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Award: Photographer IIAward: Writer III

Name: Frank
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Join Date: April 30, 2011
Contributions: FrankMcD has written about 226 places, shared 2,716 photos, left 32 comments, and smiled 3 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, meeting other people to travel with, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs
Travel Plans
dream destination
I had never thought of India as being on my bucket list -- but I recently saw a picture of the Taj Mahal, a picture I have seen countless times before, and suddenly I want to visit India.
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Countries I've Traveled To
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Most Memorable Travel Experience
While I have enjoyed many memorable travel experiences (looking up from the swimming pool at Elephant Sands, Botswana and seeing a herd of elephants frolicking in a watering hole just feet away; seeing a lioness and her cubs feasting on a dead elephant at Chobe National Park near Kasane, Botswana; Victoria Falls; Yosemite Valley), my experience in Wadi Rum has to take the prize as the single most memorable one. I was the only guest in a Bedouin camp on a cold November evening. After dinner, my host asked if I would mind if he joined me so that he could practice his English. I welcomed him and invited his two colleagues (who turned out to be his brothers) who did not speak English to join us around the wood burning stove since it was so cold. For the next three hours the four of us talked -- actually communicating -- even though I spoke no Arabic and two of the brothers spoke no English. We laughed. We shared tea. It was a remarkable evening -- demonstrating that communication and friendship is possible if we give it a chance.
jendara says:
Congrats on your featured blog:)
Well done my friend!!!
Posted on: Jun 13, 2017
diisha392 says:
Congrats on your feature today!
Posted on: Jun 12, 2017
vixen2306 says:
Congrats on your featured travel blog!
Posted on: May 14, 2017
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FrankMcD's Travel Blogs

Nov 27, 2013 – Oct 03, 2017
Having travelled outside the USA for the past five years, I made the decision to spend this Thanksgiving with family in Tenness…
Overview 4,657 words 37 0 8
This blog was featured on Friday April 14th, 2017
Apr 12, 2017 – Apr 16, 2017
I have visited New York City many times -- and have made my way to Buffalo a few times -- but I have only once before headed in…
Overview 6,061 words 65 0 1
This blog was featured on Monday June 12th, 2017
Jan 10, 2015 – Mar 08, 2017
Living in Baton Rouge, the Big Easy is just a little more than an hour away. The food -- the music -- the most European city in…
Overview 2,245 words 42 1 37
This blog was featured on Saturday May 13th, 2017
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FrankMcD's Travel Reviews

Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Nashville, Tennessee, USA
The best I can say about the hotel is that it is convenient to where I needed to be. These are v…
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Albany, New York, USA
This is a great hotel if you have an early flight from Albany. It is convenient to the airport a…
Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Utica, New York, USA
What an amazing hotel! The Hotel Utica dates to 1912 and ran until 1972, when it closed and bega…
Updated 3 months ago
Updated 3 months ago