“76” is back.
A few years ago, I created the 76-Second Travel Show with a box of crayons and a FlipCam (and plenty of mistakes I’m willing to share). It grew a bit more involved over the course of half-a-hundred episodes (ie subjects like Billy Joel and Monopoly). But, for whatever reason, it remains one of my more successful creations. Perhaps because I dared to call it a “show”?
I stopped doing it three years ago when things got too busy, but now I’m bringing it back, dag nabbit. Each month I’ll create a new video, exactly 76 seconds in length (for a change), with a bonus “baker’s dozen” 13th episode to appear somewhere each year. Just to keep you paying attention.
This episode (number 54 if you’re keeping track) asks this: why do we walk?
In it, I connect four million years of human’s bipedal history with Tasmania’s Overland Track, a rewarding six-day hike across the center of “Down Under’s Down Under” — a heart-shaped island that dots the Australian exclamation point.
Note: I visited Tasmania while part of Tourism Australia’s correspondent program.