Secret Gardens

Travel to some of the world’s most beautiful secret gardens found by our hard-working Trovers. Secret gardens have represented a tranquil respite from the to and fro rush of the day to day since ancient times. Here are some of the loveliest gardens posted by our fantastic Trovers from around the world. No digging required.

Chihuly Garden and Glass Sculpture Garden, Seattle WA

Dr. Seuss would feel right at home with the towering rock candy sculptures, shimmering mirror ponds, and jelly crystal spheres.


The Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, England

Built in the Indian style from the 18th century, the seaside gardens of the royals.


Giverny: Monet’s Tranquil Muse

Monet created the gardens at Giverny so he could paint flowers and foliage.


The Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy

Created as private gardens for the most powerful Italian family in Renaissance Italy, the Medici family, this garden is now open to the public.


Kew Gardens, Richmond, England

Beginning as a merger of royal gardens in the 18th century, Kew is the  largest collection of the world’s living plants.


Butchart Gardens, Victoria B.C

Built by the wife of a cement magnate, thousands travel to B.C. to have tea and walk these beautiful gardens.


Tokyo Imperial Palace Gardens

The royal gardens of the Imperial family are open to the public.


Bangalore Palace Gardens, Bangalore, India

Designed in the Victorian style.


Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Lavish gardens of the Turkish Sultans.


Jardin Majorelle, Marrakesh, Morocco

The culmination of 40 years of work by the French painter Jacques Majorelle.


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10 Best Fall Hikes in Washington State

Autumn has come to the Pacific Northwest at last. It’s time for cooler weather and hot beverages – but as any Washingtonian will tell you, the mountains are always in season.


The vista halfway up to Lake Serene, outside Gold Bar, WA. Photo by Joe Ratliffe

Washington State has some of the most beautiful and scenic hiking trails which can be enjoyed throughout all seasons. And we have collected the Best Hikes in Washington to help you do just that.

Want a sneak peek? Of course you do.

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PAX Attendee’s Guide to Seattle

Visiting Seattle for the Penny Arcade Expo? Awesome! Welcome to the Pacific Northwest!

But if you spend every minute in the stuffy convention center, you’re missing out.

Between workshops, panels and sing-alongs, grab a breath of fresh air and see a Seattle-special spot.

From bars to street art to museums, there are literally thousands of awesome things to do in the Emerald City. We’ve selected just a few of the very best.

People-Watch in Westlake Park, Downtown Seattle


Join the other pedestrians chilling out in Westlake Park, near downtown.                                          Photo by Katalyst

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12 Things To Do in Seattle

Think you’ve done everything there is to do in the Seattle area? Let’s find out.

Here’s a list of 12 things you can do in the Emerald City:

1. A Seattle HeliTour. Highlight? Being able to point and shout at one’s own house.Seattle HeliTour

 Photo by Jason Karas

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Trover’s Guides to Everywhere

There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.
– Robert Louis Stevenson

There is so much awesome stuff in the world. Incredible vistas, local cuisines, hidden gems. One lifetime is just enough to barely scratch the surface.

Luckily, we don’t have to find it all by ourselves. There are thousands of Trovers all over the world, eagerly sharing the best stuff they’ve found.

They’ve done the research and snapped the photo. Now we get to indulge.

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