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. Suzanne (PhilaTravelGirl)
    February 1, 2016 @ 2:33 am

    Love this tips! I’ve traveled to Australia from the U.S. a few times now and it does take a bit of planning. Unfortunately many travel agents prefer to stick folks on a “tour” which makes it so much more expensive. I prefer to go independently and like you said be aware of distances and focus on close areas (my last visit was Melbourne-Sydney-Hobart). The wifi is key also as even with a Starbucks purchases it was limited to twenty minutes! Cheers!


  2. rockytravel
    February 1, 2016 @ 3:41 pm

    Hello Suzanne, great to hear these tips on how to travel on a budget in Australia were useful. Tours in Australia can be good when it’s challenging to see a destination on your own, like remote Outback areas or places where you need special driving skills to get around. Otherwise I believe you can tour Australia on your own everywhere, it does require a bit of work beforehand, like accurate travelling planning help! For free unlimited wi-fi check out Mc Cafe from McDonalds which is great and also most public libraries in Australia offer free wifi. 🙂


  3. Charles McCool
    March 10, 2016 @ 2:11 pm

    Lovely article. I hope to spend an extended amount of time in Australia this year or next and love articles like this. Thank you.


  4. Jade
    April 14, 2016 @ 3:02 am

    We’re planning on moving to Australia next year to work – we have been concerned about the cost though! It’s great to known that there are some cheaper ways to live!


    • rockytravel
      April 14, 2016 @ 11:08 am

      Hi Jade, great to hear about your travel and work plans. While Australia is an expensive country there are truly many ways to lower the cost of living in Oz. Best of luck with your move to Ausralia! 🙂


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