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72 HOURS OF WINTER VAN LIFE (when nothing goes as planned)

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72 HOURS OF WINTER VAN LIFE (when nothing goes as planned)

Winter van life definitely has its ups and downs… Join FareDrop to get the BEST flight deals AND be entered for your chance to win a FREE trip to Antarctica!! - Giveaway ends Jan. 31!

Episode 808 | Leadville, Colorado | Filmed January 2022

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Who's doing VEGANUARY with us?! You can get  @Eamon & Bec  's cookbook here :)

We rented our skis and gear from our friends at Rebel in Frisco :) We highly recommend them if you’re ever in the area!

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Who are Kara and Nate?!
Watch our documentary here:

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, we got married 2013 and were super “normal.” I was a teacher and Nate started a small business from the spare bedroom of our apartment. We discovered the world of “travel hacking” & became obsessed. So after 2 years of saving $35k and over 2 million miles and points, we sold our cars and apartment and left home January 10, 2016 for a “one year” trip around the world. Our goal was to see as many places as possible before we rean out of money and went home to normal life. We started this travel vlog to share our experiences with friends and family, but quickly fell in love with this lifestyle and did everything we could to keep going. 4 years later, we achieved our new goal of visiting 100 countries and all 7 continents. We had no plans to slow down, until 2020 forced us to ;) Which is when we bought a converted van to start exploring our own country for the first time. Van life 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. ????????????

#travel #travelvlog #vanlife

0:00 What are our plans?
0:53 how to get FREE water and dump station!
2:56 the search for natural hot springs...
3:12 FAIL #1 - icy road
4:17 FAIL #2 - naked pool party
5:04 Back in our FAV state!
5:35 Hanger sets in…at KFC
6:30 plant-based nuggets honest review
7:28 $2 showers?!
7:45 GOOD BYE MUSTACHE
8:45 exciting FareDrop updates!
9:45 win a FREE trip to ANTARCTICA with FAREDROP!!!
10:20 work day in the mountains
11:06 FAIL #3 - ski shopping is hard
11:57 back in our FAV CITY!!!
13:13 FAIL #4 - I peed down my leg
14:27 attempting Nordic skiing
16:00 making creamy coconut curry in the van
17:28 FAIL #5 - Our water pump FROZE
19:18 first time skiing in COLORADO!
20:09 quick cozy quesadillas in the van
20:36 We hired professional coaches
21:55 VAN SKI LOCKER is finally complete!
22:46 Nate’s FAVORITE moment of this video (curling match)
24:06 BLOOPS
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72 HOURS OF VAN LIFE IN MEXICO…

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Episode 818 | Baja, Mexico | Filmed March 2022

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Who are Kara and Nate?!
Watch our documentary here:

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, we got married 2013 and were super “normal.” I was a teacher and Nate started a small printing business from the spare bedroom of our apartment. We discovered the world of “travel hacking” & became obsessed. So after 2 years of obsessively saving $35k and over 2 million miles and points, we sold our cars and apartment and left home January 10, 2016 for a “one year” trip around the world. Our goal was to see as many places as possible before we ran out of money and went home to “normal life.” We started this travel vlog to share our experiences with friends and family, but quickly fell in love with this lifestyle and did everything we could to keep going. 4 years later, we achieved our new goal of visiting 100 countries and all 7 continents. We had no plans to slow down, until 2020 forced us to ;) Which is when we bought a converted van to start exploring our own country for the first time. Van life 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. ????????????

#travel #travelvlog #vanlife #vanlifebaja #BajaMexico

0:00 Mexico van life ????
1:40 Not sure if this is worth it..
2:50 is this real life?!
6:54 Why Oura Ring is the best
8:13 First time filling up our van with water in Mexico
9:29 Picking up our first hitchhiker!
10:09 We’re HALFWAY down the Baja Peninsula!
10:33 Military checkpoint number 4
14:30 insanely beautiful beach camping! (Playa Santispak)
21:20 Nate’s 33rd birthday :)
25:04 Bay of Conception (Requeson)
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MOVING BACK INTO THE VAN (preparing for winter van life!)

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Episode 807 | Dallas to New Mexico | Filmed January 2022

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0:00 our epic 3,000m van life road trip!
0:35 Winterizing our van into a SkiBumMobile!
2:24 “Building” a new grey water system
5:53 Turning off our shower water supply
7:39 our FAV all in one daily drink!
9:10 Turning our shower into a SKI LOCKER
10:38 new flooring!
12:17 Sleeping at a casino…
14:54 We have NO winter clothes
16:17 We are VEGAN now!
17:52 how to get FREE water!
19:13 Sleeping in -6F!
22:51 Skiing in Taos, New Mexico
28:43 About Nate’s mustache…

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Who are Kara and Nate?!
Watch our documentary here:

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, we got married 2013 and were super “normal.” I was a teacher and Nate started a small business from the spare bedroom of our apartment. We discovered the world of “travel hacking” & became obsessed. So after 2 years of saving $35k and over 2 million miles and points, we sold our cars and apartment and left home January 10, 2016 for a “one year” trip around the world. Our goal was to see as many places as possible before we rean out of money and went home to normal life. We started this travel vlog to share our experiences with friends and family, but quickly fell in love with this lifestyle and did everything we could to keep going. 4 years later, we achieved our new goal of visiting 100 countries and all 7 continents. We had no plans to slow down, until 2020 forced us to ;) Which is when we bought a converted van to start exploring our own country for the first time. Van life 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. ????????????

#travel #travelvlog #vanlife
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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:

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Vlog 761 | #Yellowstone, #Wyoming, USA | State 25/50 | Filmed March 11, 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: 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. #Vanlife 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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72 HOURS OF VAN LIFE IN NEW ENGLAND (this is what it's really like)

Now we see why fall in New England is on everyone’s bucket list????This video was sponsored by L.L.Bean. Use promo code KARANATE10 to save 10% off your next L.L.Bean order by clicking this link  to start shopping today.



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Episode 795 | New England, USA | Filmed Oct 13, 2021

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0:00 How we shower in our van
1:42 Things aren't off to a great start
3:46 An incredible sunrise on Cape Cod
6:41 L.L. Bean Fashion Show :)
8:02 Quick stops Plymouth & Salem Massachusetts
10:21 Driving the Kancamagus Scenic Byway
12:01 Our favorite fall inspired ramen
16:14 Our train journey to the highest point in the Northeast

Van Life Blizzard | Sub Zero Austria

Escaping Insane Snow Storm | Winter Vanlife Austria

In this winter van life travel vlog, we experience an insane snowstorm in Austria. Despite the heavy snowfall, we are able to tick off some bucket list experiences from a balloon ride over the Alps in Filzmoos to staying in a cozy cabin in the woods. We love our cabin life as we enjoyed the things that we don't usually get from living in a van. It was the perfect way to see out the snowstorm with movies, a fire, and an oven. We feel rested and recharged ready for more vanlife Europe content.

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THE END OF VAN LIFE? (leaving our van in Mexico)

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Episode 819 | Baja, Mexico | Filmed March 2022

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Who are Kara and Nate?!
Watch our documentary here:

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, we got married 2013 and were super “normal.” I was a teacher and Nate started a small printing business from the spare bedroom of our apartment. We discovered the world of “travel hacking” & became obsessed. So after 2 years of obsessively saving $35k and over 2 million miles and points, we sold our cars and apartment and left home January 10, 2016 for a “one year” trip around the world. Our goal was to see as many places as possible before we ran out of money and went home to “normal life.” We started this travel vlog to share our experiences with friends and family, but quickly fell in love with this lifestyle and did everything we could to keep going. 4 years later, we achieved our new goal of visiting 100 countries and all 7 continents. We had no plans to slow down, until 2020 forced us to ;) Which is when we bought a converted van to start exploring our own country for the first time. Van life 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. ????????????

#travel #travelvlog #vanlife

0:00 Is this the end of van life? ????
0:38 things got off to a rough start...
5:28 we still love Athletic Greens
6:36 We found the best wave in Baja!
14:02 Our last full day in the van :(
18:19 2 new people move into our van?!
21:24 What happens next?

OUR FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF MEXICO VAN LIFE

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Episode 817 | Baja, Mexico | Filmed March 2022

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This video is days 4-6 of our van life road trip to the tip of the Baja peninsula! We left our beautiful cliffside campsite near Ensenada and filled up the van with diesel for the first time, ate street tacos, stocked up on popsicles, and got stopped at our first military check point. Then we headed south to Bahia de Los Angeles where we wild camped for the first time. AKA we slept on a beautiful secluded beach for FREE?! We accidentally went 3 days off the grid without internet, and by day 4 we finally made our way to a cafe to check in with our families who were worried about us ;) That's where we met our new friends, @Mr and Mrs Adventure ❤️ Check out their channel for the ultimate 3 month Baja trip! They gave us tons of tips for the rest of our time here ☀️

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Who are Kara and Nate?!
Watch our documentary here:

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, we got married 2013 and were super “normal.” I was a teacher and Nate started a small printing business from the spare bedroom of our apartment. We discovered the world of “travel hacking” & became obsessed. So after 2 years of obsessively saving $35k and over 2 million miles and points, we sold our cars and apartment and left home January 10, 2016 for a “one year” trip around the world. Our goal was to see as many places as possible before we ran out of money and went home to “normal life.” We started this travel vlog to share our experiences with friends and family, but quickly fell in love with this lifestyle and did everything we could to keep going. 4 years later, we achieved our new goal of visiting 100 countries and all 7 continents. We had no plans to slow down, until 2020 forced us to ;) Which is when we bought a converted van to start exploring our own country for the first time. Van life 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. ????????????

#travel #travelvlog #vanlife

0:00 Do you like cheap flights?!
0:20 Sleeping with the doors OPEN in Mexico!
2:26 Ensenada’s best STREET FOOD
4:09 is diesel cheaper in Mexico?
6:42 Our first military check points
9:08 $5 to camp ALONE on the beach!
11:55 we HAD to pull over here for a rooftop picnic!
14:28 BEST FREE beach camping the trip?!

THE WEEK EVERYTHING CHANGED (our plans and my hair)

Kara chops her hair off. We split up. Our plans to go to Canada are ruined...
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Episode 814 | Seattle and Dallas | Filmed February 2022

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Who are Kara and Nate?!
Watch our documentary here:

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, we got married 2013 and were super “normal.” I was a teacher and Nate started a small business from the spare bedroom of our apartment. We discovered the world of “travel hacking” & became obsessed. So after 2 years of saving $35k and over 2 million miles and points, we sold our cars and apartment and left home January 10, 2016 for a “one year” trip around the world. Our goal was to see as many places as possible before we ran out of money and went home to normal life. We started this travel vlog to share our experiences with friends and family, but quickly fell in love with this lifestyle and did everything we could to keep going. 4 years later, we achieved our new goal of visiting 100 countries and all 7 continents. We had no plans to slow down, until 2020 forced us to ;) Which is when we bought a converted van to start exploring our own country for the first time. Van life 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. ????????????

#travel #travelvlog #vanlife

0:00 What happened?
1:11 Why we cancelled our Canada trip :(
2:52 Saying bye to each other…
5:44 Our fav VPN
6:44 Sprinting to my flight, part 1
8:57 Kara’s 31st birthday!
9:57 Cutting 12 inches off my hair
11:27 Nate gets to fly!
12:54 Nate’s sad goodbye
16:53 Flying to LA
18:07 Reuniting with Nate

727 AIRPLANE CONVERTED INTO BEAUTIFUL HOTEL (full tour)

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Episode 822 | Costa Rica | Filmed April 2022

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Who are Kara and Nate?!
Watch our documentary here:

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, we got married 2013 and were super “normal.” I was a teacher and Nate started a small printing business from the spare bedroom of our apartment. We discovered the world of “travel hacking” & became obsessed. So after 2 years of obsessively saving $35k and over 2 million miles and points, we sold our cars and apartment and left home January 10, 2016 for a “one year” trip around the world. Our goal was to see as many places as possible before we ran out of money and went home to “normal life.” We started this travel vlog to share our experiences with friends and family, but quickly fell in love with this lifestyle and did everything we could to keep going. 4 years later, we achieved our new goal of visiting 100 countries and all 7 continents. We had no plans to slow down, until 2020 forced us to ;) Which is when we bought a converted van to start exploring our own country for the first time. Van life 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. ????????????

#travel #travelvlog #tinyhome

0:00 Costa Rica's Most Beautiful Waterfall!
1:35 Checking In to the 727 Airplane Hotel
2:30 How Did the Plane End Up Here?
3:20 Full Tour of the 727 Airplane
7:08 Thank You SurfShark For Sponsoring This Video
8:14 THE COCKPIT BATHROOM
10:33 Our morning coffee with MONKEYS!
15:06 The Airplane Restaurant ????
16:05 WHAT'S NEXT
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WE TRADED TINY HOMES FOR 24 HOURS! (van life vs bus life)

Van life vs. Bus life - which would you choose?! Tell us in the comments!
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Vlog 775 | Nashville, TN | State 32/50

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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: 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. #Vanlife 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. ????????????

TIMESTAMPS:
0:00 Intro
0:38 Preparing the Van for Raya and Louis
2:45 Bus Tour
6:58 Learning to Drive the Bus
9:14 Grocery Shopping for Vegan Tacos
10:06 $100 Diesel Fill Up Spilled
11:21 Driving the Bus, Stuff Goes Everywhere
12:43 We Broke the Refrigerator
14:09 Playing with Farm Animals
15:32 Bus Rooftop Happy Hour
17:48 Sleeping in the Bus
21:06 Van Life vs Bus Life (our review)
23:40 All the Things We Broke in the Bus
25:55 Bloops

MEXICO CITY CAPSULE HOTEL (sleeping in the airport)

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Episode 820 | Mexico City | Filmed April 2022

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Who are Kara and Nate?!
Watch our documentary here:

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, we got married 2013 and were super “normal.” I was a teacher and Nate started a small printing business from the spare bedroom of our apartment. We discovered the world of “travel hacking” & became obsessed. So after 2 years of obsessively saving $35k and over 2 million miles and points, we sold our cars and apartment and left home January 10, 2016 for a “one year” trip around the world. Our goal was to see as many places as possible before we ran out of money and went home to “normal life.” We started this travel vlog to share our experiences with friends and family, but quickly fell in love with this lifestyle and did everything we could to keep going. 4 years later, we achieved our new goal of visiting 100 countries and all 7 continents. We had no plans to slow down, until 2020 forced us to ;) Which is when we bought a converted van to start exploring our own country for the first time. Van life 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. ????????????

#travel #travelvlog #capsulehotel #mexicocity

0:00 Try FareDrop FREE!
0:38 Goodbye van life :(
1:26 Cabo airport VIP lounge
2:00 Where are we traveling?!✈️
2:30 Flying AeroMexico Premier Class to Mexico City
4:36 Full tour of our capsule hotel in the airport
9:22 Our first time out in Mexico City!????
10:00 Getting electrocuted on the street Fearless and Far????
12:49 Sleeping in the Mexico city airport
14:14 our BEST American Express lounge experience
14:58 Flying to Costa Rica

Building an Outdoor Kitchen in 72 Hours

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WE SKIED 6 MOUNTAINS IN 6 DAYS LIVING IN OUR VAN! (Colorado van life)

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Episode 810 | Leadville, Colorado | Filmed January 2022

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We rented our skis and gear from our friend Tim at Rebel in Frisco :) We highly recommend them if you’re ever in the area!

????????‍???? KARA'S FAMOUS ONE POT PEANUT BUTTER RAMEN RECIPE!

I'm usually a biiiig measuring cup kind of girl, but for some reason with this recipe, I don't measure anything and taste it along the way. The ingredients change every time. Have fun with it!!! ????

This is for 2 servings (keep in mind i have no idea what i'm doing):

Ingredients:
Olive oil (or whatever you like)
4ish Garlic cloves
1ish inch fresh Ginger
2 of your favorite instant ramens
Salt
Pepper
Coconut aminos
Cayenne pepper
Peanut butter
Fresh Cilantro
Green onions
Toasted sesame seeds
Sriracha

1. Sauté the garlic and ginger with some olive oil
2. Add water (or veg broth!) and make the “sauce”
3. Add the seasoning package that comes with the ramen if you want, or make your own:
4. Add coconut aminos (Idk, maybe 1/3 cup?), salt, pepper, cayenne (if using soy sauce, you don't need as much or any salt!). You could also add the chopped green onions here to cook In the sauce
5. Stir in 1ish scoop of peanut butter
6. Add in noods and let it all cook together
7. Put in bowls and add fresh cilantro, green onion, sesame seeds, and sriracha!

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Who are Kara and Nate?!
Watch our documentary here:

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, we got married 2013 and were super “normal.” I was a teacher and Nate started a small business from the spare bedroom of our apartment. We discovered the world of “travel hacking” & became obsessed. So after 2 years of saving $35k and over 2 million miles and points, we sold our cars and apartment and left home January 10, 2016 for a “one year” trip around the world. Our goal was to see as many places as possible before we rean out of money and went home to normal life. We started this travel vlog to share our experiences with friends and family, but quickly fell in love with this lifestyle and did everything we could to keep going. 4 years later, we achieved our new goal of visiting 100 countries and all 7 continents. We had no plans to slow down, until 2020 forced us to ;) Which is when we bought a converted van to start exploring our own country for the first time. Van life 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. ????????????

#travel #travelvlog #vanlife
0:00 Grand finale to winter van life
0:48 day 1: Cooper Mountain
1:48 our first ski race!
5:06 day 3: skiing Breckenridge
7:32 skiing down from the highest chairlift In North America!
10:48 our favorite green juice!
11:52 Kara’s Famous One Pot Peanut Butter Ramen
15:56 day 4: Skiing Vail
17:20 skiing every open chair lift in Vail and skiing 29,029 feet!
24:41 day 5: Skiing Beaver Creek
27:13 the rumors are true!!!!! ????
28:08 Skiing Aspen
30:18 we skied the longest run in all of Colorado without stopping
32:16 bloops
32:48 ANTARCTICA GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCEMENT!

3 Days Solo Survival with No Food and Basic Gear

3 days out in the Canadian wilderness with no food and limited tools and gear foraging and fishing for sustenance.

This challenge is inspired by the TV show Alone where contestants are allowed 10ish items to take out with them.

Warning: don’t eat or pick wild mushrooms without expert knowledge and experience

Lure of the North - @lureofthenorth

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Music by Maxim Budnick -

solo survival no food challenge, fishing and foraging for food
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$180k vs. $40k VAN SWAP (full tour of the Ekko)

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And this time we've rented the new Winnebago Ekko to live in for a couple days and see how it stacks up against our van!

Episode 812 | Las Vegas, NV | Filmed February 2022 #vanlife #winnebagoekko #rvlife

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Who are Kara and Nate?!
Watch our documentary here:

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, we got married 2013 and were super “normal.” I was a teacher and Nate started a small business from the spare bedroom of our apartment. We discovered the world of “travel hacking” & became obsessed. So after 2 years of saving $35k and over 2 million miles and points, we sold our cars and apartment and left home January 10, 2016 for a “one year” trip around the world. Our goal was to see as many places as possible before we rean out of money and went home to normal life. We started this travel vlog to share our experiences with friends and family, but quickly fell in love with this lifestyle and did everything we could to keep going. 4 years later, we achieved our new goal of visiting 100 countries and all 7 continents. We had no plans to slow down, until 2020 forced us to ;) Which is when we bought a converted van to start exploring our own country for the first time. Van life 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. ????????????

#travel #travelvlog

0:00 2 years of full time van life
1:23 First impressions of the $180k Winnebago Ekko
3:45 Tour of the outside
6:07 get 20% off FareDrop!
7:25 Nate's favorite part of the Ekko
13:28 Full tour of the inside
21:05 Bedroom set up
23:45 BEST bathroom design we've seen

My 86 year old grandpa is starting van life :)

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Pop a little more :) We can’t wait to go on a camping trip with Nate’s grandparents! Thanks to Quaker Oats for sponsoring this video! Here is the recipe I went off of to make my oats energy bites :)

Episode 806 | Nashville, Tennessee | Filmed January 2022

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Who are Kara and Nate?!
Watch our documentary here:

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, we got married 2013 and were super “normal.” I was a teacher and Nate started a small business from the spare bedroom of our apartment. We discovered the world of “travel hacking” & became obsessed. So after 2 years of saving $35k and over 2 million miles and points, we sold our cars and apartment and left home January 10, 2016 for a “one year” trip around the world. Our goal was to see as many places as possible before we rean out of money and went home to normal life. We started this travel vlog to share our experiences with friends and family, but quickly fell in love with this lifestyle and did everything we could to keep going. 4 years later, we achieved our new goal of visiting 100 countries and all 7 continents. We had no plans to slow down, until 2020 forced us to ;) Which is when we bought a converted van to start exploring our own country for the first time. Van life 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. ????????????

#travel #travelvlog #vanlife

2022 LIFE UPDATE (what's next?)

What do you think about our 2022 plans? And Nate’s mustache? And would you vote for van life, international life, or physical challenges life?! Just curious! Thank y'all for watching and for being a part of our community ❤️ We are SO excited to get started on this year!

Episode 805 | Dallas, Texas | Filmed January 4, 2022

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Who are Kara and Nate?!
Watch our documentary here:

Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, we got married 2013 and were super “normal.” I was a teacher and Nate started a small business from the spare bedroom of our apartment. We discovered the world of “travel hacking” & became obsessed. So after 2 years of saving $35k and over 2 million miles and points, we sold our cars and apartment and left home January 10, 2016 for a “one year” trip around the world. Our goal was to see as many places as possible before we rean out of money and went home to normal life. We started this travel vlog to share our experiences with friends and family, but quickly fell in love with this lifestyle and did everything we could to keep going. 4 years later, we achieved our new goal of visiting 100 countries and all 7 continents. We had no plans to slow down, until 2020 forced us to ;) Which is when we bought a converted van to start exploring our own country for the first time. Van life 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. ????????????

#travel #travelvlog #vanlife

0:00 Nate has a mustache
0:27 Why we’re making this video
1:12 Marriage problems?
1:45 Our 2021 recap
2:46 Where we’ve been - the backstory
5:41 Our identity crisis
6:50 getting sentimental????
7:52 How we decide what to do
9:12 Our 2022 plans!
10:39 Where is the van?!
14:50 Our passion project
15:48 We love you

TINY HOUSE VLOG | How we Shower Living in a Van (with no bathroom)

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Hi, we are Stephen, Jess and little Hunter, a travelling van life family who self-converted their dream house on wheels - we now live full-time in our Sprinter van called Cooper as we do a full lap of our home Australia.

This ISN’T how we planned it (further delays ahead!) | Winter Van Life UK

This ISN’T how we planned it (further delays ahead!) | Winter Van Life UK

Another challenging week with up downs of van life ! We are just going with the flow though - looking forward to hitting the open road.

We hope you enjoy this update vlog on what we have been up to and look forward to bring you more regularly.

See you next time,

All our love, Lee, Sarah, Tommy & Arthur x

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???????? WHO ARE WE?
We are Lee & Sarah a couple from Devon, England.
Fuelled by a desire to live life to the fullest and adventure together along with our cats Tommy & Arthur (named from Peaky Blinders), we converted our second beloved van Ragnar, so we could travel for longer periods of time comfortably.

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