travel health

DIY: A Travel Medicine Kit Checklist That Fits in Your Carry On

Including a travel medicine kit is an essential part of packing.  Getting sick on vacation is miserable, but sooner or later, it happens to everyone.  I seem to get hit with a bad cold every year while traveling (those darn airplane germs!) and my husband is so sensitive to stomach issues we call him “the canary …

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I Acclimated to the Sacred Valley the Wrong Way (But You Don’t Have To)

I acclimated to the Sacred Valley the wrong way. Admitting this kills me because I know I’m prone to altitude sickness and I knew in advance that Cusco altitude is 11,152 feet (3,399 meters).  I took a lot of precautions to lessen the impact.  But even though I did a lot of things right, I …

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