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Award: Photographer IAward: Writer III

Name: Frank
Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Join Date: April 30, 2011
Contributions: FrankMcD has written about 211 places, shared 2,423 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
Cozumel, Mexico
Dec 26, 2016 – Dec 30, 2016
I really want to visit Yucatan to see the major Maya sites there.
dream destination
I had never thought of India as being on my bucket list -- but I recently saw a picture of the Taj Mahal, a picture I have seen countless times before, and suddenly I want to visit India.
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.
spocklogic says:
Bravo on the featured Arizona blog!
Posted on: Jul 10, 2016
sky69 says:
Congrats on your featured blog !
Posted on: Jul 09, 2016
walterman9999 says:
Congrats Frank on your red rock feature.
(I will be there soon)
Posted on: Jul 09, 2016
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FrankMcD's Travel Blogs

Jul 03, 2015 – May 29, 2016
Since moving to Baton Rouge, I find myself living less than one hour from the Mississippi border -- and the heart of Dixie. I r…
Overview 7,676 words 105 10 59
This blog was featured on Friday June 10th, 2016
Apr 01, 2016 – Apr 09, 2016
It is spring, which brings out my sense of wanderlust. Given the opportunity to go to Phoenix, Arizona for work, I decided to t…
Overview 5,966 words 86 5 18
This blog was featured on Saturday July 9th, 2016
Mar 09, 2016 – Mar 12, 2016
I was invited to speak at a law conference in Denver, so decided to use this as an opportunity to spend a little time exploring…
Overview 2,625 words 36 8 31
This blog was featured on Friday May 13th, 2016
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FrankMcD's Travel Reviews

Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Selma, Alabama, USA
The location is a bit out of town, but it is close to the medical center if people are visiting …
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Jackson, Mississippi, USA
This place is nearly perfect. the building is gorgeous. The rooms are comfortable and big. The s…
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Sedona, Arizona, USA
This is not a great hotel, but it is a good choice for an expensive community like Sedona. The s…
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