Although the majority of John’s life has been dedicated to the travel industry as a PR executive in both the airline and cruise industry, he says “the most intriguing part was my 15 years on Los Angeles area radio stations, from early 1992 to the summer of 2007.” He began his travel radio career at KABC with a two hour show every weekend. He then moved to KKGO/KMZT where he was the host and co-producer a 24/7 travel feature, and in July 2002, he attained a long held dream of joining the CBS radio station in Los Angeles, KNX1070 News radio.
Based on journeys to 51 countries, John’s written and broadcast over five thousand travel features for his radio show “John Clayton’s Travel With A Difference.” He says his segments take his audience on “offbeat trips to places around the world, where I give people vacation ideas most have never thought about, because they’ve never heard of them – and they’re written and presented in an entertaining and fun way – hence the title Travel With A Difference.”
He’s devoted most of his life to tourism and working in the travel business, and is a published writer and photographer. He is often called upon to speak at events about his experiences as “an ex-Brit in this wonderful country of America.” He is also a devout ship, train and plane aficionado.
Born in the Kensington section of London, England, John is now (a proud) American citizen. His journey across the Atlantic originally took him to Canada, where he had his first radio show. After doing entertainment publicity in New York, he moved to Los Angeles, where he held executive PR positions with Continental Airlines and Western Cruise Lines. We invite you to experience the magic, mystery and difference of traveling with John Clayton on www.TravelingBoy.com