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.


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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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 and 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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Sure-Fire Ways to Meet Mickey (and Other Disney Characters) at Disneyland

There is just something magical about meeting Disney characters like Mickey at Disneyland during your vacation. Fortunately Disney gives you lots of different opportunities to Meet n’ Greet with all your familiar pals from television and the movies! How can you be sure that you’ll be able to meet your favorites during your trip? Follow Day Trips TravelingMom’s helpful tips on how to meet Mickey and other Disney characters at Disneyland during your next visit. How to Meet Your Favorite Disney Characters I’ll happily admit to sheer giddiness when I give my favorite Disney characters a hug during each trip! When visiting...

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Important Advice You Can’t Ignore if You’re Pregnant at Disney

You planned a Disney vacation and then found out you’re pregnant? Before you cancel the entire trip, be assured that Disney is a place for everyone, from babies, grandparents and yes, even expectant mothers. Our DayTrips TravelingMom recently visited Disneyland in her 35th week of pregnancy. Yes, for sure this was a much different visit for her than it has been in the past, but no less enjoyable because she heeded some important advice about what to do if you’re pregnant at Disney. Read on for these top tips on having a magical day even while pregnant at Disney. Pregnant at...

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Tweens and Toddlers at Disney – What You Need to Make Everyone Happy

Disney parks are a wonderful place for everyone, from babies to grandparents. Children especially will delight in everything from the shows, Character meet n’ greets and rides. But what happens if you have children in your group in a wide range of ages? The toddlers can’t ride the Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror and the tweens are anxious to escape Fantasyland and get back to the thrill rides. Traveling with both tweens and toddlers at Disney can be a challenge but there are ways to make everyone happy! Our Day Trips TravelingMom has been visiting Disneyland with children for nearly...

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