Drivelapse USA: The Great American Road Trip In Five Minutes, Fifteen Seconds

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Americans may no longer be as completely obsessed with road travel as they once were, but for first-time visitors to the USA, a round-the-nation roadtrip is always the ultimate fantasy. And really, what better way is there to appreciate the great expanse and diversity of this great nation than by car? Luckily for those of us without the time, money or reliable transportation to discover America by highway, we can now get a taste of the magic in an internet-attention-span-friendly morsel: five minutes, fifteen seconds. Someone named Bryan DeFrees condensed a 12,225 mile-long road trip in a giant loop across the US into this film, making one of life’s epic adventures available from your desk or smartphone. Warning: Video may cause sudden desire to “hit the road”…

[via: Laughing Squid]

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  • Brettc Brettc on Nov 16, 2011

    Good thing I'm not epileptic because I can imagine that video inducing seizures. Annoyed that he didn't go to any NE states because there's some nice scenery in Maine/NH/VT. Although skipping Mass. is probably smart since it's just construction and impatient Massholes on the roads.

  • Geggamoya Geggamoya on Nov 16, 2011

    Dammit, this video does nothing to diminish my desire to just drive around Europe for a month of two. Decided as a kid to do it with a bike and tent, now it has to be car & hotel so significantly more expensive.. Now i also want to reread On the Road.

  • Clutchrider Clutchrider on Nov 16, 2011

    Entertaining, but he missed an entire region! He swoops through Pennsyltucky to NYC but couldn't go from PA-NY-VT-NH-ME-MA-CT then to NYC? Way to skip through New England.

  • Eldard Eldard on Nov 16, 2011

    How glorious it must be to take a road trip in a Range Rover or S-class.

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    • IDANECK IDANECK on Nov 16, 2011

      @IDANECK Understandable... but see, alot of the roads I favor are only labeled "improved" and the long-travel suspension soaks up the surface rather well, combined with a low COG and a narrow body give good manueverability. 8-12 hr stints in the Outback have never given me discomfort, but seats and interior room are very subjective. Can't say the same for the Acura though.