#LikeALocal Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Alison Houghton for her breathtaking #LikeALocal discovery, a serene California vista of the Point Vicente Lighthouse! This sunset scene from the California coast is the winning entry of our #LikeALocal Photo Contest. Congrats, Alison—enjoy your $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Oceanside cliffs and lighthouse at sunset

Alison Houghton’s Discovery from Los Angeles County, California

Alison shares unique details about her #LikeALocal contribution. “Not far from here is the gorgeous Terranea resort where in summer there are concerts on the lawns and all year restaurants on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Behind me is the whale watching site where volunteers come to count whales as the journey up and down the coast. It is a wonderful local spot and a bit off the beaten track.”

Thank you, Alison, for sharing your beautiful find and compelling details! We can’t wait to see where you head next! Follow Alison on Trover to see all of her colorful captures from around the globe. Thank you to all of Trovers out there for sharing all of your unique ways to explore #LikeALocal. Like this hidden valley  and this secluded waterfall. Learn all the ways to explore #LikeALocal and find your next must-try travel tip.

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New Photo Contest – Explore #LikeALocal

You know the sign of a great spot is if it’s popular with the locals! Tell us where to eat, drink, shop, play, explore and more—just #LikeALocal! Share your discoveries with a bit of insider knowledge, from your own hometown and around the world. Write a unique description, include the tag #LikeALocal, and use a precise geo-tag to win a $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Small open-air ferry boat with skyline in background.

Tell us how to explore #LikeALocal—you could win $1500 for travel!

Help us dig up hidden gems from across the globe! Share your stories of how to explore #LikeALocal. Introduce us to the coolest neighborhoods, regional delicacies, local traditions, and quintessential destination experiences. From food and fun to art and culture, your #LikeALocal discoveries might feature:

Share your local themed photos and tips by July 30, 2018. Write details about your discovery and tag each one #LikeALocal to enter our contest for a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize. Check out the full list for inspiration!

#LikeALocal Photo Contest – a photo list by Trover


How to Enter the #LikeALocal Photo Contest:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features local finds or fits the #LikeALocal 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 July 2018.

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 “#LikeALocal” in the description field.

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

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 July 30th to be considered! 

Read contest terms and conditions.

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

#BVSBlue Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Kirsten Quist for capturing this beautiful blue celestial scene! This discovery from New Zealand’s Cape Campbell in this winning entry of our #BVSBlue Photo Contest. Congrats, Kirsten—you’re going to Crete for a photo clinic with Trover Ambassador Brendan van Son!

Kirsten Quist‘s winning #BVSBlue discovery from Cape Campbell, New Zealand.

You’ll have to get up early (or go to bed late) to capture the Milky Way in its luminous wonder. Kirsten shared her experience of snapping this starry night.

After a 2:15AM start, a couple hours of driving through fields of cattle and abandoned sheds, and finally a short walk, I arrived at the private entrance (with permission of course) to Cape Campbell lighthouse. I was awarded with a stunning night sky and a peaceful stargazing experience, only interrupted by a beautiful sunrise.

Thanks, Kirsten! Brendan and the Trover team loved the thoughtful description and dramatic perspective of this travel-worthy find. Follow Kirsten on Trover to see more of her impressive discoveries and find out where she heads next!

Competition was fierce for the coveted spot in Brendan’s photo clinic and we were blown away by the stunning discoveries from the Trover community! Honorable Mentions and high fives to Dalibor Brlek for this colorful solar installation from Croatia, to Tim Durtschi for his instant adrenaline rush from Crater Lake, and to Dennis Skyum for his rail station rainbow from Sweden.

Honorable Mention to Dalibor Brlek, Tim Durtschi & Dennis Skyum

Explore the full list of #BVSBlue discoveries to experience the bounty of beautiful blue hues that paint our world. Follow your fellow Trovers, thank your favorites, and keep sharing your photos & travel tips from the wide blue yonder!

Thank you to everyone for participating and adding to the mosaic of awesome. Follow Trover on FacebookTwitter or Instagram. You might see yourself featured or find out your next chance to trove & win!

#BVSBlue Photo Contest — Win a Trip to Crete

Blue paints our world in vibrant shades, from infinite skies and expansive seas to distant mountains and glacial ice. Share YOUR blue travel finds to join the #BVSBlue Photo Contest. You might win a photography trip to the Mediterranean island of Crete, Greece for a photo workshop with Trover Ambassador Brendan van Son! Show us your new discoveries featuring the color blue and use the tag #BVSBlue to enter.

Glacial sea ice floating in placid water on sunny day

Share your blue discoveries with the tag #BVSBlue for your chance to win a Crete Photo Trip with Brendan van Son!

Have you captured the cerulean cityscape of India’s Blue City or explored the ultramarine maze of Morocco? Snapped crystal blue sea ice against a backdrop of magnificent azure skies? Dig deep into your camera roll for your bold blue discoveries and share them with Trover! The winner will spend 4 days in Crete, Greece (Sept 21 – 24, 2018) to join a photography clinic hosted by Trover ambassador Brendan van Son! Plus, Trover will cover your flights and hotel (up to $3,000). Share your favorite finds from the wild blue yonder for a chance to hone your photography skills surrounded by the warm seas of the Mediterranean. The final winner will be picked by Brendan!

Upload your photos by June 26, 2018. Tag each one #BVSBlue to enter into our contest for a trip to Crete & Brendan van Son Photo Clinic. The more you share, the better your chances. Check out the full list of #BVSBlue photos for inspiration!

#BVSBlue Photo Contest – a photo list by Trover

How to Enter the #BVSBlue Photo Contest:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features the color blue or fits the #BVSBlue 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 26 June 2018.

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 “#BVSBlue” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win a 4 Day Photo Workshop (September 21 – September 24) on Crete with Brendan Van Son and travel expenses (value up to $3,000)!

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 June 26th to be considered! 

Read contest terms and conditions.

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

#BeachTips Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Lillian Cano for her beautiful #BeachTips discovery, a memorable find of the century-old Peter Iredale shipwreck! This contrasting capture of soft sunrise colors and weathered iron on the shores of Oregon is the winning entry of our #BeachTips Photo Contest. Congrats, Lillian—enjoy your $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Rusted ship ribs on the beach against a colorful sunrise

Lillian Cano’s winning #BeachTips discovery from Clatsop County, Oregon.

The resting place of the Peter Iredale can be found at Fort Stevens State Park on the Oregon coast. Lillian offers a great photo tip and historic insight for her winning #BeachTips contribution. “Get there at sunrise and you’ll be treated to a magical and mysterious color show! The sailing vessel ran ashore in 1906. The rough sea makes the beach unsafe for swimming, but it’s a fabulous spot for a long walk. Or go at sunset with a glass of wine and repeat Captain Lawrence’s last toast to the ship: ‘May God bless you, and may your bones bleach in the sands.’ Cheers!”

Cheers to you, Lillian! We can’t wait to see your next spectacular find! Be sure to follow Lillian on Trover to see all of her dreamy discoveries. Thanks to everyone for your awesome #BeachTips. Like this rooftop beach! And this hidden paradise! Explore the complete list of #BeachTips to find your next adventure of sand and surf!

A special thank you to our friend and traveler extraordinaire Aileen Adalid for selecting the winning discovery of the #BeachTips Photo Contest—with so many spectacular discoveries, it’s no easy feat! Thank you, Aileen. Find Aileen on Trover and check out her blog I Am Aileen.

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