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?
I'm Meg. I believe everyone has an incredible story, and for a decade, I have been asking people around the world to tell me theirs. As I listen, I experience a connection to them, their culture, myself, and the Universe. Everyone has something to teach us. I invite you to be blown away by the life lessons of more than 150 people featured here. I promise your day, and your life, will be enriched!
"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."-Meg Pier
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?
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.
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"Visions of the Journey," is an e-book featuring my photographs from locales around the globe, captioned by motivational and thought-provoking quotes from sages of the ages, ranging from Ovid to Oprah. The book is designed to smooth your path through life, and features imagery and observations on new beginnings, unexpected turns in the road, experience, patience and progress.
The photographs featured in the book span every ecosystem: tropical islands, deserts, jungles, fjords, plains, glaciers, volcanic mountains and coastlines. The pictures depict settings that convey the beauty of the world we live in, and universal aspects of the human condition. Those quoted represent a breadth of cultures and spiritual movements, and include insights from philosophers, political leaders, writers, comedians, musicians, poets, artists, and others, from the B.C. era to today.