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. Wyatt amdahl

    Wyatt amdahl7 soat oldin

    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

  2. space dolan

    space dolan7 soat oldin

    Visit Delaware

  3. Cheryl's Adventures and Slots

    Cheryl's Adventures and Slots8 soat oldin

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

  4. Phoenix Rayne

    Phoenix Rayne8 soat oldin

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

  5. Jared Emiliano

    Jared Emiliano9 soat oldin

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

  6. Taryn Bell

    Taryn Bell11 soat oldin

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

  7. Capernoited

    Capernoited14 soat oldin

    Are the animals cold ???? :(

  8. smoothie cardoza

    smoothie cardoza15 soat oldin

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

  9. Frihdson Frias

    Frihdson Frias16 soat oldin

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

  10. Kowla OP

    Kowla OP17 soat oldin

    We are new Englanders bum bum bum bum bum

  11. Mike Nixon

    Mike Nixon19 soat oldin

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

  12. Bryce Peters

    Bryce PetersKun oldin

    Cries from driving on icy road, IMMA BADASS 😂

  13. superdogs

    superdogsKun oldin

    This is why my mom is scared of night driving 😂

  14. Wanda Xxx

    Wanda XxxKun oldin

    Buffalo are amazing!!!

  15. Wanda Xxx

    Wanda XxxKun oldin

    Dont drive if your tired.

  16. Wanda Xxx

    Wanda XxxKun oldin

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

  17. Babeena_Gt _

    Babeena_Gt _Kun oldin

    I'm waiting for the scary part

  18. Ghost Busters

    Ghost BustersKun oldin

    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!

  19. Michael E

    Michael EKun oldin

    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.

  20. XAm 445

    XAm 445Kun oldin

    This is normal for me

  21. Truth teller _

    Truth teller _Kun oldin

    Tony3d aka Dave2d should roast them

  22. Amy Cue

    Amy CueKun oldin

    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!

  23. mmallare1

    mmallare1Kun oldin

    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🤭

  24. manman dood

    manman doodKun oldin

    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

  25. manman dood

    manman doodKun oldin

    Wowwww. Glad you are safe

  26. Michelle Smith

    Michelle SmithKun oldin

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

  27. r v

    r vKun oldin


  28. Лидия Рос

    Лидия РосKun oldin

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

  29. aola wili

    aola wiliKun oldin

    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.

  30. Truth Talker

    Truth TalkerKun oldin

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

  31. Jaydin hobbs

    Jaydin hobbsKun oldin

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

  32. MomtoZnE

    MomtoZnE2 kun oldin

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

  33. aola wili

    aola wiliKun oldin


  34. JAG G

    JAG G2 kun oldin

    Was going way to fast

  35. Tessa Uehling

    Tessa Uehling2 kun oldin

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

  36. Evie Vermont Short films

    Evie Vermont Short films2 kun oldin

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

  37. Chelsea Littlefield

    Chelsea Littlefield2 kun oldin

    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.

  38. wnnalis cioov

    wnnalis cioov2 kun oldin

    As a Canadian, this made me laugh 😂

  39. mark pope

    mark pope2 kun oldin

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

  40. mark pope

    mark pope2 kun oldin

    How do you get tires to squeal on ice?

  41. mark pope

    mark pope2 kun oldin

    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.

  42. wnnalis cioov

    wnnalis cioov2 kun oldin

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

  43. krutt24

    krutt242 kun oldin

    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.

  44. Rhea May Jacobo

    Rhea May Jacobo2 kun oldin

    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.

  45. kidynamite58

    kidynamite582 kun oldin

    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.

  46. heathercorbett26

    heathercorbett262 kun oldin

    Where did you go in Nebraska? Safe travels guys!

  47. Kirsti Edwards

    Kirsti Edwards2 kun oldin

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

  48. Emily Gregory

    Emily Gregory2 kun oldin

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

  49. Jerry H

    Jerry H2 kun oldin

    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 ✌️

  50. Andrew B.

    Andrew B.2 kun oldin

    This woesn’t even bad welcome to the Midwest

  51. Rick C

    Rick C3 kun oldin

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

  52. Sarah’s Videos

    Sarah’s Videos3 kun oldin

    Thanks goodness you guys are okay

  53. Leonardo Luga

    Leonardo Luga3 kun oldin


  54. Leonardo Luga

    Leonardo Luga3 kun oldin


  55. Tinman Ofthelake

    Tinman Ofthelake3 kun oldin

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

  56. Angela Downs

    Angela Downs3 kun oldin

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

  57. Screen Box

    Screen Box3 kun oldin

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

  58. Diane Silverstein

    Diane Silverstein3 kun oldin

    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!

  59. NWforager

    NWforager3 kun oldin

    trust me , its Way worse to be In the Semi

  60. Ty Flakes

    Ty Flakes3 kun oldin

    Thank you Jesus for keeping them safe 😭

  61. Cindy Taylor

    Cindy Taylor3 kun oldin

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

  62. Kiara Enid

    Kiara Enid3 kun oldin

    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!

  63. Larry Keller

    Larry Keller3 kun oldin

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

  64. Jeffrey Jordan

    Jeffrey Jordan3 kun oldin

    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.

  65. Sean Wilson

    Sean Wilson3 kun oldin

    black ice is very scary.

  66. Gwen Prpka

    Gwen Prpka3 kun oldin

    You are so pretty

  67. Annelies geef niet op

    Annelies geef niet op3 kun oldin

    Thank you for taking us to Yellow stone!

  68. Caden Crowter

    Caden Crowter3 kun oldin

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

  69. Carson Balmforth

    Carson Balmforth3 kun oldin

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

  70. Pamela Fine

    Pamela Fine3 kun oldin

    How about checking the weather!

  71. Sara

    Sara3 kun oldin

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

  72. Michael Sage

    Michael Sage3 kun oldin

    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.

  73. Eleanor Barsic

    Eleanor Barsic3 kun oldin

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

  74. zhac83

    zhac833 kun oldin

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

  75. Cyber Tech studio's

    Cyber Tech studio's3 kun oldin

    Tysm for my English assignment

  76. Charles .Strohmeyer IV

    Charles .Strohmeyer IV3 kun oldin

    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

  77. Caitlyn Hoffman

    Caitlyn Hoffman3 kun oldin

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

  78. Ashlyn Everett

    Ashlyn Everett3 kun oldin

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

  79. Daniel Florez Azuola

    Daniel Florez Azuola3 kun oldin

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

  80. Maitreya Kanitkar

    Maitreya Kanitkar3 kun oldin

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

  81. chandarpal mourya

    chandarpal mourya3 kun oldin


  82. Ella Meert

    Ella Meert3 kun oldin

    What camera do you use?

  83. Storm Skies

    Storm Skies4 kun oldin

    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.

  84. Alyssa Tanner

    Alyssa Tanner4 kun oldin

    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

  85. Shelby McKay

    Shelby McKay4 kun oldin

    😂 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 😂

  86. Vijay

    Vijay4 kun oldin

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

  87. Dan Willis

    Dan Willis4 kun oldin

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

  88. Gelamil Garcia

    Gelamil Garcia4 kun oldin

    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.

  89. Aimee Wright

    Aimee Wright4 kun oldin

    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.

  90. Veronica Reyes

    Veronica Reyes4 kun oldin

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

  91. String Bean

    String Bean4 kun oldin

    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.

  92. Andrew Huynh

    Andrew Huynh4 kun oldin

    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

  93. itsmackeever

    itsmackeever4 kun oldin

    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!!!

  94. Cheryl Parker

    Cheryl Parker4 kun oldin

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

  95. Maz7006

    Maz70064 kun oldin

    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.

  96. Elias M.

    Elias M.4 kun oldin

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


    ANGELMANNO24 kun oldin

    Yes, Glad you made it safe.

  98. gemi pancakes

    gemi pancakes4 kun oldin

    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!

  99. bruce wayne

    bruce wayne4 kun oldin

    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

  100. Paige Steele

    Paige Steele4 kun oldin

    Canadians drive in this 6 months out of the year!

  101. Isaac kent

    Isaac kent4 kun oldin

    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?

  102. Platinum edge Gaming

    Platinum edge Gaming4 kun oldin

    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