Laurel is the founder of Monkeys and Mountains Adventure Travel, named after the two things she loves most. She started it as an adventure travel blog 10 years ago and for the past several years has focused on offering primate tours in Madagascar and hiking tours in Europe.
In addition, Laurel has a marketing background and shares her passion for digital marketing by offering digital marketing consulting to tour operators and travel companies.
She’s been featured in high profile publications including National Geographic, BBC Travel, The Guardian and The Telegraph. Laurel’s a sought after speaker having spoken at ITB Berlin (3 times), WTM London, WTM Dubai, NBE Finland, TBEX Athens, TBC Asia Colombo and the Romanian Digital Travel Conference. TravelMassive recently included her in their “100 Inspiring Women Travel Founders” list.
When not hard at work, you’ll find her volunteering with monkeys or hiking in the Alps.