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.

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.

Munich Oktoberfest: 10 Reasons To Shout Prost!

The world’s biggest celebration of beer started in a town founded by Benedictine monks: Munich comes from Munichen meaning “by the monks”. Today, 6 million people can’t be wrong: now each year millions of people visit Munich to drink great beer, eat local food, and sing German folks songs (even if you don’t speak a word of German!). Munich’s festive Octoberfest has been happening each year since King Ludwig I threw a huge party for his wedding in 1810. Now you can join in the 17 days of fun and see all that Munich has to offer. Raise a (very large!) mug of beer and enjoy. Prost!

1. Munich Octoberfest

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Photo by Anja Recker.

2. English Garden

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Photo by Trading Travelers.

3. Rathaus Marionplatz

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Photo by Michelle Anglin.

4. Ludwigsbrücke

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Photo by Laurel @ Monkeys and Mountains.

5. Alstadt

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Photo by Sofia N.

6. Munich Residence

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Photo by Laurel @Monkeys and Mountains.

7. Frauenkirche

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Photo by Travel Notes and Beyond.

8. Glockenspiel

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Photo by Trading Travelers.

9. Marienplatz

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Photo by Sultan AlKhemeiri.

10. St. Peter’s Church

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Photo by Kerwin Chang.

Find out more about celebrations around the world like Carnivale in Rio, India’s Holi Festival, and La Tomatina, in Spain. Have you been to some amazing festivals? Share your photos on Trover.com!

 

20 Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations

For those busy planning weddings, it can be easy to forget about the best part: the honeymoon! The honeymoon is your chance to let the stress and busyness of getting ready for your big day melt away as you lie on a tropical beach, stroll the streets of an ancient European city, or simply enjoy good food and the company of your partner.

To help get you started in the planning and day-dreaming, we’ve assembled a list of 20 of the most romantic honeymoon destinations from around the world. Read on for your daily dose of travel inspiration:

1. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Trover photo by Curiosity & Co.

 

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7 Summer Trips to Plan on Trover This Year

Did you know… not only is Trover the perfect place for posting your own travel photos, but also for getting inspiration and planning future summer trips?

A great place to start are the literally thousands of great lists filled with curated photos and discoveries from around the world. Here are 7 of our favorites to get the inspiration flowing as you plan your summer trips!

1. Explore Europe

You know you’ve always wanted to see the Colosseum in Rome, the Tower Bridge in London, the picturesque Nyhavn in Copenhagen, and the thousands of other stunning and historic sites throughout Europe – so what’s keeping you from finally going?! You have a list full of all the inspiration you could ever need right here!

Trover photo by Bill Dillard

Trover photo by Johan Koke

Trover photo by Nick Bond

 

2. Iconic Places Around the World

The Great Pyramid of Giza, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Neuschwanstein Castle…it’s time to make these global icons more than postcards and screensavers – check out our list of favorites and begin your bucket list planning yesterday!

Trover photo by Betina Winsig Hansen

Trover photo by Elza Hayen

Trover photo by cherishka@NomNomNomads

 

3. Gorgeous Beaches Around the World

Grab the sunscreen, a good book, and your favorite cocktail, cause this summer has a beach with your name on it! From Catseye Beach in Australia to Praia Do Amado in Portugal and the thousands of others in between, there’s sure to be a beach destination that can fit into your plans this summer.

Trover photo by Mel T

Trover photo by Henrique Santos

 

4. Explore New Zealand

New Zealand may be known best as the filming location for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, but the country boasts enough natural beauty and exhilarating activities to demand more than just a quick visit. So plan a trip to explore New Zealand and stay a while!

Trover photo by MapNomads

Trover photo by Stoked for Saturday

 

5. Ancient Ruins & Temples

If you have a soft spot for history, mythology, or religion, a tour of the world’s many ancient ruins and temples may be the right summer trip for you. From the Prambanan Temple in Indonesia to the Acropolis of Athens, there’s no shortage of history to uncover this summer!

Trover photo by Bien Nguyen

Trover photo by David Bjorgen

 

6. Surf Spots

From the Mentawi Islands in Indonesia to Otaki Beach in New Zealand, there are hundreds of sick surf spots around the world. Venture outside your Californian comfort zone this summer and find new waters to play in!

Trover photo by Simon Ferguson

Trover photo by Stoked for Saturday

 

7. Camping Spots Around the World

Traveling on a budget this summer? Want to disconnect from your phone and reconnect with nature? Got a van full of kids that need to learn survival skills? Whether you explore Big Pine, California or the coast of Baja California in Mexico, there are thousands of prime camping spots around the world that can satisfy your travel needs this summer!

Trover photo by Bernini

Trover photo by The Adventure Junkies

 

How’s that for some summer trip planning inspiration? If you want more, check out some of the other great lists on the Explore tab on our website or Explore menu on our apps:

If you don’t see a list you like, make your own! Whatever you do this summer, make sure you get out, have fun, and share your adventures on Trover!