We are pleased to have Monita Lee to escort this exciting journey. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Monita is no stranger to the Orient. She lived and worked in Hong Kong, working in the financial world. During her early years she travelled extensively in the region, including numerous trips to China. In 1991, she migrated to Canada and has lived here since. She worked with a number of different travel companies until 2007 when she joined Craig Travel, working in the Operations Department. Over the last decade she has visited China on several occasions, including a trip in 2010 when she escorted a group. Monita is looking forward to sharing this adventure and her love of travel with you.
Lorraine has worked for Craig Travel since 1992 as a member of our sales staff. While acting as group tour leader, her travels have taken her to escorting our Adriatic Discovery cruise (Athens to Venice) aboard VTA’s ms Aegean Odyssey, and the Hill Towns of Tuscany & Umbria tour. She has travelled on our Ukrainian Waterways plus Istanbul, Canada/New England, Yukon and Alaska, Antarctica, Argentina/Southern Brazil, Portugal and Madeira and has cruised to the some of the islands in the Caribbean, Hawaii, Bermuda, Europe aboard various Holland America Line ships including personal visits to Switzerland, across Canada and the USA. She is looking forward to sharing this journey with you.
Linda Ujihara, a graduate of York University and U of T, has had a varied life, following careers in mergers and acquisitions and travel. She has traveled extensively around the globe and lived for several years in Mexico and the Caribbean. Linda has led group tours, worked as a destination representative and has enjoyed all modes of travel, ranging from backpacking through South America to luxury cruising in the Arctic. Retirement has allowed Linda to pursue her love of travel even further and she hopes to share this wonderful journey with all those who travel with her.
Lynn Macdonald is no stranger to the world of travel as she has explored the world from North America to China, Europe and Africa and enjoyed numerous cruises primarily on Holland America Line. Recently, she has been pursuing her love of travel through escorting groups, on our behalf, to a number of destinations.
Rev. Dr. Malcolm Sinclair is the Minister of the Congregation of Toronto's Metropolitan United Church. His Scottish clan had it roots among the Vikings of Norway. Malcolm is the Padre to the York Garrison of the 78th Fraser Highlanders, (General James Wolfe's troops on the Plains of Abraham, 1759), and is a Past-President of the St. Andrew's Society of Toronto. Seasoned travellers, Malcolm, and his wife, Elspeth, have explored the United Kingdom on several occasions, have led keen sailors in the Mediterranean and up the Volga River in Russia. Both are looking forward to meeting new friends on a spectacular trip to a beautiful and ancient homeland. The Norwegian coast has replaced battles with beauty and now calls out to be enjoyed by all those who join them!
Larry and Lyn Mann love to travel and have visited most continents and cruised to many parts of the world. After 35 years in the teaching profession Craig Travel offers the perfect match to their skill set and their passion for meeting new people and discovering new places. They were volunteer workers at the Vancouver Olympics, at Whistler, teach skiing in the winter and actively volunteer within their community. They look forward to every journey and sharing each travel experience with all those who join them!
Faith March-MacCuish has traveled throughout Canada and the USA, and has organized and taken youth groups on faith and educational journeys. Faith was ordained as a United Church Minister in 1989. She received her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies and History from memorial University and her Masters in Divinity from the University of Toronto. She has served both Rural and Urban Pastoral Charges and has served in position of Pastoral Minister for 15 years, as Conference Personnel Minister for 8 years and as Executive Secretary since January 2012. She is looking forward to sharing this journey with all those who will join her.
Reverend Mark Aitchison and his life partner, Pattie, have escorted groups to Israel, Europe, Peru, South Africa and Greece. They have travelled throughout Europe as well as to Australia, New Zealand, Turkey and Egypt. Mark spent the last 37 years as a pastoral minister in the United Church of Canada serving in rural and urban charges in Ontario and Saskatchewan. During his ministry he has also served in interim postings in Edinburgh, Scotland and Newcastle, Australia. Currently, he is Senior Minister at Islington United Church, Toronto, where he has served since 1993. Mark and Pattie are very excited about this journey and look forward to sharing this experience with you.
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!