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 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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Why You Should Take on LEGOLAND with a Preschooler

LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad is a popular amusement park for all ages but what makes it simply perfect for preschoolers? There are lots of reasons why, according to our Day Trips TravelingMom. She recently visited for the day with her four-year old and was happy to report that there were plenty of activities and attractions at LEGOLAND geared just for the preschool set but that there are a few things you should know before planning a visit. Here’s what you need to know before visiting LEGOLAND with a preschooler. What to Do at LEGOLAND with a Preschooler LEGOLAND is an all-day...

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What to Do, See and Eat on a Walking Tour of the Pearl District – Portland, Oregon

What do you do when you have just 24 hours in a location? Ditch the car and head out to explore on foot! It’s one of our favorite ways to tour a city because you can really get a complete feel for the area. There is nothing like walking the streets, window-shopping, dining on what looks good to you (versus what the most “popular” location is) and simply talking to the locals about their city. Here’s what my husband and I did on our first time in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. . What should you do when you...

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

Balboa Park is one of my family’s favorite places to visit in San Diego, California. There are a variety of gardens, museums, cultural spots, theaters, playgrounds and walking trails in this 1200-square foot 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. Free in San Diego If you’re looking for free, this location has enough activities to keep you and your family busy...

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8 Road Trip Tips for Traveling with Young Children

Road trips can be trying on the best of travelers, let alone a young child. I don’t enjoy being confined to my seat for several hours at a time and I can imagine how frustrating it is for small children, especially when they are too young to gauge time and aren’t amused by the passing view. They just want to get to where you’re going! These road trip tips aren’t just about the journey or the car ride, but are helpful ideas for what to do at the stops along the way that will minimize meltdowns and frustration. What We...

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