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World’s 10 Most Amazing Destinations
After thirty years of traveling the world, Gig Gwin has carefully selected his “10 most amazing destinations.” His spellbinding account of these great landmarks and wonders are brought to life in a personal style. Gig will take you on the road to faraway places from the lost city of Machu Picchu to the migrating herds on the Serengeti. Audiences will gain a fresh outlook on family and individual vacations through the eyes of a world traveler.

Exploring the Corners of the Earth
Have you ever wondered what are the most beautiful, exotic and romantic spots on earth? Be captivated with an enthusiastic, action-packed presentation describing the dramatic sights and sounds of the world. In a sometimes humorous, sometimes emotional style, storyteller Gig Gwin will take you on his adventures from climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to a private audience with the King of Tonga. He has been through earthquakes, a monsoon landslide, revolutions and even a rhino charge. Gig weaves meaningful stories and shares travel insights that can be enjoyed by everyone from travel dreamer to high action adventurer.



Customized seminars on the major world regions are insightful and enthralling . . . a great take-away travel value. Gig’s vast travel experience gives him a unique perspective on business and cultures around the world...perfect for organizations or companies with overseas travel.

Seminars include Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Middle East



Founder and owner of Gwins Travel & Gwins Motivation Co.(1979); Bachelor's Degree Asian History/ Business Ad - University of Missouri St.Louis; Associate Degree Travel & Tourism – Forest Park Community College; Certified Travel Counselor (CTC); Destination Specialist (DS) all nine world regions; College Instructor; Advisory Boards: Bahamas Tourist Board, Woodside Travel Trust Consortium; Active Member of the Explorers Club; Vietnam Veteran.


From Explorer to Speaker

An explorer and travel specialist, Gig has been a sought after national travel speaker for several years. He is presently the travel writer for American Express’ Persona Magazine. Gig has been featured in USA Today, Associated Press Worldwide and numerous renowned newspapers and magazines and is presently completing a book on the great landmarks of the world. He has been a guest speaker on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), WGN Chicago and KMOX St. Louis. Additionally, Gig has been the travel consultant for NBC affiliate KSDK, with over a hundred television appearances.



"Gig's speeches are electric! His enthusiasm goes hand in hand with his vast knowledge of travel."
Darryl Hutson, CEO
American Express Incentive Services


"Gig Gwin is the Lowell Thomas of the new millenium."
-Bob Hoelscher
President, Flemming Tours


"I've continued to be amazed at your energy and enthusiasm for travel. I've always considered you the Mark McGwire of travel."
-Ron Cobb
Travel Editor, St. Louis Post Dispatch


"You gave us exactly what we were looking for, an informative and very entertaining presentation."
-Dick Schmit
Manager, Client Svs.
Dawson Companies


"The audience response to your presentation was overwhelming.Your enthusiasm, dedication andprofessionalism are truly remarkable."
-Col. Harold Grady
Founder, International Travel Club