Interested in learning how to plan a houseboat vacation? www.houseboatfun.com gives all the
information you could possibly need from what to pack, to what to eat, to how
to save money on your houseboat vacation.
Shelly James publisher of the website, has been houseboating
for over a decade and has experienced some great houseboating vacations and
some not so great ones. She developed this site to help people who are new to
houseboating get all their questions answered and make sure that they have the
best time they possibly can.
The number one question Shelly answers the most is how long to go for. Most rental companies offer three, four, five
and 7-day trips. "The way I determine how many days to go is to ask myself, How
many nights could I be locked in a hotel room with these people before I lose
my mind? If I am with immediate family, my pain threshold is about four nights
and that's pushing it. The bigger and more luxurious the boat, the longer
I can stand others," says Shelly. Also consider that after four days you will
most likely have to return to the marina for fresh water and to pump out the
Remember to pack light. This isn't
a cruise where you need outfits for cocktail parties and formal night. Bring
your bathing suit, sunglasses, sun tan lotion, a few board games, shorts, and
t-shirts. No need to get all fancy you're just going to be on the lake all day
and most of the night.
Everyone loves to save money and although houseboating maybe
on the more expensive ways there are still ways to get your extra bang to the
buck. To save money on fuel you should rent a powerboat or ski boat so you
don't have to haul the houseboat out on all the adventures you plan on doing. You
should plan out meals ahead of time by either cooking the meals before you go
and freezing them or cook easy, simple meals on the boat using the grill. For
more information visit houseboatfun.com.