Lisa DeChavan

About Lisa DeChavan

http://authenchicadventures.com

Lisa recently jumped fearlessly down the rabbit hole and traded the color-coded pushpins in the World map on her wall for a one-Way ticket to Latin America. She lives for solo, eco-friendly, indie travel, coupled with a focus on philanthropy. Lisa’s main goals are to immerse herself in each culture she encounters through volunteering & to share her adventures through both written word & media.

Posts by Lisa DeChavan:

Long Term Volunteering: Turn Your Passion Into a Career

Long Term Volunteering: Turn Your Passion Into a Career

An interview with Heather Graham, the Director of Communications and Fund Development of Casa Guatemala. Casa Guatemala, located on the Rio Dulce near the southeastern coast of Guatemala, is an orphanage and school serving over 300 children who have been abused, abandoned, suffer from malnourishment, or were living in extreme poverty. These children come from(…)

VolunTourism: Combining Volunteer Work with World Travel

VolunTourism: Combining Volunteer Work with World Travel

VolunTourism Defined: The conscious, seamlessly integrated combination of voluntary service to a destination and the best, traditional elements of travel — arts, culture, geography, history and recreation — in that destination. While Eco-Tourism & VolunTourism have been popular catch phrases in the travel industry for quite some time, they both have the potential to be a(…)

Lisa DeChavan’s Road to Volunteering in an Orphanage in Guatemala

Lisa DeChavan’s Road to Volunteering in an Orphanage in Guatemala

Finding myself ‘treading water’ in what I refer to as the “Lake of Debilitating Comfort Zone”, coupled with the timing & opportunity to break free, I decided it was time to shake the U.S. 5am-7pm monotonous workweek, dust off of my habitually bare feet & take flight over the proverbial Rainbow. Growing up, writing came(…)