The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
~ Marcel Proust
Question: How do you pronounce your last name, Aksomitis?
Answer: Aksomitis is not as hard to say as it looks written down! It is pronounced like this: The Akso sounds like oxo, as in oxo cubes; the mitis sounds like Midas as in Midas mufflers. So altogether Aksomitis sounds like “oxomidas.”
Question: How many publications do you have in periodicals, Websites, newspapers, and other journalism markets?
Answer: I have more than 1000 publications in various markets in both the traditional and online publishing worlds. I first published at the age of ten, and started my journalism career as the high school correspondent to local newspapers in the tenth grade.
Question: Where do you sell your photos?
Answer: I have published my photos in book format (I’ve taken all but three of the two hundred photos in Illustrated Guide to Snowmobile Racing, which David and I wrote, plus have half a dozen photos in Snowmobiles from Capstone Educational Publisher), newspapers, and travel magazines (such as Connecticut AAA Journeys, Pathfinders magazine, Dreamscapes, etc).
Question: Where can I read some of your travel articles in traditional print magazines?
Answer: I’ve been a regular contributor to the following print publications:
- Heartland Boating
- Country Magazine
- Country Extra Magazine
- Fine Lifestyles Regina
- American Snowmobiler
Question: Where can I find some of your articles on the Internet?
Answer: I’m the Owner and Webmaster for guide2travel.ca and the Managing Editor/Photographer for SnowRider Online Magazine & Snowmobile Encyclopedia.
These are a few of my favourite articles on other Websites:
- Sleeping Around – Nova Scotia Nights to Remember
- Kentucky Trail Riding Adventures
- Acceleration Alley – Daytona, USA
- Roanoke Island – Tranquility & Mystery
- A Dog Sledding Discovery
- Discovering the Deep South
Question: Where do you still want to travel?
Answer: I love the southern United States, especially the Gulf Shore, so I always look for trips there. One area I haven’t travelled much of is the U.S. East coast, so that’s a priority too. In Canada, I still have to visit New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories. I also enjoy travel to other continents, and while I’ve been in Europe, Asia, and Mexico, there are still many, many destinations I’d love to see.
Question: Do you take FAM trips?
Answer: Yes, I participate in FAM trips, individually hosted trips, plus travel independently with my husband or other family members.
Question: What kind of trips do you enjoy most?
Answer: I like adventure trips that let me try new experiences and activities. However, I also like a trip to be sprinkled with historic and cultural activities, so I can get a sense of what the location is all about. A trip that’s pure adrenlin rush leaves little time for absorbing the place, while one that’s museum after museum numbs the mind and body both.
Question: What’s the next “most important” destination you want to visit?
Answer: Every destination is important! I like to sample life, so each new place I visit provides lots of new opportunities. I still have provinces and states to visit, as well as the wide world beyond North America. So, I go wherever opportunity takes me.