aLarkin Abroad is a personal travel blog & planning service run by me, Angela Larkin. I’m a passionate Australian traveller exploring the world. The blog gives me the chance to share my experiences abroad, including the crazy, cool and inspiring things I find along the way. The planning service provides the opportunity to discuss and arrange travel plans with the support of someone who cares about making sure you enjoy your travel experiences.
I grew up in Albury, NSW, Australia where I lived with my parents and little (well younger) brother Joseph. After completing a business degree at the beginning of 2017, I decided to continue my travels before ‘growing up’ and ‘setting down’ by getting a full-time job, potentially in the HR field.
I travelled on my first overseas trip to Thailand in 2009 when I was 16. Since then I have travelled to 20 countries and counting. These countries include the following:
Thailand, New Zealand, Vietnam, Philippines, Singapore, England, France, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United States, Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
My overseas experiences also include a semester studying abroad in California and a month-long internship in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
I’m passionate about adventure and having new life experiences. I’m a strong advocate for overseas travel, particularly solo travel as it provides the opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and develop a greater understanding of the word and all the incredible things it has to offer.