Chuck & Judy Nichols
We are Chuck & Judy Nichols, the owners and operators of Nichols Expeditions. Since 1978 we have taken thousands of people on active tours by bike, kayak, raft and on foot in the US and internationally.
Since childhood, both of us have been passionate about travel and recreating in the outdoors. We met in 1977 working as river guides in the canyons of Utah. Back then, a summer of paddling whitewater and camping on sand beaches seemed about as good as it could get. Little did we know that one day we would be leading tours around the world!
After starting Nichols Expeditions we began searching for the best tour locations and we developed a network of trusted partners in foreign countries. We now have the ability to offer a worldwide selection of guided, self-guided and custom tours for individuals and groups. And, as company owners, we actually accompany many of our guided tours throughout the year. We feel that there is no better compliment than to have folks return with their friends for another Nichols Expeditions tour.
2015 is our 38th year of leading tours and we hope to see you on one of our adventures!
Being a lifetime Moab local, Nelly has a solid background and great passion for tourism and customer service With a bachelors degree from the University of Utah in International Studies, and minors in Hospitality Management and German language, Nelly is equipped and dedicated to assisting adventurous and active Nichols travelers in creating the trip of their dreams. Nelly caught her travel bug while spending a semester attending the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. She traveled all over Europe on the weekends, and spent a month working at a small hostel in Naples, Italy. When she’s not in the office, Nelly enjoys Moab’s wide array of outdoor activities, including horseback riding, kayaking, hiking, and climbing, but her favorites are Mountain Biking and Yoga.
Nelly’s advice: “If you’re looking at our website and ANY of the trips strike your fancy, give us a call! Our personal, friendly service is unbeatable, and since helping healthy, happy people to see the world is our passion, we’ll do everything in our power to make your trip an amazing and unforgettable one!”
Porscha found her passion for travel early in life. Using her love for yoga, mountain biking, and rock climbing as guides, she has traveled extensively through the US, Canada, and Europe. Her time in Moab is split between the office, teaching yoga and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Porscha enjoys getting the details of your trip in order so that you can leave the stress behind and experience the world with an open mind and open heart.