I love going elsewhere, whether for the first time or the hundredth time. I love the anticipation of going on a vacation. I love the feeling of finally arriving at my destination. I love fixing myself hurriedly in the mirror, getting out of the car, stretching my legs, looking around and savoring the moment of arrival. All this I love about travelling.
I even love the experience of being on the road. I love watching the other cars go by. I like watching people sleep or chat or whatever it is I see they are doing from the car window. I especially love watching the ever changing landscape and the feel of the cool wind on my face. But whenever my husband asks me to go someplace with him that requires more than an hour of travel in the city, I usually hesitate. I tell him that I hate travelling and it is true for the moment. The crazy thing is that the only reason I hate it so much is that I get motion sickness. It might seem such a small thing but it ruins the whole experience for me.
The ironic thing about me and motion sickness is that I don’t get motion sick at all as long as the car is constantly in motion. As soon as we get tangled in heavy traffic though my stomach
starts churning and I feel really ill. But since I don’t want to get stuck behind each and every time the family goes out I have learned to cope with it. Here are some tips for coping with motion sickness.
- Plan your route. Try not to pass by roads that you know are notorious for traffic jams.
- Make sure you don’t go out on an empty or overly full
- Drink over-the-counter medications Dramamine or Bonine one hour before leaving the house.
- Open the windows if the environment is clean enough and the day isn’t too hot or too cold.
- Try to relax and not think
about motion sickness.
- Bring a barf bag. When all else fails at least you wont have a huge mess to clean up.