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.


Taking Kids of All Ages to Knott’s Berry Farm

Knott’s Berry Farm is a Southern California classic theme park that offers a little bit of everything for all ages. My preschooler adores the rides in the Camp Snoopy area. My tweens and husband love the roller coasters. I like the historical aspects, including the Ghost Town. And we all love the boysenberry treats, of course! After all, that’s how Knott’s Berry Farm began, back in the 1930’s on Walter and Cordelia Knott’s berry farm. Fun for Little Ones I’ve visited Knott’s Berry Farm ever since I was a child and have recently rediscovered it with my own children. We always start our...

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Apple Pie Season in Julian, California

A visit to Julian is like stepping back in time to the Gold Rush Days. Set in the Cuyamaca mountains about an hour outside of downtown San Diego, there are plenty of fun things to do with kids in Julian, California. This quaint town is filled with history, fun and (my favorite) food! Whenever my husband gets a craving for fresh baked apple pie, we load up the kids and take the drive east to Julian. It’s a slow and easy day trip from our southern California home. We park in one of the neighborhoods, walk lazily up and down...

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How to Encourage Shy Kids to Be Brave at Disney

For shy or sensitive children, experiencing all the new adventures, shows and rides at Disney can be uncomfortable. There are new sights, fast rides, bright lights, big characters and loud music around every corner. What if instead of being enthralled by the magic, your kids are scared or shy at Disney? Take this as the perfect opportunity to encourage your children to try something new! These are 6 top tips for encouraging shy kids to be brave at Disney, gleaned from the childhood experiences of our Day Trips Traveling Mom and the many trips to Disneyland with her own...

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