December 2019 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 Gary Burke!

Meet Gary Burke! His colorful cinematic photos reflect an appreciation of movies and video games, while in-depth travel insights capture the story behind his delightful discoveries. As an avid traveler, his home in New York City is a great jumping-off point for exploration. And as a toy photographer and enthusiast, there’s always a few action figures tucked in his bag, perfect for toy photography on-the-go! Gary emphasizes packing light for your travels—making the switch to a Sony A6300 mirrorless last year lightened his own camera bag. Along with a few personal tidbits and travel tips, we asked Gary to tell us about his favorite discoveries he’s shared on Trover. Take it away, Gary!

Xi’an, China
I never thought that I would actually get to see the Terracotta Army figures in Xi’an. I was in awe being so close to such a historical site.

Shanghai, China
This is a look at everyday life in Shanghai. I like the human element in this shot.

Times Square, New York City
The colors and vibrancy of New York City are on display.

LaGuardia Airport, New York
A simple shot at the airport makes me feel anticipation for my next trip.

Be sure to follow Gary on Trover to get the scoop on his latest travels and unique insider tips! His upcoming adventure to Thailand is sure to fill your feed with wanderlusty goodness. You can also catch Gary on Instagram and Flickr to see more of his travels and fun toy photography!

Thank you, Gary, for sharing your fantastic finds and travel stories with Trover! Enjoy the $500 for travel. We can’t wait to see where you go next!


Scholarship Terms & Conditions