Tasmania’s jolly Overland Track [video]

“76” is back.

Screen Shot 2014-05-13 at 9.17.30 AMA 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.

IMG_2326Note: I visited Tasmania while part of Tourism Australia’s correspondent program.




About Robert Reid

Robert Reid is a travel writer (Lonely Planet, New York Times, ESPN), travel expert (Today Show, CNN's Headline News), travel videographer (76-Second Travel Show) and travel artist (don't ask).
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4 Responses to Tasmania’s jolly Overland Track [video]

  1. Moments of Triumph (@MomentsTriumph) says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your experience Robert! Great coverage of the Cradle Mountain and Overland Track walk there.

    • Robert Reid says:

      Thanks for watching MoT! Wish I had had more Tasmania time.

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