Every single day I get an email asking if I want a free download because it’s going to be the next best thing for travel or food. I always politely decline because I’m already on Facebook, Twitter and I’ve become so obsessed with posting food on Instagram that I don’t have time for another app.
But I’ve seen a few other bloggers like Liz and Kate rave about Trover, knowing them both personally I was a bit more receptive, which they describe as:
A visual guide to the best of everywhere, sourced by travel gurus and culture hounds, gut-checked by peers, and lusted after by aspirational newbies. Accessible via web site and iPhone app, it’s a community for awesome-obsessed people to share their photos, get recognition for their discoveries, and find inspiration for their next jaunt.
I’m not traveling at the moment but it was the perfect opportunity to see what people had posted in Toronto and if it was the standard tourists sites or truly unique information.
I was hooked in minutes.
Photo-based, Trover pulls up images with tips of what is closest to you and as you scroll you move farther out. I found some tips I would offer and others I had no idea were in my neighbourhood. I could immediately see why I would use this when I traveled because I was already planning on hitting a graffiti alley a few streets away that I had no idea existed.
Trover actually helps me eliminate two other programs I once used for travel. I use private Pinterest boards for travel planning. They are good to plan but it’s sometimes awkward once on the road to pull up the board then pin then website of where I wanted to go. With Trover lists the information is on the photo. I also removed Foodspotting because it would show photos of food nearby but with Trover I can view both food and cool attractions nearby.
Local tips are difficult to find and with results showing you in order of proximity it means you could just turn a corner and see something cool.
Trover doesn’t have a lot of food, yet. So this month I’m working with Trover to populate food tips for Toronto.
You can get the free Trover app on iTunes, and wherever you are please upload food photos so I know where to eat around the world!
Disclosure: My work with Trover is a paid program although I really do love this app and am already using it to plan my next trip in May.