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Michela Fantinel

Michela is a passionate traveller and outdoor enthusiast who has travelled solo for +35 years between Italy, Australia, South East Asia and more countries. Through her adventures and knowledge, she has been inspiring and helping women over 50 to travel solo and independently. Michela is the founder and editor-in-chief of Rocky Travel & Tours For Over 50.


  1. Suzanne
    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. Rocky Travel
    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!


    • Rocky Travel
      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! 🙂


  5. David Fendavis
    December 13, 2018 @ 1:05 pm

    This is really eye opening for people traveling to Australia. Thanks to the author for sharing this. It is a very informative blog indeed. When I stayed in UK for several years; blogs like these really helped in knowing the reality of a place. It helped me in making my budget and planning for travel. Similarly; this content will also help people in making plans before traveling to Australia.
    I now help people with their immigration needs such as Visas, PR etc. Tropical Immigration is my business based in Sydney and I would be glad in helping.
    Thanks again to the author for sharing this.


  6. Jan Stone
    August 29, 2019 @ 11:56 pm

    Why pay for drinking water? If you are travelling in a vehicle, buy a 5 litre and a 10 litre container and fill it up at caravan parks. You can also fill your small drinking bottle in most places in Australia. In some remote areas the water is not drinkable and there will be a sign to warn you. Recently in remote Western Australia we stayed at a national park which clearly stated do not drink the water without boiling first. We still used it for washing our dishes and even cleaning our teeth without a problem. Most major cities and country towns in Australia have safe drinking water,unless otherwise stated. Don’t pay for iit!


  7. Greg
    January 8, 2022 @ 11:38 am

    Through many ways, such things can be explained, and it is one of them. People find it difficult to get in touch with an agent in this location. Here are some ways which can help in this matter. This does require a long thought process


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