Lola Akinmade Åkerström is an award-winning visual storyteller, author, and entrepreneur. Her work has been featured in National Geographic, New York Times, The Guardian, BBC, CNN, Travel Channel, Lonely Planet, Forbes, Huffington Post, and many more. As a storyteller, Lola was the 2018 Bill Muster Travel Photographer of the Year award. Her book, Due North, received the Lowell Thomas Gold Award for Best Travel Book. As a business owner and entrepreneur, she runs Stockholm-based travel consultancy, Geotraveler Media, co-founded the travel influencer marketing collective, NordicTB, and recently co-founded, Local Purse, which supports travel guides and local artisans through live video shopping.