Planning a Summer Road Trip? Be Sure to Pack This!

From long vacations abroad to day trips close to home, there’s certain items that I make sure to pack.

Yet I want to discuss one particular item that you shouldn’t leave home without, ever. Gravol.If you are thinking this is one item which you won’t really need, read on. I have two examples of the only 2 times that I didn’t pack Gravol {gah!}. And you can bet I regretted it.

  • The one and only time that I didn’t bring Gravol for Kids on a trip, was to a sunny destination. One of my girls got an ear infection which thus, affected her balance. She became very nauseous and dizzy, and I had to buy Gravol for Kids at the resort gift shop. Yep, not a pretty pricetag. Should have packed it!
  • Camping. I didn’t pack my Gravol and our trailer hadn’t been levelled yet. I could not believe that just being in an uneven trailer would bring on the nausea, but it did and it hit hard. It got so bad we had to go into the nearest town to get some Gravol. While it worked so fast and I was able to enjoy the rest of our camping trip, having to go a distance to get some put a damper on the day. Should have packed it!

The moral of the stories?

If you are planning a summer road trip – Be sure to pack the Gravol™! You just never know when you’ll need it and having some on hand can literally save the day.


You might even need it on the drive to your destination, anyone get car sick? Try Gravol™ Quick Dissolve Chewables, available for both children and adults, to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting and dizziness due to motion sickness. Chewables are easy to take while in the car and also come in delicious flavours, orange for adults and cherry for kids, to satisfy even the pickiest of tastes.

If the driver experiences nausea or you have a long day ahead of you – try Gravol™ Natural Source™ Ginger Lozenges. They require no water to take, and most importantly, are non-drowsy. If taste-free options are preferred, Gravol™ Liquid Gels are also a great choice.

With Gravol™ on your side and a little preparation, there’s no stopping you on any summer road trip! Now pick your destination, get the family in the car, and set off to make some great family memories this summer – nausea not invited.

Have any ‘Should have packed it!’ stories to share?


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post yet as always, opinions are my own.



  1. Can you believe I left without diapers once?!? Insane. This is a great product to have on hand. I’ll be picking some up before our next road trip.

  2. My 7 year old is always getting car sick! I wish I had known about this product last month!!

  3. I have never heard of this before, but now I know. I could have used this A LOT when I was a kid.

  4. I’ve never used Gravol, but it sounds like a great product. I’ve had issues with nausea before, and it’s absolutely ZERO fun.

  5. Gravol sounds like a great product. I’m all about homeopathic treatments whenever possible, and ginger is absolutely GREAT for upset stomach. I might have to bring some with me the next time I fly to quite my fear induced nausea.

  6. Hmm, I’ve never heard of these before. One of my little ones gets motion sick, so this would be perfect. The stuff we give her now makes her super drowsy.

  7. I am ok if I am sitting in the front seat of the car. Sometimes, when sitting in the backseat, I get a bit nauseous. Thanks for sharing.

  8. I have never used Gravol. However, it seems like someone always gets dizzy and nauseous on our trips so I will have to pack it next time.

  9. I went on a cruise one time, and we had to take a smaller boat from the cruise ship to our port in Mexico because the pier had been washed out by a hurricane shortly before our trip. It was 7:00 in the morning and the seas were ROUGH. Almost everyone on board the boat experience sea sickness. People were getting sick everywhere. The line to the restrooms was out the door. I think we could have all used some Gravol that day!

  10. I should tell my sister about these. I have nieces who get carsick even on short rides.

  11. Seriously — I am going to buy this tomorrow. My husband gets terrible nausea and motion sickness whenever we travel. I’m stocking up!

  12. I’ve never heard of this, but that other brand knocks you OUT. Which is NOT good for a driver, or even a passenger who might be in charge of the GPS!

  13. Always have a plastic bag or two packed. They come in handy for wet bathing suits and can work as a motion sickness bag too.

  14. Very true! I always pack Gravol (the ginger tabs) with me on holidays – being away, you (I know I do) tend to eat a little differently than home; richer foods, etc.. so never hurts to have something that both settles the stomach and cures any nausea!

  15. I don’t know what Id’ do w/out this stuff.. When I was living in the States for 10 years I was having my Mom mail it to me lol

  16. Gravol is definitely on my ‘must-pack’ list! I once forgot it during a long-distance bus ride, and it was not a good experience.

  17. Once , when I was in a rush to get to classes on a garbage day,
    I arrived at class to discover the garbage bag beside me in the front seat!
    I’d left my brief case on the curb at home for the garbage truck! Aaack!

  18. I have never heard of this product before but I am going to go try to find it. I have had a couple ear surgeries and it affects my balance and causes me to be nauseated all the time.. This might just do the trick! Thanks for telling me about Gravol!

  19. I have gravol in the above the fridge cupboard, but I should really put it in the van! Thanks for the tip! We had a curvy road trip once and my daughter had to use a shopping bag and then hold onto it till we could find a garbage can on the side of the road….

  20. gravel.its been around for 49 and I had car sickness when I was a kid right through into my late 20’s.i don’t know why it just cleared up.eating or snacking in cars was a no-no for me.i always had to take gravel.even though my car sickness cleared up every once in a blue moon I get a little nauseated in the car.just brief,like if my husband turns a corner.its weird.i still cant do simple this like play ring around the rosie with kids ,even slowly because I get dizzy and nauseated.all 3 of my children had it as well from time to time.not nearly as my youngest was so bad.could not leave home without it and even then sometimes nothing helped,especially if it already started.i found if you know in advance,your going on a road trip ,give an hour or 2 before leaving.with me and my youngest daughter ,once it has started it was hard to stop,even with gravel.have to stop activity or get to where your going fast and let it run its course.also taking a plastiv bag for vomiting is usful

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