Pleasurebent Tours is based in sunny and friendly Tucson, Arizona and we are enjoying our 44th year in business!
We love taking our customers on sightseeing tours. We started out small. At first just eight or nine people would board vans for guided trips to local ghost towns. In time, we really got to know our groups and the people in them. We listened to what you had to say and what you wanted in the way of future travels, attractions, vacations, and getaways. Gradually, we began expanding the scope of Pleasurebent Tours and the number and kinds of trips and tours we offer. Besides the United States, our travel itinerary now includes destinations around the world.
Most of our business comes from repeat customers. We value the relationships we make on our tours as much as we enjoy the incredible scenery and terrific room and board. Like you, we work hard and demand the best for our tours – innovative itineraries to interesting places, comfortable travel, and great cuisine. It is no accident that for Pleasurebent Tours, the customer is #1. Let’s face it: You have worked hard at your jobs and raising your families and now it is time to see the world around you. And like us, you love to travel!
Pleasurebent Tours’ most valuable asset is our Team. Our tour directors are very experienced – well researched, engaged and proactive. They take pride in making your travel enjoyable and stress-free. Our tour planners are creative, attentive and meticulous. They take pride in giving our customers new, reliable and varied travel options. Our office staff are extremely helpful and friendly. They take pride in quickly answering the most complex questions about a tour.
We have not advertised much, preferring to build our customer list by word-of-mouth referrals. Nice people telling other nice people about their fun experiences traveling with Pleasurebent Tours. It may sound a little old-fashioned, but it’s true.
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Meet the Team
Owner & General Manager. A native of the Midwest, Eric has traveled extensively around the world over the past 30 years and enjoys a hands-on approach to operating the business. Besides exploring new places, on his free time Eric enjoys hiking, tennis, gardening and jazz music. He and his wife, Bonnie, have two teenage daughters, Leah and Sophia. Eric is a graduate of Northwestern University. Favorite travel destinations: Scotland, Turkey, Paris, London, Mendocino and Sonoran Desert.
Director of Business & Strategic Management and Tour Director. Traveling has been a big part of Scott’s background, and he’s journeyed to 49 U.S. states and over 25 countries. A teacher by trade, he received his M.Ed. from Bloomsburg University of PA. Scott and his wife Stephanie have 2 kids, Zack and Ally, who are married and live in Tucson. Both couples have made Scott and Stephanie proud grandparents. Scott is a lifelong learner and adventurer, who loves the outdoors, scuba diving, global volunteer work, reading, and triathlon sports. Favorite travel destinations: Iceland, Switzerland, Honduras, Morocco, Yosemite National Park, Utah, and 30 meters under the sea on a barrier reef.
Senior Tour Director. Bill is an Air Force brat who started college in Texas and then began to work and live in the western states. A poet, golfer and rock hound, he came to Pleasurebent Tours after getting a late Creative Writing degree from the U of A. He met his wife, Becky in Tucson and they have raised two soccer-playing, rock-climbing sons, Evan and Blair. Favorite travel destinations: Yosemite National Park, Death Valley, Canadian Rockies and New Orleans.
Office Manager. Martha is a California gal who spent time in Texas and attended the University of Texas at El Paso. She has lived across the country and settled in Tucson in 1982. She and her husband, Todd, have two sons, Joshua and Todd III. Favorite travel destinations: Northern California and Nevada.
Tour Program Manager & Tour Director. Born and raised in Minnesota, Jim discovered at a young age a passion for nature and open spaces. Jim has traveled extensively over the past thirty years leading tour groups to several locations throughout the U.S. & Canadian west, and Antarctica, with a focus on the natural world in destinations such as Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Canadian Rockies. When not traveling Jim is an avid hiker and rockhound, enjoys golf, biking, cooking, reading, woodworking. Jim’s favorite destinations include Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, The Canadian Rockies, Antarctica, and Hawaii.
Director of Tour Operations & sometimes Tour Director. Born and raised in the Chicago area, Bonnie has traveled around the world since she was very young. An architect and avid camper, her love for both urban and natural landscapes is evident in her passion to travel to a wide variety of destinations. In her free time, Bonnie enjoys hiking, swimming, gardening and cooking. Bonnie, Eric and their two teenage daughters relocated from Chicago to Tucson in 2017. Favorite travel destinations: Israel, Scotland, Italy, Turkey and the Pacific Northwest.
Tour Program Manager. An Arizona native, Jessica was born and raised in Mesa and recently planted roots down in Tucson. She attended Northern Arizona University where she graduated from the School of Hotel & Restaurant Management and studied abroad in Costa Rica and Europe. She enjoys an array of outdoor activities, visiting wineries, spending time with family and, of course, traveling. Favorite travel destinations: Switzerland, Costa Rica, Ireland, Colorado, and anywhere with a lush mountainous terrain.
Marketing Manager. Matthew was born and raised right here in Tucson and his family has been rooted in the community since World War II. Growing up, he spent his summers either hiking, deep-sea fishing, surfing or camping with his dad. He has a genuine love for the outdoors and spends as much time as he can playing frisbee with his girlfriend, Randy. His years of marketing includes not only traditional media platforms, but twelve years as the Creative Director for a new media marketing firm. He has an applied science degree in Computer Information Systems/Digital Media and considers himself to be a student of life. He has 3 children, ages 32, 24 and 18. Favorite travel destinations are anywhere in the Southwest, the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Although any reason to go to San Diego is a great reason to go to San Diego.
Tour Director. Five generation of Fees have lived in Tucson since 1922. Bill attended the University of Arizona, and after a career as an Urban Biologist returned to the university for a graduate degree and served as an administrator for 25 years. He and his wife Brenda have two adult children and three grandchildren. He enjoys building things like houses, airplanes, cars, boats and motorcycles. He enjoys international and local travel, often on two wheels. Favorite travel destinations: Australia, the UK and Ireland, and anywhere else he can explore new places, meet new people and experience diverse cultures.