Allan looked at these forks in the road of his life as an opportunity to both follow a life-long dream and pursue his passions. He hopped on his motorcycle and traveled around the world. After three years and 62,000 miles of riding, through 35 countries on 5 continents, he returned home only to set out on another journey—to share the truths he'd uncovered and the lessons learned during his adventure around the world.
Between these pages, Allan shares the discoveries, cultures, and connections he made on this global adventure. Through stories, color photos, and the flavors of real local food, FORKS brings his adventure to life and the world to your table: the kindness of strangers, the beauty of humanity, the colors of culture, and the powerful gift of human connection.
FORKS brings the world to your table: An around-the-world adventure story. A colorful photo book with more than 700 color photographs. A global cookbook with 40 signature recipes.
"Even though I set out on his journey alone, I was never alone. If I was ever lost, lonely or hungry, I would turn around and always find someone there." The real truth is that it's easy to connect with people—humanity—even in the most challenging situations.
Like when he was ordered into the Colombian jungle at gunpoint, or when he crushed his leg in the middle of nowhere in Bolivia, or how he had to beg the governments of Syria and Sudan to let him across their borders.
Every photograph, story, and recipe in this book presents readers with an opportunity to witness new cultures, taste exotic flavors, or journey into dangerous and unknown territories. Every experience is an opportunity to connect with others.
|Publisher:||WorldRider Publishing & Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.40(w) x 10.40(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Allan is an author, photographer, marketing entrepreneur, professional keynote speaker, and committed adventurer. He is also 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.
Allan grew up in Connecticut and now lives in Leucadia, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Bernadette Acocella for Readers' Favorite Forks is a travel book by author and “World Rider” Allan Karl that tells the story of his journey around the world on his motorcycle. Dissatisfied with his inability to connect with people in his professional world and facing a divorce, Karl decides he has come to a “fork” in his life, and decides to travel around the world to learn about himself and do what inspires him. Over the course of three years, he rides his motorcycle through five continents and takes pictures documenting the scenery, the locals, and the cuisine of each country he visits. Two to four pages are dedicated to information about each country Karl visited, and those pages are full of small maps highlighting the country’s location, statistical snapshots of life in that country, photographs Karl took on the road, and a description of his experiences there. Each country’s “chapter” is closed with a traditional recipe and complemented with photographs of the food. The result of Allan Karl’s travels is a beautiful book that has much to offer anyone who is interested in travel or international cuisine. Karl’s attention to detail is evident in many aspects of Forks, from the triple meaning of the title to the minute representation of each country’s flag that closes the pages about his travels there. Each recipe was introduced with some brief background information, and the recipes were varied enough that I found several that satisfied my vegetarian appetite. The stories Karl tells about each country were interesting and included both historical information and anecdotes about personal connections he made along the way. The gorgeous photographs, research, and concise stories about his experiences make this book a labor of love an author should be proud of. Overall, I found Allan Karl’s strength and determination to complete his journey very inspiring, and anyone who has ever wanted to make a significant change in their life will feel the same about this phenomenal book.