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.


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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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 21 to January 3, SeaWorld San Diego’s 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. Santa’s Christmas Village SeaWorld San Diego puts their own special flair on the holiday season. Their annual Christmas celebration is taking place from November 21 to January 3, and it’s a great place to immerse yourself in everything festive and fun. Santa’s Christmas Village is a delightful first stop,...

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11 Tips for Navigating Holiday Crowds at Disneyland

No question, the holidays at Disneyland are truly magical. The decorations, special events, and holiday atmosphere put a smile on your face. These things also bring in lots of extra people into the parks, making for long lines and crowded spaces. So if you must visit The Happiest Place on Earth over the holidays, what can you do to navigate the peak holiday crowds at Disneyland? Day Trips Traveling Mom to the rescue with 11 tips that will help keep the holiday Disney magic — by navigating the holiday crowds at Disneyland. During your holiday trip to Disneyland, you want magic....

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9 Things Knott’s Berry Farm Does Right and One Big Thing that Needs Improvement

There are lots of things that Knott’s Berry Farm does right, including being a good value, offering lots of hearty food choices (boysenberry pie, anyone?) and satisfying thrill seekers with high-speed coasters. As a longtime visitor, there is one big thing that I’ve seen over the years that needs improvement. I’ll give you some ideas on how to maximize your Knott’s Berry Farm day and work around what could potentially cause meltdowns in your youngest family members.   9 Things Knott’s Berry Farm Does Right 1. Low prices & discount tickets – The cost of taking your family to an...

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Is the LEGOLAND California Brick or Treat Party Night Worth The Extra Cost?

LEGOLAND Brick-or-Treat Party Nights is a spooktacular family-friendly nighttime Halloween event that takes place on select evenings in October at LEGOLAND California in San Diego. Guests can dress in costume, “brick-or-treat” at stations throughout the Park, participate in a dance party and costume contest or simply enjoy the rides and attractions that LEGOLAND has to offer! Here’s why the additional cost for the nighttime event is worth it and what you can do to maximize your visit. LEGOLAND’s annual Halloween celebration, Brick or Treat takes place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on select evenings in October. Ticket -holders to...

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