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I'm Joseph Savant, photographer and moto adventurer. 

I just completed an amazing motorcycle journey to the tip of South America from Alaska, exploring and photographing all the way. I hope you enjoy the blog!


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© 2017 by Joseph Savant

Patagonia Bound!

A photo adventure from Alaska to the tip of South America

After a nine month, 30,000 mile motorcycle journey through Alaska, the West and Mexico,

follow along as I ride solo from Mexico to the tip of South America!


Catch Alaska and my other travels here

Since the latest blog entries post at the top, you may wish to start from the beginning!

September 10, 2017

After an outstanding breakfast of "chilaquiles", I headed out into morning mist, heading up steep streets to the main square. Live music was playing, quite good, and I entered the jardin to find some locals dancing to the sound of the band. The vocalist was great, but...

September 10, 2017

In the afternoon, I grabbed a cab for Las Pozas, the jungle-drowned remains of a concrete wonderland built by wealthy aristocrat artist Sir Edward James. The cab driver spoke no English but we communicated enough to find out he’d had little work when I said “Mucho trab...

September 9, 2017

I sat in my darkened room, the french doors opened into night with a gentle rain over a town that was slowly drifting to sleep. The bleat of goats I heard nearby, fodder for customers who read the handwritten “cabrito” sign on a piece of cardboard taped to a roadside c...

September 8, 2017

So I left a little late yesterday from Santiago, rebelling against any schedule now that I'm free for the foreseeable future. I filled up the big BMW's tank up at the local Pemex with "Roja" (premium gas) to the tune of nearly 500 pesos, which at the current valuation...

September 7, 2017

Despite having finished the recent 30,000 mile trip, and multiple solo trips, I still experienced a case of nerves. For me, the unfortunate downside of having spare time means that I have an opportunity to overthink, over-prepare and over-pack. The premise of heading i...

September 5, 2017

The seed for riding to the tip of South America was planted in 1991, overhearing a group of guys at a BMW dealer in Fort Worth preparing for a trip from Alaska to Ushuaia. The idea bit me hard at age 31, but it seemed an impossibility with children and a life-consuming...

September 3, 2017

Over the years I've used several camera systems for my travels and the search for perfection will likely continue. Traveling on a motorcycle is similar to backpacking in that space is limited, and the quest for smaller, lighter and better never ends. 

My career as an ad...

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