Two of us are looking to drive from Vancouver Canada to Boston (hopefully) in under 10 days. We'll be driving in a Toyota RAV, small SUV with all-wheel drive. We are very excited, relatively unseasoned road-trippers, and need advice about safe winter driving and route planning.
First, is time a problem? Both distance and chance of storms slowing us down.
If we do this trip in 10 days, will we have time to stop at anything much?
Is it unwise to take the Northern route, I90 in the winter? We're also looking at driving down to Sacramento then across on I80 -- would that help? Would driving all the way south help (say through AZ, NM, etc.), or would that just take too long?
Advice on routes involving high elevation and mountain passes would be great.
We have all season radials. Will those work? Should we have chains with us? We'd rather not get snow tires because then we'll be stuck with them in Boston (and possibly driving back) in June.
Thanks for all the tips!