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 35 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: India, Scotland, Turkey, France,, Northern California and the Sonoran Desert.
Director of Tour Operations. 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.
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 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.
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.
Community Marketing Manager. As the son of a park manager, Doug was lucky to grow up in state parks all over Wisconsin. He and his wife Kris saw much of Asia during his time in Tokyo as Director International Communications for Northwest Airlines. Most recently, Doug headed international tourism for Mall of America before joining our team. Doug and Kris love travel, camping, hiking, hot springs, their dogs, and spending time with their two adult sons whenever possible. Favorite destinations: Thailand, Italy, Iceland, Arizona, Colorado, and their little rustic cabin in northern Wisconsin.
Tour Director. John grew up in San Francisco, moving to Tucson to raise a family and manage real estate investments. He is an avid outdoorsman, skier, photographer, and music lover. He has four grown kids and enjoys watching his two young granddaughters as often as he can. His favorite destinations are National Parks having hiked to Phantom Ranch in the Grand Canyon and the back country of Yosemite.
Tour Coordinator. Kristie was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, is the mother of 3 kids, including twins and her 5 year old grandson. She left the Midwest to attend the U of A and stayed. She begrudging returned but knew she would be back someday. Kids are grown so it seemed the perfect time to return to her beloved Arizona. The love of the mountains, the flora and fauna and friends have made this her forever home. Her hobbies are anything outside, history, plants, geology, puzzles and of course travel.