The GoPro is a great action camera, but it also is a great touring camera to capture video from your road trip.
We took a vacation to Northern California to see the coastal Redwood groves. With the 170 degree view, the GoPro HD Hero 2 Motorsport Edition was up to the task. It did a pretty good job of capturing detail, even at 70 mph mounted to the top of my Subaru Forester. It also survived a fall from a moving train at 20 mph with hardly a scratch. It just kept doing time-lapse until the battery finally died. :-) Note to self... Use a tether next time in case the suction cup comes loose. It was nice to just shoot video or time-lapse while I was driving or sitting as a passenger while my wife drove, so I could concentrate on driving or viewing the beautiful giant trees. It was a very humbling experience. We are like ants walking in the grass.
Music: William Tell Overture composed by Gioachio Rossini
Performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra