Fall: 7 Unexpected Places

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” so says F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby. It’s true. Fall ushers in cool breezes, changing leaves, and a longing for back to school time. While many people think of the east coast when when the leaves start changing, there are many places in the US where you can find gorgeous quilts of fall colors. We have rounded up some places where you can watch the leaves turn color and start over again. Plan your next fall getaway with us.

1. Shenandoah National Park


Photo by Sue Cummings & Bruce Howard.

2. St. Andrews, Scotland


Photo by City Circus Wandering.

3. Quebec City, CA


Photo by My Wanderlusty Life.

4. Munich, Germany


Photo by Sparkz.

5. The Ozarks, Arkansas


Photo by J. Bo.

6. Napa Valley, CA


Photo by Girl Gone Travel.

7. Leavenworth, WA


Photo by Micha Ollerton.

Ready to jump in some piles of leaves this fall? Find more inspiration for your fall getaways here, here, and here. And as always, come on by Trover.com to meet some fellow travelers and find out more about the planet you inhabit.

Munich Oktoberfest: 10 Reasons To Shout Prost!

The world’s biggest celebration of beer started in a town founded by Benedictine monks: Munich comes from Munichen meaning “by the monks”. Today, 6 million people can’t be wrong: now each year millions of people visit Munich to drink great beer, eat local food, and sing German folks songs (even if you don’t speak a word of German!). Munich’s festive Octoberfest has been happening each year since King Ludwig I threw a huge party for his wedding in 1810. Now you can join in the 17 days of fun and see all that Munich has to offer. Raise a (very large!) mug of beer and enjoy. Prost!

1. Munich Octoberfest


Photo by Anja Recker.

2. English Garden


Photo by Trading Travelers.

3. Rathaus Marionplatz


Photo by Michelle Anglin.

4. Ludwigsbrücke


Photo by Laurel @ Monkeys and Mountains.

5. Alstadt


Photo by Sofia N.

6. Munich Residence


Photo by Laurel @Monkeys and Mountains.

7. Frauenkirche


Photo by Travel Notes and Beyond.

8. Glockenspiel


Photo by Trading Travelers.

9. Marienplatz


Photo by Sultan AlKhemeiri.

10. St. Peter’s Church


Photo by Kerwin Chang.

Find out more about celebrations around the world like Carnivale in Rio, India’s Holi Festival, and La Tomatina, in Spain. Have you been to some amazing festivals? Share your photos on Trover.com!