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.


50 Fun FREE Summer Things to Do in San Diego with Kids

Having fun during the summer in San Diego doesn’t require a lot of money. In fact, many things to see and enjoy in San Diego are absolutely free. With 70 miles of beautiful beaches, near-perfect weather and a variety of summer street fairs, concerts and arts and cultural events, these free San Diego family activities go a long way towards a fun and inexpensive summer getaway. Check out this guide with 50 free summer things to do in San Diego. Free Summer Things to Do in San Diego As a San Diego native and the Day Trips Traveling Mom, I’m...

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7 Secrets for Sleeping Away from Home

The excitement of travel and disruptions in your usual routine combined with unfamiliar surroundings often make it challenging to sleep on the road. This is especially true if you’re not a frequent traveler. Our Day Trips TravelingMom shares her favorite “better sleep” tips for those times you’re sleeping away from home. This post is sponsored by REMfresh and contains affiliate links. How to Sleep Better Away From Home You may be familiar with this scenario: On a family trip I lay awake in the hotel room, wide awake for hours. I knew we had a big day ahead of...

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Free in San Diego – 21 Things for Families in Beautiful Balboa Park

Balboa Park is one of the best places for families to visit in San Diego, California. There are a variety of gardens, museums, cultural spots, theaters, playgrounds and walking trails in this 1200 acre park. And in pricey Southern California, it’s wonderful to find a single location with tons of activities that are completely free in San Diego! Balboa Park is a great place to spend the day (or a few days, if you have time) when visiting San Diego. Keep reading for our native San Diegan Day Trips TravelingMom tips for family fun for free in Balboa Park....

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How to Do Knott’s Berry Farm in One Day

Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park California is a unique theme park that offers thrill rides, family adventures and historical experiences you won’t find anywhere else. And add to that all the delicious boysenberry-inspired foods. Our Day Trips Traveling Mom shares her insider tips on how to cover Knott’s Berry Farm in one day. My family was provided one overnight hotel stay from Visit Buena Park and four-one day park tickets for Knott’s Berry Farm to facilitate this post.  Knott’s Berry Farm in One Day Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park is located about fifteen minutes drive from Disneyland. There...

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18 Valuable Reasons To Stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel

If getting the full Disneyland experience is crucial to your vacation enjoyment, then booking a stay at one of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels is the key to the magic! A Disneyland Resort hotel room comes with full Disney immersion, extended Park hours and exclusive family activities. Our Day Trips TravelingMom has all of the details on why she thinks Disneyland visitors should stay at Disneyland Resort Hotels. Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. If you click through and buy, TravelingMom will get a commission. Thank for helping support TravelingMom. Why Stay at Disneyland Resort Hotels? The Disneyland...

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How to Pack a Well-Stocked Day Trip Bag – Free Printable Checklist!

Heading out for a day of adventure but not sure what to bring with you? You don’t want to be left without the essentials but you also don’t want to be overloaded with unnecessary items either. Day Trips TravelingMom has the tips on things to bring on a day trip, how to pack a day trip bag as well as a free printable checklist. Keep reading for the must-pack day trip essentials. Traveling Mom uses affiliate links that may pay us if you purchase through them. Thanks for your support. What are the Things to Bring on a Day...

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What You Need to Know About a Day at the Pool at Disneyland Resort Hotels

Disneyland Resort Hotels each have uniquely-themed swimming pools and recreation areas that are the perfect fit for every family member. There are splash areas for toddlers, speedy water slides for the more adventurous types and warm, bubbly whirlpools for those who just want to relax. Including the creative theming, each Disneyland Resort Hotel pool offers a little something different. The Disneyland Resort Hotel pool areas are excellent for an entire day of entertainment on an off-day from the Parks. Disneyland Resort Hotels Swimming Pools Looking to make a splash at the Disneyland Resort but aren’t sure what to expect of the pools at...

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San Diego Three Day Itinerary (Including What to Do at Night)

Looking for 3 perfect days in San Diego that will show you a diverse history of this beautiful city? If you plan to spend 3 days in San Diego, this itinerary is ideal for adults and families with older kids. Our Day Trips TravelingMom is a San Diego native and she’s sharing the insider tips with touring ideas, meal suggestions and plans for after dark in this San Diego three day itinerary. Traveling Mom uses affiliate links that may pay us if you purchase through them. Thanks for your support. San Diego Three Day Itinerary There are so many...

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10 Best San Diego Christmas Events for Families 2017

While the warm and sunny weather feel like summer, there are many San Diego Christmas events offered around the city! Traditional activities like Christmas light shows and parades are given a Southern California twist and the local theme parks have their own seasonal offerings. Our Day Trips TravelingMom shares her essential San Diego holiday guide to the area’s best family friendly events. San Diego Christmas Events As a San Diego native, I enjoy the snow-free winter activities available during the holidays. Even with temperatures in the 70s most days, Christmas events abound in San Diego county. Bonus: a good many of...

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Get into the Holiday Spirit at SeaWorld San Diego Christmas Celebration

All of SeaWorld San Diego is currently aglow with bright lights, brilliant decorations and Christmas cheer. From November 18th to January 6th, SeaWorld San Diego Christmas Celebration is taking place with unique holiday-themed shows, wintry decor all over the park and specialty treats and dishes served up just for the season. SeaWorld San Diego Christmas Celebration SeaWorld San Diego puts its own special flair on the holiday season. The annual Christmas celebration is taking place from November 18 to January 6, and it’s a great place to immerse yourself in everything festive and fun. The usual touch pools, theme park...

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