The FloQ

Travel Insights Blog

The FloQ

Travel Insights Blog

Welcome to our travel insights blog “The FloQ”

Here we will connect you with travel inspirations, tips & tricks for your trip, ideas on ecologically responsible approach to tourism and a joy of spending quality time with your friends...

5 Ways Travel Can Help You Connect

Feb 13, 2024

Katya Lopatko

Self-development

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15 min

Modern life can make us feel lonely and disconnected, but there’s a lot we can do to change that. Here’s how travel can help you connect with yourself, with others, and with the world.

A Digital Nomad's Guide: Going Off The Grid

Feb 7, 2024

Marley Mehring

Tips & Tricks

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8 min

In a world of digital nomads, full time travelers, and endless places to visit, how do you go “off grid” for a period of time? How do some of these travelers go to places without internet for weeks at a time, and how can you do it too?

Travel to Asia in America: Part 1, West Coast

Jan 15, 2024

Katya Lopatko

Tips & Tricks

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18 min

Want to travel to Asia without leaving the country? In honor of Lunar New Year, discover some of these top spots to experience Asian culture on the West Coast.

Why Do We Travel?

Dec 15, 2023

Katya Lopatko

Self-development

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15 min

Amidst the holiday bustle of lights and festivities, a deeper tradition takes center stage — New Year's resolutions. Explore the obsession with self-improvement and the pursuit of personal transformation in the midst of the holiday season.

The Inside Scoop On 12 Top Ski Resorts In North America

Nov 9, 2023

Katya Lopatko

Tips & Tricks

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22 min

Not sure which slopes to hit this winter? We’ve got you. Read on for an exclusive peek into some of the top resorts in North America, from one seasoned (and obsessed) skier to you.

A Digital Nomad's Guide: Embracing the World While Working Remotely

Nov 1, 2023

Marley Mehring

Tips & Tricks

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7 min

With the increase of online work after 2020, the lure of the digital nomad life is hard to deny for anyone now. But, what does that really mean?

Pop Culture Pilgrimages To Take This Fall

Oct 20, 2023

Katya Lopatko

Tips & Tricks

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15 min

When you hear “pilgrimage”, you might think of religious travelers visiting holy sites, or the American pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower. But today, anyone can be a pilgrim.

The Ultimate Foodie Guide to Maui, Hawaii

Oct 15, 2023

Marley Mehring

Tips & Tricks

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5 min

So you have a trip booked to Maui. Congrats, you’re about to be in one of the best spots for food in the US, and maybe even the world!

Is Fall Really The Best Time To Travel?

Sep 29, 2023

Katya Lopatko

Tips & Tricks

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8 min

This travel season, fall is the new summer. Why? Why now? Has summer always been overrated? Read on to find out.

How To Travel (A Little) More Sustainably

Sep 18, 2023

Katya Lopatko

Tips & Tricks

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11 min

Sustainability can feel overwhelming, but here are some simple steps you can take to make your next trip a little more eco-friendly.

Packing For Your Personality

Aug 30, 2023

Katya Lopatko

Tips & Tricks

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17 min

Want to make packing a little less stressful? Whether you’re an overpacker, a procrastinator, a minimalist, or somewhere in between, discover the psychology behind each type so you can make it work for you.

In 10 Years, Will You Look Back And Be Happy You Stayed Home?

Aug 29, 2023

Tommy Corey

Self-development

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5 min

On April 15th, 2018, I started on a 2,650-mile journey along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), which spans from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, traversing six eco-zones and seven national parks.

Seven Top Outdoor Weekend Activities in the US for Fall 2023

Jul 23, 2023

Marley Mehring

Tips & Tricks

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4 min

Floqsta has some top picks for your next Fall group outing! As the crisp autumn air rolls in and leaves turn vibrant shades of red and gold, it's the perfect time to venture outdoors and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.

The Best United States Road Trips For Summer

Jul 15, 2023

Katya Lopatko

Tips & Tricks

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12 min

When it comes to traveling the US, there’s nothing more iconic than a summer road trip. And for good reason.

How To Make A Workcation Work For You

Jun 28, 2023

Katya Lopatko

Self-development

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10 min

After settling into the comfort of working from home — or couch, or even bed — it’s no surprise that young workers aren’t exactly clamoring to get back in the office.

Five US Destinations For A Coastal European Vacation

Jun 6, 2023

Katya Lopatko

Tips & Tricks

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6 min

Soft sunlight dancing on turquoise water, pastel architecture artfully eroded in the wind, and deeply rooted customs shaping the slow rhythms of daily life give us something we can’t find in the States. Or can we?

Eight Under-the-radar Music Festivals To Check Out

May 28, 2023

Katya Lopatko

Tips & Tricks

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8 min

Music festival season is gearing up for its second post-pandemic year, with Coachella officially kicking it off in April. After being deprived of live events for two seasons, music lovers can’t wait to commune with their favorite artists and fellow fans irl again.

Seven Beach Vacations With Amazing Culture In NA

May 11, 2023

Katya Lopatko

Tips & Tricks

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6 min

Choosing where to spend your precious vacation time is never easy, especially when you only have a week or two to spare.

Feeling Lonely? Travel Can Help

Apr 29, 2023

Katya Lopatko

Self-development

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5 min

During the pandemic, conversations about social isolation and its effect on mental health became a hot topic, and for good reason. But actually, the loneliness many of us felt only heightens a decades-long trend.

Can Travel Really Make You A Better Person?

Apr 1, 2023

Katya Lopatko

Self-development

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5 min

Over the past three years, Google searches for “digital nomad” have tripled in the US, which points to our collective fascination with travel as a lifestyle.

Planning The Perfect Outdoor Weekend Getaway

Mar 18, 2023

Katya Lopatko

Tips & Tricks

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4 min

You can do something good for yourself, your community and the environment. And it doesn’t have to be complicated. Read on to learn how to plan the perfect outdoor weekend getaway — no experience needed.

Introducing “The FloQ”

Mar 17, 2023

Katya Lopatko

Tips & Tricks

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2 min

When was the last time you did something for the first time? It’s easy to get caught up in theday-to-day and lose sight of the things that make life worth living: discovery, growth, connection.

Introducing “The FloQ”

When was the last time you did something for the first time? It’s easy to get caught up in theday-to-day and lose sight of the things that make life worth living: discovery, growth, connection.