We just completed a nice ski vacation in Utah, traveling from NorCal in our own car. I had a ski box and winter tires on it, and everything went off without a hitch. However, the drive is a major drag. 11-12 hours of Nevada desert, crossing endless summits until you get to Salt Lake City.
Done this twice, and not really looking to do it again.
Although the death of DVD rental stores was predicted long ago and saw bookstores fall and fail in a far more spectacular fashion, Telstra’s sale of its BigPond DVD movie rental business may well be the last nail in the DVD’s coffin.