February 2019 Trover Travel Scholarship

We are inspired every day by the beautiful discoveries you share with us. To honor the vibrancy and value that each of you brings to Trover, we created the $500 Trover Travel Scholarship. Each month, we award it to one traveler who has particularly inspired us with their photos and stories.

This month, we’re thrilled to award the Trover Travel Scholarship to Binbin Zheng!

Meet Binbin Zheng! A self-proclaimed gear nerd, he captures spectacular cityscapes and natural wonders on his medium format Phase One & SONY A7R point & shoot. This avid photographer is also a motorcycle lover & rockin’ bass player. Binbin is frequently on the go, splitting time between Shanghai, Vancouver, and several airports. He recommends bringing your best photog mate to make your travel experience more enjoyable and for friendly competition. We asked Binbin to tell us about his favorite destinations he’s shared on Trover. Take it away, Binbin. . .  Continue reading

#GreatOutdoors Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Bryan Van Veldhuizen for capturing the sublime sight of Yosemite Falls. This stunning scene from California is the winning entry of our #GreatOutdoors Photo Contest. Congrats, Bryan—enjoy your $1500 for travel!

Bryan Van Veldhuizen’s winning entry from Mariposa County, California.

Bryan’s discovery showcases the thrilling beauty of the #GreatOutdoors and how every season offers a new way to see nature in all its glory. Bryan notes “the Upper and Lower Yosemite falls are quite a view to be admired” and we couldn’t agree more! Catch a glimpse through the towering trees of water cascading down the mountain—an epic sight! Thank you, Bryan, for sharing your adventures with us! Follow Bryan on Trover to see where his travels lead.

Thank you to everyone who shared their spectacular finds from the #GreatOutdoors. From tranquil landscapes to heart-pounding pursuits, we can’t get enough of your discoveries and tips from the #GreatOutdoors. Find ideas for your next outdoor adventure here!

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The Golden State: 12 California Park Discoveries

National parks and state parks and local parks, oh my! The state of California is chock-full of diverse and wonderous protected lands, from the towering canyons and valleys of Yosemite National Park to stretches of warm and sandy coastlines.

Whether you’re planning a summer road trip down the West Coast, in search of an interesting place to camp, or just perusing, we’ve assembled some of the best Trover discoveries that capture the beauty of California’s many parks.

1. Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County

Photo by Sam Wibowo

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8 Stunning Beaches to Build Your California Bucket List

No matter what part of the world you live in, you’ve probably daydreamed of visiting the Golden State. It’s one of our daydream destinations, too! California is a travel hot spot and the most visited state in the U.S. Well-known for Hollywood, Disneyland, and the Golden Gate Bridge, California is also home to incredible wineries, world-class universities, and, most importantly, numerous breathtaking beaches along 800-miles of Pacific Coastline. California’s beaches range from sandy to rocky, sunny to foggy, and everything in between. No visit to the Golden State is complete without a sunset view from the shore, so add these eight stunning beaches to your California bucket list:

1. El Matador State Beach 

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20 of the Most Picturesque Lighthouses in America

Lighthouses have long served an important purpose for sailors and seamen navigating stormy seas and charting unknown coastlines. Even in today’s world of GPS navigation and high-tech equipment, these beacons of light continue to guide the way.

But what draws most to these traffic signals is their simple, captivating beauty. From rugged rocky outcrops in the north to sandy scenic coastlines in the south, American lighthouses offer some of the most picturesque and dramatic coastal views in the country. With hundreds of lighthouses throughout the U.S., there’s much to explore. Here are some of our favorite and most picturesque lighthouses in America:

1. Walton Lighthouse in Santa Cruz, California

Trover photo by Alex Sam

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