'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."