Michela is a +50 Italian woman, who has been travelling alone for the past 35 years. 10 years ago she turned her passion into Rocky Travel Blog. As an established travel blogger, her site helps curious solo travellers better plan their trips to Australia and Italy with first-hand tips from an insider. You can also reach out to her Facebook Page, Over 50 Women Travel Solo Group, and you can connect with her on GAFFL.
Why I Travel
I started travelling solo + 30 years ago when I was in my 20's. The main draw was my curiosity for exploring new places. I couldn’t wait for fellow students to join me and started visiting places in the UK, Austria and Germany on my own. I quite enjoyed it and trip after trip, going solo has become my favourite way of travelling for the past 3 and a half decades.
Today I must say that I like to switch from time to time and join a friend or a family member. However, there is nothing that beats the level of freedom and quality of experience that solo travel naturally brings. While in the past the stereotype of being judged as “weird” was quite common, nowadays it is far and wide accepted to venture on a trip on your own. And I can highly recommend it to anyone, no matter what gender, age, it’s never too late to start. BUT, you need to be self-motivated and not see it as something to prove to yourself. Solo travel isn’t for everyone, and if in doubt, start small and see how you go.
I Have Created Long-Lasting Friendships On My Travels
I can tell you that this is one of the perks that we solo travellers get with no effort. As a female solo traveller, you can expect that you get lots of genuine attention and people willing to help you. In my travels I have made countless encounters; some have lasted for a few days or weeks, some have become long-lasting friendships too. But no matter what happens, I have fond memories of all people I meet, and I can tell you that meeting people is one of the most rewarding experiences when travelling alone.