About Us

About Us

Whose that guy over there?” asks William looking across the bar. “There’s something about him, he’s going to be my boyfriend, I know it.” Before you know it, Brandon had left Embers Avenue bar in NW Portland.

Next time William saw him at the same bar, in the same place, with the same group of friends. He thought have to talk to that guy this time. When he approaches, William starts talking to a friend of Brandon’s to try and make his way into Brandon’s group of friends. “Nice weather” William says or something of the sort. “Yes, it is.” Cat says and turns around and continues to talk to her friends. Feeling defeated William returns to his group of friends.

A week later William spots Brandon again, but at a pride event. This time William was determained to speak to Brandon this time, so he approached and said “Where is your friend Cat?” “Uhh, working I think, how do you know her?” Brandon replies. “I met her about a week ago at Embers and wanted to approach and talk to you, but ended up talking to Cat instead.” William says.

After 15 minutes of talking and continuing their day long alcohol binge, they start to kiss. Typical Pride experience.

That night of letting go and not being afraid of rejection began a lifetime of laughs, love and adventures.

About William

Hello, and welcome to Floppy Hat Adventures! My name is William Bessette and I am a freelance writer and overall adventurer. Whether it be reviewing a new restaurant in my home town of Portland, Oregon, or jetting off to new corner of the country or world, I’m usually on the go.

This is why I’ve created Floppy Hat Adventures. My mission is to introduce you to new and exciting parts of the world and the communities that make up our diverse global fabric.

My focus is on eco-tourism, community involvement, dining, adventuring and LGBTQ+ travel.

I will be introducing you through articles, photos and videos, to places all over the globe through videos, blogs and articles. Through my partnership with Eco Companion, I will be bringing you the latest in eco-tourism from across the world.

So join me in my adventures as I discover the travel secrets you want to know.

Now grab your floppy hat and let’s go!

About Brandon

Since I was a kid, I was very active, always playing outside, playing pickup football, basketball, foot-racing people in the street, rollerblading, learning tricks on BMX bikes, skateboards, Razor Scooters, climbing trees and anything else I can get myself into.

I took all that energy and put it into competing in little league baseball then USA Track and Field Junior Olympics.

While growing up my family felt it important to travel and see as much as we could. They took us on many trips all over the country, which made us open minded and more complete people.

This made me get the travel bug at a very young age.

So after meeting William and working a career for almost seven years, traveling around the world with him- even though I would no longer be making money and like stability- was a fairly easy decision.

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