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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CHOOSING FRIENDS WISELY

When the two of us moved to South Carolina, we didn’t know anyone and funny enough, we liked it that way. It allowed us to focus on our business, organize our life and spend our time together, doing the things we love. It wasn’t that we were anti-social,...

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VW BUS FAN BELT INSTALL

Air and oil cooled motors rely on a properly set fan belt. The belt keeps the fan turning, keeping the motor cool and the battery charged so when it gets loose or worn, it’s time to change it out. Our fan belt wasn’t looking so good, so we decided to...

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CARROT BEAN SAMOSAS TREAT DAY RECIPE

We do our best to eat as healthy as we can, but every once and a while we enjoy a treat day and savor some off-the-good-list ingredients, like butter. We had a treat day recently and decided to make some hand-made samosas that call for butter, flour and a fry. They...

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PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA

Paramahansa Yogananda was an Indian spiritual teacher, yogi and guru who moved to America in 1920 to bring his knowledge of meditation, yoga and ancient practices to the western world. He attracted people of all backgrounds and established a center for...

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SOUL’S LIFE ADVENTURE – PART TWO

Humans are all brought up with beliefs that carry on through generations. Often times, we are mislead, we are quick to judge or we don’t take the time to educate ourselves outside of what they taught us. In Part Two, Soul shows a fellow why we shouldn’t...

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PUERTO RICO TRAVEL VIDEO

Every wedding anniversary, we take a trip and mark another year of our marriage. In 2016, we were unexpectedly gifted with tickets to anywhere in the U.S. and chose beautiful Puerto Rico as our sixth wedding anniversary destination. The moment we arrived we felt like...

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SHRIMP PLANT

Have you ever heard of a shrimp plant? We hadn’t! That’s the sort of thing we learn by going to Farmers Markets and local farms. We planted the shrimp plant in healthy compost and dirt and watched it thrive. The plant is native to Mexico, so we were...

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CHOCOLATE HONEY COCONUT MINIS TREAT DAY RECIPE

We’ve really learned how to curb our cravings and eat in moderation (creatively)! One of our new favorite treats are our delicious chocolate honey coconut minis! One bite fulfills our need for a sugar-boost and it’s surprising how long we can make 6 little...

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AROUND THE WORLD IN 5.5 HOURS

Did you know there are rocket-powered aircrafts that hit hypersonic speeds? One is called the North American X-15 and it can get around the world in just over five hours. It’s supposedly the fasted manned aircraft that can even hit Mach 6. We read it was an...

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VW BUS MUFFLER INSTALL

When 2017 began, our design business, The Lills Design, received a huge influx of traffic and new clientele. We were also able to finally make the fixes and tweaks to our VW Bus, Moksha. We were able to get his brakes done, change out the calipers, replace the rotors...

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FRIEND OR FOOD?

One of us grew up with no dog to be found and the other one of us had dogs and pets of all kinds as a child. When we decided to move in with one another (which was almost immediately), it didn’t take us long to invite a dog into our own grown up life. It really...

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PEOPLE, PARENTING AND THE RED BUTTON SYNDROME

A long time ago, we met a young girl who was having a rebellious streak against her parents. She explained their determination to control her life and how it made her lash out in very loud ways. We remember her mother even talking to us and how we got into the...

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STRAWBERRY PICKING VIDEO

We’ve heard a lot about how common grocery store fruits, like strawberries, are often covered in pesticides, genetically modified and look and taste different than what nature intended. We were really able to understand the difference when we visited our local...

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VEGAN COCONUT TART RECIPE

Back in the day, one of our most favorite treats from the local health food store was the Coconut “Hail Merry” Vegan Tart. We would buy one tart to share between us and cut it into tiny slices so we could savor every little bite.

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DRIED HERB MIX RECIPE

While sitting out in the sun one day, we snipped a few of our homegrown herbs and thought to dry them. We brought the leaves into the kitchen, put them on a cooking sheet and into the oven. Once dried, we softly crumbled the basil, parsley and sage leaves…

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THIRD PARTY PLATFORMS

Our little business, The Lills Design, offers web and graphic design, photography and video. When companies or people are in need of websites, we work with them to build their very own brand online. We often run into situations where people are using third party...

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DELICATA SQUASH RINGS RECIPE

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...

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QUICHE TREAT DAY RECIPE

We’ve made quiche together since we met each other back in 2005, but these days we only eat things like butter or dairy products on treat days. Quiche is so worth the wait and leaves us filled and satisfied. The best part is, they are so easy to make. Enjoy our...

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THE CASE OF HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP

High-fructose corn syrup is a chemically processed sweetener that causes the body to store fat, rather than burn it, which leads to weight gain. It also causes diabetes, cellulite, tooth decay, kidney stones, acne, aging and a number of other issues. We read it even...

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SMOKY MOUNTAINS TRAVEL VIDEO

For our fifth wedding anniversary, we headed to North Carolina to take in some mountain air. We boarded the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, enjoyed first class and took in some spectacular views, like the Nantahala Gorge. Although the water was noted as 32 degrees, we...

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VW BUS MOTOR FIX

When we got to back to Beaufort, “Moksha”, our 1978 VW Bus, was running smoothly. Over time though, we began to notice some oil leaking from the middle of the undercarriage. We had plans to get to the Edisto River for our fourth wedding anniversary and...

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SPAGHETTI SQUASH RECIPE

We try to steer clear from traditional pasta, flour and calories that come with it. When we get a craving for spaghetti, which doesn’t happen very often, we pick up spaghetti squash. It’s a healthy pasta substitute, it’s naturally stringy and tastes...

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THE MANDELA EFFECT

The two of us remember reading The Berenstein Bears books when we were little. Each book focused on a specific life topic, like strangers, messy rooms, bullying and more. We were stunned when we came across the beloved childhood books, titled The Berenstain Bears,...

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