Michela Fantinel

Michela is a passionate traveller and outdoor enthusiast, who has been travelling solo around Australia for +13 years, sharing her adventures to help fellow travellers. She is the founder and publisher of Rocky Travel, the smart travel planning guide for the solo traveller.


  1. Sue
    February 27, 2011 @ 1:26 pm

    Hey, my flight was from Frankfurt to Hongkong (12 hours stopover with sightseeing tour) to Melbourne. I had a jetlag (waking up at 4 am) for the next 2 weeks. On the way back I had only 1,5 hours in Hongkong and was really sick of flying when I returned home after 20 hours of flying in 22 hours. When I went to Thailand I decided to fly emirates to split the flight time 2×6 which is better for me than a 10 hour flight. On my way back I stayed for 2 nights to see Dubai. Next time flying to Australia I would definitely split the flight to smaller ones and visit Singapore as you mentioned in the text. Thanks for your post I really enjoyed it!


    • rockytravel
      March 5, 2011 @ 2:17 pm

      Thanks Sue for reporting in your story! Splitting the flight into shorter legs definitely adds more flexibility and relaxation! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂


  2. Charli | Wanderlusters
    July 25, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

    Great tips! We chose to break our initial flight out to Australia with a number of long layovers. We had a lot of time to work with so it was a great option. I’m actually flying back to the UK from Auckland in two weeks and I’ve opted for a direct flight via 2 hours in LAX. I know it is going to be a bore but I’m limited to the amount of time I have to spend visiting relatives at home and so decided to sacrifice lay overs and have more time at home. Wish me luck!


    • rockytravel
      July 26, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

      I can imagine the long flight with only 2 hours in LAX, it can be pretty tiring. At least the lovely get-together waiting for you in Uk will make it easier to put up with the long flight! I wish you a good flight back home, Charli. Good Luck! It was lovely to get to know you here! 🙂


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