This week we share insider tips and tricks to help you best experience Paris, France. Whether it’s your first visit or your 10th, this week we interview Stephen Oddo for insider tips to help you make the most out of your trip to Paris.
When I was 17 years old, I boarded an Air France flight for my first trip outside of the US. It was also only the 3rd time I’d been on a plane and I couldn’t wait for my summer as an exchange student in Paris to get started. Although I did indeed suffer from some fairly intense homesickness, by the end of my time in Paris I was smitten. I had fallen in love not only with the city but with traveling in general; it truly was a trip that influenced the rest of my life. Although I’ve been to nearly 100 countries and even more cities in every corner of the planet, Paris still remains my favorite city in the world. Granted, it’s probably for purely sentimental reasons, but that doesn’t really matter. It’s a place I am always happy to return to, whether I do some sightseeing or just hang out and enjoy the unique atmosphere for which the City of Lights is so very famous.
That’s one reason of many why I wanted to devote an entire episode to visiting Paris; to help you make the most out of your next visit. Joining us this week to chat about all things Parisian is travel pro Stephen Oddo.
Stephen Oddo co-founded WalksofItaly.com, an online travel company for visitors to Italy offering sightseeing tours, in 2009. Walks became one of the largest suppliers of FIT travel services in Italy, a success he attributes largely to social media and content marketing strategies. Walks has since launched tours in New York, Istanbul, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid, London, Athens, New Orleans, and San Francisco, rebranding as TakeWalks.com in late 2017. Their newest product, Walks On Walk Off™, is an innovative walking tour pass available in 5 cities, defining a new category of sightseeing. Walks is now one of the largest wholly-owned suppliers of sightseeing tours in the world, handling hundreds of thousands of passengers annually. Stephen oversees 10 global offices, is an expert in technology and digital strategy, and speaks at numerous industry events. You can also find Stephen on Twitter and Take Walks on Twitter, Facebook as well as Instagram.