Hello! First off, this is the best road trip resource I have come across. I have been reading the forums for tips on an east coast to west coast winter road trip, but I was wondering if I could get some expert advice on an upcoming trip I'm planning.
My boyfriend and I will be driving from Savannah, Georgia to northern California at the beginning of January. We are planning on stopping first in Charlottesville, Virginia, then driving to Columbus, Ohio, then on to Sacramento, California. I think we can figure out from Savannah to Ohio, but I would like advice on the best routes from Columbus to Sacramento. My boyfriend has a lot of experience driving in the snow, but I don't--I would like to know the (theoretically) safest route. We're thinking about driving between 8 and 10 hours a day. What stops would you recommend?
This is my first road trip (besides northern California to southern California)...I'm so excited! I know it's not the best time of the year to drive, but any advice would be appreciated.