Bill Clevlen – Author

Bill is the author of popular travel books and has contributed to various traditional media outlets over the years. Outlets including The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Group Travel Magazine, Pickleball Magazine, Meet Missouri, Gulf Shores Tourism, and more.

A complete list of Bill’s Books:

The Ultimate American Music Bucket List

Come along on a musical journey across the United States to stand in some of the most important places in music history. You’ll be guided to recording studios where legends recorded some of their most notable songs. You’ll also see statues, grave sites, memorials, and even murals dedicated to your favorite artists and bands. Plus, step inside historic homes where artists such as Johnny Cash, Louis Armstrong, and Little Richard once lived. It’s time to crank up your favorite radio station and sing along while you road trip across the U.S. to conquer The Ultimate American Music Bucket List.


Finding The American Dream – A Guided Tour of Places Where Americans Changed History

From a can of Dr. Pepper, to the iconic sounds of Motown hits like Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, and The Temptations, each of these uniquely American emblems began as a dream. From humble beginnings and against insurmountable odds, our culture pervasively clings to the notion that given equal opportunities, anyone can achieve the success of their wildest imagination. The inspiring stories contained within demonstrate that anyone can still achieve greatness through hard work, determination, and of course, a little bit of luck.


100 Things To Do in America Before You Die

100 Things to Do in America Before You Die is a fun guide to understanding the complex fabric of the United States and the people that call it home. This book isn’t simply a listing of places to visit but a catalogue of uniquely American experiences.  From sipping on southern sweet tea to standing where the Wright Brothers tested their first “flying machine”, each experience makes up an important piece of our American story. Buckle up. It’s going to be a fun ride.


Driving Across America

Driving Across America is a reminder of our shared humanity and the good in people and places in big cities and small towns alike. Readers will enjoy hilarious and heartfelt stories from some of Bill’s early travels that include a Mississippian’s homemade, bowling-ball-shooting cannon; some rather strange museums; a lot of giant, record-setting possessions; and the connectivity and kindness engendered by natural disasters.


An American Road Trip (For Kids!)

This easy to read children’s book (20 pages) is a fun introduction to American road trips and travel. It features colorful, cartoon-ed photos of some of America’s most visited tourist attractions.