THE LILLS TRAVEL
In 2017, we went minimal and packed up our 80 square foot VW bus with a few belongings and our dog, Sunday, to hit the road and explore the U.S. 🚌 On the day we left, we launched TheLills.com and began telling our story, sharing our thoughts and travels.
We were on the road for over 2+ years and along the way, we rescued a a kitten named Scotia and a 1961 GM Bus. Enjoy our travel posts and stories, photos, videos and more!
When we headed out of the little port town of Beaufort, South Carolina, we didn’t do much planning 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 state...read more
Before heading out of South Carolina, we decided to use the first few days of our trip to take a breath and shake off the residue of having lived and worked from a house for seven years, which is how we built The Lills Design and our 24-7/365 lifestyle. We made our...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
For our fourth wedding anniversary, we canoed 13 miles down the Edisto river in South Carolina to stay in an off-grid tree house with no electricity or running water. The river trip was beautiful and it felt freeing to be completely engulfed in nature. The little...read more
It’s absolutely amazing when the universe provides signs that tell us symbolically that we’re heading in the right direction. On our trip to Sarasota, Florida, we were tested the moment we arrived. The brakes on our VW bus went “spongy” all of...read more
On Christmas day 2013, we took our second road trip in our newly acquired VW bus to Sarasota, Florida for the holidays. After 9 hours of driving, we finally made it to our destination…and our brakes went “spongy”. We needed repair before getting back on the road, so...read more
For our third wedding anniversary, we traveled to one of our favorite destinations in the Bahamas. Great Abaco is part of a 120-mile–long chain of islands and is a sailor’s paradise. It’s part of the northern Bahamian islands and there are so many...read more