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

Vote Now for Discovery of the Year

The Discovery of the Year Nominees are IN! Vote for the winner NOW—just the hit the heart on your fav nomination!

Thanks to your amazing discoveries, we’ve traveled to where the elephants roam and experienced magical destinations in our own backyard. You’ve let us explore mysterious labyrinths and walk among the giants. From thundering waterfalls to spectacular light shows, 2016 has been packed with awe-inspiring adventure!

Vote for Trover's Discover of the Year!

Vote for the 2016 Discovery of the Year

We’ve hand-picked the Best of Trover 2016, and we need YOU to make the final pick. Share the love and vote for your favorite to be Discovery of the Year!

How to Vote: 

  1. Review the list of Nominees now.
  2. Press the heart button to vote for your favorite(s).
  3. Whichever Nominee earns the most new thanks by January 17, 2017 will be named Discovery of the Year!

You’ve made 2016 an incredible year at Trover! Thank you so much for sharing your travel stories and tips with us.

We’ll announce the 2016 Discovery of the Year shortly after January 17th. The creator will receive a $750 Expedia Travel Voucher for future travel adventures.

Read Best of 2016 terms and conditions.

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#WinterWonders Winner Totally Rocks!

We asked for your spectacular #WinterWonders, and you delivered! From the twinkling lights of European Christmas markets to real life reindeer games, we were delighted by wild shots, breathtaking views, and the sparkle of the season.

You shared over 1500 photos from nearly 70 countries, but there could only be one winner of the #WinterWonders sweepstakes. . . Congratulations to Maribel Rubio! Maribel’s awe-inspiring photo from New Mexico was millennia in the making!

Rio Grande del Norte National Monument by Maribel Rubio

A natural wonder of epic proportions, the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument is a photo worthy spectacle all year long! And with a delicate dusting of snow, it’s truly a sight to behold! Congrats to Maribel—her #WinterWonders photo won her a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize! Check out all of Maribel’s awesome photos.

Thank you for sharing your hot travel tips and spectacular wintry finds—your amazing discoveries prove that winter really is the coolest season!

Looking for more frosty fun? See the full collection of #WinterWonders! Stay tuned for more adventurous opportunities and your next chance to win. Trove on!

Win $1500 for Travel — Share Photos of Your Favorite #WinterWonders

The days are getting shorter at Trover HQ and tis’ the season for sharing. . . your amazing photos of the coolest season! So take a winter stroll through your camera roll and share your #WinterWonders in our latest photo sweepstakes.

Win a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize! Post Your #WinterWonders to Trover
We’re seeking your best winter finds—from breathtaking views of sparkling snowscapes to cozy cabin getaways and the coolest joints for sipping hot cider—show us your favorite spots for frosty fun! Share your #WinterWonders with the Trover community to win a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize. This is a photo sweepstakes, so every new pic you upload is a new chance to win! How cool is that?

Share your photos between Dec 20, 2016 – Jan 5, 2017. Tag each one #WinterWonders 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 #WinterWonders for inspiration!

Frosty Fun – Upload Your Photo to WIN 

How to Enter the #WinterWonders Photo Sweepstakes:

1) Upload an original photo of a fabulous wintry discovery or experience. 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 5 January 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 “#WinterWonders” 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 January 5 to be considered! 

Read sweepstakes terms and conditionsExpedia voucher terms and conditions (US),  Expedia voucher terms and conditions (UK), and Expedia voucher terms and conditions (CA).

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Feast Your Eyes on the #FoodieFinds Winner

What would France be without champagne? Germany without schnitzel? Or Spain without jamón? A lot less delicious, that’s for sure. So explore your savory side, go “full boar,” and give a big congratulations to The Wandering Wife, our lucky winner of the #FoodieFinds Photo Sweepstakes! Check out her mouthwatering photo from Toledo, Spain!

Jamon Iberica | The Wandering Wife | Spain

The Wandering Wife’s winning entry for the #FoodieFinds photo sweepstakes.

This delectable jamón Ibérica (Iberian ham) is a feast for the eyes and won Cindy a $1500 Expedia Travel Voucher! Congrats to Cindy, aka The Wandering Wife! Thank you to everyone for sharing your adventurous eats, sweet treats, savory snacks, and delish desserts.

Hungry for more? Check out all of the enticing #FoodieFinds. Stay tuned for more adventurous opportunities and your next chance to win. Trove on!