A to Z of Destinations
Australia, NZ and South Pacific
A to Z of Experiences
Walking and trekking
Diving and snorkelling
Wildlife and safaris
Meet the locals
Frontier and expedition
Cycling and Mountain Biking
Visiting the Poles
Career breaks and BIG trips
Body and soul
Volunteer and conservation
Australia, East Coast
Everest Base Camp
Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail
Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian railway
Great Wall of China
The Galápagos Islands
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
As well as still being very hands-on as editor in chief over Wanderlust magazine and this website, Lyn is an award-winning travel writer in her own right and contributes to newspapers, websites and books. She is regularly consulted by tourist boards and governments on travel-related issues, especially regarding sustainable 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.
21st October 2013
Back from her recent trip to the USA's wildest state, Wanderlust editor-in-chief Lyn Hughes reveals what you need to know before embarking on your own adventure
3rd July 2013
Wanderlust's intrepid editor-in-chief, Lyn Hughes, has recently returned from a trip to Iraqi Kurdistan. Here's what she wishes she'd known before visiting
5th December 2012
Safaris can make for an expensive trip so you want to get it right. Wanderlust editor-in-chief Lyn Hughes shares a few things she wished she'd known before her first
View all Lyn Hughes blogs
29th March 2017
Be blown away by the Galápagos Islands' unique wildlife, untouched islands, and incredible natural beauty
6th March 2017
Kyoto was the Number 1 city in Wanderlust's Reader Travel Awards, a romantic vision of Japan with geisha, temples and tea shops. Here are the city's top temples, restaurants, places to stay and things to do...
19th December 2016
It's the interview you've been waiting for: we grill (!) Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer on working for Santa, why Lapland's so magical, and how he gets his nose so shiny...
View all Lyn Hughes articles
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