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 “Traveling isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you – it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, & on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

– Anthony Bourdain

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Welcome to TheTravelHippie! 

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11326182_1630347923890317_1126410597_n(1)Hi there!

My name is Maria. I’m a 23 year old free spirit from Chicago who’s decided to ditch the traditional 9-5 job to travel the world and inspire others! I decided to make a blog after my first trip outside of the country to Costa Rica on my own, since then I’ve caught the travel bug and don’t plan on getting rid of it anytime soon. My plan is to fulfill my life’s purpose by helping others and touching people’s lives everywhere I go while blogging to share my thoughts and experiences. So join me on my journey. 🙂

“I will never be completely at home again, because part of my heart will always be elsewhere. That’s the price I pay for the richness of loving & knowing people in more than one place. “