Daily Archives: October 13, 2009

Life is a Journey: Lola Akinmade Discusses Travel, Photography and Following Her Passions

Lola

Lola Akinmade’s photography is simply stunning. She reveals beauty in  ways that only a camera can capture. Just as impressive as her photos are all the places she’s visited to take them. Lola has traveled across Latin America, Asia, over 30 countries in Europe and regularly visits her country of birth, Nigeria. In addition to travel photography, Lola is a travel writer and has submitted to several travel magazines. She has received numerous awards for both her travel writing and photography.

In this interview Lola discusses how she became interested in travel and got her start as a professional travel writer. She also offers advice to those who share the travel bug. Most importantly, Lola demonstrates that when traveling to far away places, a sense of personal and spiritual grounding is important. We are so happy to have spoken with her. Here is what she shared…

Many people think of traveling as an opportunity to learn about and renew yourself–people gain a lot by traveling. You’ve traveled to industrialized nations as well as developing countries. Do you think that what a traveler stands to gain or contribute varies in different settings? If so, how?

Travel is such a profound experience that touches each of us very differently. Travel renews the soul. It rejuvenates it by reminding you that you’re connected to something much larger than yourself. Continue reading

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