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. David
    December 12, 2013 @ 6:25 am

    I started traveling solo last year and you were right with your article called, “The inner-outer game of travelling alone Australia”. I got out from my comfort zone and started backpacking abroad. It’s a fun experience coz I get to meet new people from around the world. Keep writing Rockytravel, you’re inspiring a lot of newbies like me.


    • rockytravel
      December 12, 2013 @ 9:50 pm

      Hi David, nice to read about your experience! I am flattered to be an inspiration for you! Keep enjoying life and your solo travels 🙂


  2. Melissa Robinson
    August 4, 2014 @ 6:15 am

    So happy to have found your site! Am in the throes of planning some solo Australia travel in the next months from the USA. Itinerary is challenging in such a huge country, and I may have to give up WA this first time around, although am dying to see Cape Le Grande NP, Perth and Esperance. Well, whatever I see, I’m sure it will be amazing. Will do some small group touring, some alone travel, and meet cousins in Melbourne and a friend in Brisbane to break things up a bit. Looking forward to Uluru/Outback camping most of all!


    • Michela of Rocky Travel Blog
      October 20, 2014 @ 5:15 am

      Hi Melissa, I hope in the meantime you have come over to Australia! Would love to hear your story! Get in touch with me if you need anything!


  3. Karen Johnson
    October 15, 2014 @ 5:25 pm


    I just wanted to thank you for your website! I travelled to Oz on a standby ticket via Hong Kong and had the most amazing time in Syndey for a little over a month. What is it about Oz? I was drawn to it for years, but could never find anyone to go with… then my son in law worked for Virgin and my daughter who knew I had allways wanted to go, got me a standby ticket, so between you and her I got the confidence at 55 and set off to the ofther side of the world on myI own! I loved every minute of it. I stayed at the university halls – this was a very cheap and comfortable solution for me. I am now planning my next trip. It is just so easy to get round and the people are so friendly… I got an amazing deal with the multipasses on the transportaion and came back home with loads of money!

    I am hooked! Thank you so much for your blog and book = this was true inspiration for me, I never want to travel with anyone again. I get up early and go to bed early too, so the the Oz daylight hours suited me a treat.

    Hugs and kisses to you and keep up the good work!


  4. Michela of Rocky Travel Blog
    October 20, 2014 @ 5:18 am

    Hi Karen, I am so happy to hear my Rocky Travel Blog has helped you and the ebook was an inspiration. I’d love to get a feedback about the book, if you can, please get back to me via email. Thanks 🙂
    Happy Travels in Australia!


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