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#32 From Slovenia—Riding the Balkans 2018: A Live Update

9/18/2018
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When I set off on this 2018 Eastern European Tour, I had no real plan except to search for the best stories in food, wine, and culture. I wanted to discover the truth about the region. Like me, most North Americans do not understand what is happening over here—my aim was to find out. Now two months into my journey, I'll admit, it has surprised me. I've been disappointed too. You'll hear more in this podcast. Recorded live in the wine cellars of Movia in the Gorica Brda region of Slovenia. I...

Duration:00:13:47

#30 Ryan Pyle | Tough Rides & Extreme Treks | Part II

3/27/2018
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NOTE: This is Part I of a two-part Podcast! I'm excited about sharing my latest interview on the WorldRider Podcast with Ryan Pyle. This guy is the real thing. Ryan is an adventure traveler and motorcycle rider, television host and producer, author, professional keynote speaker, Guinness world record holder, mountain climber, award-winning photographer, and I'd like to add—humanitarian and philosopher. Okay, those last two titles I've given him—deservedly as you will learn while listening...

Duration:00:55:41

#29 Ryan Pyle | Tough Rides & Extreme Treks | Part I

3/27/2018
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NOTE: This is Part I of a two-part Podcast! I'm excited about sharing my latest interview on the WorldRider Podcast with Ryan Pyle. This guy is the real thing. Ryan is an adventure traveler and motorcycle rider, television host and producer, author, professional keynote speaker, Guinness world record holder, mountain climber, award-winning photographer, and I'd like to add—humanitarian and philosopher. Okay, those last two titles I've given him—deservedly as you will learn while listening...

Duration:00:57:19

#28 Duncan Marks, Traveling The World & Making Wine

12/31/2016
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Wow! Listen to this Podcast with Duncan—a 26-year-old winemaker who is traveling the world making wine, doing good, and following his dream. Seriously. After riding through Scandinavia and Eastern Europe I found myself between Greek Islands and exploring Greek history and Athens I happened to wander into a wine bar and found a kindred spirit—Duncan Marks, a 26-year old wine maker from my hometown of San Diego—he's just finished harvesting wine from a Greek Estate. I learned Greece was just...

Duration:01:29:46

#27 Neale Bayly on Bank Robbery, 200mph On A Bike & Storytelling

7/1/2016
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Veteran Moto-journlist, Television Host, and Philanthropist Any chance I get to spend time with the legendary Neale Bayly, I cherish and relish the experience. Now you can too. It's hard to say, but this ranks as one of my top guests, so far, on the WorldRider Podcast (who woulda thought). Truly, the guests keep getting better which means for you listeners, less time listening to me, and more time listening to experienced travelers from all over the globe. Neale Bayly is one of the most...

Duration:01:05:23

#26 Dr. Jeff Salz, Adventure Anywhere & Dodging Chinese Police

5/13/2016
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Join host Allan Karl (me) and fellow adventurer, speaker and world traveler Dr. Jeff Salz in an engaging discussion of adventure and travel. Hall of Fame Speaker and anthropologist adventurer, Jeff shares incredible stories from the jungles of Peru to the endless pampas and glacier-studded landscapes of Patagonia. Listen as we dig into what it means to travel, preserve traditional cultures and experience aging as an adventure as we discuss his exciting new book project. Along the way, we...

Duration:01:19:39

#25 George Walther, Voodoo, Smiles, & The Travelers' Century Club

2/8/2016
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The WorldRider Podcasts continues to evolve and attract new and interesting guests. Just in from Cape Town, South Africa, meet fellow speaker, world traveler and good friend George Walther. Not only is George Walther a Hall of Fame Speaker (honored by the National Speaker Association), but George is a a Hall of Fame WorldRider Traveler — honored here on this blog! He's also a card-carrying member of the Travelers' Century Club — a unique nonprofit organization comprised of members who've...

Duration:00:52:10

#24 Carla King, Sidecar Queen, China & More

1/2/2016
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Happy New Year! Carla King Visits WorldRider Studios And Shares Miss Adventurer Tales, Traveling China, Sidecars & Self Publishing What a pleasure to host and try to entertain the queen of sidecars, the country's leading expert in self-publishing and an extraordinary adventure motorcyclist–Miss Adventuring, Ms. Carla King. True to form, my own cat, Ms. Dar es Salaam, needed the attention of Carla, so before the podcast recording began, a few moments of “Dar Time” were spent in the...

Duration:00:35:42

#22 Around The World Alone — On A Bicycle 9.19.11

1/2/2016
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Ok. So you know I traveled around the world for three years alone—on a motorcycle. And I really didn't see everything. There are still plenty of places waiting for my visit. Or at least I'd like to think so. Truth is, there are a lot of places I'm waiting to visit. But that's besides the point. I was in Ethiopia on my motorcycle sometimes in the Spring of 2008. On a desolate stretch of a dusty dirt road between Gondar, Ethiopia and the Sudan border, I ran into to bicyclists from Finland....

Duration:01:23:10

#21 WorldRider Podcast Redux 11.11.09

1/2/2016
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#21 WorldRider Podcast Redux 11.11.09 Originally Produced and Published on November 11, 2009 Solo world traveler motorcycle adventurer Allan Karl returns with a new edition of the WorldRider Podcasts. Though back in the states for nearly a year, Karl discusses his upcoming speaking engagements and multimedia presentations and plans for publishing. 11.11.09

Duration:00:06:34

#20 Buenos Aires | Dakar Motos – Traveler’s Telling Stories 03.15.07

1/2/2016
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#20 Buenos Aires | Dakar Motos – Traveler’s Telling Stories Originally Produced and Published on March 15, 2007 The Ides of March (Caesar Beware) Motorcycle travelers all over the world meet and swap stories at the legendary adventure traveler hangout Dakar Motos in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Through a series of amazing coincidences Allan connects for the third time during his journey with fellow Californian motorcyclists Adam Pate. Listen to Adam relate his tale to WorldRider, Allan Karl,...

Duration:00:22:52

#19 Breaking Out of Bolivia | Welcome to Chile 12.04.06

1/2/2016
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#19 Breaking Out of Bolivia | Welcome to Chile Originally Produced and Published on December 4, 2006 Finally after enduring a broken leg, badly sprained ankle and ligament strained and twisted knee, WorldRider, Allan Karl, finally takes the road out of Bolivia. From the largest and highest in altitude salt lake in the world, Allan takes a dirt road out of Bolivia. In search of better roads, Allan is quite suprised to learn that in this part of Chile the roads are more challenging yet the...

Duration:00:26:29

#18 12,000 Feet In The Middle of Nowhere 12.01.06

1/2/2016
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#18 12,000 Feet In The Middle of Nowhere Originally Produced & Published on December 1, 2006 With lightning storms blazing the evening sky and the most impressive array of starts they’ve ever seen, WorldRider, Allan Karl and fellow motorcyclist Andy Tiegs, sit on the largest and highest in altitude salt flat in the world on the Bolivian Altiplano and discuss their respective journeys to this magical place by motorcycle. After traveling more than 15,000 miles and visiting twelve countries...

Duration:00:11:32

#17 Quit Your Job & Travel. 11.30.06

1/2/2016
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#17 Quit Your Job & Travel. | Uyuni, Bolivia Originally Produced and Published on November 30, 2006 What implores someone to quit their job and take time to see the world? Allan Karl while on his solo motorcycle journey meets and discusses the passions of travel with new friends he meets on the road. Meet a new cast of characters as this WorldRider journey of adventure and discovery continues. 11.30.06

Duration:00:36:43

#16 Uyuni, Bolivia | The Night Train & Thanksgiving Pizza 11.28.06

1/2/2016
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#16 Uyuni, Bolivia | The Night Train & Thanksgiving Pizza 11.28.06 Originally Produced and Published on November 28, 2006 With his bike running again, Allan boards the night train for Uyuni, Bolivia. Wandering the streets of this dusty outpost on the fringe of the largest and highest salt flat in the world, he runs into three other motorcyclists — including his past riding partner, Jeremiah. At the famed Minuteman Pizza restaurant in the Totoni Hotel these motorcyclists share the stories...

Duration:00:30:11

#15 Commotion in Cochabamba, Bolivia | Keep On Trucking' 11.18.06

1/2/2016
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#15 Commotion in Cochabamba, Bolivia | Keep On Truckin' Originally Published and Produced on November 18, 2006 Traveling to Oruro, Bolivia by truck, Allan Karl along with his BMW Motorcycle (Doc) try to make time while his ankle and knee mend. His driver Miguel and the owner of the truck confront difficulties in Cochabamba where protesters of have blocked the main highway. Listen to the commotion as Allan tries to get to the bottom of the reason behind the blockage. This is bi-lingual as...

Duration:00:15:25

#14 Santa Cruz, Bolivia | Making Friends. Getting Things Done. 11.14.06

1/2/2016
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#14 #14 Santa Cruz, Bolivia | Making Friends. Getting Things Done. Originally Produced and Posted on November 13, 2006 Hobbling around Santa Cruz, Bolivia with a bum knee and sprained ankle, Allan makes friends with an ex-Auto Rally champion of Bolivia who helps him get his bike fixed and a agent and specialist in customs and immigration who works hard to legalize Allan’s motorcycle so he can safely continue his journey through Bolivia without fear of penalty or worse. He only has a few...

Duration:00:14:09

#13 Salar de Uyuni | Is It In Our Future? 11.08.06

12/28/2015
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#13 Salar de Uyuni | Is It In Our Future? 11.08.06 Originally Produced and Posted on November 8, 2006 Time is running out. The weather is changing. Allan must remain in Santa Cruz to allow is ankle and knee to heal. Jeremiah must move on and visit the Jesuit Missions where just a few days ago Allan had his second accident while touring Bolivia. Jeremiah goes, returns and goes again while they discuss the prospects of seeing perhaps the #1 site in South America: The Salar de Uyuni. 11.08.06

Duration:00:14:30

#12 Santa Cruz Bolivia | Unlikely Change of Course 11.05.06

12/21/2015
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#12 WorldRider Podcast: Santa Cruz Bolivia Unlikely Change of course Originally Produced and Posted on November 5, 2006 It’s hot in Santa Cruz. Jeremiah recovers from his asado food poisoning and recalls the shady digs we stayed in Vallegrande. Allan recalls events of the first week that once again change the course of his journey. In the 12th episode of the WorldRider podcasts they sit in Santa Cruz over unlikely Italian food lamenting Allan’s latest fateful day.

Duration:00:15:10

#10 Walking The Streets of Vallegrande 11.04.06

12/21/2015
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#10 WorldRider Podcast: Walking the Streets of Vallegrande Originally Produced and Posted on November 4, 2006 It’s the middle of Dias de las Muertas and Allan is in Vallegrande, Bolivia — the final resting spot for Che Guevara’s body after he was executed by Bolivian troops under orders from the C.I.A. The streets are noisy with music, people hustling about and a groups of motorcyclists eager to join a caravan of like minds to follow in the footsteps of Ché’s last days. While Jeremiah...

Duration:00:08:11