Change Is Vital I Support The The Movement To End Injustice & Racism

I shouldn’t even have to say this. I love people. All people. I’ve traveled the world meeting people. 100,000’s of miles, overland. More than 80 countries. And I find it all the time. I don’t even need to look. The truth. The truth is, people are people. We’re all the same. We’re human after all. […]

The Long Flight & Run To Athens—The 2019 Journey of Adventure & Discovery Begins

My little cottage in Leucadia is finally organized, and clear of all the stuff, I’m taking to Greece for my Summer Eastern European Adventure. Before embarking on an extended trip, I get a tad anxious. One the one hand, I want to be sure I have everything I think I’ll need, especially those items that […]

Podcast #34 Tamela Rich | Musings, Connections & Highway Kitsch From North Carolina to Oregon & Beyond

#34 Tamela Rich | Musings, Connections & Highway Kitsch From North Carolina to Oregon & Beyond  Meet Best-Selling Author of “Living Life Full Throttle” and “Hit The Road: A Woman’s Guide to Solo Motorcycle Touring” Tamela Rich I discovered this podcast with Tamela Rich from 2015 that I lost through the cracks in the floor […]

Live Music: Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano

Loved the passionate performance by ex-Blasters guitaris Dave Alvin and legendary blues legend Jimmie Dale Gilmore this evening at the venerable Coach House in San Juan Capistrano. They played nearly half of their recent album including a heart-felt cover of the 1960s anthem “Come On People Now.” Always great to see Dave, one of my […]

Old Friends & Old Cars

I made some time to visit a best friend going way back to high school. Although Rob and his wife Julia and I live just twenty minutes from each other, I don’t visit him often enough. I’ll see him now and again at family events as I’m good friends with Julia’s sister Angie and the […]

The Tally And Back In The USA

My flight landed this afternoon at Dulles Airport here in Washington DC. Looking forward to spending time with my brother Jonathan and his family before flying to California later this week.   The Tally: Three Months Eleven Countries 5,489 Miles My bike is stores safely in Athens and I’ll return next July for the next […]

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 […]