Launceston: Tasmania’s other city


Most people know by now of the Tasmanian capital, Hobart — a port town on the island’s southern coast and home to MONA, a “game-changing” art museum reached by ferry. What about Tasmania’s other city, its rival to the north Launceston? Recently I had a day there, en route to the six-day Overland Track (featured in the 76-Second Travel Show), and found Launceston … Read on

Defending trig: the center of Tasmania


Give me a map, and I can plan a lifetime of trips. Recently, during a six-day walk on Tasmania’s Overland Track (the basis for this video on walking), I rested my knees one evening by studying detailed map of the heart-shaped island off the southwestern coast of Australia. I looked at the names of tiny towns, rivers and lakes, and also unexpected swerves … Read on

Tasmania’s jolly Overland Track [video]


“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 … Read on