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We’re Alex and Lara Lill, a 24-7/365 couple, traveling in a 1978 VW Bus with our cat and dog, focused on learning, building and teaching A Simple Life With Big Adventures!

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WHAT TO DO IN A PANIC – “STAY IN THE CANOE”

When stress runs high or we find ourselves in a panic, we try to remember, to “Stay In The Canoe“. This is one of our little mantras. It’s how we calm each other down and how we remind ourselves, that at all times, we are in a metaphorical canoe. If...

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VEGETARIANISM 101

When we began to understand the benefits of a whole foods plant-based diet, our change to Vegetarianism came quite naturally. We were drawn to the wide variety of nutrition found in plant-based foods, many of which had remained a mystery to us for years. Throughout...

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IF | RUDYARD KIPLING | A MESSAGE TO OUR FUTURE

The other day, we were speaking with a gentleman and he asked what our names were. We replied, “Alex and Lara…yep, L-a-r-a”. He asked about the name Lara and we went on to explain that it was inspired by one of the main characters in the motion...

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PLANNING A ROAD TRIP ACROSS AMERICA IN A VW BUS

One might think that there’s a ton of planning that goes into a road trip across America…but for us, that wasn’t the case. There were only a few decisions we needed to make, before taking off on an adventure of a lifetime. Subscribe to The Lills...

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1 YEAR TRAVELING IN A VW BUS

On June 5th, 2017 the two of us and our dog said goodbye to living in South Carolina, paying rent and working statically. We took our design business on the road and it all of a sudden sunk in that we were taking a leap of faith. We made it to Alabama, spent two weeks...

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CHOCOLATE CHIA WALNUT PUDDING

Sometimes, we get sugar cravings and although it would be easy to grab a processed chocolate bar, sugary snack or candy, we are reaching for better alternatives. We’ve even found ways to get some extra good nutrients (like chia seed) into our desserts. See our...

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THE CURSE OF CAFFEINE

Caffeine, which Wikipedia states “is the most widely consumed psychoactive drug”, stimulates the nervous system and the blood vessels in the brain and body. Caffeine also blocks the effect of adenosine (a neurotransmitter that causes sleepiness and...

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HEMP CAN SAVE THE WORLD

Fuel, fiber, paper, food and medicine are all things, that we as a population, rely greatly upon. The vast number of resources from around the world, that are pillaged and polluted every day to supply these staples, is astounding. What if there was another way? What...

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HIGHWAY 1 CALIFORNIA COAST TRAVEL VIDEO

After 1 year of traveling cross country in our 1978 VW bus, we finally crossed the California state line! It was an incredible feeling to have accomplished our trip across the North American continent. The experiences we had together on this adventure, strengthened...

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PLANTING & GROWING WHEATGRASS

One of our dear friends gave us a bag full of organic wheatgrass seed in South Carolina, right before we headed out on our cross-country adventure. That bag stayed in our bus, as we traveled along, until one fine day, we opened it up and planted some seed. Poof, with...

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ROASTED CAULIFLOWER & CILANTRO-LIME SAUCE RECIPE

When the two of us visited Las Vegas, we had an incredible vegetarian meal at Nobu, a fine-dining Japanese restaurant. We adored the creative veggie sushi and sashimi, but we most enjoyed the roasted cauliflower with jalapeño peppers. It was so amazing that we decided...

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LAS VEGAS NEVADA TRAVEL VIDEO

From South Carolina to Utah, we spent a lot of time in the great outdoors, in nature and in peace. We camped under the stars, we hiked miles of trails, we swam in natural lakes and rivers, we dangled off of cliffs and we observed amazing wildlife. From Zion National...

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HEMP SEED OIL BENEFITS

After waking up about the reality of hemp and the roles it has played in our societies, we began doing more research into why this miracle plant isn’t in our day-to-day diet. The prohibition of cannabis hemp (1937) criminalized the plant and so, it’s once...

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CALENDAR COMEDY

A good friend of ours showed us this funny video of a comedian taking a look at our calendar and the revisions it could undergo. It made us laugh and it made us look at our days, months and years a little differently. Much of the yearly calendar that we adopted...

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ALMOND FLOUR OATMEAL CARROT COOKIE RECIPE

We juiced a bunch of organic carrots recently and we were left with a lot of organic carrot pulp. We decided to make cookies using the carrot pulp, some almond flour, rolled oats, maple syrup and a few other ingredients. The cookies turned out to taste AMAZING and we...

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THE PLACEBO EFFECT

There are many phenomenona in this world that great minds and scientists have yet to fully understand, like the placebo effect, which occurs when the human brain believes something enough to produce the desired outcome. For example, a patient can be prescribed a...

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TRAVELING CAT – CROSS COUNTRY IN A VW BUS

It’s not often you see a cat on a leash, or sticking it’s head out of a window going 55mph up the freeway in a 1978 VW bus, but for Squishy Cat, it’s just part of life. Ever since Squishy walked up to us that fateful day in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, he has lived...

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HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE LAVENDER OIL

Lavender has long been used for the delightful aroma it puts off and for the healing benefits it provides. For instance, lavender oil reduces tension, cleanses the skin, relieves pain and helps soothe the respiratory system. Just breathing in the smell, loosens up our...

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