Welcome to our Outdoor Living page where we believe life was meant to be lived outdoors at home and on the road! When we are home, we love to get out and enjoy the beauty of our surrounding Appalachian and Smoky Mountain region including Northeast Tennessee, SW Virginia, and North Carolina. We get outdoors at home by hiking and riding ATV’s. When we hit the road, we enjoy hiking in the National Parks and exploring beaches and cities around the country.
What can you do to get out at home? Have you discovered all the great outdoor spaces in your town and community? Have you taken the kids to explore the local and state parks in your region? We want to inspire you to do just that! Get outdoors in your town and explore the wonders all around you. Go camping or hiking. Rent a boat and enjoy a local lake. There are always great adventures to be found in any town or community in the great outdoors.
The fun doesn’t stop at home. We believe vacations should be adventurous as well as relaxing. Planning road trips around national parks and wonders of the world is our favorite way to travel.
Find inspiration and ideas to help you live outdoors both at home and on the road here at VeraVise Outdoor Living.
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When you first get an RV travel trailer, it can be overwhelming to think about all the RV accessory “must haves” you will need. In fact, it’s impossible to prepare 100% because you learn so much with each RV trip that you are constantly updating your checklists and travel trailer “must haves” list. However, there are definitely a few RV “must have” essentials you need to purchase before your first or any camping trip with your new travel trailer.
Tennessee has quickly become known as one of the premier ATV travel destinations in the nation.
Whether you are planning a day trip to a TN ATV trail, a three day weekend, or you want to organize a complete road trip tour of all the ATV Trails in this guide, these are the best ATV trails in Tennessee.
Doe Mountain Recreation Area is northeast Tennessee’s newest and growing ATV trail system. The 8600 acre wilderness area currently maintains 50 miles of trail systems to be used by hikers, ATV/UTV, dirt bikes, mountain bikes, and horses. Located on the northeastern tip of Tennessee in Johnson County, this new ATV trail system in Tennessee is sure to please the most avid ATV outdoor enthusiast.
Think Florida is only for beach lovers? Think again! These 15 Florida ATV Parks & Trails Will Scratch Any Outdoor Enthusiast’s Itch!
Are you looking for outdoor adventures in Florida that don’t involve sweltering in line at a theme park or lying on the beach? Florida has
Worried you kids won’t be able to hike the national parks? Here are 25 easy national parks hikes for families that will have the kids begging you go back!
Bluff Mountain Adventures offers ATV rides in Pigeon Forge for the beginner and the advances ATV rider. This park is a great place for the whole family to experience the adventure of riding an ATV in the smokies. Use this guide to help you plan you trip to Pigeon Forge, TN for a fun time of adventure and mountain play.
4 Mind Blowing Arizona National Monuments You’ve Probably Never Heard About, But Should Definitely See!
Arizona has some of America’s most interesting natural and historical treasures. These 4 Arizona National Monuments may not be as well known as the Grand Canyon, but they are every bit as fascinating. Don’t miss taking the family to see these monumental treasures in Arizona.
It’s no secret we love national parks and it is our aim to visit as many of them as possible while our kids are still at home. However, if you have to choose only a few, these 10 epic National Parks in the US are a must do for every family before the kids move out!
One key lesson we learned right away is that anything that makes hiking easier for us and more exciting for the kids is worth investing in! After purchasing hydration packs for our kids, we saw a huge improvement in their stamina and overall attitude while on the trail.
Outdoor Toys For Kids Guaranteed To Get Them Off The Screens And Outside This Year (and the grown ups too!)
“I’m bored!” Are you ready to hear that all summer, mom? As a homeschooling mom, my favorite outdoor toys for kids are those that incorporate learning and adventure. Here are a few outdoor games, toys, and activities to help you get those kids off the screens and outside to play this summer.
If you are a fan of off-roading, you have no doubt heard about the legendary Hatfield-McCoy trails in West Virginia. The Hatfield-McCoy trails are so popular in West Virginia and around the world that they have been collectively nicknamed Trails Heaven. We couldn’t agree more!
With its mountainous terrain, temperate climate, and gorgeous scenery, Virginia is an ideal destination for a riding vacation. Off-roading in Virginia is an incredibly popular pastime, and it’s a great way to get outside with your family all through the year.