Julie Bigboy, Day Trips TravelingMom

Julie Bigboy, Day Trips TravelingMom

Julie Bigboy is a Southern California native who loves exploring sunny San Diego with her husband and four children. With much to see and do in SoCal, Julie and her family are day trip experts, returning home after a day of fun. Julie writes parenting tips, family travel and little changes that make a big difference on her blog, Mom Rewritten. She also shares parenting tips and Disney travel advice on the DisneyBaby blog.


9 Things to Do in Carlsbad with Kids (Including LEGOLAND)

The seaside city of Carlsbad in San Diego County has so much family fun to offer: a world-renowned theme park, farm to table dining, beautiful beaches and boutique hotels. Day Trips Traveling Mom (and San Diego native) visited for the first time and shares her 2-day itinerary of the best things to do in Carlsbad with kids. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and buy, TravelingMom will get a commission. Thanks for helping support TravelingMom Things to Do in Carlsbad with Kids Located 35 miles north of downtown San Diego, the city of Carlsbad...

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11 Tips for Navigating Holiday Crowds at Disneyland

No question, the holidays at Disneyland are truly magical. The decorations, special events, and holiday atmosphere put a smile on your face. These things also bring in lots of extra people into the parks, making for long lines and crowded spaces. So if you must visit The Happiest Place on Earth over the holidays, what can you do to navigate the peak holiday crowds at Disneyland? Day Trips Traveling Mom to the rescue with 11 tips that will help keep the holiday Disney magic — by navigating the holiday crowds at Disneyland. During your holiday trip to Disneyland, you want magic....

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9 Fun Fall Family Activities in San Diego

Fall in San Diego is a time for outdoor activities that focus on enjoying all that autumn has to offer. Traditional fall festivals, Halloween, Dia de los Muertos and pumpkin farms are family-friendly and often have free activities. Our Day Trips Traveling Mom shares her favorite fall family activities in San Diego, most of which are perfect for a full day of entertainment. These nine autumn-themed things to do with kids in San Diego will get you in the fall spirit, despite the warm weather! Fall Family Activities in San Diego Many San Diego locals will let you know...

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Should You Visit LEGOLAND California for More Than One Day?

Located in Carlsbad, California in San Diego county, LEGOLAND California is a destination all on its own! With a hotel on property (and another being built) along with a theme park, aquarium and water park, there’s enough here to build several days of fun. Our Day Trips Traveling Mom shares why you should consider LEGOLAND California as more than just a day trip park. Visit LEGOLAND California for More Than a Day As a San Diego local and the Day Trips TravelingMom, I have always taken on LEGOLAND California one day at a time. However, there have been recent...

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Is the LEGOLAND California Brick or Treat Party Night Worth The Extra Cost?

LEGOLAND Brick or Treat Party Nights is a spooktacular family-friendly nighttime Halloween event that takes place on select evenings in the fall at LEGOLAND California in San Diego. Guests can dress in costume, collect goodies at “brick-or-treat” stations or participate in a dance party and costume contest. Or they can simply enjoy the rides and attractions that LEGOLAND has to offer! Our Day Trips TravelingMom shares her thoughts on if the additional cost for the nighttime event is worth it and what you can do to maximize your visit. LEGOLAND Brick or Treat Party Nights LEGOLAND’s annual Halloween celebration,...

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Downtown Walking Tour on 1 Day Itinerary for San Diego with Family

What can you see in San Diego in one day that will give you a taste of what this diverse city is all about? Our Day Trips Traveling Mom is a native and shares her downtown walking tour for a 1 day itinerary in San Diego. There are several options, depending upon if you have younger or older children with you. This itinerary will take you from breakfast, museum play to lunch on the bay. There’s also time for maritime adventures, a ferry ride, plus dinner and exploration on Coronado Island. 1 Day Itinerary for San Diego With only...

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Hotel Review: Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel Near Disneyland

Located just minutes from the front gates of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is a sprawling family-friendly hotel. Our Day Trips TravelingMom recently visited Disneyland and stayed overnight with her family of five at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel. From the elegant castle-theming, peaceful garden atmosphere, complimentary shuttle and value pricing this hotel near Disneyland hit the mark in many ways. Magical Hotel Near Disneyland: Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel Two years ago my family of five first stayed at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel. As Disneyland regulars, we’d seen this castle-themed hotel on...

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8 Reasons Why Halloween Time at Disneyland is a Treat!

Fall at Disneyland means Halloween Time! It’s a season when the Park is transformed into the Pumpkin Festival complete with hundreds of glowing jack-o’ lanterns. Certain attractions take on a Halloween twist. And there are entertaining tricks and treats for all ages! Our Day Trips Traveling Mom finds that Halloween Time at Disneyland is an extra magical time to visit. Read on for the 8 reasons why you should see Disneyland this autumn. Halloween Time at Disneyland Halloween Time at Disneyland begins in early September and runs through the end of October. With warm temperatures and generally lighter crowds, the...

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Places to Explore in Point Loma San Diego

The seaside community of Point Loma San Diego is considered the landing place of the first European expedition ashore California. Point Loma’s peninsula houses two major military bases, a national monument, parks, and ocean views. That’s plenty of entertainment for locals and visitors alike. A San Diego native, our Day Trips TravelingMom explored Point Loma San Diego with her family recently. This is her ideal day-trip itinerary for Point Loma San Diego where vacationers can explore this charming, historical area. Itinerary for Point Loma San Diego The Point Loma peninsula is described as “where California began.” Point Loma San Diego is still...

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Day Trip Itinerary for Seaport Village in San Diego

Seaport Village in San Diego should be on every visitor’s day trip list. With more than 50 shops and 17 dining locations, this waterfront venue has much to offer tourists and locals alike. Our Day Trips TravelingMom visited Seaport Village in downtown San Diego recently and enjoyed a relaxing afternoon of shopping, eating and live entertainment in this charming outdoor setting. My family and I have been going to Seaport Village in San Diego since it first opened in 1980. The feel of this 14-acre venue hasn’t changed much since. Some of the same shops I remember as a child are still operating!...

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