My name Alex Chacón, I'm a University of Texas Graduate and medical student who sold all his belongings after graduating college to travel around the world on a motorcycle across 200,000+ Km, 70+ Countries, 80+ borders and 6 continents to work directly with and raise awareness for charitable causes. I am a Motorcycle Adventure Rider, YouTube Video Producer/Talent, International Traveler/Blogger, Social Media Influencer, Professional Photographer and Inspirational Speaker.
I don't like to boast, but you are reading this for a reason so I will mention that I have ranked as the #1 and most followed Motorcycle Adventure Rider on all Social Media combined, credited as having taken the "Most Epic Selfie of 2014" according to CBS News, was Google's 11th most search word and trend of 2014. Featured on Time Magazine, CNN and Fox News. People say I've inspired millions and created trends that have shaped my entire Millennial generation like the 360 Degree Selfie, and the Dronie ( Selfie + Drone = Dronie)
I continually document my motorcycle experiences around the world via this Blog , YouTube and on social media. I continually develop innovative unique and viral digital content for my social media accounts and frequently collaborate in campaigns for major brands and partners like, Yamaha, SW-Motech, Alpinestars, Kawasaki, GoPro, Android, Sena Bluetooth, Quad Lock, Harley-Davidson, Schuberth, Progressive and many more. (Full List Here) I also create digital content and campaigns for International Travel Destinations, Tourist Ministry Boards and Governments in countries like Mexico, Egypt, Turkey and more. You can see that content here as well on my lifestyle travel blog and website www.ConquerTheWorld.com .
I am also an inspirational speaker that headlines motorcycle and overland expos/events, film festivals, and major/private corporate events/conferences to talk about my challenging and charitable life changing expeditions riding around the world solo, my digital projects for tourism, charitable contributions/causes/projects and creative videos/concepts, pictures and travel stories that have propelled this passion into what some would call internet rock star fame.
I've been asked and have been privileged to appear for live television interviews on CBS News- This Morning, Fox America's Newsroom CNN/HLN, Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, Right This Minute, Good Morning America and more. My 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
I like to help others with their own motorcycle trips, so I currently run the only motorcycle travel consulting business in the world for travel in Latin America where I occasionally run tours and help prepare and consult with clients on their future motorcycle trips. Find more here -www.YourExpeditionSouth.com
I am a graduate of the University of Texas where I graduated with Honors in Biomedical Sciences, in Nutrition and Chemistry. Before beginning my doctoral studies I embarked on conquering my lifelong dream of traveling the world in the most adventurous and amazing way possible by motorbike, committed to documenting my adventures while raising awareness/funds for charitable causes. I initially sold everything I had at the beginning of my journey, including my car, TV and clothes and departed my hometown of El Paso Texas with nothing to return to, living only out of my motorcycle for the next 3 years. People say my story is as incredible as it is inspirational, unique, and motivational. I've endeavored to work directly with local charities and the less fortunate children of the world in each of the 22+ Latin American countries I visited to inspire others around the world to do the same in their own way.
I've 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 me 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.
I am fortunate to have an amazing following and fans and people seem to enjoy my content, so I have the opportunity to continually produce digital content on my channels and social media about motorcycles, adventure riding, international travel to remote and main stream locations, unique activities/customs in different countries and exotic travel, transportation options or lifestyle in general, sometimes for myself and sometimes for brands/partners. I enjoy highlighting life changing experiences from each adventure and project along with contributing to local charitable organizations in every country I visit while raising funds online through this 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.
This project continues because I license my digital content for commercials and continually create new viral content and digital media campaigns along with partnering with major brands like Google, GoPro, Android, Sena, LG, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Harley-Davidson, Alpinestars and more as well with the Ministry of Tourism and Governments of various countries like Egypt, Turkey, Mexico and more. I've 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, Bosch and more. Full List Here