Adventure Travel

Stops on the American Queen!

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Not only is floating on the American Queen Steamboat exciting, but so are the amazing stops! Recently, I took the Southern Sampler trip up and down the Mississippi River in exchange for covering this amazing journey for Senior News & Times of Illinois! Starting in New Orleans, we stopped in St. Francisville and Baton Rouge, […]

American Queen Steamboat

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Our trip was the first to celebrate the American Queen’s 25th anniversary.  We took this wonderful 9-day round trip that started and ended in New Orleans. The trip was in exchange for covering this for amazing journey for Senior News & Times of Illinois. The American Queen is the largest steamboat ever built. She was […]

Marvelous Days in New Orleans

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This past February my husband Keith and I got the chance to board the beautiful American Queen Steamboat out of marvelous New Orleans. We took the 9-day round trip Southern Sampler trip up. We traveled up and down the Mississippi River in exchange for covering this for amazing journey for Senior News & Times of […]

tractors at Mardis Gras

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How many of you were looking for tractors in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Mardis Gras parade? We were! The American Queen Steamboat was docked by the River Walk. With a day in town before boarding for our hosted river cruise – which I was covering for Senior News & Times for Illinois – we […]

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swap meet

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This year we tried something different. We went to the 33rd Annual Antique Engine & Tractor “Swap Meet” in January 2020 rather than the tractor and engine “show” in February. This was a first for us. It fit perfect after a marvelous trip to beautiful Sanibel Island. The Swap Meet had just opened so we […]

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