Camper Van Tour & Road Trip | First VANLIFE Experience USA | Brits in America Part 5

Camper Van Tour & Road Trip | First VANLIFE Experience USA | Brits in America Part 5

Camper Van Tour & Road Trip | First VANLIFE Experience USA | Brits in America Part 5

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In this travel vlog, our epic USA road trip begins! We start by giving a tour of our camper van, including toilet and shower facilities, kitchen and big double bed. We stock up on supplies at a local supermarket and hit the road!
We travel from Orange County to Ridgecrest (California), where we park our camper van in a Walmart car park to sleep for the night!
Coming up next.. we visit Death Valley National Park, California. Make sure to subscribe and hit the notification bell to be notified of new upcoming videos!


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  1. RVC ! on June 11, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    Wishing you the best with your travels in America. Is the bench seat/bed comfortable?

  2. Pocket Trailblazer on June 11, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Never slept in an RV and Alex, I’m the same as you! Totally terrified of driving large vehicles so I make Tom do all the driving! Lol 😂

  3. Melissa on June 11, 2020 at 5:43 pm

    Thank goodness you guys didn’t go in June! y’all think it’s hot in November?
    I’ve slept ina popup trailer when I was at a family reunion at the Grand Canyon for a week. It’s basically beds. Campers are much fancier and the way to go for sure!

  4. Miriam Sepulveda on June 11, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    My son son loves milk duds and the same macaroni and cheese.

  5. Jack Bagelz on June 11, 2020 at 5:45 pm

    yea you only spent $150 on a bag of groceries for a few days

  6. Cheryl Davis on June 11, 2020 at 5:47 pm

    Yes. I have one.🙂

  7. neil robinson on June 11, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    I don’t watch YouTube for a while, when I do return your sub numbers have gone crazy and Muchly deserved too. Great work guys and congratulations

  8. Steven Cassidy on June 11, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    I am glad your doing this. We’ve put up with endless videos with the yanks coming over here and taking the piss out of Britain ie they drive on the wrong side of the road, Spotted dick etc – its only fair if you return the compliment. And your right – American beer is just awful.

  9. Borr Dellingr on June 11, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    Really looking forward to the series. My family and I did a 2 and a half week road trip up the Pacific Coast Highway (we are from New England) from SF into Oregon, over to Portland, down to Crater Lake, Napa and Big Sur. We got a Juicy van which was basically a minivan retrofitted to camp in. My wife and I slept on the couch which folded down into a bed on the inside and out 2 daughters (16 and 13 at the time) slept in a pop up tent on the roof. I was petrified about doing this with my wife and 2 teenage girls for 2 weeks, but it ended up being the most amazing trip we ever did. We loved stopping in all the little towns along the way and meeting all the locals. Enjoy your time on the road and seeing an amazing part of America!

  10. Ahmed AlShalchi on June 11, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    I suggest you use dual flag on one stick or rod , up one is USA and below is UK , that’s better to explain your condition out…

  11. mariezp on June 11, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    Brave girl driving that big vehicle for your first time on the California highway! Too bad your trip doesn’t include Texas. I would have been happy to show you some southern hospitality!

  12. Lisa and Tony on June 11, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    Love motorhomes / RVs / campervans. We have been 9 times and can’t wait for our next holiday. Highly recommend traveling through New Zealand.

  13. Ron Day on June 11, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    I am SO looking forward to this series.

  14. Ricardo roams on June 11, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Welcome to the USA and especially to my home state of California. When I was young I owned a Volkswagen camper van. It was under powered and as a result very slow especially crossing mountain passes. It also had no air conditioning. But that thing took me over most of North America. Some of the best times of my life. Now that I’m retired I’m planning on going out on the road again. This time I have a Jeep and hope to get off into places away from the crowds. Safe travels to you and enjoy your journey!

  15. Tom Barker on June 11, 2020 at 5:56 pm

    Swapping a scotch egg for chicken tenders? I’ll probably allow that, slippery slope though!

    Driving that RV looks terrifying, I’d do it but be stressed for like the first week. Well done Emma!

    When I was 7, we took an RV around New Zealand, that was amazing

  16. Paul Alexander on June 11, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Converted a couple of VW vans for personal use in the UK and Europe BUT an RV Roadtrip in the USA is on our Bucket List

  17. Tony hood on June 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Nice from the UK

  18. R. O. on June 11, 2020 at 6:00 pm

    Watered down beer and fried snacks? lol, why don’t you try fried beer? It would solve two things in one. If you are talking about faked moon landings you MUST stop in Rosewell, NM. It has the second largest archive of the Rosewell alien landings in the the late 1940’s. Do you know who has the largest archive of this event? If you guessed the Vatican you would be correct. Now why does the Vatican need to know so much about supposed alien visits?

  19. Rob & Jenny on June 11, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    Omg amazing! This is our dream!
    Such a nice van too, it’s so nice to fill up with all the food and snacks and take your house on the road with you. Looking forward to the next videos. 😀

  20. imnevermakingavideo on June 11, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    We have a metric fuck ton of breweries, its on you for picking up a coors!

  21. Miso B on June 11, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Not sure when this was filmed, but November 11 was Veteran’s Day. So while I’m not particularly patriotic, I’ll raise a flag for July 4th, the weekends of Memorial & Veteran’s Day.

  22. Sally May on June 11, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    I thought you were on my train today in Australia today Alex ….you literally have a twin cause I nearly said beans out to him 🤣🤣

  23. Dave H on June 11, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Thank you.

  24. Jack Bagelz on June 11, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    get Styrofoam cups so your ice won’t melt in your cup holder so quickly if gets too hot out there

  25. Josh on June 11, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Colorado would have to be on the list. Colorado over New Mexico any day.

  26. WBS Signs on June 11, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    Hey transit time yea, would love abroad trip like that thanks for taking us along

  27. Living The Dash on June 11, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    California is a liberal state. Be careful of your safety. Pizza arrives quicker than emergency services. It’s basically the next Brazil or Southern South Africa if you’ve ever been to either. Enjoy the fallstaffian country of America. Beautiful sites, but the liberal/democratic areas I’d stay away from. They’re just as bad as most parts of Brazil.

  28. Shakir Shahab on June 11, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    I’m also terrified of driving big vehicles as well lol I don’t wanna tell my story. It sucks driving in city in a big vehicle.

  29. a00141799 on June 11, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    New subscriber here. Hey I am from nearby San Diego and I recognize everything on this video. That is very cool. I live in Seattle now and the weather here would remind you of your home in the UK. I’m really looking forward to seeing the sight in Nevada, Utah and New Mexico. Those states are largely barren moonscapes. Especially Nevada. I been there and no thank you. Just a lot of heat, dirt and rocks. Sometimes it gets quite windy too. LOL… Hard to imagine what early settlers must have thought when they came upon this vast deserts. Some of it is quite beautiful though. Really loved these videos. 👍👍👍👍

  30. Babs L. on June 11, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Just watched this vid, glad to have found it because my son and I are going to do a campervan road trip from San Francisco to Las Vegas this summer. Newbies to the US and to a RV. So glad I found you and looking forward to see more of your vids.

  31. stacy elliott on June 11, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Alex & Emma, I’m so excited for your road trip! It is the BEST thing to do in the US and you picked a great route. Death Valley is an amazing national park with lots of hidden gems. My wife and I are building out our Sprinter van so that we can live and travel in it full time within a year or so. We do lots of trips short and long and when you have a bathroom you really can park up in the middle of nowhere! If you don’t have it already, I recommend downloading the app called iOverlander which will show you lots of places to find campgrounds, wild (free) camping, fill up water, dumping stations and more.

  32. Rick Peterson on June 11, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    We full timed in a 40’ Motorhome for 3 plus years…You guys will have a blast!

  33. Cheryl Davis on June 11, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    How you like driving on the right and on the left side of the vehicle?

  34. Peri on June 11, 2020 at 6:13 pm

    Not healthy choices at all. Try a farmer’s market or if you don’t cook try take out from Whole Foods Market.

  35. Himwotdus on June 11, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    Wow what a trip. Would you guys mind telling me who you hired the ‘van through and can you give me a rough cost of the two week hire – Thanks a lot.

  36. Dalton on June 11, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    Nice vids! You have a new subscriber. I think you should search for smzeus. It’s the fastest way to grow your YouTube channel!!

  37. John Tatman on June 11, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Our "interesting" American food might kill you. There is a reason we are obese. Diner beware!

  38. Mario Cooke on June 11, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    the moon landing was filmed in a studio in London

  39. Cheryl Davis on June 11, 2020 at 6:22 pm

    In the States for only 2 weeks or is it your road trip is only 2 weeks?

  40. Hans Vuijst on June 11, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    I am happy to learn Alex likes spotting animals 🙂 I love that too. What is the most interesting animal you spotted on your travels? I guess a moose is pretty impressive. And some alligators is always a treat. But some small critters can make me happy too! (Though no cockroches!! And no mosquitos) Hey guys I also love the humor in your videos! Just LOVE it! Keep on rolling 🙂

  41. Ogie Cruz on June 11, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    Still watching your videos Travel Beans tho I’m not commenting sometimes. Have a great day Alex n Emma

  42. Nature Girl on June 11, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    You’re adapting to America very well. YT banned the flag emoji. Dems in DC/NY don’t like our flag. Can’t wait to see you guys in the SW. I lived there for 10 yrs. Go to the ruins around Flagstaff/Sedona +Grand Canyon.

  43. ChaCha Santiago on June 11, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    Hey guys, I started following you when I saw you hanging with The Way Away! I like you guys so I’ve subscribed ! Can’t wait for your next adventure !

  44. rol gee on June 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    Try to avoid the snow… be careful.

  45. ChelBell Travels on June 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    I am so excited that you guys are doing this road trip. I have been wanting to do a road trip across America for a long time. I hope you enjoy our beautiful Country.

  46. Reality on June 11, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Those of us in the US hate it when people change lanes without "indicating" as well.  One of the leading causes of road rage in the US.

  47. Peaceful Wife on June 11, 2020 at 6:34 pm

    Just found your channel. Too cute. I love the way you describe "no signal lane changers"….here in Missouri we have a saying, "Have you run out of turn signal fluid"? That’s the polite thing we say about it….😊

  48. Lina and Dan Travel on June 11, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    That’s amazing!!! New friends here !We look forward to seeing your new motorhome adventure! 💕 ❤️

  49. Jackie Parker on June 11, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Wow this looks amazing and is something we are planning for next year. Were did you hire your RV and did you book it online?, we are just watching all your vids now.

  50. Tea and a Butty on June 11, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    😂 Sprinkle the American flags around! 😂 We once spent the night in a camper van in the middle of a snow storm and the generator went out, so we had no heat. We put on sweaters and coats, gloves, hats, etc and huddled together under the blankets to try and stay warm. Needless to say, it wasn’t the best night ever!!

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