best-selling author, keynote speaker, adventurer, and television host
ALLAN KARL has never been able to sit still. With an insatiable passion for world travel, culture, people, and food, he has explored over 80 countries, photographing, writing, and vlogging, and blogging about them along the way.
Allan is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, adventurer, and television host.
In his bestselling book, FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection, Allan brings to life his three-year motorcycle adventure — in stories, photos, and food from each of the 35 countries he traveled.
A dynamic and inspiring professional speaker, Allan shares his message with captivating storytelling and award-winning photography. Allan inspires audiences to overcome challenges, tackle obstacles, embrace change, and smile—especially in the face of adversity.
And he knows how. Allan spent three years riding around the world alone on a motorcycle. Along the way, guerrillas marched him into the Colombian jungle at gunpoint; he crushed his leg in the middle of nowhere in Bolivia and had to beg the governments of Syria and Sudan to let him across their borders. (Eventually, they gave in.)
Beyond his motorcycle adventures, Allan has:
Sailed the Flores Sea in search of the elusive Komodo Dragon
Climbed the most active volcano in Indonesia; and
Competed in the most grueling motorsport race in the world— The Dakar.
Hosted “Food Explorer,” a full-length television show for the Travel & Cooking Channels.
Before embarking on his adventures, Allan co-founded Wirestone; the international digital agency Accenture acquired in 2017.