Lola Reid Allin 2019-05-09T14:18:53+00:00

Lola Reid Allin



Airline Transport Pilot—Photographer—Scuba Dive Master   Activist – Adventurer — Mayanist — Author



I’ve travelled much of the world (more to come!), slept in caves, hammocks, hangars, tents, and evergreen shelters and stayed in the homes of Berber, Masai, & Maya, lived in Mexico, Belize, & Guatemala, plunged into the Caribbean as a dive master, and conducted weekly photo-travelogues.

I studied psychology, genetics, & anthropology (University of Waterloo), and as an Airline Transport Pilot, accumulated nearly 6000 hours flight time.  

Since I became addicted to Slow Travel in 1993, I’ve done multi-day camel safaris in Tanzania & Morocco. I earned my Dog Mushers Certificate (4-day excursion, Yukon), trekked the Inca Trail (4 days/42km), the Navarre-Rioja region of Spain (10-days/ 165km), the Guatemalan jungle to the ancient Maya site of El Mirador (6-days/128km), Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park, and summitted Kilimanjaro, world’s highest freestanding mountain (5895m/19,343’/7 days/75km) and Morocco’s Djebel Toubkal (4176m), North Africa’s tallest mountain.


PUBLICATIONS: In print and online—The National Post, The Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, The Rotarian, National Geographic, The Smithsonian, & Photographers without Borders.



2019    Quinte Arts Council “ExpressionsBiennial Show

            Photographers without Borders International Magazine Contest – 2nd Place
            SPARK Annual Exhibition, Peterborough, Ontario – 2nd Place

2018    Parrott Art Gallery, Belleville, Ontario Biennial Exhibition – 2nd Place

            SPARK Annual Exhibition, Peterborough, Ontario 3rd Place

2017    SPARK Annual Exhibition 3rd Place

            Santa Fe Centre for Photography SUMMER VACATION Contest – Honors

            RMG Exposed, McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa

            Quinte Arts Council (QAC) “Expressions” Biennial Show

2016    SPARK Juried Photography Exhibition

            RMG Exposed, McLaughlin Gallery, Oshawa




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