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

Has Sydney lost its soul?

Sydney is a city that has „lost its soul”, „ruined” by over-development, expensive real estate, and poker machines.That’s according to Sydneysiders responding to academic Rohan Miller’s recent description of the […]

Wicked Campers in the news…. again

A South Australian Labor MP will push for Wicked Campers with “sexist” and “racist” slogans to be banned in the state. Key points: Wicked Campers vans have already prompted law […]

South Australia social media campaign to keep tourists safe

SA Police launch social media campaign to keep tourists safe following Salt Creek crime Police are using a new social media initiative to avoid a repeat of the Salt Creek […]

Increase to age limit for Canadians and Irish heading downunder

From 05/11/18, the age limit for Irish and Canadian citizens wanting to spend a year working and travelling in Australia will increase by five years – from 30 to 35 […]

Exciting new changes for WHV

Federal Government announcement on 5 November 2018 with initiatives to encourage more Working Holiday Makers to visit Australia under reciprocal cultural exchange schemes. The reforms announced today include: Working Holiday […]

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