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.

Breathtaking Dragon Fountain Sculpture at Ulun Danu Beratan

Extraordinary beauty from the remarkable landscaped grounds of the Ulun Danu Beratan, Temple of the Lake in Bali. This Huge Twin Dragon Sculpture is breathtaking.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Jack Russell Terrier Playing Soccer With a Basketball

Want to watch an amazing Australian dog dribble a ball? Chienne can dribble a large ball on both sides, like a professional soccer (futbol) player! She talks while she dribbles too.

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

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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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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