Bird Nerds: 14 Feathered Friends From Around the World

With over 10,000 species around the globe, birds come in almost every size, shape, speed and color imaginable— from ostriches nearly 9 feet tall to hummingbirds just 2 inches long. Given the diversity of bird species, it’s no surprise that avid travelers discover the beautiful variety of feathered creatures wherever they go.

To celebrate the number of amazing bird discoveries on Trover, we’ve collected 14 favorite shots of our flying (and flightless) friends.

1. A black swan in the Zoo Basel, Switzerland

Photo by YuriFineart

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9 Unique Views of the Eiffel Tower

Whether you’re brave enough to trek to the top or would prefer to stay firmly grounded, a trip to Paris requires at least one photograph of the Eiffel Tower. From the top, from underneath, or from a distance, this famous piece of French architecture is a staple of the Parisian skyline.

Built for the 1889 Paris Exposition (Exposition Universelle),  the Eiffel Tower was not meant to be permanent. Before its planned demolition in 1909, the tower proved useful for radio communications and meteorological observations.

In honor of the nearly 130-year-old monument, we’ve collected nine Trover discoveries that show unique views of the Eiffel Tower.

1. On a foggy Paris day

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Dizzy Discoveries: 11 Grand Spiral Staircases

There’s something especially grand about ascending and descending a spiral staircase. By the time you make it to the top, you might be a little sore and more than a bit woozy, but you’ll surely feel regal.

To inspire your next grand entrance, we’ve assembled some of our favorite staircases and spiraling architecture discoveries from Trover. Just be careful not to trip!

1. P+R Etoile in Carouge, Switzerland

Photo by Dominik Gehl

2. Staircase at Radio 24/7 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo by Dennis Skyum

3. Tate Britain Museum in London, England

Photo by Lee Pelling

4. Axelborg Building in Copenhagen, Denmark

Photo by AlexAlles

5. Riga Art Nouveau Museum in Riga, Latvia

Photo by Olga Osipova

6. Hotel ibis Strasbourg Centre Gare in Strasbourg, France

Photo by Dominik Gehl

7. The Vatican Museums, Vatican City, Italy

8. The Queen’s House in London, England

Photo by Lee Pelling

9. Chrám Nanebevzetí Panny Marie in Kutná Hora, Czech Republic

Photo by Michaela Mala

10. Heal’s Furniture in London, England

Photo by Meenu

11. The 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa in Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Photo by Justin Stone

To see more dizzying and dazzling architecture, check out Trover lists #StunningStructures and #Details. Discover the Best of Everywhere, and share your travels with us on DesktopiOS, or Android!

New Photo Sweepstakes – Show Us Your Architecture #Details

Share your photo-worthy #Details of architecture & design for a chance to win $1500 for travel! We’re in search of your travel finds that deserve a closer look! From exotic interiors boasting intricate carvings to the glowing jewel tones of stunning stained glass, show us your decorative design #Details from around the globe. Be sure to include an exact location and travel tip about your discovery to help your fellow explorers find your delightful #Details.

Have you seen the swirling ceilings of a Gaudi masterpiece or the twirly toes of Buddha in repose? Meander through your photo memories and share the hidden gems that we might have missed along the way. Show us the spots where there’s a surprise overhead or we can get nose to nose with a lucky find. Share your discoveries bursting with #Details to win $1500 for travel!

Share your photos by Apr 24, 2018. Write a few lines about your discovery and tag each one #Details to enter our sweepstakes for a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize. The more you share, the better your chances.

#Details Photo Sweepstakes – a photo list by Trover


How to Enter the #Details Photo Sweepstakes:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features the color red or fits the #Red theme. You can upload to Trover.com or the iOS App or Android AppBe sure to upload before the contest ends at 11.59 p.m. PT on 24 April 2018.

2) Write a couple of lines about your discovery. This could be details about the destination or activity, tips on how to find it or what to do there, or any interesting facts or stories about your discovery. Include “#Details” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win the $1500 Expedia voucher!

This is a Sweepstakes. The more eligible photos you upload, the higher your chance of winning!

This sweepstake is only open to NEW Trover photos. Add yours by April 24th to be considered! 

Read sweepstakes terms and conditions.

Questions? Talk to us at feedback@trover.com.

April 2018 Trover Travel Scholarship

We are inspired every day by the beautiful discoveries you share with us. To honor the vibrancy and value that each of you brings to Trover, we created the $500 Trover Travel Scholarship. Each month, we award it to one traveler who has particularly inspired us with their photos and stories.

This month, we’re thrilled to award the Trover Travel Scholarship to Travel Pixelz!

Who is Travel Pixelz? Travel Pixelz, aka Fabian, is a self-taught Berlin-based freelancer specializing in travel and landscape photography. We love Travel Pixelz’s eye-popping photos, keen eye for detail and thoughtful tips for travel and photography! Travel Pixelz shared a few details about himself and his recent travels to Jordan. Take it away, Fabian . . . Continue reading