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.


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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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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