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Stephen G.

New Orleans, LA, United States

"Madame Lily Devalier always asked 'Where are you?'

in a way that insinuated that there were only two places on earth one could be: New Orleans and somewhere ridiculous. "
― Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

Madame Devalier can certainly be forgiven. My first arrival in New Orleans, more than 30 years ago, was memorable for two reasons: It was the day I made my home here, and the day I fell in love. There is much here to love: The agreeable climate, the teeming gardens, the ornate streetscapes, and above all, the most hospitable people in the world. In this "Paris of the South", the rich, fragrant essences of hospitality, authenticity and celebration infuse the very air, and inform every aspect of our lives, even in the face of adversity and loss.

Over the course of my long career in the hotel industry, my life's work has rewarded me with countless opportunities to welcome you, the intrepid and curious pilgrim, to the Creole City and to what my favorite singer/songwriter, Mr. John Boutte, intones as the "Eternal Now". It is, by any measure, a labor of love.

In my estimation, the difference between a tourist and an honored guest is the right host. It's an enormously satisfying role for me, and I hope you will think of me not only as your host, but as your faithful guide and friend.

This great city has much more to offer than space permits here, so check out my tour links. Want more? I am always happy to prepare a custom itinerary, based on your tastes and interests.

If you've read this far and you're still with me, say "Hi". I'm sure we'll pass a good time!

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Credentials

Licensed tour guide, City of New Orleans

Member, Tour Guides Association of Greater New Orleans

Independent Lodging Consultant

Hospitality Entrepreneur

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330 USD per tour

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