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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  1. Ana Jay

    Ana Jay2 hours ago

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  2. Bloomingnut Buds

    Bloomingnut Buds8 hours ago

    You haven't seen snow til you see Lake effect off lake Ontario dumping multiple feet daily and you can't see a few feet in front of you.

  3. Matthew Brown

    Matthew Brown9 hours ago

    It seems to me that God had His Holy Angels watching over you both.

  4. Tefra Thuggen

    Tefra Thuggen19 hours ago

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

  5. jr ruiz

    jr ruiz23 hours ago


  6. Dawn Old Elk

    Dawn Old Elk23 hours ago

    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.

  7. Margaret James

    Margaret JamesDay ago

    Thanks Kara&Nate...taking Us to Yellowstone..😀I Always wanted to go..and i've been thinking about those geysers ever sense'

  8. Tyler Wasabi

    Tyler WasabiDay ago

    The guy wearing shorts 😥🥴

  9. Liam Lin

    Liam LinDay ago

    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.

  10. Simone Schultz

    Simone SchultzDay ago

    Kara you guys are pretty adventurous 😉🤷🏼‍♀️ say where did you buy your face mask? It fits really nicely.

  11. Samantha Ray

    Samantha RayDay ago

    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.

  12. William Simpson

    William SimpsonDay ago

    Same here, this isn't even close to a white out.

  13. Patricia Hall

    Patricia HallDay ago

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



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  15. Strxwberry

    Strxwberry2 days ago

    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.

  16. The WilberForce

    The WilberForce2 days ago

    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.

  17. exploreaswego

    exploreaswego2 days ago

    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!!!

  18. Marcos Martinez

    Marcos Martinez2 days ago

    Going to fast on ice toooo fast man

  19. Scott Brady

    Scott Brady2 days ago

    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!

  20. Miracles Happen

    Miracles Happen2 days ago


  21. Miracles Happen

    Miracles Happen2 days ago

    We are watching and protecting you from above! 😍🙏🌞💖🤗

  22. Tim Yahl

    Tim Yahl2 days ago

    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.

  23. Ophelia Ronin

    Ophelia Ronin3 days ago

    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!

  24. Caroline Bealuk

    Caroline Bealuk3 days ago

    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.

  25. Nature Admiring Foodie 2021

    Nature Admiring Foodie 20213 days ago

    You guys are amazing

  26. FirstAmendment Tshirt

    FirstAmendment Tshirt3 days ago

    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.

  27. Strawberry._. Sun

    Strawberry._. Sun3 days ago

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

  28. anna christine

    anna christine3 days ago

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

  29. Daylynn Bolin

    Daylynn Bolin3 days ago

    Glad you two are safe

  30. Rafael Valles

    Rafael Valles3 days ago

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

  31. Sasha Baskina

    Sasha Baskina4 days ago

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

  32. Wolf Anderson

    Wolf Anderson4 days ago

    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

  33. Nicole Metz

    Nicole Metz4 days ago

    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

  34. Cristina Montoya

    Cristina Montoya4 days ago

    *laughs in Minnesotan*

  35. J H

    J H4 days ago

    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.

  36. Leanne J

    Leanne J4 days ago

    Thank you so much for putting up c° 🇨🇦

  37. Tiana Gadsden

    Tiana Gadsden4 days ago

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

  38. Memi Taylor

    Memi Taylor4 days ago

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

  39. Dogs Cars Random

    Dogs Cars Random4 days ago

    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

  40. Wyatt amdahl

    Wyatt amdahl5 days ago

    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

  41. American I Am

    American I Am5 days ago

    Visit Delaware

  42. Cheryl's Adventures and Slots

    Cheryl's Adventures and Slots5 days ago

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

  43. Phoenix Rayne

    Phoenix Rayne5 days ago

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

  44. Jared Emiliano

    Jared Emiliano5 days ago

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

  45. Taryn Bell

    Taryn Bell5 days ago

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

  46. Capernoited

    Capernoited5 days ago

    Are the animals cold ???? :(

  47. smoothie cardoza

    smoothie cardoza5 days ago

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

  48. Frihdson Frias

    Frihdson Frias5 days ago

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

  49. Kowla OP

    Kowla OP5 days ago

    We are new Englanders bum bum bum bum bum

  50. Mike Nixon

    Mike Nixon5 days ago

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

  51. Bryce Peters

    Bryce Peters6 days ago

    Cries from driving on icy road, IMMA BADASS 😂

  52. superdogs

    superdogs6 days ago

    This is why my mom is scared of night driving 😂

  53. Wanda Xxx

    Wanda Xxx6 days ago

    Buffalo are amazing!!!

  54. Wanda Xxx

    Wanda Xxx6 days ago

    Dont drive if your tired.

  55. Wanda Xxx

    Wanda Xxx6 days ago

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

  56. Babeena_Gt _

    Babeena_Gt _6 days ago

    I'm waiting for the scary part

  57. Ghost Busters

    Ghost Busters6 days ago

    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!

  58. Michael E

    Michael E6 days ago

    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.

  59. XAm 445

    XAm 4456 days ago

    This is normal for me

  60. Truth teller _

    Truth teller _6 days ago

    Tony3d aka Dave2d should roast them

  61. Amy Cue

    Amy Cue6 days ago

    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!

  62. mmallare1

    mmallare16 days ago

    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🤭

  63. manman dood

    manman dood6 days ago

    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

  64. manman dood

    manman dood6 days ago

    Wowwww. Glad you are safe

  65. Michelle Smith

    Michelle Smith6 days ago

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

  66. r v

    r v6 days ago


  67. Лидия Рос

    Лидия Рос6 days ago

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

  68. aola wili

    aola wili6 days ago

    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.

  69. Truth Talker

    Truth Talker7 days ago

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

  70. Jaydin hobbs

    Jaydin hobbs7 days ago

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

  71. MomtoZnE

    MomtoZnE7 days ago

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

  72. aola wili

    aola wili6 days ago


  73. JAG G

    JAG G7 days ago

    Was going way to fast

  74. Tessa Uehling

    Tessa Uehling7 days ago

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

  75. Evie Vermont Short films

    Evie Vermont Short films7 days ago

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

  76. Chelsea Littlefield

    Chelsea Littlefield7 days ago

    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.

  77. wnnalis cioov

    wnnalis cioov7 days ago

    As a Canadian, this made me laugh 😂

  78. mark pope

    mark pope7 days ago

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

  79. mark pope

    mark pope7 days ago

    How do you get tires to squeal on ice?

  80. mark pope

    mark pope7 days ago

    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.

  81. wnnalis cioov

    wnnalis cioov7 days ago

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

  82. krutt24

    krutt247 days ago

    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.

  83. Rhea May Jacobo

    Rhea May Jacobo7 days ago

    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.

  84. kidynamite58

    kidynamite587 days ago

    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.

  85. heathercorbett26

    heathercorbett267 days ago

    Where did you go in Nebraska? Safe travels guys!

  86. Kirsti Edwards

    Kirsti Edwards7 days ago

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

  87. Emily Gregory

    Emily Gregory7 days ago

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

  88. Jerry H

    Jerry H7 days ago

    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 ✌️

  89. Andrew B.

    Andrew B.8 days ago

    This woesn’t even bad welcome to the Midwest

  90. Rick C

    Rick C8 days ago

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

  91. Sarah’s Videos

    Sarah’s Videos8 days ago

    Thanks goodness you guys are okay

  92. Leonardo Luga

    Leonardo Luga8 days ago


  93. Leonardo Luga

    Leonardo Luga8 days ago


  94. Tinman Ofthelake

    Tinman Ofthelake8 days ago

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

  95. Angela Downs

    Angela Downs8 days ago

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

  96. Screen Box

    Screen Box8 days ago

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

  97. Diane Silverstein

    Diane Silverstein8 days ago

    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!

  98. NWforager

    NWforager8 days ago

    trust me , its Way worse to be In the Semi

  99. Ty Flakes

    Ty Flakes8 days ago

    Thank you Jesus for keeping them safe 😭

  100. Cindy Taylor

    Cindy Taylor8 days ago

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

  101. Kiara Enid

    Kiara Enid8 days ago

    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!

  102. Larry Keller

    Larry Keller8 days ago

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

  103. Look how she ate that

    Look how she ate thatDay ago

    Oh so crying is a bad thing now? And they aren’t the new generation at all you can tell