Adventures by Day, Luxury by Night!

adventure travel blogger Laurel Robbins can be found in the mountains most weekends.

Monkeys and Mountains Adventure Travel is the ultimate guide to active holidays, and hand-selected, personally tested adventure holidays, along with resources to make your travel planning easy. Written by me, Laurel, a Canadian living in Munich, Germany with my husband and 2 cats. Wherever, I am, you’re likely to find me exploring in the mountains.

Check out my new book, Bavaria’s Top Castles and Christmas Markets: 

guide to castles and Christmas markets in Bavaria, Germany

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Latest Adventures on the Blog:

  • Christmas market at Marienplatz is the most beautiful market in Munich.

The Most Beautiful Christmas Markets in Munich

December 6th, 2016|32 Comments

There are a whopping 24 Christmas Markets in Munich, Germany! Here are my top 5 that I recommend visiting to celebrate the holiday season.

  • Krychn is one of the places where the World Nomad Games are held.

19 Tips for Making the Most of Your Time at the World Nomad Games

November 28th, 2016|1 Comment

The World Nomad Games are an incredible event held in Kyrgyzstan that celebrates nomadic culture. My 19 travel tips help you make the most of your time.

  • 9 recommended wildlife books

9 of the Best Wildlife Books You’ll Ever Read

November 23rd, 2016|4 Comments

Check out my recommendations for wildlife books that offer engaging storytelling about wild animals. I hope you'll enjoy reading them as much as I did.

  • 7 tips for visiting a German Christmas market

How to Get the Most from Your Visit to a Christmas Market

November 19th, 2016|15 Comments

These seven tips will make your visit to a German Christmas Market a magical one. Be sure to warm up over a mug of Glühwein with friends!

  • Kyrgyz woman sitting in front of a yurt at the World Nomad Games

World Nomad Games: One of the Coolest Events on the Planet

November 16th, 2016|2 Comments

I knew I was in for something special within minutes of attending the World Nomad Games And that was before the headless goats, or the warm yak's milk...

How to Immigrate to Germany: What North Americans Need to Know

November 10th, 2016|2 Comments

5 ways that North Americans can immigrate to Germany from a Canadian who's lived in Germany for over 6 years. Includes how-to tips and personal experience to help you navigate the immigration process.

How to Choose A Trek That You’ll Love

November 7th, 2016|5 Comments

Trekking is a fantastic way to experience a destination. All that fresh mountain air can do

  • hiking the West Highland Way in Scotland

Hiking the West Highland Way in Scotland: What You Need to Know

October 31st, 2016|8 Comments

The West Highland Way is Scotland's first official long distance walking route, and also its most famous, attracting 15,000 hikers each year! I LOVED it!

  • medieval adventure guide to exploring Millstatt, Wörthersee, Maria Wörth and Friesach in Carinthia, Austria

How to Explore the Medieval Treasures of Carinthia, Austria

October 20th, 2016|4 Comments

Carinthia is famous for its alpine mountains and lakes, like the Wörthersee, but it's also home to medieval treasures that many travelers miss!

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