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Overcoming Sea Sickness

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Ever since I was a child, I feared boats. It wasn’t a fear for water; I consider myself a fish! But as soon as my foot would touch the dock I would feel the ground moving and my head spinning. Sea sickness and motion sickness is something I have battled my entire life. It used to be so bad that even dramamine wouldn’t do the trick. After entering college my fear for flying got so bad, mainly due to the fact that I would fall sick, that I enrolled in pilots license training. After 20 hours of solo lessons, I finally started to feel less sick as I learned how airplanes work and what all the bumps and shakes are in an airplane. Now I’ll only get sick if we’re stuck in a really bad storm or strong winds.

Then there was the battle of the boat. When I met my husband, whose family is really into sailing, I knew I’d have to overcome my fear. 6 months into our relationship he invited me on his family boat, Holo Kai {as seen in this post}. I was in tears as I rushed to my doctor asking if there was anything stronger and better than Dramamine. That was when he prescribed Transderm – game changer. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t a trip of peaches and cream. I was exceptionally nervous, stressed and 100% anxious about feeling sick the entire time we were in Greece. It was a shame because I really was missing out on enjoying the beautiful experience. However in the end, it was the trip that beat me into submission.

Now I cannot get enough of the boat. It is seriously miracle medicine for me. I still get carsick and motion sickness in other settings, but if I know I’m going on a boat all I have to do is slap one of those patches on and I’m set to sail. As a former sea-sickness person, I know how frustrating it can be to not be able to experience things in life because of motion sickness holding you back, which is why I’m sharing my secret weapon.

On Sunday we set sail with a few friends on the boat. Every time I set foot on Holo Kai it makes me smile knowing not only how far the boat has traveled throughout the world, but how far I have come since my first trip on this very boat to Greece nearly 9 years ago.

Do you experience motion sickness? What is your trick to overcoming it?



What I’m Wearing


Open-front Sweater Blazer


Solid + Striped

The Anne Marie One-Piece Swimsuit Black


La Ligne

Striped Silk-Satin Wide Leg Pants



Quilted Crossbody Bag


Janessa Leone

Jade Bolero Hat

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  • Em

    Thank you for sharing this as I can completely relate. When I was younger I was deathly terrified of flying to the point where I would dread traveling anywhere with my family. There is nothing better or more satisfying than finding tricks to overcome these fears and enjoy life.

  • This is a great, great post. I get soo dizzy when I am in the boat or even sometimes in the plane. But boat I can’t put foot in. Last time I went on a boat was years ago in a trip to a very beautiful Laguna which I could barely enjoy cause of the sickness. Not to consider drinking in the boat, that would kill me. I will most definitely try your medicine if they have it here in Denmark and wish you lots of fun in your next trip with the boat.

  • Aww! I totally understand this!! I only recently started to experience motion sickness but it is NO fun at all. I’m so glad you’ve found something that works for you.

  • Rach

    I definitely get motion sickness easily! So glad to hear you found something that worked for you!

  • I used to get it terribly with flying (wasn’t sure about on a boat/over water). I remember visiting India every 6 months or so and dreading the whole experience. Somehow I got over it and now I fly 2-3 times a month and look forward to relaxing a bit away form the internet and reading a book or watching films ha!

  • Ray

    Love those striped pants. I don’t really get motion sickness at sea except I’m on the road.

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  • Dylana

    It looks like a grand time!


  • Brittany

    I have the worst sea sickness. I am totally asking a doctor to prescribe me this. Thanks for the tip. Mine is awful….

  • Jennifer Wilson

    I love this post. Thanks for sharing your personal experience. xx

  • The Gold Lipstick

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

  • Nancy Foster

    I too was a sufferer of sea sickness but I came across Transderm which in Canada can be purchased at Walmart and it was a total game changer for me. I have enjoyed 2 cruises without sea sickness.

  • Leila Bradley

    I have been battling motion sickness my entire life so I can relate to the struggle of feeling like you are missing out on experiences! I will definitely have to try Transderm! Currently for car sickness I take Hyland’s Motion Sickness Tablets – it is a homeopathic remedy that is very mild and doesn’t make you drowsy.

  • I don’t normally get sea sickness but you look adorbs, thank you for sharing! 🙂

    xx Cindy

  • I get SO motion sick as well. Would you recommend this for long car rides as well? Dramamine tends to work for me on the boat (it’s not a sailboat), but I am miserable in the car.

    Perfect outfit, btw!

  • One of my friends cured his motion sickness by going to a hypnotist!

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