Welcome!

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

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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.

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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.”

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Recent Adventures

The New Empty Nest: Home Design to Live, Love, & Work

February 25, 2021

  A peek into the home design of our newest Empty Nest! Home design is personal. What appeals to some will definitely not appeal to others. As we decorate and fill our homes with treasures, the only people we need to please are ourselves. Craig and I have moved many times; this would be our …

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Our Move to the Pacific Northwest: An Update & Kirkland, WA Pictorial!

February 15, 2021

A Six Month Update!                     Our Crazy Move to the Pacific Northwest! Our move to the Pacific Northwest has been challenging, sad, wet, sunny, exciting, exhilarating, and so very different from our old life. Back in Southern California, we had downsized and renovated our Empty Nest, which …

Read moreOur Move to the Pacific Northwest: An Update & Kirkland, WA Pictorial!

For Valentine’s Day, Why Not Create A Virtual Romantic Getaway for Two!

January 25, 2021

Does the idea of a virtual romantic getaway sound a little crazy, but fun? After all, this is 2021, travel remains at a virtual standstill, and almost everything we do, even as ridiculous as it sounds – is virtual. Work, school, birthday parties, Thanksgiving, Christmas, cocktail hour, baby showers, wine tasting, cooking class, exercise class! Good …

Read moreFor Valentine’s Day, Why Not Create A Virtual Romantic Getaway for Two!

My Top Nine Reasons to Be Grateful for 2020

December 30, 2020

Reasons to be grateful for 2020 I have many reasons to be grateful for 2020. Actually, the list is pretty long and full of emotion. Fortunately for me, they help to counterbalance the challenges we have all faced this year. First I must address my biggest and most impactful disappointment. Travel is my work, my …

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An Anniversary Trip to Ventana Big Sur: A Luxury Hotel on the Pacific Coast

December 8, 2020

Ventana Big Sur – An extraordinary luxury hotel! After seven months of quarantine, we were more than ready for an anniversary trip. At the time, restrictions from COVID had lifted enough where we could travel to the glorious California coast at Big Sur. I needed this vacation so much! Tired of being cooped up with …

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25 Reasons to Be Thankful in This Year of All Years

November 23, 2020

25 Reasons to Be Thankful Now I wrote the post “25 Reasons to be Thankful for Time” exactly five years ago. I had just begun writing Adventures of Empty Nesters, and so many things were so different in my life. Who knew? One thing that hasn’t changed, I am still so grateful for time! However, …

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Family Adventures: When Four Generations Meet For the First Time

November 16, 2020

New Family Adventures! Since travel adventures are not currently a top priority, family adventures are just about all the adventures we can create. Some of us see our families often, while others have not been together since March or before. This lack of family interaction is heartbreaking, and uncertainty is commonplace. In a million years, …

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An Escape for the Weekend in Yosemite – Yes Please!

November 11, 2020

“Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.” Ansel Adams An escape for the weekend in Yosemite! Don’t we need a weekend away surrounded by granite walls, deep valleys, forest creatures, and sublime sunsets? Right now, most travel plans focus …

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A Trip to Nashville Should Be On Your Adventure List!

October 27, 2020

A Trip to Nashville It’s official; we are starting to see some positive movement toward travel. Travelers are thinking about a possible road trip and trying to decide just where to go. Many have already taken the plunge back into the delightful world of travel. Today I am working with my friends at Hotels.com to …

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Love, Anniversaries and Long Term Marriages – Is there a secret?

October 23, 2020

Long term marriages – The joy of family! It’s October! This month brings Fall leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, the World Series (Go Dodgers!), and is our anniversary month. For as long as I can remember, we have traveled somewhere to commemorate our anniversary. Maui was our usual celebratory destination, but this year it isn’t possible …

Read moreLove, Anniversaries and Long Term Marriages – Is there a secret?

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