[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.
Lake Taupo looking toward the mountains

For my part I know nothing with any certainty but the sight of the stars makes me dream.

Vincent Van Gogh
  • 3 month round-up of life in Germany
    Tightrope walker, Esslingen
  • Hastings Night Market
    Everyone loves bubbles!
  • L plate for learner drivers
    Licence courses
  • Craggy Range Winery, Hawkes Bay
    Enjoying a change of scenery
  • Junk yard tools from 100% chocolate
    Chocolate Festival, Tuebingen
  • Recycling Centre
    Reduce, re-use, recycle, recover, rubbish
  • Our miracle home in the woods
    German bureaucracy
  • Tree weta

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!

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