Alex Chacón is a Social Media Influencer, YouTube Talent, Video Producer, Professional Photographer, Inspirational Speaker and Global Motorcycle Adventure Rider and International Traveler.
Alex rode a motorcycle around the world for 3 years on various epic charitable expeditions including a 500 day solo ride from Alaska to Argentina, capturing and publishing his life changing and charitable adventures on YouTube, blogging and creating a massive social media following with epic pictures, video and unique storytelling that has captured the attention of the entire world!
Chacón is on the cutting edge of innovative and unique digital content creation and leading the way as a social influencer for his Millennial generation. He's inspired millions and has ceated 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" voted the most Epic Selfie of 2014 by CBS News/Mashable and 3rd most searched Selfie of all time according to Google Zeitgeist. Along with his recent popularizion of taking a #Dronie - capturing a selfie with a drone, along with his film "The Modern Motorcycle Diaries" totaling over 16 Million views.
He's an inspirational speaker that headlines professional conferences, expo's, 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 sold everything he owned, including in his car, TV and clothes and left Medical School to travel and pursue his dreams/ammbitions that has inspired millions and taken him to the fore front of the digital media space as an authentic content creator, social media influencer and YouTube talent leading the way in the motorcycle/travel/inspirational digital and social space.
He's appeared for live interviews on CBS News, Fox News CNN/HLN, Huffington Post and more, and his body of work has been featured all around the world in online articles, newspapers, news magazines like TIME Magazine, Lonely Planet, Travel Channel and more - Click here for a full list
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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, unique activities and life changing experiences along with his charitable projects in one of a kind viral videos that use concepts and techniques that have never been seen before that get millions of views, like his new video "Selfie + Drone=#Dronie"
Alex continually works with major brands in digital content creation like Google and has collaborated in professional productions like the GoPro hero 3+ Launch Video, Highest Road in the World, along with Kawasaki, Alpinestars, Harley Davidson, and more.
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 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.
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.
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!