#History Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Karen Grubb for her festive find from Cusco, Peru! This dynamic display of traditional dance at the famous Cusco Cathedral is the winning entry of our #History Photo Contest. Congratulations, Karen! Make 2020 a year for the history books with $2020 of Expedia travel.

Women in colorful dresses dancing in front of a brink cathedral

Karen Grubb’s winning #History entry from Cusco, Peru.

With so many wonderful photos and fabulous travel stories highlighting history, Trover Ambassador Laurence Norah had a tough time choosing the winner. In the end, Laurence loved the colorful capture of this lively moment in a historic setting, along with a detailed description providing interesting context to this travel tidbit. Noting a great photo can transport the viewer to the scene, Laurence imagined himself witnessing this moment thanks to Karen’s photo. We asked Karen to share more about her winning discovery and herself with the Trover community.

I’m from San Luis Obispo, California. My passions include travel and pretty much anything outdoors. I’m happiest up in the mountains with a little dirt under my nails and grease in my hair.

I don’t normally gravitate towards larger cities but I fell in love with Cusco! The architecture in the main square is beautiful. It’s a great place to get a sense of Cusco’s history through the juxtaposition of Inca and Spanish colonial architecture. I was lucky enough to stumble upon this religious procession during the Fiesta de la Virgen Natividad on my last day in the city.

Thank you, Karen, for sharing your spectacular photos and highlighting this historic (and beautiful!) destination. Check out more of Karens’s finds and follow her on Trover to see what she discovers on a future adventure to the Scottish Highlands, inspired by her daughter, Skye, and an appreciation of the Outlander series set in the majestic Scottish landscape.

Thank you, Laurence, for making the tough decision and to all of the Trover community for sharing your extraordinary #History travel stories! See the full list to discover the history behind the world’s hidden gems!

#History Photo Contest — Win $2020 for Travel

It’s a new year, a new decade and we’re making #History! Post your travel finds with a historic perspective for your chance to win $2020 for travel. From ancient ruins to local lore, show us your photos & tips featuring #History. Trover Ambassador Laurence Norah will select the winner. Include the tag #History in your description to enter. Upload by January 29th to win. Add your discoveries now!

Have you explored the monumental architecture of ancient Egypt, experienced the modern marvels of the World’s Fair, or learned the legend behind a local landmark? Whether you dig into the details of your favorite local haunt or gravitate to UNESCO World Heritage sites, share the story and the #History behind your finds. You could win $2020 for your next adventure and make it one for the history books! Your #History discovery might feature:

  • Historic sites & local landmarks
  • Museums, monuments or memorials
  • Ancient ruins
  • Mysteries of the past
  • Natural history
  • Memorable places

Upload your photos by January 29th, 2020. Write a few lines about your travel find, be sure to include details about the history, and tag each one #History to enter our contest to win a $2020 Expedia Travel Prize. Get some inspiration and see what the Trover community is sharing here!

How to Enter the #Nature Photo Contest:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features or fits the #History theme. You can upload to Trover.com or the iOS App or Android AppBe sure to upload before the contest ends at 11.59 p.m. PT on 29 January 2020.

2) Write a couple of lines about your discovery and share the history behind the place. This could be details about the destination or activity, tips on how to find it or what to do there, or any interesting facts or stories about your discovery. Include “#History” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win a $2020 Expedia travel prize!

This is a judged contest. Eligible images must be clear, include a unique description about your discovery, and have an accurate and specific geo-tag. You may upload an unlimited number of eligible photos.

This contest is only open to NEW Trover photos. Add yours by January 29th to be considered!


Read contest terms and conditions.

Questions? Talk to us at feedback@trover.com.

Discovery of the Year 2019!

We asked YOU to decide which of 2019’s dazzling discoveries would be named Trover’s Discovery of the Year. You thanked your favorites and touched the hearts of fellow Trovers, and the final tally is in. .  .

Congratulations to Ladislav Szabó! Ladislav’s stunning capture of Giau Pass in the Dolomites is a great reminder to stop and smell the flowers. Ladislav’s discovery earned him a $2000 Expedia Travel Prize and a year’s worth of bragging rights. Time for more Troving, Ladislav! We can’t wait to see where you head next.

Wildflowers against a backdrop of rolling green hills and jagged mountains.

Trover’s Discovery of the Year 2019. Photo by Ladislav Szabó of Giau Pass, Italy.

What a phenomenal year of discovery and adventure! Competition was close with so many amazing finds! Honorable mentions and high fives to Where I’ve Been Wandering for her mesmerizing Moraine Lake view in Alberta, to Karen Grubb for her iconic capture of Arizona’s Monument Valley, and to Where to Explore Next for her dramatic desert landscape from Canyonlands National Park in Utah.

Thank you to everyone for sharing your travels with the Trover community and showing love to your fellow explorers. From far-flung adventures to local gems, your awe-inspiring finds have lit the way to discovery and made 2019 a wonderful journey. Check out Trover’s Best of 2019 to get inspired, and remember to thank and follow all of the nominees for their amazing discoveries. Keep sharing your unique perspectives and travel stories in 2019—you might snag the next prize!

Best of Trover 2019 – a photo list by Trover

Vote Now for 2019’s Discovery of the Year

The nominations are IN for Discovery of the Year! Vote NOW for the winner—just hit the heart on your favorite discoveries from the Best of 2019 list!

You’ve made 2019 an incredible year of discovery! Thanks to the experiences you shared, we stood on the edge of the world, saw fairytales come to life, and floated off to cotton-candy skies. And now it’s time for YOU to pick which of 2019’s awe-inspiring discoveries will be named Discovery of the Year.

How to Vote: 

  1. Review the list of Nominees now.
  2. Press the heart button to vote for your favorite(s).
  3. The Nominee with the most NEW thanks (❤️) by December 22, 2019 will be named 2019’s Discovery of the Year!

Thank you so much for sharing your travel stories and tips with us. We’ll announce the 2019 Discovery of the Year in the New Year. The winner will receive $2000 of Expedia travel for future adventures.

Read Best of 2019 terms and conditions.

Questions? Talk to us at feedback@trover.com.

#Trovember Photo Contest — 4 Weekly Challenges, 4 Chances to Win

#Trovember is here! Join our month-long photo challenge: 4 weeks of fun and giveaways, 4 different themes, 4 chances to win $1000 for travel. But there’s only one way to enter—use the tag #Trovember! Your first challenge is food. Upload your food-themed #Trovember discoveries all this week. Be sure to write a unique description, include the tag #Trovember, and use a precise geo-tag to win $1000 for travel! Check back next week for your next photo challenge and chance to win!

Help answer the eternal question: “What’s there to eat around here?” Join Week 1 of the #Trovember Photo Contest with your food and drink photos to win a $1000 Expedia Travel Prize. From your favorite neighborhood restaurants to exotic flavors discovered on far-flung adventures, show us your delicious discoveries! Your #Trovember food find might feature:

Share your #Trovember food photos & tips by November 10th, 2019. Get a taste of the competition here! Check back next Monday for Week 2’s #Trovember theme!

#Trovember Photo Contest – a photo list by Trover

How to Enter the #Trovember Photo Contest:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features or fits the weekly #Trovember theme. You can upload to Trover.com or the iOS App or Android AppBe sure to upload before the contest ends at 11.59 p.m. PT on 30 November 2019.

2) Write a couple of lines about your discovery. This could be details about the destination or activity, tips on how to find it or what to do there, or any interesting facts or stories about your discovery. Include “#Trovember” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win a $1000 Expedia travel prize! There will be one winner for each theme.

This is a judged contest. Eligible images must be clear, include a unique description about your discovery, and have an accurate and specific geo-tag. You may upload an unlimited number of eligible photos.

This contest is only open to NEW Trover photos. Add yours by November 30th to be considered!


Read contest terms and conditions.

Questions? Talk to us at feedback@trover.com.