Holly Hughes Chair – Communications and Development Committee

Holly Hughes Chair – Communications and Development Committee

Holly Hughes is a writer and editor based in Manhattan. A former executive editor of Fodor’s Travel Guides, she founded and still edits the popular the Best Food Writing annual anthology, and has written many travel guides for Frommer’s, including 500 Places to See Before They Disappear and 500 Places to Take the Kids Before They Grow Up.

A native Hoosier, she earned a B.A. in English from Mount Holyoke College and an Honours B.A./M.A. from Oxford University, then made the Big Move to New York City to work at Scholastic Magazines; for months she hopped from couch-crashing to sublet to apartment share, trying to find a safe place to live on a junior editor’s modest salary. She and her husband, Robert Ward, have three children, all currently enrolled in college and graduate school, plus a rescue dog and cat. For more information, visit her website at hollyahughes.net.