October 2019 Trover Travel Scholarship

We are inspired every day by the beautiful discoveries you share with us. To honor the vibrancy and value that each of you brings to Trover, we created the $500 Trover Travel Scholarship. Each month, we award it to one traveler who has particularly inspired us with their photos and stories.

This month, we’re thrilled to award the Trover Travel Scholarship to Jakub Bors!


Meet Jakub Bors! This explorer’s passion for our beautiful world is apparent in his vivid photography. He has no shortage of spectacular scenes to shoot near his home in Scotland’s incredible Isle of Skye. Finding freedom and inspiration in travel, Jakub combines thorough research with getting “purposely lost,” noting that it’s a “little bit of unplanned adventure that ends up being the best.” He doesn’t leave home without his camera gear, a Sony A7r ii with a 24-240mm F/3.5-6.3 lens. To share his love of photography and help feed his wanderlust, Jakub created Clever Photographer, where fellow shutterbugs can improve their skills through online-courses and photo tools. We asked Jakub to share a few insights on his favorite finds with the Trover community. Take it away, Jakub! Continue reading

January 2019 Trover Travel Scholarship

We are inspired every day by the beautiful discoveries you share with us. To honor the vibrancy and value that each of you brings to Trover, we created the $500 Trover Travel Scholarship. Each month, we award it to one traveler who has particularly inspired us with their photos and stories.

This month, we’re thrilled to award the Trover Travel Scholarship to Donny Campos!

Meet Donny Campos! Originally from Costa Rica and now settled in Massachusetts, this globetrotting civil engineer discovered his love of exploration while traveling for work. With his Nikon Z6 in hand, Donny loves photographing dramatic landscapes. He recommends thorough research, traveling light, and waking up early for the best travel experience. We asked him to tell us about his favorite destinations so far. Take it away, Donny . . .  Continue reading

Exploring Portugal: 14 Stunning Sights

The westernmost country of mainland Europe, Portugal is the continent’s oldest nation-state, having maintained the same borders since 1139. A country as old as it is, Portugal is rich in history and culture, in addition to stunning natural attractions. From buildings decorated in 17th-century tilework to vibrant blue oceans to a 100-year-old urban elevator, this coastal country offers both urban gems and a taste of paradise.

We’ve collected 14 images from across Trover that capture Portugal’s wonderful essence.

1. The Bica Funicular in Lisbon

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#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!

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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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Portugal: You Can’t Miss These Top 7 Sights

Imagine old world cathedrals, historical university towns, sun splashed beaches and lush islands: this is Portugal. Once an undiscovered place that was not on travel lists for most tourists, Portugal is now a top destination for Trovers and travelers from all over the world. Discover all the charm and warmth of this beautiful, varied country for yourself.

1. Lisbon

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Photo by Joao Santana.

2. Algarve

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Photo by Fen.

3. Sintra

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Photo by Sara W.

4. Porto

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Photo by I’m Out of the Office.

5. Coimbra

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Photo by Joao Santana.

6. Funchal, Madeira

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Photo by Ana Patrascu.

7. Évora

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Photo by Fen.

Looking for more inspiration? Find out more about Lisbon and Portugal here and here. And why not swing by Trover.com and find more like-minded folks with travel tips and photos? Come on over and say Hello!