Trover Travel Scholarship Winner for January

It’s not only the start of a new year, but the start of a new month. What does that mean? It means we get to announce another recipient for the Trover Travel Scholarship!

What’s that? Basically, we give a $500 scholarship every month to one inspiring Trover – to help them pursue their travel dreams and explore the gems of this wonderful world. Cool, huh?

Well, without further ado, we are pleased to award the Trover Travel Scholarship for the first month of 2015 to BackpackME!


BackpackME, aka Ashray and Zara, are two travel bloggers from India and Portugal. They’re currently circling the globe and sharing their very much multicultural perspectives on travel as they jump from country to country.


They met in Dubai in 2011, each already an experienced traveler. And when they found that perfect traveling companion, Ashray and Zara decided to dedicate their lives to traveling together – and they have lived the dream ever since!

In 2012, they hit up Latin America for a year. In 2013, they traipsed though the U.S.A., Central Europe, and South East Asia. In 2014 they were back in South America. You can check out their travel map for the full resume!


All we can say is that we feel so fortunate to have this dynamic duo on Trover. Congratulations and thank you, BackpackME, for motivating us with your passion for seeing the world!

Want to know who else has been a scholarship winner? Find out who our November and December recipients were!