15 Works of Latte Art Too Beautiful To Drink

Latte art is more than a process of pouring steamed milk into a shot of espresso – it’s an actual art! Any barista can make a latte, but not every coffee shop worker can draw a teddy bear into a tiny cup of super hot coffee and foam.

Like with every other art form, there are varying degrees of difficulty, creativity, and talent that go into latte art, but some of the best works of latte art are so incredible and beautiful that you won’t want to drink them! Read on for 15 Works of Latte Art Too Beautiful to Drink From Around the World:

1. Matcha Green Tea Latte from Moore Coffee Shop in Seattle, Washington

Latte art from Moore Coffee Shop in Seattle, Washington

Trover photo by Sophia Field

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5 Seattle Walks You’ll Love

Summer is a lovely time to take advantage of sun and breezy weather to enjoy a walk in one of Seattle’s beautiful parks or check out one of the many city trails. Here are 5 walks for you to consider for your next trip out in Seattle.

Discovery Park

The city’s largest park with wonderful wildlife and over 11 miles of hiking trails.

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Photo by Veronika Patrashko.

Green Lake

The 2.8 mile trail around this in city lake is great for walkers, bikers,  and roller skaters.

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Photo by Brielle Miller.

Burke-Gilman Trail

Once a railroad, this popular trail in and around Seattle goes on  for almost 20 miles.

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Photo by James Grindle.

Myrtle Edwards Park

Located on Elliott Bay, this waterfront park is connected to the new Seattle Sculpture Park.

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Photo by Josh Rohr.

Washington Park Arboretum

Along with an impressive collection of plants, this beautiful park is home to one of the oldest and most authentic Japanese gardens in the United States.

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Photo by Emiko Atherton.

Check out more great hikes from around the world here. Why not come on over to Trover.com and let us know your favorite city walks? See you there.

Pacific Northwest Weekend Getaways for You

The Pacific Northwest is a collections of bests: best camping, best views, best regional food, best music scene, best cafes… We could go on. A typical day could be waking up in your tent to a gorgeous sunrise in the Olympic National Park, taking a ferry ride through Elliot Bay, walking around a Pike Place market and then settling down to a delicious dinner with a glass of Northwest wine. All of this makes this beautiful, green, aqueous, and mountainous region one of the most popular and unique destinations in the world. We have rounded up some of the best places to visit for you to consider for your next weekend away. Let us know what you discover over at Trover.com.

San Juan Islands

With over 700 islands, the San Juans offer gorgeous views, beaches, and whale watching.

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Photo by Monica Ewing.

Seattle

The largest city in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle retains its small town feel with its many charming neighborhoods.

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Photo by our very own Matt Hudgins.

Portland

Famous for being off the beaten path and slightly eccentric, Portland also has a sophisticated food and brewery scene.

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Photo by Julio Gleske.

Mt. Ranier

One of a chain of volcanoes up and down the Pacific Northwest, this iconic mountain practically floats above the Seattle skyline.

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Photo by Martha Tolentino.

Vancouver

Bike around Stanley Park, enjoy a bustling water front, or seek out a myriad of different cuisines. Vancouver is Seattle’s worldly cousin.

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Photo by Backpacking Bella.

Crater Lake, Oregon

Enjoy the reflections on the pristine waters of the deepest lake in the United States.

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Photo by Suzannah Maree Photography.

Victoria, Vancouver Island

A charming town with an English flavor, Victoria offers high tea, Butchart Gardens and a fabulous Royal British Columbia Museum.

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Photo by Chasing Adventure.

Cannon Beach, Oregon Coast

Walk golden sand beaches and enjoy the majestic sea stacks that loom on the horizon.

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Photo by Paige Spee.

Mt. St. Helens

After the 1980 eruption that blew the entire top of this volcano to smithereens, life is making a comeback on the slopes of Mt. St. Helens. The Visitor Center offers an excellent overview.

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Photo by Gavin Burns.

Olympic National Park

Home of Hurricane Ridge and the Hoh Rain Forest, there are many trails to explore in this beautiful park for all ability levels.

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Photo by Clint & Jamie Preisendorfer.

Mt. Hood

The tallest point in Oregon, visit the National Historic Landmark Timberline Lodge for an overnight stay.

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Photo by Annemarie Vivolo.

Columbia River Gorge

Famous for its views and its excellent windsurfing, visitors can also enjoy amazing views, outstanding food, and  wonderful music.

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Photo by Melissa G.

Still itching for more Weekend Away ideas? Find them here. Head on over to Trover.com for more inspiration!

10 Best Aquariums in America

Kids or no kids, aquariums are pretty awesome places to hang out. There’s just something about submerging yourself into a world of sharks, jellies, and tropical fish (from behind safe walls of glass, of course) that really excites the little kid in all of us.

With so many great aquariums in the U.S. and so much to admire and learn about, narrowing your focus can be a challenge. To help guide your search, we’ve assembled a list of the 10 best aquariums in America. Let’s dive in:

 

1. The Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia

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2. The Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, California

Trover photo by Kate R

 

Which is perhaps best known for its brilliant collection of jellyfish:

Trover photo by YoungAdventuress

 

3. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois

 

4. Scott Aquarium at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium in Omaha, Nebraska

Trover photo by Erik Rowley

 

5. The National Aquarium in Baltimore, Maryland

Trover photo by Nick Pagano

 

6. The Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Trover photo by Intrepidor

 

7. Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut

Trover photo by Benny Goh

 

8. Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Trover photo by Jaisen Mohamed

 

9. The New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts

Trover photo by Tati

 

10. The Seattle Aquarium in Seattle, Washington

Trover photo by Jon Battle

 

How’s that for some underwater inspiration? Thankfully, these 10 best aquariums make up only a small portion of the incredible public and private aquariums all across the United States. Check out an even bigger list of American aquarium eye candy here, and don’t forget to share your own aqua-discoveries on Trover!

Striking Sculptures

What sculptures a city or town chooses to display as public art can be a window into their identity. From classic Parisian busts to Seattle’s modern sculpture parks, these striking works of art will inspire you to a take a moment to contemplate art and what it means for a city’s civic pride. Your own private viewing awaits.

Rodin Museum, Paris, France

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Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle, WA

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Umlauf Sculpture Gardens, Austin, TX

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Storm King Art Center, Orange County, NY

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Platja de la Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain

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Cloud Gate, Grant Park, Chicago, IL

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Still have some time for more artistic endeavors? Find some of the best art from around the world  in our Art From Around The World List. Need more artistic inspiration? Find the best art around the world at Trover.com.