Travel is one of the most effective ways to gain insight into yourself and the world. The essays contained in this book all center around some of the insights the author, Edwin Harkness Spina, gained while traveling to Peru, Tibet, Bali and Santa Monica.
Buddha, Moses, Jesus, and Mohamed - every great avatar spent at least part of their lives traveling - in part to spread their message - but more importantly for their own spiritual growth.
It is not necessary to travel to exotic locations in order to "travel to enlightenment." Rather, the important part of travel is in your attitude. Being able to travel to exotic locations is a gift and encouraged, but if that option is unavailable, just reading about exotic locations can break old mental patterns and take you to a new world.
Travel should not be seen as an excuse to get away from where you are, but rather as an opportunity to enrich and broaden your life experiences. Travel should expand upon the familiar in order to create something even greater.