Get On Island Time

Islands live in our dreams and myths. They represent a place to leave your worries, cares, and in some cases, your whole identity behind. We here at Trover have ventured into the seven seas to find you the most beautiful islands to visit and find out the real meaning of island time.

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

With sugar sand beaches in Grace Bay and craggy Chalk Sound, there are endless opportunities to snorkel, scuba, sail, and paddle board on this exceptionally beautiful island.

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Photo by Rebecca Pattee.

Maui, Hawaii

In addition to some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world, you can play hide and seek in a bamboo forest or drive the road to Hana with towns that still run on old fashioned Hawaiian time.

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Photo by Waterlogged Travels.

Roatán, Honduras

This tropical paradise offers diving in the second largest coral reef in the world along with land adventures such as horseback riding on the beach.

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Photo by Krassi Hristova.

Santorini, Greece

The iconic images of Santorini’s white washed houses set on cliffs high above volcanic ash beaches promise relaxation. Wander the beaches, stroll through charming Greek villages, and learn about the history of Greece through archeology sites..

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Photo by Joey Tristan.

Ko Tao, Thailand

Less developed than Ko Samui, Ko Tao is popular with 20-something backpackers.

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Photo by Serendipity Tess.

Madeira, Portugal

Hike above the clouds in the morning on one of the many great hiking trails and enjoy a glass of the sweet wine in the afternoon.

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Photo by Phototravel360.

Bali, Indonesia

Pristine beaches, amazing scuba diving, and a rich cultural heritage make Bali a fantastic island to explore.

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Photo by Jewelzee.

Mauritius

This luxury travel destination was once home to the humble Dodo bird, now extinct.

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Photo by Christy Woodrow.

Bora Bora

Part of French Polynesia, this beautiful island with flourishing coral reefs and beautiful beaches also offers world class French cuisine.

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Photo by Herbert Nikus.

Fernando di Noronha, Brazil

A UNESCO World Heritage site due to its unique environment, this island located 220 miles off of the coast of Brazil offers amazing flora and fauna to a select few.

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Photo by Claudia Macambira.

Looking for more castaway destinations? Take a look here. Find more amazing destinations on Trover.com.

Best Budget Destinations for You and Your Wallet

With these long days of summer, you have plenty of time to daydream at your desk about your next big trip. The good news is that the next big trip does not have to cost you a mint. There are lots of destinations that provide a world class travel experience on  a realistic budget. We here at Trover have dug deep to find you the best budget travel destinations for 2015.

Milan

This Italian city is not just for fashionistas. Save some Euros and head instead to the Expo Milano 2015. With over 140 countries participating, this year’s Expo showcases the latest in sustainability solutions for global food production from around the world.

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Photo by Henrique Santos.

Bali

It is time to visit this beautiful country of low budget luxuries and lush tropical forests. With sugar sand beaches and over 10,000 forest temples, Bali offers the sublime and the spiritual. Prices are down this year in Bali so get ready to cross it off of your bucket list.

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Photo by Vayama.

Nashville

Home to Jack White and the Black Keys, Nashville offers an incredible musical legacy along with great restaurants and culture. Hurry to discover this hip city before everyone else shows up!

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Photo by Kaylee Spinhirn.

Istanbul

This romantic city is the crossroads between east and west and is the 5th most visited city in the world. Hotel prices have dropped so start planning your trip.

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Photo by Mustafa Ucar.

Cambodia

With its huge legendary temple, Angkor Wat, Cambodia offers the best of the spiritual and the exotic. Hotel prices are reasonable in Siem Reap, the gateway to Angkor Wat.

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Photo by Jonah&Carmen @ Here and There Without a Care.

Barcelona

Use this lovely city as your base to explore the rest of Spain, more reasonable right now than other parts of Europe. Take a day trip to the bohemian beach Sitges located nearby on the coast.

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Photo by Geeky Explorer.

Denver

Forget about the snow: Denver has arrived as a world class city for all seasons. Check out the fantastic art at the Denver Art Museum and then have a delicious dining experience in the flourishing food and brewery scene.

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Portugal

We are all familiar with the French Riviera and the Italian Riviera, but have you heard the Portuguese Riviera, the Algarve? With over 300 days of sun, this southernmost part of Portugal offers miles of beaches for reasonable prices.

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Photo by Marcia Barradas.

Need more options to consider for your budget? How about the beautiful national parks in the USA? Or how about grabbing your backpack and tent and heading out to our list of the best camping spots? Stick around and learn more at Trover.com.

12 Unmissable Spots in Bali

Bali is one of Indonesia’s most famous islands and it isn’t hard believe why. In fact, in 2009 Bali was ranked the World’s Best Island by Travel & Leisure Magazine.

Here are 12 reasons why this small, tropical island is considered one of the world’s best destinations:

1. Tirta Gangga Water Palace. You’ll find that the beautiful architecture and natural scenery make this temple stand out. It’s also owned by a royal family! Tirta Gangga

Photo posted by Maxine Schuiling

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