#Culture Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Sam Antonio for his dynamic discovery from Arizona! This colorful capture of traditional Native dance from the Heard Museum’s World Championship Hoop Dance Contest is the winning entry of our #Culture Photo Contest. Congratulation, Sam—enjoy your $2000 Expedia travel prize!

Person in traditional Native American dress dancing with hoops.

Sam Antonio’s #Culture discovery from Arizona

Trover Ambassador Oneika had a tough time pouring over so many impressive entries, filled with color, life, and amazing info! Oneika notes that she loves the vibrancy, emotion, descriptive info, and unique cultural phenomenon Sam shared from Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. The museum is “dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art” and hosts the annual Hoop Dance World Championships. Sam shares that “hoop dancing is a long-standing tradition in many Native cultures. Passed down from one generation to the next, hoop dancing communicates individual and tribal stories using hoops to create symbols and depict animals of great meaning in Native communities. The continuous circle of the hoops symbolizes the circle of life and the continual changing of the seasons.” Thank you, Sam, for sharing your spectacular photos and highlighting this beautiful art! Check out more of Sam’s finds and follow him on Trover to see what he discovers next.

Thank you to Oneika for making the tough decision and to all of the Trover community for sharing your extraordinary examples of #Culture! See the full list to discover the mosaic of awesome all around us!

#Perspectives Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to John Clark for this stunning find from the shores of Lake Michigan! The futuristic view from the Milwaukee Art Museum is the winning entry of our #Perspectives Photo Contest. Congrats, John—enjoy your $1500 Expedia travel prize!

John Clark’s winning #Perspectives discovery from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

One of the largest art museums in the United States, the Milwaukee Art Museum welcomes visitors with soaring ceilings and swooping lines designed by Santiago Calatrava. We’re mesmerized by John’s captivating perspective highlighting the grand scale and dynamic design of this gorgeous building. John notes “Inside the Milwaukee Art Museum is the magnificent cathedral-like space of Windhover Hall, with a vaulted 90-foot-high glass ceiling that overlooks the harbor entrance and Lake Michigan. Awash in white with marble flooring, this open area serves as the gateway to the Museum.” Thank you, John, for sharing this impressive architecture and your travel perspectives! Check out more of John’s finds and follow him on Trover to see where he heads next.

Thank you to all of the Trover community for sharing the world through your eyes! From dizzying details to magical mountain views, we love seeing your fresh #Perspectives. Explore the full list for more eye-opening discoveries!

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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10 Best Museums in NYC

There’s a lot to see in New York City, including an impressive array of museums covering everything from Medieval European art to sex to skyscrapers. One estimate places the number at nearly 100 museums between all 5 boroughs.

If you’re worried about fitting all 100 museums into your visit to New York, don’t fret: we’ve assembled a list of the 10 Best Museums in NYC, great for tourists and locals alike. Read on to see which spots you should be sure to see:

1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan

Trover photo by Michael Downey

 

2. The Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan

Trover photo by gavvykins

 

3. The Brooklyn Museum in Brooklyn

Trover photo by Typho Matthews

 

4. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in Manhattan

Trover photo by Maegan Mcdowell

 

5. The American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan

 

6. The Museum of Sex (MoSEX) in Manhattan

Trover photo by Matthew Witkovsky

 

7. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan

Trover photo by Vagrants Of The World

 

8. The Cloisters in Washington Heights

Trover photo by Brian V. Rowe

 

9. The New Museum of Contemporary Art in Manhattan

Trover photo by Scuba Mami

 

10. Museum of the City of New York in Manhattan

Trover photo by urban adventures

 

If that’s not enough awesome museum inspiration for your visit to New York, check out the full list of the Best Museums in NYC here, and don’t forget to share your own museum discoveries on Trover this summer!

 

Top 10 International Street Art Cities

In the mood for a cross-continental trip to discover your favorite street art city?

We’ve put together a guide for street art around the world to help you do just that! Mind you, this guide is by real travelers just like you.

Here are 10 Cities with Incredible Street Art that will make you want to travel:

1. Melbourne, Australia

Check out Hosier Lane in Melbourne                                                                    Photo by: Adventurous Kate

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