Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 17, 2017
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Baby boomers wanted

Want to relive your free-and-easy, backpack-toting, summer-in-Europe days minus, maybe, the youth hostels, sleeping bag and bread-and-butter budget? Vernon, BC’s two-year-old Europe Lives wants to help “independent boomers” do exactly that with its self-guided hiking, biking and driving tours through Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. The tour operator’s goal is to balance the freedom of travelling on your own with the support of a guided tour. Accommodations, luggage transfers (on hiking and cycling tours), local telephone assistance (they have a second office in The Netherlands) and a detailed route description and map are always included; bikes and flights are not. All of their tours are designed to maximize encounters with local culture so most of their hand-picked accommodations are family-run B&Bs, inns and even farm stays, and they encourage customers to eat and shop local. Most tours are a week long and average $1000. For details or to reserve: (866) 800-6600; europelives.com.

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