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DAYS ON THE ROAD
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We’re always looking for more plant based energy foods to eat and drink in place of caffeinated beverages and over-stimulating energy drinks. Chia Seed Power Gel packs an incredible amount of natural energy, vitamins and nutrients and Chia Seeds can be used in...read more
A scientific study was done on red deer, showing the incredible way in which they communicate and make decisions. Although there might be a dominate male within the group, they actually don’t look to him to make the calls, but instead vote as a team. When the...read more
One of our main concerns before heading out on our cross-country adventure was keeping our dog, Sunday, cool from hot temperatures. Our VW bus didn’t have air conditioning, so we had always just kept the windows down, which circulated natural air pretty nicely,...read more
We used to scream for ice cream all of the time. Now we scream for ice creamless! It’s homemade ice cream without cream and it is absolutely delicious! We have made it with all kinds of different fruits, but we really love the strawberry banana and kiwi banana...read more
According to Wikipedia and some recent articles we dove into, standard time as we know it was put in place by the U.S. and Canadian railways just back in 1883. Standard time was written into law in 1918. Before all of this occurred, local towns each followed their own...read more
The two of us were overwhelmed with excitement every single day that it took to get our VW bus geared for our cross-country adventure. We had no fear, just determination. The actual day we headed out however, it sank in rather quickly that we were taking a leap of...read more
One of the most rewarding changes we’ve made was becoming aware of our mindfulness. When life had us moving at a fast pace, we were working for the man and stress was high. It was easy to charge through life, not recognizing our behaviors and actions along the...read more
What are the odds that the two of us would be born in the same hospital in Texas, leave the state around the same time and meet in Connecticut when we were 19 and 22 years of age? We’re not sure, but we find it pretty amazing that we both entered planet Earth at...read more
A few years ago we learned about pH levels in the body. Dr. Otto Warburg was awarded the Nobel Prize for his research on cancer and he put forth the idea that the root cause of cancer is acidicy levels in the body. He and a famed physician, Max Gerson, explained that...read more
Freedom, to us, is the state of being free to speak, eat, drink, learn, sleep, travel, express one’s self and experience. No other animal on the planet pays money for these things. The only real reason to have created a thing called money was to create the idea...read more
We never realized how important it was to wake up and start focusing on our chakras. Basically, our bodies have points of concentrated energy which whether in balance or not in balance, effect everything from mood to physical and mental health. Just like a knot in the...read more
In nature, animals often use power poses to display dominance and intimidation. Maybe you’ve heard of humans using similar power poses (like hands on the hips) to display strength. It turns out you can use power poses in times to override feelings...read more
Our favorite way to explain self help can be found in the back of most airplane seats. If you look, you’ll see the diagram stating “Place the oxygen mask on yourself first before helping small children or others who may need your assistance”....read more
Most people toss the seeds when cooking with butternut squash, but we make sure to save them. Like pumpkin seeds, they’re full of fiber, plant-based protein and are absolutely delicious roasted! We enjoy dusting them with smoked paprika and enjoy them over...read more
It’s clear to most people that there are powers that be, managing the distribution of information and technology to the masses. If all of the technology or full potential of the technology known to man was released to the public at once, it would result in...read more
Have you ever heard of cloud seeding? It’s when a plane goes through clouds, emitting silver iodide, which can be toxic to some species. Supposedly, they’ve been using this technique for decades. Cloud seeding makes rain fall and may reduce storm severity,...read more
We picked up some squash that we had never eaten or cooked with before, called Delicata squash. It’s also known as Bohemian or Peanut squash and is a winter vegetable that is cream colored, has green stripes and great texture. It is so easy to work with, the...read more
When we headed out of the little port town of Beaufort, South Carolina, we didn’t have destinations in mind for our cross-country adventure. We pointed our VW bus away from the coast and just let our hearts be our guides. When we got tired, we looked up nearby...read more
At more than 90% liquid, melons will pass through the stomach quite quickly if eaten alone. Combining melons with other foods however, creates fermentation of the fast-decomposing melon which can cause some gastric strain. Next time try eating melons and other fruits...read more
We love hummus, but never knew how easy it was to make! It’s so much fun taking whole ingredients, blending them together and as if by magic, transform them into mouth-watering dishes! Our white bean hummus is a favorite of ours. Enjoy our recipe below! To make...read more
When reading history books given to school children, it sure seems as though humans were sent in every direction to extract coal, oil and other important resources for big powers with big agendas. This is pretty odd when the whole time they could have been using the...read more
This wonderful ring is a great reminder to stay positive and keep smiling. The happy smiley face graphic is iconic and supposedly was created by Harvey Ross Ball, an American graphic artist in 1963. We just love the power of design. Enjoy this incredibly happy...read more
When the two of us headed out of South Carolina and began our cross-country adventure, we brought our dog, Sunday, along for the ride. She was so easy going, friendly to all and she loved having the whole back of our VW bus to herself. We camped in Alabama and spent a...read more
A wonderful and yummy egg substitute can be made from ground flax seed and water. 5 minutes together and they create an ooey gooey, egg-like substance, perfect for cooking. Flax seeds and oil are high in fiber and omega-3 and low in carbohydrates. We’re hooked...read more