Breweries: 9 Outstanding Brewpubs

Beer is recognized as one of the world’s oldest beverages. Starting with the cultivation of cereals, breweries and beer have been part of the world’s cultures and social gatherings for thousands of years. In fact, rules for brewing beer are part of the 2000 year old Babylonian Code of Hammurabi: one of the oldest written set of laws ever discovered. Today, the world’s oldest operating brewery is the Weihenstephan Abbey in Bavaria, run by Benedictine monks since 720.

To celebrate this important part of the human experience, we at Trover have selected a few choice spots in the United States for you to celebrate. Each brewery has a unique approach that highlights the rich cultural heritage and delicious tastes of craft beer. Take a look at the below brewpubs that are located from Tampa to Tempe. Bottoms up!

1. Goose Island, Chicago, IL

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Photo by Barney Harford.

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15 Best Fall Road Trips in the U.S.

Fall is the perfect time for a road trip. Not only do fall road trips offer relief from the heat and tourists of summer, but in many places they offer a breathtaking look at the foliage of changing seasons, just before the cold of winter sets in.

If you like crisp air, colorful fall leaves, and driving on scenic routes past mountains, forests, rivers and farms, you will love this list of the 15 Best Fall Road Trips in the U.S.:

1. See the famous Aspen groves in Telluride, Colorado

Aspens in Telluride, Colorado

Trover photo by Peyton Hale

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12 Cheap Honeymoon Ideas That Don’t Feel Cheap

Weddings are expensive. But that shouldn’t mean you have to have skimp on the Honeymoon just to save a few bucks. It also shouldn’t mean you have to go into debt just to have a relaxing vacation with your new partner.

Thankfully, there are tons of great cheap honeymoon ideas that will save you money without feeling cheap. From overlooked tropical destinations to hidden getaways in your own backyard, there are hundreds of amazing alternatives to the big-ticket Honeymoon spots. To help get you started with the planning, we’ve picked 12 of our favorite Cheap Honeymoon Ideas That Don’t Feel Cheap:

1. Jamaica

Jamaica Honeymoon

Trover photo by Jennifer Hott-Greenway

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7 Desert Getaways You Need Right Now

The summer is winding down and back to school is almost here. Why not take a lasts minute trip to the desert for a final hot blast of summer? Each of our Western destinations offers hiking, beautiful vistas, and views for miles. Grab your hiking shoes and plenty of water and enjoy a final hike through some of the best the Western US has to offer travelers.

Palm Springs, CA

Surrounded by beautiful desert landscape, you can hike or bike during the morning and take a mid-century modern architecture tour in the afternoon.

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Photo by Paige Spee.

Borrego Springs, CA

Named for the herds of big horn sheep that wander the Anzo-Borrego State Park, the largest of California’s state parks offers golf, tennis, and horseback riding.

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Photo by Off The Beaten Track.

Superior, AZ

The Boyce Thompson State Park offers hiking trails and a large collection of plants, flowers, and trees.

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Photo by Tim Brewer.

Moab, UT

Visit Arches National Park for the world’s biggest collection of natural stone openings. Next visit Canyonlands National Park located on top of a 1000 ft mesa for incredible views of canyons for thousands of miles.

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Photo by Steve Hirsch.

Tucson, AZ

Head to Sabino Canyon for lots of hiking trails and the cooling waterfalls near Sabino Creek.

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Photo by Cara Mason Rea.

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Hike a mile down into the canyon or hire a helicopter to get a more vertical view of one of the most popular tourist sites in the US.

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Photo by Carson Tilley.

Joshua Tree State Park, CA

Rock climbing, hiking and scrambling are all popular in this California favorite.

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Photo by Tales from the Mutiny.

Find more gorgeous desert options here. Also be sure to check out our beautiful stargazing options here. And as always, find more at Trover.com.

10 Things To Do in Phoenix

Trover photo by  Rick Biertempfel

Trover photo by Rick Biertempfel

Maybe you’re traveling to Phoenix for a special event this weekend, maybe you’re a local who needs to be inspired to explore, maybe you’re planning a new, exciting trip for the future.

Whatever your motive is for visiting “The Valley of the Sun,” we’ve got some cool suggestions of places you should hit up!

Here’s our list of 10 things you shouldn’t skip if you happen to find yourself in Phoenix:

1. Heard Museum

Trover photo by Beth Hughes

Trover photo by Beth Hughes

Heard Museum was established in 1929 and has an awesome vision–to accurately and sensitively portray U.S. Native arts and cultures. Known for its award-winning exhibits and its dedication to telling the stories of American Indians, this museum will give you a special cultural and educational experience you won’t get in many other places.

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