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Name: Frank
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Join Date: April 30, 2011
Contributions: FrankMcD has written about 174 places, shared 1,744 photos, left 22 comments, and smiled 2 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, meeting other people to travel with, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs
Travel Plans
Natchez, Mississippi, USA
Apr 3, 2015 – Apr 5, 2015
It's just up the road, so it isn't that long a trip, but it is an opportunity to leave town for a couple of days!
Seattle, Washington, USA
Apr 22, 2015 – Apr 28, 2015
I love Seattle. I fell in love with it the first time I visited and I am looking forward to heading there again this spring.
San Diego, California, USA
May 22, 2015 – May 25, 2015
I love southern California -- and it has been a couple of years since I made it to San Diego.
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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.
Vlindeke says:
Congrats on your featured blog Frank!
Posted on: Mar 29, 2015
Meshal says:
Congrats on your featured blog Frank :)
Posted on: Mar 27, 2015
spocklogic says:
Bravo on the featured New York blog!
Posted on: Mar 27, 2015
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FrankMcD's Travel Blogs

A Winter Week in Charm City
Jan 27, 2015 – Feb 01, 2015
I had the opportunity to visit Baltimore for a conference, so I decided to take it. Going gave me the opportunity to check out …
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Sep 01, 2012 – Jan 19, 2015
Every year I try to make it to New York. I love the excitement of the city -- the theater, the restaurants, the vibrancy. It's …
Overview 4,215 words 48 3 21
This blog was featured on Friday March 27th, 2015
New Orleans
Jan 10, 2015 – Jan 11, 2015
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…
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FrankMcD's Travel Reviews

Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
It is a good choice near the Inner Harbor and conveniently located only a couple of blocks from …
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in New York, New York, USA
It is exactly what its name suggests -- a pod hotel. The rooms are tiny, but that is fine if, li…
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
What a great hotel! It is a block away from the French Quarter, meaning that it is close enough …
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