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Maria Baltazzi, PhD, MFA, Founder
Transformational Travel Curator and Guide

The ethos of Sojourn Explorers is about giving back. I have been on all seven continents twice. First as a television producer telling stories about adventure. Then I did another lap around the globe, walking more than 2,000 miles training and doing marathons as fundraisers. When I crossed the finish line on my last continent, Antartica, I decided to create Sojourn Explorers and share my adventures with others.

A portion of each trip we curate goes to the nonprofit organization One Percent for the Planet.

How It Works

Choose a Sojourn

Decide when and where to go. Offering destinations in Africa, South America, Europe, and Asia.

We Curate It

Luxury experiences custom designed for the solo traveler or groups. Corporate VIP trips available as well.

Your Adventure Awaits

Pack your bags. Maria will see you when you arrive.

My fundraising journey began not long after I watched my mother’s ordeal with cancer, and started noticing more and more people around me hit by that awful disease. I wanted to do something to help. That opportunity came in a way I never expected: walking the NY marathon, raising money for cancer awareness and research. I like to walk however 26.2 for time was a whole other challenge.
I did it, and it led me to doing another marathon, then another... until I did one on every continent, raising money not just for cancer, also for AIDS and Rhino Conservation.
I promise you, each step I take even today has so much more meaning.

~ Maria