#BVSBlue Photo Contest — Win a Trip to Crete

Blue paints our world in vibrant shades, from infinite skies and expansive seas to distant mountains and glacial ice. Share YOUR blue travel finds to join the #BVSBlue Photo Contest. You might win a photography trip to the Mediterranean island of Crete, Greece for a photo workshop with Trover Ambassador Brendan van Son! Show us your new discoveries featuring the color blue and use the tag #BVSBlue to enter.

Glacial sea ice floating in placid water on sunny day

Share your blue discoveries with the tag #BVSBlue for your chance to win a Crete Photo Trip with Brendan van Son!

Have you captured the cerulean cityscape of India’s Blue City or explored the ultramarine maze of Morocco? Snapped crystal blue sea ice against a backdrop of magnificent azure skies? Dig deep into your camera roll for your bold blue discoveries and share them with Trover! The winner will spend 4 days in Crete, Greece (Sept 21 – 24, 2018) to join a photography clinic hosted by Trover ambassador Brendan van Son! Plus, Trover will cover your flights and hotel (up to $3,000). Share your favorite finds from the wild blue yonder for a chance to hone your photography skills surrounded by the warm seas of the Mediterranean. The final winner will be picked by Brendan!

Upload your photos by June 26, 2018. Tag each one #BVSBlue to enter into our contest for a trip to Crete & Brendan van Son Photo Clinic. The more you share, the better your chances. Check out the full list of #BVSBlue photos for inspiration!

#BVSBlue Photo Contest – a photo list by Trover

How to Enter the #BVSBlue Photo Contest:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features the color blue or fits the #BVSBlue theme. You can upload to Trover.com or the iOS App or Android AppBe sure to upload before the contest ends at 11.59 p.m. PT on 26 June 2018.

2) Write a couple of lines about your discovery. This could be details about the destination or activity, tips on how to find it or what to do there, or any interesting facts or stories about your discovery. Include “#BVSBlue” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win a 4 Day Photo Workshop (September 21 – September 24) on Crete with Brendan Van Son and travel expenses (value up to $3,000)!

This is a judged contest. Eligible images must be clear, include a unique description about your discovery, and have an accurate and specific geo-tag. You may upload an unlimited number of eligible photos.

This contest is only open to NEW Trover photos. Add yours by June 26th to be considered! 

Read contest terms and conditions.

Questions? Talk to us at feedback@trover.com.

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!

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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Get On Island Time

Islands live in our dreams and myths. They represent a place to leave your worries, cares, and in some cases, your whole identity behind. We here at Trover have ventured into the seven seas to find you the most beautiful islands to visit and find out the real meaning of island time.

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos

With sugar sand beaches in Grace Bay and craggy Chalk Sound, there are endless opportunities to snorkel, scuba, sail, and paddle board on this exceptionally beautiful island.

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Photo by Rebecca Pattee.

Maui, Hawaii

In addition to some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world, you can play hide and seek in a bamboo forest or drive the road to Hana with towns that still run on old fashioned Hawaiian time.

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Photo by Waterlogged Travels.

Roatán, Honduras

This tropical paradise offers diving in the second largest coral reef in the world along with land adventures such as horseback riding on the beach.

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Photo by Krassi Hristova.

Santorini, Greece

The iconic images of Santorini’s white washed houses set on cliffs high above volcanic ash beaches promise relaxation. Wander the beaches, stroll through charming Greek villages, and learn about the history of Greece through archeology sites..

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Photo by Joey Tristan.

Ko Tao, Thailand

Less developed than Ko Samui, Ko Tao is popular with 20-something backpackers.

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Photo by Serendipity Tess.

Madeira, Portugal

Hike above the clouds in the morning on one of the many great hiking trails and enjoy a glass of the sweet wine in the afternoon.

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Photo by Phototravel360.

Bali, Indonesia

Pristine beaches, amazing scuba diving, and a rich cultural heritage make Bali a fantastic island to explore.

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Photo by Jewelzee.

Mauritius

This luxury travel destination was once home to the humble Dodo bird, now extinct.

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Photo by Christy Woodrow.

Bora Bora

Part of French Polynesia, this beautiful island with flourishing coral reefs and beautiful beaches also offers world class French cuisine.

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Photo by Herbert Nikus.

Fernando di Noronha, Brazil

A UNESCO World Heritage site due to its unique environment, this island located 220 miles off of the coast of Brazil offers amazing flora and fauna to a select few.

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Photo by Claudia Macambira.

Looking for more castaway destinations? Take a look here. Find more amazing destinations on Trover.com.

Should you stay or should you go? Top 10 places to visit in Greece.

The Greek crisis has a lot of travelers and Trovers asking: should I stay or should I go? The answer is a resounding: Go! Greece remains a leader in travel and expects no problems with supplies, transportation or venues. And while there are some challenges with the banks, you can and should bring enough Euros to cover your trip. Cash, along with your foreign credit cards, will help you enjoy Greek hospitality. So grab your passport and get going! Here are the top places in Greece to visit:

Santorini

With white-washed houses and striking black beaches, Santorini is one of most ancient and beautiful islands in Greece. Make sure to visit, Oia, the oldest settlement on the island.

Santorini

Photo by klustra81.

Mykonos

Known for beaches and nightlife, this island has been a glamorous destination for international travelers since the 1950’s.

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Photo by Majid Shaheen.

The Parthenon, The Acropolis, Athens

This icon of Athens sits on top of a hill and its ancient functions continue to remain a mystery.

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Photo by Shelly&Scott@TheAmateurAdventurer

Ruins at Delphi

The Temple of Apollo and the Theater were important places of pilgrimage for the ancient Greeks.

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Photo by Boon.

Samaria Gorge

Located on the island of Crete, the gorge is a 16km cut into the White Mountains which are located outside of the town of Chaina.

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Photo by Allan Tipon.

Crete

The center of the ancient Minoan civilization, Crete is the largest of the Greek islands.

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Photo by Annie Chang.

Rhodes

Once home to the Colossus of Rhodes that towered of above the entrance of their harbor, it was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient world.

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Photo by Velabas.

Meteora

A collection of isolated monasteries that are “suspended in the sky”.

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Photo by Sharrie Shaw.

Mycenae

A major Greek archeological site that began in the Neolithic era.

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Photo by S’door is Open.

Hydra

A charming island with a lovely port town, only feet and donkeys allowed.

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Photo by Allan Tipon.

Digging for more ancient sites? Check out more ancient ruins and temples here. Meet all of our adventure loving Trovers at Trover.com.