14 Wild Finds: Animals of the World

If you’re a dog person, a cat person, or more of a crocodile person, there’s no denying our fascination with beautiful (and occasionally hair-raising) species scattered around our planet. Whether you’re embarking on a safari adventure or happen upon something crawling in your hotel bathroom, part of the fun of traveling lies in the animals you see along the way.

Celebrate the diverse critters around the world with 14 of our favorite wildlife finds. Beware: with a few of these creatures, this may be as close to them as you’d like to get.

1. Oryxes in Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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#Festival Photo Sweepstakes Winner

We feel like dancin’ to celebrate this colorful capture from the UK’s WOMAD festival. Casper Farrell’s exhilarating discovery of rhythm and motion from Wiltshire, England is the winning entry from our #Festival Photo Sweepstakes! Congratulations to Casper, the lucky winner of a $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Two dancers with large feather headdresses and colorful clothing.

Casper Farrell’s winning #Festival find from the UK.

The World of Music and Dance festival aka WOMAD is the UK’s “celebration of everything that is world music—from bhangra beats and tribal drumming to Mongolian throat singers and Rio inspired dance gatherings.” Casper provides delightful details about this annual event showcasing global sounds and vibrant movement. Thank you, Casper, for sharing your fantastic photo and fun travel tips with the Trover community. Be sure to follow Casper Farrell on Trover to see his collection of festive finds and natural wonders. Congrats, Casper!

Thank you to everyone for sharing your #Festival snapshots from across the globe. We’re topping off our travel to-dos with wet & wild fun, botanical bliss, and high-flying adventure. Check out the full collection of #Festival finds; thank your favorites and build your own list of travel-worthy events!

Be sure to follow Trover on FacebookTwitter or Instagram for travel tips & inspiration and to stay in the know for your next chance to trove & win. Trove on!

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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