It’s August, and people are still traveling for
summer vacations. I’m going to give you a few inexpensive tips to help
your traveling go better.
For instance, you are driving to your destination
and somebody has motion sickness. You might try other-the-counter
Dramamine pills. They do not cost much, but they do work, as they make
Acupressure also works for motion sickness. Apply
steady pressure to the middle of your wrist, about two inches from your
palm. This method might work for you when you are riding roller
coasters. Actually, you can buy yourself a set of acupressure wrist
bands at most drug stores.
Another remedy for motion sickness is ginger. You
can drink ginger ale or ginger tea, suck on a piece of crystallized
ginger or Horehound drops, or pop a ginger capsule that you can find at
most drug stores.
Now that we have the motion sickness out of the
way, let’s work on the sunburn problems. If you forgot your sunscreen
and you look like a lobster, soak in a tub of cool water with a few
hands full of baking soda added. Once your skin feels cool to the touch,
apply a wash cloth that has been soaked in apple cider vinegar to the
burned area. Do this a few times and it will make the burn feel better.
If you don’t have the vinegar on hand, you can substitute with whole
milk or Greek yogurt.
Another method would be to use a pure aloe gel with
a vitamin E capsule mixed in it. It feels a little sticky as it dries,
but the gel really cools you.
Coconut oil also works to sooth your sunburn. Plus,
it can also be used as a moisturizer, hair conditioner and lip balm.
That means you have to pack fewer toiletries.
If you have trouble sleeping in a strange place,
take some ear plugs and a sleep mask. The odd new noises won’t bother
you. Take one of your favorite perfumes to spray your pillows. That
makes you feel more at home. Also, you can eat a half of a cup of dried
tart cherries an hour or two before bed time. They are full of
melatonin, and you will be asleep before you know it.
I hope that I’ve helped you a little bit with
inexpensive traveling tips.