Originally Posted by Nfglaser
Planning a trip from Reno to Fort Lauderdale in January have 2 weeks to get there as long as I want to get back. Any ideas as to best route that time of year?
Nf, if you plug into Google Maps "Reno >> Ft Lauderdale" the shortest route it gives you is about as good as you're going to get. Prime consideration in January will be winter storms, so as far south as quickly as possible would be the general rule. Instead of picking up I-40 East at Kingman, you could continue south on US93 to get I-10 at Phoenix.
Just keep an eye on the weather channel, and remember that in the direction you're going the significant weather will be coming from behind you. That time of year the weather can be a crapshoot. Winter of 2013-2014 we crossed the US287/I-40 corridor westbound from Dallas to Las Vegas in late Jan-Feb. Weather was fine and glorious the whole way.