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.

The Best Houseboat and Power Boat Rental Combinations at Lake Powell

Category: Houseboat Tips

With more than 2,000 miles of shoreline, Lake Powell is one of the largest man-made lakes in the country. Those who visit this beautiful body of water often find themselves exploring the endless canyons that define the lake, fishing throughout the crystal blue waters and cooling off in the waves during those sizzling Arizona afternoons.

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Pros and Cons of Living on a Houseboat Full-Time

Category: Houseboat Tips

A houseboat is quite literally a home that floats. Most people assume that a houseboat makes a great vacation property, and that it's a fun and exciting way to temporarily experience a different way of life. However, there are many people around the country who permanently reside on houseboats.

 

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[Infographic] Do's and Don’ts of Renting a Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Tips

When renting a houseboat, you may be wondering what some of the most common do’s and don’ts are. Our team at Forever Houseboats can help answer all of your questions and provide you with additional insight before you embark on your next trip to the lake.

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Are you Required to Purchase Houseboat Insurance?

Category: Houseboat Tips

At Forever Houseboats, we understand that things come up unexpectedly, which is why it’s important to protect yourself when it comes to owning or renting a houseboat. Though you aren’t required to purchase houseboat insurance if you’re renting a houseboat, trip cancellation protection is another type of insurance that ensures you’re covered if you need to cancel your trip. Whether you’re anticipating a possible event that may change your vacation plans, or simply want to cover yourself in case of an emergency, it’s a good idea to know your options when it comes to houseboat insurance.

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Tour of a Lake Powell Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Tips

There is nothing that compares to a houseboating trip on one of the best lakes in the Southwest: Lake Powell. Are you curious about what to expect when you rent a Forever Houseboat at Antelope Point Marina? Check out a few of our houseboat models below to take a quick tour...

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Ultimate Houseboat Party Ideas

Category: Houseboat Tips

Not much can compare to a party on a lake during the summertime. The air is warm, the water is cool, and the fun never stops. After you’ve gathered the perfect group of friends together, it’s time to start planning for your epic houseboat party. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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What Not to Pack on Your Next Houseboat Trip

Category: Houseboat Tips

You’ve probably heard and researched what to pack for an upcoming houseboat trip, but have you reviewed what not to pack? At Forever Houseboats, we aim to help prepare you for the easiest trip possible, so we’ve come up with the most common items you can leave at home.

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​Choosing the Best Houseboating Destination

Category: Houseboat Tips

Not sure where to book your next houseboat vacation? At Forever Houseboats, we’re pleased to offer some of the greatest houseboating destinations in the Southwest. Whether you’re looking at Lake Powell, Lake Mead or Lake Mohave to host your upcoming vacay, you’ll find the perfect location for your group by following these steps.

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​ Q & A: Houseboat Water Systems Explained

Category: Houseboat Tips

As a first time houseboater, you may be interested in learning about how the water system on a houseboat actually works. At Forever Houseboats, we proudly equip each of our houseboats with several convenient water management systems to ensure you have enough clean water to use throughout the duration of your trip. These water management systems are both convenient and easy to understand and provide a visual display of how much water is available for use.
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Quiz: What Size Houseboat is Right for Me?

Category: Houseboat Tips

If you’re new to private houseboat rentals, you might not be sure which boat to choose. At Antelope Point Marina on Lake Powell, our fleet includes houseboat models ranging from 59 to 75 feet long. The ideal houseboat for your vacation depends on the size of your group and your preferred amenities. Take this short quiz to find out which one is right for you.

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​20 Ways to Make Your Houseboat Vacation Even More Romantic

Category: Houseboat Tips

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, couples are busy looking for ways to surprise their significant others. Shower your sweetie with a little extra praise and affection this February by taking a Forever Houseboat vacation—and making it one to remember. Need a little inspiration? Here are 20 simple ways to make your houseboat vacation even more romantic.

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​Plan the Ultimate Spring Break Houseboat Vacation

Category: Houseboat Tips

Have you started thinking about where you’re going to spend your spring break this year? It’s time to start planning, because it will be here before you know it. Retire your usual plans and opt for something new and exciting in 2018 by spending it on the water with your family or closest buddies. With a Lake Powell houseboat rental from Forever Houseboats, you can enjoy all the comforts of home while vacationing on one of the best houseboating lakes in the Southwest. Plan the ultimate spring break houseboat vacation with these three helpful tips.

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​3 Easy Recipes You Need to Try on Your Next Houseboating Trip

Category: Houseboat Tips

Before you head out on your next houseboating trip, make sure you are fully prepared, especially when you are hosting several hungry families. Take it from us at Forever Houseboats, it’s wise to plan your meals ahead of time to ensure smooth sailing on your next houseboat adventure. We’ve come up with 3 easy recipes that require little preparation, but have a lot of flavor.

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​4 Things You’ll Need for the Perfect Winter Houseboat Vacation

Category: Houseboat Tips

If you’re seeking a fun way to spend a few nights away from home this season, houseboating is the perfect getaway. At Forever Houseboats, we offer rentals for winter houseboat vacations on some of the best recreational lakes in the Southwestern United States. But before you set out on your boating vacation, you’ll want to plan on bringing a few additional items aside from the basic packing list to keep you comfortable.

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​3 Simple Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make on a Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Tips

Looking for a couple easy dishes to make on your holiday houseboat vacation? At Forever Houseboats, every single boat in our Forever Fleet has a fully-equipped kitchen and BBQ grill. Almost anything you can make in your home kitchen can be made on a houseboat. However, most travelers prefer to spend their time onboard relaxing instead of cooking. That’s why we compiled a few of our favorite Thanksgiving recipes for a no-stress feast on the water.

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​How to Prepare a Thanksgiving Meal on a Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Tips

Spending your Thanksgiving holiday on a houseboat may sound a bit odd, but don’t knock it before you try it! If you’re looking to do something a little different this year, spending Turkey Day on the lake might just be exactly what you’re looking for. Because all our Forever Houseboats include a full kitchen, cooking up your feast on a boat isn’t as hard as you might think.

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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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​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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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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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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​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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