We are inspired every day by the beautiful discoveries you share with us. To honor the vibrancy and value that each of you brings to Trover, we created the $500 Trover Travel Scholarship. Each month, we award it to one traveler who has particularly inspired us with their photos and stories.
This month, we’re thrilled to award the Trover Travel Scholarship to Donny Campos!
Meet Donny Campos! Originally from Costa Rica and now settled in Massachusetts, this globetrotting civil engineer discovered his love of exploration while traveling for work. With his Nikon Z6 in hand, Donny loves photographing dramatic landscapes. He recommends thorough research, traveling light, and waking up early for the best travel experience. We asked him to tell us about his favorite destinations so far. Take it away, Donny . . .
Torres del Paine
This wind-whipped huge national park has an aura of remote romance that attracts travelers wishing for beauty and adventure. With icy glaciers that plunge into emerald lakes, wild fjords that snake through hardwood forests and dramatic peaks that ascend into swirling clouds, Torres del Paine is Patagonia at its best.
This region of the United States is one of the more diverse, interesting and picturesque corners with regards to history, landscapes and culture. I went there on a photography tour last May and visited Bryce NP, Canyonlands NP, Monument Valley and, of course, the Grand Canyon. The experience cannot be fully expressed in words or pictures but only enjoyed in person.
Full of captivating and romantic cities, like Porto, Coimbra and Lisbon, medieval castles, little cobblestone villages, like Sintra, and fantastic food (the wine selection is just too good to be true), Portugal is one of my favorite European countries. I went there for my honeymoon and I could not be happier, and my wife agrees 100%.
Follow Donny Campos on Trover to see what he’ll discover in search of “ancient culture, romantic sunsets, and marvelous nature” on his upcoming adventure to the idyllic islands of Greece. You can also catch Donny on Instagram and 500px. Thank you, Donny, for sharing your passion for travel and photography with the Trover community! We can’t wait to see your next adventure. Enjoy the $500 for travel!