Collection: Lola Akinmade Åkerström

Her photography and travel writing are often characterized by liveliness and hope. She earned a master's degree in information systems from the University of Maryland with a minor in geography. I specialized in geographic information systems (GIS) for 12+ years and my affinity for geoscience and maps meant I was born to travel.

Lola's work has appeared in National Geographic Traveler, BBC, CNN, The Guardian, Travel + Leisure, Slate, Travel Channel, Lonely Planet, Forbes, Fodor's, AFAR, National Geographic Channel, Adventure Magazine, several in-flight magazines, New York Times

Some of her articles and photographs have been syndicated on MSNBC, Slate, Yahoo, New York Daily News, Chicago Sun Times, Huffington Post and Time Warner and many more.