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

Kangaroo population jumps at Yankalilla school, creating potential risk to students

A South Australian school is warning students, parents and staff about the risk posed by kangaroos on school grounds after two were recently spotted boxing on the oval. Key points: […]

What we know about Adani’s Carmichael coal mine project

RAdani’s Carmichael coal mine looms as a federal election issue after the miner was granted a contentious eleventh-hour environmental approval by the Morrison Government in April.  That takes Adani another step […]

Grampians National Park becomes battleground as rock climbers banned to protect Aboriginal art

One of Australia’s most beautiful national parks has become the backdrop of an ugly battle. Key points: About a third of the Grampians National Park closed to climbers in MarchParks […]

Aboriginal cultural experiences to lead new tourism strategy in the Northern Territory

Thousands of years before the first stone was cut for the Pyramids of Giza or Olympians competed on the tracks of ancient Greece, Jamie Brooks‘s ancestors were painting rocks near […]

What is Australia Inc? The new message to WHM from TA

WHAT IS AUSTRALIA INC.? ( Tourism Australia’s message to potential Working Holiday Makers). Australian Inc. of course is not a real company but rather a conduit to the (already existing) jobs and experiences offered […]

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