#SweetSpot Photo Sweepstakes Winner

Savor this sweet find centuries in the making! Jim Gillespie’s delectable discovery from Lisbon is a regional treat concocted in the 18th century by an order of Catholic monks. This enlightening egg pastry is also the winning entry of the #SweetSpot Photo Sweepstakes! Congratulations to Jim who snagged the $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Close up of egg tart pastry on bag and table

Jim Gillespie’s winning #SweetSpot discovery from Lisbon, Portugal.

This bite-sized treat and historic tidbit originated in local monasteries as a secret recipe passed down through the ages. Jim describes the pastel de nata from Pastéis de Belém as “the most famous and the best in Portugal.” Save room to sate your sweet tooth, but be sure to pack your patience. “The pastry shop/cafe is always busy and the line to get seated or order to-go is always long… I tried the pastel de nata from other shops in Lisbon, but, Pastéis de Belém is truly unique and the best.” Sounds like this treat is worth the wait! Thank you, Jim, for sharing this delightful #SweetSpot and travel tip. Check out Jim’s other discoveries and follow him on Trover to get the dish on his next travel find. Congrats, Jim!

Explore the full #SweetSpot collection to get a taste of travel and to thank your fellow Trovers! Thank you to everyone who shared your #SweetSpot! Your picture-perfect gelato petals, fabulous French toast, splurge-worthy fine dining, and colorful candy kebabs left us wide-eyed and drooling. Keep sharing your mouthwatering discoveries and culinary hot spots!

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#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.