Saying Goodbye to Motion Sickness & Enjoying Every Moment of BlogHer ’17

Thank you Dramamine® for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. For more information on Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals and to download a coupon, please visit www.dramamine.com. As a relatively new blogger, I feel like I’m constantly learning and evolving as I adapt to the blogging world. Blogging is one of those spheres that are constantly changing, and staying abreast of new social media, tactics and products is a huge part of the job. When I first started this blog a little over a year ago, I had no idea where it would take me, how much time and effort it would take, and lastly, how much I would grow to love it and the amazing community of strong women that I have “met” along the way. When I first heard of the BlogHer ’17 conference, I knew that I had to make it happen! I remember hearing about it last year and wanting to go, but my daughter was only 6 months at the time and I wasn’t feeling comfortable enough to go. Now that she is older, I made it a priority to go this year and can’t wait. As the conference nears, I’m finalizing all my travel plans, packing and working on making the most of my trip. I feel like not only is it a learning experience, but an extended girls weekend and a chance to have some “me time”. I haven’t traveled without my children, so I plan on making the absolute most out of this time to enjoy, but also be as productive as possible. While I love traveling, traveling doesn’t love me. I’ve always struggled with motion sickness and it often made me useless during times of travel. Whether I’m traveling by car, plane, train or boat, once we start moving my head starts spinning and I find myself immobilized and unable to do much of anything besides sit out the waves of nausea or lulling myself to sleep to escape the discomfort. I have countless tales of traveling and spending much of the travel time with my head in a barf bag (my apologies to the poor old man that was seated next to me on a flight where I was violently ill for the first hour and a half – I’m pretty sure that ranks up there with one of the most embarrassing moments in my life). Not only is it exhausting for me to feel so terribly sick during travel, but also tough on my friends and family (and strangers) that have to witness it.

Yet another trip, where motion sickness stole away moments of joy from me. The ferry ride to Mackinac Island definitely made my motion sickness rear its ugly head. Thankfully, this view and sweet baby made it all worthwhile.

There’s nothing worse than having hours of travel and being unable to enjoy them or use that time productively. While some over the counter medications helped a bit, they would always render me useless the rest of the day as they made me sleepy and zoned out feeling. Thankfully, I’ve discovered Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals! It’s the first non-drowsy solution for motion sickness from Dramamine®, America’s number one over-the-counter product for the treatment of motion sickness. One dose contains the full clinically-tested ginger dosage for the prevention and treatment of motion sickness. Since it’s made from natural ginger, it’s safe to use every day you travel which means I can fully use all of my travel time to enjoy every single moment instead of spending it suffering from motion sickness. As I pack for BlogHer and other summer travels, Dramamine® Non-Drowsy Naturals is a must-have for my travels. In fact, I keep it in my purse at all times for all my summer plans. When I know I’m about to embark on an adventure, I take a few capsules and say goodbye to nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness. I’m looking forward to be able to take advantage of all the hours of my plane and car travel time to and from BlogHer without the worry of motion sickness getting in the way of being productive. Instead of spending all those hours wishing the time away due to sickness, I plan on sitting back to enjoy a good book or spending some quality time catching up on work and working on blog posts. I take huge comfort in knowing that I can arrive at the conference ready to network, connect and learn with so many other amazing bloggers without feeling worn down and weak from motion sickness during my travels.

Do you suffer from motion sickness? If you’re heading to BlogHer ‘17, drop me a comment below!

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  1. Liz June 12, 2017 at 9:14 am - Reply

    I luckily do not suffer from motion sickness, but if I’m reading while in the car (as a passenger of course, lol) sometimes that comes up. Looking forward to meeting you at BlogHer this year!

  2. Amber, this is a fantastic giveaway! While I haven’t suffered from motion sickness, I’ve certainly carried Dramamine with me just in case. Better safe than sorry, right? My tweet: https://twitter.com/epctraveler/status/874275146504306688

    I hope you’ll enjoy BlogHer. I’ve attended my fair share of blogging conferences, including BlogHer Food. You’ll learn a whole lot from the speakers and by networking with other bloggers. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards!

  3. Darby June 12, 2017 at 11:46 am - Reply

    I have been a life long sufferer of motion sickness. Somehow I never knew there was a pill to help! My mom used to get me the sea bands as a kid when we went to carnivals and theme parks so I could ride the rides, but they never seemed to help. I think I’m going to give these a shot!

  4. tara pittman June 12, 2017 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    I suffer from motion sickness too. I always take these pills on long car trips

  5. Alex June 12, 2017 at 12:27 pm - Reply

    I so badly wanted to go to Blogher this year but unfortunately it’s not going to happen! Enjoy your “me” time and have a blast! Hope you don’t get sick on your travels!

  6. Tammy Shelton June 12, 2017 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    I’m lucky, I don’t ever get motion sickness.

  7. shelly peterson June 12, 2017 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Thankfully I do not suffer from motion sickness.
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  9. Cheryl B June 12, 2017 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    Thankfully I don’t suffer from motion sickness, but my husband does and he uses a medication to combat it,

  10. Allison Swain June 12, 2017 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    I don’t typically get motion sickness, but when I do having cold air on me helps and some water and crackers.

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  11. Allison Swain June 12, 2017 at 6:53 pm - Reply
  12. Stephanie June 12, 2017 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    I get motion sickness and use essential oils for it. I had never heard of Dramamine Naturals using ginger so I was excited to hear that they came out with a natural option!

  13. James Robert June 12, 2017 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    I do not suffer but recently my twin daughters have been having issues Will be getting me some dramamine for them.

  14. Kelly D June 12, 2017 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Yes, I do suffer from motion sickness, especially circular motions.

  15. Tamara Goyette June 12, 2017 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    I can’t even having motion sickness do something like that to me.

  16. Steve Weber June 13, 2017 at 12:30 am - Reply

    I do not suffer from motion sickness unless I’m on a boat

  17. Steve Weber June 13, 2017 at 12:31 am - Reply
  18. Lisa Brown June 13, 2017 at 6:59 am - Reply

    I get motion sickness sometimes, but not always; I will not be attending the conference, I do not live in the area.

  19. Lisa Brown June 13, 2017 at 6:59 am - Reply
  20. Crystal Wachoski June 13, 2017 at 7:47 am - Reply

    I’m a huge fan of Dramamine. I use it for when we go boating and for my fun adventures at Cedar Point.

  21. Natalie June 13, 2017 at 8:07 am - Reply

    I am lucky in that I do not suffer from motion sickness, but I know of people that do. I will unfortunately not be at this year’s conference but it looks like fun!

  22. Natalie June 13, 2017 at 8:10 am - Reply
  23. Julie Wood June 13, 2017 at 8:46 am - Reply

    I am so glad that I do not suffer from motion sickness and I am not attending the conference this year! I wish I was!

  24. Julie Wood June 13, 2017 at 8:47 am - Reply

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  25. mami2jcn June 13, 2017 at 10:36 am - Reply

    I don’t have motion sickness but my kids do.

  26. mami2jcn June 13, 2017 at 10:37 am - Reply

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  27. Elena June 13, 2017 at 11:08 am - Reply

    I have motion sickness

  28. Madonna June 13, 2017 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    I only suffer from motion sickness if I am a passenger in the backseat or if I try to read while in the front seat.

  29. madonna June 13, 2017 at 12:01 pm - Reply
  30. Patrcia June 13, 2017 at 2:38 pm - Reply

    I’m fortunate that this has never been an issue I’ve faced, but it’s great to know they have the non-drowsy and natural options!!

  31. val June 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Sounds amazing! Will have to remember this for vacation later this summer

  32. Will G June 13, 2017 at 4:07 pm - Reply

    I suffer from motion sickness on occasion.

  33. heather June 13, 2017 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    The older I get seems like the more motion sick I get. I will not be going to Blogher 2017 it is not in my area.

  34. heather June 13, 2017 at 4:11 pm - Reply
  35. Rachel June 13, 2017 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    I get motion sickness too. It’s awful. Have so much fun at BlogHer! Wish I was going.

  36. Jessica To June 13, 2017 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    I have suffered from motion sickness before. I will not be at the conference.

  37. Rachel June 13, 2017 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Oh girl — I’m the same way! I actually have been doing work on my laptop during road trips and this helps!

  38. Vincent June 13, 2017 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    No, thankfully I don’t, but some of my family members do.

  39. Nicole June 13, 2017 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    I need to try this!! I would love to work on stuff while my husband drives!!

  40. OFG June 14, 2017 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    I don’t get motion sickness and I am not going to BlogHer though I wish I was.

  41. Vanessa King June 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    My MIL has to use Dramamine on pretty much every trip in the car! Mine isn’t too bad as long as I keep my eyes closed or I’m not reading 😀

  42. Rachel Jenkins June 16, 2017 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Retweeted on twitter @mhjenkin
    I definitely suffer from motion sickness and hate it so much, it ruins my travels at times!

  43. Madeline June 16, 2017 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    I’m not heading to BlogHer ‘17 this year. I do suffer from motion sickness, mainly when reading in a car or on certain amusement park rides.

  44. Madeline June 16, 2017 at 5:25 pm - Reply
  45. Gina M June 16, 2017 at 6:53 pm - Reply

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  46. Gina M June 16, 2017 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    I have taken Dramamine before to help with motion sickness. I also try a fizzy drink, closing my eyes, and concentrating on something in the distance.

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  47. Margaret Smith June 16, 2017 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    At times, I do suffer motion sickness. Especially when on a boat. Thanks so much.

  48. Margaret Smith June 16, 2017 at 8:33 pm - Reply
  49. Rachel June 16, 2017 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    I am very fortunate that I do not suffer from motion sickness.

  50. Tricia June 16, 2017 at 10:58 pm - Reply

    I don’t generally suffer from motion sickness, but I did when we went on a cruise a few years ago. Dramamine was a lifesaver then!

  51. Jessie C. June 16, 2017 at 11:43 pm - Reply

    I suffer from motion sickness, it is always painful to travel long distance.
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  52. Jessie C. June 16, 2017 at 11:43 pm - Reply
  53. Latanya June 17, 2017 at 11:05 am - Reply

    thankfully, I do not

  54. Jessie C. June 17, 2017 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    I suffer from motion sickness.
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  56. Susan Smith June 18, 2017 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    Thankfully I do not suffer from motion sickness.

  57. Amy Tong June 19, 2017 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    I suffer motion sickness since I was young. Guess I really need to try the Dramamine! Can’t join BlogHer17. hopefully next year.

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  58. Amy Tong June 19, 2017 at 6:21 pm - Reply
  59. Denise L June 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Luckily I don’t suffer from motion sickness. My husband does sometimes get motion sick. This would be great to have on hand next time we’re traveling.

  60. Denise L June 20, 2017 at 2:50 pm - Reply
  61. Mita June 20, 2017 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    I do not suffer from motion sickness

  62. rachel June 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    I do! Ever since middle school — puberty made me not able to handle it!

  63. Leela June 24, 2017 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    I do suffer from it sometimes, but i’ve never really don’t anything about it.

  64. Cynthia C July 2, 2017 at 9:21 am - Reply

    I get motion sickness on boats but nowhere else. It’s no fun at all! Dramamine does help.

  65. Cynthia C July 2, 2017 at 9:22 am - Reply
  66. Rosie July 3, 2017 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    I get sea sick very easily – I’d love to try these, I wouldn’t seem like such a stick-in-mud, as I just won’t do anything I could get sea sick!

  67. Suzanne July 3, 2017 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    I get sea sick. The last time I was on a boat, a 7 day cruise, I took Dramamine religiously. I also give kids Dramamine to my son for long car rides.

  68. Cynthia Schmied July 4, 2017 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    Motion sickness on water has curtailed many a fun time for me.

  69. Lisa July 4, 2017 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    I have only had some very slight cases of motion sickness when traveling. Since the motion sickness that I’ve had in the past was very minor, I never bothered taking anything for it. I don’t like to take medicine if it’s not really necessary. In the future, however, I might try this new, ginger-based, natural and non-drowsy version of Dramamine. I’m not going to BlogHer ’17.

  70. LuLu B - Calabrisella Mia July 5, 2017 at 8:44 am - Reply

    I’ve only suffered from motion sickness when flying once but it was enough to take motion sickness pills anytime I travel. I think it was because I was dehydrated but I’d rather be safe than sorry. It was just awful!

  71. Vincent July 5, 2017 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    Thankfully, no, I do not.

  72. Kimmy Ripley July 5, 2017 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    I get motion sickness on a boat.

  73. Billie R July 5, 2017 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    As far as I know, no, but I do get a little dizzy or nauseous if I try to read in the car. Thanks for the chance to win.

  74. Erika July 5, 2017 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    I really do, so I always need Dramamine when I travel!

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  75. Nicole Martin July 6, 2017 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    I do suffer from motion sickness, but I love Dramamine! It helps a lot!

  76. Stefanie G July 8, 2017 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    I do suffer from motion sickness, it’s terrible!

  77. amy stonger July 24, 2017 at 2:06 am - Reply

    Yes, I’ve always had trouble with long trips. I get horrible motion sickness.

  78. Madonna July 24, 2017 at 9:24 am - Reply

    I very seldom suffer from motion sickness. I wish I were going to BlogHer this year.

  79. Madonna July 24, 2017 at 9:25 am - Reply
  80. Dawn S July 24, 2017 at 10:47 am - Reply

    I do not suffer from motion sickness thankfully but my Husband does.

  81. Dawn S July 24, 2017 at 10:48 am - Reply
  82. Mya Murphy July 25, 2017 at 2:44 am - Reply

    I don’t personally, but my sister gets it bad!

  83. Francine Anchondo July 26, 2017 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    No I dont thank goodness

  84. Francine Anchondo July 26, 2017 at 12:38 pm - Reply
  85. Erinn Sluka July 26, 2017 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Luckily I do not suffer unless I eat too poorly or a lot of carbs that don’t settle well before sitting on a plane erinnsluka@gmail

  86. Anne Stull July 28, 2017 at 12:12 am - Reply

    I suffer from motion sickness and vertigo. Dramamine has been a life saver!

  87. Kari July 28, 2017 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Yes! I get motion sickness very easily. I am not going to BlogHer…maybe one of these days I will get the chance to go!

  88. John Joeph July 28, 2017 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Dramamine works well for me when on smaller boats in rocky waters

  89. John Joseph July 28, 2017 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    Dramamine works great for me on small boats in rocky water

  90. kjasus July 30, 2017 at 9:58 am - Reply

    I used to get car sick as a kid but i guess i kind of grew out of it.

  91. Elle August 14, 2017 at 1:06 pm - Reply

    I don’t generally suffer from motion sickness but I have experienced it before on theme park rides and a boat with rough waters.

  92. Chrissy August 15, 2017 at 9:44 pm - Reply

    Fortunately I don’t suffer too much from motion sickness unless I try to read too much. Usually I’ve found that any type of carbonated beverage really helps to calm any tummy troubles I do have when travelling! I have friends who do suffer from motion sickness though and swear by Dramamine!

  93. Chrissy August 15, 2017 at 9:46 pm - Reply
  94. Rebecca W August 22, 2017 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    I don’t have any motion sickness when I travel, but it does bother my mother-in-law when she flies on an airplane. I’m glad that I don’t have to deal with it at all.

  95. Emily N. August 24, 2017 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    I’m grateful that I do not suffer from motion sickness.

  96. Stephanie Phelps August 26, 2017 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    I wish I were going but I will someday! My husband uses Dramamine all the time and it saves him so much from being sick!

  97. Stephanie Phelps August 26, 2017 at 8:52 pm - Reply
  98. Heather Kelly August 29, 2017 at 8:35 am - Reply

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  99. Heather Kelly August 29, 2017 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Thanks for the chance. Motion sickness is no fun.

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  100. Kerry August 30, 2017 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    No motion sickness here. I wish I could make it to BlogHer!

  101. Seyma Shabbir September 2, 2017 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    I do suffer motion sickness especially on flights and on boats. It gets pretty severe. I do my best to remember to bring Dramamine. I have not been to blogher before but hope to one year.

  102. Seyma Shabbir September 2, 2017 at 2:10 pm - Reply
  103. Barbara Montag September 4, 2017 at 12:13 am - Reply

    Oh yes I definitely have motion sickness.
    Affects me during carnival rides and flying.
    thank you

  104. Barbara Montag September 4, 2017 at 12:27 am - Reply
  105. Kathy Persons September 6, 2017 at 8:40 am - Reply

    I just get a little queisiness but not bad

  106. Kathy Persons September 6, 2017 at 8:41 am - Reply
  107. Ellie Wright September 6, 2017 at 3:52 pm - Reply

    I occasionally suffer from motion sickness. Dramamine is always in my bag when traveling.

  108. Ellie Wright September 6, 2017 at 3:54 pm - Reply
  109. Kerry September 7, 2017 at 8:48 pm - Reply
  110. sarah k September 9, 2017 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    I’ve experienced motion sickness before and this sounds like it would’ve been good to have had on hand since I usually put off taking medicine because I hate that groggy out of it feeling.

  111. sarah k September 9, 2017 at 5:37 pm - Reply
  112. Thomas Murphy September 10, 2017 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    I do suffer from motion sickness when I go on a boat.

  113. Thomas Murphy September 10, 2017 at 1:37 pm - Reply
  114. Bert Ruiz September 10, 2017 at 10:39 pm - Reply

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  116. Betty Curran September 12, 2017 at 1:48 am - Reply

    I don’t usually suffer from motion sickness but I always carry Dramamine just in case. Enjoy BlogHer.

  117. Betty Curran September 12, 2017 at 1:49 am - Reply
  118. Sarah L September 12, 2017 at 3:01 am - Reply

    I take a bottle of lavender essential oil with me when I travel. I don’t have a problem with motion sickness so I’ve never tried Dramamine.
    Thanks for the contest.

  119. Sarah L September 12, 2017 at 3:03 am - Reply
  120. Tina W September 12, 2017 at 6:27 am - Reply

    I get horrible motion sickness, sometimes I can get queasy on mountain roads even while I am behind the wheel.

  121. Tina W September 12, 2017 at 6:28 am - Reply
  122. Jerry Marquardt September 12, 2017 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    I suffer from motion sickness while I am on my way to getting ready to speak at any type of event. Otherwise the way back goes pretty well.

  123. Jerry Marquardt September 12, 2017 at 1:14 pm - Reply
  124. Kim Henrichs September 12, 2017 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Luckily I do not but ALL of my friends do!!

  125. LAMusing September 12, 2017 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    I do get motion sickeness, but Dramamine takes care of it!

  126. LAMusing September 12, 2017 at 8:09 pm - Reply
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  128. Maria Beas September 12, 2017 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    I do suffer from motion sickness when I get on any bus. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing giveaway.

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