I’m Andrea, the traveller and writer behind Rearview Mirror, a travel blog dedicated to all things travel in Europe.
I’m an Australian from Perth who has been living and travelling in Europe since 1999 with my partner.
I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to live in London, Paris, Montpellier and Budapest.
Since 2012, I’ve been location independent, spending most of my time in Central Europe and the Balkans, working as a travel blogger and creator.
If I had to pick a favourite destination, I’d probably pick my former home, Paris. But I’d consider Albania and Hungary to be the two countries I specialise in, maybe adding Italy to the top 3.
You can find out why I always recommend these destinations by reading the most popular guides on the blog.
If you’re more curious about Western Europe, you might be interested in posts about France and Italy.
For off the beaten path destinations, consider visiting Belarus or Transnistria (maybe not anymore).
Or maybe you’re more interested in storytelling and you’d like to read about the time I had lunch with drug lords in Albania’s most infamous village.
You won’t find many photos of me on the blog but I’ve added a few here to show I really do exist.