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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 175 places, shared 1,787 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
Lake Tahoe, California, USA
May 22, 2015 – May 25, 2015
It has been years since I visited Lake Tahoe -- and this is a (relatively) free trip using frequent flyer miles. Should be fun.
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.
Meshal says:
Congrats on your featured blog, Frank :)
Posted on: Apr 26, 2015
spocklogic says:
Bravo on the featured Las Vegas blog!
Posted on: Apr 26, 2015
joseph98 says:
Congrats on getting featured today :-)
Posted on: Apr 26, 2015
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FrankMcD's Travel Blogs

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…
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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
A Winter Week in Charm City
Jan 27, 2015 – Feb 01, 2015
I had the opportunity to visit Baltimore for a conference, so I decided to take it. Going gave me the opportunity to check out …
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FrankMcD's Travel Reviews

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
It is a good choice near the Inner Harbor and conveniently located only a couple of blocks from …
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…
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