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

9 Once in a Lifetime Camping Sites

Ready for the ultimate camping trek to the edge of the world? We have gathered some of the world’s most unique and breathtaking camping spots for you to consider for your next adventure. Wake up to an amazing sunrise above the clouds or pitch your tent under a blanket of stars. Follow the sandstone arches in Utah or hike a rocky mountain path in Morocco. Each of these sites offers a unique spot to contemplate the amazing gifts of nature. Grab your tent and get going!

1. Glacier National Park, Montana

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Photo by Sarah Kelson.

2. Canyonlands, Utah

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Photo by Dennis L. Calhoun.

3. Haleakala National Park, Hawaii

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Photo by Yu Wu.

4. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Jackson Hole National Park, Wyoming - 2008

Photo by Colby Brown.

5. Laugavegur, Icleand

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Photo by Country Girl’s World.

6. Miyajima, Japan

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Photo by Claudia Dyer.

7. High Atlas Mountains, Morocco

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Photo by Angela Saran.

8. Valle del Corcora, Columbia

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Photo by The Adventure Junkies.

9. Tierra del Fuego, Chile

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Photo by Mark Rentz.

Visit us over at Trover.com to get more inspiration for out of this world campsites and learn more from your fellow globe trotters!

 

 

Fall: 7 Unexpected Places

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” so says F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby. It’s true. Fall ushers in cool breezes, changing leaves, and a longing for back to school time. While many people think of the east coast when when the leaves start changing, there are many places in the US where you can find gorgeous quilts of fall colors. We have rounded up some places where you can watch the leaves turn color and start over again. Plan your next fall getaway with us.

1. Shenandoah National Park

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Photo by Sue Cummings & Bruce Howard.

2. St. Andrews, Scotland

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Photo by City Circus Wandering.

3. Quebec City, CA

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Photo by My Wanderlusty Life.

4. Munich, Germany

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Photo by Sparkz.

5. The Ozarks, Arkansas

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Photo by J. Bo.

6. Napa Valley, CA

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Photo by Girl Gone Travel.

7. Leavenworth, WA

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Photo by Micha Ollerton.

Ready to jump in some piles of leaves this fall? Find more inspiration for your fall getaways here, here, and here. And as always, come on by Trover.com to meet some fellow travelers and find out more about the planet you inhabit.

10 Best Fall Hikes in North Carolina

It’s no secret: North Carolina has some of the best hiking on the East Coast. From majestic mountains to dramatic waterfalls to the breathtaking Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina is a hiker’s dream. So it should come as no surprise that some of the nation’s best Fall Hikes can also be found in this Appalachian state.

For inspiration on the Best Fall Hikes in North Carolina, check out this list of 10 incredible hiking spots to hit this autumn:

1. Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock Fall Hikes in North Carolina

Trover photo by Pon Xayavong

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