50+ Girlfriend Getaways Gain Popularity

Girlfriend getaways gain popularity among retirees, preretirees as many women over 50 are discovering the rejuvenating properties of vacationing with female friends.

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In the first month of 2018, women-only bookings have surpassed the total number of women-only trips operated by Abercrombie & Kent in 2017. Typically, the company’s trips are 7 to 10 days, with groups of 8 to 12 women, and are mostly high-end, with stays at luxury hotels. For example, a week in Iceland runs $12,000 a person and an African safari ranges from $6,000 to $15,000 (without airfare).

This piece from Kiplinger has some advice on how to get started and what to watch out for.