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We’re Derik and Amanda, a couple of adventure-loving, wander-lusting, live-outside-our-element kind of freaks that hope to impart knowledge and inspiration (or at least a smile) to those of similar mind! We always knew our married life together wasn’t going to be normal according to societies standards. In February 2012, after living our first year as newlyweds in Portland, Oregon, we decided to embark on the greatest journey of our lives. Now, 3 1/2 years later we feel like we’re only getting started. The world is huge and wants to be explored. Follow us on a journey outside our comfort zone and into the unknown!

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A Bit About Us

Meet Amanda Amanda - began LIAL in 2012, & it's been her baby ever since. She loves to write (obviously), take photographs, & hang out with kangaroos.

Amanda graduated from university with a degree in Sociology & Music Theatre. When she isn’t blogging, she's probably designing & developing websites.

Meet Derik Derik - the newest author of LIAL, enjoys the great outdoors, skydiving, rebuilding motorcycles, & food. Lots of food.

Derik graduated from university with a degree in Business Administration, and has a great time inventing ideas. Most of all he enjoys travel and new experiences.


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Our Travels