New Photo Contest – Explore #LikeALocal

You know the sign of a great spot is if it’s popular with the locals! Tell us where to eat, drink, shop, play, explore and more—just #LikeALocal! Share your discoveries with a bit of insider knowledge, from your own hometown and around the world. Write a unique description, include the tag #LikeALocal, and use a precise geo-tag to win a $1500 Expedia travel prize!

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Tell us how to explore #LikeALocal—you could win $1500 for travel!

Help us dig up hidden gems from across the globe! Share your stories of how to explore #LikeALocal. Introduce us to the coolest neighborhoods, regional delicacies, local traditions, and quintessential destination experiences. From food and fun to art and culture, your #LikeALocal discoveries might feature:

Share your local themed photos and tips by July 30, 2018. Write details about your discovery and tag each one #LikeALocal to enter our contest for a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize. Check out the full list for inspiration!

#LikeALocal Photo Contest – a photo list by Trover

How to Enter the #LikeALocal Photo Contest:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features local finds or fits the #LikeALocal 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 30 July 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 “#LikeALocal” 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 July 30th to be considered! 

Read contest terms and conditions.

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#BVSBlue Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Kirsten Quist for capturing this beautiful blue celestial scene! This discovery from New Zealand’s Cape Campbell in this winning entry of our #BVSBlue Photo Contest. Congrats, Kirsten—you’re going to Crete for a photo clinic with Trover Ambassador Brendan van Son!

Kirsten Quist‘s winning #BVSBlue discovery from Cape Campbell, New Zealand.

You’ll have to get up early (or go to bed late) to capture the Milky Way in its luminous wonder. Kirsten shared her experience of snapping this starry night.

After a 2:15AM start, a couple hours of driving through fields of cattle and abandoned sheds, and finally a short walk, I arrived at the private entrance (with permission of course) to Cape Campbell lighthouse. I was awarded with a stunning night sky and a peaceful stargazing experience, only interrupted by a beautiful sunrise.

Thanks, Kirsten! Brendan and the Trover team loved the thoughtful description and dramatic perspective of this travel-worthy find. Follow Kirsten on Trover to see more of her impressive discoveries and find out where she heads next!

Competition was fierce for the coveted spot in Brendan’s photo clinic and we were blown away by the stunning discoveries from the Trover community! Honorable Mentions and high fives to Dalibor Brlek for this colorful solar installation from Croatia, to Tim Durtschi for his instant adrenaline rush from Crater Lake, and to Dennis Skyum for his rail station rainbow from Sweden.

Honorable Mention to Dalibor Brlek, Tim Durtschi & Dennis Skyum

Explore the full list of #BVSBlue discoveries to experience the bounty of beautiful blue hues that paint our world. Follow your fellow Trovers, thank your favorites, and keep sharing your photos & travel tips from the wide blue yonder!

Thank you to everyone for participating and adding to the mosaic of awesome. Follow Trover on FacebookTwitter or Instagram. You might see yourself featured or find out your next chance to trove & win!

15 Sights Not To Miss On Your Road Trip Through Iceland

If you’re a travel junkie, chances are, Iceland is on your bucket list. The incredible island of fire and ice has recently caught the attention of nature lovers from all over the world. At the end of the day, after seeing the multitude of photos of the beautiful Icelandic horses, majestic waterfalls, breathtaking glaciers, intriguing black beaches, stunning fjords, and unique hot springs all over the island, who wouldn’t want to visit this magical country? However, with the immense amount of things to see and do, planning a trip to Iceland can be a bit overwhelming. According to your fellow travelers on Trover, the most efficient way to see all of the iconic sights of Iceland is by car. So, when in Iceland, here are 15 sights not to miss on your road trip around the infamous Ring Road:

1. Hallgrimskirkja

Trover photo by Leo Li

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Exploring Portugal: 14 Stunning Sights

The westernmost country of mainland Europe, Portugal is the continent’s oldest nation-state, having maintained the same borders since 1139. A country as old as it is, Portugal is rich in history and culture, in addition to stunning natural attractions. From buildings decorated in 17th-century tilework to vibrant blue oceans to a 100-year-old urban elevator, this coastal country offers both urban gems and a taste of paradise.

We’ve collected 14 images from across Trover that capture Portugal’s wonderful essence.

1. The Bica Funicular in Lisbon

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July 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 Eccentric Englishman!

Meet Eccentric Englishman, the man in the yellow hat! The Eccentric Englishman (a.k.a. Rob) is a travel photographer and blogger “traveling the world with a glass of wine in one hand and a camera in the other.” Rob shares colorful and whimsical finds from around the globe, shooting on his Nikon D7200 & Samsung S8. And he never leaves home without Fluff Bear—the “International Bear of Mystery”—who has his own passport and flight log. We asked Rob to share a few details about his travel photography and favorite discoveries shared on Trover. Take it away, Eccentric Englishman. . .  Continue reading