A few years ago he quit his job and got on his motorcycle and proceeded to ride around the world. Alone! During the last 3 years he rode 62,000 miles on a BMW GS motorcycle through 35 countries on 5 continents. His name is Allan Karl, an author, photographer and brand strategist. And as you can imagine his adventure is full of amazing stories he wants to tell to all bikers.
As with any adventure there were highs and lows. While in Bolivia he crashed and broke his leg, in the Colombian jungle he was escorted to a remote waterfall at gunpoint, and the governments of Syria and Sudan had to be pleaded with for passage through those countries. The high was of course the amazing camaraderie among riders, whatever the brand of your motorcycle, that can be experienced all over the world.
Back home, Karl is now turning to crowdfunding to help realize his vision of a unique oversized, full-color, coffee table book which will let readers experience the world through fascinating personal stories, 500 stunning photos of people, of landscapes and of tasty local food from these 35 different countries.”“I want to dedicate this book to every passionate adventurer, traveler, dreamer, home chef, and motorcyclist”, Karl says.
His book, already named “Forks. There Countries. Five Continents. One Motorcycle” and subtitled “A Quest For Culture, Cuisine And Connection” is already written and ready to go to print. Today he is launching a 30-day Kickstarter campaign to finance the 1st edition. To support him, go to Kicksarter. Rewards start at $10, and books can be pre-ordered for as little as $45. Ccollector-edition postcards, photographic prints, personalized coaching sessions and keynote speeches are some of the other rewards that supporters can expect from pledging on Kickstarter. An intimate dinner party is another of Karl’s rewards. “I would love to travel to your home, help prepare meals from the book and share more stories of adventure”, adds Karl.