If you don’t know who Alex Chacón is then you aren’t one of the 8.6 million people who have seen Around the World in 360°.
At the beginning of his adventure, Alex sold everything he had, including his car, TV and clothes and left his hometown of El Paso Texas with nothing to return to and has been living only out of his motorcycle for the next three years. Since then he’s taken his motorcycle though more than 36 countries, crossing more than 75 borders, clocked over more than 200,000km and around the planet, discovering the most unique places and people on earth! Our kind of traveller.
200 days of travel and finally making it to the tip of Argentina and the Patagonia, sub arctic temperatures and 30,000+ miles to get there. Image courtesy of Alex Chacón
WHERE WAS YOUR LAST TRIP?
My last trip was a motorcycle ride through the middle east in Oman and the UAE, before that it was a ride from Alaska to Argentina in 500 days.
WHERE IS YOUR NEXT TRIP?
Headed to Morocco next week for a ride across the Sahara then the following week to old Route 66 in the USA.
WHAT IS YOUR FIRST TRAVEL-RELATED MEMORY?
When I was two years old my mom and dad would put me in the car and drive me around the neighborhood which would put me to sleep, I remember the road moving before my eyes – that was surprisingly relaxing.
AISLE OR WINDOW SEAT?
The budget traveler in me says whatever seat I get I’m happy with, I’d even take the space in the aisle or cargo bay just to get somewhere new! But I always like to see what I’m flying over from the window as well if possible.
Overlooking the Grand Canyon in Canyonlands N.P. while riding the White Rim trail. Image courtesy of Alex Chacón
DO YOU HAVE ANY TRAVEL HABITS OR RITUALS?
Try to not get killed that day is the idea. Every trip is different, every country has its unique challenges and people you deal with aren’t always the same. So despite the same jumping pictures or my unique 360 Degree spin in the major sights, I make the effort to keep each expedition entirely unique.
FAVORITE CITY OR COUNTRY OR REGION?
I love each place in a different way.
WHAT IS YOUR BEST OR WORST TRAVEL SOUVENIR?
Driving around the world has left me with some scars I could do without. The best things I usually take back are the pictures and videos that will live on forever thanks to the magic of the internet! That along with the knowledge of discovering a lake unseen by any foreigner in over 100 years somewhere above the clouds of the Andes in Peru.
WHAT IS THE BEST OR WORST PIECE OF TRAVEL ADVICE YOU’VE RECEIVED?
A really bad one would be: ‘Don’t go to ‘blank’ because it’s dangerous’. You can fill the blank with any city or country in the world there. This usually comes from those who …read more