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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. 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.


    • Rocky Travel
      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.


    • Rocky Travel
      August 20, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

      Jennie, packing light is difficult; we all face the same perpetual issue. We must find a way of packing things that work well for us. 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.


    • Rocky Travel
      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!


    • Rocky Travel Australia
      November 16, 2015 @ 6:11 pm

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


  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.


    • Rocky Travel Australia
      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


  6. Adam
    November 9, 2018 @ 4:51 pm

    Those are some helpful tips! We feel exactly the same way when it comes to having another trip booked as something to look forward to.


  7. Krunal Patel
    December 7, 2018 @ 10:35 am

    Amazing tips for the solo traveller to eliminate weight and concentrate more on the places…


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