Houseboating News Editions

Learn more about houseboating and the family of Forever Resorts marina locations all across the USA. Each newsletter issue offers information on safe boating,
vacation planning and sample itineraries - and of course seasonal special vacation packages to help you get the most of your next houseboat trip.

Fishing with your Family on Lake Powell

Category: Fishing Adventures

Created when Glen Canyon was dammed and flooded in 1966, Lake Powell is the state’s second largest man-made lake (the first is Lake Mead at Hoover Dam). The lake gets its water from the Colorado River and several of its tributaries. When full, it is 560 feet deep and 186 miles long. With deep, calm waters and more than 161,000 acres of surface area, Lake Powell has become one of the Arizona’s top destinations for fishing and other water recreation. 

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Breakfast on a Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Tips

Maybe you love to cook, or you just don’t want to venture far from the water to eat every meal. That’s why we’ve equipped our Forever Houseboats with all the comforts of home, from gas grills for nighttime barbecues to refrigerated compartments for storing essential ingredients. Your houseboat rental includes a dining area for family meals and countertop space for preparing food. From plates and cups to cookware and utensils, we’ve thought of everything you might need, whether you’re just popping in for snacks or making gourmet meals from scratch.

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​Honoring Our Military Heroes On Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer. Nearly 40% of Americans travel over the long holiday weekend. While we at Forever Houseboats love the promise of hot temperatures and great grilling that every Memorial Day brings, we never forget the true point of this holiday. That is why we are proud to honor the Americans who have given their lives in service of our great nation.

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​The Girls’ Getaway Where You Can Really Get Away!

Category: Houseboat Tips

When you think about a vacation with your best girlfriends, renting a houseboat may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but maybe it should. Houseboat trips aren’t just for the guys! The whole point of a girls’ getaway is to get away – from work, from household responsibilities, from everything! On a houseboat vacation, you can leave the stresses of daily life on the shore. Here are a few tips to make your houseboat girls’ getaway extraordinary.

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​Food Packing Checklist For Your Houseboat Vacation

Category: Houseboat Tips

Getting ready to shop for the food for your houseboat vacation? We’ve compiled a grocery list of pantry and fridge items to grab and a few things to consider for your group. Be sure to ask everyone in your party about food allergies or sensitivities in advance of meal planning or shopping.

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​Game Time Is Together Time

Category: Houseboat Tips

During your houseboat vacation, we at Forever Houseboats recommend planning to at least one game night. In our experience, however, we know that many of our houseboat guests like to make every night on the lake a game night. It’s just plain fun and a great way to bring your crew together for laughs and a bit of competition.

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Celebrate Your Honeymoon On A Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Looking for a fun and original way to spend your honeymoon? With a houseboat rental from Forever Houseboats, you can leave the rest of the world behind and celebrate the beginning of your new life together in a unique and special way. Here are a few reasons renting a houseboat is the perfect vacation for newlyweds. 

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Your Houseboat Vacation: Action Packed or Total Relaxation?

Category: Houseboat Tips

What does your perfect vacation look like? Do you envision yourself off on adventures in new places or lounging in the sun with a good book? Maybe you prefer a little bit both? Whatever your vacation style, you can make it happen with a houseboat rental from Forever Houseboats.

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Do You Have A License To Drive?

Category: Houseboat Tips

Are you planning to get behind the wheel of a houseboat for the first time? For most people, their first time at the helm includes a mix of excitement and anxiety. Take it from us at Forever Houseboats, there is no need to be intimidated. With a little preparation and training, you will be ready to captain your houseboat before you know it.

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Fun & Affordable Extras For The Ultimate Houseboat Adventure

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Renting a houseboat is a fun and affordable way to vacation with family and friends. While nearly every first-time houseboater takes the time to research the cost of the houseboat rental, many don’t look beyond that. As a result, you may be surprised to learn about the great extras you can add on to your houseboat rental with Forever Houseboats. For avid houseboaters, some of the additional options are the difference between having a great time on the lake and experiencing the ultimate houseboat vacation.

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Teaching Your Kids About Water Safety On The Lake

Category: Houseboat Tips

A family houseboating vacation is a great way to spend time together and make unforgettable memories. As any parent knows, however, it helps to take extra precautions for safety when bringing children along. At Forever Houseboats, we believe that kids should be taught the tenets of boating and water safety from a very young age. We’ve compiled some of the key essentials all kids should learn about boating safety.

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​Houseboat Gas Saving Tips

Category: Houseboat Tips

First-time houseboaters often want to know how much they should budget for fuel on the lake. As you can imagine, it is tough to predict because there are various factors that can have an impact on your fuel usage. The good news is that most of these factors are not out of your control. Here at Forever Houseboats, we’ve put together a list of few ways you can get the most out every gallon when you are out on the water.

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​Great Reads For Your Houseboat Vacation

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Vacation is the perfect time to relax with a good book. Any book can be a great houseboat book if you enjoy reading it on the sun deck or inside the cozy cabin of your Forever Houseboat. But if you’re looking for recommendations, we’ve put together a list of books that we think are perfect for reading on the water.

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​Navigating The Lake On A Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Vacations

At Forever Houseboats, we work with new houseboat captains every day. It is important to us that we share the ins and outs of houseboat operation for optimal enjoyment and safety. One of the most common questions we hear is: How do you find your way on the water? Naturally, this is a reasonable question for which we have a reasonable answer. In our experience, we have found that the three best tools for navigation on the lake are maps, a Global Positioning System (GPS), and the marine radio.

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​Summer Safety On The Lake

Category: Houseboat Tips

Year-round safety is a top priority for us at Forever Houseboats. That is why all houseboat models in our Forever Fleet come equipped with onboard safety systems and equipment and why we provide a comprehensive overview for you before you embark on your houseboat adventure. But with the popular summer season approaching, we wanted to provide our recommendations to help you prepare for your exciting houseboat adventure.

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How To Pack Your Tackle Box When Houseboat Fishing

Category: Fishing Adventures

Houseboating and fishing are a perfect combination for a houseboat vacation. Both are great ways to relax, unwind and enjoy the natural beauty around you. At Forever Houseboats, we’ve learned that a lot of folks decide to try fishing for the first time when they are on a houseboat vacation and are not sure what they need in their tackle box. While fishing enthusiasts will change up items in their tackle box for different types of fish, there are a few basics you should have no matter what you’re trying to catch. We’ve put together a list of essentials that everyone should have in their tackle box.

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What Makes A Great Houseboating Lake?

Category: Houseboat Vacations

At Forever Houseboats, we are proud to offer houseboat rentals on some of our nation’s most popular waterways. While every lake has it’s own attractions and recreational activities, there are a few features that all great houseboat vacation lakes share.

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Having Fun & Staying Safe On Your Houseboat Vacation

Category: Houseboat Tips

Houseboating is a fun and safe way to experience the wonder of nature and spend time with friends and family. At Forever Houseboats, we know that safe houseboating doesn’t happen on accident. Safe houseboating is the result of safety systems built into the houseboat, onboard safety equipment, and boater education.

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Top Tips For First-Time Houseboaters

Category: Houseboat Vacations

When planning for your first houseboating vacation, you’re going to have some questions. What will the houseboat include? and What should we pack? are common first-time houseboater concerns. The good news is that our team at Forever Houseboats can help answer all of your questions and provide you with additional helpful insight before you embark on your houseboat adventure.
For now, here are some top tips from houseboat enthusiasts who have shared what they wish they had known before their first time on the water.

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The More The Merrier!

Category: Houseboat Vacations

At Forever Houseboats, we believe a family vacation doesn’t have to be limited to just your immediate family. A multi-family houseboat vacation is an opportunity to have fun with friends or relatives and enjoy the benefits of pooling your resources together for a cost-effective experience.

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Top Must-Haves For Houseboat Vacations With Kids

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Kids bring joy to family vacations. Which is why you want to bring joy to your kids when going on a family vacation. But when you take kids on vacation, you also know that you have to do a little extra planning. Being prepared is the key to a happy and joyful getaway.

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Off-Peak Season Is On Point For Your Houseboat Vacation

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Everyone knows that summer is peak houseboat season. The sun is warm, the water is cool, and the days are long. And, while there are lots of reasons folks choose to hit the lake during the height of summer, we’d like to let you in on a little secret: late spring and late summer are actually two of the best times to rent a houseboat. Here’s why:

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Pizza & Other Surprise Houseboat Meal Ideas

Category: Houseboat Tips

Taking the time to plan your meals is one of the best ways you can prepare for a houseboat vacation. While it can be tempting to take the path of least resistance with hamburgers and hot dogs every night, it can get a bit repetitive. If you’re ready to change up your houseboat menu, look no further; at Forever Houseboats we have compiled a few fantastic houseboat meal ideas to add some tasty variety to your next houseboat vacation.

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Packing For Spring Weather On The Water

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Spring brings the promise of longer days, warmer temperatures, and sometimes, unpredictable weather. When you are planning a houseboat vacation in the spring, you need to be prepared for a range of possibilities. At Forever Houseboats, we provide houseboat rentals all year long on some of our country’s most beautiful waterways. With years of experience under our belt, we know just what you’ll need to pack to have a great time on the water, no matter what spring has in store.

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