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.
Craggy Range Winery, Hawkes Bay

For my part I know nothing with any certainty but the sight of the stars makes me dream.

Vincent Van Gogh
  • Tom Parker fountain, Napier
    Marine Parade I
  • Smilie face biscuits
    RAOK round-up #8
  • Waipawa River looking westward
    Enjoying a wade in the river
  • Mural on the rear of a Napier Countdown supermarket
    Part 1: Who is sharing this adventure?
  • Lone Star restaurant and Art Deco accommodation
    Marine Parade II
  • Extra virgin olive oil and rice bran oil
    Running a diesel vehicle on waste veggie oil
  • Looking to the distance along an unused bridge
    Building a stronger family
  • St Michel delivery truck
    Vehicle safety checks

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.