September 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 Kirk & Lynn!


Meet Kirk & Lynn! These Bay Area adventurers work hard so they can spend their free time traveling. They love long weekends exploring their California stomping grounds and take two trips a year to explore far and wide. This team of Trovers capture travel moments on an iPhone 10 and their matching Canon EOS Rebel T7i’s. They recommend researching “the trip prior to traveling and plan your own personal adventure.” Beyond travel, Lynn is an antiquing aficionado and Kirk is the muscle for all those unique finds. Kirk’s specialty is landscape photography with a wide-angle lens, while Lynn likes to use zoom lenses for closeups and animal photos. We asked Kirk & Lynn to tell us about their favorite experiences they’ve shared on Trover. Take it away, you two . . . Continue reading

9 Once in a Lifetime Camping Sites

Ready for the ultimate camping trek to the edge of the world? We have gathered some of the world’s most unique and breathtaking camping spots for you to consider for your next adventure. Wake up to an amazing sunrise above the clouds or pitch your tent under a blanket of stars. Follow the sandstone arches in Utah or hike a rocky mountain path in Morocco. Each of these sites offers a unique spot to contemplate the amazing gifts of nature. Grab your tent and get going!

1. Glacier National Park, Montana

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Photo by Sarah Kelson.

2. Canyonlands, Utah

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Photo by Dennis L. Calhoun.

3. Haleakala National Park, Hawaii

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Photo by Yu Wu.

4. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Jackson Hole National Park, Wyoming - 2008

Photo by Colby Brown.

5. Laugavegur, Icleand

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Photo by Country Girl’s World.

6. Miyajima, Japan

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Photo by Claudia Dyer.

7. High Atlas Mountains, Morocco

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Photo by Angela Saran.

8. Valle del Corcora, Columbia

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Photo by The Adventure Junkies.

9. Tierra del Fuego, Chile

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Photo by Mark Rentz.

Visit us over at Trover.com to get more inspiration for out of this world campsites and learn more from your fellow globe trotters!

 

 

12 Cheap Honeymoon Ideas That Don’t Feel Cheap

Weddings are expensive. But that shouldn’t mean you have to have skimp on the Honeymoon just to save a few bucks. It also shouldn’t mean you have to go into debt just to have a relaxing vacation with your new partner.

Thankfully, there are tons of great cheap honeymoon ideas that will save you money without feeling cheap. From overlooked tropical destinations to hidden getaways in your own backyard, there are hundreds of amazing alternatives to the big-ticket Honeymoon spots. To help get you started with the planning, we’ve picked 12 of our favorite Cheap Honeymoon Ideas That Don’t Feel Cheap:

1. Jamaica

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Trover photo by Jennifer Hott-Greenway

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10 Breathtaking Reasons To Go Stargazing

Stargazing has provided wonder and entertainment for millennia. We have found some of the most amazing points on the globe for you to bring your telescope and observe the beauty of the sky at night. Thanks to our very own Varsha B for this wonderful compilation of starry, starry nights.

1. Marakele National Park, Limpopo, South Africa

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Photo by The Travelling Chilli.

2. Bicheno Hideaway, Bicheno, Australia

The Milky Way lights up the sky above the Boathouse at the Bicheno Hideaway on Tasmania's east coast. There's few places that I've seen more stars!

Photo by Kristin Repsher.

3. Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

How amazing is this?! I'd hoped for auroras to appear during our time in Tekapo, since it's known as having one of the darkest skies in the world. We were lucky enough to have it two nights running (although we could only see it with the naked eye on one of those nights). I should have known the minute I got to the Church of the Good Shepherd that they could be seen with the camera, since there was a horde of photographers all facing south, which is probably not a normal occurrence at 11pm!

Photo by Kristin Repsher

4. Noord / Tanki Leendert, Aruba

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Photo by Bob Cooley.

5. El Mirador National Park, Peten, Guatemala

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Photo by Sergio Camalich.

6. Mauna Kea, Big Island, Hawaii

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Photo by Richard Remington.

7. Big Pine, CA

Photo by DuMarc Photography.

8. Ice Lakes Basin, CO

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Photo by Brendan Caffrey.

9. Mt. Ranier, WA

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Photo by Nathaniel Stott.

10. Fernie, BC

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Photo by Matt Ford.

Find more amazing lists from our very own Trovers here, here and here. And as always, you can find more inspiration at Trover.com.

Hawaii: 7 Secret Places for You

Hawaii is our dream vacation: the beaches, vistas, flora and fauna, and endless activities make it a top vacation destination year after year. While you might have to brave the throngs on crowded beaches and wait in line at restaurants, there a few places that remain hidden for you to discover. Take a look at our top secret places in Hawaii to consider for your next vacation.

 Waipio Valley, Big Island

Known as the Valley of the Kings, this lush valley was the birthplace and residence of Hawaiian kings for centuries. Enjoy the great view from the lookout above or brave one of the world’s steepest roads in a 4×4. No other vehicles allowed.

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Photo by Kaylee Spinhirn.

 

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