Review: Love with a Chance of Drowning (Travelogue)

Some of you probably know already from our about page that I am a travel blogger as well. I document my European weekend adventures on And there she goes again. Hence, I could not skip this opportunity to review one of my favorite travel books for the letter T for #AtoZChallenge.

Book Review

Name of the bookLove with a Chance of Drowning
AuthorTorre DeRoche
Genre4 dives into the deep ocean! 🐟 🐟 🐟 🐟
RatingMemoir, Romance, Comedy, Non-Fiction
Love can make a person do crazy things. . .

A city girl with a morbid fear of deep water, Torre DeRoche is not someone you would ordinarily find adrift in the middle of the stormy Pacific aboard a leaky sailboat – total crew of two – struggling to keep an old boat, a new relationship and her floundering sanity afloat.

But when she meets Ivan, a handsome Argentinean man with a humble sailboat and a dream to set off exploring the world, Torre has to face a hard decision: watch the man she's in love with sail away forever, or head off on the watery journey with him. Suddenly the choice seems simple. She gives up her sophisticated city life, faces her fear of water (and tendency towards seasickness) and joins her lover on a year-long voyage across the Pacific.

Set against a backdrop of the world's most beautiful and remote destinations, Love with a Chance of Drowning is a sometimes hilarious, often moving and always breathtakingly brave memoir that proves there are some risks worth taking. Source: Goodreads

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Love with a Chance of Drowning is a memoir. It is a real life story of a travel writer, Torre DeRoche. The flavor of the book is a romantic comedy but of course, it is not your typical rom-com since most of the book is based miles away from the land, on a sailing boat around the world. And guess what, the female is scared of drowning and the male is very accident prone. Go figure! This adventurous love story will fill you with wanderlust which can only be treated by travelling round the world. No wonder I am always itching to travel around. Here are some pictures from my recent travels for motivation that I took while wandering around!

“I kept my plan simple: leave my comfort zone, work in a foreign city, enjoy some uninhibited fun, and return home in one year.”

The author of the book, who is also the lead in the story (It is a memoir, remember!) is also a travel blogger and blogs at The Fearful adventurer.

Get yours now: Love With a Chance of Drowning: A Memoir

Here are some beautiful snippets from their journey around the world.





“Life’s most beautiful things are empty without somebody to share them with.”

You can find more information about the book at her website.

Credits: Featured image: 1, Rest all the images: 2


This article was written for the “T” prompt for the #AtoZChallenge. Find the other articles in the series below:

5 thoughts on “Review: Love with a Chance of Drowning (Travelogue)

  1. Does the life of a travel blogger as interesting as it appears to be to other bloggers? :p
    The genre is not actually my cup of cake or I would have picked the book, but yes, your pictures they have the power to make anybody envious. They feel like your revenge on me for creeping out Pikakshi with my stories :p

    1. Don’t even get me started on the revenge part 😛
      As far as travel blogging goes, Nisha can answer best. I’ll go get her! Meanwhile, I’ll go visit your blog to get creeped out again.
      Thanks for stopping by Anmol 🙂

    2. Haha! Well this is what teamwork is about. Taking revenge for Pikakshi 😀 Well, you creeped me out as well for the murder article.
      Now, coming back to the travel blogger question:
      First, I am not a full time travel blogger. I travel just on weekends so I am not sure I am qualified to speak for people who are nomads or who have to make a living out of it.
      Second, of course they are so much background clutter behind a travel story (and every other story for that matters).
      I personally love every bit of it. From planning the travel to booking everything, being at a different place, eating my way through it, gazing at people around, clicking thousand pictures, editing them and writing about it (and then there is whole blog management part that everyone here is familiar with :D). Every bit of it! <3

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