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October 6, 1991
I read with great interest Harry Nelson's article on seasickness ("Avoiding Seasickness Can Be a Balancing Act," Sept. 8). I once spent half a year working as a steward's assistant on Swedish and Norwegian freighters and I learned how to fight seasickness from the pros: Scandinavian seamen. I learned to stay off the deck and not even look out the windows. Watching the horizon move up and down will make you seasick in minutes. Stay close to the center of the ship and as far down as possible.
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December 13, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Elevate your whale-watching experience this season aboard the 139-foot America yacht in San Diego. The replica of the famous 19th century racer that established the America's Cup takes visitors out to see the southward migration of California's gray whales in style -- and with a "no seasickness" guarantee. The original America won a race around Britain's Isle of Wight in 1851, bringing back a little "challenge trophy" that became known as the famed America's Cup. The replica ship docked in San Diego harbor holds 78 people and was built in 1995 for $6 million.
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TRAVEL
January 25, 2009 | Hugo Martin
At some point, almost every traveler suffers from seasickness or some other form of motion sickness. Mal de mer, as the French call it, is so common on cruise ships that some lines dispense anti-nausea pills free of charge. Remember, your vulnerability to seasickness is not a reflection of your fortitude or machismo. Even actor George Clooney was stricken during the filming of the seafaring movie saga "The Perfect Storm."
TRAVEL
February 1, 2009
The article "Remedies Keep Seasickness at Bay" [Jan. 25] failed to mention one seasickness medication that has been a lifesaver for our family. My 20-year-old daughter has long suffered from motion sickness, so I was surprised when she wanted to take the Semester at Sea in her junior year at the University of San Diego. Almost four months at sea for someone with her predisposition to motion sickness seemed like a nightmare. A fishing friend told us about Scopace, a prescription drug (generic: scopolamine)
TRAVEL
February 1, 2009
The article "Remedies Keep Seasickness at Bay" [Jan. 25] failed to mention one seasickness medication that has been a lifesaver for our family. My 20-year-old daughter has long suffered from motion sickness, so I was surprised when she wanted to take the Semester at Sea in her junior year at the University of San Diego. Almost four months at sea for someone with her predisposition to motion sickness seemed like a nightmare. A fishing friend told us about Scopace, a prescription drug (generic: scopolamine)
TRAVEL
March 13, 2005
A new ride that propels inflatable rafts along more than 400 feet of roiling water is to open Tuesday at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Patrick Brennan, the ride's lead creative designer, described the Crush 'n' Gusher as a "water roller coaster." It sends two-person rafts through slopes and turns, tunnels and even uphill, pushed by water jets.
TRAVEL
September 8, 1991 | HARRY NELSON, Nelson is a former Times medical writer.
Some sailors have a lifelong history of seasickness. It is said that the English admiral Horatio Nelson, victor of the naval battle against Napoleon's fleet at Trafalgar, was violently ill every time his ship left port. After three days at sea, however, the nausea, vomiting and feeling of despair--all typical of seasickness--subsided and he was back on deck enjoying the rigors of command. Most people are more fortunate than Nelson.
TRAVEL
March 26, 1995 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
Transderm Scop, the behind-the-ear patch worn by travelers prone to motion sickness, has become almost impossible to find. A telephone poll of seven Los Angeles area pharmacies, including large chains and independents, turned up empty. Not one had a patch left on the shelf. "The chances are unlikely of finding one," said Mark Ryan, a spokesman for CIBA Consumer Pharmaceuticals of Woodbridge, N.J., the sole U.S. manufacturer of the patch.
TRAVEL
February 9, 1997 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
For travelers prone to motion sickness on boats, in cars or airplanes, there is reason for optimism. A well-known seasickness remedy may return to drugstores and several new preventives are now available or being studied. The popular Transderm Scop anti-seasickness patch, off the market since 1994, may be available by the end of the year. First sold in 1980, the dime-size patch--which most consumers wear behind the ear--is impregnated with 1.5 milligrams of scopolamine.
NEWS
March 22, 1998 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The strongest evidence of damage from the Asian economic crisis emerged last week in the form of a record U.S. trade deficit, but the shipping world didn't need to be told: It has been turned on its head by Asia's woes. Much as U-Haul trailers from Los Angeles stacked up in Seattle during the early 1990s flight from California, thousands of empty shipping containers are piling up at Long Beach, Los Angeles and other West Coast ports because of plummeting Asian demand for U.S.
TRAVEL
January 25, 2009 | Hugo Martin
At some point, almost every traveler suffers from seasickness or some other form of motion sickness. Mal de mer, as the French call it, is so common on cruise ships that some lines dispense anti-nausea pills free of charge. Remember, your vulnerability to seasickness is not a reflection of your fortitude or machismo. Even actor George Clooney was stricken during the filming of the seafaring movie saga "The Perfect Storm."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2006 | Sam Adams, Special to The Times
How do you make Romeo and Juliet fun for the whole family? First, change the love-struck Veronese teenagers to smitten sea lions, the feuding Capulets and Montagues to brown and white subspecies. Then scrap that cumbersome iambic pentameter except for a few famous lines (and should a few of those lines actually come from other plays, don't sweat the small stuff). Throw in some garish animation, a few tuneless songs and a kissing fish named Kissy, and voila!
TRAVEL
March 13, 2005
A new ride that propels inflatable rafts along more than 400 feet of roiling water is to open Tuesday at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Patrick Brennan, the ride's lead creative designer, described the Crush 'n' Gusher as a "water roller coaster." It sends two-person rafts through slopes and turns, tunnels and even uphill, pushed by water jets.
NEWS
January 4, 2005 | John Balzar, Times Staff Writer
The literature of outdoor adventure has become diluted in recent years. Writers, editors and publishers have, as we know, gone "extreme" -- as in the more harebrained the idea and the more death-defying the undertaking, the better. Sometimes, it seems, the best is when the two circumstances team up and become death-inducing.
WORLD
January 3, 2003 | William Wallace, Special to The Times
It is shipping's equivalent of the multi-car pileup, a series of collisions and close calls in the heavily trafficked lanes of the English Channel that has left European maritime officials wondering just what they have to do to keep ships from crashing into the wreck of a massive Norwegian-registered freighter. In the two weeks since the Tricolor went down in French waters at the eastern entrance to the channel, the ship has been hit by two other vessels.
TRAVEL
October 29, 2000 | ANITA HEMPHILL McCORMICK
I don't know what was worse: the violent waves that made me so seasick, the people who sat nearby and pointedly left once they got a whiff of me or the prospect of spending a night in a London train station in that wretched state. Funny, this wasn't the scene I imagined when I signed up for the "Spend a Year in England" program in college. It was December 1973. I was 21 and had left UC Santa Cruz for a year in northern England at the University of Leeds.
TRAVEL
May 1, 1994 | SHIRLEY SLATER and HARRY BASCH, Slater and Basch travel as guests of the cruise lines. Cruise Views appears the first and third week of every month.
"If there's any one thing in the world that will make a man peculiarly and insufferably self-conceited, it is to have his stomach behave itself, the first day at sea, when nearly all his comrades are seasick," Mark Twain wrote in "Innocents Abroad." Fear of seasickness is one of the major excuses cited for not taking a cruise. Although fewer than 5% of the passengers on any cruise complain of motion-sickness symptoms, it's still annoying when it happens.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 27, 2006 | Sam Adams, Special to The Times
How do you make Romeo and Juliet fun for the whole family? First, change the love-struck Veronese teenagers to smitten sea lions, the feuding Capulets and Montagues to brown and white subspecies. Then scrap that cumbersome iambic pentameter except for a few famous lines (and should a few of those lines actually come from other plays, don't sweat the small stuff). Throw in some garish animation, a few tuneless songs and a kissing fish named Kissy, and voila!
NEWS
March 22, 1998 | EVELYN IRITANI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The strongest evidence of damage from the Asian economic crisis emerged last week in the form of a record U.S. trade deficit, but the shipping world didn't need to be told: It has been turned on its head by Asia's woes. Much as U-Haul trailers from Los Angeles stacked up in Seattle during the early 1990s flight from California, thousands of empty shipping containers are piling up at Long Beach, Los Angeles and other West Coast ports because of plummeting Asian demand for U.S.
TRAVEL
February 9, 1997 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
For travelers prone to motion sickness on boats, in cars or airplanes, there is reason for optimism. A well-known seasickness remedy may return to drugstores and several new preventives are now available or being studied. The popular Transderm Scop anti-seasickness patch, off the market since 1994, may be available by the end of the year. First sold in 1980, the dime-size patch--which most consumers wear behind the ear--is impregnated with 1.5 milligrams of scopolamine.
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