Melanie Pollard
We are two grandmothers, Melanie and Marla, who love to travel and share tips and tricks for others. We hope to inspire other mid-lifers to embrace life on a daily basis and enjoy the ride.

Use Facebook Messenger App to stay connected by video to your family and friends during a quarantine

Stay connected during quarantine!

The times are tough for grandparents who can’t see their family and grandchildren during this quarantine. Your bridge group misses seeing each other. Your small group can’t get together anymore. The family luncheons have been canceled. Don’t miss out on everyday contact and viewing their sweet faces. One of the apps that we suggest is the Facebook Messenger App. Facebook Messenger App Most people use Messenger to send a few messages back and forth to their Facebook friends. But did you know you can have a group video chat on Facebook Messenger? How to use Facebook Messenger for group video …

Our view from the hiking trails above the villages of Corniglia and Manarola, Cinque Terre.

Plan a Cinque Terre National Park visit and purchase the Cinque Terre Card in Italy

The Cinque Terre area of Italy offers a wide variety of attractions in a vacation destination: beauty, nature, hiking, beaches, accessible transportation, history, and culture. The Grans on the Go stepped into the Cinque Terre National Park and purchased our Cinque Terre Card. Our three glorious days hiking and visiting village-to-village are forever etched in our minds. This Cinque Terre Guide will help you determine the best way to experience the Cinque Terre and purchase your Cinque Terre Card.

Join Grans on the Go for our Alaskan Cruise, July 11, 2020

Grand Princess Group Cruise, July 11, 2020

We are very excited to announce our first group cruise and cruisetour for July 11, 2020. At this time, about 50 people who follow Grans On The Go plan to join in the fun. Many of the group come from Alabama, with other friends and relations planning to meet us in Alaska!  Please let us know if you have friends or family who would like to join us.

Sip N Sail

Princess Sip & Sail promotion (ENDED JULY 16) – Grans on the Go Alaskan group cruise, July 11, 2020

Are you considering joining our Grans on the Go Alaskan group cruise for July of 2020? Now is the time to do that. Princess will be offering a beverage package promotion beginning June 18, 2019, some including alcohol, and some including soft drinks and coffee. Read below for details.

Six reasons to book now instead of later — Grans On The Go Alaskan Cruise — July 2020

By Melanie Pollard For most people, an Alaskan cruise will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. To say Marla and I are “excited” about taking a large group of friends to see the beauty of Alaska is truly an understatement. My Alaskan Summer Most of you know, as I’ve told EVERYONE, I was fortunate enough to spend a summer in Alaska about six years ago. It was a time in my life, after family sickness and a career layoff, (before grandchildren) that I needed renewal time. So I loaded my little Prius with my belongings and a friend nice enough to ride …