FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF L.A. // van life in the city

3 févr. 2019
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VAN LIFE VLOG | first impressions of LA // baja bound ep. 7
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We have loved living in a van (self converted sprinter van) for the last year and a half and while we enjoy spending time in Canada it can get a little cold throughout the winter. So, we've decided to hit the road and drive across the continent to enjoy some warmer weather in Baja Mexico. If our last trip to this country taught us anything... it's to expect the unexpected!!
In today's episode we take you to Santa Monica in LA and chat a little bit about our first impression of Los Angeles. We had heard a lot of mixed reviews about van life in this city before arriving and (as always) we wanted to see what it would be like to live in a van here for ourselves! Join us as we take you Santa Monica pier, drive Lime scooters around the city and eat our way through all of the many vegan restaurants here :)

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  • Happy Sunday everyone! What do you think about Eamon’s new voice over role?!?

    Eamon & BecEamon & BecIl y a an
    • He was good... but Bec is the OG

      Abby RichardsonAbby RichardsonIl y a an
    • Eamon & Bec more of Becca feet plz & ty

      Deaigo HernandezDeaigo HernandezIl y a an
    • I use voice over all the time. Very helpful for unprepared info or viewer informing.

      Boarder Line Sk8 MediaBoarder Line Sk8 MediaIl y a an
    • Eamon & Bec love that both of you can do it either or. Doesn’t matter to me

      Morgan RogersMorgan RogersIl y a an
    • I was surprised to not hear Bec at first, but it was great! You guys should alternate each video! :)

      Taylor MillerTaylor MillerIl y a an
  • you guys would LOVE Santa Barbara

    winter rayywinter rayyIl y a 25 jours
  • hahaha love the 72andSunny peep

    Samantha BeckerSamantha BeckerIl y a mois
  • You must see Zooma beach and go pass the docks or go hike all the way to top and the other side of hike and take the stairs to go all the way down. Once you there you'll andertant what I mean. And if you wish to walk 4 miles one way go to upper Escondido fall. Let me know if you like it 😜☺️😉😃🙂😜😃 i

    Lily PeaceLily PeaceIl y a 2 mois
  • Right where I live. Good luck finding a parking place!

    Debi SusanDebi SusanIl y a 2 mois
  • I feel like I need merch with just Eamon's eyebrows. They are so expressive and endearing!

    UFBBAngUFBBAngIl y a 7 mois
  • Damn wish I watched this before leaving LA. The “I Am” restaurant looked so good.

    OutOfThisVanOutOfThisVanIl y a 8 mois
  • how much carbon is spewed to build, maintain and support the IT side of the infrastructure of those scooters?,

    CSXRockfordCSXRockfordIl y a 11 mois
  • well he looks like a girl. might as well wear a girls jacket..

    CSXRockfordCSXRockfordIl y a 11 mois
  • I am smellin' like the rose, That somebody gave me, On my birthday deathbed. I am smellin' like the rose,That somebody gave me, 'Cause I'm dead and bloated … STP

    Jayson CodyJayson CodyIl y a 11 mois
  • Your friends roommate looks like a dark Josh Altman lol

    Jordyn RossJordyn RossIl y a an
  • The scooters are environmentally friendly as long as they are on street. As soon as they can't do the job anymore they mostly land in the ocean.

    Julia M. .GläserJulia M. .GläserIl y a an
  • I just found your channel and I love it! You guys are so cool! If you ever go back to Santa Monica you have to try AVO cafe! It was my favorite place for actually healthy vegan food. This vlog makes me miss LA soooo much 😭💗

    Kylie CardenasKylie CardenasIl y a an
  • U guys look like u were born & raised here! 😆

    Ask SourceAsk SourceIl y a an
  • @4:20 I am cringing

    João LopesJoão LopesIl y a an
  • Woohoo! Silver lake resident upgraded and hipster like. Come back anytime

    Jacqueline StewartJacqueline StewartIl y a an
  • When Eamon said he met a guy named Jason at cafe gratitude... I really thought he met Jason Mraz at the cafe!!

    olivetuneolivetuneIl y a an
  • I do care about the boards

    PypautPypautIl y a an
  • I grew up in San Diego, and, in high school, I dated a girl that lived in Malibu, so every weekend I would drive up to visit her. Long story short, with exception of the coast [all those beautiful beaches], I so hated L.A. The nice thing about California is that you're getting three separate countries in one state [San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco].

    I say shotgun, you say weddingI say shotgun, you say weddingIl y a an
  • b roll ftw

    GingerBuddzGingerBuddzIl y a an
  • Ull said ull gave the cafe all ur money but then ull got ice cream after😂😂 anyway I love ull❤️❤️❤️🌎

    AaliyahAaliyahIl y a an
  • More of Beccaasfeet😴

    Deaigo HernandezDeaigo HernandezIl y a an
  • It was a sick skateboard Eamon

    Kay325Kay325Il y a an
  • LA sucks. Live there for a year, and you will see how it really bad it is....

    Sami & CompanySami & CompanyIl y a an
  • Love to see how you guys deal with like your clothing in a van? Personal belongings?

    Tattedveganrunner 13.1Tattedveganrunner 13.1Il y a an
  • you were right the first time. Kinda. It was Bec and me. Not Bec and I. You know not to start a sentence with me. Good. The game plan consists of Bec (cos it's polite to put all your friends first) and me exploring LA. Would you ever say I exploring LA? Nope. Make it right individually, like him and her weren't exploring, but he was and she was, so - he and she were......viola' - you got it.

    Madame Rosa Fortune TellerMadame Rosa Fortune TellerIl y a an
  • nah nah anything you guys do is awesome! much love! #VanLife #TinyHouseLife

    Tiny House LifeTiny House LifeIl y a an
  • Bec, you look like Tuesday from the Adams Family 10:00

    Mister AndersonMister AndersonIl y a an
  • Hey I was your server! Thanks for the great shout-out! You guys were so generous and a pleasure to serve. I love the channel! Hope you come by the Cafe next time you are in town! 🥬🥬

    Douglas William SmithDouglas William SmithIl y a an
    • Yay, Doug is real. 😁

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  • Im so obsessed with watching yall!!

    Arrowhead Lake SilverArrowhead Lake SilverIl y a an
  • Cooles video. It's a long time ago since I was in LA. I guess the last time 2001. and before 1979. WOW, I'm getting old 🤣🤣

    Vegan OverlanderVegan OverlanderIl y a an
  • Would love to see them join you on the trip !

    WixWixIl y a an
  • I always lul @ how I watch van life videos while sitting at my corporate desk job. Only $400k more to save and I'll be a van lifer too!!!!

    Nicholas CherryNicholas CherryIl y a an
  • A week late but hi 👋

    Matt NichollsMatt NichollsIl y a an
    • Hi Matt!

      Eamon & BecEamon & BecIl y a an
  • Grew up in Santa Monica, eyyyyy! Cafe Gratitude is an awesome concept

    Tyler SmithTyler SmithIl y a an
  • cute couple and lovely LA sights

    nonchalantdnonchalantdIl y a an
  • LA is definitely possible for vanlife, if you're in venice/santa monica you can cruise around and find parking spots by looking for RVs and other vans with roof vents open. Theres a little section of the PCH up near Surfrider beach that you can sleep overnight too with porta potties across the street.

    Matt HoganMatt HoganIl y a an
  • Love gratitude cafe! Impressed that you found parking - we gave up after circling a few times and parked outside the city. Wish we would have thought to use scooters!

    Zach and KaseyZach and KaseyIl y a an
  • You two are adorable!! LA vibe you got it.

    Kathy SavageKathy SavageIl y a an
  • Hi guys ...

    Vathanak Nop12Vathanak Nop12Il y a an
  • I just got your cook book. I want send you a huge, heartfelt thank you for helping my transition to veganism! Knowing people like you are living a vegan life has been an inspiration! And, as always, great video :)

    Sherri HodgesSherri HodgesIl y a an
  • Sam is such a cutie pie.

    MadelineMadelineIl y a an
  • After a long time feel happy to c both of u love bless

    Faiza AliFaiza AliIl y a an
  • Great video guys. Looks like a blast. I'm looking to live this lifestyle as well. Due to necessity unfortunately.

    A.T. R.A.T. R.Il y a an
  • gta 5 was on point with that drone prospective

    lil stelil steIl y a an
  • Loved this!!

    Living ZEALLiving ZEALIl y a an
  • Lol to your "will I fit in" Your a vegan living an alternative lifestyle: basically invented in Cali.

    Nadia ElisianNadia ElisianIl y a an
  • I just saw you guys at the veggie grill! I'm fangirling so hard!!! I wish I could have said hi!!!

    Cassidy RiceCassidy RiceIl y a an
    • @Cassidy Rice You so should have said hello. I met Eamon and Bec yesterday at Vegfest in London and they are soooooooo nice, even more so in real life than on their channel (if you can believe that) and they are huggers, so friendly, felt as if I have known them forever and I only discovered their channel in July. I am now the proud owner of one of their stickers and have some photo's of me with them, not to make you jealous or anything, but seriously, of you ever see them again, do say hi, you won't regret it as they are soooooo genuine.

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    • @Eamon & Bec now I'm fangirling even harder!!! Ahhh I was ordering as you walking out so I didn't get the chance! Hope you guys are enjoying cali!!!

      Cassidy RiceCassidy RiceIl y a an
    • Cassidy Rice whaaaat! You should’ve said hello!!!!

      Eamon & BecEamon & BecIl y a an
  • Eamon, you totally have a surfer attitude because of your laid back attitude of one day at a time but with a purpose. Many do not know, but surfers get up way, way early and are way dedicated to the surf and finding that perfect wave.

    Garry ColeGarry ColeIl y a an
  • Hey Voice over man , bit like me really I have a great look for radio .

    In-the-van PeterIn-the-van PeterIl y a an
  • You guys are so L.A! Lol

    JMarshall SteinJMarshall SteinIl y a an
  • wow. So nice of you guys visiting LA! I live in LA, you guys are always welcome to park at my place!

    Jack XieJack XieIl y a an
  • Hey guys quick question. I vaguely remember from one of your past videos (maybe way in the past) that you have/promote a vegan cookbook of sorts? Could you throw me a bone on that one?? Thanks! and keep up the good work buddies 🙏🙏

    Aaron ManzanoAaron ManzanoIl y a an
  • Voice overs create a distance between you and the audience I think. But nice try 😁

    Heleen WiegandHeleen WiegandIl y a an
  • u suck btw im just being honest, not trying to be mean

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  • Object position = object pronoun. Beck and me. ☺️ Love ya, I hope your tea festival went superbly!

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  • Gosh do we love LA too. We lived there for 4 years before doing the whole VanLife Europe thang and somehow, even after spending so much time in nature awesomeness, LA ticks a lot of boxes for us - SoCal in general really :) Looking forward to catching up in SD!

    Mr and Mrs AdventureMr and Mrs AdventureIl y a an
  • You guys have inspired me to follow my dream on living on the road too. We are from Toronto and finally moved into our 18ft travel trailer this weekend! We tow it with our Jeep, I’m beyond happy that I’m starting this journey. Thanks for being such an inspiration ❤️ love all your videos ❤️

    Tabby OlsonTabby OlsonIl y a an
  • LOL the "I am" thing is the dumbest thing I've ever heard. How stupid! The epitome of the self generation.

    Richard GetzRichard GetzIl y a an
  • Awww soooooo jelly! Los Angeles is my home and my heart. Enjoy you guys 😀

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  • I find the way Cafe Gratitude handles ordering to be obnoxious. A Buddhist restaurant nearby also focuses on gratitude and mindfulness, but in a much less sanctimonious way. I'm on board with their food and attitude of gratitude, but spare me the forced dog and pony show surrounding it.

    mybellyisapinatamybellyisapinataIl y a an
  • I get so bummed when people come to California and go to southern California only. Wish you guys would come north to San Francisco! I think we'd be much more your vibe! Come up north and I'll show you around :-)!

    Lorraine CalvertLorraine CalvertIl y a an
  • wow why is everything so expensive in Australia, we have Lime but for a 20 minute ride it cost us $17 to use one. I love them, it's fantastic to have more sustainable option but why so expensive.

    The Celestial AlignmentThe Celestial AlignmentIl y a an
  • Did you see all the homeless people there? Many many thousands very sad indeed.

    DanothemanoDanothemanoIl y a an
  • you was rocking the 12 year old and yes you do look 12 but you know how to rock it right

    CNA van life FRANKSCNA van life FRANKSIl y a an
  • I much much prefer voice overs unless cooking. It requires more visuals and less staring at the face which is better imho. More work for you tho.

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  • First off, I adore you too! Second, are you considering hitting up sequoia national park or Yosemite while you are in California? I live in Fresno which is on the way to these destinations from LA!

    Allison MarieAllison MarieIl y a an
  • LA! I 💖Cafe Gratitude, I was at the Larchmont location and had the same level of service and an excellent meal. And you ate at Tocaya too! Man, you guys would be easy to meet up with - we eat the same stuff! Maybe next winter when we're out there in our Airstream. Eamon, you did great with the voiceover.

    Misia AlbertMisia AlbertIl y a an
  • Sam's roommate is mega hot! Gotta see him in Baja!! 😍😍

    Kysaundra DawnKysaundra DawnIl y a an
  • Just another great video, u 2 are just thing special together, Eamon loving the voice overs keep them coming.

    Ian PrestonIan PrestonIl y a an
  • awh man, i wish those drone shots turned out better. solid vid either way.

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  • Nice

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  • I really like the idea of the grattitude cafe :)

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  • God, I miss LA now. I love seeing the city through others’ eyes. Also, kinda vibing the audio edits today. Nice.

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  • Nice vlog guys! Have fun in LA!

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    • Linda S thank you Linda!! Have a lovely week ahead ❤️

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  • You guys picked up those scooter literally across the street from my job hahah 💕

    Umaru TuskinoUmaru TuskinoIl y a an
    • Umaru Tuskino haha no way!! Thanks for having us in your hood ❤️✨

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  • Bec's genuine and sweet personality really shines through and makes her even more beautiful. You two always have such positive vibes in your vlogs and it's lovely to watch

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    • Tanya G you are so sweet Tanya! Thank you for those very kind words about me!!! Sending you a massive virtual hug 🤗❤️

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  • Eamon, really.. Bec always has room for more bathing suits.. #TeamBec

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    • TJ Johns haha it was more of a joke than a real struggle lol but I do appreciate you being on my team TJ 😉✨

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  • Your editing is getting really good. Props.

    RobD TVRobD TVIl y a an
  • Dudessss if you loved LA you will LOVE San Diego . I was born and raised in SD lived in LA and I hate it up there. San Diego is the place to be guys. I live down here and there's no place I'd rather be. You guys will love North Park, South Park, Bankers hill, Kensington , Hillcrest and downtown is just beautiful . Check it out!

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  • Love what you guys have been creating, your content is SO clean!!

    Cierra SchaefferCierra SchaefferIl y a an
  • You people are enabling these two narcissistic egomaniacs to keep posting this banal and trivial s*** like this on the internet. You're actually giving them money, whether you know it or not. Stop it.

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  • Hey!! I’m a new subscriber, yalls life is my goal. I’m still in college rn so I can’t just drop everything and go at this moment but I do what I can with the time and resources I have rn. I recently took a trip to Florida and converted to my Jeep to be sleepable and it was an amazing experience I can’t wait to work up to a van one day. I love your videos and I look forward to seeing the next one 🤙🏼🤙🏼 live on

    Hallie SaintignanHallie SaintignanIl y a an
  • Why is no one bringing up this douchebag's man bun? It's very distracting and irritating.

    Florida ManFlorida ManIl y a an
  • 4 people! My 7 year old rides a surf board ♥️ so good

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  • Good times, safe travels

    TheCanadianBubbaTheCanadianBubbaIl y a an
  • There are different sides of LA and I loved the one you showed us. Great video! #EB

    Eddie BEddie BIl y a an
  • Next time you are visiting So Cal stop in Claremont CA! You will love the small city. You’ll find it between Joshua Tree and Downtown LA :). Super plant based, liberal city with lots of local businesses and amazing views. Even some great hikes up the mountains nearby. I’d be honored to show y’all around if you ever are interested :)

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  • Not sure if someone already mentioned it as I didn’t read all the posts, but you should really try Sage Bistro in Culver City. It’s right up there with Cafe Gratitude.... and you’ll love the ice cream! Try the jackfruit nachos, but on kale instead of chips. Yum!!!

    Deborah CavenderDeborah CavenderIl y a an
  • We spent the night in Studio City in pouring rain two years with zero problems. We had a not so stealth Airstream Interstate at the time. Now we are SO stealth with our windows coverings from Simon only a few in the know would know us from a plumbing truck.

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  • Have fun in LA. It’s raining down here in Orange County. Love you.

    M BakerM BakerIl y a an
  • the scooters truly become clutter around ton. wish they had docking stations like bikeshare

    Shelby WhitfieldShelby WhitfieldIl y a an
  • There are some Los Angeles maps on this page showing where it's legal to dwell in your vehicle (at least as of Feb. 2018):

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  • Salt & straw is soooo good ❤️

    Taylor MaloneyTaylor MaloneyIl y a an
  • We've recently got the Lime scooters in NZ, they're so much fun!

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  • Meetup please if you are going to San Diego our at the Winery in Temecula

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  • An awesome video. Here in tiny New Zealand it's a bit different. But you can go from the sea to the mountains pretty quickly

    RV & Tiny House Living NZRV & Tiny House Living NZIl y a an
  • Since we both lived there off and on over the years we never go there just to hang out. Glad you went to Cafe Gratitude. We love them too. They have one in San Diego and Santa Cruz also. We also have their recipe book called “I am Grateful”. Fairly cheap on Amazon. Can’t wait till you come to SD.

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  • Great blog! Enjoyed the tour. 💕

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