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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  • heathercorbett26
    heathercorbett262 hours ago

    Where did you go in Nebraska? Safe travels guys!

  • Kirsti Edwards
    Kirsti Edwards2 hours 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 Gregory6 hours ago

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

  • Jerry H
    Jerry H6 hours 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.7 hours ago

    This woesn’t even bad welcome to the Midwest

  • Rick C
    Rick C11 hours ago

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

  • Sarah’s Videos
    Sarah’s Videos13 hours ago

    Thanks goodness you guys are okay

  • Leonardo Luga
    Leonardo Luga14 hours ago


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    Leonardo Luga14 hours ago


  • Tinman Ofthelake
    Tinman Ofthelake15 hours ago

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

  • Angela Downs
    Angela Downs16 hours ago

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

  • Screen Box
    Screen Box16 hours ago

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

  • Diane Silverstein
    Diane Silverstein17 hours 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!

  • NWforager
    NWforager18 hours ago

    trust me , its Way worse to be In the Semi

  • Ty Flakes
    Ty Flakes18 hours ago

    Thank you Jesus for keeping them safe 😭

  • Cindy Taylor
    Cindy Taylor18 hours 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 Enid19 hours 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 Keller19 hours ago

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

  • Jeffrey Jordan
    Jeffrey Jordan19 hours 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 Wilson20 hours ago

    black ice is very scary.

  • Gwen Prpka
    Gwen Prpka20 hours ago

    You are so pretty

  • Annelies geef niet op
    Annelies geef niet op21 hour ago

    Thank you for taking us to Yellow stone!

  • Caden Crowter
    Caden Crowter21 hour ago

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

  • Carson Balmforth
    Carson Balmforth22 hours ago

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

  • Pamela Fine
    Pamela Fine23 hours ago

    How about checking the weather!

  • Sara
    Sara23 hours ago

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

  • Michael Sage
    Michael SageDay 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.

  • Eleanor Barsic
    Eleanor BarsicDay ago

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

  • zhac83
    zhac83Day ago

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

  • Cyber Tech studio's
    Cyber Tech studio'sDay ago

    Tysm for my English assignment

  • Charles .Strohmeyer IV
    Charles .Strohmeyer IVDay 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

  • Caitlyn Hoffman
    Caitlyn HoffmanDay ago

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

  • Ashlyn Everett
    Ashlyn EverettDay ago

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

  • Daniel Florez Azuola
    Daniel Florez AzuolaDay ago

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

  • Maitreya Kanitkar
    Maitreya KanitkarDay ago

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

  • chandarpal mourya
    chandarpal mouryaDay ago


  • Ella Meert
    Ella MeertDay ago

    What camera do you use?

  • Storm Skies
    Storm SkiesDay 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.

  • Alyssa Tanner
    Alyssa TannerDay 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

  • Shelby McKay
    Shelby McKayDay 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 😂

  • Vijay
    VijayDay ago

    i think we all are travelling together with kara and nate 💜

  • Dan Willis
    Dan WillisDay ago

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

  • Gelamil Garcia
    Gelamil GarciaDay 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.

  • Aimee Wright
    Aimee WrightDay 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.

  • Veronica Reyes
    Veronica ReyesDay ago

    I can’t look at Nate and not think he looks so much like Cristiano Ronaldo...

  • String Bean
    String BeanDay ago

    Carry chains, and you're fine. Living in a nice roomy van like that means you have nowhere to go fast. You learn patience and how to enjoy the moment that way. It's good for you.

  • Andrew Huynh
    Andrew HuynhDay ago

    Note they are from Nashville TN. Us Tennesseans aren't built for any kind of inclement weather. Quarter inch of snow = inclement weather for us lol

  • itsmackeever
    itsmackeeverDay ago

    I experienced these conditions in a camper van coming from WinterPark back to Denver during a nasty snow storm a couple weeks ago. So glad you guys are okay!!!

  • Cheryl Parker
    Cheryl ParkerDay ago

    Glad you made it safely. I really enjoyed the beautiful video of Yellowstone, great job!

  • Maz7006
    Maz7006Day ago

    WI driver here with a Corolla. 1. Slow the down, like real down. 2. Take away distractions. 3. Follow somebody cautiously. 4. Use hazardous if you sense danger. 5. If you feel what your about to do is dangerous then it is. 6. If have a moment and slide don’t brake , let off the gas gently and be careful. 7. If you don’t need to be on the road don’t be.

  • Elias M.
    Elias M.Day ago

    “It’s negative two degrees, the coldest that we’ve tried to sleep in this van” “I’m turning on the heater”

    ANGELMANNO2Day ago

    Yes, Glad you made it safe.

  • gemi pancakes
    gemi pancakesDay ago

    Please be careful to wear a mask when near people, even outside. I love you guys, but it worries me that you're talking to people without a mask in the middle of a pandemic. Please be safe!

  • Be Thechange

    Be Thechange

    9 hours ago

    Most Americans don't care about the pandemic, that is why Canada closed their border to them a year ago and has kept it closed..

  • bruce wayne
    bruce wayneDay ago

    I learnt alot about black ice from my dad and dang when something as big and heavy as an 18-wheeler goes off the road you know it's series btw i live in a small mountainy town in Tennessee and it gets really bad here sometimes during the fall and winter and the wildlife consists of deer,bear,coyotes,birds crows and hawks included,snakes,turtles,rabbits,lizards if i can remember correctly,fish,insects,spiders and when humans first settled this town that i live in there were elk and buffalo and wolves but unfortunately they were all driven and hunted out of the area

  • Paige Steele
    Paige SteeleDay ago

    Canadians drive in this 6 months out of the year!

  • Isaac kent
    Isaac kentDay ago

    That's very fast to be driving on an icy road, did the cars coming towards you at a very low speed not give you an idea of how fast you should be going?

  • Platinum edge Gaming
    Platinum edge GamingDay ago

    You need to get chains for your tires because of slipping pls be carefully slow is fast and slow is smooth my dad owns a 18 wheeler he gave me this advise

  • swayze
    swayzeDay ago

    Holy shit! If you are crying over some ice and a "close call" you both must have not seen a single struggle going through life with your parents probably babying you growing up. Get a grip you loon

  • PurpleCarnation
    PurpleCarnationDay ago

    Why in the world were you driving so fast?! Roads like that you gotta go, like... 25? Especially with low visibility and a big ole van that'll take a while to come to a stop.

  • Jessica Blouin
    Jessica BlouinDay ago

    Not to make light of your scary driving situation...... but where did you get your cute tie dye sweatshirt?:)

  • Anki Olebring
    Anki OlebringDay ago

    You know it takes winter tyres to be safe on the ice and snow ? Hi from Sweden 😉✌🏽

  • Tina Eldridge
    Tina EldridgeDay ago

    OMG What a trip, that spin must have made your lives flash before you're eyes, but you made it. Thank goodness!. What a fantastic video. Those geysers were amazing. Stay Safe, Hugs UK

    MELINDAA2 days ago

    As a swede this feels like nothing to me, doesn’t look scary at all but I can totally understand that this might feel scary for those who aren’t used to it. Drive safe :)

  • dcoog anml
    dcoog anml2 days ago

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

  • lindsey snauwaert
    lindsey snauwaert2 days ago

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

  • Keegan McQueen
    Keegan McQueen2 days ago

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

  • Jaralyn Majak
    Jaralyn Majak2 days ago

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

  • Jaralyn Majak
    Jaralyn Majak2 days ago

    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

    2 days ago

    Welcome to the Midwest!

  • MN RockHounder
    MN RockHounder2 days ago

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

  • Gregory Nissen
    Gregory Nissen2 days ago

    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 Boudriault2 days ago

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

  • Chris David
    Chris David2 days ago

    Welcome to Wyoming !

  • Hanz Down Sports
    Hanz Down Sports2 days ago

    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 Strelow2 days ago

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

  • Rising Tech
    Rising Tech2 days ago

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  • Luke M
    Luke M2 days ago

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

  • Melanin_monroe
    Melanin_monroe2 days ago

    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 Sinacori2 days ago

    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 Clark2 days ago

    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 Landsberg2 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.

  • Patricia Cole

    Patricia Cole

    15 hours ago

    My favorite yt ministry in South Africa is what’s up prof with Walter Vieth

  • Amelia SR
    Amelia SR2 days ago

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

  • Amelia SR
    Amelia SR2 days ago

    Welcome to the Midwest!

  • katrinagagenet
    katrinagagenet2 days ago

    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 Vagabond2 days ago

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

  • CCC
    CCC2 days ago

    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 C2 days ago

    WTF are you doing wearing sunglasses in a blizzard.

  • Savannah CD
    Savannah CD2 days ago

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

  • Maria Hernandez
    Maria Hernandez2 days ago

    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

    COLEB35 KING2 days ago

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

  • bocoy noiu
    bocoy noiu2 days ago

    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 Chandra2 days ago

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

  • niktve
    niktve2 days ago

    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 Welling2 days ago

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

  • bocoy noiu

    bocoy noiu

    2 days ago

    Welcome to Montana!

  • Jaeiou
    Jaeiou2 days ago

    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 World2 days ago

    Clicked for the bait, stayed for the vibes 😎

  • K Gluodenis
    K Gluodenis2 days ago

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

  • lavapix
    lavapix2 days ago

    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

    2 days ago

    And put it in neutral

  • Andrews Plays0928
    Andrews Plays09282 days ago

    hope yall are safe

  • Deb Cowley
    Deb Cowley2 days ago

    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 miller2 days ago

    It’s so beautiful there .