Oh, the wonderful world of acronyms. SIP stands for Senior Inquiry Project… at least it does in my English class. Our last quarter of senior year, we’re spending the quarter researching an essential question. Mine is: How does solo travel help one discover themselves? It’s a pretty big question with too many answers, so I started at a bigger scope. I researched why people travel in general. Most of the reasons were leisure or work, so that answered that question.
But not everyone travels only for vacation. Many people up and leave their normal lives behind to seek something greater than what they know. Obviously, the most popular travel stories are Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and Wild by Cheryl Strayed. But like I said, I wanted more than just the stereotypical travel stories. I wanted to hear everyone’s travel stories that I possibly could; however, I knew that was unlikely. I’m still doing that project now, and still researching why people solo travel.
So to end this post, I have some questions for you:
Why do you travel?
Do you solo travel often?
What travel has made the greatest impact on you?
Also, let me know if you have any recommendations for books, articles, essays, etc. I would love to hear feedback!!!