The Emerald Isle: 13 Stunning Ireland Discoveries

From cliffside ruins to rolling pastures and quaint, cozy villages, the stunning country of Ireland looks like something out of a storybook. Known as the Emerald Isle, Ireland has a rich and complex history, including Viking invasion, 800 years of English rule and over 30,000 castles and castle ruins. And for those with a crippling fear of snakes, Saint Patrick himself was said to have banished the serpents long ago!

In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, a quintessential Irish celebration, we’ve assembled some of the most spectacular Trover discoveries across the lush, green island.

1. The Cliffs of Moher in Clare, Ireland

Photo by shawn boyle

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9 Whimsical Wonders of Spanish Architecture

From Montaner to Gaudi, Spanish architects have made waves throughout history. Whether the style is Caliphal, Gothic, Baroque or Modernist, Spain has an incredible variety of colorful, awe-inspiring buildings. Check out some of the architectural beauty we’ve curated for you below.

1. Bodegas Marqués De Riscal in Eltziego, Spain

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#UrbanJungle Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Trek Views for capturing the colorful chaos of the #UrbanJungle! This dynamic discovery from Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City in this winning entry of our #UrbanJungle Photo Contest. Congrats, Trek Views—enjoy your $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Motorcycles with colorful city in background

Trek View‘s winning #UrbanJungle discovery from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Experience Saigon by scooter for a unique and immersive view of this sprawling metropolis. But as Trek Views points out, exploring by motorbike is “not for the faint of heart.” We loved the unique perspective of life in the fast lane from this bustling city paired with a great travel tip for exploring on the go! Follow Trek Views on Trover to see discoveries from across Southeast Asia and find out where they head next!

Explore the full list of #UrbanJungle discoveries to take a walk on the wild side and inspire your next city slicking adventure. Be sure to follow your fellow Trovers, thank your favorites, and keep sharing your photos & travel tips from cities and beyond!

Thank you to everyone for participating and adding to the mosaic of awesome. Follow Trover on FacebookTwitter or Instagram. You might see yourself featured or get the scoop on your next chance to trove & win!

8 Unique Spring Break Destinations

The long-awaited spring break is right around the corner. Finding a perfect location for your getaway can be tricky, especially if you’re looking to avoid the typical overcrowded destinations this time of year. While we like classic spring break destinations like Daytona Beach, Punta Cana, and Cancun, we love unconventional destinations for an authentic and totally awesome experience. From sunshine, sandy beaches, and palm trees to snow, mountains, and ski resorts, we hope you enjoy our list of unique spring break destinations.

1. El Nido, Philippines

Trover photo by El Conquistador del Mundo.

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Penguin Spotting — 11 Feathered Friend Finds

A “supercolony” of nearly 1.5 million Adélie penguins was recently discovered on the Danger Islands of Antarctica. Collectively referred to as a waddle, a rookery, a raft, or a huddle, penguins are scattered across the Southern Hemisphere. Our friendly feathered friends can be found on the shores of Argentina, South Africa, the Galapagos Islands, small archipelagos and beyond.

In celebration of wildlife around the world, we’ve collected some of the best discoveries of this favorite flightless bird, capturing just a few of its 17 species. It’s no wonder penguins are the stars of so many films.

1. Half Moon Island, Antarctica

Photo by Matt Todd

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