13 Incredible Spots for a Hot Air Balloon Ride

Hot air balloon rides offer incredible views for passengers, but also make for a beautiful view to spectators on the ground.

Whether you want to see your hometown from a new perspective, explore someplace new, or simply try something different and exciting, there are hundreds of beautiful places to take a hot air balloon ride around the world.

To help get your inspiration flowing, we’ve put together a list of some of the most incredible spots to take a hot air balloon ride. Read on to see our favorites:

1. Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Trover photo by Braden Jarvis

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10 Lavender Fields You Will Love

Every summer in regions all over the world, lavender plants bloom into beautiful and wildly fragrant flowers that are used in baking, soaps, and essential oils. The lavender fields they often grow in make not only for a sensory overload, but also for some really beautiful photos.

Read on for 10 of our favorite lavender fields from around the world:

1. Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque in Gordes, France

Trover photo by Shoba Krishnamurthy

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July 2015 Trover Travel Scholarship Winner

We see a lot of beautiful travel photos here at Trover HQ. And while we love each and every one of our amazing users, there are some who really inspire us to find the “best of everywhere.” To celebrate these Trovers and the beauty they share with our community, we award a $500 Travel Scholarship each month to someone who has rocked our world on Trover recently.

This month, we’re thrilled to award the Trover Travel Scholarship to the very talented William Patino!

William Patino is a professional landscape photographer and traveler living on the South Coast of New South Wales in Australia. His interest in light, water, and mountains is evident in his breathtaking photography, and will inspire you to travel to the edge of the world and beyond.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos with the Trover community, Will! We hope you will continue to explore the world and capture its beauty to share with the rest of us – enjoy the $500!

If you would like to see more of William’s great work, check out his website and be sure to follow him on Trover, Instagram, Google+, 500px, and Facebook!


June 2015 Trover Travel Scholarship Winner


Each month here at Trover, we like to recognize one traveler who has really inspired us to find “the best of everywhere” by sharing their awesome travel photos on Trover. We do this by awarding a $500 Travel Scholarship to help them to continue traveling the world and sharing their incredible discoveries.

Although we love all of our Trovers, we could only pick one to be our June 2015 Travel Scholarship recipient. This month we chose the incredibly talented Mark Fitz!

Mark Fitzpatrick is an Australian travel and ocean photographer who has a true gift for capturing sea life, water sports, beaches, and the beautiful turquoise waters of Queensland, Australia among other tropical destinations. His screensaver-perfect photos of swimming with sea turtles and snorkeling with tropical fish will make you want to pack your bags and jump right in!

Thanks for sharing your incredible photos on Trover, Mark! We hope you will continue exploring the world and sharing your beautiful discoveries on Trover – enjoy the $500!

To see more of Mark’s beautiful photos, be sure to follow him on Trover, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!

Insane Selfie Posse

Trovers from all around the globe are snapping some insanely creative and thrilling selfies in some unique places. There are some that have nerves of steel (Chicago) and keeping warm in an ice blue glacier (New Zealand). Trovers are mastering the art of the selfie all over the world. Check it out.

Nerves of steel on the Sky Deck at Willis Tower, Chicago.


Thrills while sky diving in New York.


Underwater worlds at Milln Reef Queensland, Australia.


Staying warm in the Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand.


Striking a pose at Titar Gangga Water Palace, Abang, Indonesia.


Check out more great Selfies with Substance, with a list from our very own Trover-in-Chief, Jason Karas. Follow Jason and his many adventures and find out about our other dynamic Trovers at Trover.com.