Go Deeper. Meet Locals.
See Life As They Do.
Welcome! Are you curious about the human condition? Do you find people's stories fascinating? Do you enjoy learning about different cultures? Then you are in the right place! Best Cultural Destinations is an online magazine that explores the world's unique cultural differences 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, and their extraordinary experiences. We think you'll learn something new...and find some kindred spirits!
— Brené Brown
Where do you want to go? 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! 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?