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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 169 places, shared 1,676 photos, left 21 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
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Jan 31, 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!
Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA
Feb 14, 2015 – Feb 16, 2015
I have never been to the Grand Canyon in the winter, so I think I will make that my goal for this February -- a birthday celebration at the Grand Canyon.
Seattle, Washington, USA
Apr 22, 2015 – Apr 28, 2015
I love Seattle. I fell in love with it the first time I visited and I am looking forward to heading there again this spring.
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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 blog of "Quito: The Middle of the World"
Posted on: Dec 24, 2014
Chokk says:
Congrats on your feature :D
Posted on: Dec 22, 2014
sky69 says:
Congrats on your featured blog !
Posted on: Dec 20, 2014
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FrankMcD's Travel Blogs

Nov 25, 2014 – Nov 30, 2014
I first thought of visiting Quito, Ecuador in 2009. right after I visited Peru. I finally made it happen -- and it was worth th…
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This blog was featured on Saturday December 20th, 2014
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…
Overview 1,910 words 28 0 1
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…
Overview 8,533 words 86 5 23
This blog was featured on Friday May 16th, 2014
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FrankMcD's Travel Reviews

Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Quito, Ecuador
What a great hotel! Located in the New Quito area, this place is incredible. I had booked a regu…
Free! "Hotels & Accommodations" in Kenner, Louisiana, USA
Its best attribute is that it is convenient to the airport. The restaurant was awful -- the ser…
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…
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