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Name: Frank
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Join Date: April 30, 2011
Contributions: FrankMcD has written about 147 places, shared 1,405 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
Augusta, Georgia, USA
Apr 26, 2014 – Apr 28, 2014
I will be attending a conference in Georgia, so will make a mini-vacation out of it, with a driving trip from Virginia through the Carolinas and into Georgia.
Hawaii, USA
dream destination
Hopefully, I will make it to the Aloha State sometime in 2014.
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.
X_Drive says:
Happy Birthday!! I hope you are growing up really slowly. Enjoy your chocolate cake and laughter with as many friends as you can. Dream big and I hope all your wishes come true!! :D
Posted on: Feb 14, 2014
spocklogic says:
Bravo on the featured Mayan Blog! I don't know many active members on TB in my area - Howdy neighbor!
Posted on: Mar 07, 2013
Hummingbird says:
Congrats on being featured today!! :)
Posted on: Mar 06, 2013
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FrankMcD's Travel Blogs

Coastal Carolina
Dec 07, 2013 – Apr 05, 2014
The North Carolina coast is one of the most beautiful places in the USA, but is often under appreciated.
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March in New Hampshire
Mar 10, 2014 – Mar 11, 2014
Another interview, another opportunity to do some travel. This time to New Hampshire -- a marked change from my last trip. I lo…
Overview 1,252 words 11 0 0
Cajun Country
Mar 06, 2014 – Mar 09, 2014
I had to travel to Baton Rouge for a meeting, so decided to take advantage of the opportunity to see some of the area while the…
Overview 3,414 words 28 5 20
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FrankMcD's Travel Reviews

Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
I have never stayed at a Hotel indigo, so had no idea hat to expect. I was impressed. The staff …
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
It's a Red Roof Inn for God's sake. It is not fancy, but is conveniently located right off the i…
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
The hotel itself is attractive, but a little hard to get to since it is not readily accessible f…
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