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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 179 places, shared 1,896 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
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!
Aug 29, 2015 – Sep 6, 2015
I have had Poland identified as a dream destination for a long time -- ever since I first met JT who is Polish. This year I will definitely make it -- Warsaw and Krakow. It promises to be a great trip.
dream destination
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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.
spocklogic says:
Bravo on the featured Middle East to Middle Europe blog!
Posted on: May 26, 2015
monky says:
Congrats on your featured blog!:D
Posted on: May 24, 2015
jendara says:
Congrats on your featured blog:)
Well done my friend!!!
Posted on: May 24, 2015
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FrankMcD's Travel Blogs

A Week in Seattle
Apr 17, 2015 – Apr 24, 2015
It has been more than ten years since I last visited Seattle, So when the American Planning Association announced its annual co…
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Mar 06, 2014 – Apr 03, 2015
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 9,227 words 97 5 23
This blog was featured on Friday May 16th, 2014
Jan 14, 2011 – Feb 16, 2015
I try to find some place warm to visit every January. I just need a break from winter. This year's choice was Las Vegas. …
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This blog was featured on Sunday April 26th, 2015
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FrankMcD's Travel Reviews

Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Seattle, Washington, USA
What an amazing hotel! Its location just a short distance from the Washington State Convention C…
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
It sounds great -- a room in an historic hotel right on Fremont Street. The room was OK, but the…
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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