Here are some of my stories

Dear Member of the Media,

I would love to talk to you about safe traveling. Of course I could talk about Sweden, the north and winter sports or the Archipelago (just beautiful) or Stockholm, since Sweden is my home country. I have been to many other countries and one of my favorite countries to visit is Jordan. I also love France and especially the Lot. I used to study and travel in Russia but that was a long time ago, 1991-1994, just after high school. But if you are interested in stories of the last days of communism there, of running our of toilet paper, riding 'black' taxis, vodka as medicin, riding the Transiberian to Beijing I could talk about that.
My husband, our son and I love the US and we have driven across the US twice and are planning to do so again this year actually. We formally live in the US since a few years when we received our permanent residence status and our son was born here. We decided that before we settle down, if we ever will, somewhere in the US that we would see many parts of the US and decide where would suit us best. So if you think talking about our favorite US cities and places and driving cross country could be interesting I would love to do that.
I am sure you have heard the term 'lifestyle independent'. We have been living that way on and off for many years, experiencing different countries and cities. We have lived in Bretagne, France, the Swedish country side, D.C., San Francisco and upstate NY just by Woodstock, Thailand (and we are heading of to Bali soon) in the last ten or so years whilst traveling a lot too. Since we can both bring our jobs with us it has been possible. I could talk about how to set up a location independent life and what it actually entails, the pros and the cons.
We did drive down from San Francisco to Merida, Mecixo, a few years ago. That was a terrible trip and actually the first time I was ever scared. We were robbed by the police multiple times and threatened by the military at a road side stop, and for the first time ever we decided to go back home ahead of time.
We could talk about being pickpocketed in London, on the TransSiberian Railway, in Moscow or on Mallorca.
We could talk about how I invented the Clever Travel Companion's products to combat pickpocketing, to help travelers feel and be safe no matter what they do or where they go. We could talk about the new, exciting products and ideas we have coming soon.
Or we could talk about what your travel concerns are, what style of Clever Travel Companion products you would like to try and if you would like to join the Clever Travel Companion as an affiliate.
These are just a few travel topics that could perhaps be of interest to your audience. 
Of course, if you do segments on topics besides traveling, I could talk forever about entrepreneurship. Clever Travel Companion is the fourth company I have launched myself and I have been involved in numerous start-ups as a VC and freelance consultant. I am also working on several new projects. I could talk about how to start a venture on a budget, bootstrapping it and being resourceful and that starting a business is not all that scary, it just takes some guts and a lot of hard work!
Wishing you safe travels and a great day,
Johanna Denize
Clever Travel Companion
A segment from the Portland KPAM Travel Show - Foolproof Underwear
Another segment from the Portland KPAM Travel Show - No Job, No Destination, No Worries

Some more info on the Clever Travel Companion and our products



Every day an estimated 400 000 travelers get pick pocketed around the world. Money belts, neck pouches, wallets and purses are no match for seasoned thieves. Even more travelers accidentally misplace their belongings, finding themselves stranded and scared in a foreign country without money or passport.

With the Clever Travel Companion’s 100 % pick pocket proof travel garments with secret built in pockets, travelers can finally keep their valuables safe.

The Clever Travel Companion’s product line includes underwear in the shape of a boy short for women and a boxer brief for men, both with two pockets with secure zippers on the front, T-shirts and tank tops with a with a secret pocket on the stomach, and for the winter season, Long Johns with pockets. All products come in multiple colors and sizes in either soft cotton or lightweight, breathable modal. The garments are all very comfortable. The wearer won't feel the pockets at all. The secret pockets are made to fit passports, travel documents, cash and credit cards perfectly.

There really is no safer place to hide the most important valuables on a trip; underwear and clothing don’t come off until the wearer decides they do so they can’t be misplaced. There is no longer a need for bulky, uncomfortable money belts and ugly neck pouches; with the Clever Travel Companion’s gear, the safety pockets are right there, integrated in the garments keeping the all important valuables 100% safe. No one but the person wearing the underwear will have a clue that the travelers valuables are safely hidden away and no pick pocket, no matter how smart, will get to them!

If a traveler needs to spend the night in a misty train station somewhere in Europe, wait for a delayed flight at JFK, take a nap on a ferry in the Greek Archipelago, sleep under he stars on a golden beach in Asia, share cramped accommodations of the beaten track in a hostel somewhere in Latin America or go bungee jumping off a ridiculously high bridge in New Zealand, he or she can rest assured knowing that the most important valuables are safe, hidden away and securely zipped in the the Clever Travel Companion's foolproof underwear with pockets. All the while, the savvy traveler keeps some cash at hand in a regular wallet or pocket for everyday small expenses.
US and international shipping is free on all orders over USD 50. The underwear is USD 29.90 each, the tank tops, t-shirts and long johns with pockets are USD 39.90. All products are found at
The Clever Travel Companion’s gear has been featured in Lonely Planet, Matador, LA Times, Sydney Morning Herald, Calgary Herald, Vagabond and many more. The Clever Travel Companion has customers from more than 20 countries.
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The Clever Companion was founded in 2010 by Johanna Denize. Originally from Sweden, Johanna now lives in the Bay Area with her husband and son. Having traveled more than 40 countries in her twenties,backpacking and otherwise going budget style, Johanna realized a better solution was needed to protect travelers from pick pockets and loss; money belts, fanny packs and neck pouches simply wouldn't do. They were itchy, bulky and ugly and easy to misplace. Thus Johanna invented the Clever Travel Companion's line of garments with secret pockets and no pick pocket – no matter how smart - will know where a travelers valuables are hidden.
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