I hope this article convinced you that machine learning can play a crucial role in that planning phase and save you a ton of time along the way.
Of course, it may not be practical for you to take a road trip of epic proportions like the ones described here.
Gary Stewart, a country music singer and songwriter, committed suicide on Dec. Authorities say the cause of death was an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the neck. Stewart spent his teens playing rock and country in Florida bars.
He was discovered by Mel Tillis, who encouraged the young guitarist with the vibrato-laden tenor voice to head to Nashville.
I’ll leave the interpretation of that fact to the reader.
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.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. state has long been on my bucket list, so I jumped on the opportunity and opened up my machine learning tool box for another quick weekend project. is, it’s especially difficult to make a road trip that will appeal to everyone.All that was left was to figure out the path that would minimize our time spent driving and maximize our time spent enjoying the landmarks.Motel 6 Ruidoso is located near shopping and dining. Couldn't ask for more professional persons aiming to please. Visit Ruidoso Downs Race Track, Billy The Kid Casino and Ski Apache Ruidoso. Thankfully, the Google Maps API makes this information freely available, so all it took was a short Python script to calculate the distance and time driven for all 2,450 routes between the 50 landmarks.Now with the 2,450 landmark-landmark distances, our next step was to approach the task as a traveling salesman problem: We needed to order the list of landmarks such that the total distance traveled between them is as small as possible if we visited them in order.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.Instead of exhaustively looking at every possible solution, genetic algorithms start with a handful of random solutions and continually tinkers with these solutions — always trying something slightly different from the current solutions and keeping the best ones — until they can’t find a better solution any more. Note: There’s an extra stop in Cleveland to force the route between Vermont and Michigan to stay in the U. Assuming no traffic, this road trip will take about 224 hours (9.33 days) of driving in total, so it’s truly an epic undertaking that will take at least 2-3 months to complete. on this trip, and as an added bonus, you won’t spend too long driving through the endless corn fields of Nebraska.