I’m Andrea, the creator behind Rear View Mirror, a travel blog dedicated to all things travel in Europe.
I’m an Aussie from Perth who has been living and travelling in Europe since 2000 with my British/Albanian partner. I’ve lived in London, Paris, Montpellier and Budapest with exploring the streets of Paris being the thing I miss most.
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. It’s the freedom which draws me to this lifestyle, being able to pick up and go somewhere new on a moment’s notice, although I am known to complain about how exhausting it is living out of a suitcase!
I would describe myself as an enthusiast photographer and travel writer, rather than a professional.
I’ve come to love (well, not hate so much) getting up for sunrise to capture that beautiful light, and I’m always grateful for the positive feedback I get from my city guides and road trip itineraries, knowing how much time time and detail I put into creating them.
Two countries I specialise in are Albania and Hungary. 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.
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.
There’s plenty more on the blog, so please browse the archives and if you have any questions.
For even more travel inspiration, start with the most popular posts on Rear View Mirror.
- The Cheapest Countries in Europe in 2019
- Kotor: The Most Beautiful View in the Balkans
- How to Visit 13 Cities in 7 Countries over 21 Days Without Burning Out
- Gdansk Neighbourhood Guide
- French Riviera Road Trip
- Brussels Self-Guided Food Tour
- Vienna Specialty Coffee Guide
- The Best Christmas Markets in Central Europe
- Snapshots of Prague
- Best Travel Books of 2019