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.
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Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Rummikub game
    What's there to do?
  • Lone Star restaurant and Art Deco accommodation
    Marine Parade II
  • Gemma's lego home and yard
    Shutting up shop at home
  • Spherical fern sculpture, Wellington
    Safe Travel
  • Painted traffic controller cabinets, Hastings
    Making the boring beautiful
  • Hawkes Bay A & P show, Hastings
    Who can resist a petting zoo?
  • Part 7: How to choose a mobile home
    Part 7: Will this mobile home be accessible & safe?
  • PVC tubing and end caps for travel tube
    Useful travel items #4 - Travel tube

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.