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.



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.



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.


London Big Bus Tour video (4th September 2018)

Tony interviewed on a ‘Big Bus’ in London for World Travel Market:

WTM Inspires with Tony Giles: How can the travel industry learn from disabled travellers?

Watch this video on YouTube.

More whales (15th August 2018)

The last whale!

Watch this video on YouTube.

This is my last video of humpback whales swimming and blowing in waters off Ilulissat, northwest Greenland, a truly magical experience. A reason for anyone to fly to Greenland.

Whales getting closer!

Watch this video on YouTube.

Despite the noise of the engine, whales breaching can clearly be heard and, hopefully, seen! The sound of humpback whales blowing is magnificent.

Blowing with the humpbacks!

Watch this video on YouTube.

More whales and now less sounds, no boat engine and no planes, pure bliss, apart from occasional cameras and slight commentary.

Searching for whales in Greenland (14th August 2018)

Trying to search for wales?

Watch this video on YouTube.

Trying to search for whales? A slightly unsuccessful beginning with the camera! The following films are better!

Here come the wales!

Watch this video on YouTube.

Here come the whales! First video with the humpbacks blowing and swimming, some interesting commentary alongside!

Whales, whales, whales!

Watch this video on YouTube.

Here are the humpbacks in all their glory :)

Boat, plane and whales!

Watch this video on YouTube.

Boat, plane and whales! The sound of the boat, the majestic silence of the whales and the noise of a plane – all captured in the nature off Ilulissat.

Bungee jump number 17, Sentosa Island, Singapore (26th June 2018)

47 metre bungee jump at Sentosa Island, Singapore, June 2018

Watch this video on YouTube.

Tony undertaking a 47 m bungee jump at Sentosa Island, Singapore on 15th June 2018. This was Tony’s 17th jump! He’s now bungeed on every populated continent in the world.

Go check it out and enjoy. Thanks for watching and following, Tony :)

Another documentary! (22nd June 2018)

Dear followers and travellers, check out this short documentary I was recently involved with. Made in Singapore for Scoot Air. https://www.facebook.com/flyscoot/videos/1810540489005471/ It was made with two other intrepid travellers! More coming soon. Thanks for watching and following, enjoy, 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:

Read old news

New video…

Tony in England!

Watch this video on YouTube.

What’s New