MOVING BACK INTO THE VAN (life update)

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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: uslikes.info/house/eKl92pehp3Cul8w/video.html), 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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  1. Rebecca J

    Rebecca JHour ago

    When you go to Ohio, the view of Lake Erie on a clear day from Perry's Monument on South Bass Island is amazing! There is a state park on the water where you can camp. Stop in at the Island House on the square for a drink, rent a golf cart to tour the island, or take another ferry to see Lonz's Winery on Middle Bass Island. You can always take a detour to Cedar Point in Sandusky. It's the roller coaster capital of the world!!

  2. wzivin

    wzivin21 hour ago

    Can you get an extra or two urine tank to swap out? How about a extra thick mil plastic sealable bag to transfer the liquid to when needed and empty when necessary? It can be rolled up when not needed.

  3. flexiblematthew

    flexiblematthew22 hours ago

    LOL DO YOU HAVE JOBS?

  4. Rachel Teter

    Rachel Teter22 hours ago

    Ooo White Mountains in NH, Cape Cod & Gloucester in MA So excited you’re coming to our area!

  5. Ani garibian

    Ani garibian22 hours ago

    Why not get a couple extra per tanks. And somehow store it in the bathroom. I know it sounds gross but it’ll help @karaandnate

  6. N YC

    N YC23 hours ago

    Can’t wait for you guys to come to Minneapolis, MN.

  7. Jenifer Zink

    Jenifer ZinkDay ago

    i love you guys so much

  8. amy esary

    amy esaryDay ago

    How are they going to get to Alaska without going through Canada or Hawaii?

  9. Elizabeth A

    Elizabeth ADay ago

    Go to Dearborn, (cool museum), mackinac island (but super popular at times) or small towns especially on west coast. Travers city, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit are to well known but the west is nice

  10. Ahimsa Fitness

    Ahimsa FitnessDay ago

    You should go to Mackinac Island in Michigan! Also the pictured rocks in Michigan are awesome. In Cleveland, OH, the Ohio City area is great for food. There’s a large indoor farmers market there! A suburb of Indianapolis called broad ripple is a unique area as well to go see! Indianapolis also has a large indoor farmers market.

  11. Elizabeth A

    Elizabeth ADay ago

    If you really enjoy shoveling snow and ice head to Michigan

  12. Samantha Spears

    Samantha SpearsDay ago

    i love love love this channel!!!!! You guys really inspire me. I hope you guys make it too see beauitful hot springs Arkansas.

  13. S Cloud

    S CloudDay ago

    Glad you’re going to all the states but it makes me sad that the state I live in is one of the states you said you didn’t really want to go to. Comparing us to some of the places you ended up liking but were really surprised because they seemed so awful 😥

  14. Freda Hill

    Freda HillDay ago

    Great place to free camp is hidden valley off route 19 Abingdon VA. This Beautiful spot has a lake in the top of a mountain its a must see with Beautiful views

  15. Kylie’s World

    Kylie’s WorldDay ago

    When you go to New Jersey go to six flags it is so much fun

  16. Nathaniel Lewis

    Nathaniel LewisDay ago

    Go to West Monroe, LA and visit the Duck Dynasty family.

  17. Meet the Wiggins

    Meet the WigginsDay ago

    How exciting! What a great way to make the best out of the current situation, can't wait to see!

  18. Nicole Marie

    Nicole Marie2 days ago

    I am so excited for y'all to come to Colorado! Make sure to visit the Molly Brown house! Also the Hammonds Candy Factory!

  19. Anna Edleman

    Anna Edleman2 days ago

    The tunnel of trees in northern Michigan from petoskey to and amazing polish restaurant legs inn

  20. Stephanie Gruenberg

    Stephanie Gruenberg2 days ago

    Still holding out hope travel will be possible within the next few months!

  21. Dahiya Fitness

    Dahiya Fitness2 days ago

    ❤️

  22. Mary Donaldson

    Mary Donaldson2 days ago

    Research the Jersey Devil and visit his birthday place in NJ!!🙌😱

  23. Natalie Stahl

    Natalie Stahl2 days ago

    when you come to Minnesota i highly recommend coming up to the north shore. anywhere on lake superior really. Duluth is beautiful, don’t go to somewhere just like Minneapolis visit somewhere smaller more like a hidden gem

  24. cassie friedman

    cassie friedman2 days ago

    100% AMAZING

  25. Redhi Bedi

    Redhi Bedi2 days ago

    U should come to Aldany origon

  26. Nicole Evans

    Nicole Evans2 days ago

    I hope that when y’all come to SC that you come to the lowcountry!! We are near Charleston and you can’t miss out on the beauty of our area!! Come to Colleton State Park!

  27. Traci Veno

    Traci Veno2 days ago

    Hey I have an idea for the pee pee storage. Just get multiple cartridges that fit into the toilet. Then store the filled up ones somewhere, or set them outside if youre sitting in one place for a few days, until you can easily dump them.

  28. Louise Rutter

    Louise Rutter2 days ago

    Could you go to Canada, Fantsay land hotel :)

  29. Bailey Anderson

    Bailey Anderson3 days ago

    I'd love to see you guys come to New Mexico!! Plenty of beauty here, ghost towns, small desert towns, snowy-piney towns, and tons and tons of chili to eat!! Plus....hot air balloons everywhere!

  30. Keith Randolph

    Keith Randolph3 days ago

    Pretty awesome. But Step 1- Be rich.

  31. Stephanie Kendell

    Stephanie Kendell3 days ago

    In Canada if we go to a new province we have to 2 week quarantine. Is the states similar and how will that impact your travel plans?

  32. Hannah-Emily

    Hannah-Emily3 days ago

    just put a pee funnel in like eamon and bec!

  33. isaiah the kid

    isaiah the kid3 days ago

    please don't come to Hawaii until this pandemic is over. Even though Hawaii is open to tourism

  34. Lisa Tuttle

    Lisa Tuttle3 days ago

    Come to West Virginia in the summer and visit the newest national park....The New River Gorge National Park and go white water rafting. The 3rd Saturday in October is Bridge Day where people can BASE jump off of the bridge, an amazing thing to watch.

  35. Wally Norlander

    Wally Norlander3 days ago

    Your videos are first-rate, of course, and are funded. What irritates me is how funded they (and you) are., when the rest of us are struggling along.

  36. h0il0i

    h0il0i3 days ago

    Did you order SpaceX Starlink internet? 🤔

  37. Kara and Nate

    Kara and Nate3 days ago

    FOR~MORE~PROFIT~AND~~INVESTMENT~~ W_H_A_T_S_A_P_P .+.1.7.7.2.2.0.7.1.1.1.6.

  38. Aidan Aha

    Aidan Aha3 days ago

    Come to Jersey

  39. Kara and Nate

    Kara and Nate3 days ago

    FOR~MORE~PROFIT~AND~~INVESTMENT~~ W_H_A_T_S_A_P_P .+.1.7.7.2.2.0.7.1.1.1.6...

  40. Pat Parish

    Pat Parish3 days ago

    Hello, I’m not from the States, I live in Manitoba Canada. I would hugely recommend that you visit the very unique ‘House on the Rock’ in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Also, I strongly recommend spending some time on Mackinac Island near the northern peninsula in Michigan (an Island where no traffic is allowed, only horses and bicycles). The island opens for tourists each year in May. It is also the fudge capital of the USA (or maybe even the world??). I’ve been to both places twice. Great places to see.

  41. Pat Parish

    Pat Parish3 days ago

    I’m sorry, but I have no idea what your reply means???

  42. Kara and Nate

    Kara and Nate3 days ago

    FOR~MORE~PROFIT~AND~~INVESTMENT~~ W_H_A_T_S_A_P_P .+.1.7.7.2.2.0.7.1.1.1.6...

  43. Stephanie VanWitz

    Stephanie VanWitz3 days ago

    I AM SO EXCITED!!!! TO WATCH YOU GUYS TRAVEL ALL 50 STATES

  44. Kayleen Parks

    Kayleen Parks3 days ago

    Oh, outside of Fairbanks there is an awesome hot springs and resort called Chama? Hot springs. They use geothermal energy for greenhouses and seriously had the best lettuce I’ve ever had. I’m older than you all so I also loved that my joints felt better for months after enjoying the hot springs.

  45. Kayleen Parks

    Kayleen Parks3 days ago

    In OK, I’ve always wanted to check out the Cherokee reservation and learn more about their culture...

  46. Geolexter

    Geolexter4 days ago

    uslikes.info/house/oY5_w7WHwmVveNw/video.html

  47. Kaylie Newville

    Kaylie Newville4 days ago

    The water fall tour in Michigan’s upper peninsula! It’s so beautiful!

  48. Kara and Nate

    Kara and Nate3 days ago

    FOR~MORE~PROFIT~AND~~INVESTMENT~~ W_H_A_T_S_A_P_P .+.1.7.7.2.2.0.7.1.1.1.6...

  49. Loltigercute

    Loltigercute4 days ago

    Yay I miss the van!!!!

  50. Tehila Sh

    Tehila Sh4 days ago

    What a brilliant idea: 50 states verses 100 countries👌

  51. Robin Steelberg

    Robin Steelberg4 days ago

    Nate, what's the brand of your hoodie?

  52. Elise E

    Elise E4 days ago

    Oh 🤦🏼‍♀️ & about your pee situation lol You’re usually in random places why not just dump it outside?! I mean animals pee outside all the time lol

  53. Kara and Nate

    Kara and Nate3 days ago

    FOR~MORE~PROFIT~AND~~INVESTMENT~~ W_H_A_T_S_A_P_P .+.1.7.7.2.2.0.7.1.1.1.6....

  54. Elise E

    Elise E4 days ago

    Oh I see you’ve never been to Connecticut either! There’s lots of nice museums there!

  55. zoe rouse

    zoe rouse4 days ago

    You guys should come to my home city Long Beach CA. We have the Queen Mary, The aquarium of the Pacific, and the beach to warm up from the cold weather. We have down town where there are a lot more to see.

  56. Elise E

    Elise E4 days ago

    Well for OKlahoma when I went as a kid I loved going to Toby Keith’s bar and grill! We passed his house too! And we went to some rodeos! 🐂🐎

  57. J P

    J P4 days ago

    Great bed however what about a good mattresses cover?

  58. Lilly W

    Lilly W4 days ago

    When you visit mass you should go to purgatory chasm, or Salem, or old Sturbridge village, or visit Martha’s Vineyard. Those are all pretty fun and unique places there 😉😅😊

  59. Haley Gatlin

    Haley Gatlin4 days ago

    There is a FANTASTIC pie shop in a small town in Texas, it's called Oxbow Bakery located in Palestine, TX. There is so much charm here in our small town! Please come visit a small piece of heaven in our lovely small town.

  60. Sam Sonntag

    Sam Sonntag4 days ago

    You could spend the next 6 months in Utah and not even scrape surface of radness!

  61. EJ M

    EJ M4 days ago

    Kara and Nate, you are my favorite travel vloggers and thanks for visiting my beautiful country Philippine right before the pandemic hits. Just to let you know, you are very popular in my country.

  62. Michael Kaiser

    Michael Kaiser4 days ago

    When you get to Nebraska I highly recommend the Henry Doorly Zoo, and yes you can probably spend the night. Rated best Zoo in America. Another alternative would be the Homestead National Historic Park in Beatrice, NE.

  63. Mariah G

    Mariah G4 days ago

    If you want to avoid the snow. Wait till May/ June to visit Minnesota. 🙈

  64. Nutti Nelli

    Nutti Nelli4 days ago

    Me wondering how they will drive to Hawaii haha

  65. ScardyGinge

    ScardyGinge5 days ago

    Can't wait for you to visit my home state of Connecticut! Make sure to take a trip through the "Quiet Corner" (where I'm from). So many beautiful back roads, lots of history, and some amazing food!

  66. mgebbie100

    mgebbie1005 days ago

    As a Vermonter, please hit me up for where to go! I highly recommend hitting up Greensboro, VT where Hill's Farmstead Brewery is, and Jasper Hill Farm Cheese!

  67. manoj m

    manoj m5 days ago

    Add alaska to your list🤔👍👍

  68. Wayne Gjersvig

    Wayne Gjersvig5 days ago

    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.

  69. Kara and Nate

    Kara and Nate3 days ago

    FOR~MORE~PROFIT~AND~~INVESTMENT~~ W_H_A_T_S_A_P_P .+.1.7.7.2.2.0.7.1.1.1.6...

  70. D Brotz

    D Brotz5 days ago

    For South carolina I would recommend historic Charleston. North carolina, Asheville so you can see the biltmore estate.

  71. Jimi Sunsets

    Jimi Sunsets5 days ago

    I missed y’all and the damn cute van!

  72. Caitlin Milton

    Caitlin Milton5 days ago

    When you hit New Mexico visit Albuquerque. Take the Tram and visit the smaller towns near it. See the unique houses down town.

  73. Kara and Nate

    Kara and Nate3 days ago

    FOR~MORE~PROFIT~AND~~INVESTMENT~~ W_H_A_T_S_A_P_P .+.1.7.7.2.2.0.7.1.1.1.6...

  74. Ellie D

    Ellie D5 days ago

    I started crying watching this because I realized how much I just miss them traveling the world and I miss life before the pandemic.

  75. Aka Romee

    Aka Romee5 days ago

    Delaware

  76. Karissa Jordan

    Karissa Jordan5 days ago

    Btw Vanuatu was in December 2019 and I'm pretty sure you guys said December 2020

  77. Laura Johnson

    Laura Johnson5 days ago

    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.

  78. Rayne

    Rayne5 days ago

    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?

  79. Kathy Somers

    Kathy Somers5 days ago

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

  80. Toni G58

    Toni G585 days ago

    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

  81. Brad Taylor

    Brad Taylor5 days ago

    Surely you didn't see ALL of Texas?

  82. hollirichards

    hollirichards5 days ago

    Boo come back to Michigan!

  83. Reagan Carr

    Reagan Carr5 days ago

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

  84. GabbyBSizemore

    GabbyBSizemore5 days ago

    Can’t wait to see the rest of your travels!!!!

  85. Amelia SR

    Amelia SR5 days ago

    Nate can sell it.

  86. Judy brasher

    Judy brasher5 days ago

    Pee is sterile unless you have a UTI. Actually promotes good compost development.

  87. Judy brasher

    Judy brasher5 days ago

    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.

  88. Amelia SR

    Amelia SR5 days ago

    Your gonna be able to do more in red states vs blue.

  89. bowsuphigh

    bowsuphigh5 days ago

    oh my goodness i need to know when you go to Maryland. i want to say hi socially distanced

  90. Alexander Purnell Marqués

    Alexander Purnell Marqués5 days ago

    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!!!!!

  91. Jackie G

    Jackie G5 days ago

    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!

  92. Maeby

    Maeby5 days ago

    So you have everyday problems that are non-issues in the rest of the northern world?

  93. Alexander Purnell Marqués

    Alexander Purnell Marqués5 days ago

    Keep the intro!!!!! I love it!

  94. Michael Nguyen

    Michael Nguyen5 days ago

    Come back to Colorado!! Let me know if you need recommendations for Wisconsin!

  95. Katie Evans

    Katie Evans5 days ago

    When you come to Ohio come to Cleveland or like Avon, Avon Lake that area because it’s where I am!!!!!!

  96. Scott Tilden

    Scott Tilden5 days ago

    Getting rid of the propane stove should be top of list, considering the hassle you have had with it.

  97. relf ed

    relf ed6 days ago

    Pfff.. One commercial after the other..

  98. dawn edworthy

    dawn edworthy6 days ago

    Omg I cannot wait to start watching your adventure

  99. Bloom In resONAnce

    Bloom In resONAnce6 days ago

    „Thank you for washing these by the way“ Lovely side note about the sheets 🥰

  100. Kierstin Blomberg

    Kierstin Blomberg6 days ago

    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. 😄

  101. Lydia Abigail

    Lydia Abigail6 days ago

    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.

  102. Zainab Qasem

    Zainab Qasem6 days ago

    Can you go to Kuwait 🥺pls

  103. LostNFound Joseph's Locker

    LostNFound Joseph's Locker6 days ago

    Visit lock in, stay the night haunted places.

  104. Taylor Lee

    Taylor Lee6 days ago

    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!

  105. Forrest Nelson

    Forrest Nelson6 days ago

    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.

  106. Sophie Marshall

    Sophie Marshall6 days ago

    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

  107. Rae Gainey

    Rae Gainey6 days ago

    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)

  108. Yaneiza Perez

    Yaneiza Perez6 days ago

    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.💕