Wave Hello to the #BeachBound Winner

Spread out your towel, slather on that sunscreen and sink into beachy bliss at this secret cove in Curaçao. . . then congratulate Bonnie Bareford for her winning #BeachBound discovery! Bonnie’s Trover tip notes this find is a favorite hangout for locals, so you know it’s gotta be good. Can’t you hear the waves lapping at the shore as warm tropical breezes dance in your hair?

Knip Beach, Curacao. #BeachBound Winner

Bonnie shares that Knip Beach is a “beautiful small cove where the locals go.”

Trovers like you delivered a healthy dose of Vitamin Sea with a #BeachBound bounty! You shared over 3000 travel tips & pics of the best in sand & surf. From favorite hangouts to just horsing around, we were blown away by your jaw-dropping wildlife encounterscrystal-covered shores, and what you can find under the boardwalk. There could only be one winner of the #BeachBound Photo Sweepstakes, but keep your eyes on the horizon for your next chance to win!

In the mean time, congratulate Bonnie and soak up this scene of white sands and cerulean seas as the chill vibes wash over you. Thank you to everyone for sharing your hot travel tips and beachy goodness—your discoveries prove that life really is better at the beach!

There’s more to “sea.” Check out the full #BeachBound list. Trove on!

New #BeachBound Photo Sweepstakes

Let’s head to the beach! From colorful cabanas and windswept scenery to unexpected wildlife encounters and impromptu art installations, we’re seeking your #BeachBound discoveries for our latest photo sweepstakes. Share your best photos of sand, surf, and everything in between—you might win $1500 for travel!

Enter the #BeachBound Photo Sweepstakes - Colorful Beach Huts and Waves in Cape Town, South Africa

Got great beach shots like this one by WorldTraveller9389? Share them to win!

Whether you love beach combing for perfectly polished sea glass, paddling out beyond the breakers to shoot the curl, or laying down your towel to soak up the sun, you’ve got the goods to be our next winner! So dig up your bounty of beach photos and share your hot tips & seaside pics on Trover! You could win a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize.

Share your photos between Jan 31st – Feb 13th, 2017. Tag each one #BeachBound to enter into our sweepstakes for a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize. The more you share, the better your chances. Check out the full #BeachBound list for inspiration!

#BeachBound Photo Sweepstakes – a photo list by Trover

How to Enter the #BeachBound Photo Sweepstakes:

1) Upload an original photo of a bodacious beachy discovery or experience. 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 13 February 2017.

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 “#BeachBound” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win the $1500 Expedia voucher!

This is a Sweepstakes. The more eligible photos you upload, the higher your chance of winning!

This sweepstakes is only open to NEW Trover photos. Add yours by February 13th to be considered! 

Read sweepstakes terms and conditions.

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

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

Vote Now for Discovery of the Year

The Discovery of the Year Nominees are IN! Vote for the winner NOW—just the hit the heart on your fav nomination!

Thanks to your amazing discoveries, we’ve traveled to where the elephants roam and experienced magical destinations in our own backyard. You’ve let us explore mysterious labyrinths and walk among the giants. From thundering waterfalls to spectacular light shows, 2016 has been packed with awe-inspiring adventure!

Vote for Trover's Discover of the Year!

Vote for the 2016 Discovery of the Year

We’ve hand-picked the Best of Trover 2016, and we need YOU to make the final pick. Share the love and vote for your favorite to be 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. Whichever Nominee earns the most new thanks by January 17, 2017 will be named Discovery of the Year!

You’ve made 2016 an incredible year at Trover! Thank you so much for sharing your travel stories and tips with us.

We’ll announce the 2016 Discovery of the Year shortly after January 17th. The creator will receive a $750 Expedia Travel Voucher for future travel adventures.

Read Best of 2016 terms and conditions.

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

#WinterWonders Winner Totally Rocks!

We asked for your spectacular #WinterWonders, and you delivered! From the twinkling lights of European Christmas markets to real life reindeer games, we were delighted by wild shots, breathtaking views, and the sparkle of the season.

You shared over 1500 photos from nearly 70 countries, but there could only be one winner of the #WinterWonders sweepstakes. . . Congratulations to Maribel Rubio! Maribel’s awe-inspiring photo from New Mexico was millennia in the making!

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument by Maribel Rubio

A natural wonder of epic proportions, the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument is a photo worthy spectacle all year long! And with a delicate dusting of snow, it’s truly a sight to behold! Congrats to Maribel—her #WinterWonders photo won her a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize! Check out all of Maribel’s awesome photos.

Thank you for sharing your hot travel tips and spectacular wintry finds—your amazing discoveries prove that winter really is the coolest season!

Looking for more frosty fun? See the full collection of #WinterWonders! Stay tuned for more adventurous opportunities and your next chance to win. Trove on!