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.

A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Lyn is still a writer in her own right. 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) and IPN (the Independent Publishers' Network).

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.

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