Best Cultural Destinations
Best Cultural Destinations
Stories about the world's unique cultures & our shared human experience
 
Best Cultural Destinations
People are Culture. Connecting is the Destination.
BCD Celebrates Our Unique Differences & Shared Human Condition

ArmeniaCanadaCaribbeanCentral AmericaColombiaCroatiaEstoniaIrelandItalyMediterranean IslandsMexicoNordic CountriesPortuguese IslandsScotlandSloveniaSpainU.S.
 
 

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?

hamsa-0ne-update-1.png
 

We all have a story about what drives us. Here's mine. Maybe you'll relate!

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!


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!


 Delve into Global Spiritual Practices

Delve into Global Spiritual Practices

 Meet the World's Visionaries

Meet the World's Visionaries

 Discover Armenia's Timeless Traditions

Discover Armenia's Timeless Traditions

 Dive into Canada's Cultural Landscape

Dive into Canada's Cultural Landscape

 Connect with Caribbean's Heart & Soul

Connect with Caribbean's Heart & Soul

 Savor Central America's Zesty Flavors

Savor Central America's Zesty Flavors

 Experience Colombia's Vibrant Culture

Experience Colombia's Vibrant Culture

 Encounter Croatia's Dramatic Traditions

Encounter Croatia's Dramatic Traditions

 Delight in Estonia's Cultural Landscapes

Delight in Estonia's Cultural Landscapes

 Explore Italy's Ancient Architecture

Explore Italy's Ancient Architecture

 Be Inspired by Ireland

Be Inspired by Ireland

 Witness the Customs of the Mediterranean Islands

Witness the Customs of the Mediterranean Islands


People Are Culture. Culture is How We Connect.

BCD Defines Culture--Does our Meaning Resonate with You?

Here's BCD's Philosophy. Are We Simpatico?


Connect.

Walk in the Shoes of Another Culture.

17080814999_e8dec132ca_o.jpg
shutterstock_279608399.jpg
IMG_8017.JPG

Subscribe and get a free copy of the 'Visions of the Journey' E-Book!

Screen Shot 2018-03-02 at 3.24.09 PM.png

"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.


 Meet Mexico's Artisans

Meet Mexico's Artisans

 Unearth Authentic Nordic History

Unearth Authentic Nordic History

  See the Portuguese Islands Through the Eyes of Locals

 See the Portuguese Islands Through the Eyes of Locals

 Exalt in Scotland's Ancestral Past

Exalt in Scotland's Ancestral Past

 Immerse Yourself in Slovenia's Traditional Crafts

Immerse Yourself in Slovenia's Traditional Crafts

 Feel the Passion of Spain's Traditions

Feel the Passion of Spain's Traditions

 Celebrate the Diverse Heritage of the United States

Celebrate the Diverse Heritage of the United States

 

BCD. People. Stories. Connecting.


"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


fresh fruit.jpeg
alpaca.jpeg
butterflies.jpg
henna hands.jpeg