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

Atlas' blog
Electra's blog
Vega's blog
Gemma
Castor
Pollux
Kita
Atlas Electra Vega Gemma Castor Pollux Kita
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

Today gives us a chance to love, to work, to play, and to look up at the stars.

Henry Van Dyke
  • Cook Strait, New Zealand
    Crossing the Cook Strait
  • Silk artist hanging upside down
    Havelock North Carnival 2014
  • The Great British Car Rally, Napier
    The strangest but most fun car we saw!
  • Birdwoods Sweet Shop & Gallery
    Beauty and nature - what more could you want?
  • Extra virgin olive oil and rice bran oil
    Running a diesel vehicle on waste veggie oil
  • St John ambulance
    New2NZ: What's up doc?
  • XE foreign exchange rate 28 July 2014
    New2NZ: Exchange rates
  • Icelandic flag
    What to see and do for families in Iceland

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.