Head splitting headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite. Most people don’t realize they have been feeling the symptoms of altitude sickness until it is already upon them. Throughout the world, trekking in higher altitude rewards you with stunning mountain views and unforgettable memories as you venture onward. With these rewards comes challenges such as correctly acclimating to the higher elevation. Destinations such as Mount Kilimanjaro or Machu Picchu are on every adventurer's bucket list, just keep in mind to prepare before being hit with altitude sickness while on the trail.
Why We Love this Boutique Cloud Forest Getaway
Machu Picchu is one of the wonders of the world and getting there, may it be by train or by trail, is not an easy feat. After a full day of viewing the awe inspiring mystic Inca citadel, what better than being welcomed into a world class boutique hotel nestled into the cloud forest.
We love this boutique hotel because it offers a unique balance of local charm and authentic hospitality blended with the refined luxury one deserves after a long visit to Machu Picchu. The cloud forest is a sanctuary to relax and unwind while exploring the surrounding trails, soaking in a massage experience at the UNU Spa or learning about the 372 native orchid species found here.
Yeah, we love it too. This photo got some lovin' on our #travel focused Instagram this week. Machu Picchu is one of those instant guaranteed winners for us. It evokes such a feeling of adventure, mystery, exploration, and history, that we hardly need to add a caption. The formula is pretty simple: 1) Post a picture of MaPi in the clouds. 2) People dream about travel.
Too much tourism can affect a country in some negative ways. Travel can cause pollution, travel can push people off their desirable land in favor of large, foreign-owned resorts, and travel can bring unwanted change to a country’s culture. Islands in the Caribbean Sea along big cruise ship routes can attest to this phenomenon. While tourism brings employment and money, it’s not all necessarily good news.