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 Sandy Smith!
Meet Sandy Smith! This Chicago native is a prolific traveler who calls Nashville “home.” Now retired, Sandy is always up for an adventure! Frequently traveling stateside to visit family, she always makes time for her wanderlust, exploring cultural and historical sites that she’s discovered thanks to her fellow Trovers. A self-described “simple traveler,” she prefers to stay “in the moment” and travel light opting to capture moments on her iPhone and a small pocket-size Sony DSC-RX100M2 with a Carl Zeiss lens. When she’s not on the go, Sandy is active in her community, loves to sail, and hikes throughout central Tennessee. We asked Sandy to share a few of her favorite discoveries she’s shared on Trover over the years. Take it away, Sandy!
Pyramids of Giza, Egypt
I wanted to visit Egypt since I was a little girl and was given a View Finder with slides of the Seven Wonders of the World, which planted the seed to travel and discover as much as I could about diverse places, people and their culture outside my little Chicago suburban window. I have expanded my never-ending Discovery list to purposely include UNESCO World Heritage sites around the globe to see for myself why those particular sites have been singled out for preservation.
I love the history of Southern Spain and the imprint of various cultures on the land and its people, especially the Moorish influence. One of my favorite things to do as I visit someplace I look for natural framing for photos. A frame within a frame if you will. This opening in the palace wall provided exactly what I was looking for.
Dubrovnik West Harbour, Croatia
In many popular tourist spots, it is well worth the effort to take the long way around or climb the stairs to the highest point. In short, I like to get a different perspective, which is why my favorite way to see a city, village or countryside is by walking. Most people take the road up to the fortress and miss this view.
Follow Sandy on Trover to see what she discovers on her upcoming adventure. She’ll explore Turkey’s UNESCO World Heritage sites and celebrate the fusion of cultures over the centuries. Stay tuned!
Thank you, Sandy, for sharing your spectacular perspectives with the Trover community! Enjoy the $500 for travel. We can’t wait to see what you discover next!