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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CHEWING SMOOTHIES

While learning more about what we eat and how we eat, we found out that chewing our smoothies (rather than just gulping them down) prompts our bodies to release pre-digestive enzymes. The chewing process begins breaking down food with enzymes in our saliva, making it...

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PIPPI LONGSTOCKING

Pippi Longstocking (also known as Pippilotta Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Ephraim’s Daughter Longstocking) is a fictional character, who was dreamed up in the 1940’s by Swedish author, Astrid Lindgren. Her stories of Pippi have been loved by...

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5 MINUTES BEFORE SLEEPING

The subconscious mind works through our thoughts and feelings and drives many of our actions and behaviors. It is particularly active in times like sleeping, which is why the last 5 minutes before falling asleep are so important. Oftentimes, we’ll go over (and...

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VW BUS MIRACLE CRASH & THE MEDICINE MAN

Over winter 2018, the two of us hunkered down in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. We continued our design work and manned the front desk at a 420-friendly inn for a few months to save our pennies and gather what we needed to continue our cross-country adventure. The owner of...

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FLOATING ISLANDS WALL MURAL TIME-LAPSE VIDEO

While we were in Colorado, we worked with a 420-friendly inn. We helped them revamp their website, helped man the front-desk and we learned a lot in the process. Out of everything we did, our favorite project that we worked on, was painting a huge mural on a bare wall...

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FRESH OFF THE VINE ORGANIC GARDEN GRAPE JUICE

A Colorado friend of ours invited us to harvest organic grapes from his garden, which we had never done before. We picked and picked the beautiful little grapes right off the vine, until we had gathered two bowls full of them. The grapes were a tad overripe, so we...

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MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK TRAVEL VIDEO

When the two of us began our cross-country trip in our VW bus in South Carolina, we had no idea what was ahead or how far we would go. We could never have expected to welcome a kitten into our family, make it to our birthplace, land in Roswell for their annual UFO...

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HOW TO GREASE FRONT-END ZERKS ON A VW BUS

The front-end of our VW Bus had never gotten any attention since we picked him up. Every 3,000 miles the front-end zerks, or grease fittings, should be fitted with a grease gun and pumped full of fresh grease. This was our first try at front-end zerk maintenance on...

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SIMPLE VANILLA AMARETTI COOKIE RECIPE

Amaretti cookies are one of our favorite treats. We used to get them from a bakery in Pagosa Springs, Colorado and now we make our very own version. The base of our cookie is still almond flour, but instead of using almond extract, we like to use vanilla bean or...

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THE SCOOP ON POOP

What comes out of us can show us a lot about what’s going on inside of us. The form, texture, firmness and color of our poop all have a tale to tell and we can easily find out if our bodies are correctly digesting food (or not), by checking in on our poo. The...

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AVOCADO OIL BENEFITS

We were cruising through the cooking oils section of a grocery store and came across cold-pressed Avocado Oil, a wonderful product we had never heard of. We began using it for cooking and we learned it makes a great salad dressing oil. It has a mellow and buttery...

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ICE SKATING & SLEDDING | COLORADO WINTER VIDEO

While in Colorado for winter, we made sure to take our time and play in the snow, as much as possible. It had been almost a decade since the two of us even saw snow, so it was very nice to have made wonderful memories with a cross-country skiing picnic and going...

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KARMA DELIVERY & 12 STEPS TO BETTER KARMA

Buddhism and Hinduism base the value of a person on what he/she has done in their past and current lives. This is also known as karma, which means “action” in Sanskrit (Indian). The idea is that a person determines their own fate, their own challenges and...

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PINE NUT PESTO ZUCCHINI RIBBONS RECIPE

When the two of us get in the mood for pesto pasta, we go straight to our favorite pine nut pesto veggie pasta recipe. Rather than filling ourselves with heavy wheat pasta, we substitute with beautiful and just-as-delicious, zucchini ribbons. They are so delicate and...

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BODY LANGUAGE

Body language is a form of nonverbal communication. Without words, animals and people use conscious and unconscious gestures to convey information. Facial expressions, slight movements, tone of voice and shifting our energy can intentionally and unintentionally relay...

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HOW TO CHANGE SPARK PLUGS ON A 1978 VW BUS

There are four spark plugs in our Volkswagen bus, Moksha. Each spark plug sends electric currents from the ignition system to the combustion chamber to start and move the vehicle. They are an essential part of any vintage car and they are a great health indicator of...

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HAPPILY EVER NOW

While on our winter adventure in Colorado, we experienced a very odd week, where a handful of people lost their lives in different ways. We were reminded that life is happening now and it can come to a close at any time. We both agreed that we can do a better job at...

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HOMEMADE CASHEW BUTTER RECIPE

Cashew butter is such an amazing product, but it can be expensive and full of hidden additives. Transforming cashews (1 simple ingredient) into a delicious, healthy cashew butter is so easy to do! The bonuses are, there are no additives, it’s loaded with raw...

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HOW TO CLEAN A VW BUS CARBURETOR AIR FILTER

Our VW bus, Moksha, still gets us around with an old-fashioned carburetor. Carburetors are all about air and fuel mixture, so something as unseemly as a dirty filter can have an affect on his overall performance. After a few thousand miles, the air filter on top of...

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PEACE OFFICERS

A man we met in Colorado said that back in the day, police officers were your friends. You’d stroll around town and they’d wave to you with a smile on their faces. They carried a sense of peace, they were your neighbor and they acted as part of the...

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