May 2018 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 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 A World of Backpacking!

Laurels with Scholar Name - A World of Backpacking

Woman SmilingMeet Tine, the passionate traveler behind A World of Backpacking! This Danish biologist and travel blogger is the founder of the Danish Travel Bloggers network and recently defended her master’s thesis in Animal Physiology. Congratulations, Tine!

Tine started her first solo backpacking trip seven years ago. Traveling for both studies abroad and her own adventures, Tine has racked up visits to more than 35 countries on 6 continents. She loves to get into nature, trek, see wildlife, and camp, adding “I appreciate a hot shower when I get home, as well.” We love the colorful captures and off-the-beaten-path travel tips that A World of Backpacking contributes to the Trover community. We asked her to share a few notes about her travels and favorite discoveries she’s shared on Trover. Take it away, Tine. . . Continue reading

#Details Photo Sweepstakes Winner

Congratulations to Jason Levine for capturing the spectacular #Details of Tokyo Station. This impressive architecture from Japan’s transit hub is the winning entry of our #Details Photo Sweepstakes. Congrats, Jason—enjoy your $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Octagonal ceiling with eagle, flower and sword detail.

Jason Levine‘s winning #Details discovery from Tokyo, Japan.

Don’t forget to look up for amazing sights and architectural wonders just overhead! Jason notes Tokyo Station’s Marunouchi building “dates back to 1914. The building was destroyed in World War 2 but has been restored to its original glory. . . Enter through the North or South gates to view the rotundas.” Thanks, Jason! Be sure to follow Jason Levine on Trover to learn more details about Japan and his next destination!

Explore the full list of #Details discoveries to find out who guards the palace doors, what words can’t describe, and where the night sky shines all day long. Follow your fellow Trovers and thank your favorite discoveries. Thank you to everyone for sharing your dazzling details!

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15 Must-See Australian Sights

Australia may be home to the ten most dangerous snakes, but surely an island with over 10,000 beaches and more kangaroos than humans deserves further consideration. A country/continent known for its natural wonders and bustling urban centers, Australia is a traveler’s dream, home to iconic architecture, vibrant marine life and plenty of outdoor adventures.

We’ve assembled 15 must-see Australian discoveries found on Trover in hopes of inspiring both your travel envy and sense of adventure. Enjoy your time Down Under.

1. Hanging Rock in Bell, Australia

Photo by zcesty

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Bird Nerds: 14 Feathered Friends From Around the World

With over 10,000 species around the globe, birds come in almost every size, shape, speed and color imaginable— from ostriches nearly 9 feet tall to hummingbirds just 2 inches long. Given the diversity of bird species, it’s no surprise that avid travelers discover the beautiful variety of feathered creatures wherever they go.

To celebrate the number of amazing bird discoveries on Trover, we’ve collected 14 favorite shots of our flying (and flightless) friends.

1. A black swan in the Zoo Basel, Switzerland

Photo by YuriFineart

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9 Unique Views of the Eiffel Tower

Whether you’re brave enough to trek to the top or would prefer to stay firmly grounded, a trip to Paris requires at least one photograph of the Eiffel Tower. From the top, from underneath, or from a distance, this famous piece of French architecture is a staple of the Parisian skyline.

Built for the 1889 Paris Exposition (Exposition Universelle),  the Eiffel Tower was not meant to be permanent. Before its planned demolition in 1909, the tower proved useful for radio communications and meteorological observations.

In honor of the nearly 130-year-old monument, we’ve collected nine Trover discoveries that show unique views of the Eiffel Tower.

1. On a foggy Paris day

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