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.
Lettuce planted in the garden

Education is a lifelong journey whose destination expands as you travel.

Jim Stovall
  • Birdwoods Sweet Shop
    Like a kid in a candy store...
  • A bouquet for the first people to follow, like or tweet our story
    Thank you to our first followers!
  • Anberlin Logo
    Bopping Beats
  • Tray of freshly baked bran muffins
    Random Acts of Kindness Day 2015
  • Smilie face biscuits
    RAOK round-up #8
  • Lungs
    Organ donation
  • Registering a vehicle as a tourist in Germany
    Our Mercedes Vito for this tour
  • Some of the mainly merino baby hats headed to HB midwives
    Books and baby hats - more RAOKs

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.  It's not quite over yet either.