Outdoor Living

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.

Follow even more adventures on our Facebook Page: Outdoor Family Travel

You can also find us in our Smoky Mountains group, Hiking and Outdoor family group, our ATV Facebook Page, and on Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

ATV helmet buying guide

Best ATV Helmet For Trail Riding

Are you as confused about which helmet to buy for an ATV as I was when I set out to answer the question, “What is the BEST ATV helmet?”  Seriously, exactly how many terms are there to describe a helmet anyway? 

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Gifts ideas for hikers

Over 100 Gifts For Hikers

After asking these expert and experienced hikers what they ALWAYS have in their hiking pack, I decided to use this information to put together a list of gifts for hikers based upon their recommendations.

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Winterizing Travel TRailer Campers

How Do You Winterize A Travel Trailer?

It is important to winterize your RV travel trailer to withstand winter temperatures if you store your RV travel trailer in most of the US or Canada during the winter months. Failure to properly winterize your travel trailer could result in burst pipes and damage to your travel trailer plumbing system. It is important to winterize your travel trailer anytime the outside temperature is predicted to fall below 32°F. Repairs needed on your travel trailer due to freezing are not covered under most limited warranties so you will want to protect your investment by properly winterizing your travel trailer. We also recommend you get someone to assist you when you begin to winterize your travel trailer.

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