Bill Clevlen

Travel Journalist / Public Speaker

Bill Clevlen is a multi-media travel journalist; book author, broadcaster; and content creator focused on road trips and experience-based travel around the world. He is an engaging public speaker available for keynotes, conferences, and media appearances.

An entertaining, authentic public speaker.

Bill is a unique keynote speaker, able to engage with a wide range of audiences as the relatable, yet influential every-man. A Smithsonian Institute lecturer and humorous storyteller, Bill can share his expertise on a variety of topics from travel to communication – with wit and thoughtfulness that leaves audiences thinking and smiling.

People forget facts. They remember stories.

“Bill was incredibly attentive and intentional about delivering a message tailored to the needs of our group. He shared valuable insights with humor and authenticity. Our attendees were engaged and energized by Bill’s ability to perfectly intertwine his hospitality experiences within his message. We knew we were going to get a great session from Bill, but he definitely exceeded our expectations.”

Vicki Boyer | Executive Director 
St. Louis Area Hotel Association

Author/Freelance Writer

Bill is the author of popular road trip themed travel books including titles like 100 Things To Do in America Before You Die and The Ultimate American Music Bucket List. Clevlen is also a freelance writer and has contributed to outlets ranging from The Los Angeles Times to Pickleball Magazine.

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Radio/TV Broadcaster

With 25 years of experience in major market and syndicated broadcasting, Bill is a seasoned professional and a natural fit on radio and TV shows where a “travel expert” is needed. Clevlen, a former comedy writer seamlessly adds humor and a dry wit into reports and travel tips for audiences.

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Content Creator

Bill regularly works with tourism and travel destinations around the world to produce high quality content used on social media to promote positive experiences for travelers. From Visit Fort Lauderdale to the tourism office of Spain, Bill’s work has inspired millions of travel enthusiasts hoping to conquer their bucket lists.

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Get Great Content For Your Show!

Bill is a great guest on radio, television, and podcasts with so many interesting and amusing stories to share from his travels around the world. Book Bill as a travel expert for your broadcast or hire him to be a regular contributor.

“I’ve hired hundreds of speakers during my career and Bill Clevlen is in the top 10. He brings a room together in laughter and on common topics that all the attendees can relate.”

Joe Clote


Contact Bill’s Management Team

Interested in booking Bill for a speaking event or an interview segment? Send us a detailed request via e-mail.