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55 minutes | 6 months ago
#41 Emmy-Winning TV Host/Producer & Croatia Singing Star Ashley Colburn
From Emmy Award-winning Travel Show To Croatian Singing Star. This podcast originated as the sixth JOURNEYS Webcast—Adventure & Discovery In The Time of Corona, originally Livestreamed on May 18, 2020, with our special guest the two-time Emmy award-winning television producer, Ashley Colburn. Ashley’s work includes “Wow Croatia!”, “Wonders of Europe,” “Wonders of Asia,” and “Through Her Eyes.” The latter, a project focused on connecting with women of distinct cultures all over the world, was the topic of her recent TEDx talk in Zagreb. But Ashley’s journey is much more. After over 20 visits to Croatia, Ashley now calls the Balkan country her home—leaving her homeland and lovely San Diego behind. How did Croatia seduce her; will she ever go back? That’s not all! Ashley captured the awe and love of the Croatian people as a top-two finalist in the country’s most popular singing and talent competition television show. Her performances will amaze you. Ashley Colburn's Journey Is Extraordinary. The JOURNEY From Entry-Level Production Work to Emmy winning Host and Producer | How did a young and recent grad zoom to the top of her craft in just a few years. Falling In Love & Making The Enormous Commitment | How did a former Yugoslavian country sweep this woman off her feet, head over heels, and convince her to make Croatia her home? Storytelling Through The Eyes of Women In Our World | How travel shows can evolve and be more relevant and have a higher purpose. Forget American Idol or The Voice—Singing In A Foreign Tongue | How Ashley went from TV Host & Producer to one of the top contestants on Croatia’s number one singing competition television show. Where Are We Today? Thoughts On Future of Travel | After visiting over 60 countries, filming television in forty of them, what does travel and travel television look like in a post-Covid19 reality? How is Ashley continuing her work under lockdown and quarantine? ABOUT ASHLEY COLBURN Ashley Colburn, a two-time Emmy award-winning TV producer, and host. Ashley is a California native who began her career as a host, producer, and writer for WealthTV in 2009, where her first travel show WOW Croatia! not only earned an Emmy award, but it also garnered Croatia's coveted Golden Pen Award (Best U.S. media). Following her success with WOW Croatia! Ashley created TAKEOFF with Ashley Colburn, a travel series premiered in 2010 on WealthTV, and took her to over 25 countries on six continents over two seasons. Since late 2011 Ashley has managed her production company, Ashley Colburn Productions, with the mission of Finding the Wonder in the World. Wonderful People. Wonderful Cultures. Wonderful History. More recently, Ashley Colburn Productions filmed and produced several seasons of a new original cultural travel series titled "Wonders." In season one, WONDERS of Europe takes viewers through a journey of hidden gems in Europe, and season takes them throughout Asia. WONDERS is distributed, broadcast, and streamed worldwide. After ten years on the road, Ashley has filmed in 40 countries and visited 60. Since 2009, Ashley's knowledge and interest in Croatia grew with each of her more than 20 visits to the country. She has filmed the entire country and not only is Ashley the country's biggest fan, she now calls Croatia home. When Ashley is not globetrotting, she enjoys spending her summers teaching Public Speaking and Communications at Rochester Institute of Technology’s global campus in Dubrovnik. In October 2019, Ashley delivered her first TED Talk about her experiences living with women around the world, which is the theme of her newest television series, Through Her Eyes. ABOUT THE JOURNEYS WEBCAST Inspired by the need to connect, travel, and imagine, Allan Karl started the Journeys Webcast on a dare and whim. It's grown into an internet fave gathering where guests from all over the world share stories, ideas, and tips. The Journeys Webcast is a weekly live stream event where travelers, entrepreneurs, vintners, chefs, musicians, authors, speakers, and ordinary people living extraordinary lives come together for an hour of storytelling, inspiration, idea-sharing, and connection.
73 minutes | 6 months ago
#46 Locked Down & Stuck In Spain | Around The World Vagabonds Travis & Chantil Gill Consider Future
Stuck in Spain with two motorcycles and big around the world dreams, Travis and Chantil Gill chat with WorldRider Allan Karl about deciding to live a life on the road. Then two weeks into their journey their dreams are cut short. In this tell-all interview Travis, Chantil, and Allan share stories, laughs, and ideas. The Journeys With WorldRider Podcast—Episode #46 Travel Around The World—Adventures with WorldRider Allan Karl & Special Guests Join Allan and his globetrotting guests as he travels the world alone on his motorcycle. Best-selling author, television host, and global adventurer and photographer shares insight, meets fascinating people, and explores places all around the world. When not traveling Allan takes listeners around the world through the tales and experiences of other extraordinary world travelers, engaging in lively conversation while sharing extraordinary tales from exotic locales and travel tips and insight everyone can use.
43 minutes | 8 months ago
#40 Jerry D'Alessandro | From Rockstar To Hollywood TV Producer
Meet Jerry D’Alessandro, Television Producer, Showrunner, Travel Addict and One Time Rock n’ Roll Star This podcast originated as the fifth episode of the Journeys Webcast and Livestreamed from Merida Mexico on May 11, 2020. We've edited this audio Podcast to remove audio from video segments, slide shows, and other areas where visuals are tied to the conversation. If you want to see the entire Webcast as it was live-streamed complete with all video content yu can watch the segment directly here on YouTube. Check out this fifth episode and audio-only replay of the Journeys Webcast Livestream from May 11, 2020 — as I travel to Mexico and the colorful colonial city of Mérida. Here we join award-winning network television producer and global traveler Jerry D'Alessandro for an intimate look at what's it like to be an ex-pat in the time of Corona. From Dejected Rock Star To Television Producer | How did a down and out rockstar after the brutal breakup of his band travel to Hollywood with only the shirt on his back change his life and become a big-time TV producer? Filming Top Rated Travel Shows | What's real? What's fact? The dirty secrets of travel show production. What kind of television will we see in the future of travel? The Realities of Expat Life In Mexico | How has Covid-19 impacted ex-pat life, and how are the local people holding up. Future of Casual, Adventure, and Business Travel | How will television shows cope with the new realities and how will travel impact not only the business of tourism but the attitudes and fears of travelers and tourists. Lost In A Lost World | Where will people turn to travel where they can explore, wander, and get lost in this new reality? About Jerry D'Alessandro Meet Jerry D'Alessandro, a twenty-year television veteran whose extensive list of credits include "The Amazing Race," "American Idol," "The Weakest Link," and many more. Jerry worked 11 seasons on the CBS Hit Show "Big Brother," serving most recently as the show's Co-Executive Producer. He served as Showrunner and Director for two international travel shows: The Emmy-nominated NBC series "The Voyager with Josh Garcia," and the A&E series "Good Spirits." Jerry is an incurable travel-addict and has produced television in 30 countries and 42 cities on five continents. Combined with his travels and adventures, Jerry counts 63 countries visited, including crossing the often difficult borders of Iran, Bhutan, and Myanmar. Today Jerry calls Mérida Mexico in the Yucatan his home.
50 minutes | 8 months ago
#39 Ryan Pyle | Adventurers & Travelers Face New Realities In The Future
Tough Rides | Extreme Treks | Mayhem In The Amazon Another Day In The Life of Extreme Adventurer and TV Host/Producer Ryan Pyle Just another day in the life of the bestselling author, adventurer, anthropologist Jeff Salz. He's an ex-pat living in Ecuador is watching and wading out the Coronavirus while sitting on the equator. Tune in to this lively entertaining discussion about adventure, travel, and life experiences on the third episode of JOURNEYS WEBCAST. Meet Ryan Pyle. With no place to go and home a distant memory, Ryan's locked down in Istanbul with a cat...Author, adventurer, photographer, television host & producer of Tough Rides & Extreme Treks - Television Host & Producer. Today he says ‘Leaving your phone and laptop behind and feeling the natural environment is really powerful,’ On the road for some 300 days a year. Tune in to this lively entertaining discussion about adventure, travel, and life experiences. The Tough Ride Across The Most Desolate Part of China | The road, the reality, and the culture. Beyond the bike, we ask Ryan if he ever thought China would be the source of everyone's latest adventure? The Madness & Mayhem of India By Motorcycle | From the density to the depravity—how to find peace in the mayhem. Beyond The Comfort Zone | Why everyone needs fresh perspectives. Extreme Treks | What's it take to shoot a TV show in the harshest places on our planet? This podcast originated as the third episode of the Journeys Webcast and Livestreamed from Istanbul Turkey on May 11, 2020. We've edited this audio Podcast to remove audio from video segments, slide shows, and other areas where visuals are tied to the conversation. If you want to see the entire Webcast as it was live-streamed complete with all video content, scroll to the bottom of this page. Or you can watch the segment directly on YouTube. About Our Guest Ryan Pyle is an author, adventurer, photographer, television host & producer of Tough Rides & Extreme Treks — Ryan Was born in Toronto, Canada, Ryan Pyle spent his early years close to home. After obtaining a degree in International Politics from the University of Toronto in 2001, Ryan realized a life long dream and traveled to China on an exploratory mission. In 2002 Ryan moved to China permanently and in 2004 Ryan became a regular contributor to the New York Times. In 2009 Ryan was named one of the 30 emerging photographers in the world by PDN Magazine. The next year, Ryan began working full time on television and documentary film production and has produced and presented several large multi-episode television docuseries for major broadcasters in the USA, Canada, UK, Asia, CHINA, and continental Europe. Watch Ryan & Find Books On Amazon Prime Ryan On YouTube Ryan's Instagram Follow Ryan on Twitter JOURNEYS WEBCAST is a weekly live stream event where travelers, entrepreneurs, vintners, chefs, musicians, authors, speakers, and ordinary people living extraordinary lives come together for an hour of storytelling, inspiration, idea-sharing, and connection. Register for free register.journeyswebcast.com for these weekly Livestream events.
38 minutes | 9 months ago
#35 From San Diego Under Lockdown | Breaking News, Journeys, Dreams, and Perspective
#35 From San Diego Under Lockdown | Breaking News, Journeys, Dreams, and Perspective | Allan Karl Tells All It seems that this will be the first summer in four years that Allan Karl WorldRider will not be wandering around the world somewhere on his motorcycle. In this “sit down and chat” episode of the WorldRider podcast, he discusses the whereabouts of his motorcycle and provides updates on new projects and old. He also points to the critical notion that in challenging times it’s vital to focus on what we find, rather than what we feel we are losing. Perspective, he says, makes all the difference. Enjoy this intimate and personal chat with Allan as he takes the time to update listeners and provide them with ideas and perspective to help weather challenging times. Mentioned in this Podcast: Journeys Webcast — Livestreamed Every Monday The Journeys Webcast Replays: http://journeyswebcast.com Livestream Journeys Webcast Registration: http://register.journeyswebcast.com The first seven episodes of JOURNEYS brought guests from South Africa, Ecuador, Uruguay, Turkey, Mexico, Croatia, and Romania. And if you missed either of them, here are links to the YouTube replays; they’re entertaining, and you’ll enjoy watching. Be sure to like and comment if you can. #1 Ronnie Borrageiro in South Africa: https://youtu.be/wiRg8qYmEMM #2 Jeremy Kroeker & Elle West in Uruguay: https://youtu.be/D5FbjF05f8w #3 Jeff Salz in Ecuador: https://youtu.be/TKadJzIfAEk #4 Ryan Pyle in Turkey: https://youtu.be/KVwl3PBoyJc #5 Jerry D’Alessandro in Mexico: https://youtu.be/qfRvg3Vv8ME #6 Ashley Colburn in Croatia: https://youtu.be/nAy2w3sADzo #7 Oliver Bauer in Romania: https://youtu.be/71botZJGgtg Allan Karl's Book "FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection." Autographed and Signed Books By Allan Karl are available here: http://forksthebook.com FORKS: A QUEST FOR CULTURE, CUISINE, AND CONNECTION on Amazon Hardcover: Softcover:
45 minutes | 10 months ago
#34 Tamela Rich | Musings, Connections & Highway Kitsch
#44 Tamela Rich | Musings, Connections & Highway kitsch From North Carolina to Oregon & Beyond Meet Best-Selling Author of “Living Life Full Throttle” and "Hit The Road: A Woman's Guide to Solo Motorcycle Touring" Tamela Rich I discovered this podcast with Tamela Rich from 2015 that I lost through the cracks in the floor of my computer. It’s such a treasure I had to bring it back to life. The conversation is just as relevant today as it was when I sat in Tamela’s office in Charlotte North Carolina. We discuss her decision to embark on a cross country trip on a motorcycle. After a devastating business loss, she decided to clear her head and find new opportunities and roadside treasures. Here we discuss her decision to ride bikes and then ride coast to coast as a solo woman rider. And that’s just the start. Road trip expert Tamela is inspiring and a wealth of knowledge of roadside kitsch as well as off the beaten track treasures all over the country. Tune into this one, and you’ll be amazed at what she’s discovered and learned through traveling by motorcycle. Watch this TEDx talk with Tamela and motorcycle journalist and philanthropist Neale Bayley.
53 minutes | 10 months ago
#38 Dr. Jeff Salz | Finding Adventure In Everything We Do & Everywhere We Go
Pangolins | Death On The Mountain | Jailed In China Just another day in the life of the bestselling author, adventurer, anthropologist Jeff Salz. He's an ex-pat living in Ecuador is watching and wading out the Coronavirus while sitting on the equator. Tune in to this lively entertaining discussion about adventure, travel, and life experiences on the third episode of JOURNEYS WEBCAST. Meet Jeff Salz, a gifted storyteller and an exciting, entertaining, and enlightening guest on this third episode of the Journeys Livestream Webcast hosted by Allan Karl and WorldRider Productions. The Changing Realities for Travelers & Adventurers | Where and when do we go after lockdowns, sequesters, and quarantines? The Revenge of the Pangolin | No teeth and only a sticky tongue, why are the termites and ants of Africa so afraid. Forget Motorcycles, Jeff Traveled South America Overland On A Horse | Wisdom from those you'd never expect. The Fatal Climbing Accident That Changed Jeff's Life | What do you do after your best friend disappears on one of the most notorious mountains in Patagonia. This podcast originated as the third episode of the Journeys Webcast and Livestreamed from Ecuador on May 4, 2020. We've edited this audio Podcast to remove audio from video segments, slide shows, and other areas where visuals are tied to the conversation. If you want to see the entire Webcast as it was live-streamed complete with all video content, scroll to the bottom of this page. Or you can watch the segment directly on YouTube. About Our Guest Dr. Jeff Salz has lived the life of adventure that most have only dreamed of! Honored as a Hall of Fame speaker by the National Speaker Association. Acclaimed ‘America’s leading adventurer/anthropologist’ by both the Discovery and History Channels. Earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology during half a century of studying the wisdom of individuals and cultures while mountaineering and exploring the wildest corners of the planet including Patagonia, the Amazon, Outer Mongolia, Eastern Siberia, Chinese Turkestan and the Himalayas of Tibet. Joined the faculty of San Diego State University at the young age of 23, and later named "Outstanding Professor". A celebrated author bestselling author, Jeff’s book “The Way of Adventure” shares the secrets of man's resilience to adversity, and is widely recognized as THE definitive book on adventure. As a professional innovator and team builder, he designed and instructed team-building and creativity training for the Walt Disney team that produced “The Lion King” C-level executive teams at global organizations such as Google, Microsoft, Wal-Mart, eBay, and The Walt Disney Company turn to Jeff for inspiration and training. An internationally known television journalist, Jeff has been a frequent host for the Discovery Network and has appeared as the guest "adventure expert" on the CBS Early Morning Show. His expedition to Apocalypse Island was the History Channel’s most-watched event of the year. JOURNEYS WEBCAST is a weekly live stream event where travelers, entrepreneurs, vintners, chefs, musicians, authors, speakers, and ordinary people living extraordinary lives come together for an hour of storytelling, inspiration, idea-sharing, and connection. Register for free register.journeyswebcast.com for these weekly Livestream events. Video replays of past Livestream webcasts can be viewed at www.journeyswebcasts.com
38 minutes | 10 months ago
#37 Jeremy Kroeker & Elle West | Everything Gone South: Holed Up In Uruguay
Jeremy Kroeker & Elle West Prepared For Everything, Except This! In the 37th episode of the WorldRider Podcast I travel (virtually) to South America to the tiny country of Uruguay where Author and Adventure Motorcyclist Jeremy Kroeker and Elle West, his girlfriend are stuck in a tiny two-room apartment. In late August 2019, the couple left home in Canada headed for the bottom tip of South America, the village of Ushuaia, in Tierra del Fuego. On separate motorcycles jam-packed with camping gear and everything else they thought they needed (and plenty they didn’t) for a 13-month journey south, including camping gear. This trip would be Jeremy’s fourth attempt to reach the iconic southernmost tip. On two occasions, Elle made a trip to Panama, but this would be her first attempt at Tierra del Fuego. The odd couple has a unique relationship. Jeremy insists that they are on separate, yet parallel journeys—traveling together but are riding different motorcycles. They’re not sharing gear, either. If they breakdown—emotionally or the bikes—they’re prepared to go their separate ways. This podcast originated as the second episode of the Journeys Webcast and Livestreamed from Uruguay on April 27, 2020. The audio Podcast has been edited to remove audio from video segments, slide shows, and other areas where visuals are tied to the conversation. If you want to see the entire Webcast as it was live-streamed complete with all video content, scroll to the bottom of this page. Or you can watch the segment directly on YouTube. Listen to the 37th Journeys With WorldRider Podcast Jeremy Kroeker, Author & Adventurer Jeremy Kroeker is the author of Motorcycle Therapy and Through Dust and Darkness, as well as the editor of the original Motorcycle Messengers and Motorcycle Messengers 2. With his motorcycle, he has traveled to 30 countries while managing to do at least one outrageously stupid thing in every one. He has evaded police in Egypt, tasted teargas in Israel, scrambled through minefields in Bosnia and Lebanon, and wrangled a venomous snake in Austria. One time he got a sliver in El Salvador. Elle West, Adventurer Elle has been riding motorcycles for over 25 years. She has ridden through Alaska, North, and Central America, and is now riding through South America with her partner, Jeremy Kroeker. When in Canada, Elle is an instructor with Motology School, in Calgary, Alberta, where she shares her passion for motorcycles with new riders. Elle is an advocate and supporter of women in the motorcycling industry and proudly carried the baton for the Women Riders World Relay as a Guardian in a Colombian leg of the relay. <span data-mce-type="bookmark" style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;" class="mce_SELRES_start" data-mce-style="display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;"></span>
65 minutes | a year ago
#36 Ronnie Borrageiro | 100 Countries, 100,000 Miles, One Motorcycle | An Around The World Adventure With Guns & Love
In this 36th episode of the WorldRider Podcast, I’m honored to bring to you my friend and South African adventurer and world explorer Mr. Ronnie Borrageiro I met Ronnie in Namibia while I traveled through Africa from south to north. Ronnie was in a fog of swirling doubt, anger, and fear. This Podcast came from my Journeys Webcast Livestreamed with Ronnie from South Africa on April 20, 2020. I've repurposed the original video file as this WorldRider Podcast Episode #36. This is an intimate, honest, and often funny look at how challenges are opportunities. And how perspective defines character and the ability to see such opportunities. Ronnie traveled through over 100 countries on his motorcycle. Along the way, he met the love of his life, a cast of characters, including legendary actor Bruce Willis, and experienced coincidences that will make your head spin and wonder. We talk about those things that seem to tear us apart, yet. how they truly can bring us together. Over 100 Countries. 1,000 Days. And 100,000 Miles. Meet Ronnie Borrageiro — The Gypsy Biker. Life In Lock Down—How Slowing Down Give You Much More Than Time To Smell The Roses. Our Journeys—Coincidence? Serendipity? Or Mean To Be? Stuck In Bali—The Eat, Pray, Love Story That Will Bring Smiles & Tears. Sudan—The Fork & The Road—How Watermelon Candy Tamed A Young Warrior. If you want to watch the original video from the Journeys Webcast Livestream event on April 20, 2020, the replay is online on the WorldRider.TV YouTube Channel.
31 minutes | 2 years ago
#33 Mahasa Homayounfar | Musings In Macedonia With A Digital Nomad Motorcyclist
Musings In Macedonia With Digital Nomad & Not Just A Tourist Mahsa Homayounfar Chatting With Motorcycle Travelers Mahsa & Gerald Lakeside in Ohrid Sometimes the stars line up or there’s the perfect storm that brings people together. I’d been chatting with Mahsa via text and Skype for more than two months. Hoping we would connect somewhere on the Balkan Peninsula, we finally arrange to meet just a week before my return to the USA. "Not Just A Tourist" Mahsa and her Yamaha XT660R Gerald and his 1991 BMW. Mahsa travels the world on her motorcycle while operating here business “Not Just A Tourist.” And as the community of world traveling motorcycles intersects and the crossroads and forks in the road, she also managed to connect with Gerald, another rider from Austria. Over breakfast, while looking out over the place Lake Ohrid and with the breeze of the mild autumn air, we chatted about motorcycles, travel, and connections. Tune into this short Podcast for a fun and revealing conversation—one that may inspire you!
14 minutes | 2 years ago
#32 From Slovenia—Riding the Balkans 2018: A Live Update
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 wanted to get more current with my readers and listeners than my blog currently shows. That is, I wanted to provide a quick audio update to my journey to date because it takes much longer to write, edit, and choose photographs to capture the essence of my journey. Don't get me wrong. The blog is coming. And it's better. I'm not here to just "Instagram my trip. Instead, I want to bring you along so you can meet the people, taste the food, understand the culture and feel and experience as I do. So stay tuned to my blog—it may not be timely, but it will always be real and curated to the best I can given the time and demands of travel on the road.
79 minutes | 3 years ago
#31 From Greece—The Truth About Greek Wine, Food, & Destinations
In this podcast I interview Panos, the passionate owner of Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro in Athens, Greece. Meet Panos the owner of Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro, a legendary destination in the heart of Athens. Allan & Panos taste Greek wine while discussing the misconceptions about travel, good, and of course, Greek wine. Recorded while Allan traveled through Southeastern and Eastern Europe during his 2018 tour in Athens Greece while his motorcycle was getting the final maintenance for his travels. Panos is spirited and passionate and the conversation takes place in the busy wine bar that claims to offer the largest number of wines by the glass anywhere in the world. Learn about hidden destinations in Greece, unique wine varietals found nowhere else but Greece, and insight and thoughts on how to be more open when it comes to traveling, destinations, food and wine. Check out the blog post I wrote about Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro and be sure to include it on your list of "must see" when you find yourself in Athens. You will love this interview. We talk about reasons to travel, the importance of being open to new experiences, and great food and wine. Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro Mitropoleos 66-68 | Plaka Athens 105 63, Greece +30 21 3029 6570 Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro Website Vintage on Facebook TripAdvisor Reviews of Vintage
56 minutes | 3 years ago
#30 Ryan Pyle | Tough Rides & Extreme Treks | Part II
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 to these two podcasts.Truly, this interview was so engaging and the topics incredibly intriguing that I couldn't edit it down to one hour-long episode. So I've decided to share nearly the entire conversation in two parts—a first on the WorldRider Podcast.I've been following Ryan Pyle since my journey to China in the summer of 2015. In China, he earned a Guinness world record for the longest continuous motorcycle ride in a single county. The journey became the subject of two books and launched "Tough Rides" a successful television series that aired on the Travel Channel. He has been an inspiration to me and an invaluable sounding board for ideas on travel to China, India and elsewhere.Ryan Pyle is principal of Ryan Pyle Productions. He was born in Toronto and after a collegiate basketball career and graduating from the University of Toronto with a degree in International Politics, Ryan decided to try his hand at international diplomacy by relocating to China. It didn't take long until Ryan was a sought after photojournalist whose work appeared in Wall Street Journal, TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, Outside Magazine, and ultimately becoming a regular contributor to The New York Times.In 2009, Ryan was named as one 30 emerging photographers in the world. He then produced documentary films, several television series, and started writing books about his experiences in China and his travels around the world. You can find his Tough Rides series on Vimeo and iTunes. And here is the trailer for Season One of Ryan's Extreme Treks. Here is more information on his books and television series: TELEVISION SERIES2018 – Extreme Treks: Season #3 – In Production2017 – Extreme Treks: Season #2 – Distributed by TCB Media2016 – Tough Rides: Brazil – Travel Channel2014 – Extreme Treks: Season #1 – Distributed by TCB Media2014 – China’s Great Gateway: Shaanxi – Discovery Channel2014 – Tough Rides: India – Travel Channel2013 – Touch Rides: China – Travel ChannelPUBLICATIONS2017 – Sacred Mountains – Photography Book2016 – Tough Rides: Brazil – Written Book2015 – Sacred Mountains of China – Written Book2014 – Chinese Turkestan – Photography Book2014 – The India Ride – Written Book2013 – The Middle Kingdom Ride – Written BookSeries – Tough Rides on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ryanpyle/vod_pagesBooks — Ryan Pyle on Amazon SOCIAL MEDIAFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ryanpyleTwitter: https://twitter.com/RyanPyle YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ryanjpyle Instagram: www.instagram.com/ryanpyle
57 minutes | 3 years ago
#29 Ryan Pyle | Tough Rides & Extreme Treks | Part I
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 to these two podcasts. Truly, this interview was so engaging and the topics incredibly intriguing that I couldn't edit it down to one hour-long episode. So I've decided to share nearly the entire conversation in two parts—a first on the WorldRider Podcast. I've been following Ryan Pyle since my journey to China in the summer of 2015. In China, he earned a Guinness world record for the longest continuous motorcycle ride in a single county. The journey became the subject of two books and launched "Tough Rides" a successful television series that aired on the Travel Channel. He has been an inspiration to me and an invaluable sounding board for ideas on travel to China, India and elsewhere. Ryan Pyle is principal of Ryan Pyle Productions. He was born in Toronto and after a collegiate basketball career and graduating from the University of Toronto with a degree in International Politics, Ryan decided to try his hand at international diplomacy by relocating to China. It didn't take long until Ryan was a sought after photojournalist whose work appeared in Wall Street Journal, TIME, Newsweek, Fortune, Outside Magazine, and ultimately becoming a regular contributor to The New York Times. In 2009, Ryan was named as one 30 emerging photographers in the world. He then produced documentary films, several television series, and started writing books about his experiences in China and his travels around the world. You can find his Tough Rides series on Vimeo and iTunes. And here is the trailer for Season One of Ryan's Extreme Treks. Here is more information on his books and television series: TELEVISION SERIES 2018 – Extreme Treks: Season #3 – In Production 2017 – Extreme Treks: Season #2 – Distributed by TCB Media 2016 – Tough Rides: Brazil – Travel Channel 2014 – Extreme Treks: Season #1 – Distributed by TCB Media 2014 – China’s Great Gateway: Shaanxi – Discovery Channel 2014 – Tough Rides: India – Travel Channel 2013 – Touch Rides: China – Travel Channel PUBLICATIONS 2017 – Sacred Mountains – Photography Book 2016 – Tough Rides: Brazil – Written Book 2015 – Sacred Mountains of China – Written Book 2014 – Chinese Turkestan – Photography Book 2014 – The India Ride – Written Book 2013 – The Middle Kingdom Ride – Written Book Series – Tough Rides on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ryanpyle/vod_pages Books — Ryan Pyle on Amazon SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ryanpyle Twitter: https://twitter.com/RyanPyle YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ryanjpyle Instagram: www.instagram.com/ryanpyle
90 minutes | 4 years ago
#28 Duncan Marks, Traveling The World & Making Wine
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 one of almost a dozen countries he'd traveled while supporting his wanderlust working vineyards and cellars of wineries all over the world. Fast-forward to four months later and we connect in my home in north San Diego. Listen to an inspiring interview of not only why it's important o pursue your passion, but to find out what's important in life and those things we all have in common when it comes to connecting and enjoying the company of family, friends and strangers. You will learn how I met Duncan in a wine bar in Greece. What you won't learn is how we ended up sharing a great meal and tasting wines in the late evening glow of a Grecian night in the shadows of the Acropolis. A classic case of culture, cuisine, connection — and let's throw some history along! Duncan just finished a stint helping a small Greek winery harvest and before heading to Germany for Octoberfest and then to Austria for another harvest, he found himself in the Greek capitol and sitting next to me at Vintages Wine Bar. This is only the beginning of the story. So be sure to listen and see where this goes… This Podcast is longer than usual, but well worth the listen! Mentioned In This Podcast Duncan's favorite travel movie is V for Vendetta Duncan's favorite book, which relates to the country he'd live if he couldn't live in the United States is A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson; and he also recommends by the same author In a Sunburned Country. Allan mention's Bill's book I'm A Stranger Here Myself. Here are links to the wineries he worked at: Babcock Winery – Santa Barbara area Flying Fish Cove – Australia Latour Melas – Greece Loibnerhof - Austria Schwane - Germany
65 minutes | 5 years ago
#27 Neale Bayly on Bank Robbery, 200mph On A Bike & Storytelling
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 accomplished and prolific active motorcycle and motorsport journalists on the scene. Yet, it's not so much about motorcycles with Neale. He gets it. It's about connection and the experience. I guess that's why he's invested so much energy (and resources) into his WellSpring nonprofit. We don't dig too much into it in the Podcast, but Neale is a role model for world traveling motorcyclists who give back. His efforts and passion were part of a hit series on the late "Speed Network" called Neale Bayly Rides: Peru. This is still yet to be released on iTunes and Netflix, but I'm told it's coming. I met Neale in the summer of 2014 when I was on the road with the "FORKS" nationwide book tour. At the time I was familiar with his work, admired his television show, and was eager to meet him. He showed up at my event at Atherton Market in downtown Charlotte. Later in that tour, I returned to Charlotte and had the opportunity to stay with Neale and his son Patrick—even shopping and cooking together a recipe from my book "FORKS". Beyond that classic experience of connecting and sharing, Neale and I got to take his stable of Triumph "Triples" for a Sunday ride—street and speed—a casual cruise through Charlotte. Tune in to the Podcast, and please rate and leave comments on the iTunes Podcast channel—and please subscribe! Be sure to follow Neale Bayly: Facebook Instagram Twitter
80 minutes | 5 years ago
#26 Dr. Jeff Salz, Adventure Anywhere & Dodging Chinese Police
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 dig into some of the concepts and stories found in his previous book, "The Way of Adventure: Transforming Your Life With Spirit And Vision" Jeff and his partner Lisa Jaffe are sought after speaking coaches and founders of Courageous Speaking, an interactive workshop for all ranges of speakers – from wannabes to beginners to the experienced presenter seeking looking to take their craft to the next level. Their two day intensive workshops, held in north San Diego include four hours of stage time, professional and peer feedback and story development.
52 minutes | 5 years ago
#25 George Walther, Voodoo, Smiles, & The Travelers' Century Club
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 traveled to 100 countries or more. Listen in to learn how many countries George has traveled. Even better, George is also a motorcyclists and has traveled through many countries on two wheels. George co-authored, along with his wife Barbi, "Honey I'm Home", a humorous romance love story and a travel story—a true story! A gifted storyteller and with incredible life experiences to share, this Podcast will entertain listeners. I suspect there will be future podcasts with George as he continues to explore the world.
36 minutes | 5 years ago
#24 Carla King, Sidecar Queen, China & More
Happy New Year! Carla King Visits WorldRider Studios And Shares Miss Adventurer Tales, Traveling China, Sidecars & Self PublishingWhat 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 California sunshine. I've known Carla for nearly ten years. The original moto-traveler blogger, Carla is legendary for not only her writing, riding, and spirit, but also for her acumen and support to many in the area of self-publish. Carla’s latest entrepreneurial expression is Author Friendly, which includes her Self-Pub Boot Camp educational program as well as book coaching and practical services for independent authors. You can find out about her adventure travels on CarlaKing.com. And be sure to join her on Facebook to stay tuned for all the latest in adventure motorcycling, self-publishing, books, articles, Baja tours, writing retreats and more. On other business, stay tuned for more information on my winter Book Tour with the Travel & Adventure Show in San Diego, Chicago, Dallas, Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Philadelphia. Will also be updating soon on the amazing and so exciting television project. More to come!
28 minutes | 5 years ago
#23 WorldRider - Riding China - Around The World On A Motorcycle - 11.2.15
Doc Returns: Once Hostage in Shanghai—My BMW F650GS Comes Home Listen to the podcast and watch the video near the bottom of this page. Allan Karl and Panayioti Yannitsos discuss their experience filming a pilot episode of a new television/streaming travel series that follows Allan "WorldRider" Karl as he rides his motorcycle "border-to-border" in China to Vietnam. The show, yet to be named, is a highly cinematic and unique take that will surely disrupt the television travel series genre. In this episode, listen to Allan and Pan discuss the show, challenges of riding and filming in China and the amazing reunion with the bike sent to China to star in the show. After nearly six months of being held hostage by Chinese customs, Allan "WorldRider" Karl's legendary motorcycle, "DOC", returns to Southern California where he and producer and director Panayioti Yannitsos and the team at Bluesea Shipping Lines in Long Beach, California retrieve the bike and spark a reunion with Allan ultimately getting Doc on the road again. Doc Returns From China from Allan Karl on Vimeo. About Allan Karl, WorldRider and the WorldRider Podcast. ALLAN KARL is a best-selling author, award-winning photographer world traveler adventurer, and inspirational keynote speaker. With an insatiable passion for travel, culture, people, and food, he has explored more than 60 countries, primarily solo and many on a motorcycle, photographing, writing, and blogging about them along the way. Allan inspires people to pursue dreams, overcome challenges, tackle obstacles, 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.) Follow Allan and other world-traveling adventurers on the WorldRider Podcast. In his bestselling book, FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection, Allan brings to life his three-year motorcycle adventure — in stories, photos and food from each of the 35 countries he traveled. In the summer of 2015, Allan with an award-winning Vancouver-based film crew, traveled China, from the north to south to the Vietnam border filmed a pilot for a new travel television show scheduled to air and stream in late 2016 Beyond his motorcycle adventures Allan has: Sailed the Flores Sea in search of the elusive Komodo Dragon Climbed the most active volcano in Indonesia; and Competed in the most grueling motorsport race in the world — The Dakar.
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