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

Apr 4, 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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Comments
  • It’s funny how fast Wyoming weather can change, it goes from beautiful blue skies to cold snow storms 🥶

    Strawberry._. SunStrawberry._. Sun46 minutes ago
  • Fill the van up. Fill your propane tank and boondock til it's over. Why are you risking your home like that ?

    anna christineanna christineHour ago
  • Glad you two are safe

    Daylynn BolinDaylynn Bolin10 hours ago
  • -20 Celsius is crazy! How the hell do you keep on the van!?

    Rafael VallesRafael Valles13 hours ago
  • I have been to yellow stone its so pretty so sorry your experience was not good. 😓

    Sasha BaskinaSasha BaskinaDay 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

    Wolf AndersonWolf AndersonDay 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

    Nicole MetzNicole MetzDay ago
  • *laughs in Minnesotan*

    Cristina MontoyaCristina MontoyaDay 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.

    J HJ HDay ago
  • Thank you so much for putting up c° 🇨🇦

    Leanne JLeanne JDay ago
  • Faith???How do you keep the LORD with you?

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

    Memi TaylorMemi TaylorDay 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

    Dogs Cars RandomDogs Cars RandomDay 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

    Wyatt amdahlWyatt amdahlDay ago
  • Visit Delaware

    space dolanspace dolan2 days ago
  • 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 Slots2 days ago
  • Happens every winter up here... kinda use to it.

    Phoenix RaynePhoenix Rayne2 days ago
  • I whent their in for summer prismatic spring is the best and other cool stuff thir to

    Jared EmilianoJared Emiliano2 days ago
  • Everyone: OMG BLACK ICE! Me as an Ohioan: *Drifts car over black ice like it’s normal.*

    Taryn BellTaryn Bell2 days ago
  • Are the animals cold ???? :(

    CapernoitedCapernoited2 days ago
  • lmfao what a female and dude is wearing sunglasses while saying he cant see

    smoothie cardozasmoothie cardoza2 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.

    Frihdson FriasFrihdson Frias2 days ago
  • We are new Englanders bum bum bum bum bum

    Kowla OPKowla OP2 days ago
  • The scary makes you appreciate the otherwise boring later. Oh boy we've been there. Keep traveling.

    Mike NixonMike Nixon2 days ago
  • Cries from driving on icy road, IMMA BADASS 😂

    Bryce PetersBryce Peters2 days ago
  • This is why my mom is scared of night driving 😂

    superdogssuperdogs2 days ago
  • Buffalo are amazing!!!

    Wanda XxxWanda Xxx2 days ago
  • Dont drive if your tired.

    Wanda XxxWanda Xxx2 days ago
  • Winter lesson, dont travel if you dont need too. Driving in snow or unpredictable weather is horrible, always risky

    Wanda XxxWanda Xxx2 days ago
  • I'm waiting for the scary part

    Babeena_Gt _Babeena_Gt _3 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!

    Ghost BustersGhost Busters3 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.

    Michael EMichael E3 days ago
  • This is normal for me

    XAm 445XAm 4453 days ago
  • Tony3d aka Dave2d should roast them

    Truth teller _Truth teller _3 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!

    Amy CueAmy Cue3 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🤭

    mmallare1mmallare13 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

    manman doodmanman dood3 days ago
  • Wowwww. Glad you are safe

    manman doodmanman dood3 days ago
  • I live in Michigan this lady is fucken killin me 🤣😂🤣😂🤣

    Michelle SmithMichelle Smith3 days ago
  • HAHAHAHAHA

    r vr v3 days ago
  • drink too much coffee🤦🏼‍♀️🧋🧋🧋🧋🧋🧋🧋😉

    Лидия РосЛидия Рос3 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.

    aola wiliaola wili3 days ago
  • If it weren't for counseling the last 15 years, I definitely would not be ok right now

    Truth TalkerTruth Talker3 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

    Jaydin hobbsJaydin hobbs3 days ago
  • Now that you’ve left Yellowstone, you need to watch the movie Supervolcano.

    MomtoZnEMomtoZnE3 days ago
    • ✌️

      aola wiliaola wili3 days ago
  • Was going way to fast

    JAG GJAG G3 days ago
  • I’m from Nebraska, and yes that’s how the weather here works.

    Tessa UehlingTessa Uehling4 days ago
  • Yeah, get some winter wipers and studded snow tires. That whole area can get bad fast

    Evie Vermont Short filmsEvie Vermont Short films4 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.

    Chelsea LittlefieldChelsea Littlefield4 days ago
  • As a Canadian, this made me laugh 😂

    wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov4 days ago
  • Oh that’s interesting. Note to Hollywood, it is easier to feign crying if you’re wearing sunglasses.

    mark popemark pope4 days ago
  • How do you get tires to squeal on ice?

    mark popemark pope4 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.

    mark popemark pope4 days ago
    • We were thinking of driving to Yellowstone from Sacramento 2 weeks ago and I'm glad it didn't happen.

      wnnalis cioovwnnalis cioov4 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.

    krutt24krutt244 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.

    Rhea May JacoboRhea May Jacobo4 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.

    kidynamite58kidynamite584 days ago
  • Where did you go in Nebraska? Safe travels guys!

    heathercorbett26heathercorbett264 days ago
  • driving in those conditions is truly terrifying, so sorry you guys went through that, and glad you made it to safety

    Kirsti EdwardsKirsti Edwards4 days ago
  • When did they go to South Carolina and what was the video?

    Emily GregoryEmily Gregory4 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 ✌️

    Jerry HJerry H4 days ago
  • This woesn’t even bad welcome to the Midwest

    Andrew B.Andrew B.4 days ago
  • Tip for the day? Don't drive in bad weather?

    Rick CRick C4 days ago
  • Thanks goodness you guys are okay

    Sarah’s VideosSarah’s Videos4 days ago
  • MY FACEBOOK RYAN ARIENZA

    Leonardo LugaLeonardo Luga4 days ago
  • ENJOY THE NATURE GUYS

    Leonardo LugaLeonardo Luga4 days ago
  • go live in Alaska for a few years..... then nothing will phase you....

    Tinman OfthelakeTinman Ofthelake4 days ago
  • Welcome to South Dakota. From a person from SD slow down and pay more attention then what you would normally.

    Angela DownsAngela Downs4 days ago
  • We were thinking of driving to Yellowstone from Sacramento 2 weeks ago and I'm glad it didn't happen.

    Screen BoxScreen Box5 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!

    Diane SilversteinDiane Silverstein5 days ago
  • trust me , its Way worse to be In the Semi

    NWforagerNWforager5 days ago
  • Thank you Jesus for keeping them safe 😭

    Ty FlakesTy Flakes5 days ago
  • If you never drive in snow and ice. Yellowstone is not a good place to start. Very stupid on your part.

    Cindy TaylorCindy Taylor5 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!

    Kiara EnidKiara Enid5 days ago
  • Omg this new generation .. crying good god no wonder why we have cancel culture

    Larry KellerLarry Keller5 days ago
  • 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 Jordan5 days ago
  • black ice is very scary.

    Sean WilsonSean Wilson5 days ago
  • You are so pretty

    Gwen PrpkaGwen Prpka5 days ago
  • Thank you for taking us to Yellow stone!

    Annelies geef niet opAnnelies geef niet op5 days ago
  • That’s nothing try driving on are roads in Canada during winter

    Caden CrowterCaden Crowter5 days ago
  • I live pretty close to Yellowstone national park and I highly recommend going in the summer

    Carson BalmforthCarson Balmforth5 days ago
  • How about checking the weather!

    Pamela FinePamela Fine5 days ago
  • I’ve always lived in Florida and have never seen snow or black ice. Wow. It’s beautiful but terrifying.

    SaraSara5 days ago
  • 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.

    Michael SageMichael Sage5 days ago
  • I've only been there in summer. Thanks for the great winter footage!

    Eleanor BarsicEleanor Barsic5 days ago
  • This is the reason we in Finland this things called winter tires... :DD

    zhac83zhac835 days ago
  • Tysm for my English assignment

    Cyber Tech studio'sCyber Tech studio's5 days ago
  • 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

    Charles .Strohmeyer IVCharles .Strohmeyer IV5 days ago
  • Love the sapphire pool. Saw it in September and it’s so pretty.

    Caitlyn HoffmanCaitlyn Hoffman5 days ago
  • Me living in MN and looking at this like it’s normal

    Ashlyn EverettAshlyn Everett5 days ago
  • I think it was much worse when they walked on a glacier in Switzerland. Feel like this was nothing

    Daniel Florez AzuolaDaniel Florez Azuola5 days ago
  • wow this is the scariest thing i've ever seen in my whole life, but then again i am from western india

    Maitreya KanitkarMaitreya Kanitkar5 days ago
  • nice

    chandarpal mouryachandarpal mourya5 days ago
  • What camera do you use?

    Ella MeertElla Meert5 days ago
  • 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.

    Storm SkiesStorm Skies5 days ago
  • 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

    Alyssa TannerAlyssa Tanner5 days ago
  • 😂 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 😂

    Shelby McKayShelby McKay5 days ago
  • i think we all are travelling together with kara and nate 💜

    VijayVijay5 days ago
  • The even excellent excited children subjectively encourage because band ethnically steer excluding a measly mary. magical, cautious hood

    Dan WillisDan Willis5 days ago
  • US should invest with their snow tires for each states every winter like in Canada or other countries. Because you never know when a random snow storm, frozen rain, ice snow will come in your way like this one.

    Gelamil GarciaGelamil Garcia5 days ago
  • I just started watching their videos a couple days ago and am now so fully invested I was very much tearing up hearing them describe it because I absolutely know that fear.

    Aimee WrightAimee Wright5 days ago
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