Wave Hello to the #BeachBound Winner

Spread out your towel, slather on that sunscreen and sink into beachy bliss at this secret cove in Curaçao. . . then congratulate Bonnie Bareford for her winning #BeachBound discovery! Bonnie’s Trover tip notes this find is a favorite hangout for locals, so you know it’s gotta be good. Can’t you hear the waves lapping at the shore as warm tropical breezes dance in your hair?

Knip Beach, Curacao. #BeachBound Winner

Bonnie shares that Knip Beach is a “beautiful small cove where the locals go.”

Trovers like you delivered a healthy dose of Vitamin Sea with a #BeachBound bounty! You shared over 3000 travel tips & pics of the best in sand & surf. From favorite hangouts to just horsing around, we were blown away by your jaw-dropping wildlife encounterscrystal-covered shores, and what you can find under the boardwalk. There could only be one winner of the #BeachBound Photo Sweepstakes, but keep your eyes on the horizon for your next chance to win!

In the mean time, congratulate Bonnie and soak up this scene of white sands and cerulean seas as the chill vibes wash over you. Thank you to everyone for sharing your hot travel tips and beachy goodness—your discoveries prove that life really is better at the beach!

There’s more to “sea.” Check out the full #BeachBound list. Trove on!

12 of the Most Incredible Sydney Beaches

Sydney beaches come in all shapes and sizes, but never fail to impress. Between the more than 100 beaches in and around Sydney, you should have no problem finding one that makes your beach dreams come true.

In addition to providing amazing views, gorgeous sunsets, and some of the best surf spots in the world, many Sydney beaches feature incredible outdoor pools that will make for a swim you’ll never forget. While every beach in Sydney is awesome for its own reasons, here are 12 Sydney Beaches we think are especially incredible:

1. Bronte Beach

Bronte Beach in Sydney

Trover photo by Laurence Dryer

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13 Awesome Shipwrecks Around the World

Shipwrecks offer a glimpse into the past, serve as artificial reefs for tropical marine life, and, let’s be honest, totally inspire our inner pirates and mermaids. What’s not to love?

Thankfully, the oceans and beaches of the world are dotted with thousands of shipwrecks just waiting to be explored, photographed, and gawked at. To kickstart your marine explorer mode, here are 13 of the Most Awesome Shipwrecks from Around the World:

1. The Wreck of the Peter Iredale at Fort Stevens State Park in Oregon

Trover photo by Blayden Thompson

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17 Spots to Hit on the Ultimate California Road Trip

As the most populous state in the U.S., California offers visitors a lot more than just Disneyland and the Hollywood sign. Many of California’s most incredible spots fall along its 800+ mile long coast, facing the majestic Pacific Ocean. Luckily for us, much of this coastline is hugged closely by the fabled California State Route 1, also known as the Pacific Coast Highway, creating a superb setting for the Ultimate California Road Trip.

While there are hundreds of sites you could see and dozens of routes you can take on your own California Road Trip, here are 17 of our favorite California Road Trip destinations to see this summer along California’s beautiful coast:

1. McWay Falls at the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park near Monterey, California

Trover photo by Alex Sam

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15 Colorful Reasons to Visit Spain this Summer

Red may be the color most closely associated with Spain, but it’s not the only color you’ll see on the streets and in the villages of this beautiful country.

From tiles to flowers, cathedrals to produce markets, Spain is full of vivid colors that will transport you to a rich culture centered on food, wine, and sensational festivals. Here’s a glimpse of the brilliant colors you can expect should you visit Spain!

1. The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain

Trover photo by Matt Hughes

 

2. Street festival in Ronda, Spain

Trover photo by Sara W

 

3. Stained glass at La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by Pavi Thomas

 

4. Júzcar, aka “Smurftown,” Spain

Trover photo by Jessica Bowler

 

5. The Concurs de Castells de Tarragona competition in Tarragona, Spain

Trover photo by Tom Stahl

 

6. Belmond La Residencia in Deià, Spain

Trover photo by Michaela Balazsova

 

7. Street art in the Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by I’m Out of the Office

 

8. Colorful row houses in Villajoyosa, Spain

Trover photo by Travel with all senses

 

9. Tiled bench in the Gaudi-designed Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by KHYLAsophy

 

10. Fresh produce at the Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Trover photo by David Wildridge

 

11. Stained glass at the Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by Vincent Ramundo

 

12. Hotel San Gill in Seville, Spain

Trover photo by Nataliya Trikur

 

13. Gaudi-designed Casa Batlló in Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by Stephan Popescu

 

14. Colorful gardens competing in the Cordoba Patio Festival in Cordoba, Spain

Trover photo by YoungAdventuress

 

15. Streets decorated for Festa Major de Gràcia in Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by Jessica Bowler

 

Need more reasons to visit Spain this summer? Check out the full list of beautiful vivid colors across Spain here, and don’t forget to share your own photos of colorful Spain on Trover!