A Simple Life With Big Adventures - Traveling Couple - Lara Lill Alex Lill - The Lills

SAY HELLO TO THE LILLS!

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

Come along with us, as we educate ourselves and share our alternative views on life, love, energy, food and travel.

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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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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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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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YOUTUBE DOWN

On October 16th, the great and powerful Youtube website crashed for various lengths of time worldwide, leaving users in a panic. As the two of us noticed our videos on our website were showing a 505 Internal Error, we jumped on the Youtube website, which displayed a...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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CREAMY POTATO BROCCOLI (NO MILK) SOUP RECIPE

The two of us have been enjoying small bites throughout each day, rather than three heavy meals. It keeps our metabolisms going and it allows our bodies to spend less energy digesting food. We’ve come to realize that softening foods and/or blending food down...

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ZION NATIONAL PARK UTAH TRAVEL VIDEO

One of our finest moments on our cross-country trip was getting back on the road after being hit by a drunk driver in the Arizona desert. It took 24 days of patience and persistence, while we hobbled our VW bus around to be assessed and worked on, but we were finally...

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ALOE VERA COCONUT FACE + BODY GEL RECIPE

The two of us do our best to stay away from store bought lotions, creams and gels. They are usually full of unhealthy chemicals and they usually cost a pretty penny. We have instead begun playing around with making our very own concoctions, starting with a homemade...

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OVER 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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ORZO PASTA SALAD RECIPE

While on our travels, we came across an amazing treat: Orzo. Orzo is a short-cut pasta, which looks like big rice grains. We were unfamiliar with this type of pasta and when we tried it at a little deli, we were blown away. The delicious salad-like mixture contained...

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WHAT ARE ARTIFICIAL COLORS?

More and more food packages in the U.S. are carrying a label stating “No Artificial Colors” and there’s a good reason why. Artificial colors have been widely used as a marketing tool to sell brightly colored junk food, medicine and cosmetics, but...

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LAKE POWELL ARIZONA + LONE ROCK UTAH TRAVEL VIDEO

After a close call in the Arizona desert, the two of us, our dog and cat were stuck in a tow yard for three days and nights over Memorial Day weekend. Once our VW bus was able to drive again, we headed to Page, Arizona for more essential repairs, our 8 year wedding...

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