8 Stunning Beaches to Build Your California Bucket List

No matter what part of the world you live in, you’ve probably daydreamed of visiting the Golden State. It’s one of our daydream destinations, too! California is a travel hot spot and the most visited state in the U.S. Well-known for Hollywood, Disneyland, and the Golden Gate Bridge, California is also home to incredible wineries, world-class universities, and, most importantly, numerous breathtaking beaches along 800-miles of Pacific Coastline. California’s beaches range from sandy to rocky, sunny to foggy, and everything in between. No visit to the Golden State is complete without a sunset view from the shore, so add these eight stunning beaches to your California bucket list:

1. El Matador State Beach 

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New Photo Sweepstakes – Show us Your #Festival Finds!

Join in the fun! Share your #Festival photos and tips with Trover to win $1500 for travel. From the world’s biggest street party in the city of Samba to Italy’s ultimate food fight, show us your discoveries of the annual celebrations worth traveling for!

Marching band at the Fasnacht festival in Basel, Switzerland.

Add your #Festival finds for your chance to win. Photo by Kumudini.

Have you experienced the lighthearted fun of Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta or the elegant masquerade of Carnevale in Venice? Tell us when and where to find the best yearly events, from local festivities to world-renowned jubilees, for your chance to win a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize!

Upload your photos & tips by September 26, 2017. Write a few lines about your discovery, including when and where the event happens and tag each one #Festival with your description to enter into our sweepstakes for a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize. The more your share, the better your chances. Check out the full #Festival photo list for inspiration!

Festival Photo Sweepstakes – a photo list by Trover


How to Enter the #Festival Photo Sweepstakes:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features a festival or fits the festival 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 26 September 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 “#Festival” 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 September 26th to be considered! 

Read sweepstakes terms and conditions.

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

8 Must-See Snorkeling & Diving Destinations

Dive into the watery deep for up-close encounters with the world’s diverse marine life. From colorful reefs in warm tropical waters to converging tectonic plates in the icy currents of the Arctic, travelers around the globe witness some of the most magical sea creatures and undersea geology through snorkeling and diving excursions.

With a set of swim fins, a sturdy pair of goggles, and a wetsuit for the waters that aren’t so warm, you can explore every rocky coastline and blue lagoon. Slip on your snorkel and explore these 8 scenic snorkeling and diving spots:

1. Norman Reef in Queensland, Australia

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New Photo Sweepstakes – Dive in to the #AquaTrove!

H2-Ohhh yeah! Take the plunge into the cerulean waters of the #AquaTrove! For our latest photo challenge, we’re seeking your primo finds of watery fun. From lakeside leisure to wet & wild adventures, show us the best spots to get your feet wet. You could win $1500 for travel!

Woman Snorkeling in Australia

Add your watery finds to the #AquaTrove for your chance to win. Photo by Mark Fitz.

Dive deep into your camera roll to help the #AquaTrove overflow with watery goodness. Have you soaked up the scene of Thailand’s floating markets or discovered Mexico’s secret cenotes? We want to see it! From the serenity of hidden hot springs to the power of thundering waterfalls, share your photos & tips of aquatic marvels, wet adventure & pure fun for your chance to win a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize!

 

Upload your photos by August 29, 2017. Write a few lines about your discovery and tag each one #AquaTrove with your description to enter into our sweepstakes for a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize. The more your share, the better your chances. Check out the full #AquaTrove photo list for inspiration!

Wild Adventures – a photo list by Trover


How to Enter the #AquaTrove Photo Sweepstakes:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features a hiking activity or fits the hiking 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 29 August 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 “#AquaTrove” 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 August 29th to be considered! 

Read sweepstakes terms and conditions.

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

10 Incredible Summer Hikes in Washington State

Attention outdoors lovers! Are you itching for a new adventure but can’t pick a destination? Well, it’s a good time to visit The Evergreen State. You will be astonished by a stunning diversity of landscapes it has to offer. From the deserts of Eastern Washington to the rainforests and beaches of the Olympic Peninsula, and from the long range of peaks in the North Cascades to the active volcanoes of Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens, Washington State is spectacular. Although it may not be known for the best weather all-year-round, the summers here are one-of-a-kind. Here’s a list of ten incredible summer hikes that show off just how beautiful this state is:

1. Tolmie Peak Fire Lookout
Mount Rainier National Park – 7.5 Miles Roundtrip – Difficulty: Moderate

Trover photo by Mark Lloyd.

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