Trover: The Best Travel App

I’ve lived in Toronto for about five years now and still discover new things to see and do in the city regularly. Most of the time, I’ll be walking or biking down the street and randomly stumble upon a store or street I’ve never explored before. In those moments, I feel as if I’m a foreigner in my own hometown, and it’s pretty cool.

Well now my friends, there is a travel app that can make you feel like a tourist in your own city or an expert in a city you’ve never been before. Sounds pretty cool, right? Well, it is, and I’m addicted to it. Everyone, meet Trover

Trover Homepage

Trover Homepage

If you combine travel with Pinterest/Instagram, plus a few other features that would make it even more kick ass, you would get Trover.

Trover reached out to me to ask if I could try out the app and share what I thought about it. Since I like trying new things, especially when it comes to technology, I thought why not? I didn’t know too much about Trover at the time, but within a couple of hours of getting to know what it was all about, I got hooked.

Now, before you proceed to click play on the video above and continue you to sign up for Trover yourself, I must warn you that you can expect to spend countless hours browsing travellers recommendations which could lead to an extreme feeling of wanderlust…

Just don’t say I didn’t warn you!

In this video, we will visit Kensington Market and Wallace Espresso (two of my favourite places in the city), as well as a couple of spots that I have never been to before.

Wallace Expresso Toronto Best Coffee  Innukshuk Toronto

Kensington Market Toronto

A Bit More About Trover

Like I said above, to me, Trover is like the Traveller’s Pinterest/Instagram combined with Google Maps and Yelp (my go-to site for reviews).

Trover allows you to post a photo of a place you’d recommend other travellers experience, add in a short description along with a link, plug in the exact address and voila! You can upload photos from your computer or post straight from your phone. You can also add each photo into a categorized list to make your Trover page a more organized experience for other travellers.

The app lets you browse any locations your heart desires that other travellers have posted about. You can even arrive in a new city, open up the Trover app, and find out what hot spots have been posted by other travellers close to where you are (thanks to the maps plugin).

Trover

Trover Maps

Now, you do need to be somewhat strategic when using the app. Since anyone can sign up and post travel photos, it’s important that you follow the right type of travellers Are you a budget backpacker? Follow other budget backpackers so that you aren’t surprised by the menu of the new restaurant so-and-so recommended. You also want to follow experienced travellers who have a lot of experience and whose opinion you feel you can trust.

Just like Instagram, you can “heart” a photo and leave a comment if you like what you see. This is a great way to get involved within the Trover community and show your support and appreciation for fellow travellers.

I’d love to hear what you think about Trover.

You can check out my page and also sign yourself up. Once you sign up, be sure to leave a link to your Trover page below.

I look forward to checking our what you’ve discovered!

 

 

Kristen Sarah has one of the leading YouTube travel channels and is the head honcho of award-winning travel and lifestyle website, Hopscotch the Globe. She’s also a television host and actress. You can catch her most recently guest starring in Season 4 of Angry Planet and Season 1 of Fabulocity.

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6 Comments

  1. February 27, 2015 / 3:45 pm

    I’m using Trover BUT there are many times when it takes time to upload/download photos. Argh! 🙂

    • March 6, 2015 / 10:28 am

      Agreed! I’m sure they will fix that soon.

  2. January 7, 2015 / 11:12 pm

    I never heard of Trover before. What a great app. I’m going to use it to plan my next trip. Love your posts.

    • January 9, 2015 / 3:20 pm

      Awesome! I look forward to following your posts 🙂

  3. January 7, 2015 / 11:11 pm

    Wow this app is awesome! Thanks for letting me know about it. I’m hooked.

    • January 9, 2015 / 3:20 pm

      You are very welcome. I’m also hooked. It’s such a great app for every type of traveller.

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