Author of Love with a Chance of Drowning, a bestselling travel memoir published in 2013 by Penguin Australia, Hachette USA, Summersdale UK, and translated into two languages. Optioned for film.

Published in the 2014 Lonely Planet anthology An Innocent Abroad, along with Cheryl Strayed, Dave Eggars, Sloan Crosley, Pico Iyer and others.


Works published in Sunday Life magazine, Emirates inflight magazine Open Skies, The Guardian Travel (UK), The Atlantic (US), Latitudes & Attitudes magazine, ACT Writers’ Centre magazine. Regular feature writer and photographer for Mornington Peninsula Garden & Lifestyle magazine.


Have been sent on assignments with Tasmania Tourism, Discover America and Intrepid Travel to photograph and blog on destinations such as Tasmania, Borneo and the United States.

Creator and writer for popular travel blog, generating approximately 1,000 hits per day and profiled in Nat Geo UK, and hundreds of other websites around the world.


  • Top 25 Travel Bloggers, 2015 – Viator
  • Top Five Self-Published Writers to Follow, 2013 – Mashable
  • Twenty Bloggers to Watch in 2012 – Problogger


  • Some places I’ve talked:
  • Melbourne Writers’ Festival
  • The Emerging Writers’ Festival
  • RMIT University
  • NMIT University
  • The State Library
  • Bookstores and libraries around Melbourne
  • ABC RadioNational’s ‘Life Matters’ program
  • ABC 774 Melbourne with Lindy Burns
  • ABC Television

“Torre DeRoche is a personable and astute speaker
who can draw on her diverse experience and talents
to inform and entertain with verve.”
– Euan Mitchell, Lecturer at Victoria University