Our scariest day of van life. (winter in Yellowstone)
Kara and Nate
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: uzmatch.info/it/qNh-3GnPp5ywzZ0/video), 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. 😊🎥🌎

  • Ophelia Ronin
    Ophelia Ronin

    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!

  • Caroline Bealuk
    Caroline Bealuk

    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.

  • Nature Admiring Foodie 2021
    Nature Admiring Foodie 2021

    You guys are amazing

  • FirstAmendment Tshirt
    FirstAmendment Tshirt

    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.

  • Strawberry._. Sun
    Strawberry._. Sun

    It’s funny how fast Wyoming weather can change, it goes from beautiful blue skies to cold snow storms 🥶

  • anna christine
    anna christine

    Fill the van up. Fill your propane tank and boondock til it's over. Why are you risking your home like that ?

  • Daylynn Bolin
    Daylynn Bolin

    Glad you two are safe

  • Rafael Valles
    Rafael Valles

    -20 Celsius is crazy! How the hell do you keep on the van!?

  • Sasha Baskina
    Sasha Baskina

    I have been to yellow stone its so pretty so sorry your experience was not good. 😓

  • Wolf Anderson
    Wolf Anderson

    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

  • Nicole Metz
    Nicole Metz

    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

  • Cristina Montoya
    Cristina Montoya

    *laughs in Minnesotan*

  • J H
    J H

    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.

  • Leanne J
    Leanne J

    Thank you so much for putting up c° 🇨🇦

  • Tiana Gadsden
    Tiana Gadsden

    Faith???How do you keep the LORD with you?

  • Memi Taylor
    Memi Taylor

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

  • Dogs Cars Random
    Dogs Cars Random

    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

  • Wyatt amdahl
    Wyatt amdahl

    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

  • space dolan
    space dolan

    Visit Delaware

  • Cheryl's Adventures and Slots
    Cheryl's Adventures and Slots

    Guys you have to watch the weather hourly. So glad you got off the highway and are safe!

  • Phoenix Rayne
    Phoenix Rayne

    Happens every winter up here... kinda use to it.

  • Jared Emiliano
    Jared Emiliano

    I whent their in for summer prismatic spring is the best and other cool stuff thir to

  • Taryn Bell
    Taryn Bell

    Everyone: OMG BLACK ICE! Me as an Ohioan: *Drifts car over black ice like it’s normal.*

  • Capernoited

    Are the animals cold ???? :(

  • smoothie cardoza
    smoothie cardoza

    lmfao what a female and dude is wearing sunglasses while saying he cant see

  • Frihdson Frias
    Frihdson Frias

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

  • Kowla OP
    Kowla OP

    We are new Englanders bum bum bum bum bum

  • Mike Nixon
    Mike Nixon

    The scary makes you appreciate the otherwise boring later. Oh boy we've been there. Keep traveling.

  • Bryce Peters
    Bryce Peters

    Cries from driving on icy road, IMMA BADASS 😂

  • superdogs

    This is why my mom is scared of night driving 😂

  • Wanda Xxx
    Wanda Xxx

    Buffalo are amazing!!!

  • Wanda Xxx
    Wanda Xxx

    Dont drive if your tired.

  • Wanda Xxx
    Wanda Xxx

    Winter lesson, dont travel if you dont need too. Driving in snow or unpredictable weather is horrible, always risky

  • Babeena_Gt _
    Babeena_Gt _

    I'm waiting for the scary part

  • Ghost Busters
    Ghost Busters

    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!

  • Michael E
    Michael E

    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.

  • XAm 445
    XAm 445

    This is normal for me

  • Truth teller _
    Truth teller _

    Tony3d aka Dave2d should roast them

  • Amy Cue
    Amy Cue

    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!

  • mmallare1

    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🤭

  • manman dood
    manman dood

    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 dood
    manman dood

    Wowwww. Glad you are safe

  • Michelle Smith
    Michelle Smith

    I live in Michigan this lady is fucken killin me 🤣😂🤣😂🤣

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  • Лидия Рос
    Лидия Рос

    drink too much coffee🤦🏼‍♀️🧋🧋🧋🧋🧋🧋🧋😉

  • aola wili
    aola wili

    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.

  • Truth Talker
    Truth Talker

    If it weren't for counseling the last 15 years, I definitely would not be ok right now

  • Jaydin hobbs
    Jaydin hobbs

    i went to yellowstone june of 2019, and one day it was 70 and the next day it was 20 and snowing in june

  • MomtoZnE

    Now that you’ve left Yellowstone, you need to watch the movie Supervolcano.

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      aola wili


  • JAG G
    JAG G

    Was going way to fast

  • Tessa Uehling
    Tessa Uehling

    I’m from Nebraska, and yes that’s how the weather here works.

  • Evie Vermont Short films
    Evie Vermont Short films

    Yeah, get some winter wipers and studded snow tires. That whole area can get bad fast

  • Chelsea Littlefield
    Chelsea Littlefield

    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.

  • wnnalis cioov
    wnnalis cioov

    As a Canadian, this made me laugh 😂

  • mark pope
    mark pope

    Oh that’s interesting. Note to Hollywood, it is easier to feign crying if you’re wearing sunglasses.

  • mark pope
    mark pope

    How do you get tires to squeal on ice?

  • mark pope
    mark pope

    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.

    • wnnalis cioov
      wnnalis cioov

      We were thinking of driving to Yellowstone from Sacramento 2 weeks ago and I'm glad it didn't happen.

  • krutt24

    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.

  • Rhea May Jacobo
    Rhea May Jacobo

    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.

  • kidynamite58

    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.

  • heathercorbett26

    Where did you go in Nebraska? Safe travels guys!

  • Kirsti Edwards
    Kirsti Edwards

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

  • Emily Gregory
    Emily Gregory

    When did they go to South Carolina and what was the video?

  • Jerry H
    Jerry H

    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 ✌️

  • Andrew B.
    Andrew B.

    This woesn’t even bad welcome to the Midwest

  • Rick C
    Rick C

    Tip for the day? Don't drive in bad weather?

  • Sarah’s Videos
    Sarah’s Videos

    Thanks goodness you guys are okay

  • Leonardo Luga
    Leonardo Luga


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    Leonardo Luga


  • Tinman Ofthelake
    Tinman Ofthelake

    go live in Alaska for a few years..... then nothing will phase you....

  • Angela Downs
    Angela Downs

    Welcome to South Dakota. From a person from SD slow down and pay more attention then what you would normally.

  • Screen Box
    Screen Box

    We were thinking of driving to Yellowstone from Sacramento 2 weeks ago and I'm glad it didn't happen.

  • Diane Silverstein
    Diane Silverstein

    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!

  • NWforager

    trust me , its Way worse to be In the Semi

  • Ty Flakes
    Ty Flakes

    Thank you Jesus for keeping them safe 😭

  • Cindy Taylor
    Cindy Taylor

    If you never drive in snow and ice. Yellowstone is not a good place to start. Very stupid on your part.

  • Kiara Enid
    Kiara Enid

    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!

  • Larry Keller
    Larry Keller

    Omg this new generation .. crying good god no wonder why we have cancel culture

  • Jeffrey Jordan
    Jeffrey Jordan

    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.

  • Sean Wilson
    Sean Wilson

    black ice is very scary.

  • Gwen Prpka
    Gwen Prpka

    You are so pretty

  • Annelies geef niet op
    Annelies geef niet op

    Thank you for taking us to Yellow stone!

  • Caden Crowter
    Caden Crowter

    That’s nothing try driving on are roads in Canada during winter

  • Carson Balmforth
    Carson Balmforth

    I live pretty close to Yellowstone national park and I highly recommend going in the summer

  • Pamela Fine
    Pamela Fine

    How about checking the weather!

  • Sara

    I’ve always lived in Florida and have never seen snow or black ice. Wow. It’s beautiful but terrifying.

  • Michael Sage
    Michael Sage

    Been in that weather way too much in the mid west, used to drive home for Christmas every year 13 hours white knuckling it. Other drivers always were the scary part. Honestly I was more scared for you when you were in India and you talked about the drunken crowds of men attacking women. Really enjoying your van videos, maybe more than your old travel videos.

  • Eleanor Barsic
    Eleanor Barsic

    I've only been there in summer. Thanks for the great winter footage!

  • zhac83

    This is the reason we in Finland this things called winter tires... :DD

  • Cyber Tech studio's
    Cyber Tech studio's

    Tysm for my English assignment

  • Charles .Strohmeyer IV
    Charles .Strohmeyer IV

    CLICK BAIT NOTHING SCARY your welcome saved you 20mins of ur life it's just the heated water coming out the ground no accidents or near death scenarios

  • Caitlyn Hoffman
    Caitlyn Hoffman

    Love the sapphire pool. Saw it in September and it’s so pretty.

  • Ashlyn Everett
    Ashlyn Everett

    Me living in MN and looking at this like it’s normal

  • Daniel Florez Azuola
    Daniel Florez Azuola

    I think it was much worse when they walked on a glacier in Switzerland. Feel like this was nothing

  • Maitreya Kanitkar
    Maitreya Kanitkar

    wow this is the scariest thing i've ever seen in my whole life, but then again i am from western india

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    chandarpal mourya


  • Ella Meert
    Ella Meert

    What camera do you use?

  • Storm Skies
    Storm Skies

    Firstly there’s no need to cry! I mean that’s just dramatic fir dramatics sake. Second always carry chains fir your tyres. Third slow down ffs.

  • Alyssa Tanner
    Alyssa Tanner

    They were in a serious situation and talking about how scary it was then they saw a subway and it all went away for a second. Subway makes everything better

  • Shelby McKay
    Shelby McKay

    😂 the dude in a hoodie and shorts in the middle of this snow storm is the definition of Canadian 😅 he was prepared lol he planned for this 😂