Who are you and what do you do at WorldStrides?
Jonny Brown, Sales Operation Specialist
I manage many of our key ODP and NCAA accounts.
How long have you worked at WorldStrides?
Just over three years.
WorldStrides goes to so many destinations, but what has been your favorite destination that you have visited while working for WorldStrides?
I have been lucky to travel to a few places while working for WorldStrides Sports, but my favorite would have to be visiting London & Manchester with Marquette Men’s Soccer.
What are the top three things you did while in England?
- Saw the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
- Toured Old Trafford & Anfield – two of the most historic and famous stadiums in the soccer world.
- Visited the Cavern Club in Liverpool, which is where the Beatles first started playing together.
What is the number one thing that you would tell somebody to not miss if they visit England?
Make sure you take a guided walking tour of London so you can see the House of Parliament, Tower of London, the London Eye, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, and many more landmarks.
Do you know any weird or strange facts about England?
The taxicab drivers you see in London must pass a test called The Knowledge, which can take 2-4 years to prepare for, in order to drive a taxi (referred to as a black cab) around the city!
What was your favorite food or drink that you tried while there?
Fish and chips in London, high tea in Oxford, and a pint of Guinness in the Nag’s Head in Manchester!
Did you buy a souvenir and if so, what was it?
I bought some clothing from the Manchester United megastore, which is said to be the biggest team store in the world.
If you could pick your next trip, where would you go?
Barcelona would absolutely be my next choice.
What is the best travel tip that you can pass along to customers?
Try and be active as soon as you arrive to your destination so that you stay up all day, get a good night sleep on the first night, and beat the jet lag!