Skip to content

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. 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!


    • Rocky Travel
      March 5, 2011 @ 2:17 pm

      Thanks, Sue, for reporting your story! Splitting the flight into shorter legs 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!


    • Rocky Travel
      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!


  3. Deah
    January 30, 2019 @ 4:21 am

    We just had a long layover in Mumbai, and while we didn’t need a visa because our layover was less than 12 hours, they made us wait in a tiny transit lounge with no amenities for five hours until they would give us our next boarding pass. By that point we only had two more hours to wait for our flight. So just be aware that some airports will make you wait in a transit lounge- we had been hoping to get to a Club Lounge and had our pass, but that didn’t work out.


  4. Steller John
    October 11, 2023 @ 10:06 am

    Connecting flights can be both a time-saver and a bit stressful. Make sure to check the layover time – enough for customs and security, grab a snack, and stretch your legs. Keep important documents and essentials in your carry-on. If you miss a connection, don’t panic – the airline usually assists with alternative arrangements.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *