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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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.
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.