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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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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!

March 5, 2018

The town of Ushuaia was far more upscale than expected, the downtown being filled with outdoor clothing stores and even a Hard Rock Cafe. It certainly has a lot of tourist traffic which makes complete sense of course, but it was enjoyable though expensive.


The hotel I...

February 25, 2018

The ferry to Porvenir, provided by Austral Broom, was scheduled to leave at 9:30 am on this morning and I was up early to get there before 8 since the line could be long. It was cold and crisp outside and I caught the manager setting up the continental breakfast to ask...

February 24, 2018

The next day I awoke early and caught a glimpse of Mount Fitzroy with the golden light of the sunrise on it through the hotel window. By the time I got outside its grey cloud had hidden the face again.

Canuck and I decided to visit the glacier by boat like real tourists...

February 17, 2018

The next morning we’d planned to ride together and take the road that looped Lago Gral Carrera, hitting Puerto Rio Tranquilo and Puerto Guadal, then to Chile Chico for the crossing into Argentina again.

The road was great, running through the national park Cerro Castill...

February 13, 2018

The next morning I left La Junta early for Coyhaique, the larger town further south and as I gassed up, watched a few adventure bikes stop on the roadside for a conference. There had been a lot of bikes - well, relative to so few I’ve seen on the trip - and it seems th...

February 12, 2018

Despite Chile being my destination that day, I still wanted to get insurance for Argentina in Esquel before leaving if possible, since I'd be crisscrossing the border a few times. I hit 5 places, all closed for holiday of course, then gassed up and gunned it for the Fu...

February 9, 2018

I arrived late in the day to Concepcion, a bustling town that was in rush hour, finding my hostal and a parking area loaded with trekking bicycles. It wasn’t long before I was talking with six or seven from England about their trip. They had flown in with the bicycles...

February 7, 2018

From Copiapo, the next day saw La Serena, another coastal town about half way to Valparaiso and the following day, Valparaiso itself.

The hostels and hotels have been much more expensive than in Peru, and as mentioned before, they book up very quickly. There isn’t much...

January 27, 2018

The new hotel I moved into was nice and I was able to get some rest while waiting for Jules and Christine to arrive in town. They would be arriving from Arequipa a day later, so I had a day to explore the nearby square and upload a couple of blog posts. Tacna was the l...

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