Launched in April 2009, has served as an online oasis for those searching for inspiration through the prism of travel. ViewfromthePier’s free membership provides a daily dose of inspiration in the form of a photo with a quote every morning to the subscriber’s personal email. The site also offers a bi-monthly blog essay that is part-travelogue, part life lesson; “Compass Rose,” a regular in-depth destination feature focusing on a facet of a given region's culture or broader travel themes; a monthly “Peer to Pier” interview that profiles interesting people with whom founder Meg Pier has met, offering a window into a country or area; and “Guest Room” column that provides a place for fellow travelers to share their experiences. The website serves as a destination for those seeking inspiration. To learn more, please visit