Rearview Mirror is a road trip travel blog featuring itineraries, travel tips and city guides from across Europe.

Written by Andrea Anastasakis since 2006, it chronicles her experiences while living in France, Hungary and Albania and her slow travel adventures while location independent.

Andrea specialises in Central Europe and the Balkans. Get in touch on social media if you have any questions.



Rearview Mirror is your starting point for exploring Europe's historic cities, delicious food, scenic landscapes and unique cultures.

Where to Go: Start with my list of Europe's best places to visit. Or browse through my country, seasonal, month-by-month, or themed guides.

Things to Do: Take advantage of my city guides that break down each destination's attractions, local favourites and food specialties.

Neighbourhood Guides: Get an idea of where to stay or book one of my boutique hotel suggestions.

Get started with one of the following Highlights of Europe. These are places I love and highly recommend.

Highlights of Europe


A driving holiday gives you the independence and flexibility to go where you want when you want. You can explore both major attractions and off-the-beaten-path spots at your own pace.

An itinerary can guide you through the planning process, helping you discover where to go, how long to spend at each destination and the time needed for each trip segment, allowing you to make the most out of your time away.

Read my road trip guides for inspiration, practical advice and useful resources. They can be adapted to your preferences to create a personalised itinerary that mixes must-see stops and unique detours.

Keep in mind that you can easily convert these road trips into train travel, a more sustainable and responsible way to travel in Europe.