#Colorful Photo Sweepstakes Winners

Everything’s better in color, and travel photos are no exception!

Last week we ended our latest Travel Photo Sweepstakes, a celebration of all things #Colorful. In only two weeks you shared more than 4,100 brilliantly #Colorful travel photos from nearly 130 countries around the world, making this one of our most successful Sweepstakes ever – THANK YOU!

We knew this Sweepstakes would be one of our favorites, which is why we decided to award three $500 prizes. Good thing we did, because you took us to tropical beaches and magical cities, showed us inspiring adventures and incredible markets, and added vibrancy and life to our community with every shot. And while we loved every single photo you shared with us, there could only be three lucky winners.

Those winning discoveries are…

Camping on Old Snowy Mountain in Washington State by Tara Jones

#Colorful camping in Washington State


Ka Inato Restaurant in the Philippines by Foodie n Traveler

#Colorful travel photo from the Philippines


Maharat Pier in Bangkok, Thailand by Nita Gulati

Maharat Pier in Bangkok, Thailand


Thanks for sharing these awesome #Colorful discoveries Tara, Foodie, and Nita! We hope you enjoy your $500 prizes and that you continue to share your travels and adventures on Trover!

For more information on future happenings at Trover, make sure to keep an eye on the Trover blog, and don’t stop sharing the Best of Everywhere with us!


10 Best Fall Hikes in North Carolina

It’s no secret: North Carolina has some of the best hiking on the East Coast. From majestic mountains to dramatic waterfalls to the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina is a hiker’s dream. So it should come as no surprise that some of the nation’s best Fall Hikes can also be found in this Appalachian state.

For inspiration on the Best Fall Hikes in North Carolina, check out this list of 10 incredible hiking spots to hit this autumn:

1. Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock Fall Hikes in North Carolina

Trover photo by Pon Xayavong

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State Fairs: 7 Festivals of Food and Fun

Nothing says old fashioned fun like a state fair. Started in the United States during 19th century to showcase agricultural achievements, the first state fair was held in 1841 in Syracuse, New York. Today’s state fairs include rides and amusements along with music and entertainment. The other great activity at a state fair? Food of course! Here are Trover’s blue ribbon picks for some of the best state fairs in the US:

1.Washington State Fair

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Photo by Quinton Doroquez.

2.South Carolina State Fair


Photo by Elza Hayen.

3.Minnesota State Fair


Photo by Angelica B.

4.Utah State Fair


Photo by Ryan Miller.

5.Iowa State Fair


Photo by Jumpseat Explorer.

6.Texas State Fair


Photo by Brittany Willis.

7.North Carolina State Fair


Photo by Niko Batista.

Feeling festive? More choices for celebrating here. 

We have more festivals to see here and check out this list from our very own Julia here.  And as always, come on over to Trover.com to share your awesome travel photos.

Breweries: 9 Outstanding Brewpubs

Beer is recognized as one of the world’s oldest beverages. Starting with the cultivation of cereals, breweries and beer have been part of the world’s cultures and social gatherings for thousands of years. In fact, rules for brewing beer are part of the 2000 year old Babylonian Code of Hammurabi: one of the oldest written set of laws ever discovered. Today, the world’s oldest operating brewery is the Weihenstephan Abbey in Bavaria, run by Benedictine monks since 720.

To celebrate this important part of the human experience, we at Trover have selected a few choice spots in the United States for you to celebrate. Each brewery has a unique approach that highlights the rich cultural heritage and delicious tastes of craft beer. Take a look at the below brewpubs that are located from Tampa to Tempe. Bottoms up!

1.Goose Island, Chicago, IL


Photo by Barney Harford.

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15 Works of Latte Art Too Beautiful To Drink

Latte art is more than a process of pouring steamed milk into a shot of espresso – it’s an actual art! Any barista can make a latte, but not every coffee shop worker can draw a teddy bear into a tiny cup of super hot coffee and foam.

Like with every other art form, there are varying degrees of difficulty, creativity, and talent that go into latte art, but some of the best works of latte art are so incredible and beautiful that you won’t want to drink them! Read on for 15 Works of Latte Art Too Beautiful to Drink From Around the World:

1. Matcha Green Tea Latte from Moore Coffee Shop in Seattle, Washington

Latte art from Moore Coffee Shop in Seattle, Washington

Trover photo by Sophia Field

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