Destination Spotlight: Ireland & the UK
November 10, 2020
1–2 p.m. ET
Live, on Zoom
What you’ll learn
Is Ireland or the UK on your bucket list of destinations to visit in 2021 and beyond? Wondering what it's like to ride on a double decker bus in London or visit the mesmerizing Cliffs of Moher in Ireland? Join Tour Directors Cathal and Ali as they talk about all things Ireland and UK. Learn about their favorite places to visit, best things to do, and what life is like in both Ireland and the UK.
Hello! My name is Cathal and I am from Cork in Ireland. I have been a Tour Director for eight years but have spent over 20 years working in tourism and education. As a qualified History and English teacher, my joy is to bring the stories of European (especially Irish) history to life by visiting the most amazing places. I have also lived in the United States, The Netherlands, Ireland and Spain. I'm looking forward to meeting you!
Hi! My name is Ali (or Alison) and I am from the UK! I live in Brighton, on the 'sunny' south coast of England, but grew up just outside London. Since I was young, I have always been fascinated by different cultures and their history. In school, I specialised in languages - for me it was a way to get under the skin of a country and meet people! French and German initially, but later Italian and Spanish through work. In my twenties, I took off on a big world trip, working and living in different countries. It was truly a life-changing experience. Upon returning home, a friend introduced me to EF and it changed my life - Tour Directing is the perfect job! What could be better than introducing other people to the places and cultures that I love so much, sharing my knowledge and passion with them, and seeing them experience new things for the first time? It is a privilege to be able to help people fulfil their travel dreams! Away from work, one of my favourite places to spend time is in the mountains - hiking and skiing. The wonderful thing about travel, is that you never stop learning. I can't wait to be your companion in your European adventure - come and explore with me!