'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 and honest, exhilarating romp through one adrenaline-fuelled experience after another.
About the Author
Tony Giles was born in Weston-super-Mare on the west coast of England in 1978. Diagnosed at a young age with Cone Dystrophy, a rare eye condition, and Photophobia, an extreme sensitivity to light, he maintained some vision until the age of eighteen when he lost all sight except for his ability to recognise bright sunlight. At the age of six, he developed nerve sensory hearing loss that has progressively worsened over time. Despite this, Tony gained a Bachelors of Arts Degree in American Studies from Northampton University in 2001 and a Masters Degree in Transatlantic Studies from Birmingham University in 2003. He has travelled from a young age and continues to enjoy experiencing new parts of the world, his most recent journeys including trips to the USA, Sri Lanka and Iceland. Seeing The World My Way is Tony Giles' first book. He is currently working on its sequel. When he's not travelling, he lives in Teignmouth, Devon. Tony says, "If you want it, and have a heart for it, anything can be achieved. I desired it so badly that I travelled around the world solo twice. And if I can do it, so can you".