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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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