Hello. I am new here so bare with me please. A friend and I have just decided that rather then go to Mexico, we will drive across the country and back in January. We live in Northeastern Pennsylvania and plan to hit the Southwest states on our beginning. Now, we've driven to Tennessee in a day multiple times and would not mind doing it again. We are thinking that we will take that route but stop once we hit the South to explore a little then make out way through the Southwest. We really have no itinerary. Not even really when we want to leave. There are a few music festivals that we would like to hit up if it is possible both being in Colorado around January 12. While we were there we would like to (learn to) snowboard or ski. I was hoping for some helpful suggestions from you fine roadtrippin people. Also I am wondering what the weather would be like in Arizona, New Mexico, California. and the warmer states at this time of year. Also, what do you think about Oregon in January? I would love to visit Portland. Also, do you need a passport to drive into Mexico? I don't think so but who knows with this immigration nonsense recently. I only have 2 weeks and we are aiming for a really really low-starving, student-budget. Any sort of suggestion would help. I need some guidance on this one. Thank you very much.