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For all my life I have never been able to sit still. With an insatiable passion for world travel, culture, people, and food, I’ve explored over 80 countries, photographing, writing, and blogging about them along the way. 

I am a best-selling author, keynote speaker, adventurer, and television host.

In my bestselling book, FORKS: A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection, I bring to life my three-year motorcycle adventure — in stories, photos, and food from each of the countries I’ve traveled.

I’m considered to be a dynamic and inspiring professional speaker, sharing my message with captivating storytelling and award-winning photography. I love to inspire others to overcome challenges, tackle obstacles, embrace change, and smile—especially in the face of adversity. 

And boy do I know how. I spent three years riding around the world alone on a motorcycle. Along the way guerrillas marched me into the Colombian jungle at gunpoint, I crushed his leg in the middle of nowhere in Bolivia and had to beg the governments of Syria and Sudan to let me across their borders. (Eventually, they gave in.)

Beyond my 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.

Before embarking on his adventures, I co-founded Wirestone, the national digital agency which Accenture acquired in 2017.