Cruising the Mississippi – EP 196

American Queen Paddlewheeler on the Mississippi River
American Queen

Immerse in Southern Charm: Unforgettable Experiences on a Mississippi River Cruise with Scott Eddy and Chris Palmer

Join Scott Eddy and Chris Palmer as they embark on a thrilling river cruise down the iconic Mississippi River. From intimate connections with fellow travelers to capturing breathtaking photography, their journey promises adventure and discovery.
In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Discover the fascinating history and culture along the Mississippi River on a unique cruise experience.
  • Immerse yourself in the charm of small ship river cruises, offering an intimate and personalized exploration of the Mississippi River.
  • Explore the lesser-known, yet captivating attractions that await you on a river cruise adventure.
  • Indulge in delectable and diverse food offerings that showcase the flavors of the regions along the Mississippi River.
  • Capture breathtaking moments and stunning landscapes through exceptional photography opportunities on your river cruise journey.

Slowing down and enjoying the nuances of a place is something we don’t do enough of in our fast-paced lives. – Chris Palmer

Curated experiences like a river cruise allow you to go beyond the tourist attractions and truly immerse yourself in the local culture. – Scott Eddy


The Mississippi River Voyage discussed in this episode was put on by American Queen Voyages.

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To follow Chris:
Hospitality/Travel (@CWarrenTravels)
Fine Art Photography (@CWarrenGallery)

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The Historic New Orleans Collection

Support comes from The Historic New Orleans Collection, the city’s premiere history museum, located at five twenty Royal Street in the heart of the French Quarter. 

Check out their online publication called First Draft. Its’ a combination blog and online exhibition space.

From December 8, 2023 – May 10, 2024 check out their exhibit titled A Mystic Brotherhood: Fraternal Orders of New Orleans
For centuries, Freemasons, Odd Fellows, and other similar fraternal organizations have contributed to the network of benevolent and mutual aid societies that cradle New Orleans’s social, cultural, and civic life.

Through objects and images drawn from THNOC’s collections, the new exhibition  explores the sometimes-hidden history of these organizations and illuminates how they helped shape today’s city. 

Additionally, their permanent exhibit on French Quarter life is an immersive experience worth a visit. As always, the Historic New Orleans Collection is free. It’s somehow continues to fly under the radar, but should not be missed.

Go to to plan your trip.

Liz Wood Realty

The most frequent questions I get are about moving to New Orleans. If you are ready to make the move, you need a good realtor.That’s where Liz Wood comes in.

Let Liz and her team over at Liz Wood Realty help you find the right place. They can help whether you plan to rent or purchase

New Orleans is a terrific city, but choosing the neighborhood that’s the best fit for you can be overwhelming.

Liz makes the process fun and easy. Reach out to Liz at and make your dream of living in New Orleans a reality. Several members of our community have done just that and are thrilled with their new homes You will be, too!

The other thing that sets Liz apart is what she does after she helps you find a home. Liz does a great job at building community and helping you get connected with people in your new area. When you’re ready to make New Orleans home, reach out to Liz.

Tommy Manzella At Gulf Coast Bank

While you are looking for a home to purchase, you need to probably need to secure financing. Reach out to Tommy Manzella at Gulf Coast Mortgage and let him help you get everything in place.

That’s what we did on our refi and it was as smooth as could be. We went through the same process with Tommy when we were considering purchasing a new home and it was just as easy. Reach out to Tommy Manzella at

Two Chicks Walking Tours

Long term listeners are familiar with Two Chicks Walking Tours and their small group approach to public walks through the Garden District and the French Quarter.

For those new to the topic they limit group size to half the number of guests of other companies. Frequent tour takers know that size matters.

They’re also experts at curating private tours including a variety of themes such as literature tours through the French Quarter and a Marigny highlights tour option. The team has also traversed the CBD and warehouse with groups in tow discussing the city’s unique development and characteristics. Summer specials on private tours are currently available. THey’ve organized private tours for as little as a single guest to over 200. Please check them out.

Find out more at ~Two Chicks Walking Use code Beyond and get 15% off. We’ll also put a link in the show notes.

Thank You

Thanks to Scott Eddy and Chris Palmer for joining me today. Thanks also to our podcast editor Joel Sharpton from Pro Podcast Services. 

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