This 89-Year-Old Grandma’s National Park Road Trip Went Viral—and Now Airbnb Is Sending Her to Hawaii
Grandma Joy’s travel calendar is #goals
An Instagram account called Grandma Joy’s Road Trip has amassed more than 19,000 followers as 89-year-old Joy Ryan and her 38-year-old grandson Brad are on a mission to visit 61 national parks.
Since starting their adventure, the duo has visited 29 U.S. National Parks and covered “25,000 miles on the road in the last three and a half years” and “gone through 38 states.”
In an interview with CBS News, Brad said the next adventures on their lists are Hawaii and Alaska. Cue: Airbnb.
On Tuesday, the vacation rental platform tweeted “500 likes and we’ll send grandma to Hawaii.” Within an hour, they had reached their goal and announced “Grandma, we’ll be seeing you in Hawaii.”
— Airbnb (@Airbnb) August 20, 2019
“Now we’re eagerly waiting for her to take us up on the offer to bring some alohas to #grandmajoysroadtrip,” a spokesperson for the company told Travel + Leisure.
Once Grandma Joy and Brad decide when and where they’re visiting in Hawaii, they’ll be doing so with the help of the home-sharing app.