Provence, France by Horseback

After a steep descent down the Valley of the Aiguebrun River, rest easy in an auberge next to the river. Rolling hills of cherry orchards and vineyards unfold in the Calavon valley. With a snort and the sound of hooves brushing through tall grass, the hilltop levels and the next destination, Rustrel, appears between two pointed ears. As the ground rises beneath riders’ saddles, the scent of rosemary and thyme linger in the air. Breathe in the herbal air before arriving in the Doa River bed. The ride leads equestrians to revel in colorful cliffs and hills before venturing to Viens village.

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Photo by hosynth, CC0.

Minority-friendly D.C. Sites

A new administration is in the White House, and it is understandable to feel an aversion to visiting the nexus of our political grievances. However, this is an important time to support our nation’s diversity in Washington, D.C. In solidarity with the Women’s March, a list of volunteer establishments provided refreshments and services to marchers on January 21st. From the restaurants that provided hot drinks and snacks to museums that opened the doors to their publics to provide gender-neutral bathrooms, Paste Travel knows where to go for a day in D.C.. Follow the “mothers of the movement” and stand united on Capitol Hill to show and share the love of cultural diversity.

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Photo by jessstah, CC-BY 2.0.