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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  • Why You'll Really LOVE the Adventure of Ziplining in Como 1 day ago Ziplining at Jungle Raider Park Xtreme near Lake Como in Lombardy, Italy was unlike anything I've ever done! Adventure junkies will love its uniqueness! You can read the original article here: Why You’ll Really LOVE the Adventure of Ziplining in Como. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel...
  • How to Plan a Perfect Day of Romance on Lake Como 6 days ago If you're looking for romance, you can't beat Lake Como! It's an ideal couples getaway with a mix of nature, quaint villages and sunset views over the lake! You can read the original article here: How to Plan a Perfect Day of Romance on Lake Como. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel Blog -...
  • The Wicklow Way: How to Plan for this 7-Day Walk 2 weeks ago Everything you need to know about walking the Wicklow Way, Ireland's oldest way-marked long-distance walk! The Wicklow Mountains are a can't miss highlight! You can read the original article here: The Wicklow Way: How to Plan for this 7-Day Walk. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel Blog -...
  • Day Hiking Packing List: Everything You Need to Stay Safe 3 weeks ago A day-hiking packing list of everything you need to stay safe and to make for an enjoyable hike in the mountains. Perfect for beginner hikers! You can read the original article here: Day Hiking Packing List: Everything You Need to Stay Safe. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel Blog - Outdoor...
  • High Ropes Course: What Happens When You Trust Yourself 1 month ago Amazing things can happen when you do an adventurous ropes course. Not only is balance required, but so is learning to trust yourself. Learning that it's OK to fall! You can read the original article here: High Ropes Course: What Happens When You Trust Yourself. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure...

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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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