#History Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Karen Grubb for her festive find from Cusco, Peru! This dynamic display of traditional dance at the famous Cusco Cathedral is the winning entry of our #History Photo Contest. Congratulations, Karen! Make 2020 a year for the history books with $2020 of Expedia travel.

Women in colorful dresses dancing in front of a brink cathedral

Karen Grubb’s winning #History entry from Cusco, Peru.

With so many wonderful photos and fabulous travel stories highlighting history, Trover Ambassador Laurence Norah had a tough time choosing the winner. In the end, Laurence loved the colorful capture of this lively moment in a historic setting, along with a detailed description providing interesting context to this travel tidbit. Noting a great photo can transport the viewer to the scene, Laurence imagined himself witnessing this moment thanks to Karen’s photo. We asked Karen to share more about her winning discovery and herself with the Trover community.

I’m from San Luis Obispo, California. My passions include travel and pretty much anything outdoors. I’m happiest up in the mountains with a little dirt under my nails and grease in my hair.

I don’t normally gravitate towards larger cities but I fell in love with Cusco! The architecture in the main square is beautiful. It’s a great place to get a sense of Cusco’s history through the juxtaposition of Inca and Spanish colonial architecture. I was lucky enough to stumble upon this religious procession during the Fiesta de la Virgen Natividad on my last day in the city.

Thank you, Karen, for sharing your spectacular photos and highlighting this historic (and beautiful!) destination. Check out more of Karens’s finds and follow her on Trover to see what she discovers on a future adventure to the Scottish Highlands, inspired by her daughter, Skye, and an appreciation of the Outlander series set in the majestic Scottish landscape.

Thank you, Laurence, for making the tough decision and to all of the Trover community for sharing your extraordinary #History travel stories! See the full list to discover the history behind the world’s hidden gems!

10 Discoveries to Celebrate the Vibrant Hues of Mexico

This week marks the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a tradition celebrated by those of Mexican ancestry across the world. In remembrance of friends and family who have passed, graves and shrines are decorated with orange Mexican marigolds (the flowers of the dead), sugar skulls, paper decorations, traditional foods, among other vibrant adornments. In honor the multi-day celebration, we’ve collected 10 of the most colorful Trover discoveries captured throughout Mexico.

1. Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City

Woman wearing skull makeup balancing bowl on her head in Mexico.

Photo by Gareth Davies

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New Photo Sweepstakes – Share Your Discoveries #InStone

Revel in the mysteries of history! Share your photos and travel tips of discoveries immortalized #InStone to win $1500 for travel. From the historic cemeteries of Argentina to the monumental engineering of ancient Egypt, tell the Trover community about the must-see discoveries built #InStone.

Ancient Greek columns wit blue sky

The Acropolis of Athen, Greece. Photo by Kostas Brejaart

Have you witnessed the City of the Incas cloaked in mist or captured the magic of Celtic standing stones? Share your finds of spooky cliffside castles, vine-shrouded temples, and abandoned cave dwellings. Tell us the details of your #InStone discoveries for your chance to win a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize!

Upload your photos & tips by October 30, 2017. Write a few lines about your discovery and tag each one #InStone with your description to enter into our sweepstakes for a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize. The more you share, the better your chances. Check out the full #InStone Photo Sweepstakes list for inspiration!

#InStone Photo Sweepstakes – a photo list by Trover


How to Enter the #InStone Photo Sweepstakes:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features stone or fits the #InStone theme. You can upload to Trover.com or the iOS App or Android AppBe sure to upload before the contest ends at 11.59 p.m. PT on 30 October 2017.

2) Write a couple of lines about your discovery. This could be details about the destination or activity, tips on how to find it or what to do there, or any interesting facts or stories about your discovery. Include “#InStone” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win the $1500 Expedia voucher!

This is a Sweepstakes. The more eligible photos you upload, the higher your chance of winning!

This sweepstake is only open to NEW Trover photos. Add yours by October 30th to be considered! 

Read sweepstakes terms and conditions.

Questions? Talk to us at feedback@trover.com.

New Photo Sweepstakes – Show us Your #Festival Finds!

Join in the fun! Share your #Festival photos and tips with Trover to win $1500 for travel. From the world’s biggest street party in the city of Samba to Italy’s ultimate food fight, show us your discoveries of the annual celebrations worth traveling for!

Marching band at the Fasnacht festival in Basel, Switzerland.

Add your #Festival finds for your chance to win. Photo by Kumudini.

Have you experienced the lighthearted fun of Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta or the elegant masquerade of Carnevale in Venice? Tell us when and where to find the best yearly events, from local festivities to world-renowned jubilees, for your chance to win a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize!

Upload your photos & tips by September 26, 2017. Write a few lines about your discovery, including when and where the event happens and tag each one #Festival with your description to enter into our sweepstakes for a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize. The more your share, the better your chances. Check out the full #Festival photo list for inspiration!

Festival Photo Sweepstakes – a photo list by Trover


How to Enter the #Festival Photo Sweepstakes:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features a festival or fits the festival theme. You can upload to Trover.com or the iOS App or Android AppBe sure to upload before the contest ends at 11.59 p.m. PT on 26 September 2017.

2) Write a couple of lines about your discovery. This could be details about the destination or activity, tips on how to find it or what to do there, or any interesting facts or stories about your discovery. Include “#Festival” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win the $1500 Expedia voucher!

This is a Sweepstakes. The more eligible photos you upload, the higher your chance of winning!

This sweepstake is only open to NEW Trover photos. Add yours by September 26th to be considered! 

Read sweepstakes terms and conditions.

Questions? Talk to us at feedback@trover.com.

15 Colorful Reasons to Visit Spain this Summer

Red may be the color most closely associated with Spain, but it’s not the only color you’ll see on the streets and in the villages of this beautiful country.

From tiles to flowers, cathedrals to produce markets, Spain is full of vivid colors that will transport you to a rich culture centered on food, wine, and sensational festivals. Here’s a glimpse of the brilliant colors you can expect should you visit Spain!

1. The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain

Trover photo by Matt Hughes

 

2. Street festival in Ronda, Spain

Trover photo by Sara W

 

3. Stained glass at La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by Pavi Thomas

 

4. Júzcar, aka “Smurftown,” Spain

Trover photo by Jessica Bowler

 

5. The Concurs de Castells de Tarragona competition in Tarragona, Spain

Trover photo by Tom Stahl

 

6. Belmond La Residencia in Deià, Spain

Trover photo by Michaela Balazsova

 

7. Street art in the Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by I’m Out of the Office

 

8. Colorful row houses in Villajoyosa, Spain

Trover photo by Travel with all senses

 

9. Tiled bench in the Gaudi-designed Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by KHYLAsophy

 

10. Fresh produce at the Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, Spain

Trover photo by David Wildridge

 

11. Stained glass at the Basílica de Santa Maria del Pi in Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by Vincent Ramundo

 

12. Hotel San Gill in Seville, Spain

Trover photo by Nataliya Trikur

 

13. Gaudi-designed Casa Batlló in Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by Stephan Popescu

 

14. Colorful gardens competing in the Cordoba Patio Festival in Cordoba, Spain

Trover photo by YoungAdventuress

 

15. Streets decorated for Festa Major de Gràcia in Gràcia, Barcelona, Spain

Trover photo by Jessica Bowler

 

Need more reasons to visit Spain this summer? Check out the full list of beautiful vivid colors across Spain here, and don’t forget to share your own photos of colorful Spain on Trover!