Out of the top 400 recommended cities to visit on Trip Advisor, none were from North Dakota, Vermont, nor West Virginia.
This is especially interesting because Trip Advisor reviewers recommend cities like Flint, MI — the 7th most crime-ridden city in the U. — over any city in North Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia.
Here’s the Google Maps of the route:       Here’s the full list of cities in order: If you’d like to customize your own road trip, I’ve released the Python code I used in this project with an open source license and instructions for how to optimize your custom road trip. I’ve made another version for Europe here and for South America here.Find out how the members of the 40 Under 40 Class of 2011 spend their off hours and recharge their mental batteries.TO VIEW VIDEO: Move scroll bar from left to right and select an image. Crain's 40 Under 40 feted at Union League Club BY THE NUMBERS: The year's class answers key questions VIDEO: Grub Hub's Evans, Maloney on Chicago's tech scene and the Groupon effect Sometimes we all need to break away and think about something other than work.But really, this algorithm works just as well when you’re planning a smaller trip within your state as when you’re planning a larger trip spanning the entire world. This blog is my labor of love, and I've spent hundreds of hours working on the projects that you'll read about here.All the algorithm needs are the distances travelled between every stop so it can try to compute the optimal route. Generally, I write about data visualization and machine learning, and sometimes explore out-of-the-box projects at the intersection of the two. If you would like to use one of my graphs on your website or in a publication, please feel free to do so with appropriate attribution, but I would appreciate it if you email me first to let me know.If we’re willing to accept that we don’t need the route between all of the landmarks, then we can turn to smarter techniques such as genetic algorithms to find a solution that’s good enough for our purposes. If you’re able to drive through Canada without issue, then take the direct route through Canada instead.