DesertLeafJanuary2018“EXPLORINGCOLONIALLIMAPERU”storyandphotographybyDan Chavez, see page 14 at the following link: Desert Leaf Jan 2018DesertLeafDecember2016"OURLADYOFGUADALUPE:AWOMANFORTHEAGES"storyand photography by Dan Chavez, see page 42 at the following link: Desert Leaf Dec 2016DesertLeafOct2016coverstory"THESPIRITOFFRIDAKAHLO’SCASAAZUL"storyand photography by Dan Chavez, see page 42 at the following link: Desert Leaf Oct 2016DesertLeafJan2016coverstory“SECONDCHANCEFORVINTAGEFIRETRUCKS”storyby AlanPetrello,coverandarticlephotographybyDanChavez,linktoCoverPhoto,seearticle on page 42 at the following link: Desert Leaf Jan 2016DesertLeafOct2015"POSTCARDFROMHAVANA"articleandphotographybyDanChavez, see page 14 at the following link: Desert Leaf Oct 2015
Sept 2019 Publication date, Desert Leaf Magazine: “ANDALUSIAN ROAD TRIP”. This southern most region of Spain is steeped in its popular images as the land of flamenco, ruined alcazars (castles), cavernous byzantine cathedrals, Mudéjar architecture, and bullfights. The article will share the adventure of a 10 day road trip exploring the region the cities of Sevilla, Cordoba, Rhonda, Málaga, and Granada. Oct 2019 Publication date, Desert Leaf Magazine: “MEXICO CITY, MUST SEE MUST DO”. With an infinite number of historic sites, museums, galleries, and parks planning a trip and deciding what to see and do can be a daunting task. The article will recommend the best of the best focusing on sites each from the City’s indigenous Pre-Columbian past, its Colonial splendor, and the renaissance that followed its 19th century war for independence and the 20th century revolution.Oct 2019 Publication date, Desert Leaf Magazine: “ESTANCIA EL CALCHAQUI”. The story provides a rare look into the activities of an Argentine estancia, including the breeding, and training of polo ponies; cattle breeding, round-ups, branding etc.; and crops (corn, soybeans and wheat). More specifically it highlights the important role of the petisero (horse grooms/trainers) in training the ponies. The piece also shares the excitement and pageantry of the fiesta at the small nearby rural town of Cuenca. The fiesta is similar to a rodeo in that it showcases the petiseros equestrian skills.Feb 2020 Publication date, Desert Leaf Magazine: "ARGENTINA’S GAUCHOS”. Since first visiting Argentina’s small town of San Antonio de Areco in 2006 I have been captivated by its gauchos and their extraordinary equestrian skills and traditions. The article will explore Areco’s Fiesta de Traducciones, a two day festival dating back over 75 years, along with its customs of carne de res asado or grilled beef, folk music and dancing, and the amazing horsemanship of the gauchos as they compete in the events of herding, horse breaking, racing for the ring and horse training as well as the final day's gaucho parade through the historic center. May 2020 Publication date, Desert Leaf Magazine: “BIKING AND BOATING THE AMALFI COAST”. After chatting with neighbors about their recent bike and boat trip my wife and I were Intrigued by the idea of an active holiday. Exploring new places while biking between sites by day and making our way on a boat overnight to the next destination sounded exciting and adventurous. After researching options we decided on a bike and boat holiday on Italy’s Almafi Coast. The article will share the exploits of cycling and boating along the area’s dramatic sun-drenched coastlines with old-world villages and indulging in the gastronomy and wines of Italy’s Campania Region.