May 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 Olivia-Petra Coman!

Meet Petra Coman! This Transylvanian travel writer & translator spends 3 months a year on the go. She loves kayaking, snowboarding, baking, and clothes! Not only a trail-blazing adventurer, Petra is a trend-setting fashionista with plans to start her own clothing label. Petra relies on her keen eye & Motorola phone for capturing travel moments. Among her go-to gear is a collection of head buffs for sun protection & the perfect accessory for bad hair days. Her secret travel tip is to “Trust your gut when dealing with the locals—it will lead you to fantastic spots and hearts.” We asked Petra to tell us about her favorite destinations she’s shared on Trover. Take it away, Petra. . .  Continue reading

April 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 David Bjorgen!

Meet David Bjorgen! This graphic designer and adventurer-at-heart loves to “discover new cultures, locations, peoples, and foods.” David and his wife Zena travel part-time zigzagging the globe and documenting their travels on their blog. Among David’s go-to travel gear is a Sony A7R mirrorless camera, 2 favorite lenses (24-70mm f/4 and 14mm f/2.8), his trusty Sirui carbon fiber travel tripod, and a pair of noise-canceling earbuds to eliminate the noisy hustle and bustle of being on the go. We’re blown away by David’s awesome photos, detailed travel insights, and his passion for all aspects of travel, from food and culture to nature and landscapes. We asked David o tell us about his favorite destinations he’s shared on Trover. Take it away, David. . .  Continue reading

March 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 Jonas Vesterlund!

Laurels overlaid on mountain range

Congratulations to this month’s scholar, Jonas Vesterlund!

Meet Jonas Vesterlund! This avid traveler & amateur photographer loves outdoor activities like hiking and camping. He has a spectacular eye for serene sun-soaked landscapes and can “smell adventure from miles away.”  The perks of working for a domestic airline in Sweden help him get out and explore, with 82 countries on his list and counting. We asked Jonas to tell us about his favorite destinations he’s shared on Trover. Take it away, Jonas. . .  Continue reading

12 Places to See Fall Colors in Europe

Though summer has ended, Europe’s most colorful season has just begun. While most people might travel in the summer months and during the holidays, autumn is a favorite time for many Trovers to explore Europe. The shoulder season means fewer tourists, lower airfares, and cheaper hotel rates, but we also love the crisp climate, harvest festivals, and, most importantly, the magnificent explosion of color from the foliage all around. Contemplating a European excursion this fall? Here are our top twelve picks where you can get your fix of the autumn leaves:

1. Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria

Trover photo by Wing Li

2. Geierlay in Mörsdorf, Germany.

Trover photo by Jelle Canipel

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The 7 Most Beautiful New Zealand Lakes

New Zealand is a land of endless beauty. From mountains to prairies, beaches to glaciers, New Zealand offers its visitors some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world. Especially magical are the country’s many glacial lakes, which feature vibrant, mineral-rich water and sweeping views of the surrounding mountain landscape.

Whether you’re planning a trip to the land of the Kiwis or simply looking for some travel inspiration, this list of the most beautiful New Zealand lakes will definitely make you want to jump right in:

1. The Emerald Lakes

Emerald Lakes in New Zealand

Trover photo by Stoked for Saturday

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