At Joyful Journeying, we show folks of all ages how to nourish their desire for travel and embrace a future filled with fun and adventure!
2017 will begin our fifth year of almost continuous travel. We have traveled across the United States and Canada, in Asia, Oceana and Central America.
We have learned many lessons on making our meager travel budget go further, the most affordable places to live, and much more.
We are looking forward to visiting Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Columbia in the near future. And we have our sights set on Europe too!
We are just regular folks like you. In 2012, our California home of 12 years dropped in value by half. So we sold it and everything that didn’t fit into our Toyota Corolla and took the biggest risk of our lives. We began a life of travel and adventure.
If you have the heart of an adventurer, begin exploring what we have to share below:
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It has been fun attending the Plantagenet Pottery Group, here in the local shire. (Shire is like a county, American folks). I was fortunate to arrive in time to catch the tail end of people making sculptures for the annual art trails exhibition and was encouraged to...read more
This article, by Nomadic Matt does a fine job of providing good basic advice on becoming a house sitter as well as what is expected of you. The author also describes some pitfalls and challenges of house sitting. You can read the full article here. Read...read more
When Laurie heard Chienne barking and went to investigate she came upon a frightening sight. The little terrier was face to face with a lizard that belonged in the reptile house of some zoo. At least sixteen inches long with a fat, heavy body and a purple mouth, the...read more
One of our decisions regarding house sitting was to start with English speaking countries until we were more comfortable with the process of moving about the world. We did want to see the world though, so Australia was a great choice for a house sit. Now that we are...read more
We have had a busy month full of changes and too much for one post, but I will do a recap of our travels for those who want to read a lot. Then get more into what it is like here, in Kendenup, in the next post. We left Boston, after a quick visit to Portland, Maine,...read more
I took a break from writing while playing tourist, using our City Pass to visit sites in and around Toronto. The pass is good for 9 days, so we had to cram it all in, even with our leasurely two months of time here! As we visited the big ciy, at first I was pretty...read more
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