In celebration of the launch of My Paris Story - Living, Loving and Leaping without a net in the City of Lights on May 6th, I am re-airing an interview I did with one of the authors a few months ago.
Stay tuned for more on our exciting book launch and in the meantime, enjoy this uplifting interview with expat entrepreneur Karen Reb Rudel!
Born and raised in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, Karen grew up with the aspiration to be a comedian, a musician, or both... She groomed these crafts from a young age by making everyone around her laugh and beginning a lifetime romance with the flute at the age of 9. She went on to study drama at Temple University in Philadelphia and played in a series of bands.
From the age of 30 until she got married, Karen was back and forth between Paris and Philadelphia, working on musical projects and touring (including being the flautist and singer in a Reggae band in Paris). One day her parents came to visit her, and Karen, having learned a lot about Paris, was showing them around when her mother exclaimed, "Karen, you would make a great tour guide!"
That was the light bulb moment, and as the French say, voila! Sightseekers Delight was born.
Paris has been Karen's stomping ground for nearly 15 years, And when her company came to life 3 years ago, she was able to use all the knowledge and trivia she had on Paris to incorporate it directly into her tours. Her first hand knowledge and insatiable appetite for learning gives her company the historical background and underground cultural scoops that will make your tour unforgettable. To learn more about Karen: http://sightseekersdelight.com/