How to Post Discoveries to Trover

Trover has been dubbed the baby of Instagram and TripAdvisor or a kind of Pinterest for travelers.

But what exactly is it and how do you use it?

In a nutshell, Trover is a place for travelers, explorers, and wanderers of all kinds. It’s free on iOS and Android devices, as well as on the Web.

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From renowned landmarks to local gems, Trover is a place where you can find and share adventures with a community who shares your passion for exploration.

ProTrover Tip: All of the photos and descriptions on Trover are user-created originals. Please only upload photos that meet that criteria and our Terms and Conditions.

Getting Started on Trover

The #1 thing that many people do on Trover is share their travel stories. Here’s how to upload your first discovery.


1. How to Upload a Photo on Trover

You can add photos to Trover via mobile upload or via your desktop computer.




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ProTrover Tip: If you are uploading photos from your desktop computer, you can even add photos from your Facebook or Instagram profile.

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2. Pick your photo and geo-tag it.

When you pick a photo to post, think about what travel lovers want to see. Photos that are beautiful, well-lit, and in-focus make the best discoveries.

This photo works!


Adding a location is a crucial step! It lets other Trovers know exactly where you found something awesome and how to find it for themselves.

Select the correct location from the list – or if it’s missing, create a new entry for it. Either way, you’re helping other explorers enjoy your great discovery. Yay for good travel karma!


3. Share details about the place in the description field.

Keep in mind, the best descriptions are helpful to others. This can take the form of a personal recommendations or travel tip, general comment on the experience, or even an inspiring story about your journey to that destination.

ProTrover Tip: Use Trover to create a visual collection all of your travel journeys!


Here’s another example of a great description:

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Here’s another example of a great description:


4. Share it! 

One last step, hit the post button and share your discovery. Easy peasy!


To see some awesome discoveries on Trover, check out what our Top Trovers are posting and then get cracking! #TroveOn Explorer!

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#Market Photo Contest

May is for Markets. Show us your best photos from the market: crafts, artisans, regional food, fresh fruits, and veggies, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win $1500.

Ready to get started? Upload your #Market photos now.


Your #market photo, like this one by Bashar Alaeddin, could win $1500. 

So, how do you enter?

1) Upload an original photo of a market to Trover.

2) Write some great details about the market. (You could talk about the food you ate, the things you bought, or any travel tips you may have for others who may want to visit it.)

3) Include “#market” in the details field.

4) Post your discovery and you’ll be entered to win $1500!

If you want a more detailed explanation about how to enter a Trover contest, check out our How to Enter a Trover Contest blog post.

This contest is a sweepstakes. The more cool market photos you upload, the higher your chance of winning $1500!

Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on May 20.

Already posted your market photos to Trover? Just edit the details to include “#market” and they’ll be entered for the contest.

Read complete rules and eligibility.

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12 Amazing Photos from China

Covering an area of over 9 billion square kilometers, China really is a huge place to get lost in. With national gems that range from being 10 years old to thousands of years old, it’s a great place for any curious traveler!

Here are just 12 reasons to make a trip to China:

1. Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai.

Trover photo by Mark Rentz

Trover photo by Mark Rentz

2. Li River, Guilin.

Trover photo by The Planet D

Trover photo by The Planet D

3. Great Wall of China, Beijing.

Trover photo by Ai Long

Trover photo by Ai Long

4. Opera House, Beijing.

Trover photo by Juan Valdés

Trover photo by Juan Valdés

5. Yak Meadow, Lijiang.

Trover photo by Dave Terry

Trover photo by Dave Terry

6. Yellow Mountain (Huangshan).

7. The Hanging Monastery, Datong.

Trover photo by Ai Long

Trover photo by Ai Long

8. Xizhou village, Yunnan.

Trover photo by  Benjamin Sørensen

Trover photo by Benjamin Sørensen

9. Temple of Heaven, Beijing.

Trover photo by Carl Bolstad

Trover photo by Carl Bolstad

10. Tiger Leaping Gorge, Deqen.

Trover photo by Thijs

Trover photo by Thijs

11. Road to Danba, Ganzi.

Trover photo by  TurtlesTravel

Trover photo by TurtlesTravel

12. Terracotta Warriors, Xi’an.

Trover photo by Fabiana Ciatti

Trover photo by Fabiana Ciatti

Here’s an even longer list of awesome things to do in China: Explore China.

Trover Travel Scholarship Winner: May

Every month at Trover, we like to give $500 to a traveler who has been inspiring us with their exciting adventures, their passion for getting out into the world, and their dedication to sharing the awesome experiences their feet take them!

For the month of May, we are excited to award the Trover Travel Scholarship to Escaping Abroad!




So who is Escaping Abroad?

Escaping Abroad, aka James, is a passionate explorer who decided that the office life was not enough for him. Instead of remaining “chained to a desk,” James cut the chains and set off to experience the world and everything in it.


Today, we get to follow him on his journey as he kindly shares his adventures with us on Trover. We sure are grateful that there are travelers out there like James to inspire and motivate us to get out and see the many wonderful things around us.

View Escaping Abroad’s photos on Trover

Congratulations and keep exploring, James!

Connect with James today via:


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Follow Friday: Introducing Rachel Samanyi

Hello there, Trovers!

Today, we want to introduce you to Rachel Samanyi: our Follow Friday-er for this week.


Hometown: Born in Tanzania. Currently lives in Seattle, Washington.

Occupation: Occupational Therapist.

Do you prefer solo travel, couples travel, or travel with friends? Why? I prefer to travel with my husband and our adorable dog Coco (a Lhasa Apso). Traveling with him makes me feel more safe and that I’m not alone when exploring these new places. I also love the fact that I get to experience these cool places with my husband.

If you could live anywhere, where would you live? Zanzibar (a beautiful tropical island in East Africa).
Trover photo by Margy Moore

Trover photo by Margy Moore

What’s your craziest travel mishap story? Went chasing Auroras (Northern Lights) in the Okanogan Forest one time. The weatherman said we are going to have clear skies that night and the chance of seeing the Northern Lights was excellent from that area. When we got there, we got hammered with the craziest snow ever! Didn’t see anything that night! But we were able to see the Auroras the following night!  It was breathtaking. I’ll never forget that night.

Why do you like Trover? It’s so cool! It has helped me to discover these cool places that I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to!

When traveling, it is most important to…always prepare yourself for anything and most of all— just have fun! 

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