Ah, those fonder childhood days of skipping to the shops without a worry in our minds - we remember them well. But thanks to a new tool created by Teehan+Lax Labs, we can now relive those memories from our office desks.

The unofficial tool takes the powers of Google Maps and Street View, then gives them a nifty time-lapse facelift that lets you tear through custom and predetermined routes with ease. It's a true virtual adventure.

Some of the preset journeys are really quite stunning - perfect for giving a little travel inspiration on a dreary day. Go and have a play.

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Via Engadget