Work With Me

Work With Me


Empty Nestopia


~ The place for empty nesters to discover adventure in all corners of the world ~ 


About Me

Heralding from the far northern state of Alaska, I was always outside doing something, whether it was wrestling pigs on the farm, running a small dog sled team, fishing for 60 lb. King Salmon or just hiking through the woods trying to avoid bears. It is because of that upbringing, that I have no fear of exploring a place I have never been to or eat something that others may wrinkle their nose at – ask me about Eskimo Ice Cream. I swam with sea lions in Espiritu Santo, La Paz, Mexico. I got lost in Venice to discover it. I sailed the coasts of Alaska and snow machined its backcountry. I zip-lined through tropical rainforests and flown a WWII plane in a mock ‘dog-fight.’

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flayboarding, fly board, puerto vallarta, mexico, ocean fun, water activities
Flyboarding checked off bucketlist


About Empty Nestopia

Empty Nestopia is all about showing empty nesters how to discover fun and adventure after the kids have flown the coop. I give my followers ideas about how to explore the world, find the unique, the romantic, and the fantastic experiences that will put the fun back in life and keep them young-at-heart. I expose my followers to diverse activities, cultures and unique foods that will expand their horizons. My followers want to rediscover life and adventure after their children have moved out. My followers are couples and singles of all backgrounds, ranging from those who have traveled a couple of times close to home to those who have traveled the world. I even have followers that are not empty nesters yet planning their futures.

What I can offer you

  • Sponsored Posts
  • Travel Photography
  • Destination Promotion
  • Partnership Packages
  • Hotel Review
  • Product Review
  • Video Content

Who I Have Worked With

  • Shreveport CVB
  • Puerto Vallarta Tourism
  • Dark Crescent Tours – NOLA
  • Jean Laffite Tours – NOLA
  • Marker Cellars Vineyard
  • Natchitoches CVB
  • Galveston Historical Society, Texas


  • Texas Lifestyle
  • LiveIt Texas – Regular Contributor
  • Links and Libations – Regular Contributor
  • Wanderous Affair magazine



Donna was a joy to work with. She came to Shreveport-Bossier in 2017 to participate in our Mardi Gras media trip. She wrote about Mardi Gras and other things she discovered. Donna was the gift that just kept giving with additional content. That’s what all marketers hope to get when they work with influencers like Donna. – Brandy Evans, VP of  Communications Shreveport-Bossier City CVB