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. Liam Lin

    Liam Lin

    Саат мурун

    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.

  2. Simone Schultz

    Simone Schultz

    6 саат мурун

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

  3. Samantha Ray

    Samantha Ray

    6 саат мурун

    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.

  4. William Simpson

    William Simpson

    15 саат мурун

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

  5. Patricia Hall

    Patricia Hall

    15 саат мурун

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



    16 саат мурун

    D r a m a t i c

  7. Strxwberry


    17 саат мурун

    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.

  8. The WilberForce

    The WilberForce

    23 саат мурун

    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.

  9. exploreaswego


    Күн мурун

    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!!!

  10. Marcos Martinez

    Marcos Martinez

    Күн мурун

    Going to fast on ice toooo fast man

  11. Scott Brady

    Scott Brady

    Күн мурун

    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!

  12. Miracles Happen

    Miracles Happen

    Күн мурун


  13. Miracles Happen

    Miracles Happen

    Күн мурун

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

  14. Tim Yahl

    Tim Yahl

    Күн мурун

    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.

  15. Ophelia Ronin

    Ophelia Ronin

    2 күн мурун

    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!

  16. Caroline Bealuk

    Caroline Bealuk

    2 күн мурун

    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.

  17. Nature Admiring Foodie 2021

    Nature Admiring Foodie 2021

    2 күн мурун

    You guys are amazing

  18. FirstAmendment Tshirt

    FirstAmendment Tshirt

    2 күн мурун

    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.

  19. Strawberry._. Sun

    Strawberry._. Sun

    2 күн мурун

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

  20. anna christine

    anna christine

    2 күн мурун

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

  21. Daylynn Bolin

    Daylynn Bolin

    2 күн мурун

    Glad you two are safe

  22. Rafael Valles

    Rafael Valles

    2 күн мурун

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

  23. Sasha Baskina

    Sasha Baskina

    3 күн мурун

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

  24. Wolf Anderson

    Wolf Anderson

    3 күн мурун

    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

  25. Nicole Metz

    Nicole Metz

    3 күн мурун

    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

  26. Cristina Montoya

    Cristina Montoya

    3 күн мурун

    *laughs in Minnesotan*

  27. J H

    J H

    3 күн мурун

    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.

  28. Leanne J

    Leanne J

    3 күн мурун

    Thank you so much for putting up c° 🇨🇦

  29. Tiana Gadsden

    Tiana Gadsden

    3 күн мурун

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

  30. Memi Taylor

    Memi Taylor

    3 күн мурун

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

  31. Dogs Cars Random

    Dogs Cars Random

    3 күн мурун

    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

  32. Wyatt amdahl

    Wyatt amdahl

    4 күн мурун

    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

  33. American I Am

    American I Am

    4 күн мурун

    Visit Delaware

  34. Cheryl's Adventures and Slots

    Cheryl's Adventures and Slots

    4 күн мурун

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

  35. Phoenix Rayne

    Phoenix Rayne

    4 күн мурун

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

  36. Jared Emiliano

    Jared Emiliano

    4 күн мурун

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

  37. Taryn Bell

    Taryn Bell

    4 күн мурун

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

  38. Capernoited


    4 күн мурун

    Are the animals cold ???? :(

  39. smoothie cardoza

    smoothie cardoza

    4 күн мурун

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

  40. Frihdson Frias

    Frihdson Frias

    4 күн мурун

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

  41. Kowla OP

    Kowla OP

    4 күн мурун

    We are new Englanders bum bum bum bum bum

  42. Mike Nixon

    Mike Nixon

    4 күн мурун

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

  43. Bryce Peters

    Bryce Peters

    4 күн мурун

    Cries from driving on icy road, IMMA BADASS 😂

  44. superdogs


    5 күн мурун

    This is why my mom is scared of night driving 😂

  45. Wanda Xxx

    Wanda Xxx

    5 күн мурун

    Buffalo are amazing!!!

  46. Wanda Xxx

    Wanda Xxx

    5 күн мурун

    Dont drive if your tired.

  47. Wanda Xxx

    Wanda Xxx

    5 күн мурун

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

  48. Babeena_Gt _

    Babeena_Gt _

    5 күн мурун

    I'm waiting for the scary part

  49. Ghost Busters

    Ghost Busters

    5 күн мурун

    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!

  50. Michael E

    Michael E

    5 күн мурун

    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.

  51. XAm 445

    XAm 445

    5 күн мурун

    This is normal for me

  52. Truth teller _

    Truth teller _

    5 күн мурун

    Tony3d aka Dave2d should roast them

  53. Amy Cue

    Amy Cue

    5 күн мурун

    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!

  54. mmallare1


    5 күн мурун

    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🤭

  55. manman dood

    manman dood

    5 күн мурун

    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

  56. manman dood

    manman dood

    5 күн мурун

    Wowwww. Glad you are safe

  57. Michelle Smith

    Michelle Smith

    5 күн мурун

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

  58. r v

    r v

    5 күн мурун


  59. Лидия Рос

    Лидия Рос

    5 күн мурун

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

  60. aola wili

    aola wili

    5 күн мурун

    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.

  61. Truth Talker

    Truth Talker

    5 күн мурун

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

  62. Jaydin hobbs

    Jaydin hobbs

    5 күн мурун

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

  63. MomtoZnE


    5 күн мурун

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

    • aola wili

      aola wili

      5 күн мурун


  64. JAG G

    JAG G

    6 күн мурун

    Was going way to fast

  65. Tessa Uehling

    Tessa Uehling

    6 күн мурун

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

  66. Evie Vermont Short films

    Evie Vermont Short films

    6 күн мурун

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

  67. Chelsea Littlefield

    Chelsea Littlefield

    6 күн мурун

    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.

  68. wnnalis cioov

    wnnalis cioov

    6 күн мурун

    As a Canadian, this made me laugh 😂

  69. mark pope

    mark pope

    6 күн мурун

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

  70. mark pope

    mark pope

    6 күн мурун

    How do you get tires to squeal on ice?

  71. mark pope

    mark pope

    6 күн мурун

    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 күн мурун

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

  72. krutt24


    6 күн мурун

    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.

  73. Rhea May Jacobo

    Rhea May Jacobo

    6 күн мурун

    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.

  74. kidynamite58


    6 күн мурун

    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.

  75. heathercorbett26


    6 күн мурун

    Where did you go in Nebraska? Safe travels guys!

  76. Kirsti Edwards

    Kirsti Edwards

    6 күн мурун

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

  77. Emily Gregory

    Emily Gregory

    6 күн мурун

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

  78. Jerry H

    Jerry H

    6 күн мурун

    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 ✌️

  79. Andrew B.

    Andrew B.

    6 күн мурун

    This woesn’t even bad welcome to the Midwest

  80. Rick C

    Rick C

    6 күн мурун

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

  81. Sarah’s Videos

    Sarah’s Videos

    6 күн мурун

    Thanks goodness you guys are okay

  82. Leonardo Luga

    Leonardo Luga

    7 күн мурун


  83. Leonardo Luga

    Leonardo Luga

    7 күн мурун


  84. Tinman Ofthelake

    Tinman Ofthelake

    7 күн мурун

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

  85. Angela Downs

    Angela Downs

    7 күн мурун

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

  86. Screen Box

    Screen Box

    7 күн мурун

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

  87. Diane Silverstein

    Diane Silverstein

    7 күн мурун

    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!

  88. NWforager


    7 күн мурун

    trust me , its Way worse to be In the Semi

  89. Ty Flakes

    Ty Flakes

    7 күн мурун

    Thank you Jesus for keeping them safe 😭

  90. Cindy Taylor

    Cindy Taylor

    7 күн мурун

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

  91. Kiara Enid

    Kiara Enid

    7 күн мурун

    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!

  92. Larry Keller

    Larry Keller

    7 күн мурун

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

    • Look how she ate that

      Look how she ate that

      11 саат мурун

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

  93. Jeffrey Jordan

    Jeffrey Jordan

    7 күн мурун

    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.

  94. Sean Wilson

    Sean Wilson

    7 күн мурун

    black ice is very scary.

  95. Gwen Prpka

    Gwen Prpka

    7 күн мурун

    You are so pretty

  96. Annelies geef niet op

    Annelies geef niet op

    7 күн мурун

    Thank you for taking us to Yellow stone!

  97. Caden Crowter

    Caden Crowter

    7 күн мурун

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

  98. Carson Balmforth

    Carson Balmforth

    7 күн мурун

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

  99. Pamela Fine

    Pamela Fine

    7 күн мурун

    How about checking the weather!

  100. Sara


    7 күн мурун

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