About Pleasurebent Tours
Pleasurebent Tours is based in sunny and friendly Tucson, Arizona and we are enjoying our 40th 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.
Meet the Team
Owner and 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.
Senior Tour Director and Tour Planner. 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.
Senior Director of Tour Operations. Brooke is an Arizona native with a true love for travel and for Tucson. A graduate of the University of Arizona and fluent in French, she started her career as a high school French teacher. She transitioned to travel and tourism in 2009 and never looked back. When not traveling, Brooke enjoys playing with her dogs, the Tucson food scene, ballet classes, movies, and attending live events. Brooke has one son named Sawyer. Favorite Travel Destinations: Switzerland, Mexico, Bordeaux, New York City and California.
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. Sandy grew up on an Illinois farm but has since lived in Tucson for over 25 years, with her husband Mark and children Alex and Linnea. Sandy loves to travel, often by bicycle, and enjoys sharing wonderful travel experiences with others. Favorite travel locations: Western US, New Zealand, Alaska, the Mediterranean.
Tour Director. Originally from southern Illinois, Amy moved to Tucson to attend the University of Arizona. Amy founded Pleasurebent Tours and successfully managed the company for many years. She and husband Jim have a son, Michael. Favorite travel destinations: Yosemite National Park and Ireland.