#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!

April 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 David Bjorgen!

Meet David Bjorgen! This graphic designer and adventurer-at-heart loves to “discover new cultures, locations, peoples, and foods.” David and his wife Zena travel part-time zigzagging the globe and documenting their travels on their blog. Among David’s go-to travel gear is a Sony A7R mirrorless camera, 2 favorite lenses (24-70mm f/4 and 14mm f/2.8), his trusty Sirui carbon fiber travel tripod, and a pair of noise-canceling earbuds to eliminate the noisy hustle and bustle of being on the go. We’re blown away by David’s awesome photos, detailed travel insights, and his passion for all aspects of travel, from food and culture to nature and landscapes. We asked David o tell us about his favorite destinations he’s shared on Trover. Take it away, David. . .  Continue reading

March 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 Jonas Vesterlund!

Laurels overlaid on mountain range

Congratulations to this month’s scholar, Jonas Vesterlund!

Meet Jonas Vesterlund! This avid traveler & amateur photographer loves outdoor activities like hiking and camping. He has a spectacular eye for serene sun-soaked landscapes and can “smell adventure from miles away.”  The perks of working for a domestic airline in Sweden help him get out and explore, with 82 countries on his list and counting. We asked Jonas to tell us about his favorite destinations he’s shared on Trover. Take it away, Jonas. . .  Continue reading

October 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 Sophia Field!

 

Meet Sophia Field, an entrepreneur working to launch a tech startup for philanthropy. After more than a decade in the San Francisco area, Sophia landed in Seattle where she enjoys exploring around the city, both near and far. Sophia loves nature, photography, and, of course, travel! She’s a longtime member of the Trover community and has been spreading the word since she first joined! We asked Sophia to share a few details about her travels and favorite discoveries shared on Trover. Take it away, Sophia. . .  Continue reading

Peru Travel: 10 Essential Experiences

With vibrant culture, diverse terrain, and fascinating Inca heritage, Peru is a hotspot for South American travel.

In the Peruvian city of Cusco, June 24th marks the celebration of Inti Raymi, also known as the Incan Festival of the Sun. In honor of the winter solstice celebration, we’ve collected 10 of our favorite discoveries throughout Peru:

1. Machu Picchu

Trover photo by Mary Hill

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