10 Abandoned Places for Curious Wanderers

Abandoned places contain a mystery that’s hard to match. Whether you’re exploring an ancient palace with a grand history or a simple farmhouse withered with time, these locations offer a way to get the adrenaline pumping. You’re never quite sure what lies within! If you’re a traveler on the hunt for vibrant graffiti, haunted houses, or just awe-inspiring structures lost to time, this list will give you a few ideas as you’re planning your next adventure.

1. Hidden Indian Mural in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Photo by Paul C. Peh

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12 Places to See Fall Colors in Europe

Though summer has ended, Europe’s most colorful season has just begun. While most people might travel in the summer months and during the holidays, autumn is a favorite time for many Trovers to explore Europe. The shoulder season means fewer tourists, lower airfares, and cheaper hotel rates, but we also love the crisp climate, harvest festivals, and, most importantly, the magnificent explosion of color from the foliage all around. Contemplating a European excursion this fall? Here are our top twelve picks where you can get your fix of the autumn leaves:

1. Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria

Trover photo by Wing Li

2. Geierlay in Mörsdorf, Germany.

Trover photo by Jelle Canipel

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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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8 Stunning Beaches to Build Your California Bucket List

No matter what part of the world you live in, you’ve probably daydreamed of visiting the Golden State. It’s one of our daydream destinations, too! California is a travel hot spot and the most visited state in the U.S. Well-known for Hollywood, Disneyland, and the Golden Gate Bridge, California is also home to incredible wineries, world-class universities, and, most importantly, numerous breathtaking beaches along 800-miles of Pacific Coastline. California’s beaches range from sandy to rocky, sunny to foggy, and everything in between. No visit to the Golden State is complete without a sunset view from the shore, so add these eight stunning beaches to your California bucket list:

1. El Matador State Beach 

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