Many people begin RVing to become more connected with the outdoors. Adventurer Brian Brawdy likewise began RVing to enhance his already strong connection with nature, but he set forth with an additional objective: to inspire the folks he meets to take a proactive roll in their lives and in the environment.
In 1986, following his father’s suicide, Brawdy, then an undercover officer for the New York police, retreated from city life to gain enlightenment. “I was trying to get as far away as I possibly could. The more time I spent out in the wilderness, the better I started to feel. That was the beginning of traveling, getting out there and doing it. Adventure doesn’t have to be extreme; it just has to be yours.”
Currently embarking on a 49-state tour of the United States that began last February, Brawdy has become a well-known spokesperson for eco-awareness by studying the relationship between people and the outdoors. Brawdy has made appearances on CBS’s The Early Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, and multiple news segments for Fox News, CNN, NBC and countless local news outlets. But what sets him apart from many of the “talking heads” you see on TV — other than his genuine, infectious love for Mother Nature — is his choice of a home base: Brawdy full-times across the country in a Lance Model 1181 camper.
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