Switch to a white background with black text Switch to a black background with white text Switch to a yellow background with black text Increase text size Decrease text size

Welcome to the exciting website of Tony Giles – blind world traveller and writer.

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 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 and published two Ebooks about my world adventures.

Seeing The World My Way - front cover

Seeing The World My Way

Published in 2010 and re-published as an Ebook in 2017.

Amazon.co.uk
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seeing-World-Way-Tony-Giles/dp/1906236380/

iTunes
https://geo.itunes.apple.com/gb/book/seeing-the-world-my-way/id1189073353?mt=11

It is now only available in Ebook, Braille and Daisy formats.

Seeing The Americas My Way

Seeing the Americas My Way - front cover

Ebook published September 2016. ISBN 9781912022625.

Amazon.co.uk
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M14JY50

iTunes
https://geo.itunes.apple.com/gb/book/seeing-the-americas-my-way/id1155800966?mt=11

They are travel biographies of the observations and experiences of a blind man as he travels around the world having crazy adventures. The first instalment describes my early journeys: out for adventure but consumed by alcohol as a method for dealing with my disabilities.

The second book is a more sober, yet more emotional tale. It highlights my challenges of confronting personal issues whilst travelling.

See more information about my travel Ebooks here:
Tony Giles – Blind Author and Travel Writer.


News

Ebook update (6th June 2018)

Dear readers and followers, an Ebook update. My two Ebooks are currently unavailable on both Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk due to an unforeseen situation. Hopefully, this problem will be resolved soon. Both Ebooks are still available to download from all other Ebook websites. Thanks for your support and continuing to follow. Warmest wishes, Tony.

Tony’s next country! (22nd May 2018)

Tony is now in Sal Island, Cape Verde. He’s staying with a kind couch surfer from Senegal and has spent the day relaxing. Tomorrow he goes on a tour around the island. Cape Verde is an island nation roughly 500 kilometres west of Senegal, off the coast of West Africa. This is Country 114 on the official UN list and country 129 on Tony’s general list.
— Tony Giles blind solo traveller, author of Ebooks:
*Seeing The Americas My Way* An emotional journey (2016) Available from Amazon – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M14JY50 Kobo – store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/seeing-the-americas-my-way
*Seeing The World My Way* A totally blind and partially deaf guy’s global adventures (2010)
Second edition is available from all Ebook sites.
Website: http://www.tonythetraveller.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theblindbackpacker

Another documentary (6th May 2018)

Here is another short documentary about my travels and the way I live and cope with my blindness. Made for The Big Story, a documentary team, part of CNN online. Enjoy, Tony. The Big Story

Traveling the World, Solo and Without Sight

Watch this video on YouTube.

Filmed 27th February 2018.

FM4 interview (27th April 2018)

Tony was interviewed for Austrian radio station FM4 back in January. Listen to the audio in two parts at the following links:

Morning Show – http://fm4.orf.at/player/20180423/MO/081900000
Reality Check – http://fm4.orf.at/player/20180423/RC/132646000

There is also a podcast here:
http://static.orf.at/podcast/fm4/fm4_reality_check_podcast.xml

Tony’s feature length ‘Holy Land’ documentary (10th April 2018)

Here’s a link to my feature length documentary of my two original and, separate, documentaries of my travels in Jerusalem and Bethlehem, now put together along with unseen footage as one long feature. Enjoy, and thanks for watching and following. Tony :)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09yrrcy/the-travel-show-seeing-the-world-without-sight

Radio interview (7th April 2018)

VIP Lounge, Roskilde Dampradio, Denmark

Tony Giles – V.I.P. Lounge interview

Watch this video on YouTube.

Recorded 27th February 2018. Interviewed by Robin Cox.

Tony’s Article in RNIB Magazine (6th April 2018)

Read about my visit to Canterbury Cathedral, southeast England in the spring edition of Connect, an RNIB online Magazine for blind and visually impaired people in the UK.
http://www.rnib.org.uk/rnibconnect/canterbury-cathedral-sight-loss-friendly-and-accessible
Thanks for following, more coming soon, Tony :).

latest news (1st April 2018)

Tony now relaxing in windy Devon, UK. After an epic journey of over 30 hours that involved an 8-hour bus ride from Muscat, Oman to Dubai, UAE, a 4-hour flight from Dubai to Beirut, capital of Lebanon, another flight from Beirut to Belgrade, capital of Serbia, and a final flight from Belgrade to Heathrow Airport, London. Before a 4-hour train journey to Tony’s place of residence in southern Devon! He could have flown direct from Muscat to London, but undertaking the journey in segments saved him quite a lot of money and, for Tony, it is all about the adventure and meeting interesting people along the way! Happy travels, from Tony Ps, don’t forget his fascinating travel Ebooks about a totally blind and partially deaf guy’s global adventures. Hilarious accounts of travels without sight and, often, not in complete control of his senses! Are available: Seeing The Americas My Way Amazon – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M14JY50 Apple – itunes.apple.com/us/book/seeing-the-americas-my-way/id1155800966?mt=11 Kobo – store.kobobooks.com/en-ca/ebook/seeing-the-americas-my-way Google Play – play.google.com/store/books/details/Tony_Giles_Seeing_The_Americas_My_Way?id=ebEXDQAAQBAJ&hl=en Seeing The World My Way, my first ebook Amazon.co.uk https://www.amazon.co.uk/Seeing-World-Way-Tony-Giles/dp/1906236380/ http://www.6pr.com.au/news/meet-tony-the-traveller-20160930-grsrvc.html Thank you everyone, from Tony :)

Read old news

New video…

Tony in England!

Watch this video on YouTube.

What’s New