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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 172 places, shared 1,708 photos, left 21 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
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.
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!
Vienna, Austria
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.
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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 blog of "Quito: The Middle of the World"
Posted on: Dec 24, 2014
Chokk says:
Congrats on your feature :D
Posted on: Dec 22, 2014
sky69 says:
Congrats on your featured blog !
Posted on: Dec 20, 2014
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FrankMcD's Travel Blogs

New York,, New York
Sep 01, 2012 – Jan 19, 2015
Every year I try to make it to New York. I love the excitement of the city -- the theater, the restaurants, the vibrancy. It's …
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New Orleans
Jan 10, 2015 – Jan 11, 2015
Living in Baton Rouge, the Big Easy is just a little more than an hour away. The food -- the music -- the most European city in…
Overview 953 words 13 0 10
Nov 25, 2014 – Nov 30, 2014
I first thought of visiting Quito, Ecuador in 2009. right after I visited Peru. I finally made it happen -- and it was worth th…
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This blog was featured on Saturday December 20th, 2014
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FrankMcD's Travel Reviews

Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in New York, New York, USA
It is exactly what its name suggests -- a pod hotel. The rooms are tiny, but that is fine if, li…
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
What a great hotel! It is a block away from the French Quarter, meaning that it is close enough …
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Quito, Ecuador
What a great hotel! Located in the New Quito area, this place is incredible. I had booked a regu…
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