Breathtaking Dragon Fountain Sculpture at Ulun Danu Beratan

Extraordinary beauty from the remarkable landscaped grounds of the Ulun Danu Beratan, Temple of the Lake in Bali. This Huge Twin Dragon Sculpture is breathtaking.

baby roo in voluteers pouch

Wildlife Sanctuary for Baby Roos

Two women from the wildlife sanctuary had baby kangaroos in their apron pockets and Laurie got to pet one. They rescue the orphans and raise them til they can be released into the bush.

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

Australian Ringneck Parrot

Australian Ringneck Parrot

The beautifully colored Australian Ringneck is considered a pest by farmers in Western Australia because they decimate orchards and gardens. They call them 28’s due to their call.

Coffee and Cake at Gilberts Winery near Kendenup

We met some of our new friends for coffee in the garden at the Gilbert’s Winery, just down the road from where we are house sitting in Kendenup, Western Australia.

Halfway Round the World Is A Great Start

When we heard that Bali was a short, inexpensive flight from Western Australia, we were intrigued. And not deterred by the statement that it was full of Aussie tourists getting drunk on cheap beer.

Market in Ubud, Bali

Vibrant Community Market in Ubud, Bali

The bustling market in Ubud, Bali is jam packed with Balinese locals shopping for their daily groceries and materials to make canangs (offerings).

Woman working in rice fields in Bali

Daily Beauty in the Rice Fields near Ubud, Bali

This woman working in the rice fields arrested my eye with themy shape her body made as she bent in the vibrant green rice field in her tangerine colored clothing.

Low tech motorbike sun shade, Ubud, Bali

Ingenuious Low Tech Motorbike Sun Visor

The Balinese solution to a heated up motorbike using an opened-up cardboard box has the advantage of being free, and you don’t have to carry it along with you.

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…

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 JoyfulJourneying.com.

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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