Does Bret Michaels Really Travel in an RV?

Celebrity Q&A, Featured Article
on July 9, 2013
Bret Michaels

Does Bret Michaels really travel by RV? I was watching him on the Travel Channel and he really seems to know his stuff.
—Radha Kulkarni, Beaver Falls, Pa.

When Michaels, 50, travels with his band, they hit the road in custom-built, Prevost tour buses, but when he takes a road trip with his kids, they often travel by RV.

“Even though I have a ranch, I take my kids out in it and we go different places like Glamis, Pismo Beach and Idaho,” says Michaels, who is on the road about nine months out of the year. “[We] ride our bikes and ATVs and just get to see the rest of the country that’s out there.”

Michaels’ love of the road was instilled in him as a child. The Butler, Penn.-born Poison lead singer went camping, hiking and fishing in the family RV, which would be parked in the driveway when not in use.

“Exciting trips for me were down to Florida,” he recalls. “We would take it to places like Emporium and Lock Haven, Pa., and go up and hike and camp and RV. It was exciting to me as a child. And, of course, we took along the mini-bikes, our motorcycles and all of that kind of stuff.”

With his Travel Channel series “Rock My RV With Bret Michaels,” “The Celebrity Apprentice” winner is hoping to show that RVing is for any generation.

“I just happened to love it as a child, and my dad and mom were pretty young when they were doing it,” he says. “It’s sort of like the Wild West. You go out there and it’s a great adventure. I know that a lot of people when they reach a certain age they decide, ‘Look we’re retiring. We want to get in these and go.’ And I think that’s great. That’s awesome. But I also think there’s so many people that whether they’re weekend warriors, or they want to spend the summer traveling, you can really go enjoy this at any age.”