This 89-year-old Grandma's National Park Road Trip Went Viral — and Now Airbnb Is Sending Her to Hawaii
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.”
“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.