Welcome to TravelDew

where leaders in experiential travel are invited to share
their stories, insights, and unique perspectives

Experiential travel is an approach to traveling which focuses on experiencing a place by connecting with its history, people or culture.  The opportunities for this type of travel are as varied as the people and places where they are found, they provide insight into the lives of a community through how they work, play, or live (either now or in the past).

My name is Gabe Millar and I am the founder of TravelDew.  Experiential travel examples from my own adventures include cutting peat in Ireland to dry and burn for fuel, staying in a castle on a ridge top above the Danube River in Germany, boating through a bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico, and learning about Australia’s wine and food through a tour of the Central Market in Adelaide.  There is a story behind the way in which each of these experiences was brought to life, that is what TravelDew is all about.

TravelDew invites leaders in experiential travel to share their stories, insights, and unique perspectives.  Through these interviews I hope to grow a community that honors the variety of this industry while simultaneously creating the opportunity to learn from each other.

Thoughtful travelers have always sought out unique ways to learn about the places they visit, as this trend continues to grow, TravelDew seeks to help connect the professionals who create these experiences.

For those who are interested in contributing, I invite you to learn how to do an interview and join our community.

Gabe Millar preparing for a hot-air balloon flight in June 2015.

Will MacKenzie

Will MacKenzie is a History geek who loves to travel the world in the footsteps of those who came before us. Experiential travel is a cornerstone of his being, a way to set his soul free. As he puts it: “experiencing the world, its people, and their cultures is something that leaves me in awe everywhere I go. I have climbed to the peaks of the Andes to see Machu Picchu, delved into the depths of the Great Pyramid of Giza, prayed with Buddhist monks at Angkor Wat, and witnessed the roars of Spider Monkeys as the sun rose over the Mayan pyramids at Tikal. For me, experiential travel is a way of life – delving into another culture, a passion.” MacKenzie is an avid SCUBA diver, having dived in 6 countries on 3 continents.

A variety of additional contributors work to make TravelDew possible, individual bylines are noted whenever possible. Some folks author articles about experiential travel while others contribute photographs and commentary on our social media feeds. Please contact us if you would like to get involved, this is a project of passion with room for anyone who values experiential travel.