Video Tease: Allan’s New TV Show Premiere

I posted a couple days ago about our new television show I’m hosting that is based loosely on my global motorcycle adventures and best-selling book “FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection—Three Years • 35 Countries • One Motorcycle.” At the time of posting I did not have access to the promo/tease video for […]

Allan’s TV Show Premiere on the Cooking Channel

Allan Karl WorldRider is now the Food Explorer on The Cooking Channel The long journey and adventure to getting a new kind of travel and food show on television has been long, adventurous, and rewarding—and a lot of hard work. I’m am excited to announce officially that my new show “FOOD EXPLORER” premiered Tuesday March […]

Happy New Year!
2018 Optimism
What’s Right With The World?

When the ball dropped at midnight last week, signaling a dramatic end to 2017 and a cold and chilly beginning to 2018—at least for those who braved one of the coldest New Years ever in Times Square—I know many felt a sign of relief and perhaps a feeling of hope for the future—for 2018. It’s […]

In Memoriam – Wayne F. Karl
June 9, 1935 – December 19, 2017

True, it’s been some time since I posted anything here on WorldRider.com. There’s nothing quite like the passing of a parent to smack oneself like a two-by-four to the head. Yes, my father, Wayne F. Karl, at 82 years old and surrounded by family, including yours truly, passed away peacefully in Vero Beach, Florida on […]

Where is and, what’s going on WorldRider? (bonus video)

I admit that I’ve been remiss in keeping the WorldRider blog updated. To be sure, I keep writing blogs and posting photos from my four-month Scandanavian and Eastern Europe journey from last year—so delve backwards and check out some of that journey. My 2016 summer adventure had me race from Iceland to Greece while navigating […]

Living On Jesse Luggage!

  While planning for adventures this summer and fall, and still working on the upcoming television show, I continue to connect with old friends and new. This week I had the pleasure of reconnecting with Al Jesse, the principal of Jesse Luggage Systems, makers of the best aluminum/hard luggage on the planet. Trust me, it may […]

Podcast #27: Neale Bayly on Bank Robbery, 200mph On A Bike & Storytelling

Veteran Moto-journlist, Television Host, and Philanthropist Any chance I get to spend time with the legendary Neale Bayly, I cherish and relish the experience. Now you can too. It’s hard to say, but this ranks as one of my top guests, so far, on the WorldRider Podcast (who woulda thought). Truly, the guests keep getting […]

Jeff Salz

Podcast #26: Dr. Jeff Salz: Find Adventure Anywhere & Dodging Chinese Police

Finding A Totem Pole of Cultural Possibilities Join host Allan Karl (me) and fellow adventurer, speaker and world traveler Dr. Jeff Salz in an engaging discussion of adventure and travel. Hall of Fame Speaker and anthropologist adventurer, Jeff shares incredible stories from the jungles of Peru to the endless pampas and glacier-studded landscapes of Patagonia. […]

Cross-Country Road Trip

Okay. So here’s the deal: I left my bike in New Jersey with my friend Tim. Why? Because the journey continues this summer. Where? Likely Iceland, the Nordic, perhaps a stopover in Russia, Belarus, and somewhere else. I ultimately will make it to Portugal to meet up with my new friend Miguel and Portugal Motorcycle […]

Manhattan Connections, Regrouping & Street Photography

Before I make my way one last time across this grand country, I head north to New York City with a stop along the way to Tim’s lake house in Northern New Jersey where I drop off the FORKS Van and take the train into Manhattan. With a few meetings lined up for later in […]