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Forever Houseboats A Boon For Do-It-Yourselfers Looking To Get Away

October 3, 2013 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Houseboating just might be the perfect way to get away from it all for the new class of leisure traveler: the do-it-yourselfer. For these industrious, resourceful types, getting involved in build-your-own, make-your-own and do-your-own activities is an adventure, not a burden. 

Committed do-it-yourselfers might find cruises are simply too confining and hotels and their pricey a la carte services are too limiting. Camping is fun—but even do-it-yourselfers are fond of having familiar creature comforts at their disposal when experiencing the great outdoors.  Houseboats provide just the right mix of autonomy, creative inspiration and flexibility to satisfy the do-it-yourself traveler.
Here’s the DIY how-to on houseboating:
  • A houseboat vacation at any of Forever Resorts’ diverse lake destinations means being captain of your own destiny—and captain of your houseboat. Upon checking in for a houseboat vacation, comprehensive orientation by a Forever Resorts staff member will make sure anyone with a driver’s license is checked out to pilot their rental houseboat.
  • Set your itinerary—or don’t. You might want to scour the map of the lake provided to you upon check in at the marina and meticulously chart your course day-by-day. Or, you might simply choose to pilot your boat in the direction of the prettiest vista and let your whims be your guide.
  • Get the kids involved. Every cruise chip has a fanciful name and some shipboard cabins have clever names, too. Bring construction paper, crayons and removable adhesive poster putty and have the younger set come up with names and create handmade signs to hang for the duration of your stay.
  • Feel the satisfaction of staking down your houseboat on a secluded beach YOU select. Choose the perfect spot and feel the exhilaration and sense of achievement that comes from pounding in the stakes and claiming that special stretch of shoreline for your group.
  • There are no chefs at this resort – all of the cooking is left to you. Take advantage of your houseboat’s fully equipped kitchen and plan a menu of vacation-friendly (read: easy) meals and snacks ahead of time. Let each passenger plan one of the meal nights and wow one another with your culinary prowess or creativity. Or stock the fridge with your family’s favorite meal fixings or your friends’ favorite cocktail ingredients. Set up a make-your-own omelet bar, a build-your-own taco night, or a happy hour mixology challenge for your fellow houseboaters.
  • Organize a geocaching adventure for your group. This GPS-enabled craze allows you to engage with other geocaching aficionados and use digital mapping devices to find treasures hidden in the wilderness. Or, create your own cache and start your own outdoor hide-and-seek adventure!
For information about renting a Forever Resorts houseboat, call (800) 255-5561 or go to www.foreverresorts.com.

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