A category developed originally to share architectural travel experience with our clients and followers. In the winter of 2014 the we opened our own travel agency so that we can teach people to Travel Like an Architect™! We are seeking to dispel the thought that “International Travel” is too expensive, and to teach people how they can travel with their families afford-ably! Older posts were left up as A collection of photos and narration written by an architect about a variety of architecture. The posts are written about different places we have visited. The places may be historic, famous, distant or very nearby. All of the posts contain photos. The final post in this category contains links to “Belles Word Travel” Lynn & Rob Belles Cruises Inc.’s Website where you can shop for a vacation find links to the Social Media Sites where architectural travel posts are continuing..
A new Country and port for us: Terre-de-Haut Island, in the Îles des Saintes, Guadeloupe. Our new found Cruise friends John and Stephanie suggested we rent scooters to “see” the island. This turned out to be one of the best decisions, and stops, of our two week Windstar Cruise.This was not as easy a task […]
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 […]
I mean we know what you are thinking, because most of you are not booking! That’s why the price is so appealing… But what would be wrong with doing one day of work in an exotic place during your 7 Day Luxurious Vacation? 1. You might teach something. 2. You might learn something. 3. You will help someone. While traveling deep into a culture engaging with it’s working class people. When are you ever going to get a chance to do that? “fathom” makes all the arrangements and even gives you a comfortable ride there. The best part is that it is included in the cruise fare which right now is WAY below market rate.
What do Architects read in the Bathroom? The Hippest Winery in Ensenada Mexico! Our bathroom is just full of Architecture Magazines….. Rob reads them from cover to cover. He has always said that he doesn’t understand the need to require Architects to track their continuing education. A good architect just does- keeping pace with […]
Early in 2014 Lynn and Rob Belles, the owners of Belles Firm of Architecture, opened “Belles World Travel” Lynn & Rob Belles Cruises Inc. Through this affiliation, they have access to the best cruise and land vacation deals and exclusive, elite product and service offerings. With their help you can Travel Like an Architect too! Get […]