Adventures by Day, Luxury by Night!

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

I’m Laurel, the founder of Monkeys and Mountains Adventure Travel, a tour company and travel blog to help you plan your active holidays. You’ll find hand-selected, personally tested adventures in nature, along with resources to make your travel planning easy.

I believe that the more time we spend in nature, the happier we become and more motivated to take better care of our planet

About Me: I’m a Canadian living in Munich, Germany with my husband and 2 cats. You’re likely to find me exploring in the mountains.

Monkeys and Mountains is pleased to offer a selection of curated adventure holidays! 

Latest Adventures on the Blog:

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Why You’ll Never Forget Your Haunting Visit to the Island of Inishark

February 27th, 2017|1 Comment

Inishark is a haunting deserted island. If you're looking for a unique place when you visit Ireland, you'll never forget Inishark. Here's why:

  • You'll find that Washington D.C. is a walkable city and has an excellent public transportation system.

How to Plan a Car-Free Vacation in the Northeastern States

February 20th, 2017|2 Comments

This itinerary of four walkable cities in the northeastern states shows you to take a car-free vacation without compromising.

5 Unique Trekking Experiences for Your Bucket List

February 13th, 2017|7 Comments

Check out these five unique treks that should be on your bucket list. In addition to incredible landscapes, you'll also find cultural and culinary experiences!

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6 Creative Ways to Convince Your Reluctant Partner to Take a Hiking Holiday

February 9th, 2017|2 Comments

You know what you want to do on vacation – hike. The problem is how do you convince your not so eager partner that a hiking holiday is a perfect vacation for both of you?

  • You can see many of the points of interest in Vancouver by seaplane.

9 Ways to Experience the Natural Beauty of Vancouver

February 6th, 2017|1 Comment

If you could only visit one city in Canada, visit Vancouver! It's my favourite city in the country. Nature and outdoor lovers will find so many points of interest.

  • The Wicklow Way is a great long distance hike in Ireland.

Who Else Wants to Change Their Life By Hiking and Cycling?

February 2nd, 2017|2 Comments

Want to change your life? Try long distance hiking or cyling and experience the transformative power of being in nature without interruptions.

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What Kyrgyzstan is Really Like: A 10-Year Old Tells All

January 16th, 2017|7 Comments

Ever wondered what Kyrgyzstan is like? Find out what this Central Asian country has to offer visitors and where it could improve according to Gerda, a10-year old Kyrgyz-Canadian who returned when she was 8 years old.

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How to Get the Most From Your Travels in 2017

January 5th, 2017|5 Comments

If you're like many of us, one of your New Year's Resolutions is to travel more. After all, who doesn't want to? But in my opinion, that's a terrible resolution. Here's why:

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Hiking vs Trekking vs Mountaineering: Why You Need to Know

December 29th, 2016|4 Comments

It's important to know the difference between hiking, trekking, and mountaineering so that you can choose the right adventure for you.

Primate Articles:

  • The Best Places to See Monkeys in Central America

The Best Places to See Monkeys in Central America

Central America is famous for its extensive jungles and forests, which also makes for exceptional homes for monkeys! In fact, connecting with nature is one of the main reasons why travellers come to the region.

The Real Truth About Love: Primates Share Their Secrets

Everything you need to know about love, you can learn from primates. Follow ten of their secrets and see how well they work for you.

Baby Colobus Monkeys in Nyungwe Forest Rwanda

There's nothing cuter than the baby colobus monkeys found in Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda - except when a mother teaches her infant how to jump! Adorable!

Golden Monkeys: A Glimpse at one of Africa’s Rarest Primates

Could you identify a Golden Monkey? It's one of Africa's rarest primates and is highly endangered. Read on and I promise you'll be able to after this post.

Meeting Mountain Gorillas: My Most EPIC Experience Ever!

Meeting mountain gorillas face-to-face in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda was one of the most incredible experiences in my entire life, even if the gorillas were drunk and did fart... a lot!

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Observing Endangered Samango Monkeys in iSimangaliso Wetland Park

iSimangaliso Wetland Park is a UNESCO Site in South Africa. It is home to crocs and 800 Hippopotami and my favorite, the endangered Samango monkey.

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