Robert Deming - France on $50 Dollars a Day!

Posted by Whole Earth | 01.23.2019

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Robert Deming – France on $50 a Day

Join us at our San Antonio Store on February 7th at 7pm


Think you can’t afford to travel in France? Robert Deming thinks you can, and on $50 a day. The catch is you’ll be walking. You’ll see beautiful countryside, enjoy great food, and make new friends, all on a smaller budget than you’ve imagined. Deming tells all at our Whole Earth Provision Co. store in San Antonio on Thursday, February 7th at 7 pm.


For many folks, a trip to France is a high intensity dash between museums and cafes in Paris and then on to the French Riviera. While it’s possible to check these places off a bucket list, the overall experience may be disappointing. Where were the moments shared with locals and the unexpected discoveries that live on as treasured memories for years to come? There just wasn’t time.


So, what about a different approach? Rather than following a jam-packed itinerary, why not slow down and travel at a more humane pace? A walking tour gives you time to savor the beauty of the landscape, enjoy time spent with your fellow travelers and locals, and develop your feelings and insights into the people and places you’ve visited.


Robert Deming’s most recent walking tour was on the Via Podensia, also known as the GR 65 trail, beginning in Le Puy en Velay in eastern France. He hiked 400 kilometers (almost 250 miles) in three weeks. “I was fully immersed in rural French culture and history, visited marvelous medieval villages, ate fantastic food in the company of new friends, and had experiences I’d never dreamed of.”  


In his presentation, Deming will touch on how to choose a route, plan for the journey, decide what gear and clothing to pack, and much more. If you’ve been thinking about taking a walking tour, this would be a great opportunity to learn more from an experienced traveler.


Robert Deming is a longtime backpacker, mountain climber and regularly floats on Texas rivers in his kayak. He serves as President of the Board for the Friends of Enchanted Rock, the official support group dedicated to the conservation and protection of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Last year at Whole Earth, he presented a popular program on hiking the Camino de Santiago de Compostella, the ancient pilgrimage route through France and Spain.


We hope you’ll join us February 7th and take the first steps toward making your French adventure a reality.






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