Vote Now for 2019’s Discovery of the Year

The nominations are IN for Discovery of the Year! Vote NOW for the winner—just hit the heart on your favorite discoveries from the Best of 2019 list!

You’ve made 2019 an incredible year of discovery! Thanks to the experiences you shared, we stood on the edge of the world, saw fairytales come to life, and floated off to cotton-candy skies. And now it’s time for YOU to pick which of 2019’s awe-inspiring discoveries will be named Discovery of the Year.

How to Vote: 

  1. Review the list of Nominees now.
  2. Press the heart button to vote for your favorite(s).
  3. The Nominee with the most NEW thanks (❤️) by December 22, 2019 will be named 2019’s Discovery of the Year!

Thank you so much for sharing your travel stories and tips with us. We’ll announce the 2019 Discovery of the Year in the New Year. The winner will receive $2000 of Expedia travel for future adventures.

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

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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#Trovember Photo Contest — 4 Weekly Challenges, 4 Chances to Win

#Trovember is here! Join our month-long photo challenge: 4 weeks of fun and giveaways, 4 different themes, 4 chances to win $1000 for travel. But there’s only one way to enter—use the tag #Trovember! Your first challenge is food. Upload your food-themed #Trovember discoveries all this week. Be sure to write a unique description, include the tag #Trovember, and use a precise geo-tag to win $1000 for travel! Check back next week for your next photo challenge and chance to win!

Help answer the eternal question: “What’s there to eat around here?” Join Week 1 of the #Trovember Photo Contest with your food and drink photos to win a $1000 Expedia Travel Prize. From your favorite neighborhood restaurants to exotic flavors discovered on far-flung adventures, show us your delicious discoveries! Your #Trovember food find might feature:

Share your #Trovember food photos & tips by November 10th, 2019. Get a taste of the competition here! Check back next Monday for Week 2’s #Trovember theme!

#Trovember Photo Contest – a photo list by Trover

How to Enter the #Trovember Photo Contest:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features or fits the weekly #Trovember theme. You can upload to Trover.com or the iOS App or Android AppBe sure to upload before the contest ends at 11.59 p.m. PT on 30 November 2019.

2) Write a couple of lines about your discovery. This could be details about the destination or activity, tips on how to find it or what to do there, or any interesting facts or stories about your discovery. Include “#Trovember” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win a $1000 Expedia travel prize! There will be one winner for each theme.

This is a judged contest. Eligible images must be clear, include a unique description about your discovery, and have an accurate and specific geo-tag. You may upload an unlimited number of eligible photos.

This contest is only open to NEW Trover photos. Add yours by November 30th to be considered!


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

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

#Adventure Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations to David Morring for his jaw-dropping discovery from Alabama! The radiant shot of a caver rappeling into Stephen’s Gap is the Grand Prize Winner of the #Adventure Photo Contest. David takes home an epic prize of $3,000 for travel and $3,000 of Eddie Bauer gear. Congrats, David!

Person rappelling into cave in a shaft of light.

David Morring’s #Adventure discovery from Alabama.

Growing up in northern Alabama, David’s thorough exploration of his small town’s nooks and crannies planted the seeds of his passion for travel. He’s wandering a bit further from home now, managing to tick off 12 countries in the last 12 months. We asked David to tell us a bit more about his winning photo and the adventure in his own backyard: “Most people don’t know that northern Alabama is a Mecca for caving. There are more than 3,000 caves within a hundred-mile radius of my hometown of Cullman. Stephen’s Gap is a 143-foot pit in Jackson County, Alabama. I’d joined several of my childhood friends to go “bounce” (rappel and ascend) the pit. I rapped to the bottom with my photo gear. Around 10 a.m. the sunlight cascaded through the entrance and illuminated the pedestal at the bottom. One of the cavers, Sharon Clayton, clipped into the rope, and I began shooting as she descended into the shaft of light. It was truly an other-worldly moment where everything aligned for the perfect shot. I’m just thankful I was there to capture it.” So are we, David!

Adventure Photographer and Trover Ambassador Jeff Bartlett loved David’s stunning scene. The competition was close and three runners-up will take home $250 for travel & Eddie Bauer gear for their next adventure. Congratulations to Liana Manukyan, Darrel Comeau, and Keith Sutter for their fantastic finds.

Clockwise from left: Liana Manukyan’s Swizterland discovery, Darrel Comeau’s Canada discovery, and Keith Sutter’s Italy discovery.

Thank you to the Trover community for sharing your awe-inspiring #Adventure discoveries and to Jeff Bartlett for making the touch decisions. Explore the full list of #Adventure photos and travel tips. Be sure to follow David, Liana, Darrel & Keith to see what they discover on future adventures. Trove on!