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Award: Photographer IAward: Writer III

Name: Frank
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Join Date: April 30, 2011
Contributions: FrankMcD has written about 204 places, shared 2,338 photos, left 29 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
Selma, Alabama, USA
May 29, 2016 – May 30, 2016
My family came from this part of Alabama, so this is essentially a weekend trip to explore my roots.
Nov 23, 2016 – Nov 27, 2016
I have often thought of visiting Panama, but have never really promoted it to the top of my list . . . until now.
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.
» see all 8 future travel and dream destinations
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.
cimtech says:
Congrats on being featured !
Posted on: May 14, 2016
monkeymia79 says:
Congratulation on your featured blog post Frank.
Posted on: May 13, 2016
monkeymia79 says:
Congratulations on the upgraded Writer award Frank.
Posted on: May 13, 2016
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FrankMcD's Travel Blogs

Arizona and Red Rock Country
Apr 01, 2016 – Apr 09, 2016
It is spring, which brings out my sense of wanderlust. Given the opportunity to go to Phoenix, Arizona for work, I decided to t…
Overview 5,966 words 86 0 6
Mar 09, 2016 – Mar 12, 2016
I was invited to speak at a law conference in Denver, so decided to use this as an opportunity to spend a little time exploring…
Overview 2,625 words 36 8 31
This blog was featured on Friday May 13th, 2016
Mar 06, 2014 – Feb 28, 2016
I originally came to Cajun Country to interview for a job . . . and I got it! There is so much about southern Louisiana that to…
Overview 10,623 words 111 5 35
This blog was featured on Friday May 16th, 2014
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FrankMcD's Travel Reviews

Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Sedona, Arizona, USA
This is not a great hotel, but it is a good choice for an expensive community like Sedona. The s…
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
The hotel is nice, but there is virtually no nightlife in the area. It is a good way from downto…
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Denver, Colorado, USA
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