Member Spotlight: Paul and Karen HanniganMarch 15, 2017 • By CHartley
This couple nails it in the travel department. They use THIRDHOME to travel over half of the year to homes all around the world. While in semi-retirement, this couple travels together and with their family to incredible THIRDHOME member properties in popular destinations. Paul and Karen Hannigan’s travels have included St. Maarten, Anguilla, California and France. Read below to learn about THIRDHOME members Paul and Karen Hannigan!
HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH THIRDHOME?
WHERE ARE YOU BASED?
WHO DO YOU USUALLY TRAVEL WITH?
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THIRDHOME?
We love the comfort and flexibility it gives us when traveling and the ability to commit our Vineyard Compound as a value to book other quality properties all over the world. We are not planned tour travelers. We like to plunk down in different locations and get out and explore on our own. Using THIRDHOME allows us to dive more into local culture and really get out and explore areas at our own pace or within our own very specific interests.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TRAVEL HOBBIES?
Some of our favorite activities while traveling include photography and crossing museums off of our list, where we have the opportunity to view famous pieces of art. We also enjoy finding local music, cooking classes, wine tours, searching out places that are unique or not on your classic tourist list.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CITY YOU’VE TRAVELED TO WITH THIRDHOME AND WHAT DID YOU LOVE ABOUT IT?
WHAT’S THE NEXT DESTINATION YOU ARE EYEING WITH THIRDHOME?
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR THIRDHOME?
Martha’s Vineyard is the center of my being. It is home in every way. Our house was designed to be where all our grown children and their children come to catch up, rejuvenate and make memories. Our compound allows lots of little one full of wild ruckus and perfect for summer days playing outside in open fields or building forts and fairy gardens in the perennial beds. It was designed to be a base for what we call Cousins Week. It has lots of nooks and crannies inside and out so when every bed in the house is full you never feel crowded or lack a quiet corner to just sit and read a book. Our home reflects years of celebrating with friends and family.
ANY PERSONAL OR FAMILY ACHIEVEMENTS YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE?
Our proudest and best achievement has been raising our three children to adulthood and now being grandparents to 8 grandchildren ages 1-16. Showing them the world and exposing them to different cultures has been a great gift for all of us.
Thank you THIRDHOME for opening so many wonderful doors for us!
Photos from Paul and Karen Hannigan’s travels: