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.
Tom Parker fountain, Napier

May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.

Trenton Lee Stewart
  • PVC tubing and end caps for travel tube
    Useful travel items #4 - Travel tube
  • Icelandic flag
    What to see and do for families in Iceland
  • Hutchinson's Christmas Tree
    One of the beautifully decorated trees on our morning walks
  • Pauanui Beach pathway to Mt. Pauanui walk
    Playing in the sand and rock pools
  • Smilie face biscuits
    RAOK round-up #8
  • St Michel delivery truck
    Vehicle safety checks
  • Black and white female kitten that we hand-fed
    RAOK round-up #10
  • DIY stash sacks for our packs
    Useful travel items - #2 Tramping / hiking pack

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.