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.

​How to Have Halloween on a Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Tired of the same old routine every Halloween? Why not switch it up this year by spending the spookiest holiday of the year on the water. Renting a Forever houseboat is an ideal way to start a fun, new holiday tradition. With marinas at Lake Powell in Arizona and Lake Mead on the Arizona-Utah border, residents in Arizona, California, Utah, and Nevada can reach the lake in just a few hours. Invite your friends and have the best Halloween night to date.

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​Top 3 Attractions at Lake Powell

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Lake Powell draws an estimated two million visitors each year – and for good reason. Created by the damming of the Colorado River at Glen Canyon, Lake Powell is surrounded by stunning sandstone cliffs. Nearby, a handful of natural landmarks rival the gorges and rock formations of the Southwest’s most famous national parks.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Operating a Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Tips

If you’re nervous about piloting a houseboat for the first time, you’re not alone. Luckily, when you rent a Forever Houseboat, you don’t just show up and get the keys. Vacationers receive a houseboat manual and instruction guide for their specific boat after making a reservation. This gives first-time pilots plenty of time to study the manual and watch instructional videos before their houseboat vacation. Read everything over thoroughly and your family will think you’re a natural on the water.

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​Exploring the Mines and Historic Sites of Lake Mead

Category: History

Nevada’s Lake Mead was once a booming mining town. Early Native Americans first mined salt in the Echo Bay basin that now sits submerged under the lake’s more than 26 million acre-feet of water. As claim jumpers headed West in search of gold and other precious metals, small mining towns sprung up.

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​Houseboating on a Holiday Weekend

Category: Houseboat Tips

If you’re planning on spending Labor Day at the lake, you’re not alone. Last year, 37% of Americans traveled for the 3-day weekend – about ten percent more than in 2015. The increase in holiday traffic led to booked hotels and crowded tourist attractions.

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​Top 3 Hidden Gems of Lake Powell

Category: Houseboat Lake History

Lake Powell is one of the most impressive sights in the Southwest. Nestled on the Arizona-Utah border, the lake has over 250 square miles of surface area – making it the country’s second-largest manmade lake. It’s a huge recreation and tourism spot, attracting around 2 million visitors each year.

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​How to Stay Sun-Safe on a Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Lake Powell is one of the largest man-made lakes in the nation. There are over 90 side canyons to explore, plus 1960 miles of shoreline. Dozens of sandy beaches provide endless opportunities to soak up some rays. Whether you’re sunbathing and fishing on your houseboat’s upper deck, setting up towels on the beach or hiking to Rainbow Bridge (note: permit required), it’s important to protect yourself against sun damage.

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​Where Should I Take a Houseboat Vacation?

Category: Houseboat Vacations

You’ve got your vacation destination in mind. You know you want to tour the Southwest, maybe visit the Grand Canyon or see your favorite band live in Las Vegas. Best of all, you know exactly where you want to stay – on a houseboat! From the awe-inspiring vistas of Lake Mead to the quieter shores of Lake Powell, Arizona and Nevada offer a range of recreational lakes where you can play, stay and fish without ever leaving your “home away from home.”

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Best Ways to Anchor your Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Tips

One of the most common questions we hear at Forever Houseboats is, “What is the best way to anchor my houseboat for the night?” While it is absolutely necessary to safely secure your houseboat each evening, it doesn’t need to be intimidating for first-time houseboaters. We’ve compiled our top tips to ensure your houseboat is safely and securely in place at the end of the day.

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5 Ways to Have Fun on a Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Houseboats are a unique alternative to hotels or bed-and-breakfasts. You get the comfort and convenience of a private home, plus the ability to jump in the water or cast a line any time of day.

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​The Perfect Lake Mead Houseboat for Your Family

Category: Houseboat Vacations

America’s largest reservoir, Lake Mead was created by the damming of the Colorado River near Las Vegas. At 112 miles long at full capacity, the lake is a popular area for tourists looking for outdoor recreation and adventure off the Strip. Lake Mead offers opportunity for kayaking and canoeing, as well as sport fishing, hiking and swimming.

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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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