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

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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
  • Lake Taupo looking toward the mountains
    Part 2: Oh the possibilities!
  • Children's elephant money box
    Money, money, money
  • Rotunda ceiling in the Frimley Rose Gardens, Hastings
    Picnic under the rotunda
  • Hutchinson's Christmas Tree
    One of the beautifully decorated trees on our morning walks
  • Smilie face biscuits
    RAOK round-up #8
  • Chocolate cupcake with white spider web icing
    RAOK round-up #11
  • Lettuce planted in the garden
    The kindness we received
  • A bouquet for the first people to follow, like or tweet our story
    Thank you to our first followers!

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.  Sadly the 17-month European tour is now over and we are settling into life in New Zealand again.