Monkeys and Mountains

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Monkeys and Mountains
I'm Laurel, a former university program director from Canada now living in Munich, Germany. As you may have guessed, monkeys and mountains are two of my favorite things.
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  • The Number One Bird Watching Spot in Finland 2 days ago The original can be found here: The Number One Bird Watching Spot in Finland. Please read the original.Liminka Bay is the number one bird watching spot in Finland, according to wildlife photographer Jari Peltomäker, who promises that he's not biased. You can find over 200 bird species...
  • Growing On and Off the Mountain 1 week ago The original can be found here: Growing On and Off the Mountain. Please read the original.What happens on the mountain doesn't stay on the mountain! The confidence that you gain carries over to the rest of your life.Monkeys and Mountains - Adventure seeker and explorer by day, luxury seeker by night
  • The Not So Secret Success Sauce for Travel Bloggers 1 week ago The original can be found here: The Not So Secret Success Sauce for Travel Bloggers. Please read the original.Travel bloggers are always asking other bloggers What's the secret to being a successful travel blogger? I won't pretend to have it all figured out, but I do know that face-to-face...
  • Kalajoki and Maakalla: Exploring the Lesser Known Side of Finland 1 week ago The original can be found here: Kalajoki and Maakalla: Exploring the Lesser Known Side of Finland. Please read the original.Kalajoki and Maakalla may not be well-known outside of Finland, but that’s what makes them so special! Admittedly, I hadn’t heard of them either until recently, but...
  • X ALP by Salomon: A Review 2 weeks ago The original can be found here: X ALP by Salomon: A Review. Please read the original.A review of X ALP, a new line of outdoor gear by Salomon that I personally tested in the mountains.Monkeys and Mountains - Adventure seeker and explorer by day, luxury seeker by night

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Website Reviews » There are 26 reviews on Monkeys and Mountains

Jörg
12:22 PM November 19, 2012

As a German I love this blog. Laurel's insights of life in Germany are spot on and I love reading about her adventures.

D.J. - The World Of Deej
12:56 PM November 19, 2012

Laurel is one of my favorite bloggers, and I love her perspective as she wanders around Europe!

InsideJourneys
15:18 PM November 19, 2012

Reading Laurel's posts, I feel as if I'm right there with her.

Leigh
18:46 PM November 20, 2012

Laurel has a great sense of adventure and that's reflected in her writing. She's an outdoors enthusiast who has embraced life in Germany. Her blogs are a pleasure to read.

Debbie Beardsley
20:06 PM November 20, 2012

I always enjoy reading about Laurel's adventures! She takes me to destinations I probably won't ever get to and also introduces me to new places to visit in one of my favorite places, Germany.

Mike K
17:56 PM November 21, 2012

I love Laurel's blog. It's witty, she makes fun of herself all the time and provides practical tips for her readers. Entertaining and useful.

Cathy Sweeney
19:06 PM November 21, 2012

Whether Laurel is sharing insider tips and perspectives of life in Germany or writing about travel adventures, she's got my interest. Her blog is full of well-written and engaging stories that keep me coming back.

Anna
20:19 PM November 21, 2012

Laurels blog is an escape from the mundane. With her very Canadian easiness and good sense of humor she takes the reader along on every journey and adventure. I inspire to visit every location and follow in her footsteps.

Sophie
23:12 PM November 21, 2012

If you're looking for the lesser known (and maybe even secret) little beauty spots in Germany, look no further than this blog.

Mary {The World Is A Book}
18:40 PM November 22, 2012

I love going along with Laurel on her adventures! She is one of the most daredevil bloggers out there. Her pictures are gorgeous, and I always look forward to reading where she is off to next.

Marlys
21:00 PM November 23, 2012

Laurel gives us, her readers, the refreshing and amusing point of view of a Canadian about life in Germany.

Steve
07:17 AM November 24, 2012

I'm pretty sure Laurel is trying to kill herself with some of the adventures she's undertaking these days, but in the meantime it makes for some really entertaining reading. If you want to learn about life in Germany with a little bit of adrenaline thrown in, this is your blog.

Andrea
11:16 AM November 24, 2012

I've followed Laurel's travels since she started her blog as Expat in Germany. Monkey's and Mountains is one of my favourite travel/expat blogs. Looking forward to hearing more about her adventures

Barbara Weibel
11:38 AM November 24, 2012

A really fun travel blog with quality writing that showcases Laurel's travels around the globe. Love it!

Mariana Calleja
11:47 AM November 24, 2012

A great combination of personality, passion and daily life! Laurel is definitely an inspiring person who did the life she really wanted to. A big step few people really embrace in life. And this blog is quite it, taking the readers into juicy and real life experiences abroad. Inspiring and motivational for all those stuck in a boring "cubicle life". Be brave and pursue your dream! Like Laurel did :)

Julia
12:48 PM November 24, 2012

Been following Laurel's blog for over two years now. She's one of our favourites, especially as we're such fans of Germany. Her posts tempt us to go back there, particularly to the lesser known regiaons, as well as the other places she blogs about, too.

Eduardo
19:22 PM November 24, 2012

Laurel is kind and cheerful, and she knows her trips !! Excellent blog and excellent personality :)

Jade
19:32 PM November 24, 2012

Laurel's blog is a great adventure every time I click on her site. If you love traveling and want personal, accurate information than you should definitely put her on your RSS feeder!

Simon Falvo
19:50 PM November 24, 2012

great blog, great person and great traveler. we share similar tastes and I love reading about Laurel's travel experiences.

Jeff Titelius
00:37 AM November 25, 2012

Adventure and thrills are what you usually find in Laurel's articles and although I have never been to most of the places that she writes about, I find her introductions, insights and photography inspiring nonetheless. I have followed her for about 2 years now and have never been underwhelmed with the adventures I find on her sight. Laurel has a real talent for immersing her readers into her adventures and allowing all of us to live and travel vicariously for the moment. Almost daily, I recommend her articles to my followers and friends because of the wanderlust they ignite!

Jennifer
06:53 AM November 25, 2012

Monkeys and Mountains is a funny and informative blog that constantly makes me want to follow in Laurel's footsteps and have the same adventures!

Tim
10:38 AM November 25, 2012

I love reading Laurels blogs. If I am in need of a mountain getaway I always know where to look. If I can't make it there at least I see the wonderful places she posts.

Sarah K.
16:23 PM November 25, 2012

I've been following Laurel's blog almost since the beginning. Her passion for travel and adventurous spirit shine through in her writing and inspire people to step outside their own comfort zones and experience this exciting, colorful world.

Isabel Romano
19:53 PM November 25, 2012

Monkeys and Mountains is one of my favorite blogs. Laurel captures in a really vivid way all her travels and makes me want to visit these places as well.

Zhu
01:16 AM November 28, 2012

Well-written and instructive: Laurel takes us all around the world with her fun articles! A great read every time.

Amanda P
11:30 AM December 01, 2012

I've been reading Monkeys and Mountains since it was Expat in Germany, and it's been one of my favorites. Laurel provides a great perspective on many different aspects of Germany and elsewhere.

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