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.

Guide to a Successful Holiday Houseboat Vacation

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Looking to spend the holidays away from home this year? A holiday houseboat vacation on Lake Mead, Lake Powell or Lake Mohave might be just the right getaway you need to avoid the hustle and bustle of the busy season.

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4 Best Winter Houseboating Destinations

Category: Houseboat Vacations

If you’re looking for a winter getaway that doesn’t include packing heaps of snow gear, then you’ve come to the right place. Here are four of the best winter houseboating destinations for those looking to enjoy sunshine and good times.

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Why You Should Spend Labor Day at Lake Powell

Category: Houseboat Vacations

If you didn’t spend enough time by the water this summer, it’s not too late to have a little fun in the sun this Labor Day. In fact, we believe that Lake Powell is the best place to celebrate your last weekend of the season. From relaxing on the beach to wakeboarding behind a speedboat, Lake Powell has just what you need to wrap up the perfect summer.

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Why We Love Lake Powell for Summer Vacation

Category: Houseboat Vacations

The best summer vacations combine natural beauty with adventure and time to relax with the people you love the most. Noting this, it's easy to see why houseboating on Lake Powell is a popular summer vacation spot for people of all ages.

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10 Things You Would Never Expect On a Lake Mead Vacation

Category: Houseboat Vacations

With over 550 miles of pristine shoreline and soaring red rock cliffs, Lake Mead has so many fun recreational opportunities. Many families who go on a vacation to Lake Mead are surprised by its “hidden gem” qualities. Here are some things you’d never expect on a Lake Mead vacation.

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What Happens if you Get Too Close to the Lake Berryessa Hole?

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Although the Lake Berryessa hole may look like a spiraling tunnel that leads to certain death, its actual purpose could save many lives. Curious to learn what it’s all about? Keep reading to find out what happens if you get too close to the spillway.

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​Treat your Valentine to a Houseboat Vacation

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to escape on a romantic getaway with your sweetheart. We might be a little biased, but at Forever Houseboats, we believe there’s nowhere quite as ideal for romance as a houseboat vacation. Treat your Valentine to a romantic weekend on the water this year. Here’s how you can make it extra memorable.

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3 Major Attractions Near Lakes in the Southwest

Category: Houseboat Vacations

The Southwest is home to many magnificent sites. From historic hiking spots to stunning coves within the deep Black Canyons, there’s much to explore by land and boat. Up for a vacation that will satisfy your inner adventurous side? We’ve compiled a list of 3 major attractions near popular lakes in the Southwest.

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​Host Your Bachelor Party on a Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Vacations

If you want to throw the most epic guys trip for a buddy who’s about to tie the knot, forget the Las Vegas strip. Make your way out to the lake for an experience you’ll hold onto for a lifetime. At Forever Houseboats, we offer the best houseboat rentals in the Southwest. Spend your weekend having fun away from the crowds, reminiscing and laughing about the good ol’ days with your favorite crew.

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​How to Prepare your Kid for a Fishing Trip

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Preparing your child for their first fishing trip can be exciting, especially if fishing with your dad was one of your favorite pastimes. Carefully planning your vacation can make all the difference in ensuring you and your child will enjoy this time together. If you’re struggling to figure out how to properly prep your little one before the big trip, here are a few helpful suggestions.

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​4 Best Reasons to Houseboat in the Winter

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Summer is the most popular season for houseboat trips. In fact, a lot of people don’t even realize that houseboat rentals are available in the winter. But winter on the water is one of the best-kept secrets of houseboating – especially in the Southwest, where winter temperatures are most comfortable.

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How to Beach Your Houseboat

Category: Houseboat Vacations

Setting out on your first houseboat expedition can be exciting and nerve-wracking. Rest assured that you are perfectly capable of maneuvering and beaching your houseboat, provided you pay close attention to the instructions given to you before leaving the marina. Feel free to spend your day enjoying the lake, but keep in mind you’ll need to beach your houseboat before sunset. If you’ve never beached a houseboat before, here’s what you’ll need to do.

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​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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​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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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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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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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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​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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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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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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