Our scariest day of van life. (winter in Yellowstone)

4-Apr, 2021
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Our 13 hour drive from Nebraska to Yellowstone, Wyoming turned into our scariest day of van life yet. This video is sponsored by Better Help; Get 10% off your first month here: betterhelp.com/kandn
Vlog 761 | #Yellowstone, #Wyoming, USA | State 25/50 | Filmed March 11, 2021
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Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, we got married June 2013 and quickly caught the travel bug! We started “travel hacking” & finally decided we wanted to go travel for one year. After 2 years of saving $ and over 2 million miles and points, we sold our cars and apartment and left home January 10, 2016. We started this travelvlog to share our experiences with friends and family, then decided we really liked vlogging and traveling, and we didn’t want to stop after just one year! After achieving our new goal of 100 countries and then all 7 continents (check out our documentary here: uzworld.info/player/video/f66rrpefdpnZmZo), we had no plans to slow down, until 2020 decided to force us to ;) which is when we bought a converted Sprinter van to start exploring our own country for the first time. #Vanlife was a major adjustment and so different than flying every week like we were used to, but we are incredibly thankful to be able to continue doing something we love every day. 😊🎥🌎

  • Kara reminds me of primary school teacher, had such a huge crush on her 😍

    Tefra ThuggenTefra Thuggen4 soat oldin
  • Stfu

    jr ruizjr ruiz7 soat oldin
  • Spring storms like that are pretty common in Wyoming & Montana. Pay attention to weather warnings on phone apps while traveling though. I'm glad you got through it okay and had a wonderful visit to Yellowstone.

    Dawn Old ElkDawn Old Elk7 soat oldin
  • Thanks Kara&Nate...taking Us to Yellowstone..😀I Always wanted to go..and i've been thinking about those geysers ever sense'

    Margaret JamesMargaret James8 soat oldin
  • The guy wearing shorts 😥🥴

    Tyler WasabiTyler Wasabi14 soat oldin
  • Yep, I drove for the first time in my life in snow this year during the Texas snowstorm in Feb. I was staying at a friends house because my house lost power for 4 days, the last day it was still snowing but the power came back on. So I decided to risk it and drive back home . During the drive, I had to drive on multiple bridges to get home . I drove around 20 mph, and I saw the car in front of me skid I was like crap, Im probably going to skid too. So my car skidded perpendicular to the road, thankfully there wasn't any cars coming in the opposite direction, I lifted my foot off the gas pedal and turned the wheel to the direction of the skid. Lost control of my car for five second till we were off the bridge, scariest five second of my life.

    Liam LinLiam Lin16 soat oldin
  • Kara you guys are pretty adventurous 😉🤷🏼‍♀️ say where did you buy your face mask? It fits really nicely.

    Simone SchultzSimone Schultz21 soat oldin
  • I lived through almost 8miles of driving in the rain with no brakes and no really great place to stop the car (I was in a really sketchy part of my city) and honestly I feel blessed to have lived passed that night. I finally got to my block and parked on the very end of the block (safest thing was a "drive into" spot) by the time I turned the car off I was balling my eyes out for 30 min alone in the car.

    Samantha RaySamantha Ray21 soat oldin
  • Same here, this isn't even close to a white out.

    William SimpsonWilliam SimpsonKun oldin
  • Amazing beautiful Yellowstone, wonderful vlog , so glad you got through that nasty weather..stay safe , God Bless from Canada 🇨🇦

    Patricia HallPatricia HallKun oldin
  • D r a m a t i c

  • Black ice, sometimes called clear ice, is a thin coating of glaze ice on a surface, especially on roads. The ice itself is not black, but visually transparent, allowing the often black road below to be seen through it.

    StrxwberryStrxwberryKun oldin
  • Driving in Colorado all my life has taught me a couple things. 1. Slow down. 2. Avoid the roads where the semi trucks run during winter storms.

    The WilberForceThe WilberForceKun oldin
  • OMGGGG So Scary! Police Officer while you blew through the STOP SIGN! WOOO HOOO!!! You guys made through it! So exciting and feels so much safer. So great that you finally made it to your tour! Hot Chocolate! HAHA. So cool to do old faithful. Too bad it's not regular anymore though. OLD GEYSER!!!! HAHAHA. The water is hot! Don't touch it or it will burn you!! If it's blue it's not for you! It's stunning! Kissing while smelling rotten eggs. SO FUN! You guys are so inspiring! Keep it UP!!!

    exploreaswegoexploreaswegoKun oldin
  • Going to fast on ice toooo fast man

    Marcos MartinezMarcos MartinezKun oldin
  • I have been following you guys around the world for years now. When Covid hit, I quickly realized that I was all caught up on your vlog posts. And I was sad! But I love how you turned your whole project upside down and decided to explore the US! You are taking me places that I would have never been able to see right in my own country. Thank you for your hustle! Love all your content! I hope you come to NJ sometime soon. I'll show you around the Jersey Shore!

    Scott BradyScott BradyKun oldin
  • Wow!

    Miracles HappenMiracles HappenKun oldin
  • We are watching and protecting you from above! 😍🙏🌞💖🤗

    Miracles HappenMiracles HappenKun oldin
  • While I understand that she was emotional I don't understand the comment "Now that we are here, I don't know what we are going to do" Uh, let's see parked safely in a truck stop parking lot, with lots of people around for assistance, while sitting in your home that has water, food and heat. I'm thinking go take a shower at the truck stop, eat, hang out until the snow stops, edit videos, sleep... Not exactly the same thing if you were in a vehicle that was not your home and you were lost and stuck in a snowstorm on a backcountry road.

    Tim YahlTim Yahl2 kun oldin
  • So many emotions! This was beautiful - but so cold! How did you stay warm in the van? Very scary driving in that snow. I’m a Florida person now after 30 years living here! 🌞 so glad you’re safe!

    Ophelia RoninOphelia Ronin2 kun oldin
  • People saying they are laughing at them is so invalidating to their experience. They are in an environment they aren’t used to and I’m so sorry that this happened and glad you are both safe.

    Caroline BealukCaroline Bealuk2 kun oldin
  • You guys are amazing

    Nature Admiring Foodie 2021Nature Admiring Foodie 20212 kun oldin
  • Inexperience driver on the road should have not been driving let's get back on the road. Idiots. Some reason 3 hours of sleep is a smart idea.

    FirstAmendment TshirtFirstAmendment Tshirt2 kun oldin
  • It’s funny how fast Wyoming weather can change, it goes from beautiful blue skies to cold snow storms 🥶

    Strawberry._. SunStrawberry._. Sun2 kun oldin
  • Fill the van up. Fill your propane tank and boondock til it's over. Why are you risking your home like that ?

    anna christineanna christine2 kun oldin
  • Glad you two are safe

    Daylynn BolinDaylynn Bolin3 kun oldin
  • -20 Celsius is crazy! How the hell do you keep on the van!?

    Rafael VallesRafael Valles3 kun oldin
  • I have been to yellow stone its so pretty so sorry your experience was not good. 😓

    Sasha BaskinaSasha Baskina3 kun oldin
  • I’m from Florida and I drove through all the blizzards and snow storms in Oregon Washington and Montana. You just have to take your time and be careful

    Wolf AndersonWolf Anderson3 kun oldin
  • if you ever start to slip, do not brake! feet off the gas and brake and try to steer out of it as best you can, use judgement of course

    Nicole MetzNicole Metz4 kun oldin
  • *laughs in Minnesotan*

    Cristina MontoyaCristina Montoya4 kun oldin
  • Why didn't you check road and weather conditions ahead of time? It's not like you are on pre-planned vacation with no slack! Also, not sure if driving into the wee hours in winter weather up north is advisable. As for the park, I'd love to see it in winter sometime. I wonder how much those coach tours run, can't be cheap.

    J HJ H4 kun oldin
  • Thank you so much for putting up c° 🇨🇦

    Leanne JLeanne J4 kun oldin
  • Faith???How do you keep the LORD with you?

    Tiana GadsdenTiana Gadsden4 kun oldin
  • Girl I’m with you❣️. I feel the same way about driving in that 🤬! Sugar & Ice! Your man is brave💗

    Memi TaylorMemi Taylor4 kun oldin
  • I went to Utah for spring break and saw Alot of bison on Antelope National Park (I think national) but they were huge and cool

    Dogs Cars RandomDogs Cars Random4 kun oldin
  • I love how I know exactly where you were because there's so little on that drive that all the landmarks really stood out. check out Cargo_Curtis on instagram

    Wyatt amdahlWyatt amdahl4 kun oldin
  • Visit Delaware

    American I AmAmerican I Am4 kun oldin
  • Guys you have to watch the weather hourly. So glad you got off the highway and are safe!

    Cheryl's Adventures and SlotsCheryl's Adventures and Slots4 kun oldin
  • Happens every winter up here... kinda use to it.

    Phoenix RaynePhoenix Rayne4 kun oldin
  • I whent their in for summer prismatic spring is the best and other cool stuff thir to

    Jared EmilianoJared Emiliano4 kun oldin
  • Everyone: OMG BLACK ICE! Me as an Ohioan: *Drifts car over black ice like it’s normal.*

    Taryn BellTaryn Bell4 kun oldin
  • Are the animals cold ???? :(

    CapernoitedCapernoited5 kun oldin
  • lmfao what a female and dude is wearing sunglasses while saying he cant see

    smoothie cardozasmoothie cardoza5 kun oldin
  • I’m so glad you guys are safe and got out of that bad weather condition. Praying for your safe travels ahead. God bless.

    Frihdson FriasFrihdson Frias5 kun oldin
  • We are new Englanders bum bum bum bum bum

    Kowla OPKowla OP5 kun oldin
  • The scary makes you appreciate the otherwise boring later. Oh boy we've been there. Keep traveling.

    Mike NixonMike Nixon5 kun oldin
  • Cries from driving on icy road, IMMA BADASS 😂

    Bryce PetersBryce Peters5 kun oldin
  • This is why my mom is scared of night driving 😂

    superdogssuperdogs5 kun oldin
  • Buffalo are amazing!!!

    Wanda XxxWanda Xxx5 kun oldin
  • Dont drive if your tired.

    Wanda XxxWanda Xxx5 kun oldin
  • Winter lesson, dont travel if you dont need too. Driving in snow or unpredictable weather is horrible, always risky

    Wanda XxxWanda Xxx5 kun oldin
  • I'm waiting for the scary part

    Babeena_Gt _Babeena_Gt _5 kun oldin
  • I've been in this situation many many times! Make sure that you have winter tires, and an experienced driver! Drive with caution lights on, well below speed limit. You should be fine!

    Ghost BustersGhost Busters5 kun oldin
  • 10:25 It's the Madison River. Easy to see how you can get confused after only 3 hours sleep! The Madison eventually flows to the Three Forks in Montana to form the official headwaters of the Missouri.

    Michael EMichael E5 kun oldin
  • This is normal for me

    XAm 445XAm 4455 kun oldin
  • Tony3d aka Dave2d should roast them

    Truth teller _Truth teller _5 kun oldin
  • We got hit by the same storm here in CO and Got 34 inches of snow. We had to cancel our Spring break plans to camp at arches in Moab! Glad ya'll are okay!

    Amy CueAmy Cue5 kun oldin
  • When was this ... we were there last 3/28-30 @ West Yellowstone but the park was closed.. so the only way was to ride that big yellow bus we saw it parked nearby our cabin🤭

    mmallare1mmallare16 kun oldin
  • Omigod you guys got so lucky. Beautiful beautiful sites that I will probably never get to see because I'm all the way on the East Coast. Thank you for bringing it to me

    manman doodmanman dood6 kun oldin
  • Wowwww. Glad you are safe

    manman doodmanman dood6 kun oldin
  • I live in Michigan this lady is fucken killin me 🤣😂🤣😂🤣

    Michelle SmithMichelle Smith6 kun oldin

    r vr v6 kun oldin
  • drink too much coffee🤦🏼‍♀️🧋🧋🧋🧋🧋🧋🧋😉

    Лидия РосЛидия Рос6 kun oldin
  • I'm from south africa and I would never get to see this, thank you for sharing your beautiful country with those around the world.

    aola wiliaola wili6 kun oldin
  • If it weren't for counseling the last 15 years, I definitely would not be ok right now

    Truth TalkerTruth Talker6 kun oldin
  • i went to yellowstone june of 2019, and one day it was 70 and the next day it was 20 and snowing in june

    Jaydin hobbsJaydin hobbs6 kun oldin
  • Now that you’ve left Yellowstone, you need to watch the movie Supervolcano.

    MomtoZnEMomtoZnE6 kun oldin
    • ✌️

      aola wiliaola wili6 kun oldin
  • Was going way to fast

    JAG GJAG G6 kun oldin
  • I’m from Nebraska, and yes that’s how the weather here works.

    Tessa UehlingTessa Uehling6 kun oldin
  • Yeah, get some winter wipers and studded snow tires. That whole area can get bad fast

    Evie Vermont Short filmsEvie Vermont Short films6 kun oldin
  • that happened to me in south Connecticut almost into nyc, freak snow storm, i was loaded with my truck and horse trailer, out of no where I almost ran into an 18 wheeler that did not have working lights. I could not stop praising my husband for his good driving skills to get around it and miss it.

    Chelsea LittlefieldChelsea Littlefield6 kun oldin
  • As a Canadian, this made me laugh 😂

    wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov6 kun oldin
  • Oh that’s interesting. Note to Hollywood, it is easier to feign crying if you’re wearing sunglasses.

    mark popemark pope7 kun oldin
  • How do you get tires to squeal on ice?

    mark popemark pope7 kun oldin
  • Your titles are so “Drama Queen”. I guess that’s what you are willing to do to get the click$. It feels like I’m watching one of those scripted “reality” TV shows. I bet you have amazing “fish that got away” stories.

    mark popemark pope7 kun oldin
    • We were thinking of driving to Yellowstone from Sacramento 2 weeks ago and I'm glad it didn't happen.

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov6 kun oldin
  • Omg. If every one in Norway. Drive so bad in winter. The whole country would shyt down. This is not a winter storm. Trust me 😆😆 But maybe it would help with winter tires.

    krutt24krutt247 kun oldin
  • Just discovered your vlog. Glad you both are safe. Watch a marathon of your vlogs from your visit to the Philippines (I’m Filipino) until you upgrade your van. Not knowing that it was already 2:30 AM. Then got to wake up early today with for my run. Tired while running due to lack of sleep but it is worth it. Your videos are so beautiful very clear and the shots are amazing. Most of all it is very informative. Love it. Continue what your doing.

    Rhea May JacoboRhea May Jacobo7 kun oldin
  • The most dangerous part of winter traveling in the US is your first step outside your hotel in the morning. Many proprietors are too cheap or lazy to throw a little ice melt outside the exits to keep people from slipping on icy ground and bashing their heads in.

    kidynamite58kidynamite587 kun oldin
  • Where did you go in Nebraska? Safe travels guys!

    heathercorbett26heathercorbett267 kun oldin
  • driving in those conditions is truly terrifying, so sorry you guys went through that, and glad you made it to safety

    Kirsti EdwardsKirsti Edwards7 kun oldin
  • When did they go to South Carolina and what was the video?

    Emily GregoryEmily Gregory7 kun oldin
  • Thank God you are both alive. I don't know you you all but this video had me balling my eyes out while you were explaining th accident that didn't happen. Glad you both are safe & thanks for the video. Me and my partner are heading to Yellow Stone on the 21st till the 25th. We live in Hollywood and I can't wait to see it. Have fun! New sub! 🙏 -Peace, Jerry ✌️

    Jerry HJerry H7 kun oldin
  • This woesn’t even bad welcome to the Midwest

    Andrew B.Andrew B.7 kun oldin
  • Tip for the day? Don't drive in bad weather?

    Rick CRick C7 kun oldin
  • Thanks goodness you guys are okay

    Sarah’s VideosSarah’s Videos7 kun oldin

    Leonardo LugaLeonardo Luga7 kun oldin

    Leonardo LugaLeonardo Luga7 kun oldin
  • go live in Alaska for a few years..... then nothing will phase you....

    Tinman OfthelakeTinman Ofthelake7 kun oldin
  • Welcome to South Dakota. From a person from SD slow down and pay more attention then what you would normally.

    Angela DownsAngela Downs7 kun oldin
  • We were thinking of driving to Yellowstone from Sacramento 2 weeks ago and I'm glad it didn't happen.

    Screen BoxScreen Box7 kun oldin
  • Thank you, thank you for sharing your trip to Yellowstone! We spent late winter to late summer there in 2018 and still can't find the right words to describe the place. Magnificent doesn't quite cut it. It's beyond that. The bison jams we're faves of ours. So glad to see YNP in winter through your eyes. So glad you made it there safely. Happy trails!

    Diane SilversteinDiane Silverstein7 kun oldin
  • trust me , its Way worse to be In the Semi

    NWforagerNWforager7 kun oldin
  • Thank you Jesus for keeping them safe 😭

    Ty FlakesTy Flakes7 kun oldin
  • If you never drive in snow and ice. Yellowstone is not a good place to start. Very stupid on your part.

    Cindy TaylorCindy Taylor7 kun oldin
  • I know I’m a week late but the worst time to drive with snow if right after. There’s usually black ice and you can’t see it, it just looks like the road is wet. Then you slip and slide and that’s when the most accidents happen. I’m glad you guys are okay!

    Kiara EnidKiara Enid7 kun oldin
  • Omg this new generation .. crying good god no wonder why we have cancel culture

    Larry KellerLarry Keller7 kun oldin
    • Oh so crying is a bad thing now? And they aren’t the new generation at all you can tell

      Look how she ate thatLook how she ate thatKun oldin
  • Stay in the 18 wheeler's tire tracks and don't use your brakes too much, let your engine do the breaking. Hang in there and hope for the best, good luck driving on black ice.

    Jeffrey JordanJeffrey Jordan7 kun oldin
  • black ice is very scary.

    Sean WilsonSean Wilson7 kun oldin
  • You are so pretty

    Gwen PrpkaGwen Prpka7 kun oldin