#BVSBlue Photo Contest — Win a Trip to Crete

Blue paints our world in vibrant shades, from infinite skies and expansive seas to distant mountains and glacial ice. Share YOUR blue travel finds to join the #BVSBlue Photo Contest. You might win a photography trip to the Mediterranean island of Crete, Greece for a photo workshop with Trover Ambassador Brendan van Son! Show us your new discoveries featuring the color blue and use the tag #BVSBlue to enter.

Glacial sea ice floating in placid water on sunny day

Share your blue discoveries with the tag #BVSBlue for your chance to win a Crete Photo Trip with Brendan van Son!

Have you captured the cerulean cityscape of India’s Blue City or explored the ultramarine maze of Morocco? Snapped crystal blue sea ice against a backdrop of magnificent azure skies? Dig deep into your camera roll for your bold blue discoveries and share them with Trover! The winner will spend 4 days in Crete, Greece (Sept 21 – 24, 2018) to join a photography clinic hosted by Trover ambassador Brendan van Son! Plus, Trover will cover your flights and hotel (up to $3,000). Share your favorite finds from the wild blue yonder for a chance to hone your photography skills surrounded by the warm seas of the Mediterranean. The final winner will be picked by Brendan!

Upload your photos by June 26, 2018. Tag each one #BVSBlue to enter into our contest for a trip to Crete & Brendan van Son Photo Clinic. The more you share, the better your chances. Check out the full list of #BVSBlue photos for inspiration!

#BVSBlue Photo Contest – a photo list by Trover

How to Enter the #BVSBlue Photo Contest:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features the color blue or fits the #BVSBlue 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 26 June 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 “#BVSBlue” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win a 4 Day Photo Workshop (September 21 – September 24) on Crete with Brendan Van Son and travel expenses (value up to $3,000)!

This is a judged contest. Eligible images must be clear, include a unique description about your discovery, and have an accurate and specific geo-tag. You may upload an unlimited number of eligible photos.

This contest is only open to NEW Trover photos. Add yours by June 26th to be considered! 

Read contest terms and conditions.

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

June 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 RV Outlawz!

Laurels with Scholar Name - RV Outlawz

Meet Veronica & Denny, the digital nomads and explorers at work as the RV Outlawz! This pair of intrepid travelers took their life and home on the road to explore all year round. Veronica & Denny shared details about their RV outlaw lifestyle and a few of their favorite gems discovered along the way. Strap in for this cross-country adventure! Take it away, Outlawz. . . Continue reading

#BeachTips Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Lillian Cano for her beautiful #BeachTips discovery, a memorable find of the century-old Peter Iredale shipwreck! This contrasting capture of soft sunrise colors and weathered iron on the shores of Oregon is the winning entry of our #BeachTips Photo Contest. Congrats, Lillian—enjoy your $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Rusted ship ribs on the beach against a colorful sunrise

Lillian Cano’s winning #BeachTips discovery from Clatsop County, Oregon.

The resting place of the Peter Iredale can be found at Fort Stevens State Park on the Oregon coast. Lillian offers a great photo tip and historic insight for her winning #BeachTips contribution. “Get there at sunrise and you’ll be treated to a magical and mysterious color show! The sailing vessel ran ashore in 1906. The rough sea makes the beach unsafe for swimming, but it’s a fabulous spot for a long walk. Or go at sunset with a glass of wine and repeat Captain Lawrence’s last toast to the ship: ‘May God bless you, and may your bones bleach in the sands.’ Cheers!”

Cheers to you, Lillian! We can’t wait to see your next spectacular find! Be sure to follow Lillian on Trover to see all of her dreamy discoveries. Thanks to everyone for your awesome #BeachTips. Like this rooftop beach! And this hidden paradise! Explore the complete list of #BeachTips to find your next adventure of sand and surf!

A special thank you to our friend and traveler extraordinaire Aileen Adalid for selecting the winning discovery of the #BeachTips Photo Contest—with so many spectacular discoveries, it’s no easy feat! Thank you, Aileen. Find Aileen on Trover and check out her blog I Am Aileen.

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The Golden State: 12 California Park Discoveries

National parks and state parks and local parks, oh my! The state of California is chock-full of diverse and wonderous protected lands, from the towering canyons and valleys of Yosemite National Park to stretches of warm and sandy coastlines.

Whether you’re planning a summer road trip down the West Coast, in search of an interesting place to camp, or just perusing, we’ve assembled some of the best Trover discoveries that capture the beauty of California’s many parks.

1. Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County

Photo by Sam Wibowo

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Northern Lights: 13 Dazzling Norway Discoveries

Known for its expansive mountainous landscapes, oil exports, and being a leader in the Winter Olympic Games, the Kingdom of Norway is also a pioneer in organizational office supplies, as it gave the world the paperclip in the early 20th century! Paperclip claim aside, the country of Norway is filled with stunning natural scenery, charming fishing villages, and the entrancing northern lights, or aurora borealis. To celebrate these Norwegian wonders, we’ve assembled stunning Scandinavian sights from across the Kingdom of Norway.

1. Parkplatz, Nordland Fylke

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