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.

Topeng Tua Classic Balinese Dancer

In the classical Balinese dance called Topeng Tua the dancer performs slow dramatic gestures, including some, meant to be humorous. Performances are filled with stunning costumes and unique music.

Friendly Kangaroo in Uralla Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Australia

Although kangaroos in the wild can be dangerous, once they become used to people, they are quite friendly and approachable.

Cute Australian Creature Crossing Signs

Australia is of course well known for it’s variety of unusual animals. Since it is a very sparsely populated continent, these animals roam wild in the bush.

Futuristic Toilet

Futurama Public Toilet in Perth, Australia

This public restroom in a public park on the Swan River in Perth Australia reminded us of something from Futurama. A mechanical voice said that I had a maximum of, I think it was ten minutes.

Halfway Round the World Is A Great Start

When we heard that Bali was a short, inexpensive flight from Western Australia, we were intrigued. And not deterred by the statement that it was full of Aussie tourists getting drunk on cheap beer.

Australian Electical Outlet

Australian Electical Outlets Are Clever

Clever Australian Electrical Outlets have small switches for turning off individual sockets right at the source.

baby roo in voluteers pouch

Wildlife Sanctuary for Baby Roos

Two women from the wildlife sanctuary had baby kangaroos in their apron pockets and Laurie got to pet one. They rescue the orphans and raise them til they can be released into the bush.

Laurie mowing orchard in Kendenup, WA

Mowing a Twelve Acre Orchard Can Be Fun

The wonderful 12-acre orchard where we are house sitting in Kendenup, Western Australia has grass that needs mowing every few weeks. Thankfully, the homeowners purchased a brand new riding lawnmower.

View from the Stairway to the Bibbulmun Track

Today’s Adventure on the Southern Coast

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.

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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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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