Motion sickness can affect people
who have never experienced it before.
Tiredness is one of the triggers for motion sickness with many people suffering
more when they have had a lack of sleep.
When traveling, and in particular when the travel plans are hectic, it
is often hard to get suitable sleep. With the additional tiredness, comes an increase in the incidence of motion sickness.
This can affect people in all modes of transport from air travel to sea travel, road travel and even via rail. Even
if you haven't been affected by this in the past it is relatively inexpensive to buy motion sickness pills and they certainly
don't take up very much space in your luggage do they?
Weather conditions can change quickly in many areas of the
world and an expected smooth flight, or sailing, can quickly turn into a bumpy experience increasing the chance of feeling
Motion sickness will certainly put a dampener on the enjoyment you will have in your travels and the ability
to control it with a suitable pill is a worthwhile investment to have in your travel pack at all times.
foods that you eat have a bearing on whether you will feel unwell or not and whilst on holiday in uncommon destinations you
are likely to want to try some of the local cuisine. You won't know until it is too late whether it is agreeable with you.
Not all pills are suitable for everyone so, as with all your other planning, you might need to try them before you
leave on your holiday to see whether the pill in itself could make you feel unwell and if so, change to another brand.
There are other alternatives besides pills such as wrist bands that apply pressure to specific points and these have
proven to be very effective in reducing motion sickness.
Cruise Ship Tip: The ship's medical clinic always has motion sickness remidies on hand.
It is common for travelers to 'let
their guard down' when on vacation in the misguided assumption that nothing will happen to them.
You should always
take steps to ensure that your personal safety is paramount at all times even when traveling in countries where you would
assume safety wouldn't need to be a consideration.
Safety is usually better when traveling in groups or with another
person but there are often times even when you aren't traveling alone where you will want to do something without other people.
If you do decide to go off on your own make sure the other people in your group know where you are going and when
you intend to return.
If there are any changes of plans, ensure that other people are aware of the changes and
check to see that they were concentrate on your instructions when you were talking to them.
If you are traveling
alone there are so many easily assessable forms of communication with mobile phones, internet and so on that it is still wise
to keep others informed, even if they are back home in another country, so they can contact the appropriate authorities if
they don't hear from you at predetermined times.
Anything can happen at any time, and often when least expected,
so it is better to remain prepared by taking simple steps along the way.
Let people know where you are and where
you intend to be at a particular time. Before leaving home, you should give someone you trust a list of the places where you
will be staying and the contact information of those places should they need to contact you.
It takes very little
time and effort to keep people informed and can save everyone a lot of worry and concern if things do happen to go wrong.