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Why French Families Go Massively For Naturism

Ever since the beginning of naturism, France has been the number one country in the world where people like to drop their clothes. Today it’s not different. Nowhere else can you find such a huge amount of naturist places like in France. For many years, a common misunderstanding was that all the French just loved spending their time in the nude. They did not. Even though their country provided so many facilities for naturists, the large majority of the naturists enjoying those facilities were foreigners.

Today, things have changed a lot. During our nude road trip through France we were not only surprised by the huge amount of French naturists, but also by who they are. Lots of the French visitors we met at naturist campings around France were young couples and young families. What made this sudden change happen? Luckily we were in the right place, surrounded by the right people, to figure this out.

Naturists around the world have heard about Cap d’Agde and definitely in France it’s an established name. Most of all, the place is known because of the obscure stuff that’s going on. It’s largely a marketing thing. While naturist resorts around France kept their doors shut for even the smallest camera, Cap d’Agde was the first to embrace the media. It’s a story that has been used a million times by now. A journalist wants to find out what naturism is all about and decides to drop her (most of the times it’s a woman) clothes at Cap d’Agde.

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Source: Naked Wanderings

Original publication August 29, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 6 days ago

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No clothes? No problem for visitors at ‘naturist’ camp in Croatia

As an early pioneer of nudism, Croatia’s idyllic Adriatic coast has a long and storied history of people stripping down to swim and commune with their surroundings in the naturist tradition. But as the once wildly popular trend struggles to attract new followers, devotees are grappling with how to harness Croatia’s booming tourism industry to revive the glory days.

“For me, naturism is freedom,” says Dusan Salomon, a Slovenian who has been visiting Croatia’s largest naturist camp with his wife for nearly 50 years.

A tourist enters the water at the Kanegra naturist campsite, near Umag, in northern Croatia
A tourist enters the water at the Kanegra naturist campsite, near Umag, in northern Croatia

The 65-year-old man, who lives in Germany, also jokes that it is a frugal style of vacationing since they save money on swimsuits.

“Everyone feels more free (here), one is what one is,” adds his wife Katarina, sitting in the shade next to their trailer.

The couple consider themselves lucky to have a daughter and 20-year-old grandson who also join them for summers at Koversada, the sprawling naturist complex based around an islet off Croatia’s northwestern Istria peninsula.

By and large, the camp clientele is aged over 40.

“For younger generations, naturism is simply not sufficiently attractive, as it was to their parents,” says Nenad Skuflic, camping manager of Adris Group, which runs Koversada.

At the camp, whose pine forested grounds spread out over some 100ha, guests are generally naked as they stroll around, play sports or ride bicycles outdoors.

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Source: Star2

Original publication AUGUST 20, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 3 weeks ago

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NAKED THEFT Barcelona now so ravaged by tourist muggings that cops are giving out robbery ‘survival kits’ to victims on the beach
BARCELONA has become so besieged by tourist thefts that police are handing out survival kits to beachgoers who have their clothes pinched while taking a dip in the sea.

The initiative is particularly appreciated by nudists visiting the beaches of Sant Sebastia or Mar Bella, according to reports.

The Urban Guard of Barcelona is looking after victims of theft by giving them bags containing four practical items – flip flops, a T-shirt provided by Barcelona City Council, trousers and a one-way Barcelona Metro ticket.

El Pais reports that the “theft kit” is especially designed for holidaymakers returning to their belongings on the beach after a swim, only to find their gear has been swiped.

Cops in Barcelona have special kits to hand out to holidaymakers targeted by criminals on the beaches
Cops in Barcelona have special kits to hand out to holidaymakers targeted by criminals on the beaches GUÀRDIA URBANA

Since the holiday season began, cops have handed out 174 kits between May 27 and August 21.

This is a rise from three years ago, when 120 were provided from May to September.

The jump echoes a rise in reported crime in the resort location, with deputy mayor Albert Batlle saying there’s a “security crisis”, including at its crowded beaches.

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Source: The Sun

Original publication 26 Aug 2019

Posted on NatCorn 3 weeks ago

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Pursuing My Passion About Nudism and Body Acceptance

Everyone is passionate about something – I happen to be passionate about nudism and body acceptance. I am also passionate about Arizona – one of the best places on the planet to live and play. And when I can combine my passions and share with others, then it makes the entire experience extra special.

In 1980 I was one of the founders of a nude travel club called Arizona Wildflowers. We’ve had a lot of fun with the name, calling ourselves “Blooming Idiots” and “Arizona Weeds.” I’m sure others have had other names for a group that at one time topped over 200 active members of ASA/AANR. We camped, hiked, boated, traveled in motor homes, and even attended a number of clothed activities (attending the local horse track, for example) just because we enjoyed each others’ company. Probably 30 years ago I became the sole owner/operator of the business and have continued to have at least one very popular activity – the nude white water raft trips through the Grand Canyon.

Elves Chasm Nude Grand Canyon Swimming HoleThe Grand Canyon is visited by more than 6 million people a year. Most of these people are not Naturists.

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Source: Review Resorts

Original publication February 27, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 4 weeks ago

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Tell me how you are and I will tell you which beach in Fuerteventura to go to
The Canary Island in five essential beaches

Whether you run away from the wind and the crowd or dream of a calm sea, as if you are looking for the perfect wave or postcard photo, Fuerteventura has a place reserved for you.

Fuerteventura from beach to beach
Fuerteventura from beach to beach

If we were to define the beaches of the island with few words, these would be white sand, turquoise waters and wind! But there is a corner where you can take refuge from it, we have found it in the northwest, in El Cotillo, where La Concha beach is located. The residents have managed to sunbathe with peace of mind creating small circular walls of volcanic stone, called corralitos.

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Source: Conté Nast Traveler

Original publication 05.08.2019

Posted on NatCorn 16th August 2019

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Cornwall is the second most family-friendly holiday destination in Europe
It was the top spot within the UK

Cornwall has been picked as one of the best family-friendly holiday destinations in Europe.

Planning the perfect family holiday is no easy task, with parents facing the challenge to keep their children entertained.

From ensuring there are hotels that cater to family needs, checking the area has plenty of activities and keeping travel time to a minimum, there are multiple factors that contribute to the perfect family holiday.

Thankfully, Columbus Direct has analysed popular holiday destinations within a 5-hour, or less, flight time from London to show the 20 best locations for a family-friendly holiday.

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Source: CornwallLive

Original publication 30 JUL 2019

Posted on NatCorn 7th August 2019

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12 great nudist beaches in Spain
Discover the most inviting coves to strip off on, from Cabo de Gata in Almeria to Son Real in Mallorca

The sea breeze, the invigorating heat from the sun, and the sound of the waves – everything about these well-kept beaches makes you want to strip off and enjoy feeling the elements on your bare skin.

A group of swimmers without a swimsuit on the Granada beach of Cantarriján, in Almuñécar (Granada).
A group of swimmers without a swimsuit on the Granada beach of Cantarriján, in Almuñécar (Granada). @NANYFOTOGRAFIA

From a total of around 3,000 beaches in Spain, there are around 450 nudist ones, which are more exclusively so before the second half of June when high season kicks off. The Spanish Naturist Federation’s website has a map of their locations along with tourist information centers and a list of associations.

Shedding inhibitions is trending, even if the use and abuse of the cameras on our ever-present cellphones is somewhat off-putting.

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Source: El Pais

Original publication 26 JUL 2019

Posted on NatCorn 4th August 2019

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Back to basics: Can Croatia revive nudism’s glory days?
As an early pioneer of nudism, Croatia’s idyllic Adriatic coast has a long and storied history of people stripping down to swim and commune with their surroundings in the naturist tradition.

But as the once wildly popular trend struggles to attract new followers, devotees are grappling with how to harness Croatia’s booming tourism industry to revive the glory days.

“For me, naturism is freedom,” says Dusan Salomon, a Slovenian who has been visiting Croatia’s largest naturist camp with his wife for nearly 50 years.

Devotees of naturism in Croatia are trying to revive the glory days of the tradition on the back of the country's booming tourism industry
Devotees of naturism in Croatia are trying to revive the glory days of the tradition on the back of the country’s booming tourism industry

The 65-year-old, who lives in Germany, also jokes that it is a frugal style of vacationing since they save money on swimsuits.

“Everyone feels more free (here), one is what one is,” adds his wife Katarina, sitting in the shade next to their camp trailer.

The couple consider themselves lucky to have a daughter and 20-year-old grandson who also join them for summers at Koversada, the sprawling naturist complex based around an islet off Croatia’s northwestern Istria peninsula.

By and large, the camp clientele is aged over 40.

“For younger generations, naturism is simply not sufficiently attractive, as it was to their parents,” says Nenad Skuflic, camping manager of Adris Group, which runs Koversada.

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Source: Bangkok Post

Original publication 19 JUL 2019

Posted on NatCorn 22nd July 2019

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Woman, 52, is the ‘happiest she’s ever been’ after ditching clothes to become a naturist
A WOMAN has opened up about how “whipping of her clothes off” helped her regain confidence after “everything went wrong at the same time”.

Jane Baker, a first aid trainer, hit rock bottom after losing her job and relationship.

But when the 52-year-old spotted an advert in a local paper for an event at a naturist B&B, it all changed for her.

Now the mum-of-four admits that stripping off at the nudist hog roast party changed her life.

Speaking about the experience, Jane, from Carmarthen, South West Wales, said: “I stuck out like a sore thumb when I arrived. [It was] surrounded by three dozen or so strangers, all completely nude.

“But after I whipped off my clothes I felt the most comfortable I had in years.”

HAPPY: When she began naturism it changed her life
HAPPY: When she began naturism it changed her life

Jane, whose confidence was at an all-time low, will never forget her first foray into nudity.

She added: “Everything seemed to be going wrong at the same time and I knew I wanted to get away from it all, but I couldn’t afford a holiday abroad so decided to look for somewhere closer to home, which was when I found Acorns [Naturist Retreat in Tiverton, Devon].

“Driving down there I had to pull over twice and collect my thoughts – I was nervous beyond belief. When I finally got there it turned out to be one the most surreal moments of my life.

“On one side of me was a woman absolutely starkers doing her knitting by the pool, on the other side of me was a gentlemen in the buff doing the Telegraph crossword.”

“But the thing that struck was that, after 10 minutes, I completely forget that everybody was naked and started seeing people for who they are.

“That’s the beauty of naturism. When you take your clothes off you’re quite literally taking away the barriers and that’s the best way to meet new people.”

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Source: Daily Star

Original publication 18th July 2019

Posted on NatCorn 20th July 2019

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SEX ON THE BEACH: Why a Newbie Naturist Should NOT Visit Cap d’Agde!

We’ve been at least a half dozen times over the past twenty years, usually staying for two or three nights en route to another naturist destination. But this time, we were simply making a day visit with a couple friends – one a confirmed naturist, the other, new to the concept, but most certainty social nudity curious.

We did the best we could to prep them for this visit to the Naked City. For our naturist friend, this was something of a pilgrimage, having read so much about the most expansive naturist enclave in the world. And to be sure, depending where you’re looking on the internet, the place sounds like naturist Utopia. 24/7 nudity – in the shops, restaurants, and even in the post office. You can easily think you’ve got a good pulse on the place on the web without bumping into the language about foam parties and libertines (swingers) if you’re simply searching for the ultimate naturist destination.

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Source: The Meandering Naturist

Original publication JULY 8, 2019

Posted on NatCorn 15th July 2019

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The “Right to Bare All”… and other news from Ile du Levant

If you’re a keen advocate for naturism, and you haven’t yet made a visit to Ile du Levant, you need to move that up on your bucket list. It’s one of a handful of places that has self-identified as the birthplace of naturism. (Germany and Croatia contend for this distinction as well!) At the very least, it seems to be something of a naked renaissance town at the moment, but more about that later.

Part of the adventure of coming to the naked island in France is catching the ferry from the port of Le Lavandou. Since the boat makes two stops, one at Levant, and the other at neighboring Port Cros, it’s fun to play the “I wonder who will get off the boat on which island” game. This time, the boat was quite full, and nearly every person on board disembarked at the first stop – Ile du Levant!

Mind you, we had been in transit for nearly twenty-four hours having made our way from Newark Liberty Airport, through Brussels, then on to Marseille. After another two hours in the car, and a 40-minute ferry crossing, I was itching to embrace the late day Provençal sunlight, free from the bondage of North American travel-wear! Thirty meters up the path from the port, a quick bathroom stop, and voila! Naked!!

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Source: The Meandering Naturist

Original publication 23 June 2019

Posted on NatCorn 7th July 2019

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Once in life… Camila Salazar went to a nudist beach with her boyfriend and shared the photo on Instagram
With her boyfriend, radio producer Ignacio "Mela" Meliton, they packed their suitcases and went around the world.

The panelist of "Incorrectas", Camila Salazar, and the radio producer Juan Ignacio "Mela" Meliton armed the suitcases and set out to tour several countries together.

The nude photo of Salazar and her boyfriend (with emojis) on the nudist beach.
The nude photo of Salazar and her boyfriend (with emojis) on the nudist beach.

The idea of ​​the couple, who will marry in September of this year, is "to generate a beautiful network of travelers around the world where the learning of cultures is reciprocal". "We want to inspire them to understand that traveling is possible and you do not have to be a millionaire (much less) to achieve it, you just need to be practical, organized, responsible and have a nice energy to cross with incredible people to help you in your goals," he said. Camila.

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Source: Clarín

Original publication 04/09/2019

Posted on NatCorn 15th April 2019

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Naked in the Canarian paradise
What do the Canary Islands have to be one of the best nudist destinations in the world? Take off your clothes and discover the pleasure of feeling the elements on the skin

David Gray says that she is a nudist from the moment her mother took off her diapers. That's more than 40 years ago. "I have lived naked almost all my life. Obviously I wear clothes when circumstances force me, but in my house I'm naked and I have fingers left over to count the times I've worn a swimsuit, "he explains. Tenerife born and Lanzarote adopted, the warm and privileged climate of the Canary Islands plays in their favor. In fact it is the climatic factor that first names when trying to explain why the archipelago is one of the main focuses of nudist tourism in Spain and Europe. In the Canary Islands the summers are pleasant and the winters are very mild. An eternal spring of sunny days, blue skies and stable temperatures, which invites you to shed your clothes and enjoy a more direct contact with nature 365 days a year.

The second key factor is "freedom" . As indicated by David Gray, president of the Naturist Association of Lanzarote , "The Canary Islands is one of the few communities that has hardly put restrictions on the practice of nudism on their coasts." Only in 4 of the 77 Canarian coastal municipalities (Tías -Lanzarote-, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tazacorte and Breña Alta -La Palma-), nudism is expressly prohibited on its beaches, which on the land means that in the Canary Islands no problem to find where to bathe or sunbathe naked. The catalog is wide and varied, from the kilometer-long beaches of white sands of Fuerteventura, where you can find, for example, the largest nudist beach in Spain, Cofete, to the beaches of the south and north of Gran Canaria, the small coves of La Gomera or some natural pools of El Hierro. "In the north of Lanzarote there is even a village, Charco del Palo , in the municipality of Haría, which is practically nudist. There are naturist lodgings and you can go without clothes down the street, "says David Gray, referring to what is considered one of the first naturist centers in the world .

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Source: La Nueva España

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Posted on NatCorn 6th April 2019

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Spanish holiday islands including Ibiza and Mallorca vote in favour of protecting tradition of nude beaches
A motion to protect nudism throughout the Balearic Islands was brought to the regional parliament and was unanimously approved on Thursday

Holidaymakers jetting off to Ibiza and Mallorca can let it all hang out this summer with the popular holiday isles taking measures to protect and promote their “naturist tradition”. A motion to protect nudism throughout the Balearic Islands was brought to the regional parliament by left-wing party Podemos and was unanimously approved on Thursday by the parliament’s Commission for Social Affairs and Human Rights.

Visitors relax at Sunset Ashram at Cala Conta
Visitors relax at Sunset Ashram at Cala Conta

It called on regional president, Francina Armengol, to respect nudism. “The parliament of the Balearic Islands urges the government to recognise the naturist tradition of the Balearic Islands and its practice in freedom, tolerance and respect for people and the environment,” the motion read. The parliament will also urge the government to properly signpost beaches where stripping off is allowed. “It is a way of living in harmony with nature, characterised by the practice of being naked together,” it said.

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Source: inews

Original publication March 22nd 2019

Posted on NatCorn 23rd March 2019

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That Naked Feeling

We’re headed on vacation in a week. Just a quick getaway for my wife and me. We’re headed to Cypress Cove in Kissimmee for the first time. I’ve heard good things and considering that we live in the Midwest U.S. and haven’t felt 75+ degrees since October, understandably, we can’t wait to go.

Yes, I’ll be writing a blog post about our experiences and why (or why not) Cypress Cove would be a great destination for the first time or new naturist/nudist couple. Today though I woke up extra excited for our trip. It’s still a few days away but for me, the trip has already begun in my head.

While most of our friends don’t know too much about the naked vacations my wife and I go on throughout the year, the few that do always hit on the same topics. “Isn’t it really sexual?” Nope, not at all. I know it sounds impossible, but it is actually not a sexually charged environment at all. It feels more freeing and open. No one is judging one another. It’s all about body acceptance and enjoying the day in your own skin. I’ll explain more later.

“Isn’t it embarrassing walking around naked with your privates hanging out?” It’s actually pretty comfortable and when you’re naked and everyone around you is naked too, you really don’t notice. I’ll admit, at first it was unnerving walking around without clothing but that lasted all of about 15 minutes. And surprisingly, when you’re around other naked people, you really don’t notice it after awhile. Your skin is your “clothing.”

“What do you do all day when you’re naked?” Well, it’s really what won’t you do… which brings me to the purpose of this post. I can’t wait to get to Cypress Cove. I’m excited to see their property because they offer so much to do. Yes my wife loves laying by the pool and tanning in the sun or skinny dipping in the pool. I do too. But for me, it’s all that plus everything else that you can only experience when you are at a safe, clothing optional/nude property and surrounded by other like-minded individuals. Let me explain because here’s where a naked vacation is unlike any other trip you’ve ever had. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Our Clothing Optional Trips

Original publication 27/02/2019

Posted on NatCorn 11th March 2019

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New routes, new airlines and new tech for Cornwall Airport Newquay
The year ended on a high with passenger numbers up 20% year-on-year in November and 7.3% in December compared with 2017.

A busy 2018 at Cornwall Airport Newquay (CAN) saw a number of new routes announced, including the much anticipated link into an international hub, London Heathrow; StobartAir adding London Southend (under the Flybe franchise) to its portfolio of routes; and a new airline partner, Scandinavian flag carrier, SAS, introducing a new link to Copenhagen. There was also an increase in passenger numbers in the winter months with Ryanair extending its popular Alicante service to a year-round operation as well as technological advances in both the passenger check-in process and onsite car parks.

The year ended on a high with passenger numbers up 20% year-on-year in November and 7.3% in December compared with 2017. 450,000 passengers used the Airport with projections for overall passenger growth by the end of the financial year meaning a 5th consecutive year of growth.

Cornwall Airport, Newquay
Cornwall Airport, Newquay

Last year saw the Airport make some exciting announcements for both new and existing customers. New charter holiday provider Superbreak announced short breaks to Iceland (Q1 2019) which was enthusiastically received by customers. This continued with Ryanair’s extension of the Alicante summer route becoming year-round, offering a much demanded winter sun destination from Newquay.

Eurowings added to the Airport’s strong German portfolio with new routes, improving the connections for European tourists, an added bonus for many local businesses. This growth within the Eurowings offering gave Scandinavian airline SAS the confidence to announce a new Copenhagen route, bringing the opportunity for further inbound tourism into Cornwall from the Danish and wider Scandinavian market.

Managing Director Al Titterington comments: “We’ve had some fantastic new routes announced over the last year. The Copenhagen route has already proved popular with the Danish market, with flight dates being extended before the first flight has even landed!”

“With our German routes already bringing new visitors into Cornwall, it is hoped that we see this replicated with Scandinavian customers and will continue to grow the international passengers keen to see more of our beautiful county. With our new connection to London Heathrow starting in March this year, we hope that we will see far more tourists from further afield, such as the USA and Asia, who can now easily connect to Cornwall via Heathrow.” Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Travel Daily News

Original publication 11 Feb 2019

Posted on NatCorn 18th February 2019

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Naturist tourism: An option to enjoy freedom dressed as it came to the world
Today, in Europe, it is possible to play naked golf, ride horses, play tennis or simply walk totally naked.

As well as adventure, cultural or gastronomic tourism, naturist tourism is a reef that moves some millions of dollars a year and has conquered more and more adepts as well as enjoying beaches where you can walk and sunbathe completely naked, you can Enjoy various other activities dressed as he came to the world.

Naturist tourism already has luxury resorts, cruises and many facilities in dozens of countries around the world, where visitors feel free to walk totally naked.

In Spain, you can enjoy this experience more and more widespread in impressive natural environments in geographies as diverse as the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands and in Andalusia, mainly in Almeria and Malaga and along the coast of Spain.

In France, every summer 3.5 million people opt for naturism including 2 million foreigners. Germans, Dutch, British, all are attracted by the sun and French beaches where you can sunbathe without clothes. France is the most visited destination in the world by naturists. Without clothes, without social barriers, that is why France every year conquers more followers of this practice. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 01/20/2019

Posted on NatCorn 23rd January 2019

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Nudist mecca reopens its pools more than three years after it was destroyed in deadly wildfires – and day passes start at just $25

  • Harbin Hot Springs in Middletown, California is accepting reservations online
  • It will resume accepting visitors beginning this Saturday
  • The popular hot springs resort was devastated by the 2015 Valley Fire
  • Four died and 76,000 acres were destroyed in the Northern California blaze

A nudist resort near San Francisco is reopening its doors for the first time in three years after a wildfire left it in charred ruins.

Harbin Hot Springs in Middletown, California is now accepting visitors who pay $25 for day passes from Monday through Thursday and $35 on Friday.

The resort will resume operations on Saturday [19 January201], according to the SF Gate.

Burned out remains of the popular nudist destination, Harbin Hot Springs, is seen after the Valley Fire roared through the area near Middletown, California on September 14, 2015
Burned out remains of the popular nudist destination, Harbin Hot Springs, is seen after the Valley Fire roared through the area near Middletown, California on September 14, 2015 AFP/Getty Images

The same heart-shaped pool is seen above after its refurbishment
The same heart-shaped pool is seen above after its refurbishment Harbin Hot Springs

In September 2015, the Valley Fire which started in Lake County quickly spread and destroyed more than 76,000 acres in Northern California, killing four people and destroying almost 2,000 buildings.

It took firefighters about a month to fully contain the wildfire, which caused at least $921million in insured property damage.

At the time, the Valley Fire was the third most destructive fire in California history.

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Source: Daily Mail

Original publication 17 January 2019

Posted on NatCorn 21st January 2019

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Raciest [sic] travel trends of 2018 REVEALED – from naked diving to stripping on the slopes
HOLIDAYMAKERS have enjoyed getting their kit off abroad. Numerous naughty travel trends arose in 2018, from naked skiing to scuba diving in the buff.

Holidaymakers have enjoyed ditching their clothes in 2019.

Over the last year, dozens of exhibitionists flashed their bare bodies on holiday.

MAKING WAVES: This naughty scuba trend has swept Instagram
MAKING WAVES: This naughty scuba trend has swept Instagram INSTAGRAM/GET NAKED AUSTRALIA

While some stripped off to feel at one with nature, others did it to garner the attention of their Instagram fanbase.

Here are the naked travel trends people have been brave enough to try this year. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Daily Star

Original publication 27th December 2018

Posted on NatCorn 29th December 2018

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The Story of Clothing Optional Home Network

When my wife and I started our first Clothing Optional B&B in 2011, we had no expectation of making it a larger business. We simply wanted to take advantage of having a large home with beautiful grounds that was now just shared by two of us since we were now empty-nesters. With our backgrounds and experience in the naturist world, customer service, hospitality and food & beverage…we knew we wanted to offer an “experience” for our guests and not just another bed and a breakfast. We were gratified and pleased with the response we received.

From the beginning, our guests were so complimentary and shared that they wanted more places where they could have a similar naturist experience. The concept of building a network of similar naturist bed and breakfast destinations with a low key, quality experience began to form. The dilemma was how to have more locations, but still have some influence on the guest experience. So, in formulating the plan we knew that screening & vetting of hosts, training, inspection and follow-up was the only way we could assure the level of quality at each location.

Certainly the “home-sharing” business model is big right now. However we also knew in that mass-market model there was NO screening, NO training, NO site inspection and NO follow-up on the guest experience other than guest reviews (which are sometimes less than reliable). We also felt that the large home sharing business model is the Wild, Wild West of the hospitality industry. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Review Resorts

Posted on NatCorn 22nd November 2018

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Dublin gets its first ever nudist-friendly B&B
Guests must follow ‘naturist etiquette’ or face being kicked out

Dublin’s first ever naturist-friendly B&B will allow guests to walk around nude – but with a few rules.

The Pine Tree House, located in Dublin 8, is offering rooms for prices as low as €55 a night, the Irish Naturists Association told its members.

Described as “more relaxed than typical guest accommodation”, the B&B will allow guests to walk around in the nude, the Irish Sun reports.

Breach of rules may result in booking cancellation with no refund
Breach of rules may result in booking cancellation with no refund AirBnB

But guests must follow “naturist etiquette” and accept the current law which says: “Public nudity is only deemed an offence when someone is intending to cause fear, distress or alarm, or engages in sexual activity.”

Any breach of the rules may lead to a booking cancellation with no refund.

The AirBnB advert for the property says: “We have a lovely 4 bed period house in the heart of Dublin 8, where you can kick off your shoes and the rest of your clothing if you so wish.

Clothing at the four-bed Victorian mid-terrace home is “optional” which means it’s about to individual guests whether or not they want to wear clothes. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Irish Mirror

Original publication 5 Nov 2018

Posted on NatCorn 15th November 2018

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Naked Tourism

When Shirley Mason was a young girl, she participated in an activity one summer that ended up being a life-altering experience.

“They would do special things during this two-week long summer camp and they kept talking about this one special thing we were gonna do,” she says.

It was something she has ended up doing relatively often: skinny dipping.

Philly Naked Bike Ride
Philly Naked Bike Ride

But as enjoyable as that experience was, Mason quickly realized such episodes would be few and far between. At the time, she was living way up in the northern U.S. – Minnesota, to be exact. “Every summer, there were only a few days of the year where I could go down to this area called Park Point and get in the water,” she says. “It used to drive me crazy because I love the water. But I love warm water.”

“So from the time I was a young girl, I was attracted to Florida.”

So the Sunshine State was the place where Mason established herself in the tourism industry as the executive director of B.E.A.C.H.E.S. (Beach Education Advocates for Culture, Health, Environment & Safety) Foundation and the brains behind the clothing-optional section of Miami-Dade County’s Haulover Beach, which is widely acclaimed as one of the world’s best nude beaches. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Ethical Traveler

Original publication 31 October 2018

Posted on NatCorn 7th November 2018

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My first time

In 1978 on my first holiday in Greece I paid a short visit to the island of Mykonos. Walking around the harbour I saw a notice: “Bathing costumes must be worn at all times. By order of the Mayor.” Was there some danger of freak waves that the Mayor was so anxious for us? Then I realised that what the Mayor must mean was that bathing costumes were the minimum required. From which it followed that people had been known to wear less. From which it followed that nudists actually existed in the contemporary world and not just in jokes about “nudist colonies”. If I had ventured to one of the beaches away from the town I would no doubt have encountered some, but of course I was ignorant of this.

A couple of years later in Karpathos I met an Irish couple who had been to a beach in Crete where people were apt to sunbathe naked. Every day there was a police raid. And before the strenuous walk down the beach the police of course needed to take a coffee at the beach bar. So the proprietor could send someone down the beach with the message that the police were on their way. And the police could truthfully report to their superiors: “We inspect this beach every day and there is never anybody naked on it.”

I had never understood the need to cover up and liked the idea of nudity when it was warm enough, and had occasionally sunbathed naked in a place where I could be sure of not being observed. So I was interested, you might say. But I wasn’t sure that I would be able to take off my clothes in front of a crowd of people. Then in 1984 when I visited the island of Naxos I found that one of the trips advertised by boatmen from the town harbour was a trip to “Aghia Anna Nudist Beach”. Now what was this? Of course at this time there was no Internet, and such things were not mentioned in newspapers or guidebooks. And who could I ask without embarrassment? A Nudist Beach sounded a very organised affair. I had visions of some sort of invigilator greeting me when I got off the boat and demanding that I take off my clothes there and then. Would I be able to? Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Irish Naturist Blog

Original publication SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

Posted on NatCorn 27th September 2018

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Southleigh Manor nudist holiday park near Newquay is up for sale
If you like your hols in the buff then this place is for you

The largest naturist holiday park in Cornwall is up for sale.

Southleigh Manor holiday park at St Columb Major, near Newquay, has been brought to the market.

The holiday business, where being in the buff is de rigueur, could be yours to own for a cool £1.1 million after owners Bob and Kathy Prescott decided to throw in the towel and enjoy a well-earned retirement.

Nudist Southleigh Manor holiday park near St Columb Major is up for sale
Nudist Southleigh Manor holiday park near St Columb Major is up for sale Southleigh Manor

The pair, who have been running the bare-all holiday park for 18 years, said they made up their mind to sell the site following the recent birth of their grandson, Harry.

Mr Prescott, now 69, said: “We’ve always liked Cornwall ever since coming down here on holidays. We came here to the park 19 years ago and the people who had it were struggling.

“After a conversation we ended up buying up the place. It turned out to be a very expensive holiday but we’ve done well out of it. But with my wife not being in the best of health and the birth of our grandson, we feel it’s time to enjoy our retirement and take it easy a bit more.”

Mr Prescott said that while there have been a few expressions of interest for the site already – which he could not divulge – he is not sure whether any new owners will want to keep the business au naturel as it currently is. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: CornwallLive

Original publication 29 AUG 2018

Posted on NatCorn 30th August 2018

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My first nudist camping trip

I made the decision to start my new journey and visit every nudist campground in Georgia. I pulled up a list and discovered 10 of them plus one across the border, all in the state from the north Georgia mountains all the way east to the coast.

My first stop was Native Woods in Darien,GA. Darien is a small town located right off I95. It is known for its moss draped live oaks, picturesque views of the coastal rivers and marsh and its civil war history. There are also several family-run shrimp boats that pepper the docks. Be sure to grab some wild GA shrimp to cook while visiting.

Being new to the nudist community, I had no idea what to expect on my first camping trip-but I knew I was ready. As I pulled in through the front gates, I entered with an open mind; excited and ready for my journey to begin! I was met by a nice gentleman who walked me to my site and explained the ins and outs of the property as well as proper etiquette and rules. We went over the layout of the campground including locations of the bathhouse and clubhouse. He then gave me a quick rundown of all of the living critters I may encounter while there. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: NUDE (N)ude (U)ltimate (D)estination (E)xplorer

Original publication 18th July 2018

Posted on NatCorn 16th August 2018