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.

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13 Remarkable Rice Terraces

Providing more than a fifth of the total calories consumed by humans worldwide, rice is a pretty incredible grain. Also incredible are the beautifully intricate rice terraces that were used in early mass farming of the world’s favorite ancient grain.

While terraced fields can be found all over the world, below are 13 of our “hand-picked” favorite remarkable rice terraces:

1. The 2,000 year old Banaue Rice Terraces in Banaue, Philippines

Considered by some to be the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” and it’s easy to why.

Trover photo by Cam Wears

 

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Insane Selfie Posse

Trovers from all around the globe are snapping some insanely creative and thrilling selfies in some unique places. There are some that have nerves of steel (Chicago) and keeping warm in an ice blue glacier (New Zealand). Trovers are mastering the art of the selfie all over the world. Check it out.

Nerves of steel on the Sky Deck at Willis Tower, Chicago.

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Thrills while sky diving in New York.

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Underwater worlds at Milln Reef Queensland, Australia.

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Staying warm in the Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand.

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Striking a pose at Titar Gangga Water Palace, Abang, Indonesia.

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Check out more great Selfies with Substance, with a list from our very own Trover-in-Chief, Jason Karas. Follow Jason and his many adventures and find out about our other dynamic Trovers at Trover.com.

12 Unmissable Spots in Bali

Bali is one of Indonesia’s most famous islands and it isn’t hard believe why. In fact, in 2009 Bali was ranked the World’s Best Island by Travel & Leisure Magazine.

Here are 12 reasons why this small, tropical island is considered one of the world’s best destinations:

1. Tirta Gangga Water Palace. You’ll find that the beautiful architecture and natural scenery make this temple stand out. It’s also owned by a royal family! Tirta Gangga

Photo posted by Maxine Schuiling

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