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All about Rocky Travel

The founder, Michela

Hi! I’m Michela, the editor and publisher of Rocky Travel, the leading travel site for the Solo Traveller in Australia.

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

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 Travel Planning

The aim of Rocky Travel s to help women over 50 travelling solo.

Over 15 years, I have put together hundreds of destination guides about Australia, Italy and South East 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 from first-hand experience and will show how to plan a trip quickly and hassle-free.

Being well prepared and having everything in place before leaving home, exploring new places and cultures and meeting the locals will be a no-brainer.

On Rocky Travel, you will find hundreds of pages 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 the idea of joining fun adventures with a small group of intelligent and like-minded women over 50, check out my Solo Travel Tours.

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.

What I can do for you?

Over the years, I have been working together with companies and travel brands that match the vision and mission of Rocky Travel. 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 get in touch with 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


+ Corporate / Website Content
+ Copy and SEO Adaptation
+ Translating Services

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.

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