Marc Cianfrini is highly respected in the education sector for his innovative implementation of new and creative learning initiatives. With 37 years’ experience at the Secondary and University level, Marc has demonstrated leadership and expertise in school administration, teaching, technological planning, and project management. He holds Bachelor’s Degrees from McMaster University and The University of Western Ontario. He is a member of the Ontario Principals Council and The Ontario College of Teachers. He has travelled extensively and being fluent in Italian, he calls Italy his second home. He has led numerous student tours throughout North America and Europe and established an exchange program with a school in the Netherlands. Marc has a passion for experiential educational travel which he is thrilled to share with others.
Born in Sault Ste Marie, David has lived in Calgary, Toronto, Sydney (Australia) and a number of other cities around the world. David began his lifelong relationship with travel while still in high school, working first with Canada Steamship Lines and then with Horizon Holidays, as a tour escort. While not travelling across Canada, David spent four years at the University of Toronto in an effort to become an engineer before going on to York University to take an MBA. Graduating in 1971, David decided that it was far too early to settle down and so spent five years exploring the globe, backpacking first across Europe and then through Asia, following the Overland route and eventually reaching Australia. After living and working in Australia for three years (in Perth, Sydney and Cairns), David continued his journey, spending a year in New Zealand and several months island hopping across the Pacific back to Canada where he eventually settled into the family travel business. Having lead countless journey's around the world across all seven continents you could say David is one of the most experience tour escorts in the business.
David, President of Craig Travel, and Roslyn bring with them many years of travel experience both as escorts and as tour operators. After attending the University of Toronto and York University, David travelled around the world and lived in Australia for a number of years before returning to Canada and Craig Travel. For almost forty years David has devoted his working life to arranging and operating tours and cruises to scores of destinations around the world. An Australian by birth, Roslyn, has lived and worked in the business of travel for most of her life. For over three decades, David and Roslyn have led tours and cruises visiting over 100 countries and all seven continents.
We are pleased to have Jenny Craig, daughter of David and Roslyn, to escort this trip. Having graduated with a history degree from the University of Western Ontario, Jenny decided to pursue her love of travel and graduated with Honours from the travel course at Humber College. She has been exploring the world, travelling to places across six continents. Jenny has escorted groups on our behalf to Alaska and most recently to China. She is excited by this travel opportunity and looks forward to sharing this journey with you.
Born in the small village of Jordanstown, in Northern Ireland, the Rev David McKane spent his youth there until his family immigrated to Canada in 1958. After entering the ministry in 1970, David spent several years working and studying in Ireland. Since returning to Canada he has served pastorates in Nova Scotia, Toronto and since 2002, in London, Ontario. David, who loves to travel and to sing, looks forward to sharing this exciting journey with you.
Deborah Hart has been a United Church of Canada minister for over 30 years, serving in Vancouver, the Manitoba Saskatchewan border, and Toronto. She has a deep commitment to ecumenical and interfaith work. Her hobbies include photography and interfaith clergy curling! Deborah has travelled extensively, often on study tours, to learn about the culture, history, faith and current lives of people around the world. Her travels have taken her to Israel, Jordan and the Sinai, Turkey and Greece, India and Nepal, Syria and Lebanon, East Africa, South America, Northern Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, England, Spain, Caribbean, Crete and Germany. She has also designed and led tours to Israel and Jordan, Turkey and Greece. Deborah believes that travel enriches our lives as it helps to broaden our horizons, break down barriers, promote understanding and build community. She looks forward to meeting and travelling with all those who join her on this marvelous journey.
Having worked in the group travel industry since 1985, Joilyn joined the staff of Craig Travel in January 2004. Her travels have taken her to the United States, UK and Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Costa Rica, and on numerous cruises through the islands of the Caribbean. Her zeal for travel extends to escorting a number of groups – including both a cruise to and a tour of Bermuda, Israel and Oberammergau, South Africa, Costa Rica, Pennsylvania, Alaska Cruise and The Yukon, a river cruise in the Netherlands and England. She has floated in the Dead Sea, panned for gold in the Yukon, zip lined in Costa Rica, visited the staterooms of Buckingham Palace, and found all equally enjoyable. Her specialty is tours – her enthusiasm for travel and attention to detail ensures that passengers who book receive the best service possible.
Dr. Mike Daley and his wife Jill are both professional musicians and avid travellers. Mike holds a Ph.D in musicology from York University and is a popular instructor for seniors' programmes at Glendon College, Innis College, Ryerson University, Lifelong Learning (Mississauga), Learning Unlimited (Etobicoke) and George Brown College. Mike is also an adjunct professor of popular music history at York University and has published articles on Bob Dylan, Robert Johnson and the Grateful Dead in international journals. As a folk musician, Mike has performed with the Travellers and Chris Whiteley. His duo, Fraser/Daley, has released two acclaimed albums of original material. Mike and Jill have led music-themed tours in New York City, Chicago, New Orleans and St. John's since 2011 and they look forward to sharing this musical journey with you.
Elaine Young has just recently retired from employment with the government after 25 years. She is now looking forward to sharing her love of travel and meeting new people with all those who join her. She has always had an interest in learning about new cultures and the history of various countries. Her past travels have taken her throughout Panama, Columbia, Honduras, Roatan, Venezuela, and Cuba. She is looking forward to new experiences and helping to make the trips she will lead ones of a lifetime.
Jennifer Kempa lived in India and the UK, before making Canada her home in 1992. She has held various roles at Craig Travel since 2005, including General Manager for twelve years, and is currently Senior Management Advisor. She has travelled extensively and some of her adventures have taken her to Australia, Kenya, through much of Europe, North America, including the Rocky Mountaineer and Alaska. She has toured Cuba extensively with her husband Andrew as well as having escorted trips to Ukraine, Adriatic and Bermuda, India, South Africa and most recently Costa Rica. Privately they have travelled to India, New Zealand and Australia and recently experienced 2 Star Clipper cruises around the Windward Islands and Cuba as well as a Mediterranean cruise with Crystal Cruises.