I’m Suzanne Stavert, a 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.”


Recent Adventures

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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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 …

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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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