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.


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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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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