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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THE LILLS MINIMALISM JOURNEY

Half of the world is living on fifty cents to a dollar a day. Many are living without access to clean water, not enough food and there are too many without a roof over their head. If we can all wake up, let go of our selfish ways, downsize and minimize our spending...

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ALMOND DATE ROLLS RECIPE

Have you ever had an almond date roll? Back in the day, we used to love to go by our local organic grocery store and get them. Now we make them at home because the recipe is super simple! Dates have supposedly been cultivated since 6000 B.C., so you know…

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SAYING GOODBYE TO SOCIAL MEDIA

Most social media platforms are relationship and behavior databases. They are usually free because it’s not money they’re after, it’s tracking, it’s collecting information, learning human behavior, gathering human data and understanding...

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CHEAHA STATE PARK ALABAMA TRAVEL VIDEO

Our first stop on our cross-country journey from South Carolina was to the highest point in Alabama, also known as Cheaha State Park, with an elevation of 2,407 feet. Our VW bus, Moksha, took his time lugging us, our pup and our cargo. We later found out that 20 mph...

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NO REALLY, WHERE IS THE LOVE?

In America, most children are born and almost immediately after, their parents leave them and head back to work. The time apart certainly does add up. So much so, we can’t expect anyone to know what love is or how to express it. It isn’t taught in school...

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BAKED FALAFEL SALAD WITH AVOCADO TAHINI RECIPE

We used to get the most amazing falafel in Jersey City, when we worked in NYC. It was a weekly thing for us. Falafel is sometimes pretty hard to find, so we like to make our own. Sometimes we fry them, but this time we enjoyed freshly baked falafel on a bed of spinach...

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IDEAS ON TAP

There are examples of archaeological patterns of like-creations popping up around the world at the same time. Human beings were creating bowls for food around the world in similar timeframes, with no ability to communicate between the geographic landmasses. It’s...

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ARTISAN BREAD vs COMMERCIAL BREAD

Have you ever heard of a German brotform? It’s a spiral proofing basket, used to style rising bread. The coiled basket helps support the dough and results in a beautiful texture and look. This specific bread we purchased from an artisanal bread maker who...

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VW BUS OIL CHANGE

Every 3,000 miles (1,500 if driven hard), we’re supposed to change Moksha’s oil. It’s the life blood of an air/oil cooled VW Bus. We parked him on a flat surface, put a drip pan under the drain plug, opened it up and let it roll. Subscribe to The...

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BODY AND SOUL

The two of us found out what is was like to have an out-of-body experience. In one fell swoop, it became clear to us the difference between our physical bodies and the operator inside. Enjoy our Body And Soul post below! Often time we express “my body...

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LIKE-NEW IS BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

Rather than supporting the addition of more new products on the globe, we’ve made a vow to invest in like-new clothing and items, all which have character and can’t be found in this season’s catalog or at the store next door. We feel so silly having...

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TREAT DAY MINI QUICHE RECIPE

These mini quiches are the perfect finger food and they are so delicious, we can never eat just one. They are great to share and we also highly recommend these little fancy treats for parties or get-togethers. Enjoy our mini spinach mushroom tomato quiche recipe...

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VW BUS INTERIOR MAKEOVER

One of the larger and more exciting changes to our VW bus, Moksha, was to his interior. We ripped out every piece of furniture, panel and layer until he was completely bare-bones. We cleaned him out and we put in dampening material to reduce noise and increase...

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SAYING GOODBYE TO WATCHING T.V.

We did some research and studies have shown the average person literally spends years of their life watching television. The average person spends over a year of their life just flipping through channels and looking for something to watch. When we said “I...

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OREGANO OIL BENEFITS

We recently learned about and tried using oregano oil. It’s a natural antiseptic, full of antioxidants and it treats infections. Supposedly, it’s also an anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and can eliminate negative organisms in the body when taken daily. It...

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THE BEST SEX EVER

We recently read some spiritual information regarding sex and the coming together of two souls. Supposedly (and it makes sense), when we have sex, we’re not just coming together physically, but also spiritually. We leave impressions on one another and the closer...

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TOSTONES (TWICE FRIED PLAINTAINS) RECIPE

After visiting Puerto Rico, we fell in love with tostones (twice fried plaintains). Plantains are like bananas, but firmer and less sweet. We had no idea how absolutely delicious they are when cooked right. When we left Puerto Rico and made it back to the mainland, we...

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VW BUS WINDOW PERF

When Hurricane Matthew died down and we received news the electricity was back on in our area, we trekked home. The house didn’t seem too worse for the wear, although a tree fell ridiculously close to it. Once it was inspected, we learned there was more water...

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HURRICANE MATTHEW VIDEO

It’s always being made clear to us: the universe has a plan. After months of our VW Bus being at the shop, we were able to pick him up, literally a day before Hurricane Matthew hit our town. It was absolutely incredible to evacuate just in the nick of time and...

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TREAT DAY KIWI COCONUT BANANA BREAD RECIPE

When we realized we didn’t have any walnuts left for our treat day banana bread, we decided to make use of our last kiwi and some coconut flakes, by adding them to our mix. We really love how this inspired treat day banana bread turned out and we ate it all up...

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NEURO-LINGUISTIC PROGRAMMING (NLP)

Have you ever heard of NLP? It was designed in the seventies by two men working on techniques to change behavior through the understanding of human psychology, language, neurology and programming. To this day this science is used in marketing, advertising, politics...

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SAYING GOODBYE TO SODA

Every animal on the planet drinks water, period. Up to 60% of the human body is made up of water and it is essential to our health and well being. It naturally hydrates, cleanses and balances the body. Supposedly, in the 1700’s, a man by the name of Joseph...

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RELAX WITH PALO SANTO

Palo Santo is a type of tree that is part of the citrus family, grows in South America and is known for its healing and cleansing properties. Supposedly, Incas used it to ward off negative energies. In Spanish, Santo Palo literally translates into “Holy...

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WHOLE BAKED PINEAPPLE FRIED RICE RECIPE

The two of us heard that baked pineapple is sensational and it is true! The smoky pieces of tender pineapple meat hold so much flavor and adding it to our fried rice recipe elevates the dish. It is also fun to utilize the outer-pineapple as a bowl too. Enjoy our Whole...

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