The Sublime #StunningStructures Winner

Take a deep breath, soak in the serene scene and contemplate the beauty of this divine find from Bali. Then congratulate AdventureJ, the lucky winner of a $1500 Expedia travel prize for her #StunningStructures discovery from Indonesia! The lakeside temple of Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is an iconic image of Bali and a unique sight to behold. AdventureJ notes the surrounding grounds make for enjoyable exploration while offering relief from Bali’s heat and humidity. Looks like pure bliss to us!

Bali Temple by AdventureJ

AdventureJ describes this temple “set in the mountains beside a beautiful lake…” as truly unique.

Your gorgeous photos and in-depth travel tips for the #StunningStructures Photo Sweepstakes were, well. . . stunning! With over 3500 photos & descriptions from 125 countries, you’ve raised the bar and built an astounding collection of gravity-defying dwellings, architectural featssimple beauty, and fresh perspectives.

Congratulations to our lucky winner! Follow AdventureJ to see where adventure takes her next.  Thank you to everyone who shared your #StunningStructures with the Trover community. From ancient wonders to modern marvels, your photos & tips contribute to the mosaic of awesome.

Be sure to check out the full list of #StunningStructures, give some love to your favorites and find new fellow Trovers to follow! Trove on!

Trover’s Discovery of the Year!

You made 2016 a year of adventure, savvy insights, and inspiring travel stories —and we loved every minute of it! From far-flung travels to the coolest local finds, you’ve taken us around the globe and shared your discoveries. We asked YOU to make the final pick for Trover’s Discovery of the Year by thanking your favorites and touching the hearts️ of Trovers like you. And the results are in. .  .

Portugal's Quinta da Regaleira

Trover’s Discovery of the Year. Photo by Crystal Provencher

Congratulations to Crystal Provencher! Crystal captured this dramatic and dizzying discovery from Portugal’s Quinta da Regaleira! This find earned Crystal a $750 Expedia Travel Prize. Time for more Troving, Crystal! We can’t wait to see more from your adventures.

With so many unique discoveries, competition was tight! Honorable Mentions and high fives to Rachel Samanyi for her Washington wandering, Lina Rahmanian for her tranquil moment from Iran, and Tony Biale for his sun and shadow-banded shores of Maine.

Honorable Mention to Rachel Samanyi, Lina Rahmanian, & Tony Biale

Thank you to everyone for showing love for your favorites and sharing your discoveries with the Trover community. Check out all of Trover’s Best of 2016, give thanks to the nominees, and find inspiration for your next adventure. Keep up your travels and tips in 2017!

Best of Trover 2016 – a photo list by Trover

Winners for #BestOf5 Birthday Sweepstakes

Congratulations to our THREE #BestOf5 winners! We are proud to announce the sweepstakes winners for our 5th Birthday #BestOf5 Photo Contest: Sharrie Shaw, Jason Zite and rabbit.Hole!

See all of the tremendous personal best photos tagged to the #BestOf5 sweepstakes.

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Paradise Bay in Antarctica – photo by Sharrie Shaw.

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Waves at the Wedge – photo by Jason Zite.

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Guide through the Semien Mountains in Ethiopia posing on the edge – photo by rabbit.Hole. 

Congrats to each of you for being a phenomenal photographer, and thank you for sharing your wonderful adventures on Trover! Check your email for details on your $500 prizes.

#Blue Travel Photo Contest Winner

Last week we ended our most recent Travel Photo Contest, a celebration of all things #Blue.

From sky to sea and everything in between, you shared more than 5,000 beautifully #Blue photos from nearly 150 countries around the world, making this one of our most successful Travel Photo Contests ever! THANK YOU!

We loved the stories and adventures you shared with us, from flowery fields and fishy feasts to mountain lakes and cliff-side towns. And while every discovery you posted made us fall more in love with the color #Blue, there could only be one lucky winner.

That winner is…

Kumudini, who shared this gorgeous shot of Chefchaouen, Morocco!

Trover photo by Kumudini

Congratulations and enjoy your $1500 prize, Kumudini! We can’t wait to see where your travels take you next.

To see more of Kumudini’s awesome travel photos, be sure to follow her on Trover. And of course, keep an eye on the Trover Blog for details about our next Travel Photo Contest!

#Colorful Photo Sweepstakes Winners

Everything’s better in color, and travel photos are no exception!

Last week we ended our latest Travel Photo Sweepstakes, a celebration of all things #Colorful. In only two weeks you shared more than 4,100 brilliantly #Colorful travel photos from nearly 130 countries around the world, making this one of our most successful Sweepstakes ever – THANK YOU!

We knew this Sweepstakes would be one of our favorites, which is why we decided to award three $500 prizes. Good thing we did, because you took us to tropical beaches and magical cities, showed us inspiring adventures and incredible markets, and added vibrancy and life to our community with every shot. And while we loved every single photo you shared with us, there could only be three lucky winners.

Those winning discoveries are…

Camping on Old Snowy Mountain in Washington State by Tara Jones

#Colorful camping in Washington State

 

Ka Inato Restaurant in the Philippines by Foodie n Traveler

#Colorful travel photo from the Philippines

 

Maharat Pier in Bangkok, Thailand by Nita Gulati

Maharat Pier in Bangkok, Thailand

 

Thanks for sharing these awesome #Colorful discoveries Tara, Foodie, and Nita! We hope you enjoy your $500 prizes and that you continue to share your travels and adventures on Trover!

For more information on future happenings at Trover, make sure to keep an eye on the Trover blog, and don’t stop sharing the Best of Everywhere with us!