Compass Points of Travel
Explore with Peace of Mind
Uniquely Crafted Travel
We Care About You
Let us know if you are celebrating a milestone event, maybe your 50th birthday! Want a particular experience, dinner with a Maasai family in their village. Or to meet someone, say the Patriarch in Jerusalem. We will do our level best to make that happen.
We are discerning, so you do not have to be. All our accommodations are carefully researched and vetted. Being that we are foodies at Sojourn Explorers, that is a vital part of the experiences we create for you as well.
Safety while traveling is another concern we take seriously. We work with local providers with excellent safety records as well as highly-trained, expert guides.
At Sojourn Explorers, we are deeply committed to excellence. Our founder, Maria Baltazzi, is an Emmy recipient television producer and seasoned traveler, who has directed productions large and small on every continent and uses her award-winning skills to create unique experiences and memories to last a lifetime.
Your inner journey begins by asking these questions:
- Why do you want to take this trip?
- What do you want to experience while traveling? How do you want to be and feel?
- How do you want to return home? What is the takeaway you want from your experience?
Together, we will discuss where you want your inner journey to go. Do you want guidance working through the stresses of life? Maybe, you want to renew, reignite your purpose. Maybe you are at a crossroads and want to redefine your direction. Or, perhaps it is time for a career pivot. All of these require some shift in mindset. Maria will help you get there through guided inquiry and reflections that are interwoven throughout each day of your trip.
Maria joins your trip as your inner-guide. If you prefer, we can design a self-guided inner experience. She specializes in constructive and creative thinking to empower greater happiness, clearer purpose, and refined intentional living. Maria has spent over a decade, immersing herself in the art and science of happiness, positive psychology, spiritual psychology, neuroplasticity, and mindfulness. She uses this background to create and guide your inner journey; before, during, and after.
How We Work
Starting a Conversation
We speak with you on the phone, Skype, or Zoom. We genuinely want to understand the trip you have in mind and what you hope to take away from your experience. How do you want to return home?
Curating an Amazing Journey
We create an experience that includes every detail from the time you leave home to your return. Each journey is uniquely designed based on your travel dates, the number of guests, and specific requests. To begin planning, we kindly request $350. Once the trip is confirmed, this amount is applied to your total cost.
Getting You Ready
Maria will engage and inspire you about your upcoming journey, from reading material to questions to think about to videos to watch. Before setting off, there will be a bon voyage call to go over details and answer questions.
There is an outer journey: your destination, planned experiences, real adventures, or cultural events. Then, you have your inner journey: meaningful conversations, mindful movement, meditation, and reflective time guided by Maria as you travel. If she is not traveling with you, Maria will create a personalized Daily Inner Journey Guide Book to bring along.