#BVSBlue Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Kirsten Quist for capturing this beautiful blue celestial scene! This discovery from New Zealand’s Cape Campbell in this winning entry of our #BVSBlue Photo Contest. Congrats, Kirsten—you’re going to Crete for a photo clinic with Trover Ambassador Brendan van Son!

Kirsten Quist‘s winning #BVSBlue discovery from Cape Campbell, New Zealand.

You’ll have to get up early (or go to bed late) to capture the Milky Way in its luminous wonder. Kirsten shared her experience of snapping this starry night.

After a 2:15AM start, a couple hours of driving through fields of cattle and abandoned sheds, and finally a short walk, I arrived at the private entrance (with permission of course) to Cape Campbell lighthouse. I was awarded with a stunning night sky and a peaceful stargazing experience, only interrupted by a beautiful sunrise.

Thanks, Kirsten! Brendan and the Trover team loved the thoughtful description and dramatic perspective of this travel-worthy find. Follow Kirsten on Trover to see more of her impressive discoveries and find out where she heads next!

Competition was fierce for the coveted spot in Brendan’s photo clinic and we were blown away by the stunning discoveries from the Trover community! Honorable Mentions and high fives to Dalibor Brlek for this colorful solar installation from Croatia, to Tim Durtschi for his instant adrenaline rush from Crater Lake, and to Dennis Skyum for his rail station rainbow from Sweden.

Honorable Mention to Dalibor Brlek, Tim Durtschi & Dennis Skyum

Explore the full list of #BVSBlue discoveries to experience the bounty of beautiful blue hues that paint our world. Follow your fellow Trovers, thank your favorites, and keep sharing your photos & travel tips from the wide blue yonder!

Thank you to everyone for participating and adding to the mosaic of awesome. Follow Trover on FacebookTwitter or Instagram. You might see yourself featured or find out your next chance to trove & win!

Exploring Portugal: 14 Stunning Sights

The westernmost country of mainland Europe, Portugal is the continent’s oldest nation-state, having maintained the same borders since 1139. A country as old as it is, Portugal is rich in history and culture, in addition to stunning natural attractions. From buildings decorated in 17th-century tilework to vibrant blue oceans to a 100-year-old urban elevator, this coastal country offers both urban gems and a taste of paradise.

We’ve collected 14 images from across Trover that capture Portugal’s wonderful essence.

1. The Bica Funicular in Lisbon

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July 2018 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 Eccentric Englishman!

Meet Eccentric Englishman, the man in the yellow hat! The Eccentric Englishman (a.k.a. Rob) is a travel photographer and blogger “traveling the world with a glass of wine in one hand and a camera in the other.” Rob shares colorful and whimsical finds from around the globe, shooting on his Nikon D7200 & Samsung S8. And he never leaves home without Fluff Bear—the “International Bear of Mystery”—who has his own passport and flight log. We asked Rob to share a few details about his travel photography and favorite discoveries shared on Trover. Take it away, Eccentric Englishman. . .  Continue reading

#BVSBlue Photo Contest — Win a Trip to Crete

Blue paints our world in vibrant shades, from infinite skies and expansive seas to distant mountains and glacial ice. Share YOUR blue travel finds to join the #BVSBlue Photo Contest. You might win a photography trip to the Mediterranean island of Crete, Greece for a photo workshop with Trover Ambassador Brendan van Son! Show us your new discoveries featuring the color blue and use the tag #BVSBlue to enter.

Glacial sea ice floating in placid water on sunny day

Share your blue discoveries with the tag #BVSBlue for your chance to win a Crete Photo Trip with Brendan van Son!

Have you captured the cerulean cityscape of India’s Blue City or explored the ultramarine maze of Morocco? Snapped crystal blue sea ice against a backdrop of magnificent azure skies? Dig deep into your camera roll for your bold blue discoveries and share them with Trover! The winner will spend 4 days in Crete, Greece (Sept 21 – 24, 2018) to join a photography clinic hosted by Trover ambassador Brendan van Son! Plus, Trover will cover your flights and hotel (up to $3,000). Share your favorite finds from the wild blue yonder for a chance to hone your photography skills surrounded by the warm seas of the Mediterranean. The final winner will be picked by Brendan!

Upload your photos by June 26, 2018. Tag each one #BVSBlue to enter into our contest for a trip to Crete & Brendan van Son Photo Clinic. The more you share, the better your chances. Check out the full list of #BVSBlue photos for inspiration!

#BVSBlue Photo Contest – a photo list by Trover

How to Enter the #BVSBlue Photo Contest:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features the color blue or fits the #BVSBlue 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 26 June 2018.

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 “#BVSBlue” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win a 4 Day Photo Workshop (September 21 – September 24) on Crete with Brendan Van Son and travel expenses (value up to $3,000)!

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 June 26th to be considered! 

Read contest terms and conditions.

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

June 2018 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 RV Outlawz!

Laurels with Scholar Name - RV Outlawz

Meet Veronica & Denny, the digital nomads and explorers at work as the RV Outlawz! This pair of intrepid travelers took their life and home on the road to explore all year round. Veronica & Denny shared details about their RV outlaw lifestyle and a few of their favorite gems discovered along the way. Strap in for this cross-country adventure! Take it away, Outlawz. . . Continue reading