Welcome to the exciting website of Tony Giles – blind world travel extraordinaire.
Tony on the shore of Lake Louise in the Rocky Mountains, Alberta, Canada.
I am a young person, totally blind and 80% deaf in both ears without my hearing aids. I also had a successful kidney transplant in December 2008. Yet I’ve visited the World’s Seven continents, all fifty states of the USA, crossed the Arctic Circle, travelled in every South American country and visited all ten Canadian provinces.
I originate from Weston-super-Mare, near Bristol, in the South West of England. At present I live in Teignmouth, Devon.
I have written several books about my world adventures. The books are travel diaries of the observations and experiences of a blind man as he travels around the world.
What’s New (22nd September 2016)
A new mini-site has been created dedicated to my travel writing: Tony Giles – Blind Author and Travel Writer.
Seeing The World My Way, the first in a trilogy of travel biographies, was published in October 2010. The second part, Seeing The Americas My Way, followed as an ebook in September 2016.
Kazakhstan conference (22nd September 2016)
Tony has visited Kazakhstan for an interesting conference on ‘social tourism’ inclusive tourism for all, disabled or not. This is country 116 :)
Seeing The Americas My Way available now (20th September 2016)
Tony’s second ebook available now from:
Amazon – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M14JY50
Apple – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/seeing-the-americas-my-way/id1155800966?mt=11
Kobo – https://store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/seeing-the-americas-my-way
Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Tony_Giles_Seeing_The_Americas_My_Way?id=ebEXDQAAQBAJ
Blog by new blind traveller (1st September 2016)
Great to discover a website and blog by a new blind traveller from Australia. Visit Blind As A Backpack.
Also see this page where Tony is mentioned as one of their inspirations.
Seeing The Americas My Way – launch now set for late September (30th August 2016)
Ebook now set for launch in late September 2016. Last minute alterations!
Thanks for understanding.
Go Nomad article (26th August 2016)
Tony has written an article for the Go Nomad website – Travelling Blind: Tony Giles Visits West Africa.
Seeing The Americas My Way – coming soon! (15th August 2016)
Tony’s second travel book: Seeing The Americas My Way, to be launched as an Ebook, late August 2016.
Seeing The Americas My Way follows Tony Giles, blind solo traveller, through more exciting adventures. Tony’s second fascinating travel biography offers a more sensory observation of backpacking. From the sounds, smells and cuisine of Brazil and Argentina to the feel of the rhythm of salsa in Cuba – coupled with the usual adrenaline activities associated with this author.
Country 116 (2nd June 2016)
Tony is now in Belize, country 116.
Country 113 (20th May 2016)
I’m now in San Salvador, capital of El Salvador, this is country 113.
Tony’s books and ebooks
Seeing The Americas My Way
NEW! Published September 2016
Tony’s second fascinating travel biography offers a more sensory observation of backpacking. From the sounds, smells and cuisine of Brazil and Argentina to the rhythm of salsa in Cuba. Mexico, Chile and Uruguay are also briefly explored.
Whilst there are the usual adrenaline fuelled activities associated with this author in the United States and Canada, the main thread of the story deals with a personal challenge of compromising between love and friendship.
It is a journey of self-discovery with a focus on spartan nature and isolation as a guidance to help the author resolve his emotional problems.
Continue following Tony’s unique wanderings to discover where he will lead you!
Ebook published September 2016. ISBN 9781912022625.
Seeing The World My Way
A totally blind and partially deaf guy’s global adventures
Seeing the World My Way follows Tony Giles’ journey of hedonism and thrill-seeking adventure as he travels across North America, Asia and Australasia. Full of drama, danger and discovery, this fascinating travel biography is a young blind man’s view of the world as he sets out to achieve his dream, dealing with disability whilst living life to the limit.
From bungee jumping in New Zealand to booze filled nights out in New Orleans, Seeing the World My Way is a no-holds-barred account that is certainly not for the faint hearted. Travel the world in a whole new way with Tony Giles’ frank, honest and exhilarating romp through one adrenaline-fuelled experience after another.
Paperback published November 2010 by SilverWood Originals. Price £8.99. ISBN 978-1-906236-38-0. 224 pages.
Available in Braille from the RNIB Library. More details here.
All money Tony receives will go direct to a charity for people with Muscular Dystrophy.