Media Kit

Marla Monk, left, and Melanie Pollard, right, Grans On The Go

Grans On The Go consists of two dynamic grandmothers, Melanie and Marla, who encourage women over 50 to explore the world through travel.  In fact, the Grans’ goal is to become the most trusted source for women over 50 looking to experience travel. 

While their content focuses on girlfriend trips, they also make sure to appeal to couples and solo travelers looking for a community for engagement.  Melanie and Marla call Birmingham, Alabama, home, and the majority of their followers are currently located around the Southeast.

In a short year, Grans On The Go has experienced the following results:

They have had a 35% increase in new users year over year.

The average time on site per reader is over three minutes.

Social media engagement per post is 35-40%.

The Grans have recently organized their first group cruise to Alaska.  The group of approximately 50 people currently consists of mostly couples and solo travelers over age 50.  Hawaii will be the next group destination for Grans On The Go followers, and plans are in the works for a minimum of one group trip annually.

Their targeted demographic has the spending power and time to take extended vacations. The goal is to present destinations and travel options to save travelers time and effort. The Grans On The Go audience enjoys experiential travel, history, organized tours, and cruises in the U.S. and abroad. The devoted audience loves to follow their Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter accounts.

The blog is authentic and only covers places they’ve been, the experiences they’ve had, and the products they’ve used. Grans On The Go readers consistently return to the blog to follow along on their adventures, but they also look to The Grans to provide advice on all aspects of the travel process.

Gran #1 is Melanie Pollard, a retired court reporter.  Gran #2 is Marla Monk, a retired communications manager.  Both grans love to travel, embrace life, and experience cultures other than their own. The blogging world has allowed them to stretch creatively and share their passion for travel with other Baby Boomers.

Grans On The Go started as a hobby but quickly turned into a great job with the best perk of all — to travel and experience the world. They would love to connect you with their extremely loyal followers.

Some of the companies that have worked with include Vagabond Tours of Ireland, KM Zero Tours, Tales of a Backpacker, Globe Getaways, 52 Perfect Days, Betsi’s World, Grand Velas – Riviera Maya, AllTourNative Tours, Jekyll Island Club Resort, Red Lodge Montana CVB, and Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres.

Please contact them at They would love to work with you.

About Grans On The Go

My name is Melanie Pollard, and I’m a passionate traveler who enjoys writing and sharing my journeys. I am a married mother of twins, and I adore spending time with my family and five grandchildren. My hobbies are laughing, reading, hiking, music, good food, and, of course, all things travel-related, especially if it’s a little distinctive. I delight in visiting new places or trying almost anything for an adrenaline rush that I’ve never tried before. My passion is to give others the confidence and opportunities to travel and bond with other travelers with similar goals. My Jekyll Island article was named as one of the top articles of 2018 for 52 Perfect Days. Birmingham, Alabama, is my home.

My name is Marla Monk. I am a married mother of three sons with four grandchildren. Photography, travel, and grandchildren are my hobbies. My photography has been published in Alabama Living Magazine and I like to spend time with family, exercise, socialize, support Veterans, and generally look for interesting ways to enjoy life! I grew up as a Marine Corps child and was fortunate to live in four states and Japan. I am thrilled when I visit new places and learn about the history, people, and local culture of an area in the U.S. and abroad.  Every place has hidden gems, whether prominently known or not. Birmingham, Alabama, is my home.