December 2018 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 Christian Lorenz!

 

Meet Christian Lorenz, the travel-addicted criminal defense attorney from Berlin with the passionate wanderlust of a travel blogger! Trekking, hiking & camping with a Nikon D750 in hand and a tin of Tiger Balm to sooth the occasional bug bite, he captures the beauty of awe-inspiring destinations. Christian shares his gorgeous photos and travel knowledge on Trover and on his blog Acongua.de. We asked him to tell us about his favorite experiences shared on Trover. Take it away, Christian . . .  Continue reading

#GreatOutdoors Photo Contest

Breathe in that fresh mountain air and soak in the lakeside view—nothing beats the #GreatOutdoors! Dig deep into your camera roll for all things nature, from mountain hikes and riverside trails to woodland creatures and camping under the stars. Show us your best #GreatOutdoors photos by October 29th. Be sure to write a unique description, include the tag #GreatOutdoors, and use a precise geo-tag to win a $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Share your photos of the #GreatOutdoors! Photo by Matthew Ivan Merkel of Denali, Alaska.

Share your adventures exploring the #GreatOutdoors! Your discoveries might feature:

Share your outdoor adventures and tips by October 29, 2018. Write details about your discovery and tag each one #GreatOutdoors to enter our contest for a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize. Check out the full list for inspiration!

#GreatOutdoors Photo Contest – a photo list by Trover

How to Enter the #GreatOutdoors Photo Contest:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features nature or fits the #GreatOutdoors 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 29 October 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 “#GreatOutdoors” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win the $1500 Expedia voucher!

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 October 29th to be considered!


Read contest terms and conditions.

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

#AboveItAll Photo Contest — Share Your Bird’s-Eye View

Climb the highest mountain, take the stairs or break out your drone! We’re looking for your travel photos and tips showing us where to explore #AboveItAll! From towering skyscrapers & soaring mountains to hot air balloon rides, tell us where to get a bird’s-eye view. Write a unique description, include the tag #AboveItAll, and use a precise geo-tag to win a $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Show us where to explore #AboveItAll to win! Photo by Sam Wibowo of Wanaka, New Zealand.

Share your elevated travel experiences with the Trover community! Your #AboveItAll discoveries might feature:

Share your high altitude photos and tips by August 28, 2018. Write details about your discovery and tag each one #AboveItAll to enter our contest for a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize. Check out the full list for inspiration!

#AboveItAll Photo Contest – a photo list by Trover


How to Enter the #AboveItAll Photo Contest:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features high perspectives or fits the #AboveItAll 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 28 August 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 “#AboveItAll” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win the $1500 Expedia voucher!

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 August 28th to be considered! 

Read contest terms and conditions.

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

10 Incredible Summer Hikes in Washington State

Attention outdoors lovers! Are you itching for a new adventure but can’t pick a destination? Well, it’s a good time to visit The Evergreen State. You will be astonished by a stunning diversity of landscapes it has to offer. From the deserts of Eastern Washington to the rainforests and beaches of the Olympic Peninsula, and from the long range of peaks in the North Cascades to the active volcanoes of Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens, Washington State is spectacular. Although it may not be known for the best weather all-year-round, the summers here are one-of-a-kind. Here’s a list of ten incredible summer hikes that show off just how beautiful this state is:

1. Tolmie Peak Fire Lookout
Mount Rainier National Park – 7.5 Miles Roundtrip – Difficulty: Moderate

Trover photo by Mark Lloyd.

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#TakeAHike Photo Sweepstakes Winner

Jaw-dropping discoveries await when you explore beyond the beaten path—proven by the winning entry of our #TakeAHike Photo Sweepstakes! Congratulations to Where I’ve Been Wandering, aka Sarah Brown, for this monumental find from Alberta, Canada. Sarah is the lucky winner of a $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Hiking trail with rocky outcropping and river.

The winning #TakeAHike discovery from Alberta, Canada. Photo by Where I’ve Been Wandering.

You can experience this rockin’ river wonder on the outskirts of Banff in Johnston Canyon. Sarah serves up great info about hiking in the area and what it takes to reach this natural treasure. Thank you, Sarah, for sharing your epic photo and tremendous travel tips with the Trover community. Be sure to follow Where I’ve Been Wandering on Trover to find out where she wanders next. Congrats, Sarah!

Thank you to everyone for sharing your top-notch spots to #TakeAHike! Your rise-and-shine adventures, take-your-breath away views, and quiet reflection left us ready to strap on that backpack and hit the trail. Be sure to thank your favorites and discover your next spot to #TakeAHike!

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