Stairway to Heaven

Holidays are meant to lift the soul, but the tacky realities of package travel all too often keep one earthbound. Geneva-based hiking company A Different View transports its customers closer to heaven with its tours through the high-altitude areas around Geneva, and the neighboring Haute-Savoie region of France, pictured. "We customize our hikes and meals to suit guests' wishes, and focus on local points of interest: plant and animal life, as well as culinary delights," says owner Trish Thalman. Her business partner, local Pierre Zuppiroli, guides hikers up mountain[an error occurred while processing this directive] paths, through hidden valleys and down winding country roads,...

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