5 Great Ideas for Labor Day Weekend 2015

Labor Day Weekend 2015 is right around the corner, and you don’t want to let the last long weekend of summer pass you by, do you? This could be your last chance to get out and enjoy the good weather, treat yourself to a getaway, or indulge in the things that make summer great, so don’t drop the ball on Labor Day Weekend 2015.

Thankfully, our users have shared tens of thousands of beautiful photos from around the world during our photo contests like #Roadtrip and #WeekendGetaway, so you’ll never be without ideas and inspiration for travels near and far. To help get you started with planning for this weekend, we’ve put together a list of 5 Great Ideas for Labor Day Weekend 2015:

1. Go for a hike

Great hikes can be found anywhere. From easy alpine walks to major backpacking adventures, you’re destined to find an awesome hike near you with our list of more than 5,200 awesome #Hiking locations around the world.

O'Hara Lake Hiking Labor Day Weekend 2015

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15 Colorful Reasons to Visit Spain this Summer

Red may be the color most closely associated with Spain, but it’s not the only color you’ll see on the streets and in the villages of this beautiful country.

From tiles to flowers, cathedrals to produce markets, Spain is full of vivid colors that will transport you to a rich culture centered on food, wine, and sensational festivals. Here’s a glimpse of the brilliant colors you can expect should you visit Spain!

1. The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain

Trover photo by Matt Hughes

 

2. Street festival in Ronda, Spain

Trover photo by Sara W

 

3. Stained glass at La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by Pavi Thomas

 

4. Júzcar, aka “Smurftown,” Spain

Trover photo by Jessica Bowler

 

5. The Concurs de Castells de Tarragona competition in Tarragona, Spain

Trover photo by Tom Stahl

 

6. Belmond La Residencia in Deià, Spain

Trover photo by Michaela Balazsova

 

7. Street art in the Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by I’m Out of the Office

 

8. Colorful row houses in Villajoyosa, Spain

Trover photo by Travel with all senses

 

9. Tiled bench in the Gaudi-designed Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by KHYLAsophy

 

10. Fresh produce at the Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Trover photo by David Wildridge

 

11. Stained glass at the Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by Vincent Ramundo

 

12. Hotel San Gill in Seville, Spain

Trover photo by Nataliya Trikur

 

13. Gaudi-designed Casa Batlló in Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by Stephan Popescu

 

14. Colorful gardens competing in the Cordoba Patio Festival in Cordoba, Spain

Trover photo by YoungAdventuress

 

15. Streets decorated for Festa Major de Gràcia in Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by Jessica Bowler

 

Need more reasons to visit Spain this summer? Check out the full list of beautiful vivid colors across Spain here, and don’t forget to share your own photos of colorful Spain on Trover!

#Hiking Travel Photo Sweepstakes

Summer is here and what better way to enjoy the good weather than by going for a hike! Show us a photo of your favorite hiking place – and you’ll be entered for a chance to win $1500.

Ready to get started? Upload your #Hiking photos now.

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Your #hiking photo, like this one by Stoked for Saturday, could win $1500. 

So, how do you enter?

1) Upload an original photo of a hiking location to Trover.

2) Write some great details about the hike. (You could talk about the route you took, the payoff or spectacular view from the top, or any preparation tips you may have for others who may want to take the same hike.)

3) Include “#hiking” in the details field.

4) Post your discovery and you’ll be entered to win $1500!

If you want a more detailed explanation about how to enter a Trover Sweepstakes, check out our How to Enter a Trover Contest blog post.


This is a sweepstakes. The more cool hiking photos you upload, the higher your chance of winning $1500!

Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT on July 3, 2015.

Already posted your hiking photos to Trover? Just edit the details to include “#hiking” and they’ll be entered for the sweepstakes.

Read complete rules and eligibility.

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

13 Family Beach Vacations to Plan This Summer

Looking for a beach destination the entire family can enjoy this summer? Thankfully, the U.S. has family-friendly beach towns and resorts for every kind of family and every budget.

With school ending for the year and temperatures quickly rising, now is the perfect time to plan a summer beach getaway that will please kids of all ages.

Here are 13 awesome family beach vacation ideas to help get you started:

1. Get wet and get wild at Wet’n’Wild Hawaii in Oahu, Hawaii

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5 Places to See Midnight Sun this Summer

Want more sun in your life? It may seem counter-intuitive, but to see the most sun this summer, head as close to the North Pole as you can get!

The “Midnight Sun” is a natural phenomenon that occurs near the Arctic Circle in the summer months, when the tilt of the Earth places the Arctic Circle within reach of the sun’s light for the planet’s entire 24-hour rotation. Depending on how far north you go, the sun can stay up without setting for more than four months!

If you want to experience this strange and beautiful phenomenon, check out these 5 places this summer:

1. Norway

Trover photo by Travel-Ling

Trover photo by Travel-Ling

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