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Award: Photographer IIAward: Writer III

Name: Frank
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Join Date: April 30, 2011
Contributions: FrankMcD has written about 216 places, shared 2,540 photos, left 30 comments, and smiled 3 times.
Interested in: meeting new people, meeting other people to travel with, showing people around my hometown, sharing travel tips and blogs
Travel Plans
St.Louis, USA
Feb 1, 2017 – Feb 5, 2017
Another conference . . . and another opportunity to see a part of the USA that I have not visited in a long time.
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Mar 6, 2017 – Mar 8, 2017
Somehow I got roped in heading back to New Orleans. Hopefully I can check out some new areas.
Albany, New York, USA
Apr 13, 2017 – Apr 16, 2017
I really want to check out the Hudson River Valley, but Albany will be my starting point.
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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.
cimtech says:
Congrats on your award !
Posted on: Jan 19, 2017
jendara says:
Congrats on your Photographer II award:)
Well done my friend!!!
Posted on: Jan 16, 2017
spocklogic says:
Bravo on the Photographer II award!
Posted on: Jan 16, 2017
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FrankMcD's Travel Blogs

Explore Hampton Roads
Jan 12, 2014 – Dec 07, 2016
Living in a tourist area, you frequently forget that people come to visit the area to see the sites you take for granted.
Overview 3,971 words 64 0 1
Thanksgiving in Nashville
Nov 27, 2013 – Nov 25, 2016
Having travelled outside the USA for the past five years, I made the decision to spend this Thanksgiving with family in Tenness…
Overview 2,971 words 22 0 0
Sep 27, 2016 – Oct 01, 2016
When I lived in Virginia, it was no big deal to take a weekend trip to DC. Now that I am in Louisiana, it is a much bigger deal…
Overview 2,889 words 38 1 16
This blog was featured on Sunday January 8th, 2017
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FrankMcD's Travel Reviews

Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Norfolk, Virginia, USA
This is a great location, but for a relatively new hotel it is showing its age. The furniture is…
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Washington, District of Columbia, USA
If you are not looking for a fancy hotel, but basic lodging in a great location, you cannot do b…
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Alexandria, Louisiana, USA
Located in the heart of Alexandria, this is a decent hotel for a short stay. It is across the st…
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