September 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 Kirk & Lynn!


Meet Kirk & Lynn! These Bay Area adventurers work hard so they can spend their free time traveling. They love long weekends exploring their California stomping grounds and take two trips a year to explore far and wide. This team of Trovers capture travel moments on an iPhone 10 and their matching Canon EOS Rebel T7i’s. They recommend researching “the trip prior to traveling and plan your own personal adventure.” Beyond travel, Lynn is an antiquing aficionado and Kirk is the muscle for all those unique finds. Kirk’s specialty is landscape photography with a wide-angle lens, while Lynn likes to use zoom lenses for closeups and animal photos. We asked Kirk & Lynn to tell us about their favorite experiences they’ve shared on Trover. Take it away, you two . . . Continue reading

July 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 Michael Schuier!


Meet Michael Schuier! This avid traveler recently made the leap from gerontology student to full-time photographer. You can see what this pro is shooting with down below! A longtime member of the Trover community, he started out sharing finds close to home in Georgia. The feedback from fellow Trovers pushed his photography and travels further. His adventures often focus on the United States where he can travel longer and more frugally, noting there’s a lot to see! In addition to photos, Michael collects sand as a keepsake of his adventures. His mantle proudly displays a colorful array of sandy souvenirs from Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in Utah, North Carolina’s Topsail Island, the black sand beaches of Iceland, and many more. As he pursues photography fulltime, Michael hopes to meet more members of the Trover community.  We asked Michael to tell us about his favorite experiences he’s shared on Trover. Take it away, Michael. . .  Continue reading

February 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 Binbin Zheng!

Meet Binbin Zheng! A self-proclaimed gear nerd, he captures spectacular cityscapes and natural wonders on his medium format Phase One & SONY A7R point & shoot. This avid photographer is also a motorcycle lover & rockin’ bass player. Binbin is frequently on the go, splitting time between Shanghai, Vancouver, and several airports. He recommends bringing your best photog mate to make your travel experience more enjoyable and for friendly competition. We asked Binbin to tell us about his favorite destinations he’s shared on Trover. Take it away, Binbin. . .  Continue reading

#GreatOutdoors Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Bryan Van Veldhuizen for capturing the sublime sight of Yosemite Falls. This stunning scene from California is the winning entry of our #GreatOutdoors Photo Contest. Congrats, Bryan—enjoy your $1500 for travel!

Bryan Van Veldhuizen’s winning entry from Mariposa County, California.

Bryan’s discovery showcases the thrilling beauty of the #GreatOutdoors and how every season offers a new way to see nature in all its glory. Bryan notes “the Upper and Lower Yosemite falls are quite a view to be admired” and we couldn’t agree more! Catch a glimpse through the towering trees of water cascading down the mountain—an epic sight! Thank you, Bryan, for sharing your adventures with us! Follow Bryan on Trover to see where his travels lead.

Thank you to everyone who shared their spectacular finds from the #GreatOutdoors. From tranquil landscapes to heart-pounding pursuits, we can’t get enough of your discoveries and tips from the #GreatOutdoors. Find ideas for your next outdoor adventure here!

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The Golden State: 12 California Park Discoveries

National parks and state parks and local parks, oh my! The state of California is chock-full of diverse and wonderous protected lands, from the towering canyons and valleys of Yosemite National Park to stretches of warm and sandy coastlines.

Whether you’re planning a summer road trip down the West Coast, in search of an interesting place to camp, or just perusing, we’ve assembled some of the best Trover discoveries that capture the beauty of California’s many parks.

1. Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County

Photo by Sam Wibowo

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