Stellography

[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

Atlas' blog
Electra's blog
Vega's blog
Gemma
Castor
Pollux
Kita
Atlas Electra Vega Gemma Castor Pollux Kita
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.
RAOK round-up #6

If people sat outside and looked at theĀ starsĀ each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently.

Bill Watterson
  • Hastings Night Market
    Everyone loves bubbles!
  • Southern Germany to Denmark via Berlin map
    How do you know where to go?
  • German flag
    To Germany and beyond (in Buzz Lightyear voice)
  • Silver station wagon after crash
    Road works, conditions & dangerous driving
  • Diwali Festival of Lights, Napier
    Taking in the sights, sounds and smells of India
  • NZ Motorhome & Caravan Show
    Following our "How to choose a mobile home" series?
  • Centennial Gardens, Napier
    Centennial Gardens, Napier
  • Welcome Wednesday Cafe, Hastings
    Fluffies for the children in retro-chic cups & spoons

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

 

After several years, that wasn't happening so we came full circle and threw everything into a once-in-a-lifetime O.E. (overseas experience) starting and ending in Germany and aiming to see a few other European countries in between, drawing on all of our life savings to do so.

 

Initially we thought we'd document in a diary-like form what activities we did as we travelled and include our own helpful family advice, but incredibly limited mobile data put paid to that idea.  So now we are in the middle of overhauling our website to offer more on the 'bigger picture' of travelling in Europe on a budget and with family.

 

It has certainly been an experience and an adventure; at times a seemingly insurmountable challenge but with a few special bits in between.  It's not quite over yet either.