As you plan your trip South this year you might be tempted to try to find a less congested route.
This story on NPR is a cautionary tale on relying on GPS – a godsend for many of us – to take us off the beaten path.
Remember that winter travel can be fraught with unexpected danger from icy roads to life-threatening low temperatures.
This story follows a couple’s path lost in the hot desert but is just as relevant to winter. Stick to the interstates as much as possible.