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Michela Fantinel

Michela is a passionate traveller and outdoor enthusiast, who has been travelling solo for +30 years between Australia, Italy, Europe and more countries. She is keen to share her knowledge and best tips to help solo travellers travel more and plan their adventures in a simpler and smarter way. Michela is the founder and editor in chief of Rocky Travel.


  1. Sreekar
    March 3, 2018 @ 11:45 am

    Ever since I saw Braveheart and Got and their filming locations, Ireland keeps popping up so many times. Always wanted to check out the eerie Giant’s Causeway the most! Great tips too!


  2. Helene
    March 3, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

    Ireland is definitely one of my favorite countries! This makes me want to go back!


  3. Mei and Kerstin
    March 3, 2018 @ 4:22 pm

    Ireland’s pretty high on our bucket list since we both love staying in old castles, and visiting archaeological sites (well, no surprise since I’m an archaeologist. :D). We would love to rent a car and tour parts of the country on our own, but the only problem is that none of us would want to drive on the left side. So perhaps we’ll choose a guided tour after all. Thank you for sharing the places you love! We’ll pin this for later. 🙂


    • rockytravel
      March 4, 2018 @ 2:06 pm

      I think road tripping is the way to go in Ireland. Driving on the left is something I learnt from my solo travels in Australia. At the beginning I was scared and thought I didn’t like it. It’s pretty much straight forward in towns and cities, you cannot do anything wrong, you just follow the traffic. It may become an issue when you drive in the Outback or in remote areas just because your brain is programmed for the right side and you automatically tend to go on the right. But once you get used to it is pretty much the same. I would suggest you hire an automatic car, that will help a lot. Automatic drive help you keep your hands on the steering wheel, thus you are not distracted and feel more relaxed while driving. As for tour in Ireland, it may be a good idea actually, I’m thinking of doing the same. On the first trip it gives you an overview of what the country is like and saves you the trip planning too! Thanks for stopping by.


  4. Claire
    March 3, 2018 @ 5:08 pm

    I still can’t believe I’ve not been to Ireland, even though I’m from England!! It is something I really have to change. The Cliffs of Moher and the Giant’s Causeway have been on my bucketlist forever! I just have to book a trip now!


    • rockytravel
      March 4, 2018 @ 1:55 pm

      Hi Claire, I share your feelings. Ireland has been on my bucket list for ever. Maybe by writing about it, I will make it happen soon. 🙂


  5. Danik
    March 3, 2018 @ 6:13 pm

    I love Ireland especially after checking out Killarney and Limerick last Autumn. Beautiful running and hiking places for me but I love the rugged coastline. So beautiful!


  6. Jenn and Ed Coleman
    March 4, 2018 @ 1:02 pm

    This was a beautiful and well paced article. I love how you kept the facts flowing while giving me usable information to actually go to Ireland. I would love to visit the Giant’s Causeway and the Ring of Kerry, those have been on my list for a long time. You added staying at Trim Castle. That seems completely magical.


    • rockytravel
      March 4, 2018 @ 1:57 pm

      Thank you Jenn and Ed. Glad you enjoyed my article about Ireland. 🙂


  7. Anne
    March 4, 2018 @ 4:16 pm

    On the Wild Atlantic way there is an island called Inchydoney which I would also recommend. It has stunning beaches where people surf in the evening and the hotel there has the most amazing spa and restaurant. Worth a detour


  8. Simon
    March 5, 2018 @ 11:21 am

    A lot of great options. There are many places on the list that I would definitely like to check out. Those include the Wild Atlantic Way, the Giant’s Casuaway, Glendalough and some of the castles and pubs of course. I must admit Ireland seems like a great place to visit. Love that there’s a variety of things to do and see.


  9. Megan Jerrard
    March 6, 2018 @ 2:04 am

    Ireland is one of those destinations which I instantly fell in love with, and totally agree that road tripping along the Wild Atlantic Way is one of the most incredible reasons to tour here. One of the best road trips we’ve taken, I swear this is the most stunning coastal scenery in the world 🙂 CIE Tours are incredible – my first trip to Ireland was on a bus tour, and I had a fabulous time 🙂


  10. Suruchi
    March 6, 2018 @ 5:22 pm

    Ireland is one such destination which tops our list. Hopefully, we make it this year or by next year. The Giant’s Causeway, castles, road tripping everything is so attractive. Your pictures are just amazing. Staying at Trim Castle, that would be something extraordinary.


  11. Lucy
    March 6, 2018 @ 9:11 pm

    I love Ireland and reading this article has taken me back. I haven’t seen everything though and really want to return to see the Giants Causeway, it looks so beautiful.


  12. Peter Parker
    March 8, 2018 @ 7:36 am

    Ireland is wonderful and peaceful place to travel.Love reading your blog.Pictures are good.Road trip in Ireland would be amazing experience.I would definitely visit here in my coming vacations.Thanks for the post.Keep sharing.


  13. Christina
    March 18, 2018 @ 2:52 am

    I leave for Ireland in 10 days! This post has me so excited!


  14. Laura Leon
    May 23, 2018 @ 5:41 am

    We see the scenery on TV and in movies scenes of Ireland and have a preconception of what it is before go. Now its really so much interesting that all are found in your article all is well to visit Ireland. I Had a wish to gonna there. So last month i had an opportunity to went there. These islands are a hidden gem located off the west coast of Ireland. They are not as of yet a hot tourist attraction but they really should be. I was lucky enough to spend a day and a half on Inishmore which is the largest of the three islands. It is that and so much more! Traveling down the country roads in Galway you see the sheep wandering along the road and yes, they do have the right of way there. I can honestly say there is not one part of Ireland that is more beautiful than the other. It something that everyone must go and experience for themselves.


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