Hi, I'm Laurel

  +adventure travel blogger
  +primate and hiking tour operator

  How can I help you?

Work With a Nature Tourism Expert

How are you interested in working together? 


I provide customized social media/blogging campaigns designed to reach your specific goals.


– Promoting a new hiking trail: The Path of Gods from Bologna to Florence

– Promoting a cycling trail in remote areas: Cycling the Iron Curtain Trail (Eurovelo 13) in Finland

– Promoting a hotel in an area for active relaxation: Grossarl: The Ultimate Destination for Active Relaxation in the Austrian Alps


I’m available to speak about a variety of topics including adventure travel, transformative travel, hiking, specific topics within the travel industry,  female entrepreneurship and primates.

I hosted an interactive experience about primates on Airbnb The Fascinating World of Primates which has 5-star reviews. Below are just a few of the reviews:

Review of primate experience from Simon
speaker review about primates
speaker review about primates

I hold a Master’s degree in Adult Education and Global Change and use educational principles to deliver presentations that are engaging and that provide practical advice takeaways for the audience. I’m a big believer that every presentation should serve the audience and improve their lives in some way.

I’ve also been featured on FLY Travel Radio program twice. Listen at Episode 145.

My previous speaking engagements in the travel industry include ITB Berlin (3 times), WTM London, WTM Dubai, NBE Finland, TBEX Athens, TBC Asia Colombo, Social Travel Summit,  Travel Massive Munich and many more. 

Below is some of the feedback I received from my presentation at TBEX Athens:

speaking review

travel blogger speaker review
travel blogger speaker review
travel blogger speaker review


I work with a small team to offer primate tours to see gorillas in Rwanda and lemurs in Madagascar, plus self-guided hiking tours in Europe and guided hikes in the U.S. and Canada through our trusted partners. You can see all our tours here

If you have a primate or hiking tour that would be a good addition to our existing tours please contact us. Note: at this time we are only interested in hiking tours in the U.S., Canada or Europe.

Please note that Monkeys and Mountains does not accept sponsored or unsolicited guest posts and is not interested in joining a new affiliate program at this time. Please do not contact us about these.