Hi there - I'm looking for some help please!! My husband, myself and our 3 kids are travelling from Australia for 12 months in 2012. We plan to be in the US from mid April to mid July and then again from mid October to mid January. We want to visit all 50 states. I can't seem to find any good info anywhere on a trip of this magnitude. Ideally we would do 1/2 the states on each visit. The complications are that we want to do a cruise to Alaska - I would assume best time for us would be in the first visit. We would also like to spend at least 10 days in Vegas while it is swimming weather! Most likely we would visit Hawaii on the way home in January. Can anyone suggest a good route that avoids the cold as much as possible - lol! We are trying to avoid backtracking - it's very complicated!! Thanks in advance!