Go Deeper. Meet Locals.
See Life As They Do.
Welcome! Do you enjoy learning about different cultures? Are you curious about the human condition? Do you find people's personal stories offer a vivid window into their particular way of life...and how much we are all alike?
Then you are in the right place! Best Cultural Destinations is an online travel magazine that explores the world's unique cultures and our shared humanity with in-depth feature stories, interviews & videos.
BCD is the labor of love of founder & editor Meg Pier, and her homage to the life-changing power of experiential travel. Experiential means walking in the shoes of another and getting a glimpse of life through their eyes. It also means responding—intellectually, emotionally, spiritually, and physically—to the sensations elicited by an encounter with living, breathing culture. Such exchanges mean a connection has been made, our lives have been enriched, and we take away a little something of that culture, which will remain with us always.
Kick back, get comfy, and settle in with some amazing stories of people around the world who share their culture. Be a witness to the transformative power of making a soul connection with a stranger. Expand your horizons...and find some kindred spirits!
"Culture is not about standing in a long line to buy a ticket to go look at something in a glass box. Culture is people who are tapping into their own unique manifestation of the human experience by creating, expressing, sharing, and allowing us to know them--and ourselves."
Where do you want to travel next? To help you access the cultures of select destinations in a meaningful way, we offer feature articles on people to meet and places to go, based on the insights of locals who have shown us their home towns and way of life.
Scroll down and check out BCD's insider recommendations for cultural experiences in more than two dozen destinations! We share the stories behind some of the world's most amazing archaeology, dance and song traditions, festivals, folk art, legends, textiles, and spiritual practices. Dive in--and enjoy the immersion!
Walk in the Shoes of Another Culture.
BCD's philosophy is that the whole point of travel is to connect. Our raison d’etre is to channel the lives of the incredible people we meet around the world and share the "Aha moments". We invite you to subscribe to BCD for powerful interviews and meaningful accounts of people whose lives are probably radically different than your own in many ways...but in whom you are very likely to see something of yourself. Wouldn't you say that our world needs more recognition of our connectedness?
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