Friendly Kangaroo in Uralla Wildlife Sanctuary, Western Australia

Although kangaroos in the wild can be dangerous, once they become used to people, they are quite friendly and approachable.

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.

Kelloggs Rice Bubbles Cereal

Of course there are many American products that are not available in Australia, jus as there are products here that you would never find in the U.S. And some products are available in both places with interesting changes.

Rogers Is My Favorite Australian Beer…So Far

Little Creatures restaurant and brewery in Fremantle, Western Australia is a local legend, for their tasty beer, creative appetizers and the view over the ocean from the upper floor.

canola fields in Western Australia

Canola fields in Western Australia

Laurie and I had never seen Canola growing before. Canola oil is evidently a popular product in Western Australia, at least judging by the yellow fields that border the roads.

Chienne, Jack Russell Terrier Has Energy To Spare

In Western Australia, we enjoyed the antics of an extremely energetic Jack Russell Terrier named Chienne. She is quick as a fox and effortlessly jumps three feet in the air.

Broad beans aka Fava beans are tasty when you cook them right

Fava Beans, called Broad Beans in Australia take a bit of cooking for them to be tasty. With a little bit of effort, we learned to enjoy this prodigious garden bean.

Giant Termite Mounds of Western Australia

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!

Lotus Flower

Lotus Flower at Karsa Spa, Ubud, Bali

This beautiful Lotus Flower at the Karsa Spa in Ubud, Bali symbolizes the serenity and calm that the recipient of their massages receive.

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.

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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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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