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FORKS: Three Years. Five Continents. One Motorcycle.

A project in Encinitas, CA by Allan Karl

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An around-the-world adventure with stunning photos, tasty recipes and inspiring stories all wrapped into a beautiful coffee table book
Backers: 546
Average Pledge Per Backer: $75

Funded: $40,994 of $22,000
Dates: Sep 23rd -> Oct 23rd (30 days)
Project By: Allan Karl
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Latest News

Sixty Seconds

October 23rd - via:
We Did It! With still nearly 8 hours left in the campaign, earlier this afternoon we hit the final stretch goal and have raised more than $40,000 and pre-sold nearly 800 copies of FORKS. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! This has been a tumultuous ride and I can... (Read More)

One more day

October 22nd - via:
 This has been one great ride. As you know, this adventure, book and all of you who have backed my project to date have long been on my mind—and in my dreams.  In just 24 hours this Kickstarter campaign will grind to a halt, the printing presses... (Read More)

Forty-eight hours

October 21st - via:
Sometime last year I posted a short story on my website about the most precious gift you can give anyone. If you have time, please read it. Gifts with heart and a personal touch are so much more meaningful than a generic Hallmark card or other easy... (Read More)

Interview with Allan Karl–3 Years, 5 Continents, 1 Motorcycle

October 18th - via:
Allan Karl rode a motorcycle through 35 countries. Not content to publish a memoir, he is using Kickstarter to publish a photo book, travelogue and recipes. (Read More)

More Milestones & Stretching More Miles

October 16th - via:
Success!!! Stretch goal #1 achieved — thank you!DONE! Sometime late last night or early this morning, depending on where you are in the world, we did it! We hit the first stretch goal of $30,000. Wow! Thank you for your help, pledges and support of... (Read More)

New Reward: Send A Card and Stretch Forks -- Another Project Worth Your Look

October 16th - via:
Making More Connections in the Final Week - Pushing My Stretch GoalsIn this short video I share the inspiration for adding another reward—at multiple levels—into the FORKS Kickstarter Mix. Please take 3 minutes and check it out: In order to... (Read More)

Episode 107 - Allan Karl - World Travel

Allan Karl (@WorldRider on twitter) calls in to discuss his new book about world travel with host Craig Price. (Read More)

Karl's Book "Forks" Charts Three Year Ride

October 14th - via:
Allan Karl triggered plenty of nervous exhaustion in his friends and family when he decided to take a trip around the world on his BMW GS, alone. Most were sure that if he wasn’t killed or kidnapped he’d at least get sick or hurt at some point down the line, and what would he do then? (Read More)

FORKS: A Quest For Culture, Cuisine and Connection.

October 14th - via:
Three Years. Five Continents. One Motorcycle. That's the mission that one man, Allan Karl, set out on a few years back. He set out on an around-the-world adventure, returning with stunning photos, tasty recipes and inspiring stories that he wrapped up in a beautiful coffee table book. (Read More)

Indexing, Stats, Pushing, Stretching & The Better Backpack

October 11th - via:
FORKS will be published!You can have FORKS on your table soon! I am still reeling in amazement, and how extraordinary are the nearly 350 who have backed my project so far. We hit our goal in 9 days, and we are stretching it further—let's keep up... (Read More)

I'll Give You The Jacket Off My Back…as thanks

October 7th - via:
You'll need an HTML5 capable browser to see this content. Play 00:00 00:00 We did it!Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thanks to all my backers and to everyone who shared this message and the link to this Kickstarter page, together we reached... (Read More)

The Ultimate Ride-to-Eat Coffee Table Book – Forks: Three Years, Five Continents, One Motorcycle

October 3rd - via:
I recently had the pleasure of meeting a longtime virtual friend in person just as he is self-publishing his epic travel book, Forks: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection. Allan Karl is a naturally vibrant explorer of roads, continents, people, and cuisine. (Read More)

So close, that I'm ready to stretch.

October 2nd - via:
Unbelievable!When I woke this morning I learned that FORKS has passed the 90% funding mark! I don't know what to say—except thanks to all my backers. Your pledges, encouraging emails, sharing and forwarding of the campaign to your network and kind... (Read More)

Around-the-World Motorcycle Adventure Comes to Life in FORKS, a New Full-Color Book by WorldRider Allan Karl

October 1st - via:
FORT MILL, SC - Culture. Cuisine. Connection. Karl turns to Kickstarter to help realize his vision for this book which lets readers experience the world through stories, photography, and food from 35 countries. (Read More)

Milestones & Mile Markers: We're Moving!

September 30th - via:
Milestones. I just hopped on to my Kickstarter dashboard and discovered we've got 200 Backers!!!  Plus, after just one week, we're reached 75% of our goal. Wow!  Thank you too all the backers who've jumped in and supported this project, preordered... (Read More)

Forks: Three Years, Five Continents, One Motorcycle

September 30th - via:
It’s not very often we feature anything from the world of crowd funding. Kickstarter is awash with lofty ideas, not all of them destined to be realized. That said, we recently came across this unique project and felt we simply had to share. Forks is the could-be book written by adventure motorcyclist, foodie, and world traveler Allan Karl. Having quit his day job to fulfill a life’s dream to travel the world on a motorcycle, Allan spent three years traversing five continents covering a staggering distance of 62,000 miles. His solo journey is chronicled in his incredible book introducing readers to not just the imagery of the experience, but the flavors as well. Part travel journal and part cookbook, Allan offers a rich and textured presentation of his travels as they unfolded. As fellow adventurers, we wish him the best of luck getting his book published. His Kickstarter page is for lack of a more creative word––amazing. (Read More)

We’re Never Alone

September 29th - via:
I have to admit that I have some cool friends. Some have done things that I’d never remotely consider doing myself. Take my buddy, Allan Karl, for example. Leaving behind his own successful marketing company, Allan headed off on a trip around the world. By himself. On a motorcycle. (Read More)

Around-The-World Motorcycle Adventure Becomes Adventure in Publishing

September 28th - via:
A refreshing look at a "Ride the World" motorcycle travel story. No sponsors. No film or TV crews. No mega-rich celebrities. Just a guy and his bike. (Read More)


September 28th - via:
The book brings to life a three-year global adventure in a unique oversized, full-color, hardcover book. FORKS has been three-years in the making and includes more than 500 color photographs, stories of extraordinary people, their culture, personal connection and 40 recipes from all over the world. (Read More)

See The Possibilities!

September 27th - via:
I am amazed and grateful for the response my Kickstarter campaign has received so far — and we've just passed the four-day mark. As I get ready to send this update, thanks to the generous and the inspired we have received pledges for just over 51%... (Read More)

Forks: 3 Years. 5 Continents. 1 Motorcycle.

September 25th - via:
Author, adventure rider, and foodie Allan Karl recently reached out with a Kickstarter project focused on his latest book project, Forks: 3 Years, 5 Continents. The book, in his words, has been "... a project of passion--and a labor of love--a lot more work than I ever imagined." (Read More)

There Are No strangers When You Are Riding Around The World. Only Friends You Haven’t Met.

September 24th - via:
A few years ago he quit his job and got on his motorcycle and proceeded to ride around the world. Alone! During the last 3 years he rode 62,000 miles on a BMW GS motorcycle through 35 countries on 5 continents. His name is Allan Karl, an author, photographer and brand strategist. And as you can imagine his adventure is full of amazing stories he wants to tell to all bikers. (Read More)

A Worthwhile Book - Motorcycles, Adventurers & Food Lovers

September 24th - via:
There are many books out there that deal with motorcycle riding, adventure riding, discovering new countries and there are many cook books out there. But to my knowledge there are no books that deal with all these aspects, all in one book. Until now. (Read More)

Fab new book: Forks. A Quest for Culture, Cuisine and Connection, by Allan Karl

September 23rd - via:
Here's a cool new book from a fellow traveller, foodie and wine lover: FORKS. A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection Three Years, Five Continents, One Motorcycle (Read More)

FORKS…. By Allan Karl.

September 23rd - via:
Those of you who have been constant followers of my Gypsy Biker World Tour, and have also read the journal I wrote before that, entitled Taking Back My Heart, about my first major expedition ride to Tanzania and back, will recall with fondness, my good friend, the irrepressible Allan Karl from Encinitas, California… (Read More)

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