Motion Sickness Stories
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Sea Sickness Stories
Sea Sick on the Atlantic
When we decided to do sailing trip on the Atlantic, we knew that we would be confronted with seasickness. So of course we got some sea sickness pills. But...
Crossing the Baltic Sea (Helsinki to Tallinn)
My wife and I were in Helsinki, Finland, in mid-winter and decided to do a day trip to Tallinn, capital of Estonia. Tallinn is across the Gulf of Finland from Helsinki and the journey across the Baltic Sea takes about three hours by ferry.
My Nightmare Trip to a tiny Japanese Island
When we were touring Japan it seemed like a neat idea to visit Hegura-jima, a tiny island about two hours off the west coast. The 'ferry' was a fishing boat carrying maybe 40 or 50 people, and all the other passengers were either locals or bird watchers...
Air Sickness Stories
My extreme motion sickness - planes are by far the worst
I have suffered from motion sickness since childhood, but planes are by far the worst.
The Worst Motion Sickness I've Ever Had
Right after take-off I was hit by waves of nausea so intense that I actually passed out (prior to passing out I was actually wishing I was dead).
Traveling with my Air Sick Daughter
I never really knew anything about air sickness till I had kids, then suddenly I got to know it real well! It happens the same every time.
Car Sickness Stories
Learning to Drive with a Car Sick Toddler!
For the past 6 months I've been learning to drive, and when I do lots of roundabouts & manoeuvring, it makes my son (he's 2) really sick, plus Update!
Bus/Coach Sickness Stories
Coach Sick on the Airport Bus
My 6 year old son is just fine in cars and planes (don't know about sea sick as he hasn't been on boats much). But he gets really, really sick on buses and coaches.
General Motion Sickness Stories
Immune to Motion Sickness?
Since you deal with motion sickness on your site, have you ever come across anyone who has never gotten motion sickness? Thing is, I've never experienced it...
Last year in Mexico I went fishing. We weren't too far out in a small boat (about 2 miles, you could see the shore in the distance) and we were catching lots of fish. The fish emitted a grunting sound! The north wind came up with a pretty good swell, and I got really sick. I was hanging over the side of the boat puking and moaning, and the fish were all grunting in unison. I think you'd have to be there to really see it, but it wasn't funny at the time.
Also, years ago I was coming home from the office Xmas party in a taxi. I got really sick and threw up out of the window all over some guy's windshield. Not really funny.