Alex Chacón is a Social Media Influencer, YouTube Talent, Video Producer, Professional Photographer, Inspirational Speaker, Global Motorcycle Adventure Rider and International Traveler/Blogger.
Alex, a medical student, sold all his belongings after graduation and rode his 650cc Kawasaki motorcycle around the world for 3 years on various epic charitable expeditions including a 500 day solo ride from Alaska to Argentina. He continually captures and publishes his unique charitable adventures that are life changing and creates authentic viral video concepts/creations on YouTube and Social Media that have captured a massive following in the Millions.
Chacón represents and appeals to his Millennial generation as the most popular motorcycle adventure rider on the planet and is known as guy who took the "Most Epic Selfie of All Time" according to CBS News/Fox/CNN and Time magazine.
He has inspired millions and has created trends that have shaped an entire generation, like the 360 Degree Selfie he created and popularized in his viral YouTube hit "Around the World in 360 Degrees- 3 Year Epic Selfie" the 3rd most searched Selfie of all time according to Google Zeitgeist. His use of drones in his viral video Selfie + Drone = Dronie , along with his film "The Modern Motorcycle Diaries" totaling over 18 Million views.
He's an inspirational speaker that headlines professional conferences, expos, film festivals, and major/private corporate events to talk about his challenging and charitable expeditions riding around the world and his life changing journey he experienced and his rise to internet fame.
He's appeared for live television interviews on CBS News- This Morning, Fox America's Newsroom CNN/HLN, Huffington Post, Right This Minute, Good Morning America and more. His body of work has been featured all around the world in Google Commercials, GoPro Commercials/Productions, featured on the most popular online pages like Yahoo.com, TIME Magazine, Lonely Planet, Travel Channel , Front Page of Reddit and more - Click here for a full list
Alex continually licenses his content and creates new viral content and digital media campaigns and partners with major brands like Google, GoPro, Android, Sena, LG, Kawasaki, Harley-Davidson, Alpinestars as well with the Ministry of Tourism and Governments of various countries like Egypt, Mexico and more. He has collaborated in professional productions like the GoPro hero 3+ Launch Video, Highest Road in the World, along with digital media campaigns with Kawasaki, Alpinestars, Harley Davidson, and more.
Alex currently runs the only motorcycle travel consulting business in the world for travel in Latin America where he occasionally runs tours. www.YourExpeditionSouth.com
He continually produces digital content on his channels and social pages about motorcycle adventure riding, international travel to remote and main stream locations, unique activities/customs in different countries and exotic travel transportation. He highlights his life changing experiences from each adventure along with contributing to local charitable organizations in every country he visits while raising funds online through his web page and one of a kind viral videos that use concepts and techniques that have never been seen before that get millions of views.
He initially sold everything he had at the beginning of his journey, including his car, TV and clothes and departed his hometown of El Paso Texas with nothing to return to, living only out of his motorcycle for the next 3 years. These years were spent engaging in the most epic of adventures, riding in over 41+ countries, driving over 200,000+ km and crossing over 75+borders around the world, discovering the most unique places and people on earth!
He is a graduate of the University of Texas where he graduated with Honors in Biomedical Sciences, with Nutrition and Chemistry. Before beginning his doctoral studies he embarked on conquering his lifelong dream of traveling the world in the most adventurous and amazing way possible by motorbike, committed to documenting his adventures while raising awareness/funds for charitable causes. His story is as incredible as it is inspirational, unique, and motivational. He endeavored to work directly with local charities and the less fortunate children of the world in each of the 22+ Latin American countries he visited, to inspire others to do the same in their own way.
As a Medical Student sold his car, TV, clothes, leaving everything behind, he was able to show the world these incredible personal encounters from his unique educated perspective. He faced life endangering situations like being stranded for 4 days without food and broken motorcycle in the most remote part of the Patagonia, bureaucratic corruption that got him arrested/detained various times in Central America and the Middle East, to being robbed in intense crime stricken areas, dealing with natural disasters that wiped out entire villages and roads, to sleeping in parking lots/next to rivers with malaria infested mosquitoes, running out of money only 200 miles from the tip of the continent, and even dealing with the suicide of a fellow travel companion while on the road, all while raising funds internationally for charity from sponsors and individuals following his journey online.
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