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Laurel Robbins
Works at http://monkeysandmountainsmedia
Attended University of British Columbia
Lived in Bangkok
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Have you tried this version of Finnish Karelian pie?  Here are 10 other Finnish foods to try: http://monkeysandmountains.com/finnish-foods

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Looking for inspiration but short on time? Join +Trover and us for #AdvTravelCha  on Twitter on Wed! They're also running a contest for the best #WeekendAdventure  photo, in which you can win $1500!

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Which of these secret European villages have you visited? I've only visited 2 of them despite having living in Europe! Be sure to check out +TripVerse for more great travel inspiration!
#travel   #vacation   #holiday   #travelinspiration  
Discover & create your perfect trip
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Do you use any of these travel apps?
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These are 7 of the best travel apps out there to make your vacation planning stress free and to help you to find the hot spots once at your destination!
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Tips on how to be a responsible traveller compiled from 768 participants in a Twitter Chat on #AdvTravelChathttp://monkeysandmountains.com/responsible-traveller
#travel   #traveltips   #ecotourism  
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Do you agree that there's more to Yala than just leopards?

I loved my visit to Yala with +Ayu in the Wild Safaris, Sri Lanka 

#srilanka   #wildlifephotography   #Yala  
Everyone goes to Yala in Sri Lanka to see a leopard. But to make the most of your visit, focus on the wildlife that you do see for some happy surprises!
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hey Robbins thats great ..but u should also try  the Pearl of Africa Uganda n enjoy the beauty of it the weather and the wild life ...wow its cool..believe me u will love its for sure
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What is your favourite weekend getaway?  Here are 64 ideas compiled from #AdvTravelChat with +Trover!
#travel   #weekendgetaway   #weekendfun   #weekend   #weekendwarriors  
64 of the best weekend getaways from travellers around the world! Proof that travel doesn't have to be a far flung getaway, or expensive!
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Loved the unique opportunity to dive a sunken Canadian Pacific railway barge in Okanagan Lake, British Columbia.

#kelowna   #explorekelowna   #explorebc   #explorecanada   #diving   #scuba   #scubadiving  
Okanagan Lake is famous for water sports, like water skiing, but treasures also lie below the surface as I discovered on a wreck dive of a rail car barge!
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Enjoyed diving a sunken Canadian Pacific railway car barge in Okanagan Lake, British Columbia, Canada! Definitely a unique experience!

http://monkeysandmountains.com/best-wreck-dive-okanagan-lake

#diving   #adventure   #britishcolumbia   #kelowna  
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Which of these do you use? +TripVerse +Booking.com +Umapped +Trover +TripIt +OANDA +Yelp 

#travel   #traveltips   #traveltips2015   #vacation   #holiday  
These are 7 of the best travel apps out there to make your vacation planning stress free and to help you to find the hot spots once at your destination!
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Planning a vacation this summer? Check out these tips on how you can be a responsible traveller!
#ecofriendly   #ecotourism   #travel   #traveltips  
These tips from travel experts compiled from #AdvTravelChat will help you become a respnisble traveller and contribute to sustainable tourism initiatives.
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+abdollah dehnad Great point about teaching our children how to be a responsible traveller. 
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Did you know that the Saimaa ringed seals is one of the most endangered in the world? You can only see them in Lake Saimaa, Savonlinna, Finland!

#finland   #visitfinland   #wildlife   #wildlifephotos   #nature   #naturephotography   #naturephotos  
Today is the best time to see a Saimaa Ringed Seal in Savonlinna, Finland because with only 300 remaining, they are critically endangered!
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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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Kalajoki and Maakalla: Exploring the Lesser Known Side of Finland
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Poznan Old Market Square
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I LOVED Poznan's Old Market Square. It's one of the prettiest market squares I've seen anywhere in Europe.

Exploring the Western Coast of Finland #OutdoorsFinland
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I'll be exploring the west coast of Finland and can't wait to visit Vaasa, Björköby, Kalajoki and Liminka Bay - now I just have to figure ou

Houseboating the Mayenne: What You Need to Know
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One of the biggest advantages of houseboating along the Mayenne River in France is that you don't need a driver's licence. Here's what else

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The hike to Bachalpsee and the Faulhorn located in the Jungfrau region of Switzerland has it all. Lakes, glaciers, majestic peaks and wild f

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Waterholes of Etosha National Park, Namibia
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Etosha National Park was one of the highlights of my visit to Namibia. Its dry climate mean the water holes are the place to be for wildlife

How to Really Discover Italy
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Mountain Wild Flowers of the Jungfrau Region
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Hiking to Everest Base Camp: A Day By Day Account
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A day by day account of what it's really like to trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal, including how difficult each day really is.

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Whoever thinks Germans are serious and have no sense of humor obviously hasn't been to the Carnival Parade in Stuttgart

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Girona's city wall was built in Roman times and dates back to the 1st century BC. You can actually walk the entire length of it or climb the