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.
Our beloved caravan

If people sat outside and looked at theĀ starsĀ each night, I'll bet they'd live a lot differently.

Bill Watterson
  • Painted traffic controller cabinets, Hastings
    Making the boring beautiful
  • Mount Ruapehu
    An amazing view of Ruapehu
  • Arataki Honey Visitor Centre, Havelock North
    Our children get such a buzz from this place!
  • L plate for learner drivers
    Licence courses
  • Welcome Wednesday Cafe, Hastings
    So sweet - each child was greeted with an individual message biscuit
  • Bridge Pa Aerodrome, Hastings
    Watching the planes come and go
  • Part 9: How to choose a mobile home
    Part 9: Where will you put everything?
  • Lake Taupo looking toward the mountains
    Part 2: Oh the possibilities!

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.