[stel-og-ruh-fee] noun

1. the art of being the star that you are

2. living your dreams

Origin: 2013; from Latin stella- + Greek -graphia

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A Kiwi family of 7 on a mission to lead an extraordinary life exploring our world.
Here is where we share our adventures, thoughts, and life.
Craggy Range Winery, Hawkes Bay

Family is a collective expression of individual perspectives--a living work of art.

Wes Fessler
  • Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay
    A tractor ride then quite a hike to see the gannets
  • logo Trend Report
  • Pauanui Beach pathway to Mt. Pauanui walk
    Playing in the sand and rock pools
  • Heavy vehicle road code and application
    Driver's theory tests
  • Birdwoods Sweet Shop & Gallery
    Beauty and nature - what more could you want?
  • Lake Taupo looking toward the mountains
    Part 2: Oh the possibilities!
  • Lone Star restaurant and Art Deco accommodation
    Marine Parade II
  • Seagull atop an old concrete retaining block on foreshore
    Spriggs park & playground

Our initial goal was to live in Germany.  Then we scaled that back to slow-travel New Zealand (so we might be able to adjust more easily to a different lifestyle, and work on developing a patchwork of income).

Now due to our situation we have come full circle and are throwing everything into a once-in-a-lifetime O.E. (overseas experience) starting and ending in Germany and hopefully seeing a few other European countries in between.

We've already experienced a bit of 'sticker-shock' when it comes to the price of temporary accommodation, hence considering a motorhome even though it will be the middle of winter (temperatures between 2 and 8 C); and are looking for practical ways to stretch our finances in general.

Join us for the adventure wherever it may lead; and if you happen to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, or would like to send us the winning Lotto ticket this week, please do get in touch!

Full, first or fictional - it's up to you