Rebecca Darling

Rebecca Darling

Rebecca Darling, momma of 3 sassy Texas kiddos, writes a blog dedicated to family travel at R We There Yet Mom?. Born & raised in the great state of Texas, this mom is very proud of her state. She enthusiastically welcomes you to visit all the great parks, museums, cities, and events that the Lone Star State has, though honestly, she hasn't even scratched the surface at all the amazing things there are to do in Texas! Although she swears she is not crafty, this momma never lacks in creativity and enthusiasm - her ultimate goal is making exceptional memories for her family. Follow her memory making at R We There Yet Mom?, on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Best Holiday Lights in Texas and Southwest US

As the saying goes, everything is Bigger in Texas. Holiday light displays are no exception. The Southwestern U.S. may not get much snowy, holiday weather, but people there still know how to put on a great holiday lights display. Here are some of the best holiday lights in Texas and the Southwestern United States. Holiday Light Displays in Texas Austin It’s the 53nd Anniversary of the Zilker Park Trail of Lights this season. With more than 2 million twinkling lights in colorful displays, guests can stroll along the mile-long trail. December 9 – 23 College Station Boasting the “largest Christmas Attraction in Texas,” Santa’s...

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13 Things You Must Do with a Teenager at Walt Disney World

Think Walt Disney World is just for younger kids? Think again! With just a little planning, Walt Disney World can be a fun experience for all your children, even your teenagers. We discovered some really fun activities that you must do with a teenager at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. We all know the teenage years can be a bit awkward when traveling as a family.  Your 13-year-old doesn’t want to participate in family activities, be in family photos, or much less, even crack a smile when on vacation. And when planning a trip to Walt Disney World, you...

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9 Fun Things to do at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort in Austin, Texas

One of our favorite resorts in the Austin area is the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa. It’s far enough outside of the Austin city limits to make you feel as if you are escaping for a vacation with tons of fun activities to keep everyone in the family happy. We try to escape here at least once a year.  Whether you are looking for where to stay near Austin or just looking to escape for a few days in the Texas Hill Country, this is the perfect resort for you.  Here are 9 Fun Things to Do at Hyatt...

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11 Best Read-Aloud Road Trip Books for Kids

Summer vacation is fast approaching and the planning has begun for summer road trips! One of our favorite ways as a family to keep ourselves occupied in the car is to read aloud some great books.  Not only is it a fun way to hear a terrific story (and keep the kids from being bored), but if you alternate readers like we do, it’s great reading practice too!  We have taken many road trips as a family. Many of the books below are ones we have read while racking up the miles, or we have at least read them together at home.   Over the years, we have...

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Top 7 Weird Things to do with Kids in Austin

There are so many reasons to visit Austin, Texas, as there is so many fun things to do in the Texas Capital. While the city is growing in leaps and bounds, new and exciting activities have opened up along with it. Our family has recently visited a few of these new spots in Austin that we wanted to share. Read on for top 7  Weird Things to do with Kids in Austin, Texas. Being a native Austinite, I am constantly asked if Austin is “family-friendly.” Without hesitation, I say YES!  Since Austin has some unique nicknames – Live Music Capital of the World and Keep Austin...

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8 Fun Things to Do in Houston with Kids

Texas is as diverse as it is big.  And every major city in Texas has its own unique feel to it.  We love to visit Houston as there are so many different things to do with kids.  Check out these 8 unique & fun things to do in Houston with kids.  When visiting Houston, you can choose from cultural, historic and outdoor activities. The weather year round is comfortable, allowing you to enjoy most outdoor adventures – with the exception of the summer.  Fair warning, it gets hot & humid most of June, July and August.  Regardless of the time of...

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2016 TravelingMom Top US Destinations: We’ve Been There

Our slogan here at TravelingMom is “We’ve Been There.” Because we truly have.  With close to 100 traveling moms within our organization, chances are we have been to several (if not all) of the places on your bucket list.  And 2016 was no exception – with amazing travels across the globe, we wanted to highlight some of the places we have been.  Get ready to start a new bucket list with these 2016 TravelingMom Top US Destinations. 2016 TravelingMom Top US Destinations With so many Traveling Moms on board, we have a built-in resource for others creating their family’s...

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Texas Cowboy Weekend at the Mayan Dude Ranch

The Mayan Dude Ranch in Bandera, Texas is the quintessential Texas Cowboy experience.  Sitting on the edge of the Medina River in the gorgeous Hill Country of Central Texas, it is the perfect place to unwind, relax and spend quality time with your family. We have visited this beautiful family-owned ranch twice now and we never tire of the quiet family fun and relaxation. THIS is Texas: Mayan Dude Ranch As the Texas Traveling Mom, I pride myself on knowing all that Texas offers visitors. But can you believe after living here for the last 15 years, our family...

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5 Texas Corn Mazes You Have to See to Believe

 Corn mazes are becoming a very popular fall activity, and we have some great ones here in Texas.  In the state where “everything’s bigger,” you really have to see these few we have found.   These top Texas corn mazes have elaborate themes, take a while to get through, and are fun for the whole family!   My family loves to get lost in corn mazes, the more elaborate the better, and in Texas, we are known for making some pretty crazy corn mazes.  In the past years, we have seen odes to Texas Longhorns, Snoopy, Willie Nelson and more. ...

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Texas Road Trip to Waco’s Magnolia Market at the Silos

Raise your hand if you’re fans of the HGTV’s Fixer Upper stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines! We recently traveled to Waco, Texas, to visit the beautiful Magnolia Market at the Silos, the Fixer Upper stars’ shop. Waco is a beautiful town in north-central Texas and home to Baylor University.  But thanks to this very likable couple, Waco is now known for more than college football.  Here’s a few things you can do at Magnolia Market at the Silos. Day Trip to Magnolia Market at the Silos I think it’s safe to say that HGTV’s Fixer Upper stars Chip and...

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