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Michela Fantinel

Michela is a passionate traveller and outdoor enthusiast, who has been travelling solo for +30 years between Australia, Italy, Europe and more countries. She is keen to share her knowledge and best tips to help solo travellers travel more and plan their adventures in a simpler and smarter way. Michela is the founder and editor in chief of Rocky Travel.


  1. Amir @ExperieceClass
    October 7, 2014 @ 4:43 am

    Great tips! And it looked like an awesome trip!

    Some tips to add:
    – Download google maps of where you’re going so you have it available offline, helpful when you find yourself out of signal.

    – Sunscreen and flyspray are essential, a good hat comes in handy as well. Australian fly’s are aggressive and bothersome.


    • Rocky Travel Australia
      October 8, 2014 @ 12:20 am

      Hi Amir, the flyspray is essential. I got bitten by an insect and had to take antihistamine to calm down the swelling! Thanks for adding this tip.


  2. Meck
    October 7, 2014 @ 3:15 pm

    Thanks for the tips! Planning to travel solo to Queensland this december.


  3. Lace Thomas
    January 11, 2016 @ 3:19 am

    I never thought of going on a solo camping. Too afraid to do it, and never thought it to be fun, but the way you said it is just way too tempting. I think I’ll pack up right now. 😀


  4. Paul Volek
    September 7, 2016 @ 4:02 am

    Darwin to Alice Springs was a bucket list trip. The roadhouses were great for cold beer and a shower. 4WD was essential once I left the paved roads. Common brown snakes could be a problem if you’re not paying attention south of Darwin. I’d do it again solo in a heartbeat – maybe Western Australia.


    • Rocky Travel Australia
      September 7, 2016 @ 12:03 pm

      Hi Paul, if you are heading to Western Australia, then you may be interested in crossing the Gibb River Road in the Kimberley, North West Australia. You can start from Kununurra and head west, it’s a long way, but if you have enough 4WD experience, it should be fine. Drive slow, as a flat tyre is common on ungraded dirt roads.


  5. Joanne
    March 10, 2017 @ 2:07 am

    As a solo 53yo female traveller (last year I hiked, hitched rides on motorbikes and camped with Rangers in the Cardamon Mtns in Cambodia for 5 wks) then walked the Balkans (Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia etc) for 10 wks, then Thailand for 2 wks……you do not need to buy bottled water in Australia. The water from taps is suitable to drink anywhere unless it is signed Bore Water (from underground). Bottled water just contributes to landfill and pollution of our beautiful country.


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