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Boomer Women Are Leaving Their Husbands Behind to Travel Solo — Here's What's Behind the Unprecedented Trend Several factors motivate their decisions to go it alone.

By Amanda Breen

Key Takeaways

  • Baby boomers spend big on travel — an average of $6,700 on their vacations.
  • Thirty percent of married senior women have traveled solo at some point.

The post-pandemic travel surge is still in full effect, undeterred by rocketing hotel and airfare prices, per Reuters. And it might come as no surprise that baby boomers are some of the biggest spenders in the category, shelling out an average of $6,700 on their vacations, The Boston Globe reported.

But something that's perhaps more unexpected is the high number of married boomer women leaving their husbands behind to travel solo.

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