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Travel Tips
Travel Tips You Can't Ignore
Each year, millions of people travel, both domestically and abroad. While you may have given some thought to what you should and shouldn’t do on that trip, there are certain travel tips that you simply can’t ignore. They are ones that can help ensure that you have a safe trip. “People often look up travel tips when they have a trip planned, but they don’t always follow them,” explains Guy Ofir, chief executive officer of Easy Energy, the company that makes the YoGen ( charging device. “There is no doubt that you are bombarded with the sheer number of travel tips you may receive for any given trip. But if you focus on only a few, make it the ones that will ensure a safer trip.”

Travel tips that you cannot ignore include:
  • Pain. Do not ignore pain, especially if you have been traveling a long distance. Individuals who travel long distances, or who will be sitting for long periods of time, are at risk for what is known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is a blood clot that forms somewhere in the body. While it can happen anywhere, it is most common in the legs. To help avoid this, make sure to stretch your legs every thirty to sixty minutes during your travels. Even if you are sitting down, you can still stretch your legs out, and move your feet and ankles around.
  • Inform the government. If you are going to be traveling abroad, you should let the State Department know your travel plans. This is important in the event that you end up needing help getting back, or if a disaster of sorts takes place while you are there. You can register your travel plans online at
  • Follow your instincts. One of the things that helps keep people safe is our instincts. Yet people often push them aside, in an effort not to appear rude. Always follow your instincts; they will help you to stay safe.
  • Have a back-up. There is no doubt that you will be taking your cell phone, navigation unit, and a variety of other small electronics. To avoid being caught with a dead cell phone or other device, carry a hand-held re-charging device with you, such as the YoGen, which can re-charge small electronic devices within minutes, using nothing more than the pull and release of a cord.

“Following these tips will go a long way toward helping to keep you safe,” says Ofir. “And if you have a safe trip, it means that you have a successful one. It starts with keeping safe.” YoGen, available online at, can quickly and easily be used on a wide variety of electronics, including cell phone, iPods, navigation units, digital cameras, PDAs, MP3s, portable gaming systems, and other small electronics. It weighs only 98 grams and provides a full charge to electronic devices within minutes.

About Easy Energy, Inc.
Easy Energy, Inc. is the inventor and manufacturer of the YoGen® product suite, a series of highly innovative, compact, efficient, user-friendly man powered chargers for use with small to mid-sized portable electronics devices. The company is dedicated to providing an economical, uniquely effective solution to the currently under served need of the almost limitless numbers of users of portable electronics devices, from cell phones and iPods to PDAs and notebook and laptop computers, for a type of power source that will ensure the ability of those devices to operate in circumstances in which conventional recharging sources are unavailable. It is the company's ultimate goal to produce a comprehensive selection of user friendly, uniquely efficient, industry leading products, which will successfully target and satisfy the enormous worldwide demand for practical, compact, "green energy producing" manpowered chargers. Easy Energy, Inc. was incorporated in the State of Nevada in May of 2007. To learn more, visit their Web site at
National Institutes of Health. What is deep vein thrombosis?
U.S. Department of State. Tips for Traveling Abroad.

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