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about Rocky Travel 

The founder, Michela

Hi! I’m Michela, the editor and publisher of Rocky Travel, a travel website about solo travel over 50 and thoughtful travel tips and planning help for Australia and Italy.

My mission is to help solo travellers, especially female travellers over 50, become better and travel consciously, responsibly and more sustainably. I do my best to lead an environmentally friendly lifestyle and encourage fellow travellers to live and travel in a minimalistic way.

I’m a solo travel addict and have been travelling alone for over 30 years, mainly around Europe, South East Asia, and Australia, my favourite place and core destination, along with my home country, Italy, of this website.

Smart Solo Travel Over 50

Rocky Travel helps women over 50 travel solo.

Over the past 15 years, I have put together hundreds of destination guides about Australia, Italy, and Southeast Asia that will help you explore the lesser-known sites of these countries in a fun, intelligent, and safe way.

My advice and tips are based on first-hand experience and will show you how to plan a trip quickly and hassle-free. It will be a no-brainer to be well prepared and have everything in place before leaving home, exploring new places and cultures, and meeting the locals.

On Rocky Travel, you will find hundreds of free guides that show you all the shortcuts to planning a trip like a pro.

If you like to travel alone as a woman with the confidence to any place, I can help you remove fears and doubts and start enjoying travel from a different perspective.

If you like joining fun adventures with a small group of intelligent and like-minded women over 50, check out my Small Group Trips For Singles Over 50.

How it all started

After +15 years of working in corporate life, I felt something was missing. As an old saying says: strong>Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

In March 2004, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and venture into my first epic solo backpacking trip to Australia. It was a life-changing experience that taught me much about myself and life. Thanks to what I call the “therapeutic power of travel” I could regain confidence in myself and find my way.

That was only the beginning of a long path. Later on, in 2008, I decided to swap a manager’s career for a less-ordinary life and created this site: Rocky Travel.

As another old saying says:”Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail“.

I have itchy feet and can’t stay still. When I’m not working, i.e. sitting behind my computer, I’m walking or cycling in nature, hiking a new trail in the beautiful Dolomites, or exploring new places around the world.

Despite being +50, I think of myself as a Baby Boomer at birth, with a Generation X mind and a Millennian spirit.“.

That’s why in 2020, I dove into a self-growth path that led to embracing coaching training; in Feb 2021, Magic Fifty online coaching services to help women over 50 improve their lives.

Want to learn more about me? Here are some curious facts about myself.

How can we work together?

Over the years, I have worked with companies and travel brands that match Rocky Travel’s vision and mission. I aim to work with companies and brands that reflect the same spirit, share the same values, and align with our ethical and sustainable mission.

I’d love to collaborate on various business opportunities that can amplify our strengths, nurture our skills and maximise the overall potential of projects.
If you would like to inquire about a potential collaboration, please contact me by filling in the form below with the subject “Collaboration Inquiry”.

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How We can Work Together

Content Marketing

+ Editorial Advertising
+ Sponsored Content
+ Social Media Campaigns

Brand Ambassadorship

+ Outdoor Brand Ambassadorship
+ Product Review / Endorsement
+ Product Marketing

Destination Marketing

+ Press and Destination Trips
+ Content Creation / Marketing
+ Social Media Promotion


If you would like to discuss a project, a marketing campaign or a new opportunity where we could collaborate, fill in this form and send it to my attention.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you.