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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 161 places, shared 1,513 photos, left 19 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
Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Oct 3, 2014 – Oct 5, 2014
A college reunion of sorts -- plus an opportunity to watch some Seminole football in person!
Nov 26, 2014 – Nov 30, 2014
I cannot wait to add Nicaragua to my list! I look forward to visiting Granada and Leon,
Hawaii, USA
dream destination
Hopefully, I will make it to the Aloha State sometime in 2014.
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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.
denisx says:
It's going to be really hot when you come here to Dallas, so be prepared. Otherwise, I know you'll have a good time
Posted on: Jun 22, 2014
spocklogic says:
Bravo on the featured Cajun Country blog!
Posted on: May 17, 2014
Hummingbird says:
Congrats on your feature!! :)
Posted on: May 16, 2014
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FrankMcD's Travel Blogs

Jul 03, 2014
I had originally planned to visit Dallas in November of 2013 -- to participate in the ceremonies acknowledging the 50th anniver…
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Mar 06, 2014 – Jun 22, 2014
I originally came to Cajun Country to interview for a job . . . and I got it! There is so much about southern Louisiana that to…
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This blog was featured on Friday May 16th, 2014
Travelin through Dixie with Gizzie
Jun 05, 2014 – Jun 10, 2014
Steinbeck made a fortune describing his travels across the country with his dog in Travels with Charlie. I don't have a dog; I …
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FrankMcD's Travel Reviews

Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Dallas, Texas, USA
What a great place! The Magnolia Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Dallas, only blocks f…
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Pearl River, Louisiana, USA
This is a good place to stop. Located right off the interstate, it is easy to access. The staff …
Average priced "Hotels & Accommodations" in Vance, Alabama, USA
The Greystone Inn is literally in the middle of nowhere. Located just off I-20 between Birmingha…
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