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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!

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...

November 13, 2017

Riding in Colombia has been interesting, and having to readjust to the distances of a large country versus those of Central America has led to a couple of 8+ hour days on the bike in a row. Mind you, it’s not like riding the interstates in the US. The drivers, roads, e...

November 11, 2017

Though a major shipping port and large city, the old section of the city is one of the prettier places I've been. The architecture and people were a real pleasure, marred only by the intense heat. After 2 solid months in riding gear with 90's and 100% humidity, we'd al...

November 7, 2017

Morning came too early, but we had breakfast and soon saw the Stahlratte chugging it's way towards the island.

We boarded by launch and were on our way for 3 hours to a small island where the afternoon was spent swimming and playing in the water. Just the short trip on...

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 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...

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