About Jim Ogden

Jim is an information technology strategy consultant who has traveled extensively for client projects. Despite having logged many miles for business, it is the personal travel he most values. When traveling for pleasure, Jim prefers to seek out the authentic soul of the places he visits. His favorite travel memories are not of the tourist-friendly areas but rather the places off the beaten-path. As an expat and foodie, Jim brings a perspective of writing based on maximizing the experience of traveling.

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UK Fact Check, Korean Dog, and Serious Porta-Potties

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Welcome to the Round Up – our recurring compilation of the interesting, intriguing, and just plain weird things we find on the internet. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the UK…  …and then some. A Brit Googled what people asked most about his island nation and then answered those questions.  (The Telegraph) The Everywhere Dog …

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Qatar-American Alliance, Travel Influencers, Myanmar Glut

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Welcome to the Round Up – our recurring compilation of the interesting, intriguing, and just plain weird things we find on the internet. Qatar Doubles Down on American  –  VFTW broke the news this morning that Qatar Airways is taking a 3.5% ownership stake, and possibly as much as 10%, in American Airlines. Qatar Airways is already the lead…

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Addiction Grows, African Racing, Target Poop

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Welcome to the Round Up – our recurring compilation of the interesting, intriguing, and just plain weird things we find on the internet. Why Addiction in America Can Not be Ignored  –  I normally try to make the Round Up posts something fun and light to start your day. There is nothing light about this.…

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Foreign Dentistry, Independent Books, and Vintage Leftovers

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Welcome to the Round Up – our recurring compilation of the interesting, intriguing, and just plain weird things we find on the internet. Making Amalgam Great Again  –  If you’re like me and had foreign dentistry procedures, you’ll appreciate this visit to famed Molar City. If you haven’t, this may be a good way to combine perhaps…

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