest fall fashion trends are coming to Southwest Florida!  Macy’s invites you to see what unfolds when Fall’s coolest …

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Sesame Street Live: Make A New Friend Coming to Germain Arena – Win a 4-pack of Tickets!

Sesame Street has been an important part of my kid’s childhoods and of mine and I we always enjoy watching Elmo and his friends, but there is nothing like the excitement on my children’s faces when we ge the opportunity to watch Elmo and Friends live on stage!  That is why I am so excited …

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