#History Photo Contest — Win $2020 for Travel

It’s a new year, a new decade and we’re making #History! Post your travel finds with a historic perspective for your chance to win $2020 for travel. From ancient ruins to local lore, show us your photos & tips featuring #History. Trover Ambassador Laurence Norah will select the winner. Include the tag #History in your description to enter. Upload by January 29th to win. Add your discoveries now!

Have you explored the monumental architecture of ancient Egypt, experienced the modern marvels of the World’s Fair, or learned the legend behind a local landmark? Whether you dig into the details of your favorite local haunt or gravitate to UNESCO World Heritage sites, share the story and the #History behind your finds. You could win $2020 for your next adventure and make it one for the history books! Your #History discovery might feature:

  • Historic sites & local landmarks
  • Museums, monuments or memorials
  • Ancient ruins
  • Mysteries of the past
  • Natural history
  • Memorable places

Upload your photos by January 29th, 2020. Write a few lines about your travel find, be sure to include details about the history, and tag each one #History to enter our contest to win a $2020 Expedia Travel Prize. Get some inspiration and see what the Trover community is sharing here!

How to Enter the #Nature Photo Contest:

1) Upload an original photo of an interesting discovery or experience that prominently features or fits the #History 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 29 January 2020.

2) Write a couple of lines about your discovery and share the history behind the place. 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 “#History” in the description field.

3) Et voila! You’re entered to win a $2020 Expedia travel prize!

This is a judged contest. Eligible images must be clear, include a unique description about your discovery, and have an accurate and specific geo-tag. You may upload an unlimited number of eligible photos.

This contest is only open to NEW Trover photos. Add yours by January 29th to be considered!


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

Discovery of the Year 2019!

We asked YOU to decide which of 2019’s dazzling discoveries would be named Trover’s Discovery of the Year. You thanked your favorites and touched the hearts of fellow Trovers, and the final tally is in. .  .

Congratulations to Ladislav Szabó! Ladislav’s stunning capture of Giau Pass in the Dolomites is a great reminder to stop and smell the flowers. Ladislav’s discovery earned him a $2000 Expedia Travel Prize and a year’s worth of bragging rights. Time for more Troving, Ladislav! We can’t wait to see where you head next.

Wildflowers against a backdrop of rolling green hills and jagged mountains.

Trover’s Discovery of the Year 2019. Photo by Ladislav Szabó of Giau Pass, Italy.

What a phenomenal year of discovery and adventure! Competition was close with so many amazing finds! Honorable mentions and high fives to Where I’ve Been Wandering for her mesmerizing Moraine Lake view in Alberta, to Karen Grubb for her iconic capture of Arizona’s Monument Valley, and to Where to Explore Next for her dramatic desert landscape from Canyonlands National Park in Utah.

Thank you to everyone for sharing your travels with the Trover community and showing love to your fellow explorers. From far-flung adventures to local gems, your awe-inspiring finds have lit the way to discovery and made 2019 a wonderful journey. Check out Trover’s Best of 2019 to get inspired, and remember to thank and follow all of the nominees for their amazing discoveries. Keep sharing your unique perspectives and travel stories in 2019—you might snag the next prize!

Best of Trover 2019 – a photo list by Trover

December 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 Gary Burke!

Meet Gary Burke! His colorful cinematic photos reflect an appreciation of movies and video games, while in-depth travel insights capture the story behind his delightful discoveries. As an avid traveler, his home in New York City is a great jumping-off point for exploration. And as a toy photographer and enthusiast, there’s always a few action figures tucked in his bag, perfect for toy photography on-the-go! Gary emphasizes packing light for your travels—making the switch to a Sony A6300 mirrorless last year lightened his own camera bag. Along with a few personal tidbits and travel tips, we asked Gary to tell us about his favorite discoveries he’s shared on Trover. Take it away, Gary!

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Vote Now for 2019’s Discovery of the Year

The nominations are IN for Discovery of the Year! Vote NOW for the winner—just hit the heart on your favorite discoveries from the Best of 2019 list!

You’ve made 2019 an incredible year of discovery! Thanks to the experiences you shared, we stood on the edge of the world, saw fairytales come to life, and floated off to cotton-candy skies. And now it’s time for YOU to pick which of 2019’s awe-inspiring discoveries will be named Discovery of the Year.

How to Vote: 

  1. Review the list of Nominees now.
  2. Press the heart button to vote for your favorite(s).
  3. The Nominee with the most NEW thanks (❤️) by December 22, 2019 will be named 2019’s Discovery of the Year!

Thank you so much for sharing your travel stories and tips with us. We’ll announce the 2019 Discovery of the Year in the New Year. The winner will receive $2000 of Expedia travel for future adventures.

Read Best of 2019 terms and conditions.

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

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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