Bill Clevlen

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Rivers & Routes in Southwest Illinois

It's rare that you can explore two of America's most iconic drives - Route 66 and the Great River Road in a single day.  Southwest Illinois' new tourism brand G...

Flora-Bama Mixes Iconic Bar With God

After escaping the frigid temperatures of the mid-west, I thought it might be a good idea to thank God for warm weather.  So off to church I went. In ...

Five Things To See in Montgomery, Alabama

Montgomery, Alabama is not only the state's capitol city, but it's also loaded with American history! Thanks to well placed markers and signs all through out ...

Custer’s Burning of the Beetle

I've seen a lot of amusing, bizarre and downright nutty things while traveling.  Something that hovers near the top of the list is the "Burning Of The Beetle"...

On The Road In 2018

My travels in 2018 took me to a handful of familiar destinations, but mostly to places I had never really explored. The year began in Wisconsin. Logic be...

St. Louis Soldiers Memorial

After two years of renovations and more than $30 million dollars in upgrades, Soldiers Memorial in downtown Saint Louis has reopened - and it's wonderful. Th...

Bill Clevlen

Bill is a travel journalist, broadcaster and freelance writer based in Saint Louis, Missouri. Bill travels all across the country doing positive stories, highlighting people and places making America great. He's the host of the weekly Rediscover America podcast and author of the new book 100 Things To Do In America Before You Die! Bill enjoys parks, talking to strangers, eating medium-rare steaks, playing Pickleball and telling good jokes.