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Q&A with Esther Dixon

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Trafficking in Nepal

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” bg_color=”#ffffff” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default”][vc_column_text] Five Things You Need to Know  There are many forms of human trafficking/modern-day slavery The three most common forms of modern slavery are sex trafficking, forced labor, and child soldiers. While each of these exist in Nepal, sex trafficking is the most prevalent due to …

Why Resolutions Fail

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How a Venture Running Tour from NYC to DC Changed a Life

The Venture Freedom Run from NYC to DC Changed Heather Utzman’s Life. In this interview we talked to Heather Utzman from Bartlesville, Oklahoma about a miraculous injury healing, overcoming doubt and fear, and having her life be “wrecked in the most beautiful way,” through the Venture Freedom Run Tour in summer 2018. Q&A First, give us some background on yourself …

So, Why The Tour?

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Financial Transparency

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The Top 8 Reasons To Ride Your Bike Across America

[vc_row type=”in_container” full_screen_row_position=”middle” scene_position=”center” text_color=”dark” text_align=”left” overlay_strength=”0.3″][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/1″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default”][vc_column_text]You aren’t alone: Hundreds of cyclists have ridden their bicycles across the country on a Venture tour, and 100% of them signed up without knowing if they’d really be able to do it. “How do I train? Where will I sleep? Won’t my butt hurt so much?” …