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Traveling…it’s fun right? Seeing new places, experiencing new things, trying new foods and of course making memories. Travel is one of those things that it seems everyone wants to do. What happens when traveling makes you sick though? Car sick, air sick, sea sick…any of those things can make those special memories a little less beautiful and positive. I remember one time when I was younger and we were road tripping – it was back when I lived in Oklahoma and to be entirely honest, I can’t even remember where we were going. What I do remember though is my stepsister Tia – evidently she got carsick (I’m more of an air sick gal myself), and boy did she ever on this trip….all over the back seat of the car, all over me…it was AWFUL and smelly and since we were on the interstate in the middle of nowhere, we basically had whatever napkins were left over from lunch to clean up with. The only good news was that because we were traveling (either to or from vacation I suspect) we had a suitcase in the trunk so we could at least change our clothes. Pretty sure the windows were rolled down for the remainder of that trip. Ahhh the family memories made that summer!
So back to that travel thing. It’s amazing right? Well let me tell you it’s an even better experience when nobody feels like they’re going to hurl or when nobody actually does hurl all over your lap (or themselves). Motion sickness however, is a pretty common issue and as since I want everyone to have as much fun as possible wherever their travels may take them, I’m going to share a few things that work for me to keep motion sickness at bay:
- Ginger Ale – as I mentioned, I fight motion sickness when I’m in the air more than any other time. The airlines don’t give you much in the way of food and drink, but what they do supply if you want it is ginger ale and ginger is awesome at stopping nausea. I make sure to ask for some as soon as the drink cart comes around and if you ask nicely, they’ll usually give you the entire can if you want instead of the little tiny cup.
- Eat Something – now while it goes against what you might initially think, because the less you eat the less you can throw up right? It’s actually important to make sure you don’t travel on an empty stomach especially if you’re prone to motion sickness. Just make sure the meal is small and low fat (big greasy burger, probably not a good idea) and make sure you have some light snacks to take with you as well.
- Drive – if you’re of legal age to do so that is. If you get motion sickness as a passenger, try driving instead. There’s a good chance that being behind the wheel will result in no motion sickness even if any other seat in the car makes you want to blow chunks.
- Sleep – If you can, and of course if you’re not the driver, try to sleep during the trip if you’re fighting motion sickness and nothing else seems to be working.
- Dramamine® – I swear by Dramamine® for my whole family…well at least the ones that fight motion sickness. I’ve always been a fan of the original and extra strength because in addition to helping with the nausea, they help me go to sleep which is exactly what I want to do when I get on a plane. There are now even more options available, like Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals which comes in super handy when I need to stay alert like when I’m traveling alone with my youngest. Since Dramamine® is the leader in motion sickness relief, and the Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals formula is made from natural ginger, it’s safe and I feel pretty good about taking it.
If you want to travel more without worrying about motion sickness and think maybe you need Dramamine® in your life, be sure to grab this coupon for $1.00 off of your next purchase. Now tell me, do you suffer from motion sickness? Someone in your family? What’s your worst motion sickness horror story? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!