you read up about this great departure
I thought I would start by introducing myself to to you and give
you a bit of background about myself and my motivation for putting this
name is Francin and for those of you who do
not already know me, I am the Head Admin for the BG Masters backgammon
ladder, a multI-site ladder for the more experienced players of
By profession I've been a Travel Executive for over
25 years and have managed many major travel companies in Canada. In addition I have
Travel Director for the Federal Government Of Canada's
Travel Office at Foreign Affairs.
I'am a travel editor for a Canadian newspaper as well as have written freelance
travel articles for such magazines as Redbook, Canadian Living, Cosmopolitain,
Travel and Leisure and Cruising Magazine to name a few. In addition I've participated and been a
contributing editor in numerous "Travel Travel" televison
travel specialty has centered around the cruise industry and I am the
President of my
own travel consulting firm and online magazine, The Grand Voyager. We
handle mainly upscale and
specialized luxury leisure travel focusing primarily in corporate and
incentive group cruises and all-inclusive vacations. These center around social-interest groups, executive business
meetings and sales campaigns, and professional continuing education at
sea in the fields of medicine, law and finance.
I have taken over 52 cruises both for business and pleasure to the
Caribbean, Bermuda, Antarctica, Alaska, Europe, Mexico, the Mediterranean,
Russia, Scandinavia, Egypt, South America, Canada & US, Asia and Africa.
few years ago I discovered Backgammon online. I made many friends
playing this fabulous and frustrating game and thought it would be great
to finally meet them in person. It was then that I got the idea to
group cruise for my Backgammon friends. I thought this would be a great way for me
to combine my two favorite pastimes, backgammon and cruising while having fun
finally meeting my internet friends while on vacation.
began the concept of the yearly Backgammon At Sea Tournament........