Taking a break from his book tour, world traveler Ron Miller visited Redwood Hostel today. His book, Escape from the Happy Cannibal: A Journey of The Soul, details his perceptions regarding culture, gleaned from his experiences meeting people in more than 60 countries.
We had a great chat about the value of travel and its impact on the individual, as well our ability (or lack thereof) to shed our own cultural conditioning.
If you’re interested in reading some of his stories, you can visit his website, Rontravel.com, or you can pay a visit to our bookshelf the next time you’re in the vicinity of Redwood Hostel. Just look for this fellow (below).
By the way, if you like his cover photo, you can find hundreds (if not thousands) of more great travel photos on his website.
Also, rest assured that the fellow on the cover is not the cannibal in question. The title comes from a question Ron asked himself as he traveled:
If I had been born into a society of cannibals, would I question that society’s behaviors and values, or would I simply be a happy cannibal?
For the answer to this and many other questions, check out the book or catch Ron on tour.