Finally made it back home to Sweden after our flight was diverted due to icy runways and strong winds in Copenhagen. Much to be grateful for over this holiday season. While I catch up on work, upcoming posts, and friends’ blogs via RSS, wanted to share latest publications as well as a couple shout outs.
Heart & Soul - Oct/Nov 2010


San Francisco ChronicleThe long and winding road to Gratteri

Travel Channel’s World HumOdd Jobs: Interview with a Nigerian Garment Fixer (Official)Film: Sweden’s Trendiest Export

Fodors12 Spooky Hotels for Halloween

Heart & Soul – Holistic Living 101 (Special thanks to Christine Garvin of Living Holistically).

Transitions AbroadOff Season Travel in Scandinavia

Matador NightsRevamping Classic Irish Tea at Dublin’s Merrion Hotel

Upcoming work

AFAR, Heart & Soul, Fodors (3 articles), The Local (Sweden), working a few leads.

Poland Travel Photography by Lola Akinmade


Editor’s Weekly Pick – National Geographic International Contest – View Photo

Expressen (Swedish Newspaper) – More photographs from Stockholm’s Pride Parade.

Cover Photo (Transitions Abroad)Travel, Work, Study, and Living Abroad in Europe In- and Off-Season

Matador tripsPhoto Essay: Exploring Western Ireland

Upcoming work

Away Network, working a few leads.


The Altruist – A poignant documentary has been made to spotlight the issue of trafficking in Cambodia, and I’m joining along with other award-winning photographers in donating a signed-photograph from Cambodia to fund-raise for and support the post-production work – Read more and view photo here

Red Cross (Sweden) – Did some pro-bono work for the Swedish Red Cross, documenting lifestyles in the Skärholmen area – View Gallery

Upcoming work

Focusing more on photojournalism in 2011.


Passports With Purpose – This year, PwP plans on raising $50,000 to build an entire village in India and you can help! Please read more about this inspiring project.

TBEX Europe (Copenhagen) – Had a productive and inspiring time at TBEX Europe where I led a narrative travel writing workshop along with Andrew Evans from National Geographic as well as presented tips on pitching – Read TBEX Report + Photos


New York Daily News – Some blog posts are now being syndicated here – View Sample

Shout Outs

Congratulations to all my friends/colleagues/fellow writers/photographers below for their fantastic news! Kudos to the new relationship style of travel companies working with bloggers/writers/photographers:

Heather Carreiro – Winner of the 2010 International Food Wine & Travel Writer’s Association (IFWTWA) WiFTy ScholarshipRead More

Ryan Libre – Winner of the 2010 Nikon Inspiration Award in Japan – Read More

Audrey Scott & Daniel Noll – GAP Adventures’ Wanderers in Residence – Uncornered Market

Matt Kepnes – GAP Adventures’ Wanderers in Residence – Nomadic Matt, and all the other wanderers.

Ella Marshall – Finnair Quality Hunter – Ella’s Blog

Pam Mandel – Blogging from Antarctica for Travel Wild – Read More

Special thanks to Black Women in Europe for the Sunshine Award.

  • @Anna – Thanks! If I want to make freelancing a stable career, it requires focus and extreme patience.

  • Girl… you have been BUSY! Congrats on all the good stuff!!

  • @Christine – No worries at all! Thanks for your invaluable holistic wisdom.

    @Pam – Super stoked for you and this new style as well. Will definitely be following your posts from Antarctica.

    @Heather – Thanks! And congrats on your fantastic work with Abroad.

  • Thanks for the shout out on the IFWTWA award and congrats on all your recent publications! Loved the photo on the World Hum piece.

    I must say I’m jealous of Pam, blogging from Antarctica – now that is a sweet gig.

  • Hey, thanks for the shout about my Antarctica gig! I’m way psyched about it, the client has been great to work with so far, and whoa, PENGUINS!

    Glad things are moving along so well for you.

  • Thank YOU for interviewing me for Heart and Soul!

    BTW, love your card 🙂

  • @Sabina – Thanks so much. Sincerely appreciated. It really is hard work. For every article published, I have at least 4-5 rejections or no responses 🙂

  • Hi Lola,

    I am very impressed with your ever-growing list of prestigious publications 🙂 And by the way, I loved your TBEX quote about swimming and surfing. I wasn’t there but heard about it through the grapevine.