Watch Out For That Kangaroo

Some full grown species of kangaroos can weigh as much as 90 kilograms (200 lb). You don’t want one coming through your windshield. They are completely unpredictable and may suddenly jump in front of your car.

Homemade Low Fat Frozen Yoghurt in Western Oz

Western Australia is decidedly lacking in frozen confections and the few that are available have chemicals and cost too much. Our solution was to make our own low fat frozen yogurt.

Rogers Is My Favorite Australian Beer…So Far

Little Creatures restaurant and brewery in Fremantle, Western Australia is a local legend, for their tasty beer, creative appetizers and the view over the ocean from the upper floor.

Grandma Tingle Tree

Grandma Tingle Tree in Ancient Australian Forest

The burls and gnarled bark of this distinctive red tingle tree in Western Australia give it an almost human character…

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.

Huge, Tame Pelicans at Emu Point Marina

We’ve seen pelicans before, but were never able to get this close. These birds in Australia are huge-fully three feet tall! They have these enormous eyes that look like they were painted on.

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.

Broad beans aka Fava beans are tasty when you cook them right

Fava Beans, called Broad Beans in Australia take a bit of cooking for them to be tasty. With a little bit of effort, we learned to enjoy this prodigious garden bean.

Macaque Monkey in Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud

The Sacred Monkey Forest in the city of Ubud, Bali is a lush jungle area filled with troupes of monkeys. But visitors should be warned to be wary of the indigent monkeys, which are not friendly.

Indoor Bowls

Indoor Bowls With The Locals in Western Australia

In Western Australia, we learned to play “bowls” with the locals. The objective is to roll biased balls down the mat so that they stop close to a smaller ball called a “jack” or “kitty” and it is quite challenging.

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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