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!

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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

October 2018 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 Sophia Field!

 

Meet Sophia Field, an entrepreneur working to launch a tech startup for philanthropy. After more than a decade in the San Francisco area, Sophia landed in Seattle where she enjoys exploring around the city, both near and far. Sophia loves nature, photography, and, of course, travel! She’s a longtime member of the Trover community and has been spreading the word since she first joined! We asked Sophia to share a few details about her travels and favorite discoveries shared on Trover. Take it away, Sophia. . .  Continue reading

Peru Travel: 10 Essential Experiences

With vibrant culture, diverse terrain, and fascinating Inca heritage, Peru is a hotspot for South American travel.

In the Peruvian city of Cusco, June 24th marks the celebration of Inti Raymi, also known as the Incan Festival of the Sun. In honor of the winter solstice celebration, we’ve collected 10 of our favorite discoveries throughout Peru:

1. Machu Picchu

Trover photo by Mary Hill

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Peru: Where Ancient and Modern Thrive

Peru is a a mix of old and new set in a landscape that ranges from rocky beaches to the lush Amazon rainforest. The mix of influences from native peoples to Spanish colonialists creates a rich culture or dining and cuisine in Latin America. After you have sampled the delicious food,  you can learn to surf, trek through a rainforest, camp in the desert and then visit culture-filled cities. Peru is an adventure for the senses.

Machu Pichu

So well hidden that the Conquistadors never found it, today you can choose from a few different hiking trails to reach this iconic Incan royal retreat.

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Trover photo by Lara Croft

Peru Amazon Basin

One of the most biologically diverse environments in the world with unimaginable flora and fauna.

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Trover photo by Stavros and Jen

Maras Salt Mines

Located in the sacred Valley of the Incas, these salt mines have been in use since ancient times.

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Trover photo by Misha Zavoico

Cuzco, Peru

Historic capital of the Incas, this city is how a trending hot destination for world travelers.

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Trover photo by Cyndi Chebator

Lima, Peru

Discover amazing food, learn to surf, or dance to great music. Whatever your choice, Lima is rich cultural treat.

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Trover photo by Sarah Pfennig