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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: us-first.info/player/video/fNp7qWubdm2pm5c.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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Rae Gainey
Rae Gainey 2 hours 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)
Yaneiza Perez
Yaneiza Perez 2 hours 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.💕
Yaneiza Perez
Yaneiza Perez 2 hours ago
Keep making videos. Love you guys! You rock🤙
Yaneiza Perez
Yaneiza Perez 3 hours ago
The van looks so cozy. I would love to be in that van while its snowing with a hot chocolate.
alexandra breznay
alexandra breznay 3 hours ago
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😄
Anastasiya Vasilchuk
have you ever been to Canada specifically Manitoba
GamerForLife
GamerForLife 7 hours ago
WOW Bullshit i cant even go to school and in America people are allowed to get in all States thats so much bullshit
ionmatika
ionmatika 7 hours ago
3. Poor internet. GET STARLINK when it becomes available.
Jen Lew
Jen Lew 7 hours ago
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
doire aintu
doire aintu 7 hours ago
Where did you get your mattress topper from? I love that it "folds up"
Jennafer Miller
Jennafer Miller 7 hours ago
Michigan: Mackinac Island, St. Ignance, Traverse City. Or travel here during the fall colors or summer time and go to every waterfall
Scott Duncan
Scott Duncan 8 hours ago
Conway Scenic Railroad in New Hampshire
Tony Herr
Tony Herr 8 hours ago
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...
doire aintu
doire aintu 7 hours ago
Heyooo this means a Vermont trip is happening right?
Passive Agressive
Passive Agressive 10 hours ago
Whose answered when Nate asked ‘hey Siri’ 🤔
Amanda Coles
Amanda Coles 10 hours ago
The Institute of Native American Studies in Washington CT has an indoor and outdoor museum
Anwar Ammar
Anwar Ammar 11 hours ago
the windy city
Minh Tran
Minh Tran 11 hours ago
You should check out Itasca State Park when you are in Minnesota. It's the beginning of the mighty Mississippi
Lateria Black
Lateria Black 14 hours ago
Lowcountry in SC. Charleston area. Look up videos regarding geechie Gullah. Lots of history
•Galaxy Moonlight•
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.
Trix Art
Trix Art 16 hours ago
You should tour a Airstream Like the new ones they are soo cool
Chris Adante
Chris Adante 17 hours ago
You guys truly know how to survive and adapt.....ur business ethic is perflect!!!
Lilyann Richard
Lilyann Richard 20 hours ago
WHEN IT GETS WARMER IN MARYLAND YOU SHOULD GO CRABBING
Fravolous Film
Fravolous Film 20 hours ago
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 :)
Gil Cordova
Gil Cordova 22 hours ago
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... 😂😘😘
chettaisbetta
chettaisbetta 22 hours ago
Watching your helper walk away LOL
Jaden Lee
Jaden Lee 22 hours ago
Jesus loves you
Sultan
Sultan 22 hours ago
How r u going to get to Hawaii? That little girl is adorable!
Aurora Ross
Aurora Ross 23 hours ago
Heyooo this means a Vermont trip is happening right?
Izy
Izy 23 hours ago
Better save Montana for late summer
Have a Good day
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.
Bella Cuadro
Bella Cuadro Day ago
HILARIOUS!!!! I WAS EXPECTING EVEN JUST A MINOR RENOVATION ONLY TO FIND OUT, IT'S A MATTRESS 🤣
Allegra Jensen
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.
Scrappy FanGirl
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!
WVAngler
WVAngler Day ago
Can't wait for you to explore Almost Heaven WV!
Uber Adventure
US-firstrs "Sarah and Alex James" make van builds similar to your set-up and they can help you improve your van life experience
Kendra Royster
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!
John Humphry
John Humphry Day ago
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.
bryan cooper
bryan cooper Day ago
Can you please come to 224 home ave in ILLINOIS Dictator.
Journey Grace
When you come to Montana, visit Butte. Or Virginia City. Historical wonders in my opinion
Ian Waldecker
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.
Brenda Visconti
All I Can Say Is" you look cold cold cold" from Sunny Anaheim California 👍
Vivian Young
Vivian Young Day ago
I am also on a quest to visit all 50 states and have visited 23 so far. Good luck and have a blast.
Mike Mrosko
Mike Mrosko Day ago
Pennsylvania and the faytte County fair
Mikey Gleason
In Oregon there's a place called Thor's well
Pete Knapp
Pete Knapp Day ago
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.
G G
G G Day ago
You could fit a lift kit then your tanks could fit 😉
Barbara ONeill
Visit every state capitol
Logan Scott
Logan Scott Day ago
They are complaining about a toilet in their van, if only I had one.. 🥺
XXI_heartlifeXxYT :3
I'll be waiting in New Jersey lmaooo
Supa
Supa Day ago
big van life culture out here in cali ! u guys need to come !!
Hannah Rennie
Canadian: *tries not to laugh as Nate bundles up for -2 C*
Laura Morris
Laura Morris 9 hours ago
Scottish gal here trying to not laugh at the same thing 😹
alida flus
alida flus Day ago
When you come to Minnesota come to chatfield
Jess T
Jess T Day ago
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 🤔
Amy Staahs
Amy Staahs Day ago
Your niece is so stinking adorable!!! I am excited for your new goal!
Sarah Ferkany
OHIO IDEA: overnight in Mansfield reformatory. Part of where they shot Shawshank redemption
alida flus
alida flus Day ago
Visit Ohiopyle State Park and water falls in SW PA in early October when it is in full fall color.
Julie Terpstra
Come visit the twin cities Minnesota! Visit the mall of America!, zoo ,trails so much to do!
Ksenija Kavedzic
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
Nikki Wergin
Nikki Wergin Day ago
When you come to visit us in Wisconsin, wait until summer and visit our Wisconsin Dells water Parks. 👍🏼
Kevin Cordes
Kevin Cordes Day ago
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!
Marie Goss
Marie Goss Day ago
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.
Ella Morgan
Ella Morgan Day ago
OH MY GOSH YESSS!!! Please please PLEASE let me help y’all in Kentucky!!! I know all the best places ;)
shannon webster
Starve Rock State Park in Illinois is very pretty and lots of hiking!!
griaffe lover
Give this comment like if u like kara and nate like me
PappyMusic
PappyMusic Day ago
COME TO ANN ARBOR MICHIGAN PPPPLLLLLEEEEAAASSSSEEEEE
Be Thechange
Be Thechange Day ago
News flash- we are over you,🤮🤮 get ready to get a real job now, no more begging on you tube
Meep_ the_Moo
YOU SHOULD GO TO THE GENESEE COUNTRY MUSEUM IN WETSERN NY IVE BEEN THERE YOU SHOULD GO ON CIVIL WAR WEEKEND
Sheila Athay
Sheila Athay Day ago
Snowmun🤗😍
marcus black
marcus black Day ago
thumbs down for ads in middle of freaking video
Morgan Hill
Morgan Hill Day ago
If your a US-firstr then you need ads. They need money
George Oliver
i love you kara and Nate as you make me want to travel every day
Mike Spikedog
Visit Ohiopyle State Park and water falls in SW PA in early October when it is in full fall color.
Asia Dickerson
Hope you come to Louisiana soon ❤️
Don Ley
Don Ley Day ago
Dinner and drinks in California with IG @doneatstheworld
Don Ley
Don Ley Day ago
Lovely, I'm coocking. Donald.... I'm coocking agin.....FFS. Sorry, kids...I cook. ANYTHING.
Don Ley
Don Ley Day ago
Im coocking.
Don Ley
Don Ley Day ago
With me, my first wife, her boyfriend and AT LEAST one Grandson.
Don Ley
Don Ley Day ago
i dig you guys intensely.
Smiley's Critter Circus
Maybe stupid question but why do you need to find a dumping station why can't you dump it outside? How is it any different than having to urinate outside or animals going out side
Emerson White
Wait, you guys would leave the wilderness to find someplace to put a gallon or so of urine? The wilderness where big mammals live? The wilderness they pee in?
Mitch Halseth
North Dakota is most definitely the Badlands.
Susie Edwards
Susie Edwards 2 days ago
Urine is so good for plants. Just dump it on the ground. When you come to Wyoming don’t go to Jackson, hit the small towns!
Emiy Farry
Emiy Farry 2 days ago
Finallllly!!! Yes! If you guys swing by we lmk- all kinds of wonderful hidden gems to show ya! Or tell ya 😷🤣
Ashley LeNee
Ashley LeNee 2 days ago
When you cone to Iowa I would love to meet you 💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜
Denise Forbes
Denise Forbes 2 days ago
Love this video. When you come to ! Massachusetts come to a WooSox game with us. The Red Sox minor league ballpark opens up this spring! Great restaurants in the area too. We would be happy to show you around. Safe travels.
Jennifer Fenn
Jennifer Fenn 2 days ago
In Michigan, go to Frankenmuth!
Chizzles playz
Chizzles playz 2 days ago
When you guys go to New York. Go to Wesley island state park. I go camping there every year and it is the best place you can go in NY. You need to rent a boat and go out on the river. So nice
Chizzles playz
@andie361 Thompson yes! I have gone there like 100 times, and singer castle
andie361 Thompson
Yes.. Bolt Castle!
Lauren Manteiga
Lauren Manteiga 2 days ago
why the hell don't you buy a house and start a family!????????!??? 🙄
BarooBoos Basenjis
Too many commercials!
Lauren Manteiga
Lauren Manteiga 2 days ago
gotta pay for that tank f uck up
Elizabeth Stephens-Vite
Natchitoches Louisiana is the oldest city in the Louisiana purchase
Paul Cimijotti
Paul Cimijotti 2 days ago
Jesus Christ loves you and He died for you:)
Lily Hannum
Lily Hannum 2 days ago
I am so excited for you to come to PA! You have to come to Unionville and Kennett for the country small town living!!!!
cole allain
cole allain 2 days ago
Drive your van up to Twin Lakes and camp. Down Mt Baker highway east of Bellingham WA. Twin lakes road takes you up to the top of a mountain where you can camp between 2 glacier fed lakes with 360 views and tons of trails! There is a gravel road that takes you all the way up to twin lakes!
Alicia Hupprich
Alicia Hupprich 2 days ago
South Dakota will not disappoint, check out the Badlands National Park and the Black Hills. They are beautiful. It was a pleasant surprise on our cross country road trip in 2019.
Lifeinrosegold & 진
anyone else love the kara nate eamon and bec podcast collab?!
Aaron! Despain
Aaron! Despain 2 days ago
Also come into kemmerer wy it’s a nice little small town with riverside rv parking and tons of stuff to do
Chris Kusinero Adventures
i love this couple
McCloud 8
McCloud 8 2 days ago
In idaho there are a couple of ghost towns that you would have some fun in
Rob Chenoweth
Rob Chenoweth 2 days ago
Go to Key West or New Orleans and the Cajun Country.
Asrar Mohmand
Asrar Mohmand 2 days ago
Very useful for me 🥰
Maci Morg
Maci Morg 2 days ago
CT has nothing fun, you should probably just drive by it i a video and call it that
Brianna Dubon
Brianna Dubon 2 days ago
I am so excited go to Nebraska at Omaha or Lincoln
m Gunter
m Gunter 2 days ago
If you are going to New Mexico, there is the gallina canyon ranch. It is incredible, not on public land and their is great hiking and some ruins.
Roman Lamagna
Roman Lamagna 2 days ago
Gotta visit Pittsburgh in the summer!
Celeste De Wet
Celeste De Wet 2 days ago
Love the enthusiasm! Love your video's. Tampa: Florida: Y'bor City. I was so fortunate to have lived in the town of Brandon, Bloomingdale. Hillsborough County. Just outside of Tampa. While hubby and I were on an L1/L2 Working visa from South Africa. Bern's Steakhouse is a must try 😊
Samantha Donaldson
O my gosh!!! Come to Maryland!!
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