Mount Agung, Lake Batur, Mount Abang in Bali

Gunung Agung (left in this photo) is Bali’s most revered mountain. It lost it’s top in the 1963 eruption and is considered still active. To it’s right is Batur and then Gunung Abang.

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.

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.

Our own California pizza homemade in Western Australia

We had been jonesin’ for some pizza in Australia and the frozen stuff there tastes like cardboard. Fortunately, the homeowners in Kendenup, WA, had an old bread machine.

Baby Kangaroo in Crib

At the Uralla Wildlife Sanctuary in Western Australia baby roos are bottle fed by hand many times each day until they are old enough to feed on their own.

Australian Beer Coopers Extra Stout

Australian Beer. I Want To Try Them All.

Aussies like their beer. Although most things are more expensive in Australia than in the U.S., beer is particularly pricey. Local beers cost AUS$18 per six pack! So, we began our exploration slowly.

Balinese Wood Carving of Winged Lion

The Balinese are expert at wood carving, stone carving, batik, and painting. Tou can buy exceptional handicrafts throughout Bali Shops in Ubud sell wonderful art objects.

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).

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.

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

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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