June 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 RV Outlawz!

Laurels with Scholar Name - RV Outlawz

Meet Veronica & Denny, the digital nomads and explorers at work as the RV Outlawz! This pair of intrepid travelers took their life and home on the road to explore all year round. Veronica & Denny shared details about their RV outlaw lifestyle and a few of their favorite gems discovered along the way. Strap in for this cross-country adventure! Take it away, Outlawz. . . Continue reading

#BeachTips Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Lillian Cano for her beautiful #BeachTips discovery, a memorable find of the century-old Peter Iredale shipwreck! This contrasting capture of soft sunrise colors and weathered iron on the shores of Oregon is the winning entry of our #BeachTips Photo Contest. Congrats, Lillian—enjoy your $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Rusted ship ribs on the beach against a colorful sunrise

Lillian Cano’s winning #BeachTips discovery from Clatsop County, Oregon.

The resting place of the Peter Iredale can be found at Fort Stevens State Park on the Oregon coast. Lillian offers a great photo tip and historic insight for her winning #BeachTips contribution. “Get there at sunrise and you’ll be treated to a magical and mysterious color show! The sailing vessel ran ashore in 1906. The rough sea makes the beach unsafe for swimming, but it’s a fabulous spot for a long walk. Or go at sunset with a glass of wine and repeat Captain Lawrence’s last toast to the ship: ‘May God bless you, and may your bones bleach in the sands.’ Cheers!”

Cheers to you, Lillian! We can’t wait to see your next spectacular find! Be sure to follow Lillian on Trover to see all of her dreamy discoveries. Thanks to everyone for your awesome #BeachTips. Like this rooftop beach! And this hidden paradise! Explore the complete list of #BeachTips to find your next adventure of sand and surf!

A special thank you to our friend and traveler extraordinaire Aileen Adalid for selecting the winning discovery of the #BeachTips Photo Contest—with so many spectacular discoveries, it’s no easy feat! Thank you, Aileen. Find Aileen on Trover and check out her blog I Am Aileen.

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The Golden State: 12 California Park Discoveries

National parks and state parks and local parks, oh my! The state of California is chock-full of diverse and wonderous protected lands, from the towering canyons and valleys of Yosemite National Park to stretches of warm and sandy coastlines.

Whether you’re planning a summer road trip down the West Coast, in search of an interesting place to camp, or just perusing, we’ve assembled some of the best Trover discoveries that capture the beauty of California’s many parks.

1. Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County

Photo by Sam Wibowo

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Northern Lights: 13 Dazzling Norway Discoveries

Known for its expansive mountainous landscapes, oil exports, and being a leader in the Winter Olympic Games, the Kingdom of Norway is also a pioneer in organizational office supplies, as it gave the world the paperclip in the early 20th century! Paperclip claim aside, the country of Norway is filled with stunning natural scenery, charming fishing villages, and the entrancing northern lights, or aurora borealis. To celebrate these Norwegian wonders, we’ve assembled stunning Scandinavian sights from across the Kingdom of Norway.

1. Parkplatz, Nordland Fylke

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11 Unusual Museums Around the World

The Lourve, the Met, the Uffizi Gallery – all iconic destinations that are must-sees in each of their respective cities. But what about the Instant Ramen museum in Ikeda, Japan? Or the pinball museum in Seattle, Washington? Despite maybe not having as much historical significance, these museums are sure to provide a fun way to spend an hour or two in any travel venture. Take a look at the ones we found for you here:

1. Cow Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Cow Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Photo by Emma King

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