Author's Profile

Alex Harmon

Alex Harmon is the former Editor of TNT Downunder and Backpacker Trade News. She left in 2013 to become the Editor in Chief of travel start-up – The Escape Lounge, which merged with hotel booking site Check-in.com.au in 2014.

She is now the Deputy Editor of Practical Parenting Magazine where she often writes about travel with kids – in particular her 9 month old son. Plus does freelance travel writing here at The Byte.

She has travelled extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and Europe – and brings with her a wealth of knowledge and insight into the backpacking and youth tourism sector.

In her spare time, Alex enjoys surfing, reading, dining out and blogging about food. Follow her adventures on Instagram at @harmon_sandiego

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Recent Articles

Power to the people: postcode change a win for farmers

What’s in a number? A lot if you’re a farmer in regional Australia crying out for seasonal workers. We recently published a story on the farmers of Mount Binga, Queensland lobbying for […]

The biggest changes I’ve discovered in my old friend Byron

The year was 2000, we had just survived the threat of “Y2K”, I was fresh out of school and a friend and I decided to head up the east coast […]

5 signs you know you are a Xennial backpacker (a what backpacker?)

If you don’t feel like you belong to the Gen Y or Gen X crowd but definitely feel too old to be a space-cadet Millennial, chances are you are somewhere […]

How a postcode glitch means farmers are turning backpackers away

For backpackers trying to obtain a second year work visa, the numbers are very important. The hours, the dates, and especially the (regional) postcode. One remote farming area in southern […]

Safety concerns of millennial backpackers

As a backpacker back in “my day”, my safety concerns were mostly just the threat of someone in my hostel stealing my Nokia 3310 that I used solely for text […]

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