February 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 Veerle Evens!

Who is Veerle Evens? She’s a born adventurer, as well as a lifestyle and food photographer based out of the UK. Growing up on a freight ship navigating European canals, Veerle has “always been a keen traveler.” Veerle shares details of growing into the explorer she is today, how she’s simplified her camera gear, and what’s next on her travel to-dos! Take it away, Veerle . . . Continue reading

Trover’s Discovery of the Year!

We asked YOU to make the final pick for Trover’s Discovery of the Year by thanking your favorites and touching the hearts️ of Trovers like you. And the results are in. .  .

Congratulations to Meg Jaeger! Meg captured Switzerland’s majestic Matterhorn meeting the early morning light. This magical sunrise moment nabbed Meg a $750 Expedia Travel Prize. Time for more Troving, Meg! We can’t wait to see your next adventure.

Matterhorn peak reflected in lake at sunrise

Trover’s Discovery of the Year 2017. Photo by Meg Jaeger of Zermatt, Switzerland

With so many spectacular discoveries, the contest was close! Honorable Mentions and high fives to Jeff Larson for his hidden waterfall hike in Utah, to Amritha for her picturesque pink lake in Mexico, and to David Bjorgen for his radiant reflections from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Collage of canyon waterfall, woman standing at pink lake, and architecture at a mosque

Honorable Mention to Jeff Larson, Amritha & David Bjorgen

Thank you to everyone for sharing the world with the Trover community and showing love to your fellow Trovers. You made 2017 a wonderful adventure brimming with breathtaking discoveries, keen insider tips, and fascinating travel stories! From the hippest hot spots to hidden gems off the beaten path, your far-flung finds have shown us the best of everywhere. Check out Trover’s Best of 2017, thank and follow all of the nominees for their amazing discoveries, and get inspired for your next adventure. Keep sharing your jaw-dropping finds and travel tips in 2018—you might take home the next prize!

Best of Trover 2017 – a photo list by Trover

Vote Now for Discovery of the Year

The Discovery of the Year Nominees are IN! Vote for the winner NOW—just hit the heart on your fav discoveries from the Best of 2017 nominations!

Thanks to your jaw-dropping discoveries, we’ve peeked into the past, traveled to the edge of the galaxy, and explored alien landscapes right here on Earth. Your colorful and captivating adventures have transported us to cotton candy pink shores and rolling green hills. Thank you for sharing the world with us and your fellow Trovers! And now it’s time for YOU to pick which of 2017’s awe-inspiring discoveries will be named Discovery of the Year.

Vote for Trover's Discover of the Year!

Vote for the 2017 Discovery of the Year

We’ve hand-picked the Best of Trover 2017, and we need YOU to make the final pick. Share the love and vote for your favorite to be Discovery of the Year!

How to Vote: 

  1. Review the list of Nominees now.
  2. Press the heart button to vote for your favorite(s).
  3. Whichever Nominee earns the most NEW thanks by January 23, 2018 will be named 2017’s Discovery of the Year!

You’ve made 2017 an incredible year at Trover! Thank you so much for sharing your travel stories and tips with us.

We’ll announce the 2017 Discovery of the Year shortly after January 23rd. The creator will receive a $750 Expedia Travel Voucher for future travel adventures.

Read Best of 2017 terms and conditions.

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

January 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 Michaela Mala!

Trover Travel Scholarship Laurels - Michaela Mala

Who is Michaela Mala? She’s a UK-based travel photographer and explorer! Michaela shares “I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, but being a keen traveler, I have spent the last 25 years discovering the USA, Europe, and Britain. Five years ago, I was diagnosed with an immunity disorder that is impairing my eyesight, and that made me realize how much I take it for granted.” After buying her first DSLR last year, she now spends most of her free time traveling and photographing.

We’re totally wowed by the sun-soaked nature scenes, twilight tableaus and whimsical wildlife finds that Michaela captures and asked her to tell us about her favorite discoveries she’s shared with the Trover community! Take it away, Michaela… Continue reading

#Red Photo Sweepstakes Winner

Exploring the streets of George Town, Malaysia, you’re sure to catch an eyeful of captivating and colorful street art. This intriguing find from the capital city of Penang Island is the winning entry of our #Red Photo Sweepstakes! The eye-opening discovery is a wonderful reminder that your next spectacular find might be just around the corner. Congratulations to Jodi B. for capturing this remarkable red find! Enjoy your $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Brick Wall and Red Doors with street art of boy on motorcycle

Jodi B.‘s winning #Red discovery from Penang, Malaysia.

History, architecture, and culture weave together to make this UNESCO World Heritage Site a must-see destination. Keep an eye out for the unique street art, as well as beautiful temples, culinary delights, and vibrant nightlife. Jodi B. snapped this sight on her search for doors. “I love doors! I seek them out everywhere I go and am never disappointed.” Jodi’s advice for Georgetown, Malaysia? Go! Thank you, Jodi, for capturing this magnificent maroon #Red find and sharing it with the Trover community. Check out Jodi. B’s other discoveries and follow her on Trover to see where she heads next!

Explore the full list of red-hot discoveries from your fellow Trovers. Follow new Trovers and thank your favorites. Thank you to everyone for sharing your #Red travel finds. We can’t get enough of your vivid crimson templesrisque rouge cabarets, and blood red Bitcoin ATMS. Keep sharing your picture-perfect finds and travel tips!

Be sure to follow Trover on FacebookTwitter or Instagram! You might get a leg up on the next competition or see yourself featured!