“Don’t look down,” said the person behind me, and so, of course, I turned and shone my light downwards.
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.
This series covers a range of places to sleep around the world – from luxury villas, to pest-infested slums. Read stories, reviews, and occasional warnings. This edition covers the spectacular Kuaka Cottage in Karamea, New Zealand …
“Hey, I have an idea,” my partner said one day out of the blue. His eyes were wide and his tongue was just short of hanging out in a happy pant —a facial expression that reads: I’m about to propose something c-ray-zee! “What idea?” I asked. “Let’s do a trek in Nepal.” “A trek?” I […]
127 Hours If I was the protagonist of this story, the film would be titled Never because that’s the point at which I’d cut off my own arm to save myself. The Perfect Storm I don’t even need to see this film to get convulsive shivers; the cover alone does that to me. Just look […]
Learning to deal with nightmare scenarios in the Wilderness First Responder course. >> I’m a talented worrier (though I like to call myself a ‘realist’) which means that offshore sailing not only inspires tropical fantasies, but also conjures up fears of worst-case scenarios: a back-breaking tumble, a jibing boom to the skull, a misbehaving organ, […]