#InStone Photo Sweepstakes Winner

Explore the epic wonders of the ancients! Carol Hammer’s remarkable find from Jerash, Jordan was ages in the making and is the winning entry of our #InStone Photo Sweepstakes! Congratulations to Carol, the lucky winner of a $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Ancient road lined with Greco-Roman columns.

Carol Hammer’s winning #InStone discovery from Jordan.

The ancient city of Gerasa at Jerash boasts a collection of Corinthian columns, a unique oval forum, the Temple to Artemis, and Hadrian’s Arch. As a superior example of Greco-Roman architecture and one of the largest sites of its kind outside of Italy, Jerash makes for “an incredible day of exploration!” Thank you, Carol, for sharing your historic find and travel insights with the Trover community. Follow Carol on Trover to see her discoveries from across the globe. Congrats, Carol!

The Trover community’s eye-popping sites and captivating details from over 100 countries include towering templesdivine discoveries, and a peek into the past. Thank you for sharing your #InStone discoveries and adding to the mosaic of awesome! See the full collection of #InStone photos & travel tips. Be sure to thank your fellow Trovers and save your favorites to a list for your own epic adventure!

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10 Discoveries to Celebrate the Vibrant Hues of Mexico

This week marks the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a tradition celebrated by those of Mexican ancestry across the world. In remembrance of friends and family who have passed, graves and shrines are decorated with orange Mexican marigolds (the flowers of the dead), sugar skulls, paper decorations, traditional foods, among other vibrant adornments. In honor the multi-day celebration, we’ve collected 10 of the most colorful Trover discoveries captured throughout Mexico.

1. Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City

Woman wearing skull makeup balancing bowl on her head in Mexico.

Photo by Gareth Davies

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10 Abandoned Places for Curious Wanderers

Abandoned places contain a mystery that’s hard to match. Whether you’re exploring an ancient palace with a grand history or a simple farmhouse withered with time, these locations offer a way to get the adrenaline pumping. You’re never quite sure what lies within! If you’re a traveler on the hunt for vibrant graffiti, haunted houses, or just awe-inspiring structures lost to time, this list will give you a few ideas as you’re planning your next adventure.

1. Hidden Indian Mural in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

Photo by Paul C. Peh

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New Photo Sweepstakes – Share Your Discoveries #InStone

Revel in the mysteries of history! Share your photos and travel tips of discoveries immortalized #InStone to win $1500 for travel. From the historic cemeteries of Argentina to the monumental engineering of ancient Egypt, tell the Trover community about the must-see discoveries built #InStone.

Ancient Greek columns wit blue sky

The Acropolis of Athen, Greece. Photo by Kostas Brejaart

Have you witnessed the City of the Incas cloaked in mist or captured the magic of Celtic standing stones? Share your finds of spooky cliffside castles, vine-shrouded temples, and abandoned cave dwellings. Tell us the details of your #InStone discoveries for your chance to win a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize!

Upload your photos & tips by October 30, 2017. Write a few lines about your discovery and tag each one #InStone with your description to enter into our sweepstakes for a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize. The more you share, the better your chances. Check out the full #InStone Photo Sweepstakes list for inspiration!

#InStone Photo Sweepstakes – a photo list by Trover


How to Enter the #InStone Photo Sweepstakes:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features stone or fits the #InStone theme. You can upload to Trover.com or the iOS App or Android AppBe sure to upload before the contest ends at 11.59 p.m. PT on 30 October 2017.

2) Write a couple of lines about your discovery. This could be details about the destination or activity, tips on how to find it or what to do there, or any interesting facts or stories about your discovery. Include “#InStone” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win the $1500 Expedia voucher!

This is a Sweepstakes. The more eligible photos you upload, the higher your chance of winning!

This sweepstake is only open to NEW Trover photos. Add yours by October 30th to be considered! 

Read sweepstakes terms and conditions.

Questions? Talk to us at feedback@trover.com.

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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