Fall: 7 Unexpected Places

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” so says F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby. It’s true. Fall ushers in cool breezes, changing leaves, and a longing for back to school time. While many people think of the east coast when when the leaves start changing, there are many places in the US where you can find gorgeous quilts of fall colors. We have rounded up some places where you can watch the leaves turn color and start over again. Plan your next fall getaway with us.

1. Shenandoah National Park

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Photo by Sue Cummings & Bruce Howard.

2. St. Andrews, Scotland

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Photo by City Circus Wandering.

3. Quebec City, CA

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Photo by My Wanderlusty Life.

4. Munich, Germany

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Photo by Sparkz.

5. The Ozarks, Arkansas

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Photo by J. Bo.

6. Napa Valley, CA

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Photo by Girl Gone Travel.

7. Leavenworth, WA

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Photo by Micha Ollerton.

Ready to jump in some piles of leaves this fall? Find more inspiration for your fall getaways here, here, and here. And as always, come on by Trover.com to meet some fellow travelers and find out more about the planet you inhabit.

State Fairs: 7 Festivals of Food and Fun

Nothing says old fashioned fun like a state fair. Started in the United States during 19th century to showcase agricultural achievements, the first state fair was held in 1841 in Syracuse, New York. Today’s state fairs include rides and amusements along with music and entertainment. The other great activity at a state fair? Food of course! Here are Trover’s blue ribbon picks for some of the best state fairs in the US:

1. Washington State Fair

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Photo by Quinton Doroquez.

2. South Carolina State Fair

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Photo by Elza Hayen.

3. Minnesota State Fair

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Photo by Angelica B.

4. Utah State Fair

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Photo by Ryan Miller.

5. Iowa State Fair

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Photo by Jumpseat Explorer.

6. Texas State Fair

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Photo by Brittany Willis.

7. North Carolina State Fair

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Photo by Niko Batista.

Feeling festive? More choices for celebrating here. 

We have more festivals to see here and check out this list from our very own Julia here.  And as always, come on over to Trover.com to share your awesome travel photos.

15 Works of Latte Art Too Beautiful To Drink

Latte art is more than a process of pouring steamed milk into a shot of espresso – it’s an actual art! Any barista can make a latte, but not every coffee shop worker can draw a teddy bear into a tiny cup of super hot coffee and foam.

Like with every other art form, there are varying degrees of difficulty, creativity, and talent that go into latte art, but some of the best works of latte art are so incredible and beautiful that you won’t want to drink them! Read on for 15 Works of Latte Art Too Beautiful to Drink From Around the World:

1. Matcha Green Tea Latte from Moore Coffee Shop in Seattle, Washington

Latte art from Moore Coffee Shop in Seattle, Washington

Trover photo by Sophia Field

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10 Best National Parks to See in the Fall

National Parks are amazing to see year-round, but some shine brightest during the autumn months, when fewer tourists and changing fall leaves make for a truly incredible outdoor experience.

If you love hiking, fishing, camping, and driving through the most beautiful spots in America and don’t mind the crisp autumn air, a visit to one of these 10 National Parks could be the perfect Fall Getaway:

1. Yosemite National Park in California

National Parks are beautiful in fall, like Yosemite National Park in California

Trover photo by Alex Sam

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Abandoned Places: 7 Spots To Look For Ghosts

There is something romantic about an abandoned place that was once inhabited that is now silent and still. You can feel the energy of who came before, who lived and worked in a once thriving place. As you walk through trees and look around corners you can almost see the people who lived in a particular environment. Abandoned places can work their way into your soul. As we head towards the darker days of fall, here are some places to go find some ghosts and spirits.

1. Valley of the Mills, Sorrento, Italy

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Photo by Brink of the World | The Brinkmanns.

2. Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland

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Photo by Adina Troper Dayan.

3. Bodie, CA

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Photo by Paul Cloutier.

4. Lake Reschen, Italy

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Photo by Swiss Nomads.

5. Craco, Italy

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Photo by Luxe Adventure Traveler.

6. Spreepark, Germany

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Photo by Felix Ingetmer.

7. Eastern State Penitentiary, PA

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Photo by Jessica Jacobs.

Check out more ghostly places here, here, and here. Looking for a different kind of trip? Come on over to Trover.com and get inspired.