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.
Lone Star restaurant and Art Deco accommodation

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors.

Terry Pratchett
  • Diwali Festival of Lights, Napier
    Taking in the sights, sounds and smells of India
  • Girls playing
    The age of a child and how to stretch your budget
  • Extra virgin olive oil and rice bran oil
    Running a diesel vehicle on waste veggie oil
  • Sunrise behind Slipper Island, Coromandel, New Zealand
    A new day
  • Heated play pool with water spouts
    Ocean Spa, Napier
  • David Trubridge's Ecliptic sculpture
    Marine Parade VI
  • Part 10: How to choose a mobile home
    Part 10: Power
  • Plane sign
    Airports in Germany

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.