Pleasurebent Tours is based in sunny and friendly Tucson, Arizona and we are enjoying our 45th 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
CEO. 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, in 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 for traveling 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.
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 of 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 backcountry 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 begrudgingly 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.
Tour Coordinator. Ashley is a military spouse and a mother of 2 children, James, and Addisyn. Ashley is a graduate of Southern Utah University, with a bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Recreation, Parks and Tourism, and Hospitality Management. Ashley Enjoys watching her kids race dirt track, her son races Micro Sprint Cars and her daughter races Go-Karts. If her family is not at a racetrack on the weekend, her other hobbies include Camping, Boating, Hunting, Fishing, Horseback riding, and ATVs. Ashley’s favorite travel destinations: Alaska, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany.
Marketing Director. Morgan was born and raised in Eastern Kentucky. She is the mother of one energetic toddler. She left the bluegrass state for the southwest with her veteran husband when they fell in love with the mountains. Morgan is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Marketing. She enjoys watching her son find a love for swimming, spending time with her family, and traveling. For the past several years, she and her family had been living in Cambridge, England. She loved being able to easily travel to various countries and her favorites include Scotland and Portugal. Morgan’s hobbies include film photography, concerts, reading, and spending time outside.
VP of Marketing. Born in Ohio and raised in Houston, Texas, Michael and his three boys are now living in and loving the Land of Enchantment. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Michael worked in the music industry leading marketing and sales for several independent record labels before earning an MBA at the University of Oregon’s Warsaw Sports Marketing Center and subsequently taking on marketing executive roles at videogame publisher Electronic Arts and Amazon, among others. His passions are music, skiing, hiking, and of course travel, in addition to being a huge sports fan rooting for the New Mexico United, Houston Astros and Rockets, Texas Longhorns and Oregon Ducks. Michael’s favorite travel destinations: the Pacific Northwest, Italy, Argentina, New Orleans, and anywhere he hasn’t already visited.