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Road Trip With The Family: Dramamine® Road Warrior #DramamineRoadWarrior

 

We enjoy taking road trips as a family. It’s one of those things that we really do enjoy doing and my husband and I want our children to see the best parts of the country and really enrich their childhood.  Our most recent trip was up to Seattle for the 4th of July. We stayed 3 nights at the gorgeous Hyatt Regency Bellevue but on the way to the hotel we decided to head to Mount Rainier.

One thing I’ve learned about driving is that you may not always know if you have motion sickness. There are times on road trips where I have felt like I’ve had anxiety or even started to feel nauseous and didn’t really consider the fact that it might be motion sickness. The funny thing is I use a product like Dramamine® for my kiddos so I’m challenging myself to try another method and I found it really does work for me. I’ll also never again fly without Dramamine®.

We’ve partnered with Dramamine® and their Road Warrior Alliance to take our family on an exciting road trip! As you can imagine mountain driving isn’t easy on the stomach and we quickly found ourselves reaching for our travel bag with our Dramamine® products. The key to our successful road trips is keeping the kiddos plenty busy with fun activities, playing games, and keeping snacks around for those must have moments. We also plan our trips so our children can experience and learn something and this trip was no different.

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We spent the next few days exploring Seattle as a family. We ate ice cream and played in the arcade on the pier, visited the Pacific Science Center and Space Needle. We shopped Pikes Place Market and drank the most delicious cups of coffee. As a family we had such a great time exploring one of the cities we enjoy most.

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If you’re planning a road trip this summer you will want to check out the Road Warrior Alliance where you will find plenty of travel tips and tricks to keep the whole family enjoying the trip. Plus if you need help deciding on a destination or even advice on motion sickness be sure to check it out. Do you have a funny story or an interesting tip for beating motion sickness in your travels? Submit your stories and  you could be eligible to receive a free sample of Dramamine®.

Thanks to Dramamine® I have a travel prize pack to give away! Road trip prize pack will include a $50 Shell gas gift card, a copy of Colleen Lanin’s book: The Travel Mamas’ Guide and Dramamine products.

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40 Comments

  1. soha molina on July 29, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    keep ur eyes closed to stop motion sikness



  2. Charlotte on July 29, 2013 at 7:35 pm

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  3. Charlotte on July 29, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    My traveling tip would be to use cruise control if you have it as much as you can. I think it helps to save on gas, plus it helps with speeding tickets! Also use the restroom before leaving your house, that way you don’t have to stop 40 minutes later. This is kind of strange but my older cousin has told me every since I’ve been a kid, to get rid of motion sickness is carry a letter that someone has written you, and hold it on your stomach. LOL It seemed to help when I was a kid, but now I don’t have motion sickness as bad so haven’t tried it since I’ve been older 🙂 I guess it was to get my mind off the sickness, but still thought it was funny to share. I did notice when I would put my head straight down leaning my head against the passenger seat, or against something I seemed to feel a little better.



  4. Corey Olomon on July 28, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I don’t but my son sometimes does.



  5. christine jessamine on July 27, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    for motion sickness for my son we always try to keep his mind off of it with games



  6. Dawn Monroe on July 24, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I just try to keep the little ones busy and no heavy eating. Water and snack crackers mostly.



  7. Brandy W. on July 24, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    My best travel advice that I’ve received is to always pack snacks and refreshments. It is so much healthier and cheaper than stopping in for fast food aka garbage food lol



  8. Virginia Rowell on July 23, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    If I’m not driving, I read during the trip. That way, I am only focused on the book and my mind is occupied.



  9. Cynthia R on July 23, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    first day is always the hardest and feels the longest, break it up by eating, taking breaks and a short tourist detour



  10. Heather Hayes Panjon on July 23, 2013 at 7:17 am

    My Tip Is To Have A Plan And Budget Set For A Road Trip. Ginger Ale Seems To Ease Motion Sickness.



  11. Stacey B on July 22, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Traveling tips; bring lots of snacks/drinks for the ride, a variety of entertainment sources for the kids, and Dramamine in case of car sickness!



  12. steph on July 21, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    chewing ginger candy helps my motion sickness!



  13. mongupp on July 21, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    I give my kids gravol.



  14. Carol W on July 21, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    I try to have my daughter sit so she can see out the front window to help with the motin sickness. Thanks



  15. jamie braun@gmail.com on July 20, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    i always bring a book or something to concentrate on if i get motion sick



  16. kolpin on July 20, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    i always buy a pack of ginger chews from Trader Joes

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  17. Wild Orchid on July 20, 2013 at 9:58 am

    My tip for motion sickness is to avoid looking down or reading while in the car. It is best to keep looking straight ahead.

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  18. Amanda Sakovitz on July 20, 2013 at 8:43 am

    I always bring a lot of water and snacks with me when traveling.



  19. Thomas Murphy on July 20, 2013 at 8:23 am

    I take Dramamine when I am on a boat so I don’t get sea sick.



  20. Linda Meyers-Gabbard on July 20, 2013 at 3:40 am

    I get car sick sometimes. My hubby says to look straight forward to help it.



  21. betty on July 20, 2013 at 2:41 am

    Know your family and think ahead. My oldest sometimes would get carsick and it was more often in the fall when his allergies were an issue also. It wasn’t a situation where you wanted to medicate either of them ahead of time just in case. So I would pack dramamine for him and sinus headache meds for dad. Most of the time both were fine but it was very important to have the meds available during our trips.



  22. Carol on July 19, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I don’t know of any travel tips.



  23. latanya on July 19, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    take dramamine before leaving for your trip to avoid motion sickness



  24. Elena on July 19, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    When I drive with empty stomach I get motion sickness so I make sure I have a snack in the car



  25. beth on July 19, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    stay hydrated, more than anything I think that helps, limit sodas and keep water on hand



  26. Cheryl on July 19, 2013 at 8:52 am

    We use Dramamine and try to keep our eyes looking ahead and not to the side while riding in a car.



  27. Toni Marie Caravello on July 19, 2013 at 5:43 am

    I am a big fan of short trips to amazing local places. Once a year we go to Puerto Rico and we also visit little towns near us. We went on a boat whale watching excursion and I found this neat little oil you put behind your ears to prevent motion sickness. I felt safer giving that to my two year old. It seemed to work, but the water wasn’t too choppy.



  28. mrsshukra on July 18, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    Ginger candy is always helpful. I have not tried dramamine!



  29. cassie on July 18, 2013 at 11:58 am

    keep some room temp water with to sip on and a hard candy!



  30. Jessie C. on July 18, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I always focus on a stable point on the horizon to help with motion sickness.



  31. Christina on July 18, 2013 at 10:22 am

    We always travel by car since having kids… I always make the kids their own back of stuff to entertain them & keep them busy. I bring up some road trip bingo type games.. or license plate game for the older kids, they really love that. I pack snacks and try to prep & prepare as much as possible. I get horribly car/motion sickness that has gotten worse with each of my pregnancies, I tend to get horribly sick even at home on short drives… its worse if I am hot or hungry too. I’ve never tried dramamine (or any products) because I’ve been afraid it would make me feel worse but I need to try something!



  32. Nataly Carbonell on July 18, 2013 at 9:10 am

    We don’t eat heavy meals before traveling, and of course I take dramamine before getting in the car



  33. Kristin H on July 18, 2013 at 7:53 am

    My 11yr old daughter gets car sick anytime were in the car for a long time.
    I usually pack her a blanket and pillow so she can sleep though the ride.
    I will be picking up some dramamine for our next adventure



  34. Mary Happymommy on July 18, 2013 at 6:18 am

    My tip for traveling with kids is always have plenty of drinks in the car. For motion sickness, try to stay away from reading in the car because that can make you dizzy.



  35. Jenn McClearn on July 18, 2013 at 5:53 am

    my oldest son gets motion sickness sometimes, I blame my husband’s driving, we just try not to hit many bumps and don’t give him milk before he gets in the car. Making sure the car is nice is cool is key as well



  36. Jessica W on July 18, 2013 at 5:18 am

    with my husband, he just has to keep food in his stomach and then he doesn’t get motion sickness



  37. Andrea v on July 18, 2013 at 3:36 am

    I have motion sickness and try to always look straight ahead and not turn around to look in the back seat. In fact on long trips I drive as much as possible.



  38. Janet W. on July 18, 2013 at 2:45 am

    If you have motion sickness, don’t look down or try to read anything while the car is in motion. Keep focused and watch the road ahead of you.



  39. Kelly D on July 17, 2013 at 5:28 pm

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  40. Kelly D on July 17, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    If I am a passenger, I usually keep my focus forward to avoid motion sickness and if I do get sick I try to carry light snacks like pretzels and water to settle my stomach.