Hello, and welcome to my travel blog!

Birgit is a full-time journalist and comms specialist, and part-time travel blogger. If travel were free, you'd never see her again. Until then (hope springs eternal!) she blogs about her travel adventures at www.GrooveisintheHeart.co.za
My profile pic was inspired by the poster for Amélie – a magical French movie that everyone should watch.

I’ve created this space to share some of my favourite travel experiences. The travel bug first bit me when I was a teen and discovered my mom’s amazing travel books. Since then, I have been very fortunate to travel to 34 countries and counting. Whether it’s through work, studies or hard-earned savings, I will always find a way to my next travel adventure. I love to learn more about new destinations, cultures, history and people, and am always keen to hear other people’s travel stories.

So, what do I do when I’m not travelling?

I live in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa, with my husband and two gorgeous dachshund children, and work full-time as digital journalist, web editor and communications specialist. In my previous career life, I was an opera singer, but nowadays I enjoy music as a hobby and use my free time to explore the Mother City or dream up my next travel adventure. It’s a busy lifestyle but I blog whenever I get a chance!

(Curious to learn even more about me? Check out this post which includes 10 random facts about myself and Born to travel: blame it on my genes.)

If my blog’s name immediately made you think of the cool song by Deee-Lite, a special welcome to you, kindred spirit – you must also be a child of the ’80s? Travel is the one thing that’s guaranteed to make my heart sing and dance for joy, so I couldn’t think of a more appropriate name for my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by. May my travel posts inspire you to create your own amazing travel memories, near and far!

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Birgit budget travel and lifestyle blog (www.grooveisintheheart.co.za)

(PS: All posts and photos on this blog were created by me, myself and I – unless indicated otherwise. Please do not reproduce any of my content without my written permission. Thank you!)

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