Laurel Robbins, travel blogger and social media expertLaurel Robbins is a professional travel blogger, and the founder of Monkeys and Mountains, a leading adventure travel blog. She won the Travel Blogger of the Year award in 2013 issued by the Travel Writers Association and frequently receives recognition in the travel industry: Top 20 Adventure Travel Bloggers – 2015, Holiday Lettings from Trip Advisor, Travel Bloggers to Watch in 2013 by HotelsCombined, Top Travel Blogs to Watch in 2015 by Oyster and 17 Inspiring Women Travelers on Twitter by Dwellable, to name just a few.
In addition she regularly contributes social media content to BBC Travel and BBC Earth and has been featured on Yahoo Travel and is a regular contributor to Yahoo Travel’s Tumblr account. She has worked with 100+ tourism boards and tour companies across the globe ranging from the Northern Territory in Australia to South Africa, to Canada to Europe.
Laurel is a sought out speaker in the travel industry having spoken at ITB Berlin numerous times, WTM London, WTM Dubai, TBEX Athens, NBE Finland and TBC Asia. Although Canadian, she permanently resides in Munich, Germany. Her blog is named after two of the things she loves most.
She holds a B.Mgmt degree in marketing, a B.Sc in Primatology, and a Master of Education in Adult Education and Global Change. She worked in education for over 15 years in positions ranging from teaching English in S. Korea and Thailand to environmental education at a zoo to a Program Director of business programs at a university.
Besides travel, Laurel is passionate about animal conservation and getting outdoors as much as possible. She enjoys hiking, cycling, and diving. You will find her in the Alps on most weekends!
A few of the organizations she’s worked with:
Get in touch: Email: info [at]monkeysandmountains.com, on Twitter or on Facebook at Monkeys and Mountains.