Catching the Midnight Express
Take a virtual trip around the world and hear about the fascinating, humorous -- and sometimes harrowing -- experiences of travel writer Dan Fellner. From eating deep-fried tarantulas in Cambodia, to evading arrest in Dubai, to clandestinely visiting the site where the iconic movie “Midnight Express” was filmed in Malta, the life of a travel writer is rarely boring.
At 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 7, Fellner will discuss such topics as movie and music-themed travel, food, sports, transportation, and some of the challenges he’s encountered during his many overseas adventures. This fast-paced presentation might bring back fond memories of some of the trips you’ve taken or perhaps give you inspiration about where to go on your next vacation.
Fellner is an eight-time Fulbright fellow who has more than 35 years of experience in television news, corporate public relations, travel writing and university teaching. He currently teaches courses in Eastern Europe, Asia, river cruising and other travel-related topics for ASU's Osher LifeLong Learning Institute.
Fellner has taught journalism and communications at nine overseas universities in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia as Fulbright Scholar and Fulbright Specialist. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Fellner is a freelance travel writer who has had more than 100 articles published in newspapers and magazine around the world. His work has appeared in such publications as USA Today, the Washington Post and The Arizona Republic. Fellner, who has visited more than 120 countries and all 50 U.S. states, is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers.
Tickets to the lecture are $5 each and will be available in the lobby of the Renaissance Theater beginning at 9:00 a.m.
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