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

What Is It Like Dining at The French Laundry? Dreamy & Sublime!

July 7, 2021

Dining at The French Laundry has been a dream of mine since my passion for food, restaurants, and the presentation of dishes bordered on obsession. This world-famous, three Michelin Star, pinch me I’m dreaming restaurant is the place where food lovers spend an evening of a lifetime. Seven years ago, my wish to dine at …

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The Wonderful Smells of Life in the Pacific Northwest & Other Observations

June 2, 2021

What are the smells of life that evoke an emotional response? I have so many, do you? Ah, the wholly different and wonderful smells of my new life in the Northwest.   Back in 2014 when I began Adventures of Empty Nesters, I wrote a post called, “Do certain smells trigger a rush of memories for …

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Travel Connections : Look What I Discovered in Maui!

May 26, 2021

Why do we travel? One reason: For travel connections I am often asked – Why do you travel?  Whenever or wherever I travel, I look for special connections, unique moments, and delightful conversations. What do I mean by travel connections? My goal is to gather stories, backstories, inspirational stories, and going deeper into the lives …

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A Juicy Springtime Cocktail & Savory Appetizer with Melissa’s Produce

May 14, 2021

Just for you! A Springtime cocktail for toasting friendship & family! Spring is the perfect time for a new cocktail adventure! I just love bright new beginnings, sunshine, handcrafted cocktails, and a beautiful asparagus appetizer to accompany the tasty beverage. We have been raising our cocktail game and consistently trying to include the very best …

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The Perfect Mother’s Day Gift Idea – Very Clever & Smells Amazing!

April 21, 2021

A Clever Mother’s Day gift for the Moms in your life! Are you searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Something that is not the “same old thing”? A lovely present that is unique and clever?  Lucky you, I have a suggestion!

Come Walk With Me to the Eastside of Seattle & Visit Kirkland, Washington

March 31, 2021

The Eastside of Seattle – Visit Kirkland, Our New Home Come over to the Eastside of Seattle and visit Kirkland, WA. Eight months ago, we made the challenging decision to move to the Pacific Northwest to be close to our newborn grandchildren. We sold our perfectly appointed Empty Nest in Southern California and bought a …

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Life’s Simple Pleasures – A Recipe for the Perfect London Fog

March 16, 2021

Life’s Simple Pleasures Among the many lessons learned from the Covid quarantine, embracing life’s simple pleasures must be at the top. Life was so restricted that we needed to look for happiness in different locations. Where I would normally embrace going out to a new restaurant, this was now not an option; shopping in a …

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15 Books About Food & Travel That Saved Me During the Pandemic

March 10, 2021

Books about Food and Travel! How did books about food and travel save me during the COVID pandemic? They provided me a way to escape during a challenging time and envelope myself in a world that means so much to me. Exploring interesting destinations, reading about exciting adventures, and real-life memoirs about chefs and food …

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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 …

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