New #Patterns Photo Sweepstakes

From the rhythms of nature to manmade marvels, patterns abound all around us. For our latest photo sweepstakes, we’re seeking your #Patterns inspired travel discoveries! Share your best photos and tips of dizzying designs, mysterious multitudes, parallel perfection and everything in between. Show & tell us about your #Patterns finds for your chance to win $1500 for travel!

Share your #Patterns photos & travel tips for a chance to win. Photo by hippokathy88.

Are you mesmerized by the geometry of modern architecture or transfixed by tessellated salt flats? Have you seen the azulejo of Andalucia or Turkey’s stunning tilework, strolled the ornate esplanade of Ipanema, or experienced sublime Persian symmetry? We want to see it! Add your #Patterns pics and tips to the mosaic of awesome today—you could win $1500 for travel!

Upload your photos by Jun 27, 2017. Tag each one #Patterns to enter into our sweepstakes for a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize. The more your share, the better your chances. Check out the full list of #Patterns photos for inspiration!

#Patterns Photo Sweepstakes – a photo list by Trover

How to Enter the #Patterns Photo Sweepstakes:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features an activity or visual that fits the pattern theme. You can upload to or the iOS App or Android AppBe sure to upload before the contest ends at 11.59 p.m. PT on 27 June 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 “#Patterns” 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 June 27th to be considered! 

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5 Outdoor Theater Experiences to Add to Your Bucket List

Who said great theater needs to be enjoyed in stuffy old buildings? These outdoor theater destinations bring the stage outside for a truly unforgettable arts experience.

Whether listening to Puccini under the stars in Italy or watching Shakespeare on the dramatic English coast, these venues are bucket list must-haves for any theater lover:

1. The Minack Theatre in Porthcurno, England

Trover photo by Susana Nobre

2. The Epidaurus Theatre in Epidavros, Greece

Trover photo by Michael Turtle

3. Festspielhaus Bregenz in Bregenz, Austria

Trover photo by Jw

4. “Impression” West Lake Show in Hangzhou, China

5. Arena di Verona in Verona, Italy

Trover photo by Kristin Rust

Looking for more fresh and fun entertainment venues to add to your list? Check out some of our favorite destinations here, and don’t forget to share your own arts discoveries on Trover!

June 2017 Trover Travel Scholarship

We are inspired every day by the beautiful discoveries you share with us. To honor the vibrancy and value that each of you bring 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 Earth Trekkers!

Who are Earth Trekkers? They’re Tim, Julie, Tyler & Kara, a family of four who spent 13 months traveling the world, and now balance lives packed with work & school while traveling whenever possible to “explore every nook and cranny of this awesome planet.” Some of their recent travels include Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and the American Southwest. Whew! Sounds amazing!

Earth Trekkers Tim, Julie, Tyler & Kara

Earth Trekkers Tim, Julie, Tyler & Kara.

Where to next for this fantastic fam? Austin, Boston, and California road trippin’! Then on to Italy for super human feats of strength as Julie competes in Iron Man Italy. Wow—world traveler, mother and triathlete? Go Julie! Be sure to follow Earth Trekkers on Trover to see more from their globetrotting family adventures.

Image collage of Norway, Scotland and Cambodia

A few of Earth Trekkers favorite photos from their travels symbolizing who they are and what they promote: family adventure travel. (Left to right: Norway, Scotland & Cambodia)

Earth Trekkers remind us to “Just go!! It’s an experience you’ll never regret.” Find inspiration & tips for your own round-the-world adventure on the EarthTrekkers blog. You can also catch them on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos & travel stories with the Trover community, Earth Trekkers! We can’t wait to see more of your adventures. Enjoy the $500 for travel!


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#SpringFun Sweepstakes Winner

When spring rolls around to Ohio’s Franklin Park Conservatory, the work of planting a hundred thousand tulips pays off with a gorgeous explosion of color! And this blooming beauty from throwingsofas is the lucky winner of the #SpringFun Photo Sweepstakes, earning ’em a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize. Congrats, throwingsofas!

Tulips in Bloom

Throwingsofas notes that “spring hits and the tulips come to life at the Franklin Park Conservatory!”

From the eye-popping hues of California’s super bloom and the rich color combos of Holland’s flower fields to canyon hikes and a whale of a good time, your bountiful blossoms and festive finds have planted bright ideas for fun and exploration throughout the Trover community! Explore the full list to find your favorite tips and inspiration for spring fun, and be sure to hit a few hearts to show your fellow Trovers some love.

Thank you to everyone who shared your discoveries and congratulations to throwingsofas for this floral find! Follow throwingsofas on Trover to keep up with this Buckeye State adventurer. And be sure to follow Trover on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to stay in the know and find out your next chance to Trove & Win!


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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