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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. Cndemi
    June 5, 2017 @ 12:28 pm

    Hoping and trusting to visit Australia before this year ends!


    • rockytravel
      June 10, 2017 @ 3:52 pm

      I hope you can visit Australia soon! You can get the free chapter of the book for free!


  2. Mary Joyce
    June 6, 2017 @ 6:18 pm

    Great tips you got here. And I totally agree with you that planning is an essential element if you want to travel successfully on a shoe-string budget.


  3. Gordon
    June 9, 2017 @ 10:37 am

    Exactly what I was looking for. We are off to Australia later this year for the first time so thanks for the tips.


  4. Bryan Kelvin
    June 15, 2017 @ 10:12 am

    This is the most comprehensive and informative travel article I have ever seen. Fabulous job! You haven’t missed a thing.


    • rockytravel
      June 24, 2017 @ 4:46 pm

      Thanks Bryan! Glad you liked my guide on how to travel around Australia! 🙂


  5. Glen - Eastcoast Sailing
    June 19, 2017 @ 2:04 pm

    Awesome tips, Michela. I agree on not doing extra research. If possible, have everything planned and stick to it so you don’t need to waste some time doing research on where to dine, etc. I bet your book would be very helpful for those planning to travel around Australia.


  6. Richard
    June 24, 2017 @ 3:04 am

    What a great article and tips for Visiting Australia. Extra research is always the best way to plan trips. I like to know everything about any country I visit including history. This is helpful especially if you are visiting a country with a different culture, knowing the history can explain that culture, and avoid any cultural faux pas.

    Australia is a beautiful country (my home) and we love showing the new visitors what we have to offer. From amazing beaches to the vast inland deserts. As the well know poem says “I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains”

    We love your blog and have included you in the Best Female Travel Bloggers.


    • Stephen Robert
      April 11, 2018 @ 1:26 pm

      This is a great blog very helpful for me! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge.


  7. rockytravel
    October 10, 2017 @ 3:22 pm

    Thanks Richard for stopping by and the shout-out on your top10 travel, much appreciated. I’ve shared it! 🙂


  8. Andy
    April 13, 2018 @ 10:58 pm

    Great tips Michela! Any thoughts on our initial plan? The-big-trip-aussie-aussie-aussie-part-1


  9. Mukul
    April 20, 2018 @ 1:20 pm

    Hi Rocky Travel, this is a great article! Helpful for my trip to Australia. Keep updating more about Australia trip plan and destinations where i want to visit.


  10. James
    January 2, 2021 @ 1:04 pm

    Michela, these are great tips! Thanks for doing your research and writing this article! I’ve always traveled only on tourist tours. And last year I wanted to organize a trip myself. It’s great that you can plan your own route, choose the place where you want to stay, and the prices that you like. I used to feel a little discomfort communicating with tour operators, as I asked a lot of questions and it seemed to me that I annoy the tour operators. Your advice will be very useful to me. I am just planning my next trip with my family. Do you have any articles on traveling with pets? Best regards, James.


  11. Anne-Marie
    November 14, 2021 @ 10:48 am

    We are going to Australia next year so this is just what I was searching for. I think I will also invest in your Australia Guidebook.


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