11 Unusual Museums Around the World

The Lourve, the Met, the Uffizi Gallery – all iconic destinations that are must-sees in each of their respective cities. But what about the Instant Ramen museum in Ikeda, Japan? Or the pinball museum in Seattle, Washington? Despite maybe not having as much historical significance, these museums are sure to provide a fun way to spend an hour or two in any travel venture. Take a look at the ones we found for you here:

1. Cow Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Cow Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Photo by Emma King

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New Photo Contest – Share Your Best #BeachTips

Slather on that sunscreen and grab your towel—we’re heading to the beach! Share your #BeachTips and sun-soaked travel gems for a chance to win $1500 for travel. Pack the Trove with #BeachTips featuring your favorite stretch of shoreline and seaside activities. Write a unique description, include the tag #BeachTips, and use a precise geo-tag to win a $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Panorama of Beach with Paraglider Parahoot

Do you have a favorite ocean view table for sipping craft cocktails? Or know where to build a bonfire while camping on the coast? Dig deep into your camera roll and share your beachy delights with Trover. From boardwalk amusements to parasailing in paradise, share your #BeachTips now. The winning entry will be selected by a panel of Trover judges based on image quality, creativity, description detail and precise geo-tag. Your best #BeachTips could win $1500 for travel!

Share your beach themed photos and tips by May 28, 2018. Write details about your discovery and tag each one #BeachTips to enter our contest for a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize. Check out the full list for inspiration!

#BeachTips Photo Contest – a photo list by Trover


How to Enter the #BeachTips Photo Contest:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features beach locations or fits the #BeachTips 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 28 May 2018.

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 “#BeachTips” in the description field.

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

This is a judged contest. Eligible images must be clear, include a unique description about your discovery, and have an accurate and specific geo-tag. You may upload an unlimited number of eligible photos.

This contest is only open to NEW Trover photos. Add yours by May 28th to be considered! 

Read contest terms and conditions.

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

10 Shining Examples of Japanese Architecture

After you’ve walked the cherry blossom gardens and had the best sushi of your life, you’re bound to encounter beautiful architecture throughout Japan. From castles and pagodas to Shinto shrines, temples and historic buildings provide a glimpse of Japan’s past and cultural roots, while modern structures highlight forward-thinking technology and global influences. Enjoy a few examples of the eye-catching architecture that Japan has to offer.

1. Osaka Castle, Osaka, Japan

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9 Gorgeous Rivers From Around The World

Wherever they carve a path, rivers are integral to the ecosystem, provide sources of freshwater, and have been crucial for transportation throughout history. They’re also a great reminder to just go with the flow! Whether you’re looking for white-water rafting or a lazy afternoon cruise, rivers are always a fun place to spend some time. Soak up the natural beauty and wonder of famous waterways of the world with our current picks for 9 gorgeous rivers.

1.  Blanco River in Hualaihué, Chile

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#Details Photo Sweepstakes Winner

Congratulations to Jason Levine for capturing the spectacular #Details of Tokyo Station. This impressive architecture from Japan’s transit hub is the winning entry of our #Details Photo Sweepstakes. Congrats, Jason—enjoy your $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Octagonal ceiling with eagle, flower and sword detail.

Jason Levine‘s winning #Details discovery from Tokyo, Japan.

Don’t forget to look up for amazing sights and architectural wonders just overhead! Jason notes Tokyo Station’s Marunouchi building “dates back to 1914. The building was destroyed in World War 2 but has been restored to its original glory. . . Enter through the North or South gates to view the rotundas.” Thanks, Jason! Be sure to follow Jason Levine on Trover to learn more details about Japan and his next destination!

Explore the full list of #Details discoveries to find out who guards the palace doors, what words can’t describe, and where the night sky shines all day long. Follow your fellow Trovers and thank your favorite discoveries. Thank you to everyone for sharing your dazzling details!

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