Dynamic Travel Duo to Appear at AAA Great Vacations Travel EXPO

PRESS RELEASE – Brad Ryan and his 92-year-old Grandma Joy have traveled to 62 U.S. National Parks together and will be making a stop at the AAA Great Vacations Travel EXPO, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2022, at Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio.

Until seven years ago, Joy Ryan, known as Grandma Joy, had never seen a mountain or an ocean. But, that all changed thanks to her grandson, Dr. Brad Ryan, a Professional Services Veterinarian who currently resides in Duncan Falls, Ohio.

Although intended to be a “one and done” adventure to fulfill his grandmother’s lifelong dream to see mountains, the Ryans experienced a profound transformation in the Smokies that inspired a seemingly impossible mission to visit every U.S. National Park in the country. Over the past seven years, they have driven 50,000 miles on the open roads of America and explored 62 of the 63 U.S. National Parks together.

EXPO guests will have a chance to hear about Brad and Grandma Joy’s inspiring tale of integrated connection and living adventurously at any age. The presentation will begin at 2 p.m. in the AAA Escorted Tours room.

The duo joined the last in-person AAA Great Vacations Travel EXPO in January 2020, where they were presented with the opportunity to visit Alaska. They visited all eight of Alaska’s national parks during the summer of 2021.

This is just one of the many exciting events happening at the 2022 AAA Great Vacations Travel EXPO. The show will feature four travel theaters and six travel zones. Guests can find everything from close-to-home escapes to exotic dream vacations, receive exclusive event offers and giveaways, have a chance to shop for travel accessories and even book trips on the spot!

The AAA Great Vacations Travel EXPO will take place Sunday, Oct. 9 at Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Dr. S, Lewis Center, OH. Hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 online  and $8 at the door. Children age 16 and younger are free. AAA members can also receive two FREE tickets per household by calling (888) 222-6446 or by visiting your local AAA Travel store. Additional event details are available at AAA.com/EXPO.

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EDITORS NOTE: EXPO video b-roll is available upon request. 

Interviews can be scheduled upon request 

Contact Kimberly Schwind

O: (614) 431-7896 or kschwind@aaaohio.com

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