The Mississippi River flows from the state of Minnesota, all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. During the 1800’s, scores of big paddle steamer riverboats floated up and down the Mississippi, as mentioned in many of Mark Twain’s tales. That era is just a memory with the Mississippi being a lifeline of America’s commerce and history. However, the south will rise again in tourism with passengers boarding a steamboat once more.

An authentic paddlewheel steamboat doing various themed and luxurious cruises on the 'rolling' river, The American Queen, is stated to be the largest steamboat ever built.  This is a ‘new’ option for the 21st Century inhabitants to rediscover America. Filled with modern amenities, accommodations and common rooms for dining and entertainment, the boat still portrays all the lavishness of a long gone-by era.

All along the way view historic mansions in the distance with ports of call varying towns such as New Orleans, LA, Vicksburg, MS, Memphis, TN, Ashport Landing, TN, Decatur, AL and Chattanooga, TN.

There are specialty cruises during the course of the year. The August 9th’s sailing commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. This one-shot-only travel experience is called the 'Epic Civil War Journey.'

Guests on-board will premiere the documentary ‘Death and the Civil War,’ in advance of its TV date showing on the PBS' history series American Experience. Those involved with this award-winning series will be on-board for a 12 day jaunt giving lectures and doing Q & A's.  

The authentic Louis Vuitton Epi St. Jacques is brilliant and still looks modern and fresh. Its exterior is done in the stylish LV hit, Epi grained leather. Tailored in an art nouveau inspired silhouette, this St. Jacque is featured in durable water resistant Epi leather in black.

This Louis Vuitton bucket-like bag has been spotted over the shoulders of Kelly Rutherford, Holly Madison, Beyonce, and Cheryl Cole. It can also be carried by hand by its dual leather handles.

The pre-owned Louis Vuitton Epi St. Jacques does contain that hint that it is a designer handbag by its subtle embossed “LV” at the bottom corner of the front exterior. The Louis Vuitton Epi St. Jacques is now considered a handbag devotee´s collector’s item, since this brilliant style has long been discontented.

The top zippered closure is adorned by a gold-tone “LV” pull and opens up to an interior with super space. The lining is based in soft grey alcantara suede fabric and contains one large zippered pocket. 

Take the authentic Louis Vuitton Epi St Jacques Handbag on a vintage cruise on the Mississippi, or to work, a smart luncheon or shopping. Its prevailing appearance will never be outdated.