Meet Leon Logothetis—Host & Producer of the Netflix Series "The Kindness Diaries"
We Discuss His Journey From An Uninspired & Disconnected Stockbroker to Global Adventurer, TV Host, Kindness Activist, Philanthropist & Bestselling Author
This podcast originated as Episode Eight, Season One, E8 | S1 of the JOURNEYS Webcast—Adventure & Discovery In The Time of Corona—And Beyond originally Livestreamed on June 1, 2020, with our special guest Leon Logothetis of the Netflix Series, "The Kindness Diaries." We Livestreamed during the height of the Coronavirus Pandemic and Nationwide Unrest Due to Police Brutality and the Racial Divide—in June 2020.
A Journey From Chronic Depression to Hope
An adventure around the globe fueled by receiving and giving kindness—and the essence of humanity.
For over a decade, Leon Logothetis has traveled to over 100 countries and to every continent. He’s documented his experiences through his best-selling books and TV shows. Leon has devoted his life to inspiring the world with his message of kindness and hope. This is best shown through his Netflix series “The Kindness Diaries.”
About Leon Logothetis & The Kindness Diaries
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.
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This podcast originated as the Episode Seven, Season One, E7 | S1 on the JOURNEYS Webcast—Adventure & Discovery In The Time of Corona—And Beyond originally Livestreamed on May 25, 2020, with our special guest Oliver Bauer of Prince Stirbey Estate and Bauer Winery from Dragasani, Romania. Oliver Bauer is the German winemaker who sought to protect and promote Romania's cultural heritage through its wine. Oliver is an award-winning winemaker, cultural ambassador, and philosopher.
One Man's Journey From Germany to Romania: A Story Of Finding Opportunity & Possibilities In The Most Challenging Situations
Listen to Journeys With WorldRider Podcast episode #42
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.
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It’s nearly Springtime 2021. The coronavirus pandemic is now over one year old. WorldRider Allan Karl hasn’t traveled more than fifty miles since February 2020. In this personal episode of the Journeys With WorldRider Podcast, Allan shares his health challenges—a frustrating and depressing bout with vertigo.
This podcast isn’t all bad news. Allan shares the breaking news that his book “FORKS” is now digital and available as thirty-five mini-eBooks on the Apple Books store for just $2.99 each. There are more updates about his next book, past travels, future travels, and more.
Platinum Recording Star Al Stewart on the Journeys Webcast https://youtu.be/xwpPjx_uPeA
Legendary session and touring musician Phil Palmer on the Journeys Webcast —https://youtu.be/z_Dm9QCXn10
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Watch Allan Karl WorldRider spin out of control on the Epley Omniax Vertigo chair. https://youtu.be/NcNmjPoLY8U
FORKS Book Updates
Check out the new digital edition of FORKS. https://apple.co/3p2tkGq%20
Save 25% off on both the hardcover and softcover editions of FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection. (Use coupon code “podcast”) https://worldrider-ak.square.site/
Allan Karl WorldRider Writings On Medium
Read 13 Rules To Live By From A Life On The Road by Allan Karl on Medium (please give him fifty claps) https://worldrider.medium.com/13-rules-to-live-by-from-a-life-on-the-road-46c4248c7208
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
#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.
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
Autographed and Signed Books By Allan Karl are available here:
FORKS: A QUEST FOR CULTURE, CUISINE, AND CONNECTION on Amazon
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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
<p><a href="www.ryanpyle.com"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-7449" src="http://www.worldrider.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/BMWCommunity4-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /></a></p><p><a href="www.ryanpyle.com"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-7449" src="http://www.worldrider.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/BMWCommunity4-300x200.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="200" /></a></p><p><em>NOTE: This is Part I of a two-part Podcast!</em></p><p>I'm excited about sharing my latest interview on the <a href="http://www.worldrider.com/blog/category/travelogue/podcasts/">WorldRider Podcast</a> with <a href="http://www.ryanpyle.com">Ryan Pyle</a>.</p><p>This guy is the real thing.</p><p>Ryan is an adventure traveler and motorcycle rider, television host and producer, author, professional keynote speaker, Guinness world record holder, mountain climber, <a href="http://www.instagram.com/ryanpyle">award-winning photographer</a>, 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.</p><p>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 <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/worldrider-around-world-on/id126384468?mt=2"> WorldRider Podcast</a>.</p><p>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.</p><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/ryanpyle">Ryan Pyle</a> is principal of <a href="http://www.ryanpyle.com">Ryan Pyle Productions</a>. 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.</p><p>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 <a href="https://vimeo.com/ryanpyle/vod_pages"><em><strong>Tough Rides</strong></em></a> series on <a href="https://vimeo.com/ryanpyle/vod_pages">Vimeo</a> and <a href="https://vimeo.com/ryanpyle/vod_pages">iTunes</a>. And here is the <a href="https://vimeo.com/238220512">trailer</a> for Season One of Ryan's <em><strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/238220512">Extreme Treks</a>.</strong></em></p><p> </p><p>Here is more information on his books and television series:</p><p><img class="alignleft wp-image-7450" src="http://www.worldrider.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/ET-China-Cover-Front-256x300.jpg" alt="" width="225" height="264" /><strong><a href="https://vimeo.com/ryanpyle/vod_pages" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img class="alignleft wp-image-7448" src="http://www.worldrider.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/TR-China-Cover-Front-256x300.jpg" alt="" width="225" height="264" /></a></strong> </p><p><strong>TELEVISION SERIES</strong></p><p>2018 – Extreme Treks: Season #3 – In Production</p><p>2017 – Extreme Treks: Season #2 – Distributed by TCB Media</p><p>2016 – Tough Rides: Brazil – Travel Channel</p><p>2014 – Extreme Treks: Season #1 – Distributed by TCB Media</p><p>2014 – China’s Great Gateway: Shaanxi – Discovery Channel</p><p>2014 – Tough Rides: India – Travel Channel</p><p>2013 – Touch Rides: China – Travel Channel</p><p><strong>PUBLICATIONS</strong></p><p>2017 – Sacred Mountains – Photography Book</p><p>2016 – Tough Rides: Brazil – Written Book</p><p>2015 – Sacred Mountains of China – Written Book</p><p>2014 – Chinese Turkestan – Photography Book</p><p>2014 – The India Ride – Written Book</p><p>2013 – The Middle Kingdom Ride – Written Book</p><div>Series – Tough Rides on Vimeo: <a href="https://vimeo.com/ryanpyle/vod_pages">https://vimeo.com/ryanpyle/vod_pages</a></div><div>Books — <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Ryan-Pyle/e/B00AVFUMZM">Ryan Pyle on Amazon</a></div><div class="gmail_extra"> </div><div> </div><div><strong>SOCIAL MEDIA</strong></div><div>Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/ryanpyle" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.facebook.com/ryanpyle</a></div><div>Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/RyanPyle" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://twitter.com/RyanPyle</a></div><div> <div class="gmail_extra">YouTube: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/ryanjpyle" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.youtube.com/user/ryanjpyle</a></div> <div class="gmail_extra">Instagram: <a href="http://www.instagram.com/ryanpyle" target="_blank" rel="noopener">www.instagram.com/ryanpyle</a></div> <div> </div> <div> </div></div>
NOTE: This is Part I of a two-part Podcast!
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:
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
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
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 <a href="http://amzn.to/2itolQ7">V for Vendetta</a>
Duncan's favorite book, which relates to the country he'd live if he couldn't live in the United States is <a href="http://amzn.to/2iBayUD">A Short History of Nearly Everything</a> by Bill Bryson; and he also recommends by the same author <a href="http://amzn.to/2iRfhVN">In a Sunburned Country</a>. Allan mention's Bill's book <a href="http://amzn.to/2iQsgTy">I'm A Stranger Here Myself</a>.
Here are links to the wineries he worked at:
<a href="http://Www.Babcockwinery.com">Babcock Winery</a> – Santa Barbara area
<a href="http://www.flyingfishcove.com.au">Flying Fish Cove</a> – Australia
<a href="http://www.latourmelas.com">Latour Melas</a> – Greece
<a href="http://www.loibnerhof.at">Loibnerhof</a> - Austria
<a href="http://www.schwane.de/">Schwane</a> - Germany
<h2><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-6577" src="http://www.worldrider.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/neale-speed-tripple.jpg" alt="neale-speed-tripple" width="1461" height="858" />Veteran Moto-journlist, Television Host, and Philanthropist</h2>
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 <a href="http://nealebaylyrides.com/backstory/wellspring/">WellSpring</a> 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 <a href="http://nealebaylyrides.com">Neale Bayly Rides: Peru</a>. This is still yet to be released on iTunes and Netflix, but I'm told it's coming.
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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 <a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwiLo-yTstHNAhUhzIMKHdQABWcQFggeMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Fpodcast%2Fworldrider-around-world-on%2Fid126384468%3Fmt%3D2&usg=AFQjCNH32AQFlRwvthprvKwFUELcIB841g&sig2=zL-nTL7aOa6GZdBluXXgJA">iTunes Podcast channel</a>—and please subscribe!
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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 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.
<img class="alignleft wp-image-6145" src="http://www.worldrider.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/george-walther-headshot-262x300.jpg" alt="george-walther-headshot" width="177" height="203" />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 <a href="http://travelerscenturyclub.org/">Travelers' Century Club</a> — 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.
<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0967902193/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0967902193&linkCode=as2&tag=thedigtav-20&linkId=7ZCNNWV2BD2KOE75" target="_blank"><img class="alignright wp-image-6144" src="http://www.worldrider.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/honey-im-home-cover-art-209x300.jpg" alt="honey-im-home-cover-art" width="119" height="170" /></a>George co-authored, along with his wife Barbi, "<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0967902193/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0967902193&linkCode=as2&tag=thedigtav-20&linkId=7ZCNNWV2BD2KOE75">Honey I'm Home</a>", 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.
<strong>Happy New Year!</strong>
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<h3>Carla King Visits WorldRider Studios And Shares Miss Adventurer Tales, Traveling China, Sidecars & Self Publishing</h3>
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 California sunshine.
I've known Carla for nearly ten years. The <a href="http://carlaking.com">original moto-traveler blogger</a>, 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 <a class="" href="http://authorfriendly/" target="_blank">Author Friendly</a>, which includes her <a class="" href="http://authorfriendly.com/education/">Self-Pub Boot Camp</a> educational program as well as book coaching and practical services for independent authors.
You can find out about her adventure travels on <a class="" href="http://carlaking.com/">CarlaKing.com</a>. And be sure to join her on <a class="" href="https://www.facebook.com/missadventuring" target="_blank">Facebook</a> to stay tuned for all the latest in <a class="" href="http://carlaking.com/blog/">adventure motorcycling</a>, <a class="" href="http://selfpubbootcamp.com/" target="_blank">self-publishing</a>, 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!
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.
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:
#22 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.
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. Though our meeting was short, our time was rich. Sometimes connections are made in seconds, sometimes connections take years to be real. Jukka, then a 30 year old bicyclist with nearly 2 years traveling experience around the world, and I connected. Three years later he finally makes it to the United States and takes me up on my lifelong offer to put him up and share time here in Southern California. In August he and another world-riding Finnish bicyclist planeed to rendezvous in Southern California: here in Encinitas at my cottage by the ocean. Our time was rich again. And we shared stories, photos and great food and conversation. Before these two legends returned to their bicycling journey, I pulled them asisde in my studio for a one-of-a-kind podcast. In this hour-plus long interview I ask the hard questions. And I'm surprised, yet comforted by their answers.
Take the time to listen to Jukka and Lukas discuss traveling, motivation, being away from home and loneliness. I think the insight is inspirational.