Having lived on three different continents — Africa, North America, and now Europe — for extended periods of time, Lola Akinmade Åkerström is drawn to the complexities and nuances of culture and how they manifest themselves within relationships.
She holds a master’s degree in Information Systems from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Lola worked as a consultant and programmer for over a decade before following her dreams of becoming a travel writer and photographer, exploring various cultures through food, tradition, and lifestyle.
Today, she’s an award-winning writer, speaker, and photographer represented by National Geographic Creative. She regularly contributes to high profile publications such as AFAR, BBC, The Guardian, Lonely Planet, Travel + Leisure and National Geographic Traveller – www.akinmade.com
She has received photography and writing awards, including recognition from the Society of American Travel Writers and North American Travel Journalists Association, to name a few.
In addition, Lola is the editor of Slow Travel Stockholm, an online magazine dedicated to exploring Sweden’s capital city in depth (slowtravelstockholm.com).
She lives in Stockholm, Sweden, and blogs at lolaakinmade.com