Jeanne Roppolo – Grandma Goes to the South Pacific

On today’s blog, Grandma, adventurer and author. Jeanne Roppolo travels to a much warmer climate in Grandma goes to the South Pacific–A Voyage of Appreciation.

Above is a photo I took of Jeanne standing behind her table at the Orland Park Library’s Authors Event where I had the pleasure of meeting her and chatting about her amazing adventures, and the books she’s written about them.

In her motivational speaking engagements she conducts for children, teens, and adults, Jeanne Roppolo talks about her unusual life journey. This world-traversing grandmother loves to share her unique stories through her printed books, eBooks, study guides, presentations and web site.

About the “Grandma Goes to…” book series: Written for children, educational for all ages, and an inspirational read for the whole family. Visually stunning with 38 pages of color photographs. These children’s books meet federally-mandated, Common Core standards; a companion Teacher Study Guide is also available for each title.

Jeanne continues to relish life’s treasured moments as she travels to faraway places, meets fascinating people, and explores other cultures. (future books: Hawaii,China,Mongolia, Siberia & Russia)

Take advantage of this fun and unique learning resource. Not just for kidsVisit the web site/Follow her on Facebook/Purchase books and study guides/Hire Grandma Jeanne to speak with your group today.(K-adults)

Grandma Goes to the South Pacific – A Voyage of Appreciation

The grandmother who worked in Antarctica reminisces about the time she spent in French Polynesia, living on a remote, private island-population of 4. Grandma once again went outside of her comfort zone, learned much about the scarcely populated Archipelagos of French Polynesia, while meeting the most interesting individuals.

Travel with Jeanne to the scarcely populated tropical islands located in the remote South Pacific Ocean. The next closest large inhabited island is Pitcairin, of Mutiny on the Bounty Fame. Go island hopping with grandma in another one of her true-life extreme adventures. Experience the island lifestyles of French Polynesia. Visit a pearl farm, swim with sharks, and lay on an exclusive beach at sunset. Take advantage of this fun and unique learning resource. Be inspired!

Photos from, Grandma Goes to the South Pacific: 

Travel to the scarcely populated, tropical archipelagos located in the remote South Pacific Ocean. The next closest, large, inhabited patch of land is Pitcairn, of Mutiny on the Bounty fame. Go island-hopping with Grandma on another one of her true-life extreme adventures. Experience the island lifestyles of French Polynesia, visit a pearl farm, swim with sharks and lie on your exclusive beach at sunset.

While this conversation was going on, Grandma was thinking: “I’ll go, I’ll go.” It didn’t matter to her that this would be way out of her comfort zone. Grandma had never even been camping. How would she manage on an island with no infrastructure, no indoor plumbing? And she couldn’t even swim! Grandma didn’t care. If she ever had the opportunity she would definitely go to Kamaka.

For the four-hour flight, Grandma saw nothing but ocean, ocean, and more ocean. She wondered: How did anyone EVER find these islands? They are nothing more than a speck in this endless ocean. Grandma cannot wrap her mind around just how huge the Pacific Ocean is!

They needed to cross eight miles of open ocean in a very small boat in order to get to Kamaka. You cannot even begin to imagine how far this is. Grandma can’t swim. There are no life jackets. And a storm is on its way. Soon, very soon. Not good. Grandma wants this adventure, but is it too much for this city girl?

Grandma Goes to the South Pacific is the second book in the Grandma Goes To…series, written for children, educational for all ages, and an inspirational read for the whole family. Visually stunning, with 41 color photographs. Meets common core standards. The Grandma Goes To…series is available as print and eBooks. Each title has companion teacher study guides. For more information and to purchase Jeanne’s lovely books, go to Jeanne’s website

Please click on the Amazon URL, or her website URL below to see the photo of her book cover:


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About Evelyn Cullet

I write mystery romance and romantic suspense novels. I'm an avid organic gardener, and I play the piano. I have a spoiled Black Lab mix., Bailey, whom I adore. Visit my blog every Monday to discover new authors and their novels at:
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  1. This adventurous, young-at-heart Grandma shows kids, parents, and grandparents alike that life is a continually evolving adventure. Often, the only thing stopping us from getting out of our rut is fear, lack of knowledge or inertia. Keep your mind heart open to possibilities. Jeanne Roppolo s philosophy is invigorating. Don t be afraid to try; don t be afraid to fail.

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