February 2020 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 Kostas Brejaart!

Meet Kostas Brejaart! This freelance photographer and anthropologist was born on the beautiful history-rich island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea. Now calling the Netherlands home, he recommends fellow travelers check out the hidden gem of Amersfoot, his hometown. “If you ever find yourself in the beautiful country of the Netherlands, stop by in the relatively small city of Amersfoort for beautiful architecture, an unbelievable medieval city gate & a great atmosphere.” His international exploration doesn’t stop at travel–Kostas also loves coffee, good books, and music, specifically coffee from Tanzania, Russian literature (especially Dostoyevsky) and the music of Australian rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. We love Kostas’ love of all things travel, from awe-inspiring architecture to breathtaking nature! His unique perspectives and detailed descriptions offer a deeper understanding to the discoveries he shares. We asked Kostas to talk about a few of his favorite travel experiences with the Trover community. Take it away, Kostas!

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January 2020 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 Antje Te!

Meet Antje Te! This teacher from Stuttgart, Germany is also a lifelong learner who loves to read. An experienced traveler who never leaves home without her sunglasses and trusty iPhone for snapping adventure along the way, she takes advantage of holidays to get out and explore, especially the small towns of Italy including her favorite destination of Camogli, an under-the-radar getaway on the Italian Riviera. When not on the go or sharing her worldly knowledge with her students, she likes to spend time with family. We love the vibrant perspectives Antje Te captures on her travels throughout Europe and asked her to share a few of her favorite discoveries. Take us away, Antje!

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December 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 Gary Burke!

Meet Gary Burke! His colorful cinematic photos reflect an appreciation of movies and video games, while in-depth travel insights capture the story behind his delightful discoveries. As an avid traveler, his home in New York City is a great jumping-off point for exploration. And as a toy photographer and enthusiast, there’s always a few action figures tucked in his bag, perfect for toy photography on-the-go! Gary emphasizes packing light for your travels—making the switch to a Sony A6300 mirrorless last year lightened his own camera bag. Along with a few personal tidbits and travel tips, we asked Gary to tell us about his favorite discoveries he’s shared on Trover. Take it away, Gary!

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November 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 Sandy Smith!

Meet Sandy Smith! This Chicago native is a prolific traveler who calls Nashville “home.” Now retired, Sandy is always up for an adventure! Frequently traveling stateside to visit family, she always makes time for her wanderlust, exploring cultural and historical sites that she’s discovered thanks to her fellow Trovers. A self-described “simple traveler,” she prefers to stay “in the moment” and travel light opting to capture moments on her iPhone and a small pocket-size Sony DSC-RX100M2 with a Carl Zeiss lens. When she’s not on the go, Sandy is active in her community, loves to sail, and hikes throughout central Tennessee. We asked Sandy to share a few of her favorite discoveries she’s shared on Trover over the years. Take it away, Sandy!

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October 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 Jakub Bors!


Meet Jakub Bors! This explorer’s passion for our beautiful world is apparent in his vivid photography. He has no shortage of spectacular scenes to shoot near his home in Scotland’s incredible Isle of Skye. Finding freedom and inspiration in travel, Jakub combines thorough research with getting “purposely lost,” noting that it’s a “little bit of unplanned adventure that ends up being the best.” He doesn’t leave home without his camera gear, a Sony A7r ii with a 24-240mm F/3.5-6.3 lens. To share his love of photography and help feed his wanderlust, Jakub created Clever Photographer, where fellow shutterbugs can improve their skills through online-courses and photo tools. We asked Jakub to share a few insights on his favorite finds with the Trover community. Take it away, Jakub! Continue reading