We had an awesome first 3 days on our PCH road trip, but unfortunately it came to an abrupt end. This seems to be a trend in 2020...plans getting turned upside down. BUT first, we got to explore Long Beach :)
#vanlife / Travel vlog 743 | Long Beach, Washington | Filmed November 14, 2020
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  1. lealand kraus

    lealand kraus

    7 цагийн өмнө

    where from tennesee are you?

  2. Manon Vo

    Manon Vo

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Yeah you cant plan like that during a pandemic😹 worst timing ever to start planning

  3. Abderrahman Douh El Idrissi

    Abderrahman Douh El Idrissi

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    I love your videos 🤩🤩

  4. Crinabobi2018 Crina

    Crinabobi2018 Crina

    2 өдрийн өмнө

    Watch the rust on the van after the sand drive

  5. Mary-Jane Barella

    Mary-Jane Barella

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Thank you Kara and Nate!!!! We love you

  6. Frank Shane Sadicon

    Frank Shane Sadicon

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    i'm binge-watching this channel omg so good 😭😍

  7. Khandakar Emtiugh Haq

    Khandakar Emtiugh Haq

    4 өдрийн өмнө

    Coxs bazar is the longest beach in the world, witch is in Bangladesh

  8. Tommy Paul

    Tommy Paul

    5 өдрийн өмнө

    I'm planning to drive my van home back to the Washington coast come spring, so this video really "hit the spot". Home Sweet Home.

  9. Zack Leonard

    Zack Leonard

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    I would love to travel for a living

  10. Karen Cooper

    Karen Cooper

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Totally okay to be disappointed~ you made it okay for all of us to feel the same way.

  11. heather hudlow

    heather hudlow

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Hopefully you can start traveling again love your videos

  12. Jim Runyan

    Jim Runyan

    10 өдрийн өмнө

    Hi you guys. So sorry you had to cut your trip down the coast short. My family has had a place on the Long Beach peninsula for 70 years and it is a beautiful place, its to bad you didn't go all the way up to the tip and it rained the whole time but thats cool you got to see Long Beach and Cape D. Hope you made it home safe, I'll try to tune in to more of your adventures, I sure enjoyed this clip. Safe travels

  13. Shannon Marcelle

    Shannon Marcelle

    12 өдрийн өмнө

    Northwest coast Poutine!

  14. Della Scheidegger

    Della Scheidegger

    13 өдрийн өмнө

    It’s so cool and a little weird to see someone so excited to go or see something you have seen a bunch of times. I love this video!

  15. Bailey Anderson

    Bailey Anderson

    15 өдрийн өмнө

    Love their videos, glad to see them traveling the US now

  16. Wildflower memories

    Wildflower memories

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    I know, I have been grieving for all my travel disappointments too. I still have a burning desire to travel.

  17. D D

    D D

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    *global pandemic exists* *travel advisory announced* “we were in disbelief” like what were they expecting I’m just confused the US is a big fat mess



    16 өдрийн өмнө

    In the spring if you stay in Washington you should go to mount Vernon for the tulip festivel.

  19. Natalia Gamboa

    Natalia Gamboa

    16 өдрийн өмнө

    You always give us a different kind of virtual travel experience... its a feeling I can't explain. Fav travel vloggers forever! :D

  20. Alexssa James

    Alexssa James

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    Those chowder fries look so good😘👌

  21. Stephanie Gruenberg

    Stephanie Gruenberg

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    So glad you don't let the weather keep you from exploring! Why did you delete your spreadsheet plans? You should have just saved them and done them at a later date. 🙁

  22. Rajan Arora

    Rajan Arora

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    You guys are love ❤️

  23. Alex Bollich

    Alex Bollich

    18 өдрийн өмнө

    Of course you can be disappointed!

  24. Don Mettler

    Don Mettler

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    Good some back bone...go have fun...why are you listening to stupid politicians.

  25. Carey Henderson

    Carey Henderson

    20 өдрийн өмнө

    What a huge bummer for you guys. I think you handled it beautifully❤ Times are so tough right now & every single person (worldwide) has had a plot twist in plans. Relax with family & friends and re-group...Cali will still be there. Happy 2021!

  26. Olivia Parish

    Olivia Parish

    21 өдрийн өмнө

    Kara! Would you mind sharing where your Sherpa is from? I am obsessed!

  27. Merete Jakobsen

    Merete Jakobsen

    22 өдрийн өмнө

    The nice thing is.... California will still be there in 2021.

  28. thekid9989


    23 өдрийн өмнө

    I am a Canadian flatbed driver, who out there as a pilot car moving wind tower to Saskatchewan. It was a really tough time. When they put more restrictions on restaurants was the hardest for us. The growing population of homeless people also starts wear on you. A lot of drug problems especially in the Portland area where we stayed waiting on permits etc. Glade to be leaving that job behind.

  29. Emily Stoltz

    Emily Stoltz

    25 өдрийн өмнө

    This is where I live! A few blocks north of the “Worlds Longest Beach” sign. This is normal weather this time of the year unfortunately 🤣

  30. Ricki Belden

    Ricki Belden

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Dear Kara and Nate, I've been dreaming about the crystal blue water's in central Florida. The springs and national parks look good to me. Will you two please go visit for me and let me know which one is your favorite . Blue waters , floating along at a slow pace and being able to see to the bottom anywhere you look. Bucket list!

  31. Colleen LaBiche

    Colleen LaBiche

    27 өдрийн өмнө

    You should kept going on Your original travel plans!!

  32. Allinmyworld


    27 өдрийн өмнө

    As much as it's disappointing i'm glad you guys are observing and respecting the rules and wearing your masks. Stay safe

  33. Diana Baker

    Diana Baker

    27 өдрийн өмнө

    Sunset Grill in St. Augustine, Florida has chowder fries. They are delicious, until the fries get soggy.

  34. josh3326


    27 өдрийн өмнө

    I’d rather hear those words, than being punched in the stomach. I vomited when punched.

  35. Wendy Murry

    Wendy Murry

    28 өдрийн өмнө

    I love that you showcased our small community thank you. This is a great video. Not in love with promoting beach driving. I’m sure if you knew more about the impact this has on the fragile coastal eco system you might not have chosen to promote it.

  36. Jack_Sparrow963


    28 өдрийн өмнө

    My name is .... with no name or accent with no land or place as im not living in a earth that flows as the the minds of the Simples believe in, but in a earth that is great as great as the sky this is the first time im speaking to you directly it can be the last as im used to people that cant understand me most of the times how can the closed hearts understand what im saying and i will tell you about my last message,message number 13 He is coming to bless are country we most welcome 24 ( with no rules -1 rule number 3 in the 15 law ) 1 freedome,mess,revolution,wars 2 controle over power,education and health 3 drope of ownership 4 destroy of religion and business 5 empty politics of its container 6 controle over Industry and Farming 7 fire globale wars 8 empty the law of its roles 9 destroy maners and spread are ones 10 deadly constitution 11 new word order 12 controle about what its shared ... ahm ahm ( we can share a littel no worries ) 13 hide public Awareness 14 Spread atheism,sick literature 15 Coups,Umbilical cells (( rule n3 Flies most destroy Heros/Courage by making fun or laugh at them )) 16 corrupt education 17 destroy religion laws 18 spread corruption 19 Prohibition of political action 20 Sink countries in debts 21 Sink countries with internal debts 22 GOLD 23 Rise of the jewish country 24 The state of King David

  37. Christian York

    Christian York

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    I work at The Chowder Stop and I saw you guys today. It’s surreal seeing our small restaurant on such a well done channel and you guys are nice as can be! Means a lot that you came back for us after this most recent lockdown for more! Thank you both for the support and I can’t wait to see you again!

  38. R J

    R J

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    I know this is late, but thank you! You’ve set a great example of caring and respect for others.

  39. Wizard Glick

    Wizard Glick

    29 өдрийн өмнө

    There is a deadly pandemic, yet you two continue to travel. Why? Have you not heard almost every governor asking people to stay HOME? I used to be a subscriber. This just reinforces the reason I unsubscribed. Have some concern for others!!!

  40. David


    Сарын өмнө

    What don’t these people get about STAY HOME?

  41. BM H

    BM H

    Сарын өмнө

    I just discovered you last night, and I look forward to going back to watch all your videos. Honestly, I'm surprised you were able to keep traveling for as long as you did with the politicizing of Covid that's running amok in so many places. Even if you never vlog for us again, I am greatful to have witnessed your travels. I've only seen a few so far, but your bravery--climbing and sleeping on the rock face of a mountain or plummeting depths of 200+ feet to sleep in a soundless, lightless (probably haunted) cave--inspires me to face my fears with a little more gusto. God Bless in all your future endeavors. 😁🙏❤️🚐 ⛰️

  42. max epstein

    max epstein

    Сарын өмнө

    I’ve been subbed for 2 years

  43. harmonious travelers we bee moonbeam & slickrick

    harmonious travelers we bee moonbeam & slickrick

    Сарын өмнө

    Half moon. Bay ca for the best clam chowder and ft Bragg ca Sea Pal Cove for best fish and shrimp fry

  44. Goodi2shooz


    Сарын өмнө

    None of these advisories are actual laws ...laws have to be passed.. and none of it is based on science but k whatever it makes you guys feel good to believe and just put your lives on hold because somebody on TV said something.

  45. Leaza Howe

    Leaza Howe

    Сарын өмнө

    Sweet kids, sorry for the disappointment about your trip.😕 Hope you'll get to finish it soon. Loved your personalities shining throughout! Happy travels.

  46. Ed Wi

    Ed Wi

    Сарын өмнө

    I love Washington nice video

  47. dannabelle420


    Сарын өмнө

    So cool you were just blocks from my house at some point in Long Beach! I hope you tried the lost Roo restaurant too when you were here!! Maybe you can come back & finish the trip, it's beautiful highly recommend doing that!!

  48. Roxanne Lindstrom

    Roxanne Lindstrom

    Сарын өмнө

    I am so sorry Stupid Brown and Stupid Inslee ruined your trip. I live in Rufus Oregon on the Columbia River. I live 2.5 hours from my mom and I can't go see her because Stupid is trying to control us and let is see family. Once we get opened up again, I sure hope you guys come back to Oregon. We even have a free camping spot herein Rufus...

  49. Optimystic1


    Сарын өмнө

    Cross the border... MEXICO!

  50. Kat G

    Kat G

    Сарын өмнө

    This site may help, (if either of you are prepared to research a bit further), to get through these troubles: Browse through the index - some forms are for paid memberships but there's plenty to read for basic (free) membership. Also (based out of California I believe) may help to 'un-hinder' your travels. Don't be forced into a 'box' of compliance. Research everything, like you do when buying a camera... and keep on traveling. These are interesting times. Blessings to you two ~

  51. Roman


    Сарын өмнө

    I would have to whip it sideways on that beach even if I had to pick up all the stuff from the floor😅

  52. pavelow235


    Сарын өмнө

    Well the travel advisory didn't do a damn thing for California, COVID is out of control there.

  53. Jean Burk

    Jean Burk

    Сарын өмнө

    A little perspective for you two. the gr8 Re s3t. I enjoyed the video

  54. kd willi

    kd willi

    Сарын өмнө

    lovely pics!

  55. Jesica Mesa

    Jesica Mesa

    Сарын өмнө

    Hello from the tip of the USA Key West. Found your videos on facebook and now I'm hooked. I think I'm living vicariously through you because this kind of lifestyle was my dream. Thank you so much for your vlogs! It has been a savior through one of the worst years of my life. Have a wonderful end of the year and can't wait to see where you head to next.

  56. Really crazy tiny bobbi

    Really crazy tiny bobbi

    Сарын өмнө

    Go home stop eating in, you nasty yuppies

  57. California Overland

    California Overland

    Сарын өмнө

    The U.S. Constitution protects the right to travel and move freely within the country, so it would be unconstitutional to prevent Americans from crossing state borders. However, the federal government does have the authority to impose quarantine orders on travelers to combat the spread of contagious viruses. But we know Trump won't do that. State governments and local authorities also have the power to enforce such measures within their borders. But nearly every single sheriff in the west coast states have said they're not enforcing curfew or Quarantine laws. These governors are so far off the reservation. We went to Washington for Thanksgiving. Didn't get stopped or even looked at by law enforcement. They have more important things to do.

  58. Brittney seal

    Brittney seal

    Сарын өмнө

    Here from California 209 sending much love and cant wait for you to come visit is is amazing im 21 I've been here since I was born. Keep making awesome videos and COME TO CALIFORNIA!!

  59. Dave Hahn

    Dave Hahn

    Сарын өмнө

    Wow you drove right past our house. We live on the Olympic Peninsula near Forks WA. Great of you to show those ORCA Whales they are endangered because they feed on salmon and there are not enough of those anymore. Come back when you have more time and we can show you what you missed. It doesn't Rain here everyday.

  60. Irfan Hossain

    Irfan Hossain

    Сарын өмнө

    Cox's Bazar Beach, located at Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, praised as the longest natural sea beach in the world running 150 kilometres (93 mi) [source: wiki]

  61. Brian Bender

    Brian Bender

    Сарын өмнө

    My wife grew up on Long Beach and we've visited plenty of times. Glad you found the Chowder House. My favorite spot too. Jake the Alligator Man made my youngest cry when she was like 18 months! LOL. Cape Disappointment never disappoints with its views though. We've always dreamt of moving back and retiring there, but like your video said- plans get turned upside down some times.

  62. D&A


    Сарын өмнө

    I appreciate your dedication. Seeing the lighthouse, water, and cliffs up close. I felt like I was there a little bit. That was really special. 🙏🏻✨

  63. Big Boos

    Big Boos

    Сарын өмнө

    Guys welcome to 2020

  64. kerrie foleni

    kerrie foleni

    Сарын өмнө

    Once u can u should drive new zealand

  65. Welks


    Сарын өмнө

    No Kara......You just have a big, tender heart......

  66. Liza Scheer

    Liza Scheer

    Сарын өмнө

    WHY did you delete your spreadsheet!!! You should definitely come back when things get back to normal. It's an amazing drive!!!!

  67. 79viewer


    Сарын өмнө

    Travel Anyway! What are they going to do? Seriously? Give you a ticket? we don’t live in communism! Last I checked it’s still a free country.

  68. Karen Shafer

    Karen Shafer

    Сарын өмнө

    Oh no I was excited for the mexico videos . Now ; you guys have to return home from Xmas 😓😢😫

  69. Angie Hdz

    Angie Hdz

    Сарын өмнө

    What I want to know is how does Kara keep her look so fresh! I need details on face routine because she looks flawless on every video, even running from a storm or in tropical heat!

  70. Emily Loredo

    Emily Loredo

    Сарын өмнө

    You should've come to Cali anyways. Nothing has changed. Just that our governor is a dictator.

  71. Emily Loredo

    Emily Loredo

    Сарын өмнө

    F Gavin Newsome.

  72. Michelle Dill

    Michelle Dill

    Сарын өмнө

    I wish you could have been able to explore my amazing town more and in better weather! Y'all should come back and visit another time!

  73. JSON Huf

    JSON Huf

    Сарын өмнө

    Don't give up, never surrender, march on! Improvise, adapt and overcome!

  74. hex hex

    hex hex

    Сарын өмнө

    wilderness fantasy land ?...I'll say fantasy...not sure when this video was made, but with 280,000 people dead from covid in USA...eating in restaurants...oblivious is more like it

  75. Bud Wende

    Bud Wende

    Сарын өмнө

    It's the first of December 2020....How are you two doing?

  76. Adam Wollman

    Adam Wollman

    Сарын өмнө

    3 places for fish and chips..."The Bowtender" in Astoria; "Luna Sea" in Yachats; "The Hungry Clam" in Brookings....The Clam also has incredible chowder.

  77. Billy H

    Billy H

    Сарын өмнө

    All the best. This is a temporary blip and you guys will be travelling again soon and giving us awesome videos. :)

  78. Farhan Hasan

    Farhan Hasan

    Сарын өмнө

    The World's Longest Natural Unbroken Sea Beach is actually Cox's Bazar of Bangladesh.

  79. Olivia //

    Olivia //

    Сарын өмнө

    I live in England and some of the scenery you filmed in Washington of the mountains and the forests looked so beautiful! The only time I have been to America was in 2016 with my family where we visited San Francisco, Yosemite, Las Vegas and Los Angeles and it was INCREDIBLE! I would love to go to America again and explore some of the places you have been to lately! Love your videos ❤️❤️

  80. Eddie Herman

    Eddie Herman

    Сарын өмнө

    You misspelled ''caffeine''. And you call yourselves coffee lovers...

  81. TheOtherChef


    Сарын өмнө

    Hi Kara and Nate, I'm so sorry y'all can't do the entire West Coast. I used to live in Portland for 5 years before returning home to New Orleans. If you guys have plans to go to New Orleans (or Louisiana) please let me know I'm from New Orleans and... a chef. Would love to show y'all around.

  82. miscellaneous H

    miscellaneous H

    Сарын өмнө

    Awesome views!

  83. Jason Smyth

    Jason Smyth

    Сарын өмнө

    Funny after watching this video, I went to St Augustine with my wife, kids, in-laws, and my mom for Night of Lights. We ended up eating on historic St George Street at St Augustine Seafood Co, which funny enough had Chowder Fries. They have local seafood and chowder fries were amazing.

  84. V Sn

    V Sn

    Сарын өмнө

    It’s okay Kara I haven’t gone to California yet either!!! Love the videos!!!! Don’t stop making videos!!!!

  85. Amber Hall

    Amber Hall

    Сарын өмнө

    That moment when the chowder fries SILENCED Kara! I was waiting for the mmmmmm and it never came. Those must be some amazing fries!

  86. Terry Troutman

    Terry Troutman

    Сарын өмнө

    Hello - General Question... What do you all do for health insurance while you are traveling? Do you have both domestic insurance as well as travel insurance? Thanks

  87. Lacey Gorrod

    Lacey Gorrod

    Сарын өмнө

    The Chowder Stop is my family’s favorite. We usually order a side of fries and a bowl of chowder and share.

  88. Evelyn Thomas

    Evelyn Thomas

    Сарын өмнө

    To be onest when she was at claim chower it was kinda cringe

  89. dlangford0073


    Сарын өмнө

    I started watching your videos on FB. I was so intrigued. So I jumped over to your website and here to MNmore. While most people are binging Netflix. I’m binging Kara and Nate 💕💕💕

  90. Dennis Pack

    Dennis Pack

    Сарын өмнө

    You videos have way too many ads!

  91. Sub to SimpleTV

    Sub to SimpleTV

    Сарын өмнө

    Go to MA for clam chowder/seafood

  92. Roman Goubin

    Roman Goubin

    Сарын өмнө

    I don't blame you , however I would have gone through with the plan yall have your own vehicle and or house on wheels for goodness sake the only people that are actually strictly enforcing all this stuff is Hawaii , but that may be almost to the point of soon or already overstepping federal law because HI is an actual state ... other than that , should be fine except for a few busy bodies here and there but little practical enforcement and yes, for the record I did get covid here in TX over halloween , but it passed already similar to the flu

  93. Nicky NN

    Nicky NN

    Сарын өмнө

    I love you guys❤

  94. Maori Brown

    Maori Brown

    Сарын өмнө

    I hope you didn’t actually delete your spread sheet for the west coast because you can always do it in the future.

  95. Johnny B

    Johnny B

    Сарын өмнө

    What's clam chowder? am in the uk

  96. Louis Hernandez

    Louis Hernandez

    Сарын өмнө

    New fan here and california native. If your not thinking about it already. I would recommend doing this in the spring time. It will be nicer over all. And it won't be quite overrun by tourist yet. Assuming covid doesn't change that. Keep up the awesome videos!

  97. Istiak Arnob

    Istiak Arnob

    Сарын өмнө

    the longest beach in the world is the cox's bazar,Bangladesh

  98. Jennifer Smith

    Jennifer Smith

    Сарын өмнө

    I hope you get to pick up where you left off once the restrictions are lifted. And I think it is totally okay to be disappointed!

  99. Ashley Nieto

    Ashley Nieto

    Сарын өмнө

    i am really late because i haven’t had a good time to watch because of school, but i go go cape disappointment every summer (we couldn’t go this summer) with my dad and siblings. it seems a lot different in the fall/winter time though 😂. when we go we always go into the water and go on dry hikes and bike rides!!

  100. SSF556


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    People need to ignore this crap. Keep traveling...there is no Government that respects the citizens