April 2019 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 David Bjorgen!

Meet David Bjorgen! This graphic designer and adventurer-at-heart loves to “discover new cultures, locations, peoples, and foods.” David and his wife Zena travel part-time zigzagging the globe and documenting their travels on their blog. Among David’s go-to travel gear is a Sony A7R mirrorless camera, 2 favorite lenses (24-70mm f/4 and 14mm f/2.8), his trusty Sirui carbon fiber travel tripod, and a pair of noise-canceling earbuds to eliminate the noisy hustle and bustle of being on the go. We’re blown away by David’s awesome photos, detailed travel insights, and his passion for all aspects of travel, from food and culture to nature and landscapes. We asked David o tell us about his favorite destinations he’s shared on Trover. Take it away, David. . .  Continue reading

#OnTheRoad Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to our three #OnTheRoad winners, James Ng, Robb Image, and Iain McLean! Deciding among so many awesome finds was a tough task for Trover Ambassador’s Love + Road!  The hypnotic highway, isolated crossroads & famous lone tree stood out as beautiful photos and unique travel insights! See the images below and get in-depth details from the photographers behind the lens.

Kawazu Nanadaru Loop Bridge

James Ng’s #OnTheRoad Discovery from Japan

“The photo was taken during my journey to see the earliest blossom of Sakura in Japan. I saw a video about this circular loop bridge while searching information on the internet and I thought it would be really awesome if I took a photo from above it with my drone. In fact, the design of the road was great and so I shared it on Trover.” – James Ng

95 Nevada

Empty crossroads with street signs and blue sky

Robb Image’s #OnTheRoad Discovery from Nevada

“Open spaces and the open road speak to me in the sense that they are similar to an ongoing movie. Like a thriller where you are anticipating what’s around the next bend, it’s the anticipation. Capturing the open nothingness is a bit harder to express in an interesting manner. Like a muse the scene just has to unfold, if you allow your inner vision to happen, trust your art and extinct. I really try to see the light, it’s one of the few times when harsh sunlight can help a composition, setting the scene is like trying to tell a story about nothing. Which is completely different than the vastness of nature as in a typical landscape.” – Robb Image

That Wanaka Tree

Iain McLean’s #OnTheRoad Discovery from New Zealand.

“The Tree at Lake Wanaka is actually a bucket list shot for me. On our current road trip around New Zealand I actually looked forward to this 6am wake up the most. The tranquil calmness, colours of sunrise and the strange placement of this tree bring a feeling of relaxation I cannot describe.” – Iain McLean

Congrats to each of you for being phenomenal photographers and avid explorers. Thank you for sharing your wonderful adventures on Trover—enjoy your $500 Expedia travel prizes!

Thank you to all of the Trover community for sharing your epic insights discovered #OnTheRoad. Explore the full list for more roadside wonder!

#OnTheRoad Photo Contest

Let’s take this show #OnTheRoad! We’re seeking your photos & travel tips inspired by all things #OnTheRoad—road trips, roadside wonders, modes of transport, and things you discover along the way! Have you cruised the long and winding road or grabbed a bite at an old-fashioned highway diner? Show us the photos you’ve captured #OnTheRoad to win! Trover Ambassadors Love & Road will pick 3 of their favorite finds to win $500 each! Upload your #OnTheRoad photos & tips by March 26th. Be sure to share your travel insights in the description, include the tag #OnTheRoad, and use a precise geo-tag to win!

Share your travel stories from your adventures #OnTheRoad! Your discovery could win you $500 for a new adventure. Your photo & tip might feature:

Share your travel photos featuring photos captured #OnTheRoad by March 26, 2019. Write a few lines about your travel find and tag each one #OnTheRoad to enter our contest—you could win one of three $500 Expedia Travel Prizes. Get a view of the competition here!

#OnTheRoad Photo Contest – a photo list by Trover

How to Enter the #OnTheRoad Photo Contest:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features photographic perspectives or fits the #OnTheRoad 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 March 2019.

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 “#OnTheRoad” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win one of three $500 Expedia vouchers!

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 March 26th to be considered!


Read contest terms and conditions.

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

March 2019 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 Jonas Vesterlund!

Laurels overlaid on mountain range

Congratulations to this month’s scholar, Jonas Vesterlund!

Meet Jonas Vesterlund! This avid traveler & amateur photographer loves outdoor activities like hiking and camping. He has a spectacular eye for serene sun-soaked landscapes and can “smell adventure from miles away.”  The perks of working for a domestic airline in Sweden help him get out and explore, with 82 countries on his list and counting. We asked Jonas to tell us about his favorite destinations he’s shared on Trover. Take it away, Jonas. . .  Continue reading

#Perspectives Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to John Clark for this stunning find from the shores of Lake Michigan! The futuristic view from the Milwaukee Art Museum is the winning entry of our #Perspectives Photo Contest. Congrats, John—enjoy your $1500 Expedia travel prize!

John Clark’s winning #Perspectives discovery from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

One of the largest art museums in the United States, the Milwaukee Art Museum welcomes visitors with soaring ceilings and swooping lines designed by Santiago Calatrava. We’re mesmerized by John’s captivating perspective highlighting the grand scale and dynamic design of this gorgeous building. John notes “Inside the Milwaukee Art Museum is the magnificent cathedral-like space of Windhover Hall, with a vaulted 90-foot-high glass ceiling that overlooks the harbor entrance and Lake Michigan. Awash in white with marble flooring, this open area serves as the gateway to the Museum.” Thank you, John, for sharing this impressive architecture and your travel perspectives! Check out more of John’s finds and follow him on Trover to see where he heads next.

Thank you to all of the Trover community for sharing the world through your eyes! From dizzying details to magical mountain views, we love seeing your fresh #Perspectives. Explore the full list for more eye-opening discoveries!