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Laurel Robbins
Works at http://monkeysandmountainsmedia
Attended University of British Columbia
Lived in Bangkok
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Munich is a gorgeous city anytime of the day, but the Old Town is especially beautiful at dusk!
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Bamberg is Germany's largest UNESCO World Heritage Site and also my favourite town in the country!

http://monkeysandmountains.com/best-places-to-visit-germany/

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LOVED observing Mountain Gorillas in the wild in Rwanda!  I could have reached out and picked up this baby!  It took all my willpower to resist!

http://monkeysandmountains.com/monkey-pictures/

#wildlifephotography   #wildlifephotos   #primates   #gorilla   #gorillaz  
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Loved this Via Ferrata in Catalunya!  I thought it would be easy, but there were a few spots where it was a little tricky!

http://monkeysandmountains.com/adventure-travel-blog/

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So cool! Looks like the link doesn't work right now? Can't wait to read more :-)
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The Drakensberg in South Africa is truly one of the most incredible mountain ranges I've ever seen!

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The German Alps don't get enough love!  Sure they're not as grand as the Alps found in other neighbouring countries, but they still have a lot to offer, like this hike through the Höllentalklamm (Hell Valley Gorge).

Read more: http://monkeysandmountains.com/mountains-german-alps/

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One beautiful place---one could sit for hours and then start thinking
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Bamberg is Germany's largest UNESCO World Heritage Site and also my favourite town in the country!

http://monkeysandmountains.com/best-places-to-visit-germany/

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LOVED observing Mountain Gorillas in the wild in Rwanda!  I could have reached out and picked up this baby!  It took all my willpower to resist!

http://monkeysandmountains.com/monkey-pictures/
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Loved this Via Ferrata in Catalunya!  I thought it would be easy, but there were a few spots where it was a little tricky!

http://monkeysandmountains.com/adventure-travel-blog/
#adventure   #adventuretravel  
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The Drakensberg in South Africa is truly one of the most incredible mountain ranges I've ever seen!

http://monkeysandmountains.com/travel-blog/

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Thank you for sharing.  Will be on a birding trip to include the Drakensberg this fall.  Wonderful to get a preview, as it reminds me of the east side of Steens Mtn in early spring, which in no way was what I expected of the Drakensberg.
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The German Alps don't get enough love!  Sure they're not as grand as the Alps found in other neighbouring countries, but they still have a lot to offer, like this hike through the Höllentalklamm (Hell Valley Gorge).

Read more: http://monkeysandmountains.com/mountains-german-alps/

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Nature and outdoors lover and an award-winning travel blogger at Monkeys and Mountains http;//monkeysandmountains.com
Employment
  • http://monkeysandmountainsmedia
    Managing Director, 2013 - present
    Helping the travel industry turn social conversations into visitors in under 15 minutes a day through online training and consulting services. Specialize in social media time optimization and Twitter.
  • http://monkeysandmountains.com
    Founding Editor, 2010 - present
    An award winning travel blog in which my style can best be described as "Adventure seeker by day, luxury seeker by night."
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Bangkok - Calgary - Taegu - Lampang - Annapolis - Stuttgart - Munich
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Free-spirited adventurer, award-winning travel blogger, cat-loving social media time optimizer – one Canadian in Germany.
Introduction
Laurel is a social media time optimzer for the travel industry at Monkeys and Mountains Media,  and an award winning travel blogger at Monkeys and Mountains.  Her blog is named after two of the things she loves most.  She is also passionate about traveling, diving, hiking, sharks, entrepreneurship and helping people grow their businesses with social media.
Bragging rights
I've seen a whale shark (the largest fish in the ocean) 5 times, I've been touched by a gorilla in the wild, and completed the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) in 8 days. I also teach small business owners how to use social media to grow their businesses, which is incredibly satisfying work.
Education
  • University of British Columbia
    M.Ed Adult Education
  • University of Calgary
    B.Sc Primatology
  • University of Lethbridge
    B. Management, marketing major
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