- Something about Me
I moved to Paris in the Fall of 2006, and I don’t think I’ve stopped discovering things about this city since. I love wandering around with or without a purpose.
I was born in Texas and grew up in North Carolina. I graduated from Queens College in Charlotte, North Carolina with a degree in piano performance and later, while living in Washington, DC, completed an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. I’ve had lots of interesting work experiences and lived in some great cities including Asheville, Miami, Los Angeles, Geneva, even a few years in New York.
If you’ve ever met me or toured with me or maybe just followed me on Facebook, you’ll have heard or read something about my Mother, Mary Louise Briggs Morris Shuford. She died at the age of 88 on January 25, 2018. I was fortunate to get home and spend her last days by her side, for which I will be forever grateful. She had an enormous impact on my life and I miss her phone calls and visits. She left me with an adorable studio apartment so expect to see me spending the winter months recharging and enjoying the sun in Washington, D.C.!
Tours of Paris
Generally speaking, I do two tours. One that puts you in front of the major monuments, I call it the "WOW" tour. The other, just "Follow Me", will take you up to Montmartre and wind back into the city. This doesn't mean I can't and don't do other things but these are the two tours that tick most boxes. And Follow Me can always be customized. My tours are available during the months of May, June, mid-September, October and November.
Just Follow Me
My most requested tour
Whether it’s your first time in Paris or your twentieth, tell me what you want to see and then put yourself in my hands. Just “follow me!” to food markets, cemeteries (something I particularly love to do), Montmartre (no, we don't climb the hill to get to the Sacre Coeur), one of a kind boutiques or "Les Grands Magasins", or maybe just explore a particular arrondissement you've read about. You name it, I promise I can find it.
Wow! Surprising Sights of Paris
When you have limited time in Paris
Have you ever been somewhere and all you could think was, "WOW that's beautiful!" Happens to me all the time in Paris. Let me show you the most known and iconic sites in Paris. If your time is limited, this is the tour for you. Don’t forget to bring your camera and wear comfortable shoes!
I partner with Sheila Campbell of Wild Blue Yonder Trips to create small group trips sponsored by Politics and Prose of Washington, D.C. We've put together some great trips and the nicest people in the world sign up! You should join us. Click here to see our latest offerings.
Prices do not include local public transportation costs (RER/metro/bus), guest entrance fees to museums or monuments, nor any food or drinks. If used, chauffeured car or minivan service is charged to guests at cost.
What about cancellations?
Refunds, less fees and charges, are not provided for cancellations less than one month in advance or for “no-shows”.
What about inclement weather?
Sorry, there are no cancellations in the event of inclement weather. But the tour might get modified or rescheduled if we both agree.