[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.
Public weigh station, Napier

One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.

Henry Miller
  • Black and white female kitten that we hand-fed
    RAOK round-up #10
  • Hastings Night Market
    Everyone loves bubbles!
  • The Tonka truck and chocolate cars decorating the top of our cake
    Class 2 and a Tonka toy
  • Gypsy Fair
    Researching what it might be like
  • Tree silhouettes against a pink and lilac sunset
    Beauty out the back door
  • Part 8
    Part 8: Taking a closer look at the water closet
  • Waipawa River looking westward
    Enjoying a wade in the river
  • Madison Bowey
    Art Deco weekend 2015 - Born to Move

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.