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All about Rocky Travel

The founder, Michela

Hi! I’m Michela, the editor and publisher of Rocky Travel, the leading travel site for the Solo Traveller to Australia.

My mission is to help solo travellers, and especially female travellers over 50, become better travellers, travel smartly, more responsibly and in a sustainable way. I do my best to lead an environmental-friendly lifestyle, and also encourage fellow travellers to live and travel in a minimalistic style.

I’m a solo travel addict and have been travelling alone for over 30 years, mainly around Europe, South East Asia, and Australia, which is my favourite place and also the core destination, along with my home country, Italy, of this website.

Travel Planning

The aim of Rocky Travel is to help women travel solo, safely and smartly. Over 10 years I have put together hundreds of destination guides about Australia, Italy and South East Asia that will help you discover the lesser-known sites of these countries n a fun way.  My advice and tips are based on my first-hand experience and they will show how to plan a trip in a simple way, without the hassle of tiring searching online.

When you are well prepared and have everything in place before leaving home, exploring new places and cultures as well as meeting the locals will be a no-brainer. On Rocky Travel you will find hundreds of page, for you to use for free, that show you all the short-cuts to planning a trip like a pro.

If you like to travel alone as a woman with confidence to any place, I can help you remove fears and doubts and start enjoying travel from a different perspective. If you like the idea of going hiking adventure with a small group of smart and like-minded women over 50, check out my Solo Travel Tours.

You can read more about me here or just fill in the contact form below if you want to reach out. I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

How it all started

After +15 years working in corporate life, I felt as if something was missing. As an old saying says: Life begins at the end of your comfort zone

In March 2004, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and venture out in my first epic solo backpacking trip to Australia. It was a life-changing experience that taught me a lot about myself and life. Thanks to what I call the “therapeutic power of travel” I could regain confidence in myself and find my way.

That was only the beginning of a long path. Later on, in 2008, I decided to swap the career of a manager for a less-ordinary life and created this site: Rocky Travel.

As another old saying says: Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead, where there is no path and leave a trail“.

I have itchy feet and can’t stay still. When I’m not working, i.e. sitting behind my computer, I’m walking or cycling in nature, hiking a new trail in the beautiful Dolomites, or exploring new places around the world.

Despite being +50, I like to think of myself as a Baby Boomer at birth, with a Generation X mind and a Millennian spirit.

Want to learn more about m? Here are some curious facts about myself.

What I can do for you?

Over the years, I have been working together with companies and travel brands that match the vision and mission of Rocky Travel. I aim to work with companies and brands that reflect the same spirit and share the same values and align with our ethical and sustainable mission.

I’d love to collaborate on various business opportunities that can amplify our strengths, nurture our skills and maximise the overall potential of a projects

If you would like to inquire about a potential collaboration, feel free to send contact me by filling in the form below with the subject “Collaboration Inquiry”.

Click to read more about all advertising opportunities on Rocky Travel.


How We can Work Together

Content Marketing

+ Editorial Advertising
+ Sponsored Content
+ Social Media Campaigns


+ Corporate / Website Content
+ Copy and SEO Adaptation
+ Translating Services

Brand Ambassadorship

+ Outdoor Brand Ambassadorship
+ Product Review / Endorsement
+ Product Marketing

Destination Marketing

+ Press and Destination Trips
+ Content Creation / Marketing
+ Social Media Promotion


If you would like to discuss a project, a marketing campaign or a new opportunity where we could collaborate, fill in this form and send it to my attention.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you.