Bill Clevlen


“Traveling across America and telling the stories of great people and places is the thrill of a lifetime” says Bill Clevlen.

“Bill On The Road” was born in 2013 after becoming fed up with so many negative stories, focusing on bad things about cities and states–instead of highlighting the positives.

Clevlen started in broadcasting at the age of 20 while hosting a daily comedy segment on the most listened to radio show in St. Louis, Missouri–Frank O. Pinion & The Large Morning Show in the Afternoon. He’s worked for KMOV-TV, been a “soft rock” radio announcer, and co-host/announcer of the Mid-America Emmy Awards.

Currently, Bill shares road trip stories on radio and television stations across the U.S. You can hear Bill nationally on SiriusXM satellite radio as well as several syndicated travel programs. He is the author of the popular travel guide 100 Things To Do In America Before You Die and his latest book Driving Across America. His stories have been featured in media outlets like The Los Angeles Times, Pickleball Magazine, The Riverfront Times, and regional publications like Missouri Meetings & Events Magazine and Meet Kansas. Bill has also produced content for major tourism organizations like Travel Iowa and Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism. 

Clevlen is currently an Active Director serving on the board of the Midwest Travel Journalists Association (MTJA)–the oldest travel writing organization in the U.S. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Pickleball and watching comedy shows like The Office and Family Guy.  


It's not everyday that I get to say a book has something for everyone. It's also not everyday that I get to review a book written by a former co-worker. Finding the American Dream by Bill Clevlen lets me do

Finding the American Dream showcases and proves that the American Dream is not dead. The inspiring stories comprising this combination biography and history book demonstrate that anyone can still achieve greatness through hard work, determination, and of course, a


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