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John Benus, a resident of Sausalito, California for 17 years, graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management.

His passion and mission in life is to create a better world and more fun for everyone. People often refer to him as the "Fun Doctor".

As the Director of the Venezuelan Tourism Association (VTA), he not only promotes and leads trips to Venezuela, but also is the author of the Travel Planner for Venezuela.

John decided to utilize his 25 years of exploring Venezuela and lead monthly soft adventures, to Angel Falls, world's highest waterfall, the tropical Andes with the world's longest and highest tramway, up to 15,000 ft. plus bird watching and wildlife adventures in Venezuela.

In between his travels to and within Venezuela, John edits & publishes the world's first and only Color Coded Maps of major cities of California.

John's love for nature and his concern for improving our environment, motivated him to become the founder & director of the Environmental Care Organization (ECO) which organizes campaigns to educate people to respect, maintain and preserve our natural wonders and wildlife.

For the last six months, John has been organizing and leading full moon hikes and events for the Marin Moonshiners.

To keep his head clear, John religiously takes time out to hike on Mount Tam and the Tennessee Valley Trails close to his home and is thinking about running in the Dipsea Race next spring.



Editor & Publisher of the world's first Color Coded Travel Guides

Founder & Director of the Environmental Care Organization (ECO)

Founder & Director of the Venezuelan Tourism Association (VTA)


Born in Philadelphia, July 5, Independence Day in Venezuela

Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management, Michigan State University

Regional Sales Manager for Sheraton Hotel Corporation

Regional Marketing Manager for Westin Hotel Corporation

Director of Marketing USA & Canada for Candes Travel Agency

Organized one of Venezuela's first Adventure Travel Companies

Editor & Publisher of the first Travel Guide for Margarita Island