Hoping to get some advice on how to make this trip. I understand there are two main routes for this trip either through Vegas, Denver, Nebraska, Iowa or the Southern route through Arizona, New Mexico, St.Louis. I was wondering if anyone had some experience driving either route around this time of year and what to expect as far as weather conditions go. I've been hearing various advice ranging from the North being better prepared to handling icy conditions to El Nino abnormally affecting the south.
Also does anyone have any advice on how to break up the drive? Where are the safest places to stay, stop to eat, fill up gas? I haven't driven cross country before and don't want to have any unexpected encounters while on this trip. Just want to make it there safely.
Thank you for all your help.