Our scariest day of van life. (winter in Yellowstone)
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: uzload.info/fun/e6h8qWXPqHGrzJc/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. 😊🎥🌎

  • dcoog anml
    dcoog anml

    “Gawd minus 4 is cold!” belly laughs in French Canadian 😂🥶

  • lindsey snauwaert
    lindsey snauwaert

    Waaaauw i visited Yellowstone in summer but this wauw! Thanks for another very nice video ♥️

  • Keegan McQueen
    Keegan McQueen

    This is a daily drive in Utah from November - March 😂.

  • Jaralyn Majak
    Jaralyn Majak

    And I need Kara's tye dye hoodie! Super Cute! 😘💖and I happen to hate snow!

  • Jaralyn Majak
    Jaralyn Majak

    I adore you two, but snow tires exist for a reason! Come to Upstate N.Y. or Buffalo N.Y. in the winter! It's was way worse! And watching baby girl cry flippin killed me! If you ever need a Winter driver....hmu! I loooooovers you sooooooo much!

    • dcoog anml
      dcoog anml

      Welcome to the Midwest!

  • MN RockHounder
    MN RockHounder

    Don’t go to Minnesota during the winter if you think those roads are bad😂

  • Gregory Nissen
    Gregory Nissen

    Had our fun in a much worse snow storm through Montana whilst driving a Penske van. I'm from Nebraska/Iowa. So snow driving is much more a norm.

  • D Boudriault
    D Boudriault

    Bad news is you were fools to try and do this drive in the winter.

  • Chris David
    Chris David

    Welcome to Wyoming !

  • Hanz Down Sports
    Hanz Down Sports

    We will need lots of caffeine 🤣 glad you guys made it safe. Have a super fantastic day. Thanks for sharing your ups and downs in travel. Many blessings too you guys. 🙏🏾

  • Claudia Strelow
    Claudia Strelow

    Ha this is every winter I mn 🤣 that's why we retired in fl

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  • Luke M
    Luke M

    Who needs winter tires?! We have a camper van.

  • Melanin_monroe

    And cue the dramatics Meryl Streep . 😒Lol! You’re so scared but made sure to get every drop of those croc tears on film. That whole damsel in distress, gets no play over here so you can wipe the doe eyed Bambi watching her mother get shot and strapped to the back of the a pick up truck look off your face. I’m glad you two are ok but you could of left the extras including the screeching tires sound clip on the cut floor! A bit over the top don’t you think?!

  • Jason Sinacori
    Jason Sinacori

    I totally understand last Oct my family and I where driving back to IL from Spokane WA. We got hit by a snow storm in Oct around Billings Montana. Yep we had to stay a night and try to find a ice scraper to buy. It snows a lot crazier up north.

  • Grace Clark
    Grace Clark

    Your camera is so clear - video looks great. Also if you come out our way be aware of the Pacific Ocean - sneaker waves get someone every year! Mostly tourist but sometimes locals who get careless.

  • Samantha Landsberg
    Samantha Landsberg

    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.

  • Amelia SR
    Amelia SR

    There are probably very friendly farmers wherever you see bins and farm yards.....we would be one of them!

  • Amelia SR
    Amelia SR

    Welcome to the Midwest!

  • katrinagagenet

    if you go to Yellowstone in the winter you miss the bears. Seeing the big grizzly bears lumbering along is so cool.

  • Questing Vagabond
    Questing Vagabond

    You probably got off the road too late. What is your hurry? 13 hours? You have no schedule, make that 12 days.

  • CCC

    Nate good job, growing up Minn I got a wide variety of driving. You guys did exactly what you. should PULL OFF, and hang out! CCC Austin, TX. Like the buffalo!

  • E C
    E C

    WTF are you doing wearing sunglasses in a blizzard.

  • Savannah CD
    Savannah CD

    HAZARD lights on Always when you’re driving in snow/rain storms even fog! 🇨🇦

  • Maria Hernandez
    Maria Hernandez

    That happened to me on the road in upstate New York, i am 19 and was alone I had a meltdown after. I would’ve went into ditch.. scariest thing ever when you aren’t in control anymore


    Why the hell did you think it would be anything but? Shit like this is what gets you killed.

  • bocoy noiu
    bocoy noiu

    I know this is a tiny thing, but thanks for putting the celsius there also. I'm from EU and it's nice when you don't have to think how much that would be 😂💚

  • Frentzen Chandra
    Frentzen Chandra

    I love to see you darling, God bless you, thank you, beautiful scenery ⛪ common go to the church 💃👫

  • niktve

    Handing over the camera to catch you crying, putting a fake sound clip and a black screen to act like something brutal happened, and promoting BetterHelp, a site that advertises “licensed professionals” even though it’s all a fucking fraud - how fucking shitty can a single person be?

  • Taylor Welling
    Taylor Welling

    If your a male ...ages 25 to 40 and want to live like this. Move to Ohio

    • bocoy noiu
      bocoy noiu

      Welcome to Montana!

  • Jaeiou

    The freeway where I live is crazy in the snow and most of the accidents happen because idiots don't SLOW DOWN... driving in snow can be scary but usually if you go slow and steady you'll be fine

  • Ali Meets World
    Ali Meets World

    Clicked for the bait, stayed for the vibes 😎

  • K Gluodenis
    K Gluodenis

    Yellowstone is my favorite! I usually go in early May. Not too many people and a little warmer.

  • lavapix

    The scariest black ice is when the weather is nice. Bridges are the most common areas for it. Take your foot off of the gas and ride it out.

    • Excellence in Recycling
      Excellence in Recycling

      And put it in neutral

  • Andrews Plays0928
    Andrews Plays0928

    hope yall are safe

  • Deb Cowley
    Deb Cowley

    A couple bits of info for you and your followers: Do not come to Yellowstone without doing your research and having a room or campground reserved especially in summer where everything sells out a year in advance. All campgrounds in YNP and Grand Tetons are res only as of 2021. The only road open to vehicles in winter is the road through the North Entrance of the park which is in Gardiner Montana. You can then drive from there to Mammoth Hot Springs as well as Lamar Valley/Cooke City but then you must turn around to exit the park. The park in winter is only accessible via Snow Coaches(outside of Mammoth Hot Springs), with Old Faithful Snowlodge and Mammoth Hot Springs hotel being the only lodging opened in winter. Mammoth camprgound is never full in the winter and is never busy so it's not hard to get a site ever. Only half of the campground is opened in winter. Bears are not awake in the winter and generally do not come out of hibernation until late March, especially in Mammoth. To prepare for your trip to YNP please visit the website of the main concessionaire Xanterra Parks and Lodges at ynplodges.com

  • annette miller
    annette miller

    It’s so beautiful there .

  • Adam Thompson
    Adam Thompson

    I used to dive around the country in the same kind of van as a job I was in a new state everyday I had so many of those close calls with the ice and snow it's super dangerous and unsettling I did not get paid all the much money to do that the way it was hope you all stay safe out there get ready for a bunch more close calls like that it's part of life on the road and yes we're your at I super dangerous to drive in the winter just take it slow

  • Jo L O
    Jo L O

    No one cares

  • Tara Freeberg
    Tara Freeberg

    I understand why they were scared because they aren’t use to driving in this but I live and drive through this every winter so not that scary for me. Just have to drive safely, drive slower, and watch your surroundings.

  • Heather Brown
    Heather Brown

    That was pretty scary, I hate the snow thats most of my anxiety during the winter. But thank goodness for Nate he did pretty good I'd trust him.

  • Molly Flanagan
    Molly Flanagan

    me being from Wisconsin and this being life from october to may lmaoo

  • K

    The instagram videos of this drive seemed far scarier.

  • Judith Roy
    Judith Roy

    me seeing the ''snowstorm'' in the video and thinking its a regular snow day where i live lmao (Québec, Canada). I can really understand the fear tho, for someone not used to it.

  • Laura Strachan
    Laura Strachan

    Welcome to Montana!

  • Kamala Nenavath
    Kamala Nenavath

    Nice post

  • Robin Alexander
    Robin Alexander

    I hate that even tho I have notifications on I dont get it on my main page of youtube even tho i watch literally every video. I only just found out about the video when I watched the intro of the latest video. Freaking youtube.

  • Ermias Takele
    Ermias Takele

    That was a bit dramatic

  • HekCid

    Curious how you protect against frozen pipes?

  • Emily Lewis
    Emily Lewis

    For people wondering about the police car, what Nate did is a "common sense" law in winter driving. With an exit that bad and a turn that bad. Its perfectly ok to not come to a complete stop. Nate slowed enough that he probably could have stopped if needed.

  • Kendra Litka
    Kendra Litka

    I live in SD. You can go through all four seasons in one day.

  • jenni

    always watch out for black ice flipped my car due to it thinking the road was plowed and it was just wet

  • AcediaEthos

    massive respect for the betterhelp sponsor. props to you guys.

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  • Jekankermoederopdriewieler1x

    I get a feeling that the animals know the volcano could erupt at any moment

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  • Isabelle Welch
    Isabelle Welch

    I feel so bad for you

  • missVmilne

    Phew - what a rollercoaster ride with an expecnsive ticket. Thanks for sharing the highs and lows. Oh and that Yellowstone guide - what a gem. Really hope he shares more with the world - he's a good man. Love from London, England : - ) x

  • Ryan Gervasi
    Ryan Gervasi

    Amazing. Felt like I was watching Discovery channel

  • Donna Hanford Nichols
    Donna Hanford Nichols

    If u don’t have one, invest in a heated blanket. I survived (& LOVED IT) skiing in -23 degrees. No lift lines. All of the double blacks were completely empty. Best day of my skiing life. Try spiked hot cider instead of hot chocolate.

  • Coco

    The most important thing you can do in these situations is trying to stay calm, accept that it's dangerous and you need to slow down. You guys did great! I was on the edge on my seat the whole time

  • songjiang165

    Inexperienced kids.... what can I say

  • Stephanie Gruenberg
    Stephanie Gruenberg

    Beautiful shots of yellowstone! Loved all the video of the bison. Having seen both, I prefer Strokkur in Iceland to Old Faithful. Plus it averages an eruption every 7 minutes

  • Ron C
    Ron C

    Ok, look, I’m an Aussie, but we still have a winter! There are these chains you can put on Tyers that help you not skid as much on icy roads. If you do many more drives like this one you might need some! ❄️ 🥶

  • Deiryn Dotdot
    Deiryn Dotdot

    OMG!! Thank God you guys are safe... God bless you guys

  • Tonya Wallace
    Tonya Wallace

    I about cried with yall honestly. Then laughed when Kara was emotional (understandably) An outta the blue says "An Subway" I feel you girl 😂 Love how yall use social media for mental issue awareness. I keep everything bottled up inside but learnin how to cope. Love yalls videos!

  • Haoyang Cui
    Haoyang Cui

    no one‘s wearing mask?

  • 1927su

    Hey at least you don’t have to worry about getting a room! Stay safe!

  • Holyfox

    Are winter tires mandatory in America? They are in Germany.

  • Alana Paul
    Alana Paul

    WHEN YOU COME TO ALASKA PLEASE DM ME @alanapaul_ Its my home state, born and raised and would love to give you suggestions on where to go! :)

  • Bryce

    i hate you guys now.. fake as shit

  • cerb

    As a Canadian im crying of laughter watching this😂😭

  • Kratos Gutierrez
    Kratos Gutierrez

    The place was good timing 👌 had the tour to yourselves


    holy drama batman 😂 do us a favor and never come to the real midwest... Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, you wouldn't survive

  • Queen Jay Jay
    Queen Jay Jay

    you are very correct do not pull over when its raining really hard or snowing because chances are whatever caused you to pull over is happening to drivers around you and they could hit you

  • Daniel Pelaez
    Daniel Pelaez

    Wait to get this clear you guys haven’t visited ILLINOIS??? I wanna see yallll

  • White Rock
    White Rock

    Welcome to the north. Another bit of advice is to think of it like driving through sand you have to prolong your turns your stopping and all actions anticipated well in advance or bad things happen. If you start sliding try to turn into the slide and you should eventually regain some traction. Never jerk the brakes or the steering wheel, long smooth movements.

  • Catherine Littlebear
    Catherine Littlebear

    What a fascinating video!! Thank you!

  • oiuet souiu
    oiuet souiu

    he’s amazing

  • Bob Shaw
    Bob Shaw

    I've never heard of Beehive Glacier before .

  • DAN W
    DAN W

    I'm sorry but with someone who is that sensitive really should not be traveling out like you are ? I am glad you can handle that while driving in weather and conditions like that but I definitely would have gotten into a wreck for sure , you should get her some hydroxyzine for nerves or at least some type of calming Medicine ? My heartfelt prayers for your SAFE traveling are out there ! God Bless and stay safe ! Watch out for the other person who is out there because you seem to be in control of your on travels

  • Montana wild
    Montana wild

    Wow so funny to watch people who have no experience drive in a tiny bit of snow and ice. What if you had to deal with a real emergency lol.

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  • Louise Cottle
    Louise Cottle

    I can relate how trapped you feel, it’s crazy, you want to get off, no where to get off. You kids be safe out there.

  • James Cabral
    James Cabral

    Pls try to go to West Virginia

  • Jeanna Wilson
    Jeanna Wilson

    Trips during summer.. check.

  • Dale Barro
    Dale Barro

    Thank you for the vlog I worked there the summer season of 2003

  • Samantha Phillips
    Samantha Phillips

    Oh wow I am so sorry

  • Kapioleilanionalanielua

    girl, I know how you feel. I lived in Colorado for 5 years for college, I used to drive to Wyoming sometimes. I ended up in a blizzard so bad, I couldn't see. Another time I hit black ice and my car spun 360 into the guard rail. Cannot believe I survived driving in the ice and snow!

  • David Young
    David Young

    Lower 48 people” wow look at this snow better stay home” Alaskans and Canadian “ whelp time for another everyday winter drive “

  • T C
    T C

    Glad to see you got approval to film in Yellowstone, can't wait to visit!!!

  • Flidais

    I know exactly how you all felt!! My hubby & I experienced this when moving from California to Michigan, in December, 2015. Driving a U-Haul, with a car-hauler. Driving through Nevada desert... In a whiteout. Then Utah. Still a whiteout. Colorado.. Still storming, but no whiteout. All through Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana. Snow storm all 5 days!! I seriously have never been so scared!!

  • Sam Wolpert
    Sam Wolpert

    If your in ohio. Delta, or weston ohio is the best small town love that you probably could get with northwest ohio.

  • WET Bread
    WET Bread

    Kara is so annoying bro how you travel with that all the time?

  • WET Bread
    WET Bread

    Flat lander snowflakes. Welcome to the mountains, now tell all your friends to never move here please

  • Lee M
    Lee M

    Its beautiful, thank you for sharing it with us. Happy you all made it OK.

  • Lana Marie
    Lana Marie

    Lol come drive in new England that's a regular day driving here

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    So glad you both are alright. It is insane driving on black ice. East coast living...

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