Something I’m definitely planning to do this year is take a river cruise – there are so many incredible itineraries available.

One of the experiences I’d love to try is a cruise along the Mississippi on board the American Queen, a traditional paddlewheel steamboat. It’s a gorgeous riverboat decorated to capture the essence of the 19thcentury – but with some luxurious mod cons, including spa and pool facilities.If you’re interested in finding out more about a cruise along the Mississippi then Avalon Waterways offer cruises on the American Queen, with amazing itineraries including Nashville to New Orleans, and a Fall Cruise from Chicago to St Paul.

Looks fabulous, doesn’t it?