“North Americans don’t understand… that our country is not just Cuba; our country is also humanity.” – Fidel Castro Is Cuba a repressive Communist country? Is Cuba a country of compassionate humans? These were questions my wife Lynn and I had before we set foot in Havana. Having traveled to over thirty countries on […]
About Rob Belles
I am a Board Certified Architect that enjoys working with people to create a unique solution that meets their specific needs. Using my critical thinking skills I can figure out how to economically find a space for that missing room, OR how to get the best value Vacation Experience without spending your life savings. I am a husband, father, and grandfather. I enjoy working around my house and yard. I work hard, and play (vacation) hard.
A Birds Eye View of Celebrity Cruises Cutting EDGE Design – Special Thanks to Celebrity Cruises for all the wonderful photographs/illustrations used in this post. This Monday, March 13th, I attended the Xciting Reveal of Celebrity Cruises newest Cruise ship – The Celebrity EDGE. The EDGE is “A Ship Designed to Leave the Future Behind”. […]
While walking about, I have run into people, buildings, animals, and even my own family. My daughters spent much of their childhood asking “Papa, what are you looking at?” The answer? I am “Looking for the Light” – or taking in the details. Architecture encompasses ALL the senses, and the four generally accepted dimensions of space […]
During our last visit to Puerto Plata we really enjoyed the Dominican Architecture! What do you think of when someone says the word “Architecture”? Grand? Fancy? Skyscrapers? Mansions? these are all correct but, there is also “Humble Architecture”, the small homes built by squatters, taking a life time to complete. During our last visit to the […]
ATTENTION all Architects, Contractors, Tradesmen, and Builders. Professional or Weekend Warriors. This is Not Building Trades Concrete WORK, it’s Voluntourism! Once you read this I hope you will be inspired to try fathom Impact +Travel. It is an opportunity to have a great vacation and USE your skills to give back and truly Impact the […]