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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Peru Travel: 10 Essential Experiences

With vibrant culture, diverse terrain, and fascinating Inca heritage, Peru is a hotspot for South American travel.

In the Peruvian city of Cusco, June 24th marks the celebration of Inti Raymi, also known as the Incan Festival of the Sun. In honor of the winter solstice celebration, we’ve collected 10 of our favorite discoveries throughout Peru:

1. Machu Picchu

Trover photo by Mary Hill

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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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Trover’s Discovery of the Year!

You made 2016 a year of adventure, savvy insights, and inspiring travel stories —and we loved every minute of it! From far-flung travels to the coolest local finds, you’ve taken us around the globe and shared your discoveries. We asked YOU to make the final pick for Trover’s Discovery of the Year by thanking your favorites and touching the hearts️ of Trovers like you. And the results are in. .  .

Portugal's Quinta da Regaleira

Trover’s Discovery of the Year. Photo by Crystal Provencher

Congratulations to Crystal Provencher! Crystal captured this dramatic and dizzying discovery from Portugal’s Quinta da Regaleira! This find earned Crystal a $750 Expedia Travel Prize. Time for more Troving, Crystal! We can’t wait to see more from your adventures.

With so many unique discoveries, competition was tight! Honorable Mentions and high fives to Rachel Samanyi for her Washington wandering, Lina Rahmanian for her tranquil moment from Iran, and Tony Biale for his sun and shadow-banded shores of Maine.

Honorable Mention to Rachel Samanyi, Lina Rahmanian, & Tony Biale

Thank you to everyone for showing love for your favorites and sharing your discoveries with the Trover community. Check out all of Trover’s Best of 2016, give thanks to the nominees, and find inspiration for your next adventure. Keep up your travels and tips in 2017!

Best of Trover 2016 – a photo list by Trover