Meet the Williams Family

Our Story Officially Begins in February 2020…

Right before the world closed down to COVID-19. It may seem like an unusual time to begin a travel and adventure blog, but our goal is to provide some helpful hints and tricks whether exploring at home or traveling afar. Let’s meet the characters:

Donald (Brad) Williams:

Originally a New Englander, Brad’s first go round in Florida included working for the entertainment team at Walt Disney World. Later moving to Iowa, where he worked with Anna at a performing arts center, Brad then went back to his family’s truck driving roots working for both Schneider and Walmart.  After ten years of driving commercial vehicles, two state truck driving competitions, one championship, and a million safe miles, he got a handle on his health, dropping 180 lbs. and left the relative insanity of New England traffic for the sunny vistas of Florida. Now living in the sunshine state for the second time, he reconnected with Anna and decided to leave the glamorous life of commercial truck driving behind to pursue a career as a financial advisor at Thrivent Financial.

Beyond home improvements, recreation and helping others live wise with money, Brad enjoys traveling and from time to time hauling a 30-foot travel trailer, you know, just to keep those truck driving skills sharp. He’s looking forward to exploring the rest America – the parts you can’t see from the Interstate.

Anna Williams:

Anna loves to travel both to new, exciting places and favorite past-time spots. Although a native of the Midwest, Anna’s a true Floridaphile and a bit of Disney fanatic. She loves to play travel planner for family and friends and continues to check off destinations on her bucket list (only five states to go!) For over two decades, she had a career in the performing arts, topping it off as the Executive Director of Thrasher-Horne Center, and still continues to have a great passion for theatre and artwork.

Anna was previously married to a Sheriff’s Officer who was killed in the line of duty. Through this tragedy, she learned an even greater appreciation for family, brotherhood, and the importance of experiencing every moment – both the good and the bad. She looks forward to sharing these experiences with you to give you ideas of how to go out and create your own.

Ethan Williams:

Ethan likes KOA campgrounds and going fishing the few times he has tried it. He’s not a big fan of bugs. His favorite place to go is Universal Studios, much to his mother’s chagrin. His favorite games are anything Nintendo Switch, and some board games if he’s in the right mood. He also likes basketball, baseball, coloring and well, pretty much all video games.

Ethan has been to half of the states in the U.S. as well as Canada, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Jamaica, the Bahamas, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. (Anna has been to all these locations too.)

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