5 Years of Troving! Tag your #BestOf5 for the Celebration!

Lantern celebration photo by Drew Hopper

Tag a few favorite photos from your profile with #BestOf5 and you could win $500. Photo by Drew Hopper.

Trover is five years old this summer! We’re celebrating with a special #BestOf5 photo collection & contest that highlights 5 years of top troving. Join the party by adding a few favorite photos from your profile. You can win some $$ for travel too!

To enter, look through your own Trover photos and tag a few #BestOf5 photos.

It’s been a wild virtual adventure watching the Trover map fill up over the past 5 years. As a community, trovers have crossed 192 countries and shared over 500,000 awesome places. And every day we see more great finds, stunning photos, and juicy stories flowing through our Seattle HQ. We still pinch ourselves at how cool it all is.

Thank you for allowing us to come along for the ride. Your talent, curiosity, and enthusiasm inspire us every day. We’re bolder, braver, and more adventurous than we were – thanks to you.

Tag Your #BestOf5 Trover Photos

This is a sweepstakes contest – no judges.  We’re just hoping you look back through your Trover collection, relish in the awesome places you’ve been, and tag a few of your favorites for all of us to enjoy.

How to Enter the #BestOf5 Travel Photo Contest

1) By July 4, tag up to 5 of your Trover photos with #BestOf5.   

2) Voila! You’re in the running for one of three $500 prizes!

Want more details on how to win a Trover sweepstakes? Check out How to Enter a Trover Contest.

Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. PT on July 4, 2016.

Read complete rules and eligibility.

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

Trover 101: Introducing Cover Photos for Lists!

You work hard to make your photos look as good as possible. You also work hard to put together beautiful and interesting lists of travel photos you find here on Trover. Shouldn’t those lists be something you want to show off to family and friends and other world travelers? We think so.

That’s why we’re super excited to announce a brand new feature for the Trover website: Cover Photos for Lists! With Cover Photos, you can bring your your Bucket List to life, show off your most beautiful discoveries, and capture the mood of a trip-planning inspiration list.

Cover Photos for Lists on Trover

 

Adding your own Cover Photos for Lists couldn’t be easier:

Simply hover your cursor over the gear icon that appears on a discovery in list-view and select “Use as cover photo.

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The page will reload, and the top portion of your selected discovery will now appear as the cover photo! To change the cover photo for your list, simply repeat the same process with a new photo.

This feature is currently only available on the desktop version of Trover.com, but keep your eyes on the Trover Blog for announcements in the future about Cover Photos on mobile apps and other exciting product features!

 

Trover 101: Introducing the Superfollow!

There’s a lot of love going around on Trover. We see it every day when you guys thank each other for posting incredible discoveries from around the world, comment with kind words of encouragement, and tell other users that you like their photos by adding them to your own lists. We love that!

Now we’ve added another feature to allow you to share the love and stay up-to-speed on the Trovers you love to follow: the Superfollow! This feature is very simple: when you Superfollow someone on the website or Android and iOS apps, you will receive a notification when they post new discoveries. How awesome is that?! No more missing out on incredible shots by your favorite Trovers.

To Superfollow someone on Trover, follow these simple steps:


Step 1: Make sure you’re following the user!

Superfollowing the awesome Chrystal Hutchinson is a great place to start!

 

Step 2: Click on the star next to the follow button

 

Et voila! If the star is red, you are now Superfollowing this user and will get notifications when they post new photos!

To unSuperfollow the user, just click the red star again. Users will not be notified when you Superfollow or unSuperfollow them.

 

Same process for iOS and Android:

 

We hope you enjoy the new Superfollow feature on Trover! If you have any questions or feedback on this or any other Trover feature, shoot us a note at feedback@trover.com. And of course, to stay up to speed on everything we’re up to, don’t forget to Superfollow us on Trover and (regular) follow us on Instagram, Facebook, TwitterGoogle+ and Pinterest!

 

Secret Gardens

Travel to some of the world’s most beautiful secret gardens found by our hard-working Trovers. Secret gardens have represented a tranquil respite from the to and fro rush of the day to day since ancient times. Here are some of the loveliest gardens posted by our fantastic Trovers from around the world. No digging required.

Chihuly Garden and Glass Sculpture Garden, Seattle WA

Dr. Seuss would feel right at home with the towering rock candy sculptures, shimmering mirror ponds, and jelly crystal spheres.

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The Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton, England

Built in the Indian style from the 18th century, the seaside gardens of the royals.

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Giverny: Monet’s Tranquil Muse

Monet created the gardens at Giverny so he could paint flowers and foliage.

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The Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy

Created as private gardens for the most powerful Italian family in Renaissance Italy, the Medici family, this garden is now open to the public.

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Kew Gardens, Richmond, England

Beginning as a merger of royal gardens in the 18th century, Kew is the  largest collection of the world’s living plants.

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Butchart Gardens, Victoria B.C

Built by the wife of a cement magnate, thousands travel to B.C. to have tea and walk these beautiful gardens.

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Tokyo Imperial Palace Gardens

The royal gardens of the Imperial family are open to the public.

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Bangalore Palace Gardens, Bangalore, India

Designed in the Victorian style.

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Dolmabahce Palace, Istanbul, Turkey

Lavish gardens of the Turkish Sultans.

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Jardin Majorelle, Marrakesh, Morocco

The culmination of 40 years of work by the French painter Jacques Majorelle.

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Find out How Your Garden Grows with more beautiful destinations from around the world and find more inspiring destinations from Trovers around the world on Trover.com.

Follow Friday on Trover

Here are 5 Trovers you should connect with this week!

1. Divya Desa/ blehlovesfood

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Divya is a world traveler hailing from Mumbai, India who has been working in the hospitality industry “since she was barely legal.” This hardcore foodie is all about the culinary experience and record all of her global gastronomic adventures in her blog blehlovesfood. Start following this taste tester on Trover today!

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