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.

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.

Housesitting Can Be A Boon For Gardeners

Growing our own vegetables while house sitting in Australia was an unexpected treat. House sitters can still do lots of activities they did at home, sometimes with unexpected results!

Watch Out For That Kangaroo

Some full grown species of kangaroos can weigh as much as 90 kilograms (200 lb). You don’t want one coming through your windshield. They are completely unpredictable and may suddenly jump in front of your car.

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Wildflowers in Porongurup National Park

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.

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.

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.

Albany Rock Oysters

Yummy, Petite Albany Rock Oysters

On the southern coast of Western Australia you can find the sweet and oh so delicious Albany Rock Oyster. These fresh, delectable bivalves are small in size and very affordable there.

1997 Australian Mazda

Driving On the Left Side of the Road At 110 Kilometers Per Hour

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.

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.

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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