May 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 A World of Backpacking!

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Woman SmilingMeet Tine, the passionate traveler behind A World of Backpacking! This Danish biologist and travel blogger is the founder of the Danish Travel Bloggers network and recently defended her master’s thesis in Animal Physiology. Congratulations, Tine!

Tine started her first solo backpacking trip seven years ago. Traveling for both studies abroad and her own adventures, Tine has racked up visits to more than 35 countries on 6 continents. She loves to get into nature, trek, see wildlife, and camp, adding “I appreciate a hot shower when I get home, as well.” We love the colorful captures and off-the-beaten-path travel tips that A World of Backpacking contributes to the Trover community. We asked her to share a few notes about her travels and favorite discoveries she’s shared on Trover. Take it away, Tine. . . Continue reading

13 Remarkable Rice Terraces

Providing more than a fifth of the total calories consumed by humans worldwide, rice is a pretty incredible grain. Also incredible are the beautifully intricate rice terraces that were used in early mass farming of the world’s favorite ancient grain.

While terraced fields can be found all over the world, below are 13 of our “hand-picked” favorite remarkable rice terraces:

1. The 2,000 year old Banaue Rice Terraces in Banaue, Philippines

Considered by some to be the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” and it’s easy to why.

Trover photo by Cam Wears

 

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New and Notable: Trending Places

New and Notable: Trending Places

Need a few more entries for your bucket list? Our talented Trovers are hard at work digging up new travel destinations from Thailand to Turkey. Visit the site of the world’s first mausoleum, comb beaches in Thailand, or grab a coffee in a sunny port in the Mediterranean. Our Trovers are inspired to show you the world.

Da Nang, Vietnam

Encircled by mountains to the west and ocean to the east, Da Nang is an important cultural port city.

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Trover photo by Olga Lakota

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

Named in honor of a former king, the islands outside the city have become popular with backpackers.

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Trover Photo by World on a Leash

Limassol, Cyprus

An ancient town full of history, one of the busiest ports in the Mediterranean.

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Trover photo by Michele Thulborn-Chapman

Ao Nang, Thailand

Excellent rock climbing and scuba diving on the west coast of the Thai Peninsula.

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Trover photo by Jay Sheen

Bodrum, Turkey

Originally named Halicarnassus, this city was home to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

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Trover photo by B.Wise

Check out other destinations getting attention in our What’s Hot List. Seized by wanderlust? Take a virtual tour of the best of everywhere at Trover.com.

World’s Most Beautiful Lantern Festivals

Whether floating across the night sky in the hundreds, drifting gently across the water, hanging from summer trees, draped on temples to ring in the New Year, or simply dangling from the ceiling in your bedroom, lanterns have a unique way of transfixing us with their graceful, glowing beauty.

Luckily for us, there are dozens of festivals and celebrations around the world that feature lanterns. Below are some of our favorites that have been shared by your fellow Trovers:

The Yi Peng Festival of Lights in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Trover photo by Drew Hopper

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