Dan Benson is a well-seasoned traveler and excited to share his enthusiasm about exploring new and interesting places. A United Church minister currently serving St. Paul’s in Scarborough, Dan’s travels have taken him extensively across Canada, Europe and the U.K., as well as forays into Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. A life-long-learner, Dan has studied in Switzerland, Israel, Scotland, France, and Italy. His favourite place is usually the one he has just visited! Dan’s curiosity and love of people make him an intrepid tourist: seeking out the unusual, striking up conversations with the locals and other travelers, and delving deeper into the history and meaning of a place. Of special interest while traveling are art and architecture, church and secular history, literature and theatre, beautiful countryside and scenery, and simply exploring new places and peoples. Previous to ministry at St. Paul’s, Dan was Executive Minister for Communications at the General Council Office of The United Church of Canada, and has worked extensively in publishing, communications, and horology. He is excited to share this travel experience with all those who join!