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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 190 places, shared 1,965 photos, left 23 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
Krakow, Poland
Sep 4, 2015 – Sep 6, 2015
I have had Poland identified as a dream destination for a long time -- ever since I first met JT who is Polish. This year I will definitely make it -- Warsaw and Krakow. It promises to be a great trip.
Vienna, Austria
Sep 6, 2015 – Sep 10, 2015
Vienna has fascinated me for years. I decided to make this my principal destination for this fall because . . . well, just because. I am looking forward to it.
Budapest, Hungary
Sep 10, 2015 – Sep 12, 2015
Budapest has interested I discovered that my grandparents were refugees from Hungary. When the Iron Curtain fell, I made up my mind to visit at some point. I am going to spend time in Eastern Europe this fall and make the 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.
jendara says:
Congrats on your featured blog:)
Well done my friend!!!!
Posted on: Jun 27, 2015
Meshal says:
Congrats on your featured blog, Frank :)
Posted on: Jun 27, 2015
monky says:
Congrats on your featured blog!:)
Posted on: Jun 27, 2015
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FrankMcD's Travel Blogs

Welcome to Mississippi
Jul 03, 2015 – Jul 05, 2015
Since moving to Baton Rouge, I find myself living less than one hour from the Mississippi border. I have promised myself for so…
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Mar 06, 2014 – Jun 06, 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
Memorial Day in the Sierra Nevadas
May 22, 2015 – May 25, 2015
I needed some time away from baton Rouge -- the stress of work has been getting to me. I decided to go far away -- to the Sierr…
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FrankMcD's Travel Reviews

Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Great hotel in a good location on the Mississippi River just one block away from Main Street. Th…
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Natchez, Mississippi, USA
It is a little hard to find, built on a bluff above the Mississippi River bridge, and there is n…
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in South Lake Tahoe, California, USA
What a weird place! This is straight of the 1950s when Tahoe was a destination for weddings and …
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