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.

​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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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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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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​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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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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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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Houseboat Lunches | Beyond Burgers & Hot Dogs

Category: Houseboat Tips

Meal planning and preparation for a houseboat vacation can seem daunting. As a result, it can be easy to simply follow the path of least resistance for lunches and load up on hot dogs and hamburgers. While there’s nothing wrong with burgers and hotdogs, they don’t have to be your only option. Here are some additional suggestions to help you change up your houseboating lunch menu with ease.

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One Boat Or Two For Your Large Group?

Category: Houseboat Tips

Houseboating is a fun and relaxing way to spend a group vacation. Whether for a family reunion, multi-family vacations, or even just a getaway with a group of friends, the first thing you need to decide is whether you will rent one or two houseboats. We’ve compiled a few tips help you determine how many houseboats will be right for your group vacation.

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Top 4 Winter Houseboat Activities

Category: Houseboat Tips

When most people think of things to do on a houseboat vacation, they immediately imagine swimming and other summer activities. But did you know that there are activities that can be enjoyed on a houseboat vacation no matter what time of year, even in winter? If you’re shaking your head in disbelief, check out the following options:
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Winter Houseboat Destinations

Category: Houseboat Tips

There’s no reason to wait until summer to rent a houseboat. Thanks to mild year-round temperatures, some of the best recreational lakes in the Southwestern United States offer houseboat rentals throughout the winter.

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Brunch on the Water | Houseboats for Rent

Category: Houseboat Tips

With houseboats for rent on the top lakes in the country, we at Forever Houseboats know that the secret for onboard meals is to keep it simple. But simple doesn't have to mean boring.

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Packing for your Winter Houseboat Vacation

Category: Houseboat Tips

At Forever Houseboats, we offer rentals for winter houseboat vacations on some of the best recreational lakes in the Southwestern United States. Although most houseboating basics remain the same regardless of the season, your packing list for a winter trip will be a bit different than it would be for a summer trip.

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Enjoy Christmas Ham on the Best Lakes in Winter

Category: Houseboat Tips

Lake Mead, Lake Mohave, and Lake Powell are the best lakes in winter for houseboating. In fact, every year, more families are choosing to spend their holidays on a houseboat on one of these three southwestern lakes.

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