Around the world, people are trying to maintain their sanity through creative means in light of the current pandemic and its unexpected effects upon work, travel, lifestyle and security. In response, people, especially on social media, have taken to performing parody songs, posing as works of art, ramping up their social activism, and wearing inventive forms of personal protective equipment. In addition, apps such as Zoom have seen their membership skyrocket as the human need for interaction meets the modern world of technology and connectivity.
Others are taking the unfortunate opportunity afforded them from social isolation to catch up on cleaning, learn new skills, such as origami, or completing the next great work of literature. In all cases, there is a longing to return to some form of normal, even if it is a new normal.
Those who enjoy travel have seen, over the last few years, many new variations on the standard travel excursion, such as eco-travel, experiential travel, bleisure travel and stay-cations. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, for most people, the stay-cation has become the go-to journey until the travel industry returns to its frenetic glory.
One unique stay-cation that might not make it to prime time is Nude Stay-cations. According to the American Association of Nude Recreation, the number of nudists just in the US top 213,000. With the obvious hiatus at nudist and clothing optional resorts, the enthusiastic and bare-all cohort has brought the party home. The website, meanderingnaturist.com reported, on April 5, 2020 about a nudist cocktail party set up like a Zoom meeting among friends who had enjoyed over 100 in-person gatherings throughout the years.
Original publication 20 April, 2020
Posted on NatCorn 10th May 2020
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