Collection: Lola Akinmade Åkerström

Voyages of discovery through Liveliness and Hope: Lola Akimade Åkerström's Travel Writing and Photography

Lola Akimade Åkerström's travelogues and photography are often characterized by a liveliness and hopefulness that permeates her work. After completing a Masters in Information Systems from the University of Maryland with a concentration in Geography, Lola has specialized in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for over 12 years. Her strong connection to earth science and maps has been the driving force behind her passion for travel.

Lola's diverse work has been featured in various media outlets including National Geographic Traveler, BBC, CNN, The Guardian, Travel + Leisure, Slate, Travel Channel, Lonely Planet, Forbes, Fodor's, AFAR, National Geographic Channel and Adventure Magazine. Her contributions have also been published in several in-flight magazines and in the New York Times.

Many of Lola's articles and photographs have reached a wider audience through syndication on major news platforms such as MSNBC, Slate, Yahoo, New York Daily News, Chicago Sun Times, Huffington Post and Time Warner, among many others. Her skills and many years of experience have established her as a prominent voice in travel journalism and geographic information.