Rocky Travel – About Me

Who is behind Rocky Travel?

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Who is behind Rocky Travel

I am Michela, Italian born and raised in Italy. At the age of 20, I started travelling on my own and first visited  UK, Austria and Germany. As a student I simply loved London because of its great music scene, but I could not make up my mind where I wanted to live. Actually Vienna was my first love affair but since I couldn’t find work there as in the 80ies Austria did not belong to EU.

Italy was not my ideal country for career, so after a few years searching for the right place I found Munich quite interesting and in my late tweenties I decided to move and settle down there. Munich is where I spent 12 years of my life.

After a long time working as a sales & project manager I realised corporate life was not my “real thing” and was searching for something new, I needed something different into my life.

As an old sayings says

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone

In March 2004 I decided to step out of my box and venture out to travelling Australia solo with my backpack. In a few months I prepared my first long solo travel trip to discover the other side of the world.

It was one of the best experiences in my life. Thanks to what I call the “therapeutic power of travel” I could regain confidence in myself and find my own way. But this was just the beginning of my love affair with Australia.


I was keen to go on long break again and 4 years later in 2008 I finally made the decision to leave my job and hit the road for 3 months. I had a big desire to press on the button RESET, fully unwind and start my life with a different perspective. I knew the job I was doing for over 15 years belonged to the past and my second trip to Australia was going to mark the beginning of a new life cycle.

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”~ Muriel Strode

Travelling to me means learning more about myself than just holidaying. Travel is an integral part of a deeper personal development process. It contributes to enrich my life both spiritually and mentally. Moreover it gives me the chance to learn more about others and see the world from different perspectives. First and foremost travel means freedom to me.

Travel makes you richer

This is how it all started, while I was in Australia on my second trip in 2008 one day on a day trip to the Adelaide hills, I just thought how can I keep this travel experience alive? How can I share my love for Australia with other fellow travellers? How can I help other women discover the benefits of travelling alone?

This is how Rocky Travel was born. A travel website about Australia to share my travel experience and help you make of your travels in Australia a memorable experience.

When I first visited Australia in 2004, I soon fell in love with the richness of its unique environment, the friendly Australian people and their easygoing and relaxed lifestyle. I found the Australian Culture and the Australian Lifestyle  very much different from the frantic lifestyle we have in Europe. Since then my Love for Australia makes me going back to explore more and more of this fascinating remote country.

“Travel and change of Place impart vigor to the mind” ~ Seneca

Michela on Solo Trip on Kangaroo Island

One thing that most impressed me is the feeling of freedom and lightness that  reigns everywhere, in the outback, in the countyside, in the vibrant cities.  And this is something I very much appreciate when I travel alone. f you love  freedom, unspoilt  nature, then Australia will offer you unique travel destinations with stunning places, lots of adventure opportunities along with fun lovely local people.

On Rocky Travel you will find lots of travel ideas, travel tips, useful and practical information put it in an easy form to help you better planning, and organizing your trip to Australia. This will save you long hours of searching online.

This website is for people who love to travel Australia independently, don’t want to spend a fortune, and want to get the best value deals for their money. It has a special focus on Female Solo Travel. But it is also a great resource for independent travellers who love to travel with a travel companion.

I have been travelling alone for over 25 years and Australia is my preferred destination as a solo woman. I think Australia is the ideal destination for first time travellers and especially for Single Travellers.

Here you can read more about why I fell in love with Australia how my  Love Affair with Australia has evolved.

“It’s beautiful to be alone. To be alone does not mean to be alone. It means the mind is not influenced and contaminated by society.”

Travelling Solo Australia

If you to learn how to travel independently Australia and make of your Australia Trip a unique experience, RockyTravel helps you travel Australia with confidence, gives you tools to maximize your time by 200% and save up to 1500AUD.


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