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.


17 Dazzling Fireworks Displays Around the World

New Year’s Eve and the Fourth of July aren’t the only times to see bombs bursting in the sky. Check out these 17 festivals around the world that light up the sky with fireworks. From Iceland to Spain and throughout the year, these jubilees will light up your travels with unique celebrations, ceremony, fireworks and pyrotechnics. Light Up Your Life with Fireworks Around the World It’s one thing that people around the world can agree on: Fireworks give your festival the biggest spark! Travel the globe with our TravelingMoms and see how holidays around the world celebrate with fireworks and...

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How to Have the Ultimate Staycation

As much as we’d all love to travel to the far reaches of the earth, seems like it just doesn’t always work out. Perhaps it’s finances, time constraints or work and school schedules that are stopping you from long-distance or extended vacation traveling. Our Day Trips Traveling Mom is a stay-close-to-home pro and is sharing her tips for having the ultimate staycation. 8 Tested Tips for Planning the Ultimate Staycation Experiencing travel envy because you don’t have the time or money for an extended vacation to a far off land? No worries! You can still have a fantastic vacation. Forget about booking...

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9 Must-Do Attraction Tips for Disneyland Christmas Celebrations

If you’re already a Disney fan, you know that visiting Disneyland during the holidays holds a special thrill. From the moment you pass through the gates, you’re immersed in the Disneyland Christmas magic. Our Day Trips TravelingMom tells you what you need to know about the classic holiday offerings at the Disneyland Resort. Why You Should Visit Disneyland During the Holidays Disney is a delight 365 days a year, but Disney really pulls out the stops during the holidays! The entire resort is decorated top to bottom, including Downtown Disney District, the 3 resort hotels and both theme parks. There...

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Hotel Review: Holiday Inn Express Anaheim – Disneyland Area Hotel

With about a 10 minute walk to the front gates of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California the Holiday Inn Express is a great off-site hotel choice. Our Day Trips TravelingMom recently visited Disneyland and stayed overnight with her extended family at the Holiday Inn Express located on Manchester Ave. This Disneyland area hotel offers an upscale design, complimentary breakfast and ability to walk quickly to the parks, making this hotel an excellent choice. Looking for Disneyland Area Hotel? Check out Holiday Inn Express When visiting the Anaheim area, I usually prefer to stay on-site at a Disneyland Resort hotel to take advantage of...

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Little Italy San Diego – A Day Trip Tour of What to See, Eat and Do

Set on a hill top overlooking the San Diego harbor, Little Italy is a walkable neighborhood with delights around every corner. At 48 square blocks, Little Italy San Diego is the largest in the United States with plenty to discover on a walking tour.  Our Day Trips Traveling Mom recently toured the area with her husband and infant daughter. Read on for more on Little Italy’s patio cafés, restaurants, pubs, art galleries, and shops to entertain visitors all day. Visiting Little Italy, San Diego San Diego’s Little Italy has been a business and residential community since the 1920’s. Many...

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5 Family-Friendly Free Day Trips in San Diego

San Diego is more than palm trees, amusement parks and beach sunsets and if you’re able to drive a bit away from the coastline, you’ll find so much to explore. A native San Diegan, our Day Trips Traveling Mom shares a five free inland activities. If you’ve already explored the coast and downtown, these are five free day trips in San Diego county that will really give you a varied flavor of this beautiful city! Free Day Trips in San Diego County From Imperial Beach to Oceanside, San Diego is definitely chock full of beach-side activities. The downtown area is hopping from the...

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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 what to pack in your day trip bag as well as a free printable checklist. What’s in the Well-Stocked Day Trip Bag? One of the best things about taking a day trip is that you don’t have to pack luggage! You can, for the most part, just jump in the car or start walking with the...

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Dance and Drink at SeaWorld San Diego Seven Seas Food Festival

What could be better on a beautiful day in San Diego? Excellent food, great music, and all the fun that SeaWorld brings rolled into one special event. It’s the second annual SeaWorld San Diego Seven Seas Food Festival, taking place each Saturday and Sunday from May 7th to June 12th. Our Day Trips TravelingMom has attended the event both years and found that it’s a SeaWorld San Diego highlight, before the big summer crowds kick in. Admission to the event is included with your regular park ticket but food and drink tastings are an additional charge. The festival activities begin at 11 am and last until...

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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 hit the mark in many ways. A Wonderful Disneyland Area Hotel – Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel My family of five recently stayed at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel for the first time. As Disneyland regulars, we’d seen this castle-themed hotel...

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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! From receiving full Disney immersion, experiencing extended Park hours and enjoying exclusive family activities, there are a variety of special touches that the Disneyland Resort Hotels offer their guests. The Day Trips TravelingMom shares her reasons for why visitors headed for the Disneyland Resort should choose a Disneyland Resort Hotel for their vacation. Why Stay at a Disneyland Resort Hotel? The Disneyland Resort is located in the middle of...

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