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 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

Top bunk: check out the new look BUNK Surfers Paradise

 June this year saw the refurb, rebrand and reopening of an iconic property in Surfers Paradise after it was also  expanded and upgraded. Sold by Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate […]

Tourism Australia launch new $5 million social media-led campaign to lure backpackers

A cheeky new campaign aimed at bringing more youth travellers to Australia will see a bunch of Aussie ‘larrakins’ visit tourism attractions around the country to show them off. Former […]

Tripfuser brings the share economy to tours

We saw Airbnb disrupt the hotel industry, now a new travel site which allows explorers to create hand-crafted trips, curated specifically to their taste by Local Experts on the ground hopes […]

Sleeping Inn Surfers Paradise wakes up to fresh new look

The legendary Surfers Paradise party hostel, Sleeping Inn, has undergone a complete renovation and management overhaul. The Byte spoke to new General Manager, Kellie Brookes about what to expect at the […]

Clare Police host event to educate backpackers on road safety

Teaching backpackers the unique Australian road rules and communicating the seriousness of it in a fun environment is the prerogative of the Clare Police in far north Queensland. The Clare […]

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