Lola has photographed and dispatched from 70+ countries for various publications. She is the 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year Bill Muster Award recipient.
In addition to contributing to several books, she is the author of the following books – 2018 Lowell Thomas Award winner for best travel book, DUE NORTH, & bestselling LAGOM: Swedish Secret of Living Well available in 18 foreign language editions.
Lola has been recognised with multiple awards and nominations for her work, including a Pushcart Prize nomination, and was honoured with a MIPAD 100 (Most Influential People of African Descent) Award within media and culture in 2018.
Lola owns and runs Geotraveler Media – a multimedia and travel consulting agency providing a spectrum of travel media-related services.
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Being a visual story teller
Getting into photography by accident
Becoming a travel photographer
Growing up in Nigeria
What her childhood was like
Her passion for exploring culture
Moving to the USA for college
Deciding to switch careers into the travel industry
Coming from a travelling family
Getting into solo travel
Being a slow traveller and finding her own rhythm with travel
Making the transition from a corporate job to following her passion
Volunteering with an eco organisation in Fiji in 2002
Putting a plan in place
Volunteering with the Swedish Red Cross
Figuring out what type of photographer she wanted to be
Getting your photos published in places like the National Geographic
Needing to create a story of the place
Having a visual voice
What’s the best thing that could happen
Overcoming challenging situations while travelling as a Black women
What adventure means to Lola
2018 Lowell Thomas Award winner for best travel book, DUE NORTH
The North Pole Dream
TedX Talk - The power of asking why not
Being disappointed with friends
Needing to have different types of friends
Being an optimistic idealist
Making the decision to move to Sweden
The secrets of living well
Being impacted by Covid 19
Advice for women who want to get into the travel industry
Why you need to find your own niche
Dealing with the cold weather
GeoTravelMedia - Exploring culture through food, tradition, and lifestyles
Final words of advice to motivate and inspire you
Websites - https://akinmade.com