Santa Fe... Iceland... Australia!
Travel is all about the human experience. One reward for Matt and I as travel consultants is that we get to meet fascinating people, learn their stories and help connect them with the world.
Dr. Abi Blakeslee is one such connection. We first coordinated and arranged an independent Iceland hiking adventure for her mom, who also lives in Santa Fe. That was followed a few months later by a customized group trip for her mom to explore the six ancient ceramic kilns of Japan. Each trip was so enjoyable and easy that her mom recommended us to Abi... from Santa Fe to Iceland to Australia!
Abi has a Ph.D. in Clinical and Somatic Psychology which now has her venturing to Brisbane, Australia, to conduct Somatic Experiencing consultations. We have handled all her post-workshop travel holiday planning and this year it included a cruise up the Brisbane River to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.
Thanks for sharing your experiences and wonderful pics!
Brandon and Matt
What causes motion sickness?
Our brains perceive and process motion mostly by relying on signals received from our inner ears. Yes, it's all in our heads, but from a physical standpoint rather than mental. Vision and physical messages from below the neck are secondary in helping our brains determine motion.
Motion sickness most often occurs when our brains have to rely solely on the messages from our inner ear and don't have any cues from our eyes or bodies. It is also aggravated when we feel warm or hot, have a head cold other pressure-causing ailment (messes with the fluid in our inner ears), or have consumed lots of sugary drinks or sweets.
Here are the general rules for avoiding or at least minimizing motion sickness without using medications.
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