Michela Fantinel

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


  1. Mark
    August 14, 2012 @ 4:54 pm

    Truly helpful article due to currently I’m thinking about hitting the road once again and is always great to find articles talking about this complex issue that may ruin your travel if you don’t know how to pack efficiently your stuffs.


    • rockytravel
      August 20, 2012 @ 6:13 pm

      Hi Mark, packing light is an art and you need to try out lots of things before you find what works for you and what doesn’t. So take the tips and mold them into your own style.


  2. Jennie Binnie
    August 14, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    This is a great article and I think I should follow this. Because whenever I arrange my luggage I always end up bringing more things. -\_- Even if always list the things I need, it would still end up that way.


    • rockytravel
      August 20, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

      Jennie, packing light is not easy, we all go through the same perpetual issue. We must find a way of packing things that works well for ourselves. And along the way we make lots of mistakes. It’s a trial and error process where we learn and become better! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


  3. Malcolm
    August 15, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    “Never pack folded clothes. Learn to pack unfolded clothes on even layers.” Okay, I never thought of that! I’ll definitely do this. It will help me save more space.


    • rockytravel
      August 20, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

      Yes Malcolm, try that out, it really helps! 🙂


  4. Clara Bailey
    November 16, 2015 @ 3:10 pm

    Great advices. I am going to visit Australia next month. I can`t wait. I am going to pack light, too. It is hard task but it is not impossible. You gave me a hope! Thank you for sharing your post! Best regards!


    • rockytravel
      November 16, 2015 @ 6:11 pm

      Hi Clara, glad to hear you liked the post about packing light for Australia! Great for you to be travelling Australia soon! I’m sure you will find your own way of packing in a minimalist way so as to move around freely without the burden of carrying heavy luggage! I know what that means, made lots of mistakes in the past and as you say, it’s a hard task but not impossible to pack light. Enjoy your travels in Oz! 🙂


  5. Jack
    March 26, 2016 @ 11:18 am

    Lesser luggage means more fun for solo travelers. However basic amenities need to be there with you at all times. I used to carry three pairs of shoes however now I realize that even two are good.


    • rockytravel
      October 20, 2016 @ 6:04 pm

      Absolutely! You are so right. It much depends on the planned activities. If you stick to the outdoor and nature and city, then I am sure that 2 pair of shoes will do. If you also add business meetings, leisure time and so on, then youo need to pack more. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


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