Join the #GoldenHour Photography Challenge

Photography is the art of being at the right place at the right time.

Twice a day a magical hour happens. Right after dawn, and right before twilight, sunlight kisses everything with rich, warm, golden light. Everything beautiful looks even more radiant in this special glow. Photographers call this the golden hour.

Trover’s #GoldenHour $1500 Photo Challenge

With summer’s long days, it is the perfect time to add some golden sunlight to your travel photography – and we want to see your best. In fact, to level up the fun, we’re going to give $1500 to the person who can show us the best #goldenhour discovery.

Without further ado we bring you, The Trover #GoldenHour Photo Challenge. We’re looking for stunning photos, remarkable places, and useful information so get ready to bring on your best!

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Upload your best #goldenhour photos, like this one from Jewelszee, and you could win $1500

Contest Details & How to Enter:

The Golden Hour Photography Challenge is judged by legendary Trover Kristin Repsher and the Trover HQ team.

To enter:

1) Before June 10th, upload an original photo that you snapped during #goldenhour

2) Write some tips about how to find this spot, details on its history, or recommendations on what to do here.

3) Write “#goldenhour” in the details field.

4) Post your discovery to Trover.com or via iOS/Android.  Voila! You’re in the running for $1500!

Want more Trover contest details? Check out How to Enter a Trover Contest.

May the best discovery win $1500!


Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on June 10.

Already posted your #GoldenHour photos to Trover? That’s great! Just edit the details to include “#goldenhour” and they’re entered into the challenge.

Read complete rules and eligibility.

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

13 Family Beach Vacations to Plan This Summer

Looking for a beach destination the entire family can enjoy this summer? Thankfully, the U.S. has family-friendly beach towns and resorts for every kind of family and every budget.

With school ending for the year and temperatures quickly rising, now is the perfect time to plan a summer beach getaway that will please kids of all ages.

Here are 13 awesome family beach vacation ideas to help get you started:

1. Get wet and get wild at Wet’n’Wild Hawaii in Oahu, Hawaii

Trover photo by Travel Channel

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And The #Market Photo Contest Winner Is…

We asked for your best market photos from around the world this month, and you blew us away. You shared literally thousands of amazing photos. We saw tons of delicious produce, artisan crafts, and more spices than we can name!

You shared thousands of awesome market photos from every corner of the world, but there can be only one lucky winner.

That winner is…

Betsy Wuebker, aka Passing Thru, who shared this beautiful shot from Viktualienmarkt in Munich!

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“A daily market has been held in this location since the Emperor Maximilian decreed it so in 1807.” Trover photo by Betsy Wuebker, aka Passing Thru

Congratulations and enjoy your $1,500 prize, Betsy! We can’t wait to see where you’ll go next.

Follow Betsy’s round-the-world nomadic adventures on her blog, Instagram, and of course Trover!


Thanks to everyone for sharing your phenomenal market photos on Trover. If you’re feeling hungry for adventure, see the full collection of #market photos here.

And don’t forget to share the best of everywhere on Trover this summer!

Travel Like a Kid in Summer 2015: Disney Theme Parks

No matter how old we get, we all have a favorite Disney character.

Whether you’re craving Ariel, Simba or Elsa, head to the Disney theme park nearest you this summer. There are Disney resorts in Japan, France, and Hong Kong as well as two in the USA. #noexcuses

Just check out what is in store for you:

1. Cinderella’s Castle in The Magic Kingdom – Walt Disney World Resort, Florida

Cinderella castle at Walt Disney World Resort, Disney theme park, Florida

Trover photo by David Bjorgen

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#Market Photo Contest: Closing Wednesday!

This contest closes on Wednesday, May 20. Upload your #market photos now!

May is for Markets. Show us your best photos from the market: crafts, artisans, regional food, fresh fruits, and veggies, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win $1500.

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Your #market photo, like this one by Bashar Alaeddin, could win $1500. 

So, how do you enter?

1) Upload an original photo of a market to Trover.

2) Write some great details about the market. (Consider the food you ate, the things you bought, or general tips for visiting.)

3) Include “#market” in the details field.

4) Post your discovery and you’ll be entered to win $1500!

For more details about Trover contests, check out our How to Enter a Trover Contest blog post.


This contest is a sweepstakes. The more cool market photos you upload, the higher your chance of winning $1500!

Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on May 20.

Already posted your market photos to Trover? Just edit the details to include “#market” and they’ll be entered for the contest.

Read complete rules and eligibility.

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