The Sublime #StunningStructures Winner

Take a deep breath, soak in the serene scene and contemplate the beauty of this divine find from Bali. Then congratulate AdventureJ, the lucky winner of a $1500 Expedia travel prize for her #StunningStructures discovery from Indonesia! The lakeside temple of Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is an iconic image of Bali and a unique sight to behold. AdventureJ notes the surrounding grounds make for enjoyable exploration while offering relief from Bali’s heat and humidity. Looks like pure bliss to us!

Bali Temple by AdventureJ

AdventureJ describes this temple “set in the mountains beside a beautiful lake…” as truly unique.

Your gorgeous photos and in-depth travel tips for the #StunningStructures Photo Sweepstakes were, well. . . stunning! With over 3500 photos & descriptions from 125 countries, you’ve raised the bar and built an astounding collection of gravity-defying dwellings, architectural featssimple beauty, and fresh perspectives.

Congratulations to our lucky winner! Follow AdventureJ to see where adventure takes her next.  Thank you to everyone who shared your #StunningStructures with the Trover community. From ancient wonders to modern marvels, your photos & tips contribute to the mosaic of awesome.

Be sure to check out the full list of #StunningStructures, give some love to your favorites and find new fellow Trovers to follow! Trove on!

New #StunningStructures Photo Sweepstakes

Show off your keen eye for architecture in our next photo contest! We’re seeking your photos of #StunningStructures—dig deep into your camera roll and upload your favorite architectural finds. Share your insights and photos of #StunningStructures for your chance to win a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize!

#StunningStructures - Building Architecture

Sip your coffee in a giant teapot or gas up at an actual shell station? Have you witnessed the extraordinary geometry of Egyptian monuments or the construction prowess of the Incan Empire? From marvelous minarets of Istanbul to heavenly forms of Japanese temples, we want to see your architectural discoveries! Upload your snaps of towering sky scrapers and dancing domiciles—be sure to elevate your discovery with an insider travel tip for the Trover community. Share now for a chance to win $1500 for travel!


Share your photos between Feb 23 – Mar 8, 2017. Tag each one #StunningStructures 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 #StunningStructures for inspiration!

#StunningStructures Photo Sweepstakes – a photo list by Trover

How to Enter the #StunningStructures Photo Sweepstakes:

1) Upload an original photo of an intriguing architectural 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 8 March 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 “#StunningStructures” 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 March 8th to be considered! 

Read sweepstakes terms and conditions.

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

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