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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!

January 8, 2018

“Mucho cuidado. Mucho cuidado!” the old man said.

He had come up to me to inquire of my route into the town, looking at the filthy bike and shaking his head at the road we’d taken in the night before.

Arriving in Huaraz after riding Cañon del Pato the day before, we’d he...

January 6, 2018

The previous evening, Ken, Chip, Ward, and I had gone out for dinner and had a great time. Phil was a no-show, he and Ward having gotten separated at some point. He did not respond to messages, however I saw that he was online so we knew he was okay. We retrieved the m...

January 4, 2018

After a month of time spent in Cuenca, due to the conflux of the motorcycle breakdown, parts having to be shipped from the US and the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, I was spent from the stress and expenses. My timeline to reach Ushuaia in February before the bad we...

December 24, 2017

In my wanderings and walks to Mojeron Moto to stare forlornly at the bike, I'd come across a quiet restaurant tucked away on a side street, which turned out to be run by a local guy who'd worked in Chicago for 10 years, and on his return had opened a US style eatery. T...

December 21, 2017

At least with the motorcycle broken down, and waiting for parts for a week or two, allows for some time to photograph on the street. Here's a few more images from my wanderings.


December 21, 2017

From online requests, the following are my thoughts and opinions, biased solely towards adventure travel by motorcycle.

I'm not giving my opinion on sports, studio, wedding or other arenas so save your criticisms for elsewhere. If you're a pro level shooter, this isn't...

November 27, 2017

The Ecuadoran border wasn't too far away, so we headed for Ipiales, the last town in Colombia and the Cathedral at Las Lajas the next morning.

He was fascinated by the bike and thrilled to sit on it. Mama was shy and tried to hide behind the baby

Random Savant sighting


November 24, 2017

From Medellin I began heading south for Cartago. A few miles out of town stopped to grab a bottle of water and rehydrate. While sitting at the gas station I was approached by a man, Alvaro and his two children. They were curious about my travels and wished me well.

A fe...

November 21, 2017

From Puerto Berrio I was heading to Guatape, the small town near La Piedra de Peñol, a massive stone monolith with a 749 step staircase to the top.

Christine and Jules had been there and our paths would cross as I would arrive and they were leaving the next day. The bik...

November 15, 2017

The next morning my plan was to head for Villa De Leyva, a place I wanted to visit before going south for the Catedral de Sal and to Bogota for the Gold Museum. I punched in Villa De Leyva on the Garmin, which said it didn't exist. After several tries I cursed the Garm...

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