Follow Friday on Trover

Every week, we like to showcase the Trovers who have sparked our wanderlust.

Here are 5 Trovers who you need to be following right now:

1. Grand Escapades

Grand Escapades

Grand Escapades is composed of Heidi and Gilles–two very experienced, adaptable world travelers. For the past 15 years, these two have traveled the globe, both together and on their own solo journeys. They’ve moved through Africa, South America, and Asia, and grown from budget travelers to rucksack travelers. All in all, you should really tuning in to their adventures today. Check out their trove!


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Best Places to visit in Cuba

Stroll Through Old Havana

Trover photo by Pixamundo

Take a trip to the largest Caribbean island – Cuba. It offers everything from breathtaking beaches to stunning scenery.

Plus, from the cars to the coffee to the iconic Cubano sandwich, everything feels like a tropical twist on 1950s Americana.

With Americans salivating over the possibility of easier access to their southern neighbor, here are the best things to do in Cuba.

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Closing Wednesday! Local Gems Contest



Closes Wednesday! Show us a cool local gem like this and you could win $1500. Trover photo by Vanessa Schott.

Trovers are connoisseurs of the best of everywhere. Our next community contest challenges you to show us your favorite local gems.

Show us the best of your own neighborhood, and of neighborhoods you’ve encountered in your travels. Not the big-name touristy spots… we want to see the best local goodies. The unique offerings of your favorite city. The local gems.

What is a local gem? Anything beloved by locals and unknown to most tourists. They’re usually authentic, charming, and maybe a little quaint.

Here are some local gems:

This contest is a sweepstakes. The more local gems you upload, the better your chances of winning.

It’s easy to enter:

1) Upload a local gem to Trover.

2) Write “#localgem” on it.

3) You’ve entered to win $1500!

4) Rinse and repeat.

Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on December 17.

Already posted your local gems to Trover? That’s great! Just write “#localgem” on each, and they’re entered for the contest.

Read complete rules and eligibility here.

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Travel Tips for Solo Female Travelers

Traveling to a foreign country can be a challenge in and of itself, but doing it by yourself adds an extra layer of considerations. There’s no denying it, solo travel is not the easiest thing in the world.

Still, brave souls have done it and aspiring explorers continue to choose to fly solo–and we think that is awesome!

Trover photo by Matt Glastonbury

Trover photo by Matt Glastonbury

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Follow Friday on Trover

Every week, here at Trover HQ, we like to showcase some of our favorite Trovers who have either recently appeared on the scene or have been steadily troving for a while.

Here are our picks for this week:

1. Brad Mitchell

Brad Mitchell

Say hi to Brad–an amazing, talented photographer from the States! His ridiculously cool and unique discoveries from all around the U.S. have been stunning us into silence this week. Check out his trove today! Continue reading