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

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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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Simone Schultz
Simone Schultz 13 minutes ago
Kara you guys are pretty adventurous 😉🤷🏼‍♀️ say where did you buy your face mask? It fits really nicely.
Samantha Ray
Samantha Ray 23 minutes 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.
William Simpson
William Simpson 9 hours ago
Same here, this isn't even close to a white out.
Patricia Hall
Patricia Hall 9 hours ago
Amazing beautiful Yellowstone, wonderful vlog , so glad you got through that nasty weather..stay safe , God Bless from Canada 🇨🇦
TREVOR SHERMAN
TREVOR SHERMAN 10 hours ago
D r a m a t i c
Strxwberry
Strxwberry 11 hours 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.
The WilberForce
The WilberForce 17 hours 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.
exploreaswego
exploreaswego 19 hours 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!!!
Marcos Martinez
Marcos Martinez 20 hours ago
Going to fast on ice toooo fast man
Scott Brady
Scott Brady 20 hours 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!
Miracles Happen
Miracles Happen 22 hours ago
Wow!
Miracles Happen
Miracles Happen 22 hours ago
We are watching and protecting you from above! 😍🙏🌞💖🤗
Tim Yahl
Tim Yahl Day 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.
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
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
You guys are amazing
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
It’s funny how fast Wyoming weather can change, it goes from beautiful blue skies to cold snow storms 🥶
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 2 days ago
Glad you two are safe
Rafael Valles
Rafael Valles 2 days ago
-20 Celsius is crazy! How the hell do you keep on the van!?
Sasha Baskina
Sasha Baskina 2 days ago
I have been to yellow stone its so pretty so sorry your experience was not good. 😓
Wolf Anderson
Wolf Anderson 3 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
Nicole Metz
Nicole Metz 3 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
Cristina Montoya
Cristina Montoya 3 days ago
*laughs in Minnesotan*
J H
J H 3 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.
Leanne J
Leanne J 3 days ago
Thank you so much for putting up c° 🇨🇦
Tiana Gadsden
Tiana Gadsden 3 days ago
Faith???How do you keep the LORD with you?
Memi Taylor
Memi Taylor 3 days ago
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 3 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
Wyatt amdahl
Wyatt amdahl 3 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
American I Am
American I Am 3 days ago
Visit Delaware
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 3 days ago
Happens every winter up here... kinda use to it.
Jared Emiliano
Jared Emiliano 3 days ago
I whent their in for summer prismatic spring is the best and other cool stuff thir to
Taryn Bell
Taryn Bell 4 days ago
Everyone: OMG BLACK ICE! Me as an Ohioan: *Drifts car over black ice like it’s normal.*
Capernoited
Capernoited 4 days ago
Are the animals cold ???? :(
smoothie cardoza
smoothie cardoza 4 days ago
lmfao what a female and dude is wearing sunglasses while saying he cant see
Frihdson Frias
Frihdson Frias 4 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.
Kowla OP
Kowla OP 4 days ago
We are new Englanders bum bum bum bum bum
Mike Nixon
Mike Nixon 4 days ago
The scary makes you appreciate the otherwise boring later. Oh boy we've been there. Keep traveling.
Bryce Peters
Bryce Peters 4 days ago
Cries from driving on icy road, IMMA BADASS 😂
superdogs
superdogs 4 days ago
This is why my mom is scared of night driving 😂
Wanda Xxx
Wanda Xxx 4 days ago
Buffalo are amazing!!!
Wanda Xxx
Wanda Xxx 4 days ago
Dont drive if your tired.
Wanda Xxx
Wanda Xxx 4 days ago
Winter lesson, dont travel if you dont need too. Driving in snow or unpredictable weather is horrible, always risky
Babeena_Gt _
Babeena_Gt _ 5 days ago
I'm waiting for the scary part
Ghost Busters
Ghost Busters 5 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!
Michael E
Michael E 5 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.
XAm 445
XAm 445 5 days ago
This is normal for me
Truth teller _
Truth teller _ 5 days ago
Tony3d aka Dave2d should roast them
Amy Cue
Amy Cue 5 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!
mmallare1
mmallare1 5 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🤭
manman dood
manman dood 5 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 dood
manman dood 5 days ago
Wowwww. Glad you are safe
Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith 5 days ago
I live in Michigan this lady is fucken killin me 🤣😂🤣😂🤣
r v
r v 5 days ago
HAHAHAHAHA
Лидия Рос
drink too much coffee🤦🏼‍♀️🧋🧋🧋🧋🧋🧋🧋😉
aola wili
aola wili 5 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.
Truth Talker
Truth Talker 5 days ago
If it weren't for counseling the last 15 years, I definitely would not be ok right now
Jaydin hobbs
Jaydin hobbs 5 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
MomtoZnE
MomtoZnE 5 days ago
Now that you’ve left Yellowstone, you need to watch the movie Supervolcano.
aola wili
aola wili 5 days ago
✌️
JAG G
JAG G 5 days ago
Was going way to fast
Tessa Uehling
Tessa Uehling 5 days ago
I’m from Nebraska, and yes that’s how the weather here works.
Evie Vermont Short films
Yeah, get some winter wipers and studded snow tires. That whole area can get bad fast
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 6 days ago
As a Canadian, this made me laugh 😂
mark pope
mark pope 6 days ago
Oh that’s interesting. Note to Hollywood, it is easier to feign crying if you’re wearing sunglasses.
mark pope
mark pope 6 days ago
How do you get tires to squeal on ice?
mark pope
mark pope 6 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.
wnnalis cioov
wnnalis cioov 6 days ago
We were thinking of driving to Yellowstone from Sacramento 2 weeks ago and I'm glad it didn't happen.
krutt24
krutt24 6 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.
Rhea May Jacobo
Rhea May Jacobo 6 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.
kidynamite58
kidynamite58 6 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.
heathercorbett26
heathercorbett26 6 days ago
Where did you go in Nebraska? Safe travels guys!
Kirsti Edwards
Kirsti Edwards 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
When did they go to South Carolina and what was the video?
Jerry H
Jerry H 6 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 ✌️
Andrew B.
Andrew B. 6 days ago
This woesn’t even bad welcome to the Midwest
Rick C
Rick C 6 days ago
Tip for the day? Don't drive in bad weather?
Sarah’s Videos
Sarah’s Videos 6 days ago
Thanks goodness you guys are okay
Leonardo Luga
Leonardo Luga 6 days ago
MY FACEBOOK RYAN ARIENZA
Leonardo Luga
Leonardo Luga 6 days ago
ENJOY THE NATURE GUYS
Tinman Ofthelake
Tinman Ofthelake 6 days ago
go live in Alaska for a few years..... then nothing will phase you....
Angela Downs
Angela Downs 6 days ago
Welcome to South Dakota. From a person from SD slow down and pay more attention then what you would normally.
Screen Box
Screen Box 6 days ago
We were thinking of driving to Yellowstone from Sacramento 2 weeks ago and I'm glad it didn't happen.
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
NWforager 6 days ago
trust me , its Way worse to be In the Semi
Ty Flakes
Ty Flakes 6 days ago
Thank you Jesus for keeping them safe 😭
Cindy Taylor
Cindy Taylor 6 days ago
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 6 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!
Larry Keller
Larry Keller 6 days ago
Omg this new generation .. crying good god no wonder why we have cancel culture
Look how she ate that
Oh so crying is a bad thing now? And they aren’t the new generation at all you can tell
Jeffrey Jordan
Jeffrey Jordan 6 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.
Sean Wilson
Sean Wilson 7 days ago
black ice is very scary.
Gwen Prpka
Gwen Prpka 7 days ago
You are so pretty
Annelies geef niet op
Thank you for taking us to Yellow stone!
Caden Crowter
Caden Crowter 7 days ago
That’s nothing try driving on are roads in Canada during winter
Carson Balmforth
Carson Balmforth 7 days ago
I live pretty close to Yellowstone national park and I highly recommend going in the summer
Pamela Fine
Pamela Fine 7 days ago
How about checking the weather!
Sara
Sara 7 days ago
I’ve always lived in Florida and have never seen snow or black ice. Wow. It’s beautiful but terrifying.
Michael Sage
Michael Sage 7 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.
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