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. Emily
    November 28, 2016 @ 5:18 pm

    Single travel really reveals your hidden powers. In Johannesburg it’s quite dangerous for white women to be alone outside even in daytime. Once I found myself in the center alone and had to run away because of the guy who demanded money. I was saved by the woman who was driving nearby… In March I’m going to Australia and I’m happy you called it safe for women. As far as I understand, you also tried couch surfing? I’ve heard it’s the best way to make friends with locals. TripAdvisor is ok, also my friends advised me swap-house.com/host/australia/, now I’m choosing, but I have some concerns about this type of accommodation, what was your experience?


    • rockytravel
      December 6, 2016 @ 11:38 am

      Hi Emily, thanks for stopping by! If you are planning to travel long-term in Australia you could consider house sitting! It’s a great way to stay for free in exchange of house and pet-sitting. You can check out this post: http://www.rockytravel.net/blog/house-sitting-jobs-australia/ – And if you need anything feel free to send me an email. 😉


      • Emily
        December 6, 2016 @ 11:33 pm

        Thank you so much! Very helpful info!


  2. Jane M
    October 1, 2017 @ 8:46 am

    I needed this right now because I’m about to take off on a two-month solo trip of Cambodia and Laos. Usually I travel with my husband but he’s heading to Europe for work so I’m on my own. I wasn’t nervous until people kept telling me how “brave” I am. Am I??? I guess we’ll see soon.

    Jane M


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