16 Ways to Explore the Natural Beauty of Slovenia

Slovenia may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think outdoor adventures and scenic landscapes. But this tiny Central European country is packed with dramatic waterfalls, stunning mountain peaks, and sparkling emerald waters around every corner.

With prime spots for hiking, kayaking, and simply taking in that fresh mountain air, Slovenia has something to offer for every kind of traveler. So in addition to taking in its idyllic towns and delicious eats, make sure to check out some of these natural beauties on your next visit:

1. Lake Bled

Trover photo by Jonas Vesterlund

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5 Outdoor Theater Experiences to Add to Your Bucket List

Who said great theater needs to be enjoyed in stuffy old buildings? These outdoor theater destinations bring the stage outside for a truly unforgettable arts experience.

Whether listening to Puccini under the stars in Italy or watching Shakespeare on the dramatic English coast, these venues are bucket list must-haves for any theater lover:

1. The Minack Theatre in Porthcurno, England

Trover photo by Susana Nobre

2. The Epidaurus Theatre in Epidavros, Greece

Trover photo by Michael Turtle

3. Festspielhaus Bregenz in Bregenz, Austria

Trover photo by Jw

4. “Impression” West Lake Show in Hangzhou, China

5. Arena di Verona in Verona, Italy

Trover photo by Kristin Rust

Looking for more fresh and fun entertainment venues to add to your list? Check out some of our favorite destinations here, and don’t forget to share your own arts discoveries on Trover!

10 U.S. National Parks to Visit This Spring

With the recent centennial of the National Park Service, it’s never been a better time to visit one of America’s beautiful National Parks. Spring is especially ideal for a visit to the U.S. National Parks because it typically means fewer crowds, cooler temperatures, and wildflowers galore!

There are tons of great National Parks to visit all over the world, but here are our recommendations for the top 10 U.S. National Parks to visit this spring:

1. Glacier National Park in Montana

Trover photo by Mary Hill

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#Blue Travel Photo Contest Winner

Last week we ended our most recent Travel Photo Contest, a celebration of all things #Blue.

From sky to sea and everything in between, you shared more than 5,000 beautifully #Blue photos from nearly 150 countries around the world, making this one of our most successful Travel Photo Contests ever! THANK YOU!

We loved the stories and adventures you shared with us, from flowery fields and fishy feasts to mountain lakes and cliff-side towns. And while every discovery you posted made us fall more in love with the color #Blue, there could only be one lucky winner.

That winner is…

Kumudini, who shared this gorgeous shot of Chefchaouen, Morocco!

Trover photo by Kumudini

Congratulations and enjoy your $1500 prize, Kumudini! We can’t wait to see where your travels take you next.

To see more of Kumudini’s awesome travel photos, be sure to follow her on Trover. And of course, keep an eye on the Trover Blog for details about our next Travel Photo Contest!

#Colorful Photo Sweepstakes Winners

Everything’s better in color, and travel photos are no exception!

Last week we ended our latest Travel Photo Sweepstakes, a celebration of all things #Colorful. In only two weeks you shared more than 4,100 brilliantly #Colorful travel photos from nearly 130 countries around the world, making this one of our most successful Sweepstakes ever – THANK YOU!

We knew this Sweepstakes would be one of our favorites, which is why we decided to award three $500 prizes. Good thing we did, because you took us to tropical beaches and magical cities, showed us inspiring adventures and incredible markets, and added vibrancy and life to our community with every shot. And while we loved every single photo you shared with us, there could only be three lucky winners.

Those winning discoveries are…

Camping on Old Snowy Mountain in Washington State by Tara Jones

#Colorful camping in Washington State

 

Ka Inato Restaurant in the Philippines by Foodie n Traveler

#Colorful travel photo from the Philippines

 

Maharat Pier in Bangkok, Thailand by Nita Gulati

Maharat Pier in Bangkok, Thailand

 

Thanks for sharing these awesome #Colorful discoveries Tara, Foodie, and Nita! We hope you enjoy your $500 prizes and that you continue to share your travels and adventures on Trover!

For more information on future happenings at Trover, make sure to keep an eye on the Trover blog, and don’t stop sharing the Best of Everywhere with us!