I am planning to drive home for the holidays (San Diego to Minneapolis, round trip) due to ridiculous air fares. Having grown up in northern Minnesota, I am not all that worried about winter driving, but wondered if anyone has tips for me. What do I need to do to my Honda Pilot to prepare it for cold weather driving besides a cold-weather oil change and anti-freeze? What is the best route? I would prefer to avoid using chains (i.e., mountains), if at all possible. Any fun places to stop en route?