June 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 Sue Scimeca!


Meet Sue Scimeca! Her passion for travel began early, exploring the US in a pop-up trailer. Now retired from the healthcare field, this lifelong Illinois resident loves to keep busy, heading out with her trusty & lightweight Canon SX30IS. Her photography hobby lets her capture beautiful memories and has snagged a few awards in the process. In addition to travel & photography, Sue volunteers at a local hospital, loves to garden, has raised tropical fish, bred Siamese cats, and is now active in the Audobon Society! Her secret travel tip is to “make friends in the country you want to visit. . . you will have a much better experience letting them show you around.” We asked Sue to tell us about her favorite experiences she’s shared on Trover. Take it away, Sue. . .  Continue reading

7 Brilliant London Markets

London’s world-renowned markets are one of the best ways to experience the city’s culture and history. Whether you’re in search of vintage clothing and jewelry or hungry for a diverse selection of local cuisine, the city’s many markets allow visitors to experience its traditions and live like a true Londoner.

Check out seven of our favorite market experiences fresh from London:

1.  Play wizard for the day and stroll through the magical Leadenhall Market.

Photo by Jim Nix

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5 Outdoor Theater Experiences to Add to Your Bucket List

Who said great theater needs to be enjoyed in stuffy old buildings? These outdoor theater destinations bring the stage outside for a truly unforgettable arts experience.

Whether listening to Puccini under the stars in Italy or watching Shakespeare on the dramatic English coast, these venues are bucket list must-haves for any theater lover:

1. The Minack Theatre in Porthcurno, England

Trover photo by Susana Nobre

2. The Epidaurus Theatre in Epidavros, Greece

Trover photo by Michael Turtle

3. Festspielhaus Bregenz in Bregenz, Austria

Trover photo by Jw

4. “Impression” West Lake Show in Hangzhou, China

5. Arena di Verona in Verona, Italy

Trover photo by Kristin Rust

Looking for more fresh and fun entertainment venues to add to your list? Check out some of our favorite destinations here, and don’t forget to share your own arts discoveries on Trover!

12 Best Museums in London

With over 27 million visitors a year, London is one of the world’s oldest and most cosmopolitan cites. How lucky for Trovers that there are so many wonderful and free museums where travelers can spend many a rainy London afternoon. From the V &A Museum with its incredible collections focused on decorative arts and design to the Royal Observatory located down the River Thames in Greenwich, London has one of the finest collections of museums in the world. Here are our top picks for London’s greatest museums:

1. Museum of Natural History

Natural History

Photo by Fabiola Mazzocco.

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10 Lovely Afternoon Tea Spots Around the World

Tea has been a staple of the British diet since at least the late 18th century, and the tradition of taking Afternoon Tea or High Tea continues to this day, not only in England, but in many former colonies and territories of the British Empire as well.

If daintily devouring tiny sandwiches, strong tea, and adorable pastries sounds like a fun way to spend an afternoon to you, you’ll love this list of 10 Lovely Afternoon Tea Spots Around the World:

1. The Dining Room at Butchart Gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia

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