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“Nude” Year’s Resolution Better Than New Year’s Resolution

Friday, December 29, 2006

Now is the time to make a “Nude” Year's Resolution. A Nude Year’s Resolution is different from a New Year’s Resolution and much more fun. In this article we’ll look at how to create a successful Nude Year’s Resolution.

As defined in Wikipedia, “A New Year's Resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a project or a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous.” Applying that to being nudist, a Nude Year's Resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to fun nudist lifestyle activities.

Why nudism? Why should anyone create a Resolution relating to the nudist lifestyle? The 50,000-member American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) explains that nudism “embraces the joy of living and experiencing nature in the most natural way possible. To relax and be nude is to let yourself be totally free…Our own self-esteem is enhanced by our ability to accept ourselves as we really are. We find it easy to accept others regardless of physical size, shape, or body condition. Moreover, social class distinctions, often indicated by clothing, disappear.”

Making a Nude Year’s Resolution is easy. Just follow some examples of good Nude Year’s Resolutions:

1) Spend an afternoon at a nudist resort, campground or beach

If you’ve never tried nudism outside of your home - or even the shower - there’s no better time than 2007 to get outside. How? Find a resort or campground or beach nearby and go there for an afternoon. Many resorts even give clothed guided tours to first-times. Get started learning the facts here. Make a commitment to try nude recreation, to spend a warm afternoon at a nudist campground or resort at least once during 2007.

2) Make a stay at a nudist resort part of your vacation

Spend a night at an American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) affiliated nudist or clothing-optional resort or campground. Find one here. AANR takes affiliation seriously and require member clubs to provide a wholesome and friendly environment. If you haven’t tried nudist recreation before, one of these clubs is a good place to start. Maybe you’ll be lucky and live near a few. If not, there are plenty nearby to popular U.S. tourist destinations from southern California to central Florida to New Jersey, New York and New England. Try something new.

3) Spend a long weekend with your significant other at a nudist resort or clothing optional resort

Spending quality time with your significant other is important. A nudist resort allows both of you to get away from the distractions of everyday life. Maybe plan the long weekend around an event, such as an anniversary or birthday. Of course, if you and your partner are new to nude recreation, talk about it first.

Alright, so those are 3 easy to do Nude Year’s Resolutions to think about. Here’s a few bad resolutions that should be avoided.

A bad resolution: “I want to get into perfect shape first before I go to a nudist resort”

This is a bad Nude Year’s resolution because no one cares how you look. Real people of all shapes, sizes, scars and ages go. A better resolution would be to use nude recreation as a way to live healthier this year. A healthy life means more nude recreation. Many nudist resorts and campgrounds have pools and recreational activities. Exercising nude is much more fun.

Another bad resolution: “I want go to a nudist resort even if I have to put it on credit cards.”

A common New Year’s Resolution is trying to get out of debt. A Nude Year’s Resolution that creates debt is not a good one. A better resolution is to plan out your budget and save up some money before taking any kind of vacation. A nudist weekend or vacation can be cheaper than a clothed one if planned properly. At the very least, there’s no need to buy vacation clothes!

A lot of people break New Year’s resolutions, but Nude Year’s Resolutions are more fun and easier to set and follow. Try it. A Nude Year’s Resolution may even help motivate you to keep a separate New Year’s Resolution, such as relaxing more, vacationing more, or having more fun in 2007.

Caribbean Nudist Resort is Hot This Winter

Friday, December 15, 2006

Literally. The temperature is in the 80s. During January, February and March, the temperature will stay in the 80s with a very slight chance of rain. That is the forecast.

On the island of Bonaire in the Caribbean is Sorobon Beach Naturist Resort, a small family-oriented nudist resort and a nice place to escape from the cold winter weather of North America.

This is a place where you can sit on a quiet beach and just lounge around naked all day in the warm sun...maybe read a book or two. The laid-back atmosphere of the resort reflects the tiny island of Bonaire, an island with no traffic lights.

Between lounging sessions, naturists can keep busy with other activities not typically found in United States resorts.

There’s nude snorkeling in the crystal clear water of the 4-foot deep bay the resort is on. Watch the fish and even sea turtles swim by. Snorkeling equipment is available at the resort.

On Mondays, a trimaran sailboat named the “Woodwind” takes visitors on a nude cruise. The boat takes passengers out to another snorkeling area during a 3-hour trip. According to the resort's website, “all you need is a towel, sun-cream and a smile.”

If you’d rather be captain of your own ship, the resort has kayaks available for use. Nude kayaking sounds like fun and a perfect way to see nature.

Twice a week, yoga classes are held on the beach. The small beachfront restaurant also has a bar. And if you just cannot get away from the Internet, the resort has wireless access.

For accommodations, the resort has about 40 one and two bedroom chalets for visitors to stay in and every chalet is within 50 yards of the sea. For a 1-room chalet, rates are about $150 a night during low season and just above $250 a night during peak season (winter).

Here’s an aerial photo of the resort using Google Maps aerial photo. The resort's website only has a limited aerial photo but this Google Maps view does a better job at showing how secluded the resort is. Zoom out and the small size of the island of Bonaire is clear.

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First-Time Nudist Reports to Overcome Jitters

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Being nude in public for the first time is a scary thought for many people. The thought keeps a lot of would-be nudist travelers from trying nudism.

Nudist resorts and campgrounds go out of their way to make it easy. Many even give a clothed guided tour to newbies.

If it still sounds scary,'s first-time reports section is now up to 64 first-time reports. This is worth a read if you are new to nudism.

There's nothing to worry about. Give nudism a try.

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What do nudists do in winter? Plan for warm weather Florida!

Friday, December 08, 2006

There are two clear facts about the weather in North America. First, December is cold just about everywhere. Second, the south warms up quicker than the north.

If you are a Canadian or from northern United States, there’s no better time than now to start thinking about warm weather nude recreation. This is the only way to get through the dreary winter!

Since outdoor nude recreation is best when the weather is warm and since Florida gets warmest first, with April likely to have some nice weather days, let’s look at the nudist resorts travel choices in Florida.

Cypress Cove is in Kissimmee and not far from Disney or the Orlando airport. There are hotel rooms available and plenty of activities including swimming pool, whirlpool, tennis, volleyball, recreation hall, a 50-acre freshwater lake, and 300 acres of wilderness. They also have regular exercise classes, dances and other activities. There’s no Mickey Mouse, but then again, Mickey Mouse was not a nudist...or was he?

Paradise Lakes is a nudist resort in Land O’Lakes north of Tampa and has lots of water activities on a big site. There are 2 water volleyball areas, 3 pools, 2 hot tubs, a lake and a 72 foot jet pool/whirlpool. There are also saunas, a piano bar, a nightclub, a restaurant, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, a gym, and assorted recreational activities. And if your hair is shaggy, they also have a salon.

Lake Como Resort is in Lutz, Florida, also just north of Tampa. The family nudist resort has a lake, a pool and a huge hot tub. There is a bar/restaurant, dance hall, tennis, volleyball, petanque and other activities. They even have a golf driving range.

Caliente Resort is among the fancier nudist resort settings in Florida. There are 2 water volleyball pools and 2 sand volleyball courts and regular tournaments. There are a lot of things to do to keep busy including is a swimming pool, hot tub, spa, a fitness center, fitness classes, restaurant, cantina, clubhouse, tennis courts, lakes, beach area, and a hotel.

Hidden River in Hudson is a charming naturist resort on 88 acres. It offers a pool, hot tub, camping, volleyball, canoeing, bicycling, petanque and trail riding.

Riviera Resorts in Pace, Florida is a quaint campground where nudists can get away from it all and get back to nature.

Sunburst is a charming 20-acre campground near Pensacola. They have 2 pools, tennis, volleyball, and other recreation.

Gulf Coast in Hudson, Florida is an 80-acre family nudist resort. There’s a pool, hot tub, pool bar, picnic areas, petanque, volleyball, and lots a space.

Edun Lake in Naples, Florida is another charming get-away-from-it-all 20-acre club. It has a pool, lake, camping, a bar, and a pavilion for activities.

Sunnier Palms near Fort Pierce, Florida has a 12-acre nature preserve, camping, pool, hot tub, volleyball, and petanque. The campground, according to their website, offers visitors “peaceful, country naturism”.

Florida also offers nude beaches. Haulover Beach near Miami is popular.