#OnTheRoad Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to our three #OnTheRoad winners, James Ng, Robb Image, and Iain McLean! Deciding among so many awesome finds was a tough task for Trover Ambassador’s Love + Road!  The hypnotic highway, isolated crossroads & famous lone tree stood out as beautiful photos and unique travel insights! See the images below and get in-depth details from the photographers behind the lens.

Kawazu Nanadaru Loop Bridge

James Ng’s #OnTheRoad Discovery from Japan

“The photo was taken during my journey to see the earliest blossom of Sakura in Japan. I saw a video about this circular loop bridge while searching information on the internet and I thought it would be really awesome if I took a photo from above it with my drone. In fact, the design of the road was great and so I shared it on Trover.” – James Ng

95 Nevada

Empty crossroads with street signs and blue sky

Robb Image’s #OnTheRoad Discovery from Nevada

“Open spaces and the open road speak to me in the sense that they are similar to an ongoing movie. Like a thriller where you are anticipating what’s around the next bend, it’s the anticipation. Capturing the open nothingness is a bit harder to express in an interesting manner. Like a muse the scene just has to unfold, if you allow your inner vision to happen, trust your art and extinct. I really try to see the light, it’s one of the few times when harsh sunlight can help a composition, setting the scene is like trying to tell a story about nothing. Which is completely different than the vastness of nature as in a typical landscape.” – Robb Image

That Wanaka Tree

Iain McLean’s #OnTheRoad Discovery from New Zealand.

“The Tree at Lake Wanaka is actually a bucket list shot for me. On our current road trip around New Zealand I actually looked forward to this 6am wake up the most. The tranquil calmness, colours of sunrise and the strange placement of this tree bring a feeling of relaxation I cannot describe.” – Iain McLean

Congrats to each of you for being phenomenal photographers and avid explorers. Thank you for sharing your wonderful adventures on Trover—enjoy your $500 Expedia travel prizes!

Thank you to all of the Trover community for sharing your epic insights discovered #OnTheRoad. Explore the full list for more roadside wonder!

10 Shining Examples of Japanese Architecture

After you’ve walked the cherry blossom gardens and had the best sushi of your life, you’re bound to encounter beautiful architecture throughout Japan. From castles and pagodas to Shinto shrines, temples and historic buildings provide a glimpse of Japan’s past and cultural roots, while modern structures highlight forward-thinking technology and global influences. Enjoy a few examples of the eye-catching architecture that Japan has to offer.

1. Osaka Castle, Osaka, Japan

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#Details Photo Sweepstakes Winner

Congratulations to Jason Levine for capturing the spectacular #Details of Tokyo Station. This impressive architecture from Japan’s transit hub is the winning entry of our #Details Photo Sweepstakes. Congrats, Jason—enjoy your $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Octagonal ceiling with eagle, flower and sword detail.

Jason Levine‘s winning #Details discovery from Tokyo, Japan.

Don’t forget to look up for amazing sights and architectural wonders just overhead! Jason notes Tokyo Station’s Marunouchi building “dates back to 1914. The building was destroyed in World War 2 but has been restored to its original glory. . . Enter through the North or South gates to view the rotundas.” Thanks, Jason! Be sure to follow Jason Levine on Trover to learn more details about Japan and his next destination!

Explore the full list of #Details discoveries to find out who guards the palace doors, what words can’t describe, and where the night sky shines all day long. Follow your fellow Trovers and thank your favorite discoveries. Thank you to everyone for sharing your dazzling details!

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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!

 

 

10 Lavender Fields You Will Love

Every summer in regions all over the world, lavender plants bloom into beautiful and wildly fragrant flowers that are used in baking, soaps, and essential oils. The lavender fields they often grow in make not only for a sensory overload, but also for some really beautiful photos.

Read on for 10 of our favorite lavender fields from around the world:

1. Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque in Gordes, France

Trover photo by Shoba Krishnamurthy

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