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

Our Epic Road Trip in Arizona

April 12, 2024

Welcome to today’s episode devoted to our epic road trip in Arizona. Don’t miss the links at the bottom! If you would like to go straight to the highlights and links to restaurants and activities just scroll on down! This episode was not originally on the editorial calendar. But to be perfectly honest, I planned …

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Making Artisanal Pasta on Whidbey Island

March 28, 2024

Welcome to another episode of Travel Connections. Once again, we hit a home run with our next guest. Aurora Echo lives on Whidbey Island, WA, and owns a delightfully successful business called Wildly Beloved Foods.  It’s interesting; Aurora only validates that every time I visit Whidbey Island, WA, I meet someone new who impresses me. …

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Travel to Tuscany: Stories From the Heart

March 14, 2024

In this episode, we travel to Tuscany, but we make a couple of stops first. Angela Correll is one of just a few guests who have appeared on my show more than once. However, back in October 2022, our conversation was not about Italy; it focused on all things Kentucky. She was an essential part …

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An Exclusive Look Inside An African Luxury Tented Camp

March 1, 2024

Welcome to our third and final episode devoted to our tour of Southern Africa. We recorded three episodes that focused entirely on this spectacular experience on this tour by Collette. In Episode One, I talk with my husband, Craig, about the tour’s unique details. In Episode 2, I interviewed our tour manager, Samantha Johnson, who …

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Travel to Africa with Samantha Johnson of Collette

February 16, 2024

Welcome to Episode Two of our African Safari series. In Episode One, I interview and talk with my husband, Craig Stavert. We share many details of what it was really like going on safari with Collette. It is a great way to begin this series of episodes. Now, in Episode Two, you meet Samantha Johnson. …

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An African Safari to Remember

February 2, 2024

Welcome to Season Three! I so appreciate you joining me as we head into 2024 with the Travel Connections Podcast. Once again, our episodes will be filled with fascinating people sharing unique stories. You will be enlightened and entertained and gain knowledge you didn’t know you needed! This episode is the perfect way to add …

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A Conversation with Road Trip Expert – Bill Clevlen

September 14, 2023

Are road trips on your radar? Are you looking for US destinations that are “off the beaten path” and super interesting? You are in the right place. Today’s special guest will probably make you laugh as well as enlighten you with his vast knowledge of road trip destinations. Bill Clevlen of Bill on the Road, …

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The Italian Cooking School of Your Dreams

September 1, 2023

Hello, and welcome to our newest episode of Travel Connections. If you have been following me for a while, you will probably know that I discovered Tuscan Women Cook back in 2016. I had a friend in common with today’s special guest, Coleen Kirnan. Our friend Brenda connected the two of us, and boy, do …

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Enjoy The Magic of Skagit Valley with Chef Christy Fox

August 18, 2023

Are you familiar with a place called Skagit Valley? When I first visited in 2016, I honestly didn’t even know how to pronounce it! I went to see The Tulip Festival, which takes place in the Valley in April. I wasn’t even living in the Pacific Northwest on that first visit. I fell in love …

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Let’s Go Travel to Thailand!

August 3, 2023

Let’s travel to Thailand! Travel is back, and it is time to plan your next vacation! You will learn so much from my special guest, and I promise you will be well-informed and inspired for your next (or first) trip to this fantastic destination. This episode is a bright and shiny conversation with Candy Krajangsri …

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Kayaking & Island Life on Whidbey Island

July 21, 2023

Hello, and welcome to another fantastic episode of Travel Connections. In this episode, we talk with Krista Loercher, Co-Owner of Whidbey Island Kayaking in the Pacific Northwest. This interview is part three in a series where we dive deeper into tourism and the benefits of giving back to a destination when we travel.  Are you …

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Orchard Kitchen: Farm Focused Fine Dining on Whidbey Island, WA

July 6, 2023

Welcome to part two of our three-part series focusing on Whidbey and Camano Islands. In this series, we talk about how important the concept of regenerative travel can be for the destination and the visitors who spend time there. If you have not had a chance to listen to Part One, you will hear my …

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