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

Discovery of the Year 2018!

We asked YOU to decide which of 2018’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 Jay Ngai! Jay’s electric find of Hong Kong’s Tak Hing Street reflects a changing cityscape. Jay takes home a $1500 Expedia Travel Prize and ultimate bragging rights. Time for more Troving, Jay! We can’t wait to see where you head next.

Neon signs reflected on car top.

Trover’s Discovery of the Year 2018. Photo by Jay Ngai of Tak Hing Street, Hong Kong.

The competition was close with so many fantastic discoveries! Honorable Mentions and high fives to Brent Hall for his Valley of Fire freeway in Nevada, to Mike DiRenzo for his sun-streaked slot canyon in Arizona, and to Gerrit Ebert for his magical Milky Way shot from New Mexico.

Photo Collage: Highway in desert, sunlight streaming through slot canyon, and orange tent under milky way.

Honorable Mention to Brent Hall, Mike DiRenzo & Gerrit Ebert.

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 2018 a wonderful journey. Check out Trover’s Best of 2018 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 2018 – a photo list by Trover

Trover’s Discovery of the Year!

We asked YOU to make the final pick for Trover’s Discovery of the Year by thanking your favorites and touching the hearts️ of Trovers like you. And the results are in. .  .

Congratulations to Meg Jaeger! Meg captured Switzerland’s majestic Matterhorn meeting the early morning light. This magical sunrise moment nabbed Meg a $750 Expedia Travel Prize. Time for more Troving, Meg! We can’t wait to see your next adventure.

Matterhorn peak reflected in lake at sunrise

Trover’s Discovery of the Year 2017. Photo by Meg Jaeger of Zermatt, Switzerland

With so many spectacular discoveries, the contest was close! Honorable Mentions and high fives to Jeff Larson for his hidden waterfall hike in Utah, to Amritha for her picturesque pink lake in Mexico, and to David Bjorgen for his radiant reflections from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

Collage of canyon waterfall, woman standing at pink lake, and architecture at a mosque

Honorable Mention to Jeff Larson, Amritha & David Bjorgen

Thank you to everyone for sharing the world with the Trover community and showing love to your fellow Trovers. You made 2017 a wonderful adventure brimming with breathtaking discoveries, keen insider tips, and fascinating travel stories! From the hippest hot spots to hidden gems off the beaten path, your far-flung finds have shown us the best of everywhere. Check out Trover’s Best of 2017, thank and follow all of the nominees for their amazing discoveries, and get inspired for your next adventure. Keep sharing your jaw-dropping finds and travel tips in 2018—you might take home the next prize!

Best of Trover 2017 – a photo list by Trover

The Sublime #StunningStructures Winner

Take a deep breath, soak in the serene scene and contemplate the beauty of this divine find from Bali. Then congratulate AdventureJ, the lucky winner of a $1500 Expedia travel prize for her #StunningStructures discovery from Indonesia! The lakeside temple of Pura Ulun Danu Bratan is an iconic image of Bali and a unique sight to behold. AdventureJ notes the surrounding grounds make for enjoyable exploration while offering relief from Bali’s heat and humidity. Looks like pure bliss to us!

Bali Temple by AdventureJ

AdventureJ describes this temple “set in the mountains beside a beautiful lake…” as truly unique.

Your gorgeous photos and in-depth travel tips for the #StunningStructures Photo Sweepstakes were, well. . . stunning! With over 3500 photos & descriptions from 125 countries, you’ve raised the bar and built an astounding collection of gravity-defying dwellings, architectural featssimple beauty, and fresh perspectives.

Congratulations to our lucky winner! Follow AdventureJ to see where adventure takes her next.  Thank you to everyone who shared your #StunningStructures with the Trover community. From ancient wonders to modern marvels, your photos & tips contribute to the mosaic of awesome.

Be sure to check out the full list of #StunningStructures, give some love to your favorites and find new fellow Trovers to follow! Trove on!

Trover’s Discovery of the Year!

You made 2016 a year of adventure, savvy insights, and inspiring travel stories —and we loved every minute of it! From far-flung travels to the coolest local finds, you’ve taken us around the globe and shared your discoveries. We asked YOU to make the final pick for Trover’s Discovery of the Year by thanking your favorites and touching the hearts️ of Trovers like you. And the results are in. .  .

Portugal's Quinta da Regaleira

Trover’s Discovery of the Year. Photo by Crystal Provencher

Congratulations to Crystal Provencher! Crystal captured this dramatic and dizzying discovery from Portugal’s Quinta da Regaleira! This find earned Crystal a $750 Expedia Travel Prize. Time for more Troving, Crystal! We can’t wait to see more from your adventures.

With so many unique discoveries, competition was tight! Honorable Mentions and high fives to Rachel Samanyi for her Washington wandering, Lina Rahmanian for her tranquil moment from Iran, and Tony Biale for his sun and shadow-banded shores of Maine.

Honorable Mention to Rachel Samanyi, Lina Rahmanian, & Tony Biale

Thank you to everyone for showing love for your favorites and sharing your discoveries with the Trover community. Check out all of Trover’s Best of 2016, give thanks to the nominees, and find inspiration for your next adventure. Keep up your travels and tips in 2017!

Best of Trover 2016 – a photo list by Trover