So I get travel sick, motion sick, car-boat-plane-anything-that-moves-sick, and for as long as I can remember all my favourite holidays, trips and occasions have been punctuated by the unpleasant memory of being sick on the way/way back/drive between each and every one of them…
- Don’t overeat or overdrink before the journey – That means no Big Macs or pint size hot choc’s (I’ve tried it, believe me it doesn’t end well)
- Eat Antiemetic foods – Ginger, Peppermint and flat Coke a Cola – These foods all naturally prevent vomiting.
- Take anti motion sickness medication – This tends not to stop you from feeling sick, but stops you from physically being sick. This can be a blessing for extra-long journeys or journeys where you cannot stop, having the safe guard lets you relax and means you’re less likely to panic yourself into feeling sick. I tend to take Stugeron, but I’m sure most brands do the same thing.
- Anti-sickness travel bands – Bands for your wrists which push on your pressure points. I can’t say that these have ever worked for me, but some people swear by them, so if you haven’t already tried them, they’ve got to be worth a go.
- Drive – This has got to be the best solution, for some reason driving stops motion sickness if at all possible consider being the designated driver. (I’ve been the sole driver for a 14,000k journey purely to avoid being sick every time I get in the car).
- Distraction – If you can drive, get someone to entertain you, play eye-spy, listen to a podcast or audio stand-up comedy. It really helps if you can take your mind off it.