Take a trip through the Americas with two amazing time-lapse videos

(CBS News) Summer is officially over now, but that doesn't mean we can't still take one last trip through the Americas vicariously through the use of some amazing time-lapse videos. We start things off in North America with a beautiful look at the Pacific Northwest in the video above.

The stunningly beautiful portrait of the region entitled "Purely Pacific Northwest" was posted by Vimeo user John Eklund who writes:

I am a photographer from Portland, Oregon. I want to share the beautiful NW region through my eyes with time-lapse photography.

I choose to shoot locations that appeal to the way I would like to interpret the story of time. Here in the Pacific Northwest, there are endless opportunities to document the magnificence of the world around us. I have discovered that when time is the storyteller, a special kind of truth emerges.

Various locations include ... Mt. Shuksan, Crater Lake, Mt. Bachelor, Mount St. Helens, Oregon's Badlands, Painted Hills, Cape Kiwanda, Mt. Hood, Lost lake, and Cannon Beach

Next up, we shift from the natural to the more urban, and move from North America to South America.  Check out "A day in Rio De Janeiro" by Vimeo user Joe Simon Films below and take in some tranquility in a wonderful city by the sea. I hope you all made sure to bring your passport!

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