MacHugh visited nine countries and subsequently wrote Half Way Round the World in 180 Days. Cyprus provided the opportunity for him to write the witty travel book Cyprus: An Isalnd Apart.
Seamus MacHugh was born in Ireland, completed university studies both there and in Italy, and worked for nine years as an educational administrator in Tanzania, East Africa, where he met his American wife Sandra. They have three children.
In 1993 MacHugh visited nine countries and subsequently wrote Half Way Round the World in 180 Days. In 1995, Sandra found a job at an international school in Cyprus, providing the opportunity for Seamus to write another book. Seamus MacHugh died in 2006.