Hi, I have to move from bay area California to Nova Scotia, Canada. Never done a coast-to-coast trip before. My longest trip was only 25-26hr with a night sleep.
I hope to get some suggestions on weather/road safety and lodging.
I assume that I-80 will be mostly free of snow in the first two weeks of Nov. But I found people suggesting stay south of I-40 in Nov and Dec. Also, I'll be driving a minivan with all-season tires. I have lived in snow countries for years but always on winter tires after around Thanksgiving. Not sure if the all-season can handle the cold pavement.
We have 3 kids (one is still on formula), so I'm not too ambitious on everyday distance. I'm thinking of 400mi/d, 10 driving days total. It will be difficult to book motels/hotels in advance. We plan to find lodging along the interstates but worry about if motels will allow 2 adults+3 kids in a regular two-bed room. We will take a cot/blow-up mattress with us.
If the road condition will be too risky, we might consider fly and get the minivan shipped.
Thanks in advance!