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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 217 places, shared 2,607 photos, left 32 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
Albany, New York, USA
Apr 12, 2017 – Apr 16, 2017
It has been a long time since I explored parts of upstate New York, but that is where I want to go this spring. I hope it lives up to my expectations.
Santa Barbara, California, USA
May 26, 2017 – May 29, 2017
I tried this trip last year and did not make it; hopefully this year will be different.
Panama City, Panama
Jul 1, 2017 – Jul 8, 2017
I'd love to be able to visit the Panama Canal.
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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 'Meet Me in St. Louis' featured blog!
Posted on: Mar 16, 2017
jendara says:
Congrats on your featured blog:)
Well done my friend!!!
Posted on: Mar 16, 2017
BASAIC says:
Congratulations on your featured blog. I really like Louisiana in general and Baton Rouge in particular.
Posted on: Mar 16, 2017
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FrankMcD's Travel Blogs

Feb 01, 2017 – Feb 06, 2017
I had the opportunity to attend a conference in St. louis, -- and, since it had been several years since I spent any time in St…
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This blog was featured on Thursday March 16th, 2017
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.
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This blog was featured on Thursday February 9th, 2017
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…
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FrankMcD's Travel Reviews

Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
What a great hotel! you could not ask for a better location, only two blocks from the gateway Ar…
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…
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