#GoodEats Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to WJ Ratcliff for the colorful culinary capture he dished up from Xi’an, China! This lively scene from the city’s Muslim Quarter is the winning entry of our #GoodEats Photo Contest. Congrats, WJ—enjoy your $1500 Expedia travel prize!

WJ Ratcliff‘s winning #GoodEats discovery from Xi’an, China.

Brave the crowds to try the braised sheep hooves and sample the local cuisine for a true taste of Xi’an! You’ll encounter an eye-popping assortment of #GoodEats while exploring the bustling streets brimming with regional specialties. We loved WJ’s engaging shot and the unique insights he served up about this dynamic destination. WJ notes that “the quarter covers several blocks of restaurants in a cafeteria setting, street foods unique to the region, mosques, and a rich and vibrant culture. . . Xi’an is undeniably China’s melting pot of cultures and traditions.”Thank you, WJ, for sharing your #GoodEats photo and insider tip! Be sure to congratulate WJ and follow him on Trover to see more from his adventures.

Thank you to all of the Trover community for sharing your mouthwatering #GoodEats discoveries. We were left drooling at your foodie finds, from the picture-perfect brunch and oh-so-worth-it splurge to fantastic satays and toasty treats. Savor the full list of #GoodEats from around the globe and feed your wanderlust.

#Golden Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Lubos Capcara for his serene #Golden hour capture, a quaint cabin scene within the sun-streaked Dolomites! This magical discovery from Italy is the winning entry of our #Golden Photo Contest. Congrats, Lubos—enjoy your $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Lubos Capcara’s winning entry from Sëlva, Italy.

You’ll want to add this Italian wonder to your bucket list. Be sure to pack your camera for the endless photo ops! Lubos shares his own experience in this picture perfect setting. “We were in this place like for 3 hours and didn’t get enough. Weather and light was changing so fast that we could make a calendar :).”

Thank you, Lubos, for sharing your gorgeous photo and experience! We can’t wait to see more of your adventures. Follow Lubos on Trover to see more of his fabulous finds. Thank you to all of the Trover community for sharing your #Golden nuggets of travel knowledge. We were blown away by your discoveries. Like this iconic landmark. And this architectural hot spot. Get a little travel inspiration and show love to all of the #Golden contributors!

16 Views from the Edge of the World

Assuming you’re brave enough to make the trek to the top, the view from the edge of a mountain or the roof of a towering building can take your breath away (literally).

For those itching to climb new heights— or those who’d rather enjoy the view from the safety of their computer screen— we’ve assembled some of the greatest views from around the globe found on Trover.

1. Taft Point Trail in Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, California

Photo by Karen Grubb

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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!

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.