“If you’ve never been on a boat tour, don’t guess when it comes to seasickness. People often forget that it can be a problem, but there’s nothing worse than realizing that you’re a queasy passenger in the midst of your week-long trip to a remote destination—without access to meds. Talk to a medical travel specialist about options to prevent motion sickness (they can range from an over-the-counter pill to a prescription patch) and then stick to your plan. After all, like Kermit says, it’s not easy being green.”
—Allie Almario is the Vice President of Myths and Mountains and has traveled to more than 60 countries on all seven continents. Specializing in Latin America’s wildlife conservation and cultural interaction, she thinks the region is the most spectacular in the world. A consulting editor for The Galapagos Islands: The Essential Handbook, Allie recommends checking yourself for seasickness before heading out on a Galapagos tour.