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|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|
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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Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Jun 19, 2015 – Jun 22, 2015
A friend from college is getting married, which creates the perfect opportunity for a little reunion and fun in Florida!
Jul 3, 2015 – Jul 12, 2015
Vienna is the Central European city I have dreamed of visiting for some time. the history -- the architecture -- the food -- I am stoked for this trip.
Nov 21, 2015 – Nov 29, 2015
I have been promising myself this trip for a while. It is time to make it real.
Countries I've Traveled To
Bahamas, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, United States Virgin Islands, Vatican City, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Architecture, local food, nature, photography, wine,
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.
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