ABOUT CHACO TRAVEL
CHACO Travel co-founders Casey Champion and Grant Cohen are childhood friends whose initial bond was formed in large part due to their mutual passion for music and sports. They each developed a passion for exploring the world and became fervent travelers during their young adulthood, taking lengthy voyages through regions such as Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean, West Europe (especially Spain and the UK), East Europe, Asia, and much of the Middle East,
A true labor of love, Casey and Grant created CHACO Travel in order to put their combined knowledge and experience to use and provide others with meaningful and unforgettable -- sometimes even life-changing -- experiences abroad.
CHACO Travel designs and operates premier people-to-people itineraries that ensure each traveler experiences the unique social and cultural aspects of each city and sight they visit.
Casey, a licensed attorney who holds an MBA and an MA in International Education, serves as CHACO's Chief Legal Officer and Education Specialist.
Casey's passion for education and travel is clear:
He began as an immigration attorney out of law school, but soon turned his attention towards education. Casey has more than a decade of experience in education policy and classroom teaching, having taught courses at the high school and university levels. He's certified to teach Spanish, Social Studies, English and ESL, and is a ceaseless advocate for educational travel.
Casey has experience working, studying, and traveling in more than 35 countries on six continents. He lived in Mexico and Spain, where he studied Spanish and International Law, and has trekked through countries such as Tibet, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Morocco, Sweden, Brazil, and Trinidad & Tobago. In recent years, Casey has spent much of his time in China, basing his travels from his wife's home in rural Hunan province.
As CHACO Travel’s co-founder, CLO, and Education Specialist, Casey’s goal is to promote communication and understanding between people from different cultures and backgrounds.