I’m Suzanne Stavert, a podcast host, travel writer, brand ambassador, and culinary explorer who enthusiastically inspires empty nesters (and others) to #findadventure wherever they go.


I’m a foodie, wife and mother to two incredible, grown people! Adventures of Empty Nesters began as a blog when the kids left the nest and I decided to take a new adventure with my life. Read more and get to know us here.

My travels are eclectic and perfect for couples, singles or small groups.

I love exploring both the U.S. and the rest of this big, beautiful world to discover what is unique, interesting and innovative within each destination. I share these stories as a way to open doors to new ideas and experiences and inspire everyone to find their version of an exciting and adventurous life.

Collaborating is My Favorite.

I partner with luxury brands and media who are socially responsible, protect our planet and connect with cultures and community. To see the companies I work with, click here.

Suzanne, Travel Brand Ambassador, Adventures of Empty Nesters

Brand Ambassador

Truthful, upbeat and honest representation of your brand through editorial, video and social media content on my platforms and yours.


Travel Writer

I write for your business' blog or contribute to your site or publication. I offer a heartfelt, insider’s perspective of your business, tour or destination.

“Hard-working and enthusiastic,

Suzanne helped us share the joy and excitement of our one-of-a-kind culinary tours. Her thoughtful posts brought the magic of our Italy trip to life.”


Latest Podcast Episodes

Farm-to-Table Cocktail Stories with Simple Goodness Sisters

March 17, 2023

Farm-to-Table-Talk If you are like me, the words “farm-to-table” make me sit up and take notice. I just love to make and eat food that is fresh and locally sourced. Using ingredients grown and created nearby where I live supports my local community and improves our way of life, but I don’t necessarily connect these …

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Let’s Talk About…Walkabout – Small Group Tours for Women

March 3, 2023

Are you looking for small group tours for women? I sure am! Once you meet and hear from my special guest, Shelly Wildman of Walkabout Tours, you will be ready to pack your bags! Shelly and I had the best time talking about all things travel. The demand is high and discerning travelers are looking …

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The Most Fun Trip to Dublin and Edinburgh

February 17, 2023

In today’s Podcast Episode: Do you travel during the holidays? We love to go somewhere where the holiday decor is bright and sparkling. We don’t always leave on December 26th, however! Travel during the holiday season can be challenging, but it is also a unique time of year to see a new destination. We tried …

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Travel Inspiration For the Best Travel Year Ever

February 3, 2023

Are you looking for more travel inspiration? Well, Hi there, everyone. It’s been three months, did you miss me? Over here at Travel Connections, we took a three-month hiatus. I wasn’t sure I would like it and was kind of afraid you all might forget me. But this is not true, right??  It was great …

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From Your Favorite Travel Podcast: Celebrating the Return of Travel

October 28, 2022

Exciting News from your favorite Travel Podcast! I am very excited to share this episode with you! I know I say that before every episode, but seriously, this is cause for celebration. In this episode, I will be interviewed by my creative business coach and podcast mentor, Linsi Brownson. We are turning the interview spotlight …

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Angela Correll: Kentucky Writer, Traveler & Hospitality Innovator

October 14, 2022

Let me introduce you to Angela Correll, a Kentucky writer, world traveler, and hospitality expert. Welcome to Part Four of The Kentucky Bourbon Trail Series, where we delve into the super popular Bourbon Industry, explore beautiful towns in Kentucky, and talk about the fantastic food scene there as well. My history with Angela is by …

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Delicious Southern Food & The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

September 30, 2022

Three words. Ouita is delightful. For those who may not know Ouita, this newest episode in the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Series is an excellent introduction! Anyone you ask about Ouita says the same thing. “She is amazing! Lovely and delightful!” However, just because she is super lovely doesn’t mean she isn’t uber-talented – Oh, she …

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Hidden Gems in Kentucky and Other Compelling Stories

September 15, 2022

Welcome to the second episode devoted to Kentucky and The Kentucky Bourbon Trail. You could say that out of my friendship with my next guest, the idea of this Kentucky Series was created. Heather Sunseri was a part of my audience for my blog Adventures of Empty Nesters, and back in 2019, she learned I …

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A Conversation About Kentucky Bourbon With The Experts at Woodford Reserve

September 2, 2022

Our favorite spirit is Kentucky Bourbon. To be more precise: We enjoy Woodford Reserve the MOST. Our kids sip it, our parents love it, and we tend to serve it to our guests and friends more than any other adult beverage. We have history and take our bourbon drinking very seriously. Back in 2019, before …

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Come Travel the World with Lifetime TV Host, Scott Eddy

August 5, 2022

Come travel the world with us today! Are you looking to find adventure? You, my friend, are in the right place for an exhilarating 34 minutes!  My travel philosophy? Say yes and figure out the rest. I always encourage everyone I talk with to find adventure, and no one exemplifies this philosophy better than my …

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The Delicious World of Washington Wines With Andrew Januik

July 21, 2022

I am a wine lover, and my wine education and favorites have grown since our kids left the nest. When our children were young, there was little time to indulge in learning about wines, so we chose as best we could and primarily drank wines from California. We lived in California until two years ago …

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A Visit to Camano Island, Washington: An Artists’ Studio Tour

June 24, 2022

A Visit to Camano Island I started this podcast with the dream of talking about and focusing on the connections we make when we travel. Nothing exemplifies this idea more than my trip to Camano Island, Washington.   I was invited to explore the island and attend the 23rd Annual Studio Tour by the Whidbey & …

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