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Who are you and what do you do at WorldStrides?

Eric McAleer and I am the Senior Vice President of the WorldStrides Sports division.

How long have you worked at WorldStrides?

21 years.

WorldStrides goes to so many destinations, but what has been your favorite destination that you have visited while working for WorldStrides?

Portugal is amazing.

What are the top three things you did while in Portugal?

  1. Visited Benfica’s Championship winning game.
  2. Took a guided tour of the training grounds of Benfica and Sporting.
  3. Enjoyed a walking tour of beautiful Lisbon.

What is the number one thing that you would tell somebody to not miss if they visit Portugal?

Do not miss taking time for a guided sightseeing bike tour of Lisbon City Center.

Do you know any weird or strange facts about Portugal?

The world famous singer, Madonna, lived full time in Cascais, near Lisbon, because she was supporting her son while he pursued his dream of playing soccer for Benfica.

What was your favorite food or drink that you tried while there?

Portugal has some fantastic seafood and great red wines.

Did you buy a souvenir and if so, what was it?

I brought back some different cork products for our home. Cork is one of Portugal’s biggest industries.

If you could pick your next trip, where would you go?

I am already looking forward to Australia in 2023 for the Women’s World Cup!

What is the best travel tip that you can pass along to customers?

I always recommend that people pack as lightly as they can and do laundry at the destination.