Lyn Hughes

In 1992 Lyn and her late husband, Paul Morrison, were bored on a flight to South America and so schemed out their ideal travel magazine on the back of a sickbag. The idea stuck and, returning to the UK a few months later, they launched Wanderlust magazine from their spare bedroom.

The magazine gradually grew through word of mouth, and went on to be one of the UK’s leading travel magazines, with numerous awards under its belt.

After a long fight with cancer, Paul Morrison died in December 2004 and Lyn took on the roles of managing director and editor-in-chief. In 2007 and 2008, Lyn was Highly Commended as Publisher of the Year. The Times lauded Lyn as one of the “50 Most Influential People in Travel.” In 2012, Lyn was awarded an Outstanding Contribution Award at the Travel Press Awards. In 2014, Lyn was awarded one of the 'Top 60 Most Influential Women in Travel in the Last 60 Years' by the AWTE

A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Lyn is still an award-winning travel writer in her own right and contributes to newspapers, websites and books as well as Wanderlust's publications. She is regularly consulted by tourist boards and governments on travel-related issues, especially regarding ethical tourism. She sits on several committees, including LATA (the Latin American Travel Association).

During the course of Lyn’s own travels she has been attacked in the night by soldier ants in Africa, spent the night in a sailor’s bar in the Azores, and been chased over a barbed-wire-topped 6ft-bank by an angry Irish bull. Her idea of hell would be a week on a beach.


Most recent blogs

View all Lyn Hughes blogs

Most recent articles

  • Macedonian's capital city Skopje (Shutterstock: see credit below)
    First 24 hours in Skopje, Macedonia

    26th February 2015

    Thanks to a controversial regeneration project, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s capital is looking especially ship-shape. Here's how to hit the ground running when you visit

    Read more
  • Wat Xieng Thong temple, Luang Prabang (Shutterstock: see credit below)
    Laos: Luang Prabang and beyond

    29th January 2015

    Lovely Luang Prabang scooped 'Best City' in the Wanderlust Travel Awards 2015 – not the first time it's received the award! We reveal why it's our readers' perennial favourite – and discover the other gems that the region holds...

    Read more
  • Horse riding on the Salkantay Trek (Simon Chubb)
    Horse riding on the Salkantay Trek, Peru

    6th January 2015

    15 ecosystems, 4,600m high trails – on four hoofs. Trot to the top of the alternative Inca Trail for a view of Machu Picchu that the crowds don't see

    Read more

View all Lyn Hughes articles

Departure date:
Open the calendar popup.
Return date:
Open the calendar popup.
Date flexibility:
Spin UpSpin Down

Need some travel planning inspiration?

Simply select the destination you’re interested in or the activities you’re looking for and we’ll send your request to a select panel of tour operators.

Each operator will respond to your request individually. Your details remain private and are not disclosed to any partners unless you decide to proceed with a booking. Enjoy!


Wanderlust in your inbox

Wanderlust sends out regular email newsletters – be the first to know about web exclusives, competitions, hot offers and travel jobs. Register today!

I have read and agree to the Terms & Conditions