July 2018 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 Eccentric Englishman!

Meet Eccentric Englishman, the man in the yellow hat! The Eccentric Englishman (a.k.a. Rob) is a travel photographer and blogger “traveling the world with a glass of wine in one hand and a camera in the other.” Rob shares colorful and whimsical finds from around the globe, shooting on his Nikon D7200 & Samsung S8. And he never leaves home without Fluff Bear—the “International Bear of Mystery”—who has his own passport and flight log. We asked Rob to share a few details about his travel photography and favorite discoveries shared on Trover. Take it away, Eccentric Englishman. . . 

Garden by the Bay, Singapore
Gardens by the Bay had been on my bucket list since I saw the photos some years ago. They looked crazy, modern and unique. Seeing them was amazing, what humans can do if they put their minds to it! Also, they are extremely eco-friendly!

Garden by the Bay, Singapore

Bodegas Marqués De Riscal, Spain
I like Rioja, both the region and the wine! Frank Gehry designed a hotel at the Marques De Riscal Bodega there and it is a truly stunning piece of architecture. I’d seen so many pictures of it and wanted to take something of a different picture to everything I had seen. The answer was to focus on the detail. Myself and Tam, my long-suffering better half, spent a great week in Rioja, tasting wine and seeing the remarkable architecture, not just at Riscal but at some of the other Bodegas like Ysios.

Bodegas Marqués De Riscal, Spain. Photo by Eccentric Englishman

Aillas, France
Aillas is a blink-and-you-miss-it village in France. The reason I like it is because it is near Bordeaux and wine country! A lot of the Bordeaux vineyards have enormous history, you can see 1000 year old olive trees in Chateau Pape Clement! It is also a fairly good dark sky location for milky way photos. This photo was a single shot, not a stack and passed through deep sky stacker program.

Aillas, France. Photo by Eccentric Englishman

Follow Eccentric Englishman on Trover to keep up with his adventures. Next on the list is Mount Teide, Tenerife for a bit of astrophotography! Rob notes that “Most people go to Tenerife and the Canary Islands for the beaches, but we are going for the stars! Mount Teide is a volcano with Observatories on top. It also has one of the darkest skies in Europe!” Sounds out of this world!

You can also catch Eccentric Englishman on Instagram and read more of his unique slant on life and travel on his blog Eccentric Englishman.

Thank you, Eccentric Englishman, for sharing your colorful finds, hidden gems and playful perspectives! We can’t wait to see your next adventure. Enjoy the $500 for travel!


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