#Delicious Photo Challenge Winners

Some say the International Language is love. Others insist it’s Esperanto. Here at Trover HQ, we’re convinced it’s food!

Last week we ended our latest Trover Photo Challenge, during which we asked you to share your most #Delicious travel photos, and you definitely delivered! From food trucks in Portland to seafood markets in Thailand, you shared more than 3,200 #Delicious discoveries from 110 countries around the world, igniting our appetites and warming our hearts in the process. Thank you!

We knew we would have way too many favorites to pick just one winner for this contest, so for the first time ever, we created three $500 prizes for the discoveries that best captured what makes traveling so #Delicious. And while every discovery you shared made us drool over our keyboards just a bit, there could only be three winners.

Those winning discoveries are…

A cute cheesecake from the Urban Hotel in Madrid, Spain by There & Back Again

#Delicious mini cheesecake from Madrid

 

This Falafel plate from YAROK in Berlin, Germany by Kate Stella

#Delicious falafel plate from Berlin Germany

 

#Delicious gelato from Gelato Gusto in Brighton, England by Veerle Evens

#Delicious gelato from Brighton, England

Thanks for sharing these truly #Delicious discoveries Veerle, Kate, and There & Back Again! We hope you enjoy your $500 prizes and continue to share the best of your part of the world on Trover!

Thanks also to everyone who made this contest so wonderful and so #Delicious. And of course, make sure to keep an eye on the Trover blog for the announcement of our next contest!

 

#WeekendGetaway Photo Sweepstakes Winner

We just ended our most recent Travel Photo Sweepstakes, which was all about sneaking in an awesome #WeekendGetaway or two before summer’s end.

From mountaintop camping trips to urban explorations, sunny beach towns to marine adventures, you showered us with thousands of beautiful travel photos from dozens of countries around the world, making this Sweepstakes a huge success. So thank you!

And while every photo you shared made us want to pack our bags and head out on an adventure, there could only be one lucky #WeekendGetaway winner.

That winner is…

Mel T, who shared this gorgeous shot of Catseye Beach on Hamilton Island, Australia!

Hammock on Hamilton Beach, Australia

Trover photo by Mel T

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

To see more of Mel T’s awesome travel photos, be sure to follow her on Trover and Instagram.

And of course, keep an eye on the Trover Blog for details about how to win big in our next contest. (It’s a good one.)

August 2015 Trover Travel Scholarship Winner

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At Trover, we are perennially excited to see the incredible photos you share every day. To celebrate the bravery and talent behind those awesome, inspirational shots, we award one monthly $500 travel scholarship to a Trover who has particularly wowed and inspired us with his or her photography.

Without further ado, the winner of the $500 August 2015 Trover Travel Scholarship is Esther Levy!

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Esther Levy is a physical therapist from Miami Beach with an insatiable wanderlust. With discoveries across the US and Europe, her ability to capture the vibrant colors of the landscape in her extensive travels have left us in awe again and again. She always includes great detailed descriptions on getting the best experience in a place, sharing useful tips about what to order in restaurants or when to visit certain places for the optimal experience.

Thanks for sharing your fantastic photos with the Trover community, Esther! We hope you’ll continue to adventure and keep capturing the beauty of travel for the rest of us. Enjoy the $500!

To see more of Esther, visit her blog or her pages on Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest.

#Waterlust Photo Challenge Winner

We love water here at Trover HQ. Turns out, so do you!

Over the past week, you shared more than 5,000 incredible photos from nearly 140 countries around the world, making #Waterlust one of our most successful photo challenges ever! THANK YOU!

Your record-breaking participation provided us countless hours of lusting over beautiful locations around the world, locations perfect for swimming, diving, boating, snorkeling, surfing, fishing, tubing, scuba diving, kayaking, kite surfing, beaching, waterfall sliding, cliff jumping, and so much more. And while every discovery you posted made us want to pack our bags and jump right in, only one could win the photo challenge and $1,500 grand prize.

That photo is…

This inspirational shot, capturing the pure joy of adventure atop Mt. Rinjani‘s volcanic hot springs. Kudos to photographer Martin Yong!

Waterlust travel photo contest winner, hot springs at Mt Rinjani.

Thanks for satisfying our #Waterlust and sharing the beauty from your corner of the globe, Martin! Enjoy the $1,500 prize – we hope to see more of your discoveries on Trover soon!

To see more inspiring photos from Martin, follow him on Trover. And of course, keep an eye on the Trover blog for our next photo contest!

#Hiking Travel Photo Sweepstakes Winner

We asked you to help us kick off the summer season with your best photos of hiking locations around the world, and you guys delivered!

You shared thousands of beautiful, interesting, and informative travel photos from incredible hiking locations in nearly 100 countries. That makes #Hiking one of our most successful sweepstakes ever!

Thank you to everyone who participated for inspiring us to get outside and discover “The Best of Everywhere.” Out of the thousands of submissions we received, though, there could only be one lucky winner.

That winner is…

Jonas Vesterlund, who shared this awesome shot of hiking Namibian sand dunes!

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Trover photo by Jonas Vesterlund

Congratulations and enjoy the $1,500 prize, Jonas! We hope you continue to explore the great outdoors and share your adventures with the rest of us on Trover!

To see where else Jonas explores, check out his Instagram channel – and of course follow him on Trover!

Check out the ultimate #Hiking destinations list here, and make sure to keep an eye on the Trover blog for our next contest!