So me and my brother decided to do a road trip this coming X-mas break, one-way, from Miami to Seattle. This is by FAR the longest road trip I've ever attempted, and definitely a bit worrisome, since I am not familiar at all with the winter driving conditions around the Rockies.
I did some preliminary reading on the forums, and got some tips already (I-70 is better than I-80 on Denver to Salt Lake, get snow chains) but I'd still like as much advice as I can get!
Here is a preliminary route we've chosen, but its definitely open to suggestions. The only two places that I'd really like to pass by are Austin, TX and Colorado Springs, CO. Though if the winter hits hard, I'm willing to skip the rockies and stay south along the gulf and then north up the coast, if necessary.
Some more details: We will be driving a 2003 Civic Coupe. Three drivers rotating. We have about a week for the trip (see the 5 tentative legs in the map).
PLEASE help.. any advice or reassuring.. or Warnings! are welcome.