My husband and I are planning our first road trip leaving New Brunswick Canada and driving to the Las Vegas strip. We can leave anytime but have hotel reservations Feb 6th in Vegas.
We'll be driving a Ford Escape AWD and are wondering what the best/safest route to take this time of year. Mapquest and others all suggest driving through either Montreal/Toronto,Chicago down through Colorado. As maritimers we're used to bad weather but don't want to push our luck and would much rather a warmer route. We wouldn't even mind heading down towards West Virginia/Kentucky if it didn't add too many days to the trip. My husband who loves to drive plans on getting there in 5 days, myself on the other hand am thinking 7 or 8 days is more realistic. Another question we have is should we get snow tires instead of our all seasons? Any ideas or advice would be greatly appreciated as we've never driven stateside.
Thanks, Paula len Beck