Throughout her life, Mary Talyor has always travelled for pleasure, for work, for family, and to indulge her love of watersports. Born and raised in England, she came to Canada in 1974 and has spent almost four decades in education, working in schools, educational program development, research, and teacher education. She has coordinated university travel exchange programs and both visited and volunteered in schools overseas. Her travel experiences have brought her to places such as Australia, Africa, the Solomon Islands, the Maldives, India, and Peru, with many in-depth visits to Europe and the Caribbean. Mary loves to explore different cultures and is keen to use technology to share her travel experiences with others. She looks forward to sharing new adventures with you!
Melanie has worked in the travel industry since 2007 and currently manages the Marketing Department at Craig Travel. She brings with her a wealth of destination knowledge and has travelled to a host of countries within Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, Africa and the Caribbean. She has escorted travel industry groups and most recently Craig Travel's exciting journeys through Ethiopia and Russia. She is very much looking forward to many more adventures!
We are very pleased to have Canon David Neelands and his wife Mary escorting another exciting journey on our behalf. David, who is currently the Dean of Divinity at Trinity College in the University of Toronto, is a well known speaker and authority on Christian history in Britain and Ireland. David & Mary have traveled extensively and have escorted several very successful tours to Scotland and England, Ireland and most recently to Egypt. They look forward to sharing this exciting journey with you.
Nick Cannon and his wife Pam, who are inveterate travellers, have journeyed through the United Kingdom, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. As two of our most popular leaders, they have escorted both cruise and tour groups to a wide variety of destinations including Panama, Alaska, South Africa, Europe and South America. Their warm and caring personalities and love of travel will be sure to enhance your travel experience.
A native of Newfoundland, Ian is an inveterate traveller, having spent a good part of his life visiting various parts of the world including the Mediterranean, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, Greece, South America, China and Tibet, South Africa, Morocco and most recently Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. He has escorted groups on our behalf to numerous destinations and is looking forward to sharing this wonderful experience with you.
Pam Cannon and her husband Nick, who are inveterate travellers, have journeyed through the United Kingdom, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Mediterranean. As two of our most popular leaders, they have escorted both cruise and tour groups to a wide variety of destinations including Panama, Alaska, South Africa, Europe and South America. Their warm and caring personalities and love of travel will be sure to enhance your travel experience.
Patricia O’Reilly loves to travel and has incorporated this passion into her professional life. She has been leading interdisciplinary study tours since 1994. She has travelled to over 50 countries and enjoys land tours, cruising and everything inbetween. She describes her work with Craig Travel organizing and leading study tours for the University of Toronto ‘as a rich and rewarding experience, full of learning and laughter’. She is a social justice activist and sits on the Board of 2 NGO’s. She is a former Secondary School Principal, Education Officer with the Ministry of Education and full-time Faculty with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
We are most pleased to have the Archdeacon Gerald Peddle escorting this journey. While Gerry is now retired, he was most recently the National Director of the Pastoral Outreach Program, providing care to Veterans. He previously served in Canada's military for 28 years until he retired as the Chaplain General in 1999. During that time he traveled extensively in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and throughout North America. Since retiring, he has been escorting groups for us to a variety of worldwide destinations. We are sure his background and love of travel will ensure a rewarding experience for all who join him on this fascinating journey.
Well known to many of our past guests, John Pollard has escorted numerous tours and cruises on our behalf, to such diverse destinations as China, the South Pacific, Alaska, Africa, the United Kingdom and Europe. A graduate of the University of Toronto, John retired after thirty-three years of teaching, to pursue his love of travel. His enjoyment of people and his great interest in travel together with his extensive experience in escorting groups to a wide variety of worldwide destinations, are sue to enhance this delightful journey.
We are pleased to have Rev. Brian and Karen Galligan escorting this journey. Currently Interim Minister at Grace Church, Milton, Ontario, Brian is originally from the United Kingdom and has travelled extensively throughout Europe, North America and the Middle East where he also lived for several years. Karen is Canadian-born and a retired teacher who also has a great appetite for travel having visited Europe, the Middle East and Australasia. Brian has escorted a number of tours for us to the Holy Land. He and Karen are looking forward to sharing this exciting journey with you.