Travel is one of my great passions in life. I have been fortunate to visit some interesting places, from a ghost town in Namibia where the sand dunes have swept into the old homes, to the largest firefly colony in the world near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Travel writing is tricky, however. Unfortunately, cliches abound in this genre – possibly more so than in any other (well, excepting maybe sport). But I have recently begun to explore the possibility of channeling…