This summer, you\u2019ll most likely be taking a trip somewhere, whether it\u2019s by car, train, plane, or even a boat. But sometimes, that journey can be a bumpy one. For some people, bumpy rides come with something that we all dread \u2013 motion sickness.\nAnd nobody wants to be that person who permanently stained their best friend\u2019s new car interior with remnants of the morning\u2019s breakfast sandwich. Different people are affected by different types of motion sickness. Perhaps a ride in a car doesn\u2019t make you queasy, but a summer outing on a boat makes you feel less than seaworthy?\nSimilarly, your stomach may do backflips while you\u2019re on an airplane en route to a summer vacation destination. Whether you\u2019re traveling via plane, train, or automobile, here are some helpful tips on what causes motion sickness, and most importantly, how to prevent it. Here\u2019s to a motion sickness-free summer!\nWhat Causes Motion Sickness?\nYour brain senses movement around you by receiving signals from your eyes, ears, and muscles. If these signals don\u2019t match, then motion sickness can occur.\nFor example, seasickness is common when traveling by boat. When you are on a boat your inner ear senses motion, but your eyes cannot tell you are moving. Your brain becomes confused because these senses don\u2019t match, hence some people running for the nearest garbage can.\nSymptoms of Motion Sickness\nSome common symptoms of motion sickness include:\n\nFatigue\nDizziness\nNausea\nVomiting\n\nSometimes, just thinking about taking that car or boat ride can cause anxiety and symptoms of motion sickness.\nMotion Sickness Prevention\nBeing proactive before traveling can keep you from getting sick. Try taking these prevention tips into consideration when traveling.\n\nLook out into the distance at stationary objects. If you\u2019re on a boat, try staring at the horizon for a few minutes.\nKeep your head still while resting it against a seat back.\nDo not sit near smokers or smoke.\nDo not overeat and avoid spicy and greasy foods before traveling.\nTake motion sickness medication, either over the counter or prescribed by a physician, or wear pressure bracelets.\nDon\u2019t turn around or move a lot. Sitting forward helps keep the motion sensed by your eyes and ears the same.\n\nAlso, consider requesting a seat or room that will be least likely to make you sick.\n\nShip: Request a cabin in the front or middle of the ship near the water level.\nPlane: A seat near the wing will ensure a smoother flight than seats at the front or rear of the plane.\nTrain: Face the direction the train is travelling and sit in a seat near the front and next to a window.\nAutomobile: When traveling with someone in the car, try to sit in the passenger seat and always look straight ahead. In addition, if your child gets sick in the car, don\u2019t put them in the front seat until they\u2019re old enough. All children age 12 and under should be safely buckled in in the back seat.\n\nWe hope these tips help you to enjoy your summer travels. Getting there is half the fun. Following these simple tips can help to make your summer road trips more enjoyable. If you find that you have a more severe case of motion sickness, seek medical attention or make an appointment with your doctor before you hit the road.\nDo you have any tips that may have helped you overcome motion sickness? Please feel free to share them with us! We\u2019d love to hear from you.