BLOODIED IN IRELAND • Quitting Van Life and going home…

BLOODIED IN IRELAND • Quitting Van Life and going home…

We are Ben and Rebecca a digital nomad couple who travel the world full time in a 4×4 camper van. In this video from Ireland we are sharing a real time vlog update from the road. Topics covered will be Ireland travel, catching a virus, a cell phone debacle, a driving accident and our plans for the winter.

0:00 Introductions
1:04 Traveling in Ireland
2:55 It Caught Us
3:33 Phone Debacle
5:26 The Accident
8:28 Quitting Van Life
12:21 Returning to Ireland
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  1. Holly Keller on December 10, 2022 at 12:52 am

    First time viewer here! I’ll be following you because you’re going to where I want to go – San Diego!!👏🏻

  2. Donegal Overlanding on December 10, 2022 at 12:52 am

    Ooft just talking, skipped and stopped. Far too boring.

  3. emerald on December 10, 2022 at 12:53 am

    Come down to kinsale it’s in cork and it’s beautiful ,a little bit pricey but that’s Ireland and yes very cold and damp at the moment so I don’t blame you for going to Mexico ….can I go with you lol

  4. word up on December 10, 2022 at 12:55 am

    You seem really lovely

  5. Julie A. on December 10, 2022 at 12:57 am

    Yep, the big C — OK, I won’t call it that — That Which Shall Not Be Named caught up with my family finally, as well. 2-1/2 years carefully avoiding it. Sigh. Thanks to Moderna it wasn’t too bad. Thank you for another great video. I love Ireland and am looking forward to the series.

  6. magaiver on December 10, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Get a real phone if you needed to IP68

  7. Terry's Travels! on December 10, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Wow, You stated it in a nutshell:"If it’s not one thing it’s another!" Chill for a bit to recharge then the wanderlust itch will just have to be scratched!

  8. Brian Edwards on December 10, 2022 at 12:59 am

    So sorry about the accident!😢
    So happy that you didn’t mess up that beautiful face😊👏🏻🙌🏻🙏🏻

  9. Selina Yuk Tai Chan 陳玉娣 on December 10, 2022 at 1:00 am

    wow sorry to see that glad you ok now 😅

  10. Sherri’s kitchen and sunflowers 🌻 on December 10, 2022 at 1:01 am

    San Diego / Tijuana border? Oh that’s not safe. My friend says the police are dressed up in swat gear and present in every grocery store and around town. Best of luck 🙏

  11. Be Free All 💐 on December 10, 2022 at 1:02 am

    I was going out shopping and for walks. I got nothing as soon as government decided diabetics had to isolate, I caught it how?.. from a home shopping delivery. Same as you I was gutted as I’d managed to avoid it. Glad your both better🌺

  12. Nicholas Tsardoulias on December 10, 2022 at 1:04 am

    God I hate clickbait

  13. jj oo on December 10, 2022 at 1:04 am

    You need to visit Pat Noone’s farm in Galway before you leave, because you probably have no clue about Ireland.

  14. Cornell Kirk on December 10, 2022 at 1:06 am

    I was in county Mayo and had 2 guys slam straight into the side on my 2021 tranny custom 😡😡 destroyed it!

  15. peter on December 10, 2022 at 1:08 am

    soo, let’s allow trucks on the road as wide as the road and not restrict vehicle sizes or make the roads wider…makes sense to me (NOT). Thanks for the real heads up about not driving wide vehicles on that width of road.

  16. Edward Yudkoff on December 10, 2022 at 1:11 am

    At first I thought he slugged you because you misbehaved.

  17. emerald on December 10, 2022 at 1:11 am

    because of covid the ditches didn’t get cut and they drive really fast on the country roads because we are used to it ,plus the pot holes or should I say swimming pools lol it can be hazardous .it’s like rally driving here

  18. anticat900 on December 10, 2022 at 1:15 am

    Ireland has some pretty country roads, putting any part of the body out the windows is a risky thing to do.

  19. magaiver on December 10, 2022 at 1:16 am

    Slow down and drive on the soft shoulder if you need to …. Specifically at a curve and always keep in mind that trucks will need more road than you really think.

    Be safe 😃

  20. Stephen Grimmer on December 10, 2022 at 1:20 am

    Given you were injured, it is classed as a hit and run, if you have dash-cam with his registration you should have reported it to the Gardai. Insurance can be quite generous in Ireland! I had similar with my LHD car. The oncoming SUV swiped my mirror, smashing his own to pieces. He did stop, and got quite aggressive, blaming me. I pointed out that 1) because I was a LHD I could see to put my wheels right on the verge, 2) his SUV was substantially wider than my car 3) I had a dash-cam showing I was actually stationary at the time of impact. I offered to call the Guards and file an insurance claim, he drove off. My damage was €40 for a new mirror glass, I hope his was several €’00 for a complete new binnacle.

  21. donna smith on December 10, 2022 at 1:23 am

    what can i do if i have bed bugs? any help would be appreciated

  22. Ezinma88 on December 10, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Something tells me you are both Christians.

  23. Vicki Rickman on December 10, 2022 at 1:24 am

    You have to slow way down and almost stop when the bigger vehicles and trucks pass you on those narrow roads. We had to anyway.

  24. Terri Fobear on December 10, 2022 at 1:27 am

    Sounds good I am sure no matter what you do it’s just cool
    I am very excited for you guys and proud you are doing this for you and I am glad that you are OK
    Be safe please can’t wait for the next video

  25. Achangeisasgoodasarest on December 10, 2022 at 1:29 am

    I’m a scaffolder. I’ve had many mirrors smash the windows in my lorries in the last 40 + yrs. A really loud bang and tiny splinters of glass stuck my face. As there are two of you, my advice would be to pull the nearside mirror in whenever you dont need it. Eg: country roads. It gives you a lot more room to avoid an offside mirror clash.

  26. justincho2 on December 10, 2022 at 1:29 am

    That reminds my experience in uk . I keep hitting road side gutter and tire got low air pressure after few days. Wrong side drive cause it.

  27. Chris Keane on December 10, 2022 at 1:30 am

    Truck is too big for Ireland and locals won’t like it parked in carparks.

  28. JoBethK on December 10, 2022 at 1:31 am

    Your plans sound great!

  29. Durble Durb on December 10, 2022 at 1:33 am

    Sorry to hear this thing about narrow Irish roads has been such a dark cloud on your experience. I’m pretty sure there are tens of thousands of Irish drivers besides myself who have spent a lot of money down the years replacing wing mirrors for the same reason you had to. 18th century width of roadway, often 3rd world quality of surface on said roadways, but plenty of government employees driving top of the range 21st century vehicles on them. Fill in the blanks yourself.

  30. Jason Gibbons on December 10, 2022 at 1:33 am

    "lol’ just came across your video. 🙂 vanlife is something I really think is for me so I’ve been checking out vanlife videos here on YouTube , O I’m Jason I live in Dublin Ireland and have to say listening to you guys I think you are from the USA where the water is blue and the sky is also blue but what you think of our brown water ‘lol’ hope all goes well for you guys and happiness follows yous where ever you go.

  31. tinx1463 on December 10, 2022 at 1:36 am

    Good job your sooo rich…Good luck from Ireland

  32. evan2290 on December 10, 2022 at 1:37 am

    I’m sorry but this feels like a really bad, boring, travel channel show. Couldn’t even get through it

  33. hetrodoxly 1 on December 10, 2022 at 1:37 am

    Your ‘American’ iPhones were made in Zhengzhou, China.

  34. Piper on December 10, 2022 at 1:38 am

    Decision fatigue on the road is a real thing when travelling full time. So taking a break from it is a good thing. Glad you were ok from that side mirror accident – You’ll find roads in Europe apart from the highways can be quite narrow.

  35. 007nadineL on December 10, 2022 at 1:39 am

    *Matthew Broderick hit and killed an Irish woman in Ireland while he was on vacation. Pyscho*

  36. Haley on December 10, 2022 at 1:39 am

    What part of Ireland did you go too ?

  37. Vicki Rickman on December 10, 2022 at 1:40 am

    I love the countryside roads n Ireland. You could always take their interstate roads.

  38. H C on December 10, 2022 at 1:40 am

    I’m sorry to hear of your accident. Personally hate driving in parts of Ireland. I don’t enjoy oncoming traffic driving over the middle white line, before I receive hate over that.. try driving in CORK, both the city and the county! Even in a tiny car, it can be an experience. Yes, the roads are narrow but that excuse only holds true for some part of the problem. Lived there for ages. Also, have driven all over the world. There other countries I do not enjoy equally as much for the very same reason.

  39. 420 Gamer on December 10, 2022 at 1:40 am

    You’re an interesting couple but your story was too slow for me sorry I’m just saying

  40. Kayla on December 10, 2022 at 1:41 am

    Just returned from Florida I got to experience my 1st hurricane our flight was supposed to leave the day the storm hit! We had to stay longer than planned. This was a blessing cause we got so sick w the flu, glad we were able to get better during the hurricane! About to trade in my suv for a van to live in so I can travel back to go to Mayo Clinic!!

  41. Carlton The Pug on December 10, 2022 at 1:41 am

    Just got back from Ireland!
    Beautiful beautiful beautiful!
    Going back again.
    Would love to van life there.

  42. Viking on December 10, 2022 at 1:41 am

    My goodness, i’m glad you are ok! Have a nice weekend

  43. Lesco Brandon on December 10, 2022 at 1:42 am

    These ads are horrific. Can’t even watch a damn video in PEACE

  44. Jerry Daminato on December 10, 2022 at 1:43 am

    Good for you.

  45. Michelle Angello on December 10, 2022 at 1:46 am

    Guys I was scrolling and saw your thumbnail and said, "OMG what happened" I’m glad you are all right and it looked worse then it was!!! 😊 Yes there is a lot involved with European countries that take alot of adjusting too!!! When I was in the military and married to a military man he was stationed in Germany. They have 220V there as US has 110V so had to get adapters for outlets in apt. The Autobahn there which is like their main highway has NO speed limit, yes you heard me right, NO speed limit!!! I thought for sure we were going to be killed the first time we ventured away from the base!!!! Lol Different culture, different customs, different money I felt like I was in a time warp!!! I had never been overseas when I was in the military I stayed all 3 1/2 yrs in Wash, DC so it was new to me. Some things were easier to get use to then others, but you poor guys are really having it rough with your phones, appts, the driving on the left side of the road I really was shook by yeah it’s really a lot. You both definitely need a break back in the states to gather yourselves and get your personal things taken care of. I wish you both the BEST of LUCK on your future travels and I hope you have smooth sailing……Take Care and Merry Christmas ⛄🎄🦌 PS Love Your Dog

  46. big teddy on December 10, 2022 at 1:46 am

    What’s a meer

  47. Gareth Ifan on December 10, 2022 at 1:46 am

    Ireland or the UK for that matter, is not a place to be driving a Left hand drive were probably further out in to the road than you realized you were and as a result made contact with the oncoming truck..there’s no room to spare on many of these roads

  48. Kevin Mitchell on December 10, 2022 at 1:47 am

    AT&T will always be known for their fuckups / and fed ex is joining them

  49. Susan2361 on December 10, 2022 at 1:47 am

    I’m glad you’re both okay. Thanks for being honest about van life. Take care.

  50. Dgkushi on December 10, 2022 at 1:50 am

    You should consider an android..

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