We’ve seen pelicans before, but were never able to get this close. These birds in Australia are huge-fully three feet tall! They have these enormous eyes that look like they were painted on.
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.
The most massive termite mounds we’ve ever seen are in Western Australia. They are often 10 feet tall and commonly encircle whole trees. The termites in Australia are voracious!
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 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.
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!
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.
The weather in Bali in January is hot and humid during the day. There are frequent rain showers. At night however it cools off and once the breeze picks up, is quite comfortable for sleeping.
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.
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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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.read more
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