About The Author

Allan Karl, Author, Adventurer, Inspirational Speaker, Photographyer

is a world traveler, adventurer, photographer, author, entrepreneur, and inspirational keynote speaker. With an insatiable passion for travel, culture, people, and food, he has explored more than 60 countries, photographing, writing, and blogging about them along the way.

Allan’s quest for adventure—and culture, cuisine and connection—has led him to the most remote places on the planet. He has sailed the Flores Sea in search of the prehistoric Komodo Dragon, climbed the most active volcano in Indonesia, swam the Arctic Ocean, trekked the jungles of Central America looking for the elusive quetzal and competed as a team member for the world’s toughest and longest motorsport race in the world, The Dakar.

Allan inspires people to step out of their comfort zone and pursue dreams, overcome obstacles, face their fears and embrace change, and smile—especially in the face of adversity. And he knows how. Allan spent nearly three years riding around the world alone on a motorcycle. Along the way he was marched into the Colombian jungle at gunpoint, 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.)

Allan is principal of WorldRider Productions, where he focuses on speaking, publishing, coaching, and creating content that brings to life his stories and experiences around the world—demonstrating again and again how the discoveries he has made and the lessons learned can help all of us lead more rewarding lives.

A dynamic and inspiring professional speaker, Allan shares his message with captivating storytelling and award-winning photography that touch themes of adventure, personal growth, creativity, innovation, tolerance, environment, effective communication, travel as education, and the importance of following dreams and pursuing passions.

Allan is also a marketing strategist for clearcloud, a digital marketing and branding consultancy located in Southern California.

Allan grew up in Connecticut but now lives 3000 miles away in California.

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