The Travel Diaries


Wanderlust Magazine's Lyn Hughes

Season 3

Today, I’m joined by Lyn Hughes, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of one of the UK's best-loved travel magazines, Wanderlust. In the early nineties Lyn and her late husband were bored on a flight to South America, so they schemed out their dream travel magazine on the back of a sick-bag. The idea stuck and, returning to the UK a few months later, they launched Wanderlust magazine from their spare bedroom, with Lyn as editor and her husband, Paul, as publisher. The magazine gradually grew through word of mouth, and now, years later, it’s one of the UK’s leading travel magazines. Of course, through her work with the magazine, Lyn has travelled all around the world, and has her finger on the pulse of what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to travel. I particularly love her hidden gem in this episode and along with her travel diaries we cover wildlife travel, future travel trends, and of course a little bit of travel during Covid - it’s hard to escape it at the moment. As usual, though, the plan is to transport you far away from all those worries, so from New Zealand and Borneo, to Macedonia and Morocco here are the travel diaries of Lynn Hughes. 

Destination Recap:

  • Southport, Merseyside, England
  • Exmoor, Devon, England
  • Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, England
  • Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore trip
  • Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia
  • African safaris including Zambia
  • Caiman Lodge, The Pantanal, Brazil
  • Kaikoura, New Zealand
  • Marrakech, Morocco
  • Number 43, Cumbria, England
  • Lake Ohrid, North Macedonia
  • St Naum Monastery, North Macedonia
  • Japan
  • Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Sabah, Borneo

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