MOVING BACK INTO THE VAN (life update)

21 feb 2021
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#Vanlife Vlog 755 | Nashville, Tennessee | Filmed February 18, 2021
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Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, we got married June 2013 and quickly caught the #travel bug! We started “travel hacking” & finally decided we wanted to go travel for one year. After 2 years of saving $ and over 2 million miles and points, we sold our cars and apartment and left home January 10, 2016. We started this #travelvlog to share our experiences with friends and family, then decided we really liked vlogging and traveling, and we didn’t want to stop after just one year! After achieving our new goal of 100 countries and then all 7 continents (check out our documentary here: seworld.info/will/fK2q25nNfGupzJc/video), we had no plans to slow down, until 2020 decided to force us to ;) which is when we bought a converted Sprinter van to start exploring our own country for the first time. It was a major adjustment and so different than flying every week like we were used to, but we are incredibly thankful to be able to continue doing something we love every day. 😊🎥🌎

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  • Michigan, spend a night on Mackinac Island and visit ship locks at Sault Ste Marie. Wisconsin, tailgate at Lambeau field in Green Bay or visit The House on the Rock and Taliesin in Spring Green Minnesota, go canoeing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. (Lots of canoe outfitters in area) North Dakota, camp at Cross Ranch State Park near Washburn and visit Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

    Wayne GjersvigWayne Gjersvig2 timmar sedan
  • For South carolina I would recommend historic Charleston. North carolina, Asheville so you can see the biltmore estate.

    D BrotzD Brotz3 timmar sedan
  • I missed y’all and the damn cute van!

    Jimi SunsetsJimi Sunsets3 timmar sedan
  • When you hit New Mexico visit Albuquerque. Take the Tram and visit the smaller towns near it. See the unique houses down town.

    Caitlin MiltonCaitlin Milton5 timmar sedan
  • I started crying watching this because I realized how much I just miss them traveling the world and I miss life before the pandemic.

    Ellie DEllie D6 timmar sedan
  • Delaware

    Aka RomeeAka Romee9 timmar sedan
  • Btw Vanuatu was in December 2019 and I'm pretty sure you guys said December 2020

    Karissa JordanKarissa Jordan9 timmar sedan
  • When you go to Virginia you may want to visit Westmoreland County. It is small but has so many small neat things like George Washington's Birth homes, Monroe's birth home and Westmoreland State Park where you can find million old Shark teeth. It is close to Washington DC as well.

    Laura JohnsonLaura Johnson10 timmar sedan
  • Wow. At home drip coffee. Also 12:55, that song came out 22 years ago and I don't think I've heard it for over a decade. Nice. Also, why do y'all not have as thick of accents as your family? You got the General American thing happening. Is that intentional?

    RayneRayne11 timmar sedan
  • If you dump your toilet behind some rocks in the badlands of Nevada, the scorpions aren’t gonna complain...

    Kathy SomersKathy Somers11 timmar sedan
  • I would love to give you some ideas for Iowa!! I am an Iowan native and I would love to give you guys the best places to go and eat! That Place Steakhouse - Conrad, IA

    Toni G58Toni G5811 timmar sedan
  • Surely you didn't see ALL of Texas?

    Brad TaylorBrad Taylor11 timmar sedan
  • Boo come back to Michigan!

    hollirichardshollirichards12 timmar sedan
  • PLEASE GO TO EUREKA SPRINGS ARKANSAS AND THANK ME LATERRRRRRR PLEASE SEE THIS OH MY GOD 😭

    Reagan CarrReagan Carr12 timmar sedan
  • Can’t wait to see the rest of your travels!!!!

    GabbyBSizemoreGabbyBSizemore12 timmar sedan
  • Nate can sell it.

    Amelia SRAmelia SR13 timmar sedan
  • Pee is sterile unless you have a UTI. Actually promotes good compost development.

    Judy brasherJudy brasher13 timmar sedan
  • Sorry if this duplicates later, but for some reason my earlier comment isn't showing. Check out the Walter Inglis Anderson museum in Ocean Springs MS. Charter a boat out to Horn Island where he would row to and strap himself to a tree during hurricanes. Like many brilliant artists, he wasn't entirely sane! On my trip out, we went out on a shrimp boat, docked on the north side and hiked across to the beautiful beach on the Gulf side. We cooked our catch that night and it was the best shrimp ever. Or eat at one of the excellent Vietnamese restaurants in the area; there's a sizeable Vietnamese shrimping community on the MS Coast.

    Judy brasherJudy brasher13 timmar sedan
  • Your gonna be able to do more in red states vs blue.

    Amelia SRAmelia SR13 timmar sedan
  • oh my goodness i need to know when you go to Maryland. i want to say hi socially distanced

    bowsuphighbowsuphigh14 timmar sedan
  • So sad that I can't help you to get a unique experience in any State as im not from the USA. Besosss from Spain!!!!!

    Alexander Purnell MarquésAlexander Purnell Marqués15 timmar sedan
  • This is so cool!! Okay! I am in Fredericksburg, Virginia and it is so so pretty here. It has tons of Revolutionary and Civil War history! I will even host you in my driveway! You can head on over to the oldest mountain range, the Shenandoah and Blue Ridge mountain! Congratulations on making the road your home!

    Jackie GJackie G15 timmar sedan
  • So you have everyday problems that are non-issues in the rest of the northern world?

    MaebyMaeby15 timmar sedan
  • Keep the intro!!!!! I love it!

    Alexander Purnell MarquésAlexander Purnell Marqués15 timmar sedan
  • Come back to Colorado!! Let me know if you need recommendations for Wisconsin!

    Michael NguyenMichael Nguyen16 timmar sedan
  • When you come to Ohio come to Cleveland or like Avon, Avon Lake that area because it’s where I am!!!!!!

    Katie EvansKatie Evans18 timmar sedan
  • Getting rid of the propane stove should be top of list, considering the hassle you have had with it.

    Scott TildenScott Tilden18 timmar sedan
  • Pfff.. One commercial after the other..

    relf edrelf ed19 timmar sedan
  • Omg I cannot wait to start watching your adventure

    dawn edworthydawn edworthy20 timmar sedan
  • „Thank you for washing these by the way“ Lovely side note about the sheets 🥰

    Bloom In resONAnceBloom In resONAnce21 timme sedan
  • Yay! Sounds like an awesome plan! For Iowa, here's some suggestions: Check out the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville. Maquoketa Caves State Park in eastern IA is really neat! If you're in central IA, I've heard Ledges State Park is interesting as well. Crystal Lake Cave near Dubuque has a really cool cave tour. I haven't been, but the world's largest man-made grotto, The Grotto of the Redemption, is in Iowa. There's the High Trestle Trail bridge in central IA. It lights up at night and it's really cool! Great views and a fun place to take pictures. If you're here in late summer, The National Balloon Classic boasts over 100 hot air balloons. Something I've been wanting to do is ride a train at the Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad. The routes offered look really pretty. I'd recommend the Tulip Festival in Pella, IA in May, but I'd imagine Covid's going to put a damper on things. As for food, I'm not very adventurous myself, but I do recommend getting the Denver style pizza at Great Plains Pizza in Ames, IA. It's a thick wheat crust that you drizzle honey on. Very good! If you are a fan of burritos, the local chain is Pancheros. The burritos are HUGE, waaaayyyy better than Chipotle, and you have to get the queso! A couple of the most talked about places (I haven't been to either, because again, I'm boring 😂) are Fong's Pizza and Zombie Burger. Fong's is Asian inspired pizza, and their best seller is crab rangoon pizza. Zombie Burger is just a very over-the-top fun burger place. I also have to recommend, if you are here during late July-ish, just take a drive out in the country. That's when the crops are at their peaks, and one of my favorite sites in the world is seeing miles and miles of deep green fields flowing in the wind. 😄

    Kierstin BlombergKierstin Blomberg21 timme sedan
  • Hey there! Visit the town Madison when you’re come to Indiana! It is a super cute town and you can hike along the river to the bottom of clifty falls - one of my fav hikes.

    Lydia AbigailLydia Abigail22 timmar sedan
  • Can you go to Kuwait 🥺pls

    Zainab QasemZainab QasemDag sedan
  • Visit lock in, stay the night haunted places.

    LostNFound Joseph's LockerLostNFound Joseph's LockerDag sedan
  • So excited to see where y’all visit in Alabama! I’ve grown up all over Alabama including Birmingham, Mobile, and Huntsville! Huntsville is by far my favorite place here in Bama!

    Taylor LeeTaylor LeeDag sedan
  • so basically you visited all the good states, didn't film why, and are now going to the left overs for content. I could visit all 50 fairly well in 6 months.

    Forrest NelsonForrest NelsonDag sedan
  • hahaha i live in minnesota so naturally it’s really cold but when it’s 28 degrees in the winter think wow it’s warm and wear just a jacket but how he has a whole snow suit im crying hahaha

    Sophie MarshallSophie MarshallDag sedan
  • Come to Cape Cod when you come to Massachusetts!! (Go to the lower cape you won’t regret it even tho it’s a little farther away)

    Rae GaineyRae GaineyDag sedan
  • Im from Connecticut. Have ya been to Connecticut? Have ya been to Puerto Rico? Looking foward a video in Puerto Rico. The food and people are amazing. You'll love it.💕

    Yaneiza PerezYaneiza PerezDag sedan
  • Keep making videos. Love you guys! You rock🤙

    Yaneiza PerezYaneiza PerezDag sedan
  • The van looks so cozy. I would love to be in that van while its snowing with a hot chocolate.

    Yaneiza PerezYaneiza PerezDag sedan
  • Go to Fargo, North Dakota please it is my home town and near and dear to my heart there are museums architecture shopping Coffee (Moxie Jova) is a good place lol I’m a coffee freak too😄

    alexandra breznayalexandra breznayDag sedan
  • have you ever been to Canada specifically Manitoba

    Anastasiya VasilchukAnastasiya VasilchukDag sedan
  • WOW Bullshit i cant even go to school and in America people are allowed to get in all States thats so much bullshit

    GamerForLifeGamerForLifeDag sedan
  • 3. Poor internet. GET STARLINK when it becomes available.

    ionmatikaionmatikaDag sedan
  • If you head through New York and take one of the Ferries to or from Connecticut you have a place to park on the North Fork of Long Island. I'm sure you've been to New York but a great spot to visit is Fire Island ...and a cool visit in various states could be the lighthouses

    Jen LewJen LewDag sedan
  • Where did you get your mattress topper from? I love that it "folds up"

    doire aintudoire aintuDag sedan
  • Michigan: Mackinac Island, St. Ignance, Traverse City. Or travel here during the fall colors or summer time and go to every waterfall

    Jennafer MillerJennafer MillerDag sedan
  • Conway Scenic Railroad in New Hampshire

    Scott DuncanScott DuncanDag sedan
  • Hi from Wisconsin. I would suggest Door County in general. Lots of wineries and sites to see. Make a stop in Sister Bay, WI and see the rooftop goats at Al Johnson's. Or you can take your van on the ferry and go to Washington Island. Lots to do there with lavender farms, sandless beaches, UTV adventures etc...

    Tony HerrTony HerrDag sedan
    • Heyooo this means a Vermont trip is happening right?

      doire aintudoire aintuDag sedan
  • Whose answered when Nate asked ‘hey Siri’ 🤔

    Passive AgressivePassive AgressiveDag sedan
  • The Institute of Native American Studies in Washington CT has an indoor and outdoor museum

    Amanda ColesAmanda ColesDag sedan
  • the windy city

    Anwar AmmarAnwar AmmarDag sedan
  • You should check out Itasca State Park when you are in Minnesota. It's the beginning of the mighty Mississippi

    Minh TranMinh TranDag sedan
  • Lowcountry in SC. Charleston area. Look up videos regarding geechie Gullah. Lots of history

    Lateria BlackLateria Black2 dagar sedan
  • Can you guys visit Lithuania? Theres many states and u can choose them by yourself if u want to! There is Kaunas , Vilnius , Klapėda and more. The best are Kaunas or Vilnius.

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  • You should tour a Airstream Like the new ones they are soo cool

    Trix ArtTrix Art2 dagar sedan
  • You guys truly know how to survive and adapt.....ur business ethic is perflect!!!

    Chris AdanteChris Adante2 dagar sedan
  • WHEN IT GETS WARMER IN MARYLAND YOU SHOULD GO CRABBING

    Lilyann RichardLilyann Richard2 dagar sedan
  • So amazing... I feel like I'm stuck in my job and I want to quit so badly but now we can't travel anyway so I know that the sensible thing to do is wait a bit longer, keep the job until the pandemic settles, and only quit when we can travel again. Watching your videos is making me so impatient to quit asap and get going. I hope in the upcoming 1-2 years we will start a similar journey :) Living in a van in New Zealand or Australia is the absolute dream. p.s. new small channel here doing travel related couple vlogs :)

    Fravolous FilmFravolous Film2 dagar sedan
  • You’ve already been to Texas, but XIT celebration in Dalhart, Tx. Is the best!!! There is a watermelon day, a corn day and a real Texas BBQ day!!! A parade sends everyone off with the largest amateur rodeo on the last day... I live in the OC, Ca. Now but miss my Dalhart, Texas... Go there and experience!!! I had horses and mud puddles growing up... 😂😘😘

    Gil CordovaGil Cordova2 dagar sedan
  • Watching your helper walk away LOL

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  • Jesus loves you

    Jaden LeeJaden Lee2 dagar sedan
  • How r u going to get to Hawaii? That little girl is adorable!

    SultanSultan2 dagar sedan
  • Heyooo this means a Vermont trip is happening right?

    Aurora RossAurora Ross2 dagar sedan
  • Better save Montana for late summer

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  • You guys are forgetting that there's only 48 states on continental United States. How are you going to be able to do in Alaska and Hawaii. when Canada won't let you go through to get to Alaska. And it to go to Hawaii you can go to San Diego and get your van put on a barge going to Hawaii. Make sure you do the research many people will tell you that it's illegal to have an RV in Hawaii. When in fact it's not illegal to have an RV in Hawaii, you just can not Register a RV in Hawaii. But that's okay you get a permit at the port. The blue sticker you put on your rear bumper it works like Hawaiian registration.

    Have a Good dayHave a Good day2 dagar sedan
  • HILARIOUS!!!! I WAS EXPECTING EVEN JUST A MINOR RENOVATION ONLY TO FIND OUT, IT'S A MATTRESS 🤣

    Bella CuadroBella Cuadro2 dagar sedan
  • Wisconsin girl here - I agree with others who said the Lake Michigan loop for a scenic drive. If you haven't been to one of the great lakes, I think you'll be surprised at how much like an ocean it feels. However, the great lakes loop would likely have you bypass Door County and the scenic beauty of Door County is dear to me. If you are willing to detour up the "thumb" of Wisconsin, I recommend going to Washington Island and Rock Island and hitting up the wineries on the way up. May is lovely when the cherries are blossoming. OR, more in the heart of Wisconsin, visit a couple Frank Lloyd Wright sites, Taliesen, and the House on the Rock. I always thought the House on the Rock was cheesy, but it makes appearances in lots of novels and shows because it's just weird.

    Allegra JensenAllegra Jensen2 dagar sedan
  • In New Hampshire the Kancamagus Highway is a gorgeous drive, and Franconia Falls is a great hike to a natural water slide! Afterwards, don’t miss drinks outside at the Woodstock Inn at the Dam Bar (decorated with downed beaver trees!). Mount Washington is fun to drive up the auto road or take the Cog Railway to the top. Sometimes they schedule sunrise drives up the auto road for an amazing sunrise view! Portsmouth on the Seacoast has great restaurants, outdoor theater by the water in the summer at Prescott Park, and ice skating in the winter at historic Strawbery Banke. We’re a tiny state, but we have a lot of beautiful spots to enjoy! Looking forward to following your 50 state journey!

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  • Can't wait for you to explore Almost Heaven WV!

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  • SEworldrs "Sarah and Alex James" make van builds similar to your set-up and they can help you improve your van life experience

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  • I was born in the upper peninsula of Michigan and they have amazing waterfalls all over the state. There is also pictured rocks which is on Lake Superior. There are glass bottom boat tours also. So many amazing things to offer! Or you could always visit Mackinac Island, but make sure you’re here in summer to do all of these things!

    Kendra RoysterKendra Royster2 dagar sedan
  • When you come to Arkansas, I would recommend the Buffalo River. It I s our first National River in the US. It was dedicated 100 years to the day from our first national park. I would say visit Tyler’s Bend State Park or Steel Creek campground. Steel Creek campground is close to Ponca, Arkansas, and there is a large herd of Elk there. Waterfalls and hiking are all around. The most photographed place in Arkansas is in that area also-Hawksbill Craig, or as some call it, Whitaker Point. The other three things I would look at are (1)The Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, which is haunted, (2) Longbow Cabin, which was built by Ben Person, one of the best shots ever with a bow and arrow. It is built with a waterfall in front of it with a hammock to hang out in. It is built into a cave . (3) Crystal Bridges American Art Museum, one of the finest American Art museums in the World! These are my favorites. I’m sure you will get many more. I am a professional photographer here in Arkansas, and I love my state. We call it the Natural State for great reasons.

    John HumphryJohn Humphry2 dagar sedan
  • Can you please come to 224 home ave in ILLINOIS Dictator.

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  • When you come to Montana, visit Butte. Or Virginia City. Historical wonders in my opinion

    Journey GraceJourney Grace2 dagar sedan
  • Since you're not stopping in my home state of Maine; my recommendation for New Hampshire would be to head to North Conway. Check out Adventure Suites, take a drive or hike up Mount Washington, and make a stop at Zeb's General Store (a must do when in the area). All three of these things are located within a very short drive from one another.

    Ian WaldeckerIan Waldecker2 dagar sedan
  • All I Can Say Is" you look cold cold cold" from Sunny Anaheim California 👍

    Brenda ViscontiBrenda Visconti2 dagar sedan
  • I am also on a quest to visit all 50 states and have visited 23 so far. Good luck and have a blast.

    Vivian YoungVivian Young2 dagar sedan
  • Pennsylvania and the faytte County fair

    Mike MroskoMike Mrosko2 dagar sedan
  • In Oregon there's a place called Thor's well

    Mikey GleasonMikey Gleason2 dagar sedan
  • Having lived in South Dakota, Iowa and now Minnesota, I have opinions on places in each that would make a great Kara and Nate video. 1. Dogsledding - Grand Marais, MN (winter) 2. Ice fishing - Red Lake, MN (winter) 3. Boundary Waters Canoe - Ely, MN (summer) 4. Rasdak - weeklong 150-person bike ride across SD (June 7-14) 5. Black Hills of SD (Rushmore, Crazy Horse, Black Elk Peak, Custer State Park, Deadwood, Spearfish Canyon) - Colorado without the crowds 6. Kate Shelley bridge and scenic train - Madrid, IA 7. Pella Tulip Festival, Pella, IA (May 6-8) Many others too. Happy to help vet ideas or make connections.

    Pete KnappPete Knapp2 dagar sedan
  • You could fit a lift kit then your tanks could fit 😉

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  • Visit every state capitol

    Barbara ONeillBarbara ONeill2 dagar sedan
  • They are complaining about a toilet in their van, if only I had one.. 🥺

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  • I'll be waiting in New Jersey lmaooo

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  • big van life culture out here in cali ! u guys need to come !!

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  • Canadian: *tries not to laugh as Nate bundles up for -2 C*

    Hannah RennieHannah Rennie2 dagar sedan
    • Scottish gal here trying to not laugh at the same thing 😹

      Laura MorrisLaura MorrisDag sedan
  • When you come to Minnesota come to chatfield

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  • I'm a bit confused why you think you can't travel internationally, when according to CNN 14hrs ago there were over 60 countries accepting travel for US passport holders 🤔

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  • Your niece is so stinking adorable!!! I am excited for your new goal!

    Amy StaahsAmy Staahs2 dagar sedan
  • OHIO IDEA: overnight in Mansfield reformatory. Part of where they shot Shawshank redemption

    Sarah FerkanySarah Ferkany2 dagar sedan
    • Visit Ohiopyle State Park and water falls in SW PA in early October when it is in full fall color.

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  • Come visit the twin cities Minnesota! Visit the mall of America!, zoo ,trails so much to do!

    Julie TerpstraJulie Terpstra2 dagar sedan
  • Hi,im Ksenija and my grandpa owns a hotel in becici Montenegro and its calld Belmare and it has 4 stars so pls when you go to Montenegro agein visit this hotel. Ksenija

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  • When you come to visit us in Wisconsin, wait until summer and visit our Wisconsin Dells water Parks. 👍🏼

    Nikki WerginNikki Wergin2 dagar sedan
  • When you visit Michigan, you should go to Mackinac Island, for a trip back in time. There are no motorized vehicles on the island, just horses and carriages, and bikes. You will become very familiar with two odors, horse manure and freshly made fudge. Enjoy!

    Kevin CordesKevin Cordes2 dagar sedan
  • Some international travel is happening..... you just have to do some research, follow testing guidelines, and be respectful about local laws. OH!!!! THAT'S RIGHT!!! You won't do any of that, especially anything to do with 'Rona. You'd rather just ignore it and help it spread because you're ignorant uneducated bumpkins who don't believe in science..... or human decency.

    Marie GossMarie Goss2 dagar sedan
  • OH MY GOSH YESSS!!! Please please PLEASE let me help y’all in Kentucky!!! I know all the best places ;)

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  • Starve Rock State Park in Illinois is very pretty and lots of hiking!!

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  • Give this comment like if u like kara and nate like me

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