March 2016 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 bring 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 the incredibly talented Deena Gainor!

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Who is Deena? She’s part of a globetrotting family. Together with her husband and four kids, they’re exploring the coolest parts of the world. Recently, they visited Rome and the Amalfi Coast in Italy and Napa and Sonoma in California. (Can you say good food and drink?)

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Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with the Trover community, Deena! We can’t wait to see where your adventures take you next. Enjoy the $500!

To see more incredible photos by Deena, check out her website and Facebook page. And of course, follow her on Trover to see her latest travels!

Trover 101: Introducing Cover Photos for Lists!

You work hard to make your photos look as good as possible. You also work hard to put together beautiful and interesting lists of travel photos you find here on Trover. Shouldn’t those lists be something you want to show off to family and friends and other world travelers? We think so.

That’s why we’re super excited to announce a brand new feature for the Trover website: Cover Photos for Lists! With Cover Photos, you can bring your your Bucket List to life, show off your most beautiful discoveries, and capture the mood of a trip-planning inspiration list.

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Adding your own Cover Photos for Lists couldn’t be easier:

Simply hover your cursor over the gear icon that appears on a discovery in list-view and select “Use as cover photo.

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The page will reload, and the top portion of your selected discovery will now appear as the cover photo! To change the cover photo for your list, simply repeat the same process with a new photo.

This feature is currently only available on the desktop version of Trover.com, but keep your eyes on the Trover Blog for announcements in the future about Cover Photos on mobile apps and other exciting product features!

 

September 2015 Trover Travel Scholarship Winner

Here at Trover HQ, we are inspired every day by the beautiful discoveries you share with us from every corner of the world. To honor the vibrancy and value that each of you bring to Trover, we like to award a $500 Trover Travel Scholarship each month 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 the incredibly talented Always Wanderlust!

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Who is Always Wanderlust? Well his real name is Adonis Villanueva, and he’s a a traveler, adventurer, photographer, eater of good food, drinker of great wine, and extreme sports enthusiast from California. His photography highlights some of the most incredible landscapes in the world and will have you packing your bags and heading for the beach or the mountains before you know it!

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Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with the Trover community, Adonis! We can’t wait to see where your adventures take you next – enjoy the $500!

To see more incredible Always Wanderlust photos by Adonis, make sure to check out his website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram. And of course, be sure to follow him on Trover to see the latest of his travels – up next: South America!

7 Desert Getaways You Need Right Now

The summer is winding down and back to school is almost here. Why not take a lasts minute trip to the desert for a final hot blast of summer? Each of our Western destinations offers hiking, beautiful vistas, and views for miles. Grab your hiking shoes and plenty of water and enjoy a final hike through some of the best the Western US has to offer travelers.

Palm Springs, CA

Surrounded by beautiful desert landscape, you can hike or bike during the morning and take a mid-century modern architecture tour in the afternoon.

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Photo by Paige Spee.

Borrego Springs, CA

Named for the herds of big horn sheep that wander the Anzo-Borrego State Park, the largest of California’s state parks offers golf, tennis, and horseback riding.

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Photo by Off The Beaten Track.

Superior, AZ

The Boyce Thompson State Park offers hiking trails and a large collection of plants, flowers, and trees.

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Photo by Tim Brewer.

Moab, UT

Visit Arches National Park for the world’s biggest collection of natural stone openings. Next visit Canyonlands National Park located on top of a 1000 ft mesa for incredible views of canyons for thousands of miles.

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Photo by Steve Hirsch.

Tucson, AZ

Head to Sabino Canyon for lots of hiking trails and the cooling waterfalls near Sabino Creek.

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Photo by Cara Mason Rea.

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Hike a mile down into the canyon or hire a helicopter to get a more vertical view of one of the most popular tourist sites in the US.

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Photo by Carson Tilley.

Joshua Tree State Park, CA

Rock climbing, hiking and scrambling are all popular in this California favorite.

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Photo by Tales from the Mutiny.

Find more gorgeous desert options here. Also be sure to check out our beautiful stargazing options here. And as always, find more at Trover.com.

Tee Time in Tacoma: Your Guide to the 2015 U.S. Open

Fore! This week marks the 115th annual U.S. Open Championship, taking place this year at Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place, Washington.

From June 15 – 21, 2015, dozens of the world’s greatest golfers will tee off at the course about an hour south of Seattle, marking the first time a U.S. Open has been held in the Pacific Northwest.

The unusual British-style links course, built along the majestic Puget Sound at the site of a former gravel quarry, has already been drawing lots of attention, but one thing is easy to agree on: the setting is spectacular.

Also drawing attention to this year’s Open is the city of Tacoma, which lies just a few miles north of the golf course. Recognized nationally as a thriving hub for arts and culture, Tacoma is quickly stepping into the spotlight as a destination city.

World-class dining, beautiful parks, and killer views of the Puget Sound await Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson as they compete for the trophy this week.

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For more on things to do and see during this year’s U.S. Open, check out the U.S. Open Tacoma Visitor Information website or this awesome list of the Best of the South Sound.

And of course, for more beautiful photos of Chambers Bay, Tacoma, and the South Puget Sound region, check out our full Trover list, your Guide to the 2015 U.S. Open!