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How To Prevent Travel Sickness: 5 Essential Tips

Travel sickness — also known as motion sickness — is experienced by millions of people around the world.

It can make sufferers feel nauseous, dizzy and generally unwell, and can also result in extreme sweating and vomiting — which isn’t ideal in any situation. If you suffer from severe motion sickness, it can make journeys — whether by car, boat, plane or train — uncomfortable to the point of unbearable.

Luckily, there are some methods you can use to make traveling easier. In this post, we’ll be providing you with some essential tips on how to prevent travel sickness, to ensure that your next journey goes as smoothly as possible.

1. Be careful what you eat

If you’ve got a long journey planned, then one of the first things you can do to prevent yourself from suffering from travel sickness is to watch what you eat the day before.

For example, eating rich, fatty or spicy foods just before you travel will make you feel more full and heavy, which is more likely to unsettle your stomach and make you feel sick.

It should also go without saying that drinking lots of alcohol the day before a big journey is never going to end well, especially if you get travel sick. So, by all means, enjoy a few drinks on your holidays, but on your final night, limit yourself to just one (and an early one at that). You’ll find your journey back much more pleasant, and you’ll be much less likely to be hit with nausea.

The same rules apply for while you’re traveling — avoid alcohol and heavy foods, and stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

2. Try travel sickness tablets

Travel sickness tablets are a surefire way to prevent any symptoms of motion sickness. They treat and control the symptoms of motion sickness so that you are less affected throughout your journey. It’s easy enough to buy travel sickness tablets online in the UK or from your local pharmarcy for a reasonable price, so it’s worth stocking up for those journeys you’re worried about.

It is always best to take travel sickness medication before you travel. This is because travel sickness can slow down your digestion, making it hard for the medication to be absorbed adequately by your body. If you are prone to vomiting due to your travel sickness, then this also reduces the likelihood of your body absorbing the medicine.

Motion sickness tablets are also non-drowsy, so you don’t have to worry about falling asleep and missing your stop!

3. Pick your seat wisely

Sometimes, preventing travel sickness means being tactical, and positioning yourself where you’re least likely to get sick.

For example, if you’re a passenger in a car, then take the front seat rather than the back seats; these seats tend to be more bucket-like, providing you with more support and less nausea-causing motion. Many people also find that driving rather than being a passenger helps to take their mind off motion sickness and alleviates symptoms.

If you’re catching a train or bus, then it’s a good idea to face forward on your journey, as this will help you to cope with travel sickness symptoms better. Book a seat if you can, or ask a kindly stranger if they would mind swapping.

When it comes to flights, your best bet is a seat in the middle of the plane on the wing. This is the most stable part of the aircraft — and the least affected by turbulence — so you’re much less likely to experience motion sickness here.

4. Get some fresh air

Getting some fresh air on your journey is one of the best things you can do to help with travel, and make even prevent it — if you open that car window early enough.

Of course, this isn’t always possible; it’s pretty hard to crack a window when you’re on an aircraft 30,000 feet in the air.

But for the journeys where it is an option — car, train or bus journeys — this can help with any feelings of nausea. Sit near a window on public transport for ventilation on your travels: it’ll help to get rid of that sick feeling, and will also help you to avoid any strong odors from people or food around you that could tip you over the edge.

If you’re traveling on a boat or ferry, get yourself up on deck. It may be the last thing you feel like doing if you feel sick and dizzy, but trust us, the fresh sea air and a breeze in your hair will do you wonders. Plus, you can always throw up off the side if you need to.

5. Avoid reading

Reading, looking down or looking at a screen for any length of time while you’re traveling is going to make you feel sick, even if you don’t suffer from motion sickness. For travel sickness sufferers, this is the kiss of death.

Instead of poring over a book or your phone, try and relax. Listen to some soothing music or an engaging podcast — with your eyes closed if it helps your feelings of nausea! Keeping your head still and your movements slow will make you feel less sick and dizzy too.

If you’re unable to close your eyes, focus on a fixed point or stable, stationary object. Many people find keeping their eyes fixed on the horizon helps to keep their senses balanced and avoid queasiness.

As you can see, there are many ways you can prevent travel sickness. Try out these top tips next time you go traveling and you’ll soon see a difference.

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5 Of The Best Car Gadgets To Help You Stay Safe On the Roads

37,133 people were killed on U.S. roads last year. While accidents will always happen, there are so many gadgets you can use to reduce the risk of you being the person they happen to. From a car jump starter to an AR display, these are the car gizmos you need.

A gadget to recharge your car battery whenever it goes flat

Few things are more annoying than a flat battery. Picture it now: you’ve just been on a nice long holiday, get back to the airport carpark, ready to drive home, and find your battery’s dead. It would be horrible. You can’t stay safe if you can’t get on the road, but you don’t have to worry about that ever happening if you get a Beatit jump starter.

With Beatit’s Portbale Car Jump Starter you can have your vehicle up and running in just two seconds. You can jump a diesel car of to 5 liters or gas vehicle up to 6 liters and you can use your Beatit as a power source for your cell phone – so it always comes in handy.

Fight back against car theft by using a tracker

Do you know how many cars are stolen in America each year? 50,000? 100,000? Try 773,139: that’s one every 40.9 seconds. If you happen to be one of the unlucky people who’s car is stolen, that doesn’t mean you need to lose it. By using the STI GL300 Real-Time GPS Tracker is a mini GPS tracker you can keep the location of your car, so that you can pass the details to the cops and save yourself the misery of losing it forever.

Make sure your safe even after having an accident

While staying safe must be your number one priority when driving, accidents do happen – often without any intent, hence why they’re an accident. If the worst does happen, you need to feel safe that you’ll be looked after (what if you experience life-changing injuries?) by receiving the appropriate insurance payout. But what if the person who caused the accident drives away without giving you their details? That’s where a rearview camera comes in.

You can pick from a great array of cameras online, with models available for cars, trucks, and even school buses. These cameras provide you with the evidence you need to keep you and your loved ones safe if the worst happens, meaning that no one can leave you to foot the bill for their bad driving.

Give your blind spot the gift of sight with this gizmo

Some of the very best gizmos are the simplest ones that solve the oldest problems. Blind spots have caused countless accidents over the years, but Ampper has created a solution that will keep you, your passengers, and your fellow drivers safe. What’s the solution? A blind spot mirror that rotates rotate 360 degrees and gives your full vision at every angle while you drive. It’s not techy, but it’s technology that’s incredibly valuable.

Keep your eyes on the road with a heads-up display

All you need for an accident to happen is two drivers who aren’t concentrating while they drive, and what is one of the biggest reasons people lose concentration? Taking your eyes off the road to check for directions. With Navdy HUD you can keep your eyes on the road and keep to your journey, making sure you arrive at your destination safely.

Navdy HUD is a transparent screen that you project onto your car’s display panel, allowing to keep your head up while you watch your road map. Along with giving you an AR map, the Navdy HUD lets you see your messages and all the information from your dashboard – so you can stay connected with the world even while you’re driving.

Driving is a right that you earn by getting your driver’s license and then keep by being as safe as you can whenever you’re on the road. Even the greatest drivers on the planet can benefit from a little help and the five gadgets I’ve recommended can help you become a safer driver today, tomorrow, and long into the future. So what are you waiting for? Go and order them now and keep the roads safe.

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4 Easy Ways To Become A Safer Driver Today

Driving is a privilege, not a right, and it’s your duty to protect your fellow drivers when you’re on the road. How do you do that? By being the safest driver you can be. Below are four things you can do that will immediately make you safer.


Always plan out your journeys in advance

Like me, I’m sure you love to head out on the open road and just drive – there’s a sense of freedom you get from a car that you just can’t get from a country walk. Heading out for a drive is great, but if you have a journey in mind you shouldn’t be so casual. By planning your journey in advance you’ll instantly become a safer driver.

Why does planning your journey in advance make you a safer driver? It’s simple. Knowing where you’re going makes you less stressed, and allows you to focus on your actual driving – rather than putting too much attention on working out where you need to be. I recommend planning your journey on Google Maps, looking over it, then having it running while you drive.

Take plenty of rest stops to prevent tiredness

How many long journeys have you been on where you just want to get to the end? Plenty, and, believe me, I know the feeling. The problem with powering through when driving is that it’s reckless – “tiredness kills” a slogan all drivers are familiar with and it’s accurate. Make yourself a safer driver today by having regular breaks, so you stop getting tired and can drive at 100%.

Make sure you’ve checked your car before driving

Before you step into your car and sit down on the driver’s seat, make sure your car is safe enough for you to drive. This may sound like basic stuff and it is – I was taught this in my driving test and so were you and your parents – but it’s often missed. How does it make you safer? Because it helps you stop an accident before it happens.

Just imagine this scenario: you jump into your car and get onto the motorway. While you’re driving at 70 mph, it’s raining and you spin out of control. The resulting accident not only gives you permanent injuries, but it also kills several other people. What was the cause? Not enough grip on your tires, something you could have spotted by checking the tread depth before driving.

Always have a safety kit in your car

Having a safety kit in your car is such a blazingly obvious way of becoming a safer driver that you may have just paused, shrugged your shoulders, and said “yeaaaaaah?” But the thing is many people don’t have a safety kit in their car, and while it’s impossible to plan when an accident happens, you can be a safer driver by being prepared for them. So, put a safety kit in your car today (red warning triangle, torch, jumper cables, water, blanket etc…) – if you are involved in an accident your safety kit could save yours and someone else’s life.

Being safe is both big and clever. What’s really stupid is putting yourself and others at risk when you drive. So put these four tips into practice now and you’ll be a safer driver now and into the future.

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7 Simple Car Maintenance Checks Every Driver Should Know

Maintenance is not just for car enthusiasts. Looking after your vehicle actually has many benefits that all motorists will appreciate. It improves safety by detecting faults early, enhances reliability and performance, saves money by preventing the need for expensive repairs, minimises the chances of roadside emergencies, and helps you to command a higher resale value.

The good news is that enjoying these benefits isn’t as complicated as you might think. Follow the five simple maintenance steps below and you could save a fortune keeping your car out of the garage for longer.

Read the owner’s manual

At best, when buying a new car, most drivers skim the owner’s manual, only to put into the glove box to gather dust until something goes wrong. However, the owner’s manual is packed full of vital information that will keep your car ticking over, including what you need to check, how often, and the signs that something might be wrong that you have to look out for.

Top tip: If you’ve misplaced your manual, don’t worry. Just do a simple internet search, and you should be able to download the owner’s manual of your vehicle without a problem.

Learn how to check and change your fluids

Generally speaking, you should check your oil at least once a month, antifreeze once before winter and once before summer, and wiper fluid every couple of months.

As outlined above, your owner’s manual will tell you how to perform these checks for the exact make and model of your vehicle. But, as a rule of thumb, the tanks for most of these fluids will have clear gauges or dipsticks that will allow you to quickly check current and optimum levels. And if you’re not sure which tank is which, and what you need to do, there are plenty of videos on YouTube that will run you through the process.    

Regularly inspect your tyre pressure and condition

Replacing your tyres all at once can get very expensive. In addition to increasing safety, getting into the habit of regularly checking your tyre pressure will help prevent the occurrence of unnecessary damage and the thread wearing thin too quickly. The maximum pressure for your vehicle’s tyres is usually displayed on the sidewall of your tyres, or you can find it online in a couple of clicks.

Most petrol stations have a machine that will allow you to inflate your tyres for free. Such machines typically display the current pressure of each tyre, before inflating it your desired pressure. Repeat this process to inflate all four tyres on your car to the desired pressure.

Protect your insurance premiums with an in-car camera

Even if you’re a safe and cautious driver, accidents can happen. In the worst case scenario, a traffic collision can cause damage hundreds if not thousands of pounds worth of damage to your car, even when you’re not to blame.

For example, if someone puts a dent in your car while parked at the supermarket and drives away without leaving a note, the installation of an in-car camera will give you a better chance of finding out who’s responsible and making them pay for the damage. Similarly, if get targeted for a crash for cash scam, having a dash cam will ensure you don’t become a victim.

Examine all your lights on a habitual basis

Ideally, you should try and examine all your car’s lights weekly, and definitely at least once a fortnight. To perform the required checks, turn the ignition key far enough for the electrics to kick in. Note: you won’t need to run the engine to inspect your lights.

One at a time, flick the switch for your front lights, fog lights, and indicators, looking out for blown bulbs and cracks or dirt on the lenses. For the brake lights, you will be easier if get someone to give you a hand. Then, one of you can press the brake pedal while the other goes around the back to make sure everything is as it should be.


There you have it: five simple car maintenance checks that every driver should know. Even if you’re not mechanically minded, these easy to perform checks will save you money, make your car safer to drive, and protect the value of your investment. Start spotting problems now and before they cause a bigger problem further down the line.

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5 Tips to Stay Safe after a Car Crash

It’s very important to promote road education, in which people drive with more common sense and responsibility because imprudent acts like driving drunk or while talking on the phone can cause misfortunes in your life or in others’.

That’s why accidents are something that happens every day in any part of the world. But surely few people know what are the right things to do after an accident. Here we bring you some tips to stay safe after a car crash:

Never Leave The Place

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Never, absolutely never should you leave the place after having an accident if any police authority has yet to appear at the site of the accident. You need to wait until they arrive so they can ascertain exactly what happened.

If you do leave before the police arrive, you can have legal problems. So make sure to call for the police units to come to the place, and you can leave when they deliver a report of the accident.

Keep Calm

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This is something indispensable because losing your sanity or acting impulsively can only bring you negative consequences. So you should focus on keeping calm and avoiding any fights with the other driver or with any other person.

Don’t Get Out Of The Car

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In case the other person is upset, or if the accident occurred in a dangerous area or on a busy avenue, don’t stand outside the car. Put the signs around the car so any of the cars that come can know that you’re injured and don’t leave until the police arrive.

Call Your Insurance

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In case your car is insured, you must finally call your insurance to notify them about the matter and report the crash. The accident report that the police gave you, you will have to give them to the insurance providers to guarantee the accuracy of the accident.

Have A Good Behavior

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Avoid any kind of insults or bad behavior towards other people or the police officers, because the former can become as violent as you and the latter can in particular can penalize you for any type of aggression either physical or verbal for disrespecting them. Try to keep calm and collaborate on anything that may be required of you and you will be fine.

To avoid misfortunes like these you must be totally responsible when you are driving and do it in a total state of lucidity and consciousness. You must always be attentive to the road, which is why it is a bad idea to talk on the phone or any other action that works as a distraction for the driver.

You must respect the rules in general when driving. For example, avoid driving at a high speed, since you aren’t the only person who is driving on streets or highways.

You can also use security methods such as the use of the seatbelt or in case of going with a child, make sure they are sitting safely the backseat with a special chair in case of a very small child. If you meet all these requirements, they will be enough for you to avoid any problem.

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2 Tips to Avoid Repetitive Driving Injuries Forever

When driving certain situations can occur, which can generate certain problems for our health if you drive with bad posture or in an inappropriate manner.

We must also take into account other things that affect the ergonomics of people at the time such as external things of the vehicle, so we must verify that everything is under control and everything can work correctly.

The things to be taken into account can be external to the operation of the vehicle despite which it can also affect the other people around us and other vehicles.

Another thing to take into account is that you have to maintain a good driving position at all times when driving a vehicle and even as a passenger, for example when sitting in a taxi and keeping a good behavior.

To avoid any kind of situations, here two tips that you can use when riding in a car:

Be Aware Of The Risks

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Sometimes we are not psychologically prepared and we are not fully aware of the risks that our occupation or work may have since if there is an accident or a problem later, it will affect us not only physically but mentally as well.

Many jobs have their share of consequences which can make people in those positions develop problems in the long run, such as people who spend a lot of time driving vehicles like trucks, buses, ambulances, taxis, 18 wheelers, among others who drive for a living.

Many of these problems are of posture and often lead to other problems. The people who perform these tasks generally suffer from problems and pains in the back and neck area, as well as sciatica and issues with the blood flow of their legs.

Get As Much Comfort As Possible Inside The Vehicle

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At the time of boarding a car and being the driver, you should try to achieve the best possible body position, you can do this by seating comfortably and upright on the seat.

The main thing is to be able to fully reach the pedals while keeping your back resting on the backrest as straight as possible. You must also have a good space between your head and the roof of the vehicle, so as to avoid neck pains.

We must also maintain a good height at the time of sitting, to have good visibility of the windows of the sides and the front and back, in addition also of the mirrors of all positions. The position of the arms should also be maintained in a very good way, in which the arms can stretch without making an effort and causing pain in the long term.

These tips must be taken into account by all drivers, from those driving for a short period or for long trips and even more so for those who work every day driving a vehicle.