This week, I’ve hijacked another blog to bring you stories and tips for traveling lovers, so please head over to where I’ve turned October into Lovetober to bring you Love and Travel Week.

What is Love and Travel Week, you ask?

Couples travel conjures images of romance and steamy make-out scenes on shorelines. But lovers who embark on epic adventures are destined to spend a lot of time together. Being thrust well outside your comfort zones into cramped vehicles, dingy accommodations and hectic cities will put any relationship under pressure. Those who manage to survive the bumps of life on the road know a thing or two about making relationships last.

Love and Travel Week is featuring stories of love from travelers, as well as maintenance tips from experienced nomadic couples so you can make sure your relationship doesn’t break down in the middle of nowhere. Tune in for heartfelt stories and helpful tips on Almost Fearless.

Thanks to all of the contributors for sharing their intimate stories and relationship tips, and a massive bear hug to Christine Gilbert of Almost Fearless for letting me take over her über famous blog for a whole week. 

Contributors: Lorna MacMillan from The Roamantics, Kim Dinan from So Many Places, Ken and Caanan from No Vacation Require, Christy and Scott from Ordinary Traveller, John and Andrea from Inspiring Travellers, Nancy and John from Family on Bikes, Jill and Jack from Jack and Jill Travel the World, Mike and Luci from 1000 Fights, Erica and Shaun from Over Yonderlust, Dalene and Peter from Hecktic Travels, Caz and Craig from yTravel Blog, Nathan and Sophia from As We Travel, Melanie and Adam from Travels With Two, Tucker Bradford from Forge Over, Akila and Patrick from The Road Forks, Jess and Dani from The GlobetrotterGirls.


Torre DeRoche is the author of two travel memoirs, Love with a Chance of Drowning (2013) and The Worrier’s Guide to the End of the World (due out September 2017). She has written for The Atlantic, The Guardian Travel, The Sydney Morning Herald, Emirates, and two Lonely Planet anthologies.

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8 Response Comments

  • Jeremy Branham  October 19, 2011 at 4:53 am

    I could definitely share some stories of traveling together as a couple. After being married less than 2 months, my wife and I went to Paris for Thanksgiving. It was a great trip but let’s just say it was a huge learning experience as well. 🙂

    • Torre DeRoche  October 20, 2011 at 8:43 am

      Do tell, Jeremy!

  • Andi of My Beautiful Adventures  October 19, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    This is such a brilliant idea! I’m 2/3 of the way finished with your novel and I’m just crazy in love with it. I brought it with me to the beach this past weekend and I was going to send you a Twitpic but my iPhone died.

    • Torre DeRoche  October 20, 2011 at 8:44 am

      Thank you Andi! Did you resuscitate your phone?

  • Jillian  October 20, 2011 at 4:01 am

    I love this idea and have enjoyed all of the articles so far! It is a great way to celebrate the release of your book! (Which I loved!) 🙂 Congrats!

    • Torre DeRoche  October 20, 2011 at 8:45 am

      Thanks Jillian! Yes, it’s a great bunch of articles. I’m very proud of my contributors. Kim Dinan from So Many Places is up next!

  • Patricia Sands  October 20, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Torre, I happened upon Almost Fearless a few months ago and while following that great blog was introduced to yours. What good fortune!

  • Mike  October 24, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I can admit that traveling with a significant other is a test and a treat. But I rather have a fight in any other place than home; when abroad there’s no place to run and the s&^t has to be worked out quick!


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