"Donna showed us (shared really) the real Paris; the streets, shops and restaurants that make this city so special. And, it was all in great fun with shared wit and a sense of adventure at each corner."


Hi, I’m Donna. Ever since I moved to Paris, I’ve been meeting people and exploring the city.  Now I live like a local, and love nothing better than showing my friends the “real” Paris.

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Tours of Paris

When I first moved to Paris, I wished I had a Best Friend to show me around. It didn’t take me long to see the traditional tourist sites — the Louvre, the Musée D’Orsay, the Eiffel Tower — but I was much more fascinated with the rest of the city. 

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Wild Blue Yonder Trips

My travel partner, Sheila Campbell and I will be leading small group trips in 2014. We’d love to have you come along!

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“We are back home after a magical trip to France! Hope all is well with you as you share your bountiful knowledge of the city with other lucky folks.”

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Paris Stories Blog

Apr 13, 2014

Musée Fragonard

Saturdays and Sundays, if you have a monthly or yearly Navigo pass, are a great time to...

Apr 7, 2014

A visit to Fontainebleau

If you’ve already been to Versailles, maybe you’d like to visit the original...

Mar 10, 2014

Bibliotèque Nationale de France (National Library)

Lately, I’ve been going to the public libraries in the 8th and 17th to work....