Spectacular views await the visitor to Mt. Barker Hill in Western Australia. Also, the tallest television tower in the Southern Hemisphere. Some spectacular wildflowers too!
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.
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.
This deserted stretch of beach in Western Australia has access to the Bibbulmun Track, a 1000 Kilometer trail you can hike from the city of Albany all the way north to Perth, about five hours by car.
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.
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.
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.
The Southern Cross Wildflowers in Porongurup National Park in Australia were tiny but gorgeous. The whole of the Porongurup Range is filled with a dizzying array of magnificent wildflowers.
Welcome to the Joyful Journeying Photo Journal
This year will mark our fourth year of almost continuous travel. We have traveled across the United States and Canada, in 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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Our tuk-tuk driver calmly squeezes into the impossibly narrow space, avoids the dog sleeping in the lane, then jogs hard left, missing by millimeters the old women walking two abreast with baskets on their heads.read more
The Petroglyph Complex near Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico is a unique and humbling experience. See amazing stone carvings from ancient times, a hike through natural beauty and an unbelievable waterfall among immense boulders.read more
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.read more
Near Portland, OR, the Columbia River flows though the Columbia River Gorge, a canyonread more
Although ghost crabs are considered nocturnal, the entire dry section of the beach at Marino Ballena was covered by the holes to their burrows.read more
The lush areas of Costa Rica are home to many waterfalls. This one, on the south pacific coast is in a remote area and is know only to locals.read more