12 Best Museums in London

With over 27 million visitors a year, London is one of the world’s oldest and most cosmopolitan cites. How lucky for Trovers that there are so many wonderful and free museums where travelers can spend many a rainy London afternoon. From the V &A Museum with its incredible collections focused on decorative arts and design to the Royal Observatory located down the River Thames in Greenwich, London has one of the finest collections of museums in the world. Here are our top picks for London’s greatest museums:

1. Museum of Natural History

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Photo by Fabiola Mazzocco.

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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Singapore

Singapore, a tiny island city-state off southern Malaysia, has developed rapidly in recent years, quickly earning its spot as a global financial center and major tourist hub. But is the hype worth it? Should you visit Singapore?

We’ll let you decide for yourself, but these 5 Top Attractions make for a pretty compelling case to visit Singapore:

1. The surreal Supertree Grove at the Gardens by the Bay

Visit Singapore and its famous Supertree Grove

Trover photo by Carlotta Rebonato

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Colorado: 8 Gorgeous Weekend Getaways

There is a reason they call it a Rocky Mountain High (cue the music!): Colorado is the only state in the union that rests entirely above 1000 feet and it has the highest incorporated city in the United States: Leadville sits at a lofty 10,152 feet. Colorado is also one of the most geographically diverse states in the US: it has mountains and roaring rivers along with windswept plains and deserts. All of this beautiful diversity adds up to one of the most amazing getaways available. So check out our recommendations below for a fab weekend getaway in the Centennial State.

1. Telluride

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Photo by Justin Miller.

2. Aspen

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Photo by Shawn Rosvold.

3. Estes Park

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Photo by There&Back Again.

4. Crested Butte

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Photo by Michelle Brown.

5. Steamboat Springs

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Photo by GB Brown.

6. Glenwood Springs

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Photo by Steven Hirsch.

7. Boulder

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Photo by Onebroadsjourney.

8. Denver

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Photo by There & Back Again.

Feeling like exploring more of the beauty of the Western US? Check out our guides for Utah, Wyoming, Arizona, and Montana. Then head on over to Trover.com for more inspiring photos.

Abandoned Places: 7 Spots To Look For Ghosts

There is something romantic about an abandoned place that was once inhabited that is now silent and still. You can feel the energy of who came before, who lived and worked in a once thriving place. As you walk through trees and look around corners you can almost see the people who lived in a particular environment. Abandoned places can work their way into your soul. As we head towards the darker days of fall, here are some places to go find some ghosts and spirits.

1. Valley of the Mills, Sorrento, Italy

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Photo by Brink of the World | The Brinkmanns.

2. Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

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Photo by Adina Troper Dayan.

3. Bodie, CA

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Photo by Paul Cloutier.

4. Lake Reschen, Italy

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Photo by Swiss Nomads.

5. Craco, Italy

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Photo by Luxe Adventure Traveler.

6. Spreepark, Germany

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Photo by Felix Ingetmer.

7. Eastern State Penitentiary, PA

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Photo by Jessica Jacobs.

Check out more ghostly places here, here, and here. Looking for a different kind of trip? Come on over to Trover.com and get inspired.

Munich Oktoberfest: 10 Reasons To Shout Prost!

The world’s biggest celebration of beer started in a town founded by Benedictine monks: Munich comes from Munichen meaning “by the monks”. Today, 6 million people can’t be wrong: now each year millions of people visit Munich to drink great beer, eat local food, and sing German folks songs (even if you don’t speak a word of German!). Munich’s festive Octoberfest has been happening each year since King Ludwig I threw a huge party for his wedding in 1810. Now you can join in the 17 days of fun and see all that Munich has to offer. Raise a (very large!) mug of beer and enjoy. Prost!

1. Munich Octoberfest

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Photo by Anja Recker.

2. English Garden

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Photo by Trading Travelers.

3. Rathaus Marionplatz

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Photo by Michelle Anglin.

4. Ludwigsbrücke

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Photo by Laurel @ Monkeys and Mountains.

5. Alstadt

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Photo by Sofia N.

6. Munich Residence

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Photo by Laurel @Monkeys and Mountains.

7. Frauenkirche

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Photo by Travel Notes and Beyond.

8. Glockenspiel

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Photo by Trading Travelers.

9. Marienplatz

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Photo by Sultan AlKhemeiri.

10. St. Peter’s Church

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Photo by Kerwin Chang.

Find out more about celebrations around the world like Carnivale in Rio, India’s Holi Festival, and La Tomatina, in Spain. Have you been to some amazing festivals? Share your photos on Trover.com!