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Welcome to the exciting website of Tony Giles – blind world travel extraordinaire.

Tony on the shore of Lake Louise in the Rocky Mountains, Alberta, CanadaTony 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 have visited all seven of the World’s continents. I have completed the goal of visiting all fifty states of the USA. I have also crossed the Arctic Circle, visited every country in South America, and all 10 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.

Other languages: Español, Italiano

What’s New (25th January 2016)

Tony at his publishers, SilverWood Books, holding the braille edition of his first book Seeing The World My Way.

Travel writing

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. I plan to self-publish my second book, travels in north-south America, later this year.


New blog post: Visiting the Gulf countries (25th November 2015)

Read it here.

Updates (8th November 2015)

Tony has now visited 102 countries.

He was recently in the Faroe Islands (August), Belarus (October) and Spain (November).

Tony will be in the Middle East for the next few weeks travelling.

Country 100 (11th May 2015)

Tony is now in Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia, country 100.

New blog post: Ambon, Timor and Flores (1st May 2015)

Read it here.

Now in Kuta, Bali (20th April 2015)

Tony now in Kuta, Bali staying with a nice couchsurfer. He recently visited Ambon Island, Kutang in Timore Island, Indonesia, Flores where he visited several towns and climbed two extinct volcanoes and also visited the Komodo dragons, the world’s largest lizard.

New blog post: Back in Papua Indonesia (10th April 2015)

Read it here.

New blog post: More adventures (27th March 2015)

Read it here.

New blog post: Papua New Guinea – continued (21st March 2015)

Read it here.

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Tony’s first book available NOW!

Book: front cover

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 by SilverWood Originals. Price £8.99. ISBN 978-1-906236-38-0. 224 pages.

Seeing The World My Way is available to order from most bookshops, on Amazon, and directly from the publisher at silverwoodbooks.co.uk/my-way.

An e-book is also available. It can be purchased in Kindle format from Amazon.co.uk for just £2.16. If you live outside the UK, the e-book is also available on Amazon.com, and other Amazon country sites. It is available in EPUB format from Kobo.

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.