Prepare for Take Off…Trover is now part of the Expedia family!

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Hi Trovers,

We are thrilled to announce that Trover has been acquired by Expedia. We are the newest member in their family of travel’s most well-known brands including names like Expedia.com, Hotels.com, trivago and HomeAway. Expedia’s mission is to “revolutionize travel through technology,” and they believe Trover’s beautiful content and social experience is a great fit with this mission. We can’t imagine higher recognition for our community. Congrats to all of us!

With over 450 million visitors across its brand websites every month, Expedia can dramatically increase the reach of Trover. This means your photos will have a much larger impact. Hopefully, many new visitors will see and be inspired by your travels. We’re also betting that some of these visitors will join our community, adding new voices, relationships, and killer images that fuel our passion for adventure.

We expect the Trover experience will get a boost from Expedia, too. We’ll have a strong partner as we continue to build Trover and explore new ways to turn travel dreams into action.

Thank you Trovers! Your curiosity and talent have driven our little team for the past five years. We’re over-the-moon excited for the next leg of our journey together. Any questions? Reach us at feedback@trover.com.

Buckle up!

Jason & the Trover Team

 

Photo of La Casa del Arbol by Chelsea Jennings

Winners for #BestOf5 Birthday Sweepstakes

Congratulations to our THREE #BestOf5 winners! We are proud to announce the sweepstakes winners for our 5th Birthday #BestOf5 Photo Contest: Sharrie Shaw, Jason Zite and rabbit.Hole!

See all of the tremendous personal best photos tagged to the #BestOf5 sweepstakes.

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Paradise Bay in Antarctica – photo by Sharrie Shaw.

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Waves at the Wedge – photo by Jason Zite.

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Guide through the Semien Mountains in Ethiopia posing on the edge – photo by rabbit.Hole. 

Congrats to each of you for being a phenomenal photographer, and thank you for sharing your wonderful adventures on Trover! Check your email for details on your $500 prizes.

5 Years of Troving! Tag your #BestOf5 for the Celebration!

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Tag a few favorite photos from your profile with #BestOf5 and you could win $500. Photo by Drew Hopper.

Trover is five years old this summer! We’re celebrating with a special #BestOf5 photo collection & contest that highlights 5 years of top troving. Join the party by adding a few favorite photos from your profile. You can win some $$ for travel too!

To enter, look through your own Trover photos and tag a few #BestOf5 photos.

It’s been a wild virtual adventure watching the Trover map fill up over the past 5 years. As a community, trovers have crossed 192 countries and shared over 500,000 awesome places. And every day we see more great finds, stunning photos, and juicy stories flowing through our Seattle HQ. We still pinch ourselves at how cool it all is.

Thank you for allowing us to come along for the ride. Your talent, curiosity, and enthusiasm inspire us every day. We’re bolder, braver, and more adventurous than we were – thanks to you.

Tag Your #BestOf5 Trover Photos

This is a sweepstakes contest – no judges.  We’re just hoping you look back through your Trover collection, relish in the awesome places you’ve been, and tag a few of your favorites for all of us to enjoy.

How to Enter the #BestOf5 Travel Photo Contest

1) By July 4, tag up to 5 of your Trover photos with #BestOf5.   

2) Voila! You’re in the running for one of three $500 prizes!

Want more details on how to win a Trover sweepstakes? Check out How to Enter a Trover Contest.

Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on July 4, 2016.

Read complete rules and eligibility.

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

June 2016 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 bring 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 June Trover Travel Scholarship to Eat Sleep Shoot Travel!

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Who is Eat Sleep Shoot Travel? She’s a British social media photographer and real time storyteller. Her mission is to showcase what, where and how to eat, sleep, shoot, and travel – across London and the world.

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Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with the Trover community, ESST! We can’t wait to see where your adventures take you next. Enjoy the $500!

#Blue Travel Photo Contest Winner

Last week we ended our most recent Travel Photo Contest, a celebration of all things #Blue.

From sky to sea and everything in between, you shared more than 5,000 beautifully #Blue photos from nearly 150 countries around the world, making this one of our most successful Travel Photo Contests ever! THANK YOU!

We loved the stories and adventures you shared with us, from flowery fields and fishy feasts to mountain lakes and cliff-side towns. And while every discovery you posted made us fall more in love with the color #Blue, there could only be one lucky winner.

That winner is…

Kumudini, who shared this gorgeous shot of Chefchaouen, Morocco!

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Congratulations and enjoy your $1500 prize, Kumudini! We can’t wait to see where your travels take you next.

To see more of Kumudini’s awesome travel photos, be sure to follow her on Trover. And of course, keep an eye on the Trover Blog for details about our next Travel Photo Contest!