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.

Low tech motorbike sun shade, Ubud, Bali

Ingenuious Low Tech Motorbike Sun Visor

The Balinese solution to a heated up motorbike using an opened-up cardboard box has the advantage of being free, and you don’t have to carry it along with you.

Housesitting in Western Australia

Our New Home in Western Australia For Six Months

After a ten minute conversation with the homeowners, we took our first flight to the other side of the world on August 1, 2013, to house and pet sit in a town of about 1300 Australians called Kendenup.

Lake Beratan as seen from the Mountains in Central Bali

Located in the mountains of Central Bali in the Bedugul region, Lake Beratan is considered a holy place by the Balinese and is a major water source for all of Bali.

southern cross flowers

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.

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.

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.

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.

Treetop walk at the Valley of the Giants, Denmark, WA

Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk, Denmark, Western Australia

Just outside of Denmark in Western Australia is the Valley of the Giants, where ancient tingle trees grow, some older than 400 years. You can walk in their canopies.

Plenty of lemons means lots of lemonade

Lemons grow year round in Western Australia. During our time visiting Australia we had lots of lemons and lots of lemonade.

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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Marvelous Holiday Celebrations in Patzcuaro, Mexico

Marvelous Holiday Celebrations in Patzcuaro, Mexico

We had the opportunity to return to the pueblo magico, Patzcuaro, Michoacan, Mexico for a lovely house sit. In December we had a splendid time watching the daily transformation of the Plaza Grande into a Christmas wonderland of giant figures.

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