Three Year Global Motorcycle Adventure Shared with Crowdfunded Book

Pictures of Allan Karls AdventureNo matter where you are in the world there are no strangers when you are traveling, only friends you haven’t met.

After founding a top 50 digital marketing company, Allan Karl decided it was time for a change.  His change consisted of traveling around the world for three years on a motorcycle logging 62,000 miles through 5 continents and 35 countries.  And now Alan wants to share his adventure with all by publishing a book; a compilation of the stories of his travels the food he enjoyed and the photographs he took along the way.
For anyone who has ever endured the longing call of wanderlust this is for you.  This is a book which documents a solitary journey, sharing the collective humanity of diverse cultures, and the common characteristics we all share.Allan KariCrowdfunding on Kickstarter, the book entitled FORKS.  A Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection is just shy of its $22,000.00 goal.  Apparently Allan brought the concept to traditional publishers who thought it had merit but wanted to change the narrative.  Rather than compromise his vision by using these publishers who wanted to simplify his book, Alan decided to turn to crowdfunding for the printing of the first-edition.

The book brings to life a three-year global adventure in a unique oversized, full-color, hardcover book. FORKS —three more years in the making—incorporates more than 500 color photographs and 40 recipes from all over the world to complement Allan’s stories of cultural discovery and human connection.

“The best way to experience the world,” says Allan, “is to see it through photographs, to feel it through stories of connection and culture, and to taste it in local food.”

As with any adventure there are good days – as well as the bad. While in Bolivia he crashed his BMW motorcycle and broke his leg.  While in the Colombian jungle he was escorted to a remote waterfall at gunpoint by a rebel group.  But it is always the most dicey of situations which make us appreciate the more routine.

FORKS BookAlan hopes his book inspires readers to be open to new experiences.

“Every photograph, story, and recipe embodies the importance of connecting with people,” says Allan. “This book presents readers an opportunity to try something new, perhaps to taste flavors of a new food or to journey into unknown territories. Every experience is an opportunity to connect with others.”

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