Welcome to viajarMOTO. We are Travis and Chantil – a couple who decided to take a mid-life sabbatical and travel as much of the world as we can on our two BMW G650GSs. Join us as we share videos, blog posts, and photographs of our adventures as we explore this “pale blue dot” we call home.
Why viajarMOTO? The very first country we explored, outside of the United States, was Baja Mexico. In honor of this country, and its language, we decided to use the Spanish verb “viajar” which means to travel. “MOTO” is short for our beloved motorcycles.
2023 Motorcycle Overland Calendar
We are extremely excited to be sharing our passion of travel, motorcycle overlanding, and photography with another yearly calendar! These photographs were selected from hundreds of our favorites from the last year of European and north African travels that included the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Tunisia, Greece, Bulgaria and Romania. They provide a nice blend of adventure motorcycling, natural beauty, and architecture from around Europe and Tunisia.
Video Travel Series
We shoot, edit, and produce a YouTube travel channel of our motorcycle adventures. Each episode is different – sometimes we’re carving through curved mountain roads, sometimes we’re riding through the remote backcountry on dirt and gravel roads, other times we’re discovering a unique hike, or visiting an interesting landmark or city. Whatever it is, we’re sharing the adventure!
Watch all 32 episodes of SEASON 2 as we ride along the coast of Portugal, northwestern Spain, southern France, and the Italian Alps!
Watch all 34 episodes of SEASON 1 as we ride from Germany, through France, and around the eastern and southern coasts of Spain!
The Moment Collectors
We are extremely elated to be involved in the next book from Sam Manicom titled The Moment Collectors which features twenty stories from motorcycle overlanders from around the world. We share a chapter titled “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” which is about life’s progressions, discovering motorcycles later in life, and a moment of elation on a highway in Ireland. It’s available for order now!
Thanks to Jim and Elizabeth for their inspiring podcast – Adventure Rider Radio. We’ve had the pleasure of being a guest on their podcast three times: Riding the Balkans – The Adventure Continues, Navigating Travel During the Pandemic and The Moment Collectors.
70,200 miles – 997 days – 43 countries
as of 31 Oct 2022