Coconuts along the road side, Ubud, Bali

Roadside Coconuts for Recycling in Ubud, Bali

In Bali, fresh coconut water is a popular beverage. At first we thought that these coconuts were awaiting customers. We later learned that someone will eventually come by and recycle them.

Jack Russell Terrier Playing Soccer With a Basketball

Want to watch an amazing Australian dog dribble a ball? Chienne can dribble a large ball on both sides, like a professional soccer (futbol) player! She talks while she dribbles too.

Orchid at ARMA Museum in Ubud, Bali

Balinese Orchid at ARMA Museum in Ubud

Bali is home to a few really world class art collections. The Agung Rai Museum of Art in Ubud is filled with wonderful paintings and sculpture by local and international artists.

Abe-do Warung in Ubud Bali

Nyoman Sukarsa is a restaurateur and artist in Ubud, Bali who promotes organic food. At his warung abe-do in Ubud Bali, he serves delicious, healthy food that his wife cooks.

Pura Lingga Petak Temple by the Lake

Tengahing Segara Temple within Temple of the Lake

Ulun Danu Beratan, known as the Temple of the Lake is actually a complex containing within it’s grounds five other temples and a Buddhist Stupa on the shores of Lake Beratan

Chickens in cages in our villages

Rooster Roadside Attraction

Roosters that are often seen in cages by the side of our road in the village near Ubud, Bali are fighting cocks and these days fighting is often to the death.

Plenty of lemons means lots of lemonade

Lemons grow year round in Western Australia. During our time visiting Australia we had lots of lemons and lots of lemonade.

Housesitting in Western Australia

Our New Home in Western Australia For Six Months

After a ten minute conversation with the homeowners, we took our first flight to the other side of the world on August 1, 2013, to house and pet sit in a town of about 1300 Australians called Kendenup.

Sheds Are Ubiquitous in Australia

Sheds Are Ubiquitous In Rural Australia

Check out the huge sheds that the folks in Western Australia have on their property. This one is large enough for a full workshop, yard maintenance equipment, a laundry, and room to play ball.

Enjoying Denmark in Western Australia

The town of Denmark in Western Australia appeals with it’s wooden boardwalks and cute shops and art galleries. There are amazing beaches and natural wonders nearby.

Welcome to the Joyful Journeying Photo Journal

We have been traveling almost continuously since April 2013. We have traveled across the United States and Canada, in Southeast Asia, Oceana and Central America.

Our travels lead us to discover so many wonderful places and we have so many great adventures. Along the way, we have learned how to travel extensively on our meager budget. We write about our adventures and assist others in realizing their travel dreams on our blog

The Joyful Journeying Photo Journal is our place to inspire you to have your own travel adventures. We share photographs and stories of the many sights that have made our lives richer and lots more fun.

We hope these images encourage you to see more of what this amazing planet has to offer!


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Marvelous Holiday Celebrations in Patzcuaro, Mexico

Marvelous Holiday Celebrations in Patzcuaro, Mexico

We had the opportunity to return to the pueblo magico, Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico for a lovely house sit. In December we had a splendid time watching the daily transformation of the Plaza Grande into a Christmas wonderland of giant figures.

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Seaweed Strewn Beach, Maine Coast

Seaweed Strewn Beach, Maine Coast

The central coast of Maine is known for it’s many picturesque beaches. Many of these beaches border the long necks that jut out into the ocean and are very rocky.

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