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.

Albany, WA Farmers Market

Albany Farmers Market, Albany, WA, Australia

The Albany farmers market in Western Australia is small but we found organic vegetables that we weren’t finding in the grocery stores, free range meat, and fresh baked bread.

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.

Bathers at Temple Tirta Empul

Bathing in the Holy Waters of Tirta Empul

The temple Tirta Empul is one of Bali’s most revered water temples. Here people with both physical and emotional afflictions can come to make offerings, pray and bathe.

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.

Lake Beratan as seen from the Mountains in Central Bali

Located in the mountains of Central Bali in the Bedugul region, Lake Beratan is considered a holy place by the Balinese and is a major water source for all of Bali.

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.

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.

Lotus Flower

Lotus Flower at Karsa Spa, Ubud, Bali

This beautiful Lotus Flower at the Karsa Spa in Ubud, Bali symbolizes the serenity and calm that the recipient of their massages receive.

1997 Australian Mazda

Driving On the Left Side of the Road At 110 Kilometers Per Hour

The roads are quite narrow in Western Australia-just one lane in each direction, and in places the speed limit is 110 km per hour, about 70 mph. It can get a little harrowing when the big trucks zoom by.

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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