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

British backpacker is strumming up business for the Sunshine Coast

A song by British singer-songwriter Dan Horne has become the theme song of a new Visit Sunshine Coast advertising campaign. Dan, who know calls Alexandra Headland on the Sunny Coast home, wrote […]

Ross Lardner YHA; from mountains to alps with a long stop at the Opera

This week The Byte had a chat to the departing Manager of Sydney Harbour YHA, Ross Lardner. He talks about his time at Sydney Harbour, his next move and the […]

Grandfather of sharing economy is breathing new life into forgotten Australian towns

It might be the ‘grandfather’ of the sharing economy, but Couchsurfing is shining a much-needed light on tourism blackspots in regional Australia. Couchsurfing International Inc. has been around since 2004 and […]

“I feared for my safety working for Harvest Solutions,” reveals backpacker

Sarah*, 24, from the US, speaks to The Byte about her harrowing experiences doing farm work with ‘Harvest Solutions (previously Elite Harvesting)’, in the hope of warning others … “I […]

Port Douglas is thrilled about visa reforms, but could they be better?

For the first time, Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462) holders, who work for three months in Northern Australia, in tourism and hospitality, will be eligible for a second Work and […]

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