14 Wild Finds: Animals of the World

If you’re a dog person, a cat person, or more of a crocodile person, there’s no denying our fascination with beautiful (and occasionally hair-raising) species scattered around our planet. Whether you’re embarking on a safari adventure or happen upon something crawling in your hotel bathroom, part of the fun of traveling lies in the animals you see along the way.

Celebrate the diverse critters around the world with 14 of our favorite wildlife finds. Beware: with a few of these creatures, this may be as close to them as you’d like to get.

1. Oryxes in Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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11 New Zealand Sights to Rule Them All

Snow-covered volcanoes, lush rainforests and a staggeringly high sheep-to-people ratio, it seems as if the islands of New Zealand have fallen out of the pages of a storybook… or a Hollywood script. In just the last 20 years, New Zealand has provided the backdrop for a number of big-budget blockbuster films, from King Kong to The Chronicles of Narnia series, and perhaps most notably, The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

September 22nd is the birthday of author J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous characters, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. To celebrate these two sneaky little Hobbitses, and their beautiful land called Middle Earth, we have collected Trover discoveries from eleven of New Zealand’s most breathtaking sights.

1. The Nuns Veil in Gammack, New Zealand

New Zealand sights: Nunns Veil in Gammuck, New Zealand. Snow-covered mountains

Trover photo by Chrystal Hutchinson

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10 Awe-Inspiring Bookstores & Libraries Around the World

For travelers and locals alike, bookstores and libraries provide endless entertainment, space to wander, and a bit of cover when the weather turns bad.

September 6 marks National Read a Book Day, and to inspire your literary adventures, we’ve collected 10 of the world’s most stunning bookstores and libraries featured on Trover. From quirky garden shops to historic and grand collections, you just might discover your new favorite place to crack open a good book.

1. Livraria Lello & Irmão in Porto, Portugal

Photo by Martin Rimsky

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8 Must-See Snorkeling & Diving Destinations

Dive into the watery deep for up-close encounters with the world’s diverse marine life. From colorful reefs in warm tropical waters to converging tectonic plates in the icy currents of the Arctic, travelers around the globe witness some of the most magical sea creatures and undersea geology through snorkeling and diving excursions.

With a set of swim fins, a sturdy pair of goggles, and a wetsuit for the waters that aren’t so warm, you can explore every rocky coastline and blue lagoon. Slip on your snorkel and explore these 8 scenic snorkeling and diving spots:

1. Norman Reef in Queensland, Australia

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7 Brilliant London Markets

London’s world-renowned markets are one of the best ways to experience the city’s culture and history. Whether you’re in search of vintage clothing and jewelry or hungry for a diverse selection of local cuisine, the city’s many markets allow visitors to experience its traditions and live like a true Londoner.

Check out seven of our favorite market experiences fresh from London:

1.  Play wizard for the day and stroll through the magical Leadenhall Market.

Photo by Jim Nix

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