Welcome! Do you enjoy learning about different cultures? Are you curious about the human condition? Do you find that people's personal stories offer a vivid window into their particular way of life...and how much we are all alike?
I'm Meg, founder of BCD, an online magazine that profiles people bringing their culture to life. I believe everyone has an incredible story. For a decade, I have been asking people around the world to tell me theirs. As I listen, I connect--with them, their culture, myself, and the Universe.
It's a privilege to share with you the powerful life experiences and cultural practices of the hundreds of people featured on these pages. I promise that your day--and your life--will be enriched! We all matter, and everyone has something to teach us. Have fun exploring BCD and enjoy whatever "lesson" serendipity presents!
"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!
One of the photos below catch your fancy? Click on it for a portal into another culture & stories about cool people bringing culture to life!
People Are Culture. Culture is How We Connect.
Walk in the Shoes of Another Culture.
Subscribe and get a free copy of the 'Visions of the Journey' E-Book!
"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.