The face – and gender – of air travel is changing. “The average adventure traveler is not a 28-year-old male, but a 47-year-old female. And she wears a size 12 dress,” writes Marybeth Bond, a travel analyst reporting on statistics released by the Travel Industry Association of America. Beyond adventure travel, solo female travelers are taking to the skies in larger numbers, and bringing spending power with them – representing upwards of 85 percent of consumer buying decisions. SmartWomenTravelers.com is a popular example of the many websites that have sprung up to offer tips to women looking to balance work and home obligations while traveling. “When I think about the whole travel experience, from the time I leave home to the time I board my flight, I think about what I want,” says Carol Margolis, travel consultant and the website’s founder. She says she’s noticed some promising trends emerge in her travels, including secure parking, more nursing rooms and pods, and female-targeted travel products and services. Get the full story at Apex