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. Since her first visit to Disneyland at one year old, Julie has developed a love of amusement parks. She blogs Disney tips and tricks, along with budgeting advice on her website Saving Up for Disney. When not writing, Julie enjoys sewing and crafting.


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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Think, Play and Create at The New Children’s Museum in San Diego

The New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego is a melding of local art with a hands-on approach that appeals to young children. Kids may not “get” the artistic emotion behind each of the exhibits, but that won’t matter. They’ll just have a fun time ping-ponging around the rooms, exploring and discovering! And yes, even learning along the way. New Children’s Museum in San Diego The New Children’s Museum is three stories tall with activities for all ages throughout. Entry is on the middle floor and tall glass windows offer a view of the palm tree courts outside. Part of...

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Save Half the Cost on Character Dining Experience at Walt Disney World

Looking for a breakfast with character? Think you can only find it at the Disney Parks or at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel restaurant? Our Traveling Moms have been to many character dining experiences inside the Disney parks. Unfortunately, these meals can be difficult to reserve ahead of time, expensive, crowded and often rushed. Check out this option for a character dining experience that’s not only on Walt Disney World property but also value priced and bountiful! And you’ll still be able to meet n’ greet Disney favorites. Character Dining Experience at Walt Disney World Character dining is a Disney...

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8 Things to Do At Disney World With A Baby

Thinking about taking on Disney World with a baby but not sure exactly what they’ll be able to see, eat and do? Disney is a place for everyone of all ages to enjoy, babies included. Our Day Trips TravelingMom has recently returned from a week long trip to Disney World with her baby and shares insider tips on what to do at Disney World with a baby. Going to Disney World With a Baby Jump on any social media post about taking on Disney World with a baby and you’re going to get a wide variety of strong opinions. Board a...

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9 Things Preschoolers will Love about Disney Springs

  Disney Springs is the newly rejuvenated shopping, dining and entertainment district at Walt Disney World. It’s completely free to visit and there are dozens of things that kids will enjoy here. Our Day Trips TravelingMom recently visited with her preschooler. She shares the 9 things that preschoolers will love about Disney Springs. Disney Springs with Preschoolers Disney Springs is comprised of four sections: West Side, The Landing, Town Center and Marketplace. Each section has something to offer preschoolers including kid-friendly dining, shops and entertainment. There is certainly enough at Disney Springs to make it a day trip. During my...

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2 Day Itinerary for Monterey, California

A visit to Monterey, California, is like no other. In one single day, travelers can visit the beach, mountains and farmlands! Our Day Trips TravelingMom recently spent two days in Monterey with her husband and four children. She has the ideal 2-day itinerary for families who enjoy a wide range of activities, rejuvenating downtime and delicious dining. 8 Best Things to do in Monterey, California Even with just two days, you’ll have plenty of things to do in Monterey, California. Located on the state’s rugged central coast, Monterey County includes cities such as Seaside, Big Sur, Pebble Beach, Carmel, and Salinas....

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6 Unique Family Experiences in California’s Eastern Sierra

Rising up from the dry landscape are the towering Eastern Sierra, snow-topped mountains that peak at upwards of 14,000 feet. It’s a breathtaking contradiction of landscapes, with much to discover. From lakes, canyons, hot springs and pine forests, our Day Trips TravelingMom found the beauty of the Eastern Sierra offered plenty in the way of breathtaking scenery and unique experiences. Read on for what activities she and her family found in the towns of Big Pine, Bishop and Lone Pine along US Hwy 395. Family Adventure in the Eastern Sierra Follow US Hwy 395 in spring, as my family...

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TravelingMom Favorite Spas for Ultimate Pampering on Vacation

The best spas are a place of restoration. Spending time in the spa will rejuvenate you, relieve your stress, soothe your sore body and simply make you blissfully happy. Our TravelingMoms love pampering themselves at the spa on vacation; read about their favorite spas for ultimate pampering on vacation, as well as tips for choosing and enjoying these great spas around the world. Why Make Time for Pampering on Vacation? Successful vacations should be an absolute blend of adventure and relaxation. How often do we take on too much during our trip, forgetting to decompress and breathe? As the Day Trip...

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14 Disneyland Tips Every Walt Disney Regular Needs to Know

You’re a Walt Disney World regular going to Disneyland for the very first time? You’re in for a new experience, one that you’ll be sure to love if you plan ahead. While Walt Disney World seems to exist in its own “Disney bubble,” Disneyland is set in the middle of a bustling city and surrounded by suburban homes. If you’re used to the rolling green lawns and lush trees of Orlando with sprawling resorts and equally large Parks, you’ll need to rethink that your visit to Anaheim, California. But no fear! The Disney magic is alive in California. Our...

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7 Insider Tips on How to Visit Disneyland with Preschoolers

When considering a vacation to Disneyland with preschoolers, you might have questions and concerns. Namely, is there anything that preschoolers can ride or do at Disneyland? What should you bring with you into the Parks? And that all important question: What about meltdowns and how to avoid those? Our Day Trips Traveling Mom has been taking children to Disneyland for 18 years. In that time, she has collected many insider tips. Keep reading for all the advice you’ll need when visiting Disneyland with preschoolers!   Disneyland with Preschoolers Traveling with preschoolers requires special preparation. From picky palates, fussy schedules,...

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