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When I was a kid, I came home from school every day feeling nauseous and dizzy after sitting in the back of the school bus. Even today, there is a reason why I prefer to drive on road trips — because as a passenger (especially in the back), I get car sick. Unfortunately it is one of those things that also gets worse with age, as I’ve learned over and over during our travels. But just like Glenn doesn’t let his fear of heights stop him from trying new things (ok, for the most part), I don’t want my motion sickness to stop me from traveling, so I’ve learned to be prepared by packing Dramamine®, the leaders in motion sickness relief.

Without Dramamine®, I wouldn’t have been able to enjoy some of our very special experiences including:

Driving the Road to Hana

One of the most popular things to do on the island of Maui is driving the road to Hana. Unfortunately, this narrow little road, with all of its curves and switchbacks is a bit of a nightmare for someone with motion sickness. But if we hadn’t done it, I wouldn’t have gotten to walk behind a waterfall or see some of the amazing vistas along the way. We may not have made it all the way to Hana, but we enjoyed every mile along the way — with no car sickness.

What we missed driving the road to Hana in Maui Hawaii and why we need to go back

Whale Watching on Cape Cod

I’ve gone whale watching a couple of times and usually it is a fun afternoon of sun, wind, water and whales. Except that one time…when we were in Provincetown…the day after a rainstorm. Since we had spent the previous day indoors waiting out the rain, we were eager to get out and do something and a whale watch seemed like the perfect idea. After all, the sun was shining and the sky seemed clear. However, don’t underestimate the rough seas that can follow a storm. Let’s just say that we saw more people throwing up over the rail then we did whales on that trip. Luckily, I may have been slightly green along the gills, but I was one of the few people to not lose my lunch because I was prescient enough to take my Dramamine® before we left the dock.

whale watching in Provicentown

Visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando

We are all big Harry Potter fans and had been looking forward to a visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando for a long time. When we finally made the dream come true last fall, we wanted to soak in every moment of Harry Potter fun…which meant enjoying the two flagship rides of Harry Potter’s Forbidden Journey and Escape from Gringotts. Since both of these are a combination of a thrill /simulator ride, I was really worried about how I would handle them, but I just had to see the inside of Hogwarts! I took some Dramamine® before getting into line (although I admit to still needing to close my eyes some) to make it through and I’m so glad I didn’t chicken out.

Entrance to Hogwarts and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey

Helicopter Rides in Hawaii

The whole reason that we went to the Big Island of Hawaii was that we could see a live volcano and the best way to see the lava was by air. We signed up for a combination volcano and waterfalls tour with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters. Sitting in the front, my stomach dropped as the helicopter lifted. As the helicopter weaved in and out of the valleys to get closer to the waterfalls, my head was swimming. I barely made it through and that was one trip that was almost ruined by motion sickness.

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters on the Big Island Hawaii

Glider Rides in Elmira, New York

Just last week we had a very unique experience, riding in a glider plane in the Soaring Capital of the World in Elmira, New York. I was really looking forward to this experience until I climbed into the front of this small glider and my pilot asked if I liked roller coaster rides. Ummm…nooooo. Luckily I had been warned in advance to take some Dramamine® for motion sickness. Plus, if anyone throws up in the cockpit it is the pilot’s job to clean it up so he made sure to give me the smoothest ride possible. If only I had also taken a Valium too, then maybe I could have pried my trembling fingers off of my harness straps long enough to get a good video.

glider view in Elmira New York

The only downside about me taking the Dramamine® before my glider ride was that I needed to drive 5 ½ hours home afterward. I’m not much of a caffeine drinker so I hoped a giant soda would counteract the impacts of the Dramamine® but I was wrong. I ended up needing to nap at a rest area for a while before driving home. If only I had gotten my hands on the new Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals, the first non-drowsy solution for motion sickness, the leaders in motion sickness relief, for this trip.

Dramamine non-drowsy

From now on, I’m going to keep some in my travel bag and glove compartment. When it comes to the nausea induced by motion sickness, products like antacids and stomach relievers don’t work. Since my body is so sensitive to medications and supplements, I’m happy to find a product that uses natural ingredients, like Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals’ clinically-tested ginger dosage required for preventing and treating motion sickness, unlike things like ginger ale or ginger candies. And since it’s made from natural ginger, it is safe to use when you travel.

If you are planning a trip like this, don’t let it be ruined by motion sickness. You can sign up to receive a $1.00 coupon off your next purchase of Dramamine®.

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This post was sponsored by Dramamine® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

 

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