Travel As Transformation: Conquer the Limits of Culture to Discover Your Own Identity by Gregory V. DiehlTravel As Transformation: Conquer the Limits of Culture to Discover Your Own Identity by Gregory V. Diehl

Travel As Transformation: Conquer the Limits of Culture to Discover Your Own Identity

byGregory V. Diehl

Paperback | March 9, 2017

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Warning: not your standard travel book - a solo traveler's philosophical memoirs on the personal development effects of cultural expansion. A daring, intelligent, and unapologetic call to find yourself through travel.

When you travel to a foreign place, do you experience this new life as your old self? Or do you become a new version of you? From living in a van on the streets of San Diego, to growing chocolate with indigenous tribes in Central America, to teaching in the Middle East and volunteering in Africa, bestselling author Gregory V. Diehl has followed a worldly and unconventional path through life. Leaving his California home as a teenager, he fully immersed himself, living and working, in 45 countries across the globe—all by age 28. In Travel As Transformation, he puts his diverse cultural experiences on display and asks the reader to question how their own identity has been shaped by the lifestyle they live.

As you delve into Travel As Transformation, you will learn just how profoundly solo travel can influence your perception of yourself. Diehl teaches aspiring solo travelers, vagabonds, and nomads to let go of their internal inhibitions and former sense of self. To encourage world wanderers to embrace change, he shares his own stirring experiences of transformation across Costa Rica, China, Morocco, Armenia, Iraq, Monaco, Ecuador, and more. By embarking on this nomadic journey alongside him, you will learn to examine all of humanity through unbiased eyes and discover all that lies just beyond your backyard. A new, vast cultural experience awaits.

To travel alone with a truly open mind is to forget who you were when you started. It is to be constantly born anew, and identify with ways of existence you did not know were possible. Travel As Transformation will give you the wisdom, the inspiration, and the resources to conquer the limitations placed on you by your home culture. It’s time to take advantage of everything the world has to offer and become everything you can be. 

Find yourself through Travel As Transformation.

Raised in California, Gregory Diehl soon embarked on a global quest for learning, self-discovery, entrepreneurship, and inquiry. Gregory has lived and worked in 50 countries and continues to help others along the path of self-fulfillment through exploration. Gregory's books, Brand Identity Breakthrough and Travel As Transformation, a...
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Title:Travel As Transformation: Conquer the Limits of Culture to Discover Your Own IdentityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.39 inPublished:March 9, 2017Publisher:Identity PublicationsLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Prologue

Part 1: The Ordinary World

Part 2: Call to Adventure

Part 3: Departure from the Known

Part 4: Trials and Challenges

Part 5: Approaching the Insurmountable 

Part 6: Victory and Rebirth

Part 7: A New Home

Part 8: Return to Ordinary

Part 9: Integration with the World

Part 10: Shape the Future

Editorial Reviews

'Travel as Transformation' is the book I needed when I was struggling to define who I was, when I was lost in the world, when I didn't know my calling. I needed this book then, but I will be sure and not let my nephew or future children miss out on this important text when they become old enough. Read it, dog ear it, take notes and highlight it, think on it and apply it... I've read countless books on travel, personal development and philosophy and this one is among my top ten books of all-time.Travis Barton, life coach at Travis Barton Life"Travel As Transformation has set a new standard for the digital nomad movement! It should be read by everyone who is brave enough to question his or her identity and answer the question 'Why do I believe what I believe?' - but especially by digital nomads who want to create an abundant life by making a meaningful impact on this world. Gregory impressively describes his own path and shows you how your paradigms and your belief system runs you and impacts your present life - and most importantly, he explains how traveling can help you to leave your past behind, to free yourself from the person who you think you are and asks the right questions to guide you the way to find out your true identity."Simone Sauter, author of Why Heartbreak is Worth It: A Step-By-Step Guide From Pain to a Happy Life"Gregory preaches the true meaning of what travel is about: getting out of your comfort zone and exploring the world for an extended period without limits. When cultures collide, great things can happen for the traveler."Nicholas Kontis, author of Going Local: Experiences and Encounters on the Road"This is not your run-of-the-mill travel book... The author is clearly a deep thinker who offers a lot of advice about how to view the world differently as a traveller. He doesn't cover so much the details of where he's travelled but goes into great detail about the emotional conflict and contrasts most of us feel when we travel at length. The writing is deep, introspective and insightful. If you are thinking of taking a long trip to learn more about the world, this book will make you realize that the real learning will take place inside yourself."Maria McMahon, personal development author"I have never read a book that describes the joy and the spiritual benefits of travel better than Gregory V. Diehl's Travel as Transformation. It is beautifully written, very well organized, and will benefit anyone who is seeking to become a traveler as opposed to a tourist. If you are already a traveler it will articulate things that you have felt and experienced. If you are about to become a traveler and have yet to start your journey, it will prepare you for the wonderful experience you are about to embark on. Traveling is about experience and Travel as Transformation will enrich, enhance, articulate, and explain that experience. As the subtitle suggests, it will show you how to conquer the limits of culture to discover your own identity. That is an awesome reason to write a travel book as opposed to merely showing pictures of your own travel."Ray Simmons