I am new to the forum but signed up recently because I love road trips with my wife and dog, and this seemed like the perfect place for me. I am currently living in Chicago and am planning on driving home to Boise, Idaho for the holiday season. As I will be driving, I am hoping that some folks on here could help me find the safest route to take for this trip. I will be leaving from Chicago to Boise in the middle of December and will be driving back to Chicago toward the end of December. I have made this drive twice before in summer months, primarily taking Interstate 80 across Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, and Illinois. However, as I understand it, this can be quite a perilous drive in the winter months, which is why I am seeking an alternate course. I don't mind a circuitous route, but I would prefer no more than three days of driving each way. This may be an unrealistic expectation, so please set me straight of so. Really, what's most important is that I avoid areas that are known for hazardous winter weather. Thank you all so much in advance for your invaluable advice.