*Thanks to Dramamine® for sponsoring this post. 

I’m typically well-prepared when it comes to packing for a trip, but even the most experienced travelers make mistakes sometimes.  The absolute WORST thing to deal with when you’re on vacation is getting sick.  Lucky for me, I’m not prone to experience motion sickness every time I travel via car, boat or train, but it hits me full force when I do.  I’ve found that it has the tendency to creep up on me when I hadn’t even considered it a possibility and I’m not prepared to deal with it.  Like that time I took a ferry from Athens to Santorini and the water was especially rough and choppy… Or, that time I felt nauseous after a winding bus ride up through the mountains of Peru…

Plain and simple, getting sick on vacation sucks.  No one wants to have to deal with motion sickness putting a damper on their travel plans.  In Santorini and Peru I was unprepared for my symptoms and found myself having to improvise with remedies like ginger ale or home-made ginger tea – neither which I found to be completely effective.

Motion Sickness, Daufuskie Island

This past weekend I was lucky enough to travel down to beautiful and remote Daufuskie Island.  If you’ve never heard of Daufuskie Island, you’re not the only one – I hadn’t heard of it either until several months ago.  Daufuskie is a fairly undeveloped island located between Savannah, Georgia and Hilton Head, South Carolina, which is only accessible by boat.  Daufuskie offers a glimpse of what other sea islands were like before bridges and causeways opened them to development (and hoards of vacationers).

Motion Sickness, Daufuskie Island

Traveling to the island was an extremely unique experience – I had no idea a coastal location in America’s Southeast existed where I could walk down the beach for miles without encountering a single person.  The only downside of traveling to Daufuskie?  Since you can only reach the island by boat, it’s not particularly easy to get to.  I drove four hours from Atlanta to Savannah and then took a 40 minute ferry ride from Savannah.

Motion Sickness, Daufuskie Island

Another thing to keep in mind is that Daufuskie only has around 100 permanent full-time residents, so there isn’t much commerce on the island.  In fact, there are only a couple small stores where guests can purchase a limited selection of items.  This means you’ll want to make sure you pack everything you’ll need during your stay.  I made certain I was prepared for this trip and packed Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals in case I got motion sickness during the car ride down to Savannah or the ferry ride over to the island.

My time on Daufuskie was short and precious, so I wanted to make sure I spent it feeling great and exploring.  Personally, I love the fact that Dramamine® now offers a natural and non-drowsy solution.  One dose contains the full clinically-tested ginger dosage required to prevent and treat motion sickness (unlike the ginger tea and ginger ale I’ve tried in the past).  You can visit the company’s website here to find out more information on Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals and to download a coupon to save some cash.

Motion Sickness, Daufuskie Island

How do you avoid motion sickness while traveling?  #AdventuresInMotion

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