July 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 Michael Schuier!


Meet Michael Schuier! This avid traveler recently made the leap from gerontology student to full-time photographer. You can see what this pro is shooting with down below! A longtime member of the Trover community, he started out sharing finds close to home in Georgia. The feedback from fellow Trovers pushed his photography and travels further. His adventures often focus on the United States where he can travel longer and more frugally, noting there’s a lot to see! In addition to photos, Michael collects sand as a keepsake of his adventures. His mantle proudly displays a colorful array of sandy souvenirs from Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah, North Carolina’s Topsail Island, the black sand beaches of Iceland, and many more. As he pursues photography fulltime, Michael hopes to meet more members of the Trover community.  We asked Michael to tell us about his favorite experiences he’s shared on Trover. Take it away, Michael. . .  Continue reading

June 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 Sue Scimeca!


Meet Sue Scimeca! Her passion for travel began early, exploring the US in a pop-up trailer. Now retired from the healthcare field, this lifelong Illinois resident loves to keep busy, heading out with her trusty & lightweight Canon SX30IS. Her photography hobby lets her capture beautiful memories and has snagged a few awards in the process. In addition to travel & photography, Sue volunteers at a local hospital, loves to garden, has raised tropical fish, bred Siamese cats, and is now active in the Audobon Society! Her secret travel tip is to “make friends in the country you want to visit. . . you will have a much better experience letting them show you around.” We asked Sue to tell us about her favorite experiences she’s shared on Trover. Take it away, Sue. . .  Continue reading

May 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 Olivia-Petra Coman!

Meet Petra Coman! This Transylvanian travel writer & translator spends 3 months a year on the go. She loves kayaking, snowboarding, baking, and clothes! Not only a trail-blazing adventurer, Petra is a trend-setting fashionista with plans to start her own clothing label. Petra relies on her keen eye & Motorola phone for capturing travel moments. Among her go-to gear is a collection of head buffs for sun protection & the perfect accessory for bad hair days. Her secret travel tip is to “Trust your gut when dealing with the locals—it will lead you to fantastic spots and hearts.” We asked Petra to tell us about her favorite destinations she’s shared on Trover. Take it away, Petra. . .  Continue reading

April 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 David Bjorgen!

Meet David Bjorgen! This graphic designer and adventurer-at-heart loves to “discover new cultures, locations, peoples, and foods.” David and his wife Zena travel part-time zigzagging the globe and documenting their travels on their blog. Among David’s go-to travel gear is a Sony A7R mirrorless camera, 2 favorite lenses (24-70mm f/4 and 14mm f/2.8), his trusty Sirui carbon fiber travel tripod, and a pair of noise-canceling earbuds to eliminate the noisy hustle and bustle of being on the go. We’re blown away by David’s awesome photos, detailed travel insights, and his passion for all aspects of travel, from food and culture to nature and landscapes. We asked David o tell us about his favorite destinations he’s shared on Trover. Take it away, David. . .  Continue reading

March 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 Jonas Vesterlund!

Laurels overlaid on mountain range

Congratulations to this month’s scholar, Jonas Vesterlund!

Meet Jonas Vesterlund! This avid traveler & amateur photographer loves outdoor activities like hiking and camping. He has a spectacular eye for serene sun-soaked landscapes and can “smell adventure from miles away.”  The perks of working for a domestic airline in Sweden help him get out and explore, with 82 countries on his list and counting. We asked Jonas to tell us about his favorite destinations he’s shared on Trover. Take it away, Jonas. . .  Continue reading