#Adventure Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to David Morring for his jaw-dropping discovery from Alabama! The radiant shot of a caver rappeling into Stephen’s Gap is the Grand Prize Winner of the #Adventure Photo Contest. David takes home an epic prize of $3,000 for travel and $3,000 of Eddie Bauer gear. Congrats, David!

Person rappelling into cave in a shaft of light.

David Morring’s #Adventure discovery from Alabama.

Growing up in northern Alabama, David’s thorough exploration of his small town’s nooks and crannies planted the seeds of his passion for travel. He’s wandering a bit further from home now, managing to tick off 12 countries in the last 12 months. We asked David to tell us a bit more about his winning photo and the adventure in his own backyard: “Most people don’t know that northern Alabama is a Mecca for caving. There are more than 3,000 caves within a hundred-mile radius of my hometown of Cullman. Stephen’s Gap is a 143-foot pit in Jackson County, Alabama. I’d joined several of my childhood friends to go “bounce” (rappel and ascend) the pit. I rapped to the bottom with my photo gear. Around 10 a.m. the sunlight cascaded through the entrance and illuminated the pedestal at the bottom. One of the cavers, Sharon Clayton, clipped into the rope, and I began shooting as she descended into the shaft of light. It was truly an other-worldly moment where everything aligned for the perfect shot. I’m just thankful I was there to capture it.” So are we, David!

Adventure Photographer and Trover Ambassador Jeff Bartlett loved David’s stunning scene. The competition was close and three runners-up will take home $250 for travel & Eddie Bauer gear for their next adventure. Congratulations to Liana Manukyan, Darrel Comeau, and Keith Sutter for their fantastic finds.

Clockwise from left: Liana Manukyan’s Swizterland discovery, Darrel Comeau’s Canada discovery, and Keith Sutter’s Italy discovery.

Thank you to the Trover community for sharing your awe-inspiring #Adventure discoveries and to Jeff Bartlett for making the touch decisions. Explore the full list of #Adventure photos and travel tips. Be sure to follow David, Liana, Darrel & Keith to see what they discover on future adventures. Trove on!

September 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 Kirk & Lynn!

Meet Kirk & Lynn! These Bay Area adventurers work hard so they can spend their free time traveling. They love long weekends exploring their California stomping grounds and take two trips a year to explore far and wide. This team of Trovers capture travel moments on an iPhone 10 and their matching Canon EOS Rebel T7i’s. They recommend researching “the trip prior to traveling and plan your own personal adventure.” Beyond travel, Lynn is an antiquing aficionado and Kirk is the muscle for all those unique finds. Kirk’s specialty is landscape photography with a wide-angle lens, while Lynn likes to use zoom lenses for closeups and animal photos. We asked Kirk & Lynn to tell us about their favorite experiences they’ve shared on Trover. Take it away, you two . . . Continue reading

#Adventure Photo Contest — $3000 Travel + $3000 Gear

Pack your bags, lace up those hiking boots and grab your camera! We’re going on an #Adventure! Trover and Eddie Bauer are teaming up for our latest photo contest to bring you our biggest prize ever—$3000 for travel & $3000 of Eddie Bauer gear. Whether it’s climbing the highest mountain, ziplining through the treetops, casting a line from the river’s edge, or riding the rails on a cross-continental journey, show us how you live your #Adventure! Trover Ambassador Jeff Bartlett will pick his top discoveries to win free travel, Eddie Bauer gear and a Grand Prize worth $6000! Share your best #Adventure photos by September 18th. Write a unique description, include the tag #Adventure, and use a precise geo-tag to win an epic prize!

Are you a trailblazer, river rafter, road tripper, adrenaline junkie or anything in between? You might snag one of these awesome prizes perfect for your next adventure:

Grand Prize:
$3000 for travel & $3000 worth of Eddie Bauer gear

Top 3 Runner-ups:
$250 for travel & an Eddie Bauer jacket

Share your #Adventure photos and travel tips for a chance to win. Your discoveries might feature:

Upload your NEW photos and tips by September 18, 2019. Write a few details about your discovery and tag each one #Adventure to enter our contest for a $3000 Expedia Travel Prize & $3000 of Eddie Bauer gear. Check out the full list for inspiration! What are you waiting for? Upload now!

#Adventure – a photo list by Trover

How to Enter the #Adventure Photo Contest:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features an activity or fits the #Adventure 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 18 September 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 “#Adventure” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win Expedia travel & Eddie Bauer gear!

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 September 18th to be considered!

Read contest terms and conditions.

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

#Nature Photo Contest Winner

The Trover community has voted and the spectacular sight from Iceland’s Sigöldugljúfuris is the winning entry of our #Nature Photo Contest! Congratulations to Lubos Capcara for his majestic capture. Enjoy your $2000 Expedia travel prize! See the winning image below and get more details from the traveler behind the lens.

Glacier blue river flowing through canyon and volcanic landscape.

Lubos Capcara’s winning #Nature photo from Iceland.

Sigöldugljúfur, also known as the Valley of Tears, is an awe-inspiring world of volcanic landscapes awash in colorful flora, cascading waterfalls and glacier blue rivers. Lubos shares that “I have a lot of landscape photos but this one is, in my opinion, one of a few that got the raw nature feeling. It was my first time visiting Iceland and it’s hard to imagine a better place to shoot landscapes. It’s so diverse and otherworldly. I have to go back sometime.” Lubos also notes that you’ll need a “proper 4×4 car to get there but it’s really worth it.” We absolutely agree! Thank you, Lubos, for sharing your amazing #Nature find with the Trover community. Follow Lubos for more travel inspiration and see if he heads back to Iceland or ticks Patagonia off this travel wishlist!

Thank you to the Trover community for sharing your wonderful #Nature discoveries and voting for your favorites. Explore the full list of #Nature photos and travel tips—be sure to thank and follow your fellow Trovers. Trove on!

August 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 Project Forever!

Woman standing at grand canyonMeet Sofia Viertola, a.k.a Project Forever! This Finnish adventurer and nature lover works in a hospital while filling her vacations and long weekends with travel. In 2018, Sofia spent 4 months on a globe-trotting adventure checking 11 countries off her list. A self-described travelholic, Sofia loves exploring new places and getting to know different cultures. Sofia notes that “food is a great way to start to get to know a foreign country. . . cuisine is a big part of a region’s culture.” If she’s not on the road, Sofia gets her travel fix with books, travel shows & documentaries about nature and cuisine.  When on the go, she travels light with small cameras that fit inside my purse and are easy to carry around, currently opting for Olympus mirrorless cameras. Her secret travel tip is to “always smile and be respectful towards the locals, and you might benefit, too!” We asked Project Forever to tell us about her favorite experiences she’s shared on Trover. Take it away, Sofia. . .

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