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.

Australian Electical Outlet

Australian Electical Outlets Are Clever

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

Striking Princess Flower in Bali, Indonesia

The Princess Flower, also known as the Glory Bush grows wild in Bali, Indonesia. This stunning specimen was photographed on the roadside in the village of Tirta Tiwar.

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.

Tilling the rice fields in Ubud, Bali

Tilling the Rice Fields in Bali

In Bali, farmers use gas driven plows, looking like giant lawnmowers, to till a muddy rice field. White egrets follow them around, eating the small creatures that are unearthed.

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.

Bathers at Temple Tirta Empul

Bathing in the Holy Waters of Tirta Empul

The temple Tirta Empul is one of Bali’s most revered water temples. Here people with both physical and emotional afflictions can come to make offerings, pray and bathe.

Woman working in rice fields in Bali

Daily Beauty in the Rice Fields near Ubud, Bali

This woman working in the rice fields arrested my eye with themy shape her body made as she bent in the vibrant green rice field in her tangerine colored clothing.

White-breasted Waterhen, Ubud, Bali

White-breasted Waterhen in Rice Fields of Bali

The White-breasted Waterhen is a common sight in the rice fields of Bali, Indonesia. They feast mainly on the insects in the shallow water.

Welcome to the Joyful Journeying Photo Journal

We have been traveling almost continuously since April 2013. We have traveled across the United States and Canada, in Southeast 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

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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