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Wander By Proxy

Wander By Proxy brings stories from women about the priceless experiences collected while traveling. For those privileged enough to have a travel story—a moment where, while you left the safety of home, you suddenly felt more connected to yourself, the people around you, or the world—it has probably become part of your internal framework. Wander By Proxy host Leah Falyn interviews travelers about these life-changing turning points. Episodes are released every other Wednesday morning.

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18. A Family in Colombia
Adopted as a baby from Colombia to Minnesota, Mary Schreier finds her biological parents and gets on a plane to Colombia to meet them for the first time.  Follow Mary’s adventures on Instagram at @mary_onthemap.   Rate and subscribe to Wander By Proxy on your podcast app of choice. For more insight from guests, travel inspiration and recommendations, and episode teasers, follow Wander By Proxy on: Instagram @wanderbyproxypodcast Facebook @wanderbyproxypodcast Do you have a travel story that changed your perception? Visit the website and fill out the story pitch form!  For more information on Wander By Proxy, read a transcription of this interview, or contact Leah Falyn, visit the website at wanderbyproxy.com. Don’t forget to rate and review Wander By Proxy! Thank you for listening!
33:37 17/02/2021
17. Dreaming in Spanish
Kristen Glazer Felegy shares her study abroad story—a time where she was so focused on immersing herself in a different language and culture that she started dreaming differently Follow Kristen's adventures on Instagram at @expeditionkristen.   Rate and subscribe to Wander By Proxy on your podcast app of choice. For more insight from guests, travel inspiration and recommendations, and episode teasers, follow Wander By Proxy on: Instagram @wanderbyproxypodcast Facebook @wanderbyproxypodcast Do you have a travel story that changed your perception? Visit the website and fill out the story pitch form!  For more information on Wander By Proxy, read a transcription of this interview, or contact Leah Falyn, visit the website at wanderbyproxy.com. Don’t forget to rate and review Wander By Proxy! Thank you for listening!
14:50 03/02/2021
Bonus Episode: 2020 Wander Quotes
Since Wander By Proxy is officially one-year old, this bonus episode compiles some of the best quotes from each episode that ran in 2020. Having a bad day? This clip is stacked with inspiration and perspective.  Wander By Proxy will be releasing new episodes every other Wednesday throughout 2021, so be sure to subscribe and follow on social media and wherever you listen to podcasts.  Quotes attributed in order: Lauren Gabel 1. Trekking in Vietnam @theoutofofficegal Autumn Spredemann 2. Love in Bolivia @travellingamazon Maddi Brown 3. Dude Ranching in Montana @maddicbrown Cienna Richards 4. Group Travel in Germany @cienna_travels Taylor Mills 5. Film Festival in the Netherlands @tmillsj Amy Conroy 6. Day of the Dead in Mexico @amysmundo Jennifer Parnall 7. Quarantine in Spain @jlynnparnall Stephanie James 8. Digital Nomad in Ecuador @justavessel22 Jenna Z 9. Chronic Wellness in a Bus @highspiritsjourney Sara Lynch 10. Sparks in Chile @planetwithsara Melissa Miller 11. Running Down Mountains @miss.rover Elizabeth Hensley 12. Generosity on the HWY @thelizapproach Estrella Quiroz 13. Strangers on a Plane @estrellaq95 Emily Theisen + Jordan Mileski 14. The Adventurous Spirit @emilytheisen_  @jordan.mileski Manupalooza + Sofia 15. Host A Sister @manupalooza  @lamagaa For more insight from guests, travel inspiration and recommendations, and episode teasers, follow Wander By Proxy on: Instagram @wanderbyproxypodcast Facebook @wanderbyproxypodcast Do you have a travel story that changed your perception? Visit the website and fill out the story pitch form!  For more information on Wander By Proxy, read a transcription of this interview, or contact Leah Falyn, visit the website at wanderbyproxy.com. Don’t forget to rate and review Wander By Proxy! Thank you for listening!
05:20 29/01/2021
16. Serenity in the Rain Forest
Lauren Gay shares her experience going solo (and I mean solo) at a resort in Antigua and how her time away from phone screens & expectations strengthened her inner guidance.   Follow Lauren’s adventures on Instagram at @outdoorsydiva. Rate and subscribe to Wander By Proxy on your podcast app of choice. For more insight from guests, travel inspiration and recommendations, and episode teasers, follow Wander By Proxy on: Instagram @wanderbyproxypodcast Facebook @wanderbyproxypodcast Do you have a travel story that changed your perception? Visit the website and fill out the story pitch form!  For more information on Wander By Proxy, read a transcription of this interview, or contact Leah Falyn, visit the website at wanderbyproxy.com. Don’t forget to rate and review Wander By Proxy! Thank you for listening!
20:18 20/01/2021
15. Host A Sister
In collaboration with Host A Sister, a global community of women sharing their homes and experiences with one another, episode 15 features the stories of two women and how their lives and travel experiences have been enriched by the travel network. This episode is split into two parts:   Part 1 features Manu of @manupalooza shares how when she couldn’t be with her mother over Christmas, she posted on the Host A Sister Facebook group. Two women stepped up to the plate. Part 2 features Sofia @lamagaa, who has hosted five HAS members! She shares how one guest visited at the most opportune time.  Join the Host A Sister group on Facebook to get acquainted with amazing women from around the world.  This is the last episode of 2020! The next episode will be released January 20, 2021.  Rate and subscribe to Wander By Proxy on your podcast app of choice. For more insight from guests, travel inspiration and recommendations, and episode teasers, follow Wander By Proxy on: Instagram @wanderbyproxypodcast Facebook @wanderbyproxypodcast Do you have a travel story that changed your perception? Visit the website and fill out the story pitch form!  For more information on Wander By Proxy, read a transcription of this interview, or contact Leah Falyn, visit the website at wanderbyproxy.com. Don’t forget to rate and review Wander By Proxy! Thank you for listening!
25:06 16/12/2020
14. The Adventurous Spirit
This episode is a little different from the rest. I talk with two creatives on how they’ve been keeping the adventurous alive through the hum-drum of life during a pandemic. Emily Theisen and Jordan Mileski are two Minnesota-based photographers, but their creativity flows through a variety of outlets. Today we emphasize that creativity is a form of adventure.  Follow Jordan Mileski’s projects and adventures at @jordan.mileski. See even more at www.jordanmileski.com. Jordan recently released a new font! (The creativity seemingly doesn’t end) Follow Emily Theisen’s projects and adventures at at @emilytheisen_. She’s a wedding photographer at @litecreatives. Learn more at www.LiteCreatives.com. Rate and subscribe to Wander By Proxy on your podcast app of choice. For more insight from guests, travel inspiration and recommendations, and episode teasers, follow Wander By Proxy on: Instagram @wanderbyproxypodcast Facebook @wanderbyproxypodcast Do you have a travel story that changed your perception? Visit the website and fill out the story pitch form!  For more information on Wander By Proxy, read a transcription of this interview, or contact Leah Falyn, visit the website at wanderbyproxy.com. Don’t forget to rate and review Wander By Proxy! Thank you for listening!
20:04 02/12/2020
13. Strangers On Planes
Sitting on the plane of her first solo travel experience, Estrella Quiroz meets Erin, a true wanderer who changed Estrella’s perspective on travel with one conversation. 40+ countries later, Estrella still wishes she had Erin’s contact information to thank her for that conversation. I end there. No spoilers. Follow her adventures on Instagram at @estrellaq95. Rate and subscribe to Wander By Proxy on your podcast app of choice. For more insight from guests, travel inspiration and recommendations, and episode teasers, follow Wander By Proxy on: Instagram @wanderbyproxypodcast Facebook @wanderbyproxypodcast Do you have a travel story that changed your perception? Visit the website and fill out the story pitch form!  For more information on Wander By Proxy, read a transcription of this interview, or contact Leah Falyn, visit the website at wanderbyproxy.com. Don’t forget to rate and review Wander By Proxy! Thank you for listening!
22:05 18/11/2020
12. Generosity on the Hwy
As Elizabeth Hensley tours the U.S. in her Skoolie, the generosity of strangers inspires her to give it right back.  Follow her adventures on Instagram at @thelizapproach. Rate and subscribe to Wander By Proxy on your podcast app of choice. For more insight from guests, travel inspiration and recommendations, and episode teasers, follow Wander By Proxy on: Instagram @wanderbyproxypodcast Facebook @wanderbyproxypodcast Do you have a travel story that changed your perception? Visit the website and fill out the story pitch form!  For more information on Wander By Proxy, read a transcription of this interview, or contact Leah Falyn, visit the website at wanderbyproxy.com. Don’t forget to rate and review Wander By Proxy! Thank you for listening!
17:28 21/10/2020
11. Running Down Mountains
Melissa goes on her first solo trip hiking in British Columbia, where she learns to trust her instincts and find solace in solitude.  Follow her adventures on Instagram at @miss.rover. Check out her travel blog at www.missrover.com.  Rate and subscribe to Wander By Proxy wherever you listen!  For more insight from guests, travel inspiration and recommendations, and episode teasers, follow Wander By Proxy on: Instagram @wanderbyproxypodcast Facebook @wanderbyproxypodcast Twitter @wanderbyproxy Pinterest www.pinterest.com/wanderbyproxypodcast  Do you have a travel story that changed your perspective? Visit the website and fill out the story pitch form!  For more information on Wander By Proxy, read a transcription of this interview, or contact Leah Falyn, visit the website at wanderbyproxy.com. Don’t forget to rate and review Wander By Proxy! Thank you for listening! Leah Falyn
15:30 07/10/2020
10. Sparks in Chile
Sara and her partner go on a trip to Chile to explore, but the local protests spark compassion, reflection, and so much more.  Follow her adventures on Instagram at @planetwithsara. Check out her blog of travel itineraries and inspiration at planetwithsara.com. Rate and subscribe to Wander By Proxy on your podcast app of choice. For more insight from guests, travel inspiration and recommendations, and episode teasers, follow Wander By Proxy on: Instagram @wanderbyproxypodcast Facebook @wanderbyproxypodcast Twitter @wanderbyproxy YouTube Do you have a travel story that changed your perception? Visit the website and fill out the story pitch form!  For more information on Wander By Proxy, read a transcription of this interview, or contact Leah Falyn, visit the website at wanderbyproxy.com. Don’t forget to rate and review Wander By Proxy! Thank you for listening!
11:26 09/09/2020
9. Chronic Wellness in a Bus
In the thick of her ongoing battle with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Jenna Z climbed out her window barefoot and road tripped across the country to seek chronic wellness and peace of mind. Follow her adventures on Instagram at @highspiritsjourney. Rate and subscribe to Wander By Proxy on your podcast app of choice. For more insight from guests, travel inspiration and recommendations, and episode teasers, follow Wander By Proxy on: Instagram @wanderbyproxypodcast Facebook @wanderbyproxypodcast Twitter @wanderbyproxy YouTube Do you have a travel story that changed your perception? Visit the website and fill out the story pitch form!  For more information on Wander By Proxy, read a transcription of this interview, or contact Leah Falyn, visit the website at wanderbyproxy.com. Don’t forget to rate and review Wander By Proxy! Thank you for listening!
14:50 26/08/2020
8. Digital Nomad in Ecuador
Note from Leah: This is the season one finale of Wander By Proxy! Thank you so much for listening and sharing the podcast with your loved ones. The stories will return in August!  Stephanie James, a poet and singer, shares how working remotely has given her the freedom to share her poetry around the world.  Follow her adventures on Instagram at @justavessel22 and visit her website justavesselpoetry.com.  Rate and subscribe to Wander By Proxy on your podcast app of choice. For more insight from guests, travel inspiration and recommendations, and episode teasers, follow Wander By Proxy on: Instagram @wanderbyproxypodcast Facebook @wanderbyproxypodcast Twitter @wanderbyproxy YouTube Do you have a travel story that changed your perception? Visit the website and fill out the story pitch form!  For more information on Wander By Proxy, read a transcription of this interview, or contact Leah Falyn, visit the website at wanderbyproxy.com. Don’t forget to rate and review Wander By Proxy! Thank you for listening!
10:43 17/06/2020
7. Quarantine in Spain
Jennifer Parnall is a Canadian music teacher teaching in Spain. Now, of course, she’s quarantine in her apartment in Barcelona. Jennifer shares how she’s building a community in her new neighborhood from afar through music. Follow her adventures on Instagram at @jlynnparnall. Her balcony concerts are posted there!  Subscribe to Wander By Proxy on your podcast app of choice. For more insight from guests, travel inspiration and recommendations, and episode teasers, follow Wander By Proxy on: Instagram @wanderbyproxypodcast Facebook @wanderbyproxypodcast Twitter @wanderbyproxy YouTube Do you have a travel story that changed your perception? Visit the website and fill out the story pitch form!  For more information on Wander By Proxy, read a transcription of this interview, or contact Leah Falyn, visit the website at wanderbyproxy.com. Don’t forget to rate and review Wander By Proxy! Thank you for listening!
14:53 23/04/2020
6. Day of the Dead in Mexico
Amy Conroy and her family spent a collective year in San Miquel de Allende, Mexico to learn the language, but she left with an entirely new perspective on death by participating in Day of the Dead. A new culture gave her an entirely new way to both cope with grief and seize the day.  Follow her adventures on Instagram at @amysmundo.  Amy’s company Habla Blah Blah teaches kids new languages through music. Learn more at hablablahblah.com. Subscribe to Wander By Proxy on your podcast app of choice. For more insight from guests, travel inspiration and recommendations, and episode teasers, follow Wander By Proxy on: Instagram @wanderbyproxypodcast Facebook @wanderbyproxypodcast Twitter @wanderbyproxy YouTube Do you have a travel story that changed your perception? Visit the website and fill out the story pitch form!  For more information on Wander By Proxy, read a transcription of this interview, or contact Leah Falyn, visit the website at wanderbyproxy.com. Don’t forget to rate and review Wander By Proxy! Thank you for listening!
16:29 08/04/2020
5. Film Festival in the Netherlands
Taylor Mills gets invited to a film festival in the Netherlands right as the Coronavirus begins to surface. She discusses dating abroad, traveling with her best guy friend, and coming back to the U.S. to quarantine.  Follow her adventures on Instagram at @tmillsj. Subscribe to Wander By Proxy on your podcast app of choice. For more insight from guests, travel inspiration and recommendations, and episode teasers, follow Wander By Proxy on: Instagram @wanderbyproxypodcast Facebook @wanderbyproxypodcast Twitter @wanderbyproxy YouTube Do you have a travel story that changed your perception? Visit the website and fill out the story pitch form!  For more information on Wander By Proxy, read a transcription of this interview, or contact Leah Falyn, visit the website at wanderbyproxy.com. Don’t forget to rate and review Wander By Proxy! Thank you for listening!
15:14 25/03/2020
4. Group Travel in Germany
Without a drop of medical experience, Cienna Richards booked an impromptu group travel experience that would allow her to study under surgeons in Germany. This trip fueled her love for travel and opened her eyes to the value of group travel for women specifically. Now, she’s the founder of Your Life Travel Club, a group travel organization that coordinates trips for women of all ages. Follow her adventures on Instagram at @just_cienna. Subscribe to Wander By Proxy on your podcast app of choice. For more insight from guests, travel inspiration and news, and episode teasers, follow Wander By Proxy on: Instagram @wanderbyproxypodcast Facebook @wanderbyproxypodcast Twitter @wanderbyproxy YouTube Do you have a travel story that changed your perception? Visit the website and fill out the story pitch form!  For more information on Wander By Proxy, read a transcription of this interview, or contact Leah Falyn, visit the website at wanderbyproxy.com. Don’t forget to rate and review Wander By Proxy! Thank you for listening!
26:45 11/03/2020
3. Dude Ranching in Montana
Maddi Brown breaks up with her boyfriend, graduates college, and takes off for a summer in the Flathead Valley of Montana, where she experiences a new kind of freedom for herself, exercises her power, and gets a brand new perspective on just how many paths one can take in life.  Follow her adventures on Instagram at @maddicbrown. Subscribe to Wander By Proxy on your podcast app of choice. For more insight from guests, travel inspiration and news, and episode teasers, follow Wander By Proxy on: Instagram @wanderbyproxypodcast Facebook @wanderbyproxypodcast Twitter @wanderbyproxy YouTube Do you have a travel story that changed your perception? Visit the website and fill out the story pitch form!  For more information on Wander By Proxy, read a transcription of this interview, or contact Leah Falyn, visit the website at wanderbyproxy.com. Don’t forget to rate and review Wander By Proxy! Thank you for listening!
21:37 26/02/2020
2. Love in Bolivia
For the week of Valentine’s Day, Autumn Spredemann shares the story of how she met her husband—a Dirty Dancing-esque plot twist to her time backpacking South America after her father died. Follow her adventures on Instagram at @travellingamazon. Subscribe to Wander By Proxy on your podcast app of choice. For more insight from guests, travel inspiration and recommendations, and episode teasers, follow Wander By Proxy on: Instagram @wanderbyproxypodcast Facebook @wanderbyproxypodcast Twitter @wanderbyproxy YouTube Do you have a travel story that changed your perception? Visit the website and fill out the story pitch form!  For more information on Wander By Proxy, read a transcription of this interview, or contact Leah Falyn, visit the website at wanderbyproxy.com. Don’t forget to rate and review Wander By Proxy! Thank you for listening!
12:36 12/02/2020
1. Trekking in Vietnam
Lauren Gabel went on a multi-day hike in Vietnam, where her trekking guide unintentionally taught her several life lessons.  Follow her adventures on Instagram at @theoutofofficegal. Subscribe to Wander By Proxy on your podcast app of choice. For more insight from guests, travel inspiration and recommendations, and episode teasers, follow Wander By Proxy on: Instagram @wanderbyproxypodcast Facebook @wanderbyproxypodcast Twitter @wanderbyproxy YouTube Do you have a travel story that changed your perception? Visit the website and fill out the story pitch form!  For more information on Wander By Proxy, read a transcription of this interview, or contact Leah Falyn, visit the website at wanderbyproxy.com. Don’t forget to rate and review Wander By Proxy! Thank you for listening!
15:49 29/01/2020
0. Trailer
Wander By Proxy is a podcast that will bring you stories from women about the priceless experiences collected while traveling. If you’re privileged enough to have a travel story —a moment where, while you left the safety of home, you suddenly felt more connected to yourself, the people around you, or the world —it’s probably become part of your internal framework. Those are the stories that will be shared on this podcast.  Wander By Proxy is a podcast featuring women’s travel stories that connect them more to themselves and the world around them. The first episode, “Trekking in Vietnam,” will be available January 29, 2020. Subscribe to Wander By Proxy on your podcast app of choice. For more insight from guests, travel inspiration and recommendations, and episode teasers, follow Wander By Proxy on: Instagram @wanderbyproxypodcast Facebook @wanderbyproxypodcast Twitter @wanderbyproxy YouTube Do you have a travel story that changed your perception? Visit the website and fill out the story pitch form!  For more information on Wander By Proxy, read a transcription of this interview, or contact Leah Falyn, visit the website at wanderbyproxy.com. Don’t forget to rate and review Wander By Proxy! Thank you for listening!
00:59 24/01/2020