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.
Horse of the Year Street Parade 2014

May your adventures bring you closer together, even as they take you far away from home.

Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Paradise Valley Springs Wildlife Park, Rotorua
    She was not in the petting area!
  • The Tonka truck and chocolate cars decorating the top of our cake
    Class 2 and a Tonka toy
  • Tray of freshly baked bran muffins
    Random Acts of Kindness Day 2015
  • Salvation Army Brass Band
    Listening to the harmony of the brass band
  • Cancy canes spelling out Merry Xmas
    Thoughts on kindness
  • Lungs
    Organ donation
  • Budgeting for travel
    Can we afford (not) to go?
  • Sunken Gardens, Napier
    Marine Parade III

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.