About Us

Pleasurebent Tours is based in sunny and friendly Tucson, Arizona and we are enjoying our 46th 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 – Pleasurebent Tours in Tucson

Eric Rosenberg

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, 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.

Bonnie Rosenberg

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.

Martha Watkins

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 have two sons. Favorite travel destinations: Northern California and Nevada.

Michael Tribble

Tour Coordinator

Raised in California and Oregon and now living in Tucson, Michael is a Marketing Communication graduate from California Lutheran University with a passion for travel, having visited over 34 countries and led youth programs in Thailand and Fiji. With a background in marketing data research for brands like Disney and Toyota, he enjoys community building, tennis, skiing, and traveling with his family. His top travel spots are South Africa, Israel, Egypt, Iceland, and Thailand.

Michael Herst

Vice President 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 before earning an MBA at the University of Oregon and taking on marketing executive roles at videogame publisher Electronic Arts and Amazon. His passions are music, skiing, hiking, and travel. Michael’s favorite travel destinations: the Pacific Northwest, Italy, Argentina, New Orleans, and anywhere new.

Morgan Horn

Marketing Director

Morgan, an Eastern Kentucky native and mother to a lively toddler, relocated to the Southwest for its mountains. With a Business Administration and Marketing degree from Eastern Kentucky University, she values family time, especially watching her son’s growing passion for soccer. She spent recent years in Cambridge, England, enjoying easy travel access to favorites like Scotland and Portugal. Morgan’s interests span film photography, concerts, reading, and outdoor activities.

JoJo

Senior Pawject Manager

JoJo is from Chicago, Illinois and got her degree in treats from Paw-nell University. She enjoys spending her time in the office and meeting new friends. Her favorite part of working at the company is napping. JoJo has made Employee of the Month every month since she began her position.

Melissa Lujan

Cruise Department Manager

Melissa is a California girl at heart, no matter where she is. She moved to New Mexico in her early teens and traveled back every summer with her family, staying in beautiful hotels and spending days planning their adventures. This love for curating unforgettable experiences ultimately paved the way for Melissa’s thriving career in the hotel and travel industry, where she channels her enthusiasm to help others embark on their own journeys of a lifetime. She and her husband have one son, and their favorite color is sunset.

Gay Nell Huybrechts

Cruise Consultant

Julie Valdez

Cruise Consultant

Clay Benard

Tour Director

Clay was raised on a Mojave Desert ranch and has 35 years in the tour industry after a music career in Los Angeles, where he earned a scholarship and joined Musicians Union Local 47. Now in New Mexico, he transitioned from a trolley driver to managing tours in Santa Fe. Clay is also an avid cyclist, painter, continues his music composition, and is a proud grandfather to Hazel.

Scott Benedict

Tour Director

Scott, a seasoned traveler with visits to 49 U.S. states and over 25 countries, is an educator with an M.Ed. from Bloomsburg University. He and his wife, Stephanie, parents to Zack and Ally now residing in Tucson, cherish their roles as grandparents. Scott’s passion for adventure and learning extends to outdoor activities, scuba diving, global volunteering, reading, and triathlons. His top travel spots include Iceland, Switzerland, Honduras, Morocco, Yosemite, Utah, and exploring barrier reefs underwater.

Bill Keyes

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.

John Shattuck

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.

Ceptembre Anthony

Tour Director

Ceptembre “CJ” Anthony has lived in the beautiful Southwest all of her life! A graduate of the International Tour Management Institute and Loyola Marymount University, CJ is a certified and licensed Tour Director with over 20 years of experience. She is lucky to have a wonderful husband, Art, who loves to cook for her and their two children. Her hobbies include classic films, theatre, reading, hiking, and dancing.

Ned O’Malia

Tour Director

Dr. Ned O’Malia directed his first paid travel tour in the 1970s, earning $4.00 per day leading New York City teenagers on bicycles through the Canadian Rockies. Since, he has earned a PhD in Asian Religions, lectured in colleges for over 40 years. He is a born traveler having visited 129 countries. Ned has directed tours for Sun Tours in Albuquerque since 1981. He believes a true traveler would have an exciting time in any country. His favorite travels are to India, China and all the rest of Asia.

Ed Dey

Tour Director

Ed developed an interest in foreign countries and cultures growing up in the Washington D.C. area. (There are more than 175 diplomatic embassies in our nation’s capital). This interest transformed into a desire to learn and grow through travel. He hitchhiked across Canada and the US twice back in his early 20s. Later he budget back-packed around the world. Ed has been a professional tour director for over 25 years and led over 500 tours. He enjoys taking care of people. His favorite travel destination is the road less traveled. 

Meet Our Sister Company!

Owner, Eric Rosenberg, is well-seasoned in the travel business. After owning Pleasurebent Tours in Tucson for several years, he acquired SUN TOURS in Albuquerque, New Mexico. SUN TOURS also opened in 1978 with a similar business plan. Today, we are proud partners and share our group tours between the companies.

Both of our companies hold the same values in providing you with worry-free comfort in travel and building a community of travel lovers! We hope that you’ll enjoy the opportunity to meet others who love travel too!