The REALITY of buying a self-converted van

The REALITY of buying a self-converted van

Prepping for full-time #vanlife has not been easy! Buying a van that has already been converted has it’s pros and cons… Travel #vlog 716 | Nashville | Filmed June 7, 2020

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“Love” – Ooyy
“Dancing with the Devil” – Bonkers Beat Club
“Hard to Love” (Instrumental Version) – Katnip
“Pocket Aces” – Guustavv
“So So” (Instrumental Version_- Roof


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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 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! After achieving our new goal of 100 countries before 2020 and all 7 continents, we have no plans to slow down anytime soon, and we are incredibly thankful to do something we love every day. 🙂

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40 Responses

  1. Talei Williams says:

    ‘Less is more…mostly because I’m lazy’ 😂

  2. Philip Spradlin says:

    “How hard can it be” -Kara and Nate, June 2020

  3. Travel Interesante says:

    Oh man, really don’t like wobbly tables, that’s probably the first thing I would fix ahaha. Also don’t undersell yourself Kara, everyone needs a cheeleader! 😉

  4. Emma Jensen says:

    I love how there was bloopers at the end, but this whole video consisted of them! HAHA

  5. TheDrDirtbag says:

    My grandparents used to travel in a van nonstop several years ago. They would be gone for several months to a year at a time! Now they’ve retired but the stories of their travels across the US and Canada are great. Can’t wait for the travel vlogs!!

  6. Matteo Piccini says:

    When you said: “Hey Siri, FaceTime Dad” my iPad did that as well… 😂

  7. LMACalKan Atwell says:

    Nate “I didn’t know I was buying a constant project”… Snort and laugh from anyone who has EVER owned a motor home, trailer, or camper van 🤣

  8. Jayden Aviation says:

    The “hey Siri” triggered mine and I had to awkwardly say sorry to someone I haven’t talked to in a while..

  9. Shane Tanglao says:

    Nate: Momma

    Oh Nate’s thick southern accent is back 😂

  10. Ish says:

    Nate: pulls out a wire and proceeds to touch it to check if there’s electricity… My heartbeat going off the roof, thinking Nate please dont, please dont.

    • SrJackquito says:

      Only true electricians would relate to this! I literally tried to slap the wire off his hand before he touched it 🤣🤣

  11. Hot Mess Jess says:

    Where would we be without Dad’s to help us with handyman things? This made me miss my Dad terribly.

  12. usako01284 says:

    When he said “Is there an on switch..” with that dangerous tool close to his face…😱😓😥😰

  13. Elizabeth Aubrey Dyrdahl says:

    6:28 “If by chance it looks like I know what I’m doing, I do not.” 😆😆

  14. Alyssa Neidig says:

    You both are so wholesome and I can tell you’re trying to stay positive even though this project is difficult. I can’t wait to see the awesome adventures! It will be worth it in the end

  15. Jessica Stapleton says:

    Anyone else have problems when he said “hey Siri call dad”

    • Dawned Harsh says:

      Nope thats the oh god help call.

      My ex did it all the time
      Including calling his mom for help changing tires

    • keandric 2 says:

      @Dawned Harsh I think she meant it in the way like if Other people’s phones called Their dads when Nate said it in the video? Kinda like how if you have an Echo in the same room as the room you’re watching tv or something on your computer and an ad comes on and the “Alexa” thing activates Yours 🙂

    • Katheryn Rowell says:

      @Dawned Harsh I think it’s more that everyone just called their dads.

  16. theFitty says:

    *I told myself when I got a husband that he needs to be able to kill bugs, fix tech computer stuff, and also put together Ikea furniture! 😂😂😂💪❤️*

  17. Jill Weinstein says:

    I feel Kara for being good at getting people water and food, playing good music, and a pro Amazon shopper. Hehe I love y’all

    Like if you are the same

    • keandric 2 says:

      Sometimes it’s just as essential a part of the process as the people actually working on stuff 😉 xD :))

  18. Neha Roy says:

    Life lesson : everybody is the boss until dad walks in

  19. Caleb's Aviation and Gaming says:

    Me: *starts getting ready to go to bed*
    *Kara and Nate notifaction*
    Youtube: *you aint sleeping tonight*

  20. isabelle murphy says:

    “How hard can it be” – Kara and Nate, June 2020

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