About Me


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Heidi Podjavorsek was born in Germany. Raised by Slovenian parents, she started traveling at an early age. After graduating from high school in Esslingen, Germany, she lived in Italy for almost a year and she knew then that it would only be a matter of time before she would leave and settle for a new home. She fell in love with the US while working as an intern for a travel company in New York.

Heidi has a master degree in tourism marketing which she obtained in Germany. She has held numerous positions in the travel industry, from corporate travel to leisure travel where at one point she managed 35 retail travel agencies across the United States. Her tenure includes positions at the German National Tourist Office, an African safari operator and currently she works for a travel agency network where she is responsible for relationships with travel companies across the globe servicing more than 100 countries.

Heidi has traveled to all seven continents and visited the following countries: Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia, Botswana, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, United States, Vatican City, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Heidi resides in Los Angeles and has a great passion for travel, wildlife especially birds, nature, culture, architecture, art and photography.

For more information, please email info@haveyoubeenthereyet.com or follow Heidi on social media.