Author's Profile

Mike Barrow
Mike arrived in Sydney in 1989 as a typical British backpacker with $17 and one phone number. He also decided Sydney was paradise living in a three bedroom unit with 17 other backpackers. He eventually managed to get a proper job in a small backpacking publishing company. After spending four years trying to get residency, Mike finally 'got in' and set up his own company, Travel Maps Australia in 1993. In 2000 the Company rebranded to THE WORD and in 2014 started The Byte. Mike lives in Sydney's northern beaches, keeps fit and healthy and wouldn't live anywhere else.

Recent Articles

Lure of the Outback for adventure and opportunity leads to living in the middle of the desert

Moving to one of the most remote communities in Australia might not be for everyone, but it provides special opportunities for those who do. For some, the lure of camaraderie, a […]

Q&A with Alex de Waal from CEO of Greyhound

1. How has your transition been coming from TTNQ to CEO of Greyhound? I loved working at the coal face of one of Australia’s leading regional communities. The Cairns community […]

Uluru climbs banned by National Park board from 2019

Climbing Uluru is set to be a thing of the past after the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Board decided unanimously to ban the activity, starting in 2019. How would a ban […]

Canberra named in world’s top 10 cities to visit in 2018

Bill Bryson, a famous travel book writer, stated in his bestseller ‘Down Under’ about his travels in Australia, that Canberra is on the ‘tick list’ as one of the must […]

Ocean Rafting 20 years and still quacking!

Ocean Rafting celebrated 20 years of operation on Friday night at a fun filled party held at the company’s home base at Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach, Whitsundays. Following the […]

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