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.

Terraced Rice Fields near Ubud, Bali

Terraced Rice Fields near Ubud, Bali

Rice is the staple food for Indonesia and rice fields can be found all over the island of Bali. In each of these fields can be seen rice in every stage of development, from newly planted to ready to harvest.

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.

Chienne, Jack Russell Terrier Has Energy To Spare

In Western Australia, we enjoyed the antics of an extremely energetic Jack Russell Terrier named Chienne. She is quick as a fox and effortlessly jumps three feet in the air.

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).

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.

Laurie and Neil at the Waterfall in Munduk

Waterfall in Munduk, Bali

This amazingly picturesque waterfall is in the interior of Bali between Ubud and the mountains and is a pleasant surprise after a tortuous walk down along a steep but paved path.

Porongurup Tea Rooms

Porongurup Tea Rooms in the Porongurup Range

The Porongurup Tasting Room is the only restaurant inside the Porongurup National Park where we visited to see the abundant and magnificent wildflowers.

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.

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.

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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