7 Photos to Celebrate America the Beautiful

Happy Independence Day, America! To celebrate the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, here are a few photos of America the Beautiful to stir up your national pride or inspire a visit to the States if July 4th is not a national holiday where you live:

1. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in Arizona

Trover photo by Claudia Matteau

 

2. Reflection Lake at Mt. Rainier National Park in Washington

Trover photo by Mark Rentz

 

3. Bay Bridge seen from the Embarcadero in San Francisco, California

Trover photo by Kristin Repsher

 

4. Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, New York

 

5. Maroon Bells in the Elk Mountains of Colorado

Trover photo by Jen – Nealys On Wheels

 

6. Delicate Arch in Arches National Park in Utah

Trover photo by max seigal

 

7. Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Oregon

Trover photo by Quintin Doroquez

 

Want to feel even more patriotic? Check out the full list of photos celebrating America the Beautiful here, and don’t forget to share your own photos of America the Beautiful on Trover!

15 Colorful Reasons to Visit Spain this Summer

Red may be the color most closely associated with Spain, but it’s not the only color you’ll see on the streets and in the villages of this beautiful country.

From tiles to flowers, cathedrals to produce markets, Spain is full of vivid colors that will transport you to a rich culture centered on food, wine, and sensational festivals. Here’s a glimpse of the brilliant colors you can expect should you visit Spain!

1. The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain

Trover photo by Matt Hughes

 

2. Street festival in Ronda, Spain

Trover photo by Sara W

 

3. Stained glass at La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by Pavi Thomas

 

4. Júzcar, aka “Smurftown,” Spain

Trover photo by Jessica Bowler

 

5. The Concurs de Castells de Tarragona competition in Tarragona, Spain

Trover photo by Tom Stahl

 

6. Belmond La Residencia in Deià, Spain

Trover photo by Michaela Balazsova

 

7. Street art in the Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by I’m Out of the Office

 

8. Colorful row houses in Villajoyosa, Spain

Trover photo by Travel with all senses

 

9. Tiled bench in the Gaudi-designed Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by KHYLAsophy

 

10. La Mata Beach in La Mata-Torrevieja, Spain

Trover photo by John Hodgdon

 

11. Stained glass at the Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by Vincent Ramundo

 

12. Hotel San Gill in Seville, Spain

Trover photo by Nataliya Trikur

 

13. Gaudi-designed Casa Batlló in Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by Stephan Popescu

 

14. Colorful gardens competing in the Cordoba Patio Festival in Cordoba, Spain

Trover photo by YoungAdventuress

 

15. Streets decorated for Festa Major de Gràcia in Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by Jessica Bowler

 

Need more reasons to visit Spain this summer? Check out the full list of beautiful vivid colors across Spain here, and don’t forget to share your own photos of colorful Spain on Trover!

20 Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations

For those busy planning weddings, it can be easy to forget about the best part: the honeymoon! The honeymoon is your chance to let the stress and busyness of getting ready for your big day melt away as you lie on a tropical beach, stroll the streets of an ancient European city, or simply enjoy good food and the company of your partner.

To help get you started in the planning and day-dreaming, we’ve assembled a list of 20 of the most romantic honeymoon destinations from around the world. Read on for your daily dose of travel inspiration:

1. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Trover photo by Curiosity & Co.

 

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13 Ledges That Will Test Your Fear of Heights

For fearless mountain climbers, the world offers no shortage of incredible cliffs, ledges, ridges, and mountain faces to tackle. But with the thrill of the climb and the reward of jaw-dropping views comes heights which can be paralyzing to some.

To save you the hard work and the crippling fear that might overcome you, we’ve assembled some of the most awesome ledges from around the world. Read on to see what your comfort zone is:

1. Trolltunga (“Troll’s Tongue”) cliff above Ringedalsvatnet Lake in Odda, Norway

Trover photo by Earth Trekkers

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Peru: Where Ancient and Modern Thrive

Peru is a a mix of old and new set in a landscape that ranges from rocky beaches to the lush Amazon rainforest. The mix of influences from native peoples to Spanish colonialists creates a rich culture or dining and cuisine in Latin America. After you have sampled the delicious food,  you can learn to surf, trek through a rainforest, camp in the desert and then visit culture-filled cities. Peru is an adventure for the senses.

Machu Pichu

So well hidden that the Conquistadors never found it, today you can choose from a few different hiking trails to reach this iconic Incan royal retreat.

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Trover photo by Lara Croft

Peru Amazon Basin

One of the most biologically diverse environments in the world with unimaginable flora and fauna.

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Trover photo by Stavros and Jen

Maras Salt Mines

Located in the sacred Valley of the Incas, these salt mines have been in use since ancient times.

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Trover photo by Misha Zavoico

Cuzco, Peru

Historic capital of the Incas, this city is how a trending hot destination for world travelers.

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Trover photo by Cyndi Chebator

Lima, Peru

Discover amazing food, learn to surf, or dance to great music. Whatever your choice, Lima is rich cultural treat.

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Trover photo by Sarah Pfennig