Discovery of the Year 2018!

We asked YOU to decide which of 2018’s dazzling discoveries would be named Trover’s Discovery of the Year. You thanked your favorites and touched the hearts of fellow Trovers, and the final tally is in. .  .

Congratulations to Jay Ngai! Jay’s electric find of Hong Kong’s Tak Hing Street reflects a changing cityscape. Jay takes home a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize and ultimate bragging rights. Time for more Troving, Jay! We can’t wait to see where you head next.

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Trover’s Discovery of the Year 2018. Photo by Jay Ngai of Tak Hing Street, Hong Kong.

The competition was close with so many fantastic discoveries! Honorable Mentions and high fives to Brent Hall for his Valley of Fire freeway in Nevada, to Mike DiRenzo for his sun-streaked slot canyon in Arizona, and to Gerrit Ebert for his magical Milky Way shot from New Mexico.

Photo Collage: Highway in desert, sunlight streaming through slot canyon, and orange tent under milky way.

Honorable Mention to Brent Hall, Mike DiRenzo & Gerrit Ebert.

Thank you to everyone for sharing your travels with the Trover community and showing love to your fellow explorers. From far-flung adventures to local gems, your awe-inspiring finds have lit the way to discovery and made 2018 a wonderful journey. Check out Trover’s Best of 2018 to get inspired, and remember to thank and follow all of the nominees for their amazing discoveries. Keep sharing your unique perspectives and travel stories in 2019—you might snag the next prize!

Best of Trover 2018 – a photo list by Trover

Vote Now for Discovery of the Year

The nominations are IN for Discovery of the Year! Vote NOW for the winner—just hit the heart on your favorite discoveries from the Best of 2018 list!

You’ve made 2018 an incredible year of discovery! Thanks to the experiences you shared, we dreamed beneath the stars, played with fire, high-fived a mountain and opened new doors. And now it’s time for YOU to pick which of 2018’s dazzling discoveries will be named Discovery of the Year.

Vote for the 2018 Discovery of the Year

We’ve hand-picked the Best of Trover 2018, and we need you to make the final decision. 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 December 18, 2018 will be named 2018’s Discovery of the Year!

Thank you so much for sharing your travel stories and tips with us. We’ll announce the 2018 Discovery of the Year after December 18th. The winner will receive a $1500 of Expedia Travel for future adventures.

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#GoodEats Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to WJ Ratcliff for the colorful culinary capture he dished up from Xi’an, China! This lively scene from the city’s Muslim Quarter is the winning entry of our #GoodEats Photo Contest. Congrats, WJ—enjoy your $1500 Expedia travel prize!

WJ Ratcliff‘s winning #GoodEats discovery from Xi’an, China.

Brave the crowds to try the braised sheep hooves and sample the local cuisine for a true taste of Xi’an! You’ll encounter an eye-popping assortment of #GoodEats while exploring the bustling streets brimming with regional specialties. We loved WJ’s engaging shot and the unique insights he served up about this dynamic destination. WJ notes that “the quarter covers several blocks of restaurants in a cafeteria setting, street foods unique to the region, mosques, and a rich and vibrant culture. . . Xi’an is undeniably China’s melting pot of cultures and traditions.”Thank you, WJ, for sharing your #GoodEats photo and insider tip! Be sure to congratulate WJ and follow him on Trover to see more from his adventures.

Thank you to all of the Trover community for sharing your mouthwatering #GoodEats discoveries. We were left drooling at your foodie finds, from the picture-perfect brunch and oh-so-worth-it splurge to fantastic satays and toasty treats. Savor the full list of #GoodEats from around the globe and feed your wanderlust.

December 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 Christian Lorenz!


Meet Christian Lorenz, the travel-addicted criminal defense attorney from Berlin with the passionate wanderlust of a travel blogger! Trekking, hiking & camping with a Nikon D750 in hand and a tin of Tiger Balm to sooth the occasional bug bite, he captures the beauty of awe-inspiring destinations. Christian shares his gorgeous photos and travel knowledge on Trover and on his blog We asked him to tell us about his favorite experiences shared on Trover. Take it away, Christian . . .  Continue reading

#GoodEats Photo Contest

This next photo contest is easy as pie! Give us the scoop on #GoodEats across the globe. From your favorite neighborhood restaurants to exotic flavors discovered on far-flung adventures, show us your gorgeous gastronomic finds. Upload your #GoodEats photos & tips by November 26th. Be sure to write a unique description, include the tag #GoodEats, and use a precise geo-tag to win $1500 for travel!

Share your photos of #GoodEats from around the globe! Photo by Carole Brown.

Help answer the eternal question: “What’s there to eat around here?” You could nab $1500 for travel. Your #GoodEats might feature:

Share your photos & tips about #GoodEats by November 26, 2018. Write details about your discovery and tag each one #GoodEats to enter our contest for a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize. Get a taste here!

Yum! – a photo list by Trover

How to Enter the #GoodEats Photo Contest:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features nature or fits the #GoodEats 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 26 November 2018.

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 “#GoodEats” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win the $1500 Expedia voucher!

This is a judged contest. Eligible images must be clear, include a unique description about your discovery, and have an accurate and specific geo-tag. You may upload an unlimited number of eligible photos.

This contest is only open to NEW Trover photos. Add yours by November 26th to be considered!

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