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Why are Boomers going on a gap year?

The post-uni backpacking trip is a rite of passage for many young adults – a chance to explore distant lands and make new friends. But as students struggle to balance their wanderlust with rising tuition fees, something strange has happened on the traveller trail; it’s now filled with Boomers.