November 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 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!

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7 Reasons You Need to Visit Hvar, Croatia

Croatia is on a lot of Trovers’ travel lists this year. One of the most luxurious and sunny spots in Croatia, this island of incredible natural beauty is known as Queen of the Dalmation Islands. Gorgeous sugar sand beaches, crystal blue waters, huge fields of lavender and delicious olive oil are just some of the sights and local products to choose from while visiting. Enjoy delicious food in chic Hvar town or explore one of the other 1185 islands.

1. Hvar Island


Photo by Kate Stella.

2. Stari Grad (Old Town)

stari grad

Photo by Alexandra van Heeswijk.

Photo by Seba_TravelBug.

4. Jerolim Island


Photo by Bo Crew.

5. Hvar Town

Hvar town

Photo by Adventurous Kate.

6. Hvar Castle


Photo by Monique Ribeiro.

7. Zlatni Rat


Photo by Cindy Baker.

Find more sites in Croatia here. And as usual, visit us over at

20 Most Romantic Honeymoon Destinations

For those busy planning weddings, it can be easy to forget about the best part: the honeymoon! The honeymoon is your chance to let the stress and busyness of getting ready for your big day melt away as you lie on a tropical beach, stroll the streets of an ancient European city, or simply enjoy good food and the company of your partner.

To help get you started in the planning and day-dreaming, we’ve assembled a list of 20 of the most romantic honeymoon destinations from around the world. Read on for your daily dose of travel inspiration:

1. Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Trover photo by Curiosity & Co.


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7 Spots Every Game of Thrones Fan Needs to Visit

Though perhaps best known for its gory death scenes, HBO’s fantasy drama Game of Thrones actually scores high on many production elements, from its intricate costumes to its awesome special effects.

As travelers and wanderlusters, though, our eyes go straight to the gorgeous locations around the world used for filming. With Season 5 now over and summer officially here, it’s time to pack your bags and tour some of the locations behind your favorite show:

1. The Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland

This beech tree-lined road was used in the show as the Kings Road and the Dark Hedges of Armoy.

Trover photo by Randi Lynn

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