#InStone Photo Sweepstakes Winner

Explore the epic wonders of the ancients! Carol Hammer’s remarkable find from Jerash, Jordan was ages in the making and is the winning entry of our #InStone Photo Sweepstakes! Congratulations to Carol, the lucky winner of a $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Ancient road lined with Greco-Roman columns.

Carol Hammer’s winning #InStone discovery from Jordan.

The ancient city of Gerasa at Jerash boasts a collection of Corinthian columns, a unique oval forum, the Temple to Artemis, and Hadrian’s Arch. As a superior example of Greco-Roman architecture and one of the largest sites of its kind outside of Italy, Jerash makes for “an incredible day of exploration!” Thank you, Carol, for sharing your historic find and travel insights with the Trover community. Follow Carol on Trover to see her discoveries from across the globe. Congrats, Carol!

The Trover community’s eye-popping sites and captivating details from over 100 countries include towering templesdivine discoveries, and a peek into the past. Thank you for sharing your #InStone discoveries and adding to the mosaic of awesome! See the full collection of #InStone photos & travel tips. Be sure to thank your fellow Trovers and save your favorites to a list for your own epic adventure!

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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!

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11 New Zealand Sights to Rule Them All

Snow-covered volcanoes, lush rainforests and a staggeringly high sheep-to-people ratio, it seems as if the islands of New Zealand have fallen out of the pages of a storybook… or a Hollywood script. In just the last 20 years, New Zealand has provided the backdrop for a number of big-budget blockbuster films, from King Kong to The Chronicles of Narnia series, and perhaps most notably, The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

September 22nd is the birthday of author J.R.R. Tolkien’s famous characters, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. To celebrate these two sneaky little Hobbitses, and their beautiful land called Middle Earth, we have collected Trover discoveries from eleven of New Zealand’s most breathtaking sights.

1. The Nuns Veil in Gammack, New Zealand

New Zealand sights: Nunns Veil in Gammuck, New Zealand. Snow-covered mountains

Trover photo by Chrystal Hutchinson

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#AquaTrove Sweepstakes Winner

It’s a lake, on an island, in a lake, on an island. Wrap your head around this spectacular discovery and then congratulate our #AquaTrove winner El Conquistador del Mundo, aka Lowell Tejada, for his tongue-twisting find from the Philippines! Congratulations, Lowell! You’re the lucky winner of a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize.

El Conquistador del Mundo’s winning #AquaTrove discovery from the Philippines.

A bus ride, a boat, and a hike will get you to this mind-bending natural wonder. The colorful hues and eye-catching view of Taal Volcano’s sulfuric crater lake are well worth the trek. Check out Lowell’s in-depth tips to find out how to experience his #AquaTrove discovery for yourself.

Thank you to everyone who shared your favorite spots for wet & wild adventure! You flooded the Trove with amazing discoveries from black sand beaches and cascading pools to scenes of tranquility and pure beauty. Take a quick dip in the #AquaTrove to inspire your waterlust and be sure to thank your favorites!

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#TakeAHike Photo Sweepstakes Winner

Jaw-dropping discoveries await when you explore beyond the beaten path—proven by the winning entry of our #TakeAHike Photo Sweepstakes! Congratulations to Where I’ve Been Wandering, aka Sarah Brown, for this monumental find from Alberta, Canada. Sarah is the lucky winner of a $1500 Expedia travel prize!

Hiking trail with rocky outcropping and river.

The winning #TakeAHike discovery from Alberta, Canada. Photo by Where I’ve Been Wandering.

You can experience this rockin’ river wonder on the outskirts of Banff in Johnston Canyon. Sarah serves up great info about hiking in the area and what it takes to reach this natural treasure. Thank you, Sarah, for sharing your epic photo and tremendous travel tips with the Trover community. Be sure to follow Where I’ve Been Wandering on Trover to find out where she wanders next. Congrats, Sarah!

Thank you to everyone for sharing your top-notch spots to #TakeAHike! Your rise-and-shine adventures, take-your-breath away views, and quiet reflection left us ready to strap on that backpack and hit the trail. Be sure to thank your favorites and discover your next spot to #TakeAHike!

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