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Our Approach

Every trip by The NWC is built from the ground up in a way that supports local people and benefits local communities. By travelling with us, you are contributing to local economic development, ethical job creation, and supporting local entrepreneurs, families, and small businesses. Our years of travel experiences have taught us that when you empower local people, you create a uniquely amazing experience for both the travellers and the people in the places they visit.

Meet the Team

To put it simply, we love what we do. Our small but mighty team is made up of dedicated individuals who wholeheartedly believe that travel makes the world a better place. Take it from us, good people makes good business.


Jay Mahoney

Founder & CEO


Ryan McCord

Trip Creation Expert



Trip Creation Expert

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Sarah Wardrope

Operations Coordinator

The genuine friendships I've made over 20 years of travelling have given me a unique perspective. Truly, no matter who we are, how we live, what we believe in or how much money we have, we are all the same. That's why I've made it my mission to let people from all across the globe more easily connect with people they may not otherwise have had the opportunity to meet.

After my first travel experience, I was simply blown away by how experiencing a new part of the world could make me feel. For me, travelling provides a sense of perspective, discovery, and knowledge that simply can’t be achieved by any other method. I encourage anyone lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel to do so often and in a way that leaves the places and the people you visit in a better condition than when you arrived.  

I owe so much of who I am today to the incredible travel experiences I've had. The people I've met and the places I've seen have truly changed my life in a way I never thought possible. After witnessing how transformational travel is for both locals and travellers first hand, I knew I wanted to dedicate my life to making this type of travel available to as many people as possible.

Travel has shaped my life and experiences in too many ways to count and I reflect on these experiences regularly. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be a part of someone else’s journey by connecting them to new people and places and helping them learn something new about the world and themselves.

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