Mandy Moore Cuts Trip to Ecuador Short After Coming Down With Food Poisoning

Get well soon, Mandy Moore! The This Is Us actress along with her husband Taylor Goldsmith are currently recovering from a “major bout of food poisoning”  that came on during a highly anticipated trip to Ecuador. The couple’s illness was so unbearable, that they were forced to make the “tough call” of cutting the trip short.

“We’d planned this extraordinary trip to hike Cotapaxi in Ecuador with my favorite friend and guide @melissaarnot when T and I both got knocked out simultaneously with a major bout of food poisoning (on Day 2) and couldn’t continue on the trip,” she shared on Instagram. “We just wouldn’t be able to catch up on hydration, nutrition, and rest to complete any more acclimatization hikes before our summit push.”

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Sometimes things don’t go according to plan. For someone slightly type A (like myself), it’s challenging not drive myself absolutely crazy when things veer in a different direction. I love an end of year lesson (one that I’ve encountered a million times before and will again, btw). Wasn’t meant to be. We’d planned this extraordinary trip to hike Cotapaxi in Ecuador with my favorite friend and guide @melissaarnot, when T and I both got knocked out simultaneously with a major bout of food poisoning (on Day 2) and couldn’t continue on the trip- we just wouldn’t be able to catch up on hydration, nutrition and rest to complete any more acclimatization hikes before our summit push. In any case… we made the tough call to travel home (wow- that wasn’t fun lol) and got back yesterday. We showered and crawled into bed-shells of ourselves- but quickly had the kitties/ dogs by our side and our own Mountain View out the window to enjoy. I think the Universe must have wanted us to slow down and just savor some time at home. And we shall. It just means that there are more adventures to come…… Oh and we can not WAIT to get back to Ecuador- we absolutely loved our short journey and have already chatted about returning with a more all encompassing look at the whole country (not just the 🏔 😉). Thank you again to @melissaarnot for being the best teacher/nurse/caretaker/non-judgmental friend—-she brought us meds and crackers and fluids and made us laugh after witnessing some truly horrible things (💩🤮) . We ❤️ you so much, Melissa! Ok off to binge some tv with 🐈 in my lap. Hope everyone is having a happy and healthy holiday break!! XO

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The couple has since returned home and is taking it easy while they focus on their health. “We showered and crawled into bed, shells of ourselves, but quickly had the kitties/dogs by our side and our own Mountain View out the window to enjoy. I think the Universe must have wanted us to slow down and just savor some time at home. And we shall. It just means that there are more adventures to come,” she continued, adding that they definitely plan to return to Ecuador in the future as they really enjoyed the short time they spent there.

Despite the disappointing turn of events, the 35-year-old is looking on the bright side and considering the situation a lesson learned. “Sometimes things don’t go according to plan. For someone slightly type A (like myself), it’s challenging not drive myself absolutely crazy when things veer in a different direction,” she said, adding that this particular trip just “wasn’t meant to be.”

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