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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 165 places, shared 1,616 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
Quito, Ecuador
Nov 26, 2014 – Nov 30, 2014
After considering a number of places to visit this fall, I have decided to visit the second highest capital in the world -- Quito, Ecuador. This will be my second visit to South America -- and it should be a good one.
New York, New York, USA
Jan 17, 2015 – Jan 19, 2015
My annual trip to New York -- this time in January. A little sight-seeing, a little theater, a guaranteed good time.
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Jan 27, 2015 – Feb 1, 2015
I am going to be attending a conference, but I will have plenty of time to explore and check out the sights -- at least I hope I will!
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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.
Chokk says:
Congrats on your featured blog :)
Posted on: Aug 26, 2014
Hummingbird says:
Congrats on your featured blog today, Frank!! :)
Posted on: Aug 25, 2014
spocklogic says:
Bravo on the featured blog!
Posted on: Aug 25, 2014
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FrankMcD's Travel Blogs

Mississippi Gulf Coast
Oct 18, 2014 – Oct 19, 2014
Now that I live in Louisiana, it is an easy trip to the Mississippi Gulf Coast -- and that area offers the closest real beaches…
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Mar 06, 2014 – Oct 12, 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
Jul 03, 2014 – Jul 06, 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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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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