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. In time it led to the family of other travel products and services that make Wanderlust Travel Media today.
After a long fight with cancer, Paul Morrison died in December 2004 and Lyn took on the role of managing director. In 2017, Think Publishing took a majority stake in Wanderlust, and Lyn's role changed to Brand & Content Director, as well as retaining her editor-in-chief role.
In 2008, The Times lauded Lyn as one of the “50 Most Influential People in Travel.” In 2012, Lyn was presented by an Outstanding Contribution Award in the British 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. She regularly appears on lists of Top UK Travel Journalists / Influencers.
A fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Lyn is still a writer and has won several awards. She pops up on television and radio, as well as in print, as a travel expert. 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) and IPN (the Independent Publishers' Network), and the Media Advisory Group of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA). She judges many competitions and awards including the Thailand Green Excellence Awards UK. Lyn is a key force behind the Adventure Travel Conference, the UK's B2B event for adventure and experiential travel, and is its Content Director.
Lyn strongly believes in tourism as a force for good, benefiting local communities, wildlife and the natural world. 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.
John joined Wanderlust as Publishing Director when Think Publishing bought a majority share in the company in 2017. John has worked in publishing for over over 25 years on a diverse range of titles including Gardens Illustrated, Fortean Times, Viz, Sight & Sound.
Since joining Think in 2004 he has worked with membership bodies including the Royal Photographic Society, National Trust for Scotland, Benenden and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust creating award-winning magazines, events and online content. He is also Managing Director of Think’s Glasgow office.
John has been awarded PPA Scotland’s Publisher of the Year award three times, Outstanding Contribution to the Communications Industry by IoIC and has ridden the Caledonian Sleeper between Glasgow and London more than any other person in the company.
Phoebe came to Wanderlust in 2012 by way of a number of magazines and newspapers both in the UK and overseas, most recently Trail (the outdoors, walking and mountaineering title). As such she is most at home in the world’s high places – from teetering on Iceland’s glaciers, seeking out the highest jebel (mountain) in Jordan, sleeping on the top of Telescope Peak in Death Valley, or scrambling in Snowdonia. She’s author of several books focusing on wild camping and the outdoors.
When not gazing over giant precipices for fun, wild camping in the mountains, or having long conversations with anyone who will listen about the pros and cons of Gore-Tex, Phoebe can be found in the Wanderlust office pulling together Wanderlust magazine and our various specials and custom publishing jobs. In 2015 she won Editor of the Year in the PPA New Talent Awards, and has won numerous awards for her articles.
A huge fan of Wanderlust before she joined the magazine, she shares with readers a passion for adventurous travel and loves nothing more than getting under the skin of a place, learning about the local culture, wildlife watching and of course walking.
Nathan is a salesman by trade, and a keen traveller at heart – back in 2001, he made his first solo trip to Bali, and there's been no stopping him since. He spent 9 months in Australia, and has explored Costa Rica, South Africa, New Zealand and Thailand too. His favourite travel experience? Ticking off three (three!) cage dives with great white sharks.
When he's not dicing with death, you can find him liaising with travel industry clients and coordinating Wanderlust's Job Shop and Hot Offers.
Contact Nathan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Anthony joined Wanderlust in 2017 as part of the commercial team, he has worked in sales for over 10 years, albeit with a break in the middle to pursue a life long ambition of working as a Scuba Diving Instructor.
Anthony works with all clients offering solutions in print, digital, events and contract publishing.
He is a travel and nature enthusiast, after studying Marine Biology at University, Anthony went travelling and diving around Oceania, Australasia, Southeast Asia and Central America.
A certified PADI diving instructor, Anthony has lived and taught Scuba Diving in the Philippines, where after years of trying he got to see whale sharks. Anthony's travel highlights include diving with seals in the Galapagos, seeing orang tans in Borneo and trekking through the Madagascan jungle to find lemurs.
Heading up the digital team, Simon is responsible for the continued strategic growth of the Wanderlust website, Trip Finder and other websites such as Wanderlust's trade site and Adventure Travel Conference. He has also built sites, microsites and all sorts of clever solutions for campaigns, including a Green Thailand website for the Tourism Authority of Thailand. Having worked for a leading SEO company before he was tempted away to Wanderlust, Simon is also our expert on ways to drive traffic.
When he hasn't got his head in the nuts and bolts of coding or web design, Simon is a travel nut enjoying bear watching in Alaska, and trips to Sudan, Laos, Malaysia, and a 3-month trip around Argentina, Chile and Bolivia.
After graduating with a degree in Graphic Communication in 1998, Graham's career so far has seen him design both consumer and contract magazines spanning music, fashion, lifestyle, technology and travel.
Graham joined Wanderlust in 2003 and as Art Director heads up the design team; he is responsible for the design and layout of Wanderlust magazine as well as Wanderlust’s sister magazines, contract titles, books and supplements. In December 2011, Graham was awarded Designer of the Year in the Independent Publishing Awards.