Welcome to Rear View Mirror

The road trip travel blog.

Welcome to the Rear View Mirror travel blog newsletter where I discuss all things travel in Europe. If you’re new to the blog, I’m an Australian who fell in love with France on a backpacking trip in 1995 and then moved to Paris in 1999. I subsequently fell in love with an Albanian/Brit who shared my love of travel and we lived together in London, Montpellier, Paris again and then Budapest. After becoming a full-time travel blogger in 2012, I was location independent so we decided to travel slowly around Europe, mostly in Central Europe and the Balkans.

Then COVID killed my travel blog. My travelling days are over (for now) and I’m currently living in Melbourne. I took 2020 off from writing but now in 2021, I’m looking to restart with a focus on ‘fantasy road trips’ and storytelling. Hopefully, we’ll be able to safely travel again in 2022 but we’ll see.

I would like to develop more of a community around the blog which is why I’ve moved to Substack as my email provider. It works like a regular newsletter, you’ll get notified each time I post, but there is also an online version which includes comments and discussion threads. It’s here where we can discuss future travel plans, trips we’ve taken or ask questions about travelling in Europe.

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