Travel Insights Blog
Travel Insights Blog
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.
Here at Floqsta, we believe that travel is the best way to find all three. Traveling inspires us, pushes us, and opens our eyes to new ideas and ways of life. It creates space for discovery — to connect and reconnect with friends, with the world around us, and with ourselves. But traveling can also be daunting; and in a post-pandemic world, we’ve learned that we can’t take it for granted.
Introducing The Floq, a new editorial platform that will explore all things travel related, from the practical to the philosophical. Consider us your new go-to resource for travel tips and tricks, as well as a place to explore the big questions about travel, connection and the human experience. A lofty goal, we know.
We have a few ideas to get started, but we’re excited to evolve along with you, our readers. Read on if you’re curious about:
• How travel builds relationships — with new friends, with communities, with the world around us, with and ourselves
• How travel inspires personal growth
• Travel, psychology and mental health
• Insights on all types of destinations, from outdoor adventures to discovering new cities and cultures, and everything in between
• How we can become better travelers: impact on local communities and the environment.
You can expect quick butwell-researched blog posts, profiles of inspiring people and places, personal travel accounts, and much more. We can’t wait to see where this journey will take us, and we hope that you’ll come along for the ride!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
This travel season, fall is the new summer. Why? Why now? Has summer always been overrated? Read on to find out.
Sustainability can feel overwhelming, but here are some simple steps you can take to make your next trip a little more eco-friendly.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to traveling the US, there’s nothing more iconic than a summer road trip. And for good reason.
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.
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?
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.
Choosing where to spend your precious vacation time is never easy, especially when you only have a week or two to spare.
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.
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.
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.