I began my naturist blog just over three years, and 300,000 hits ago. You can find my original post here written as we were preparing for an epic naturist journey across Europe, or my original splash page here, where I muse a bit about my philosophy of naturism.
Life has been good to us. We both (my wife and I) have careers that alternate between periods of great intensity along with opportunities throughout the year to avail ourselves to world travel. Our children are grown and on their own (though they still join us now and again on our naturist adventures), and we are fortunate to conjure up enough cash for a plane ticket now and again to an exotic destination. As I write this, we are at a small naturist resort in northern Thailand that is a haven of peace and serenity – finally, a chance to catch up on my blog.
What had not occurred to me when we first began seeking out naturist places – though it seems like a no-brainer when you stop to think about it – is that most naturist destinations are well hidden. (Especially those outside of Europe.) The extraordinary bi-product of that is the places you see and the people you meet. A week long stay at Playa Sonrisa near the Belize border of the Mexican Yucatan peninsula afforded us a day trip to Mayan ruins and a one-hour boat ride to the island village of San Pedro. Seeking out a naturist place in South Africa led us to a stay on a farm that has been in the family for several generations with a gregarious guy named Piet who took us on our own personal safari. And forging our way through the hills of southern Brazil led us to a village designed to be a naturist utopia nestled amidst giant iguanas and lush jungle foliage. Real places. Real people. Real stories. Places we would have never found had we not been looking for a warm, safe haven to escape the harsh winters of the Northeast. Not to mention oh so many fabulous places in Spain, France, Croatia, and Greece where one can exploit the most stunning of long naked summer days.
Blogging takes time. But I find a sense of rejuvenation in writing about our travels, hoping in the last place to accomplish two things: to provide real information about real naturist places and real naturist people in an effort to convey that naturism and the people who love it is not the stuff of sensationalist tabloid news; and secondly, to encourage those with an adventurous spirit to seek out and patronize naturist places so they will continue to thrive and multiply.
Thanks for reading my blog. In the coming months, I will be posting several new stories and reports about some of our sweetest finds in the naturist world. If you know of a place we should add to our list, leave a comment or send me an email. Life is too short to miss a good opportunity to get naked!
OUR TOP PICKS FOR GETTING NAKED
– AWAY FROM IT ALL
- Playa Sonrisa, Mexico
- A small resort five hours south of Cancun, almost to Belize
- Oriental Village, Thailand
- Surrounded by rice fields outside of Chiang Mai
- Colina do Sol, Brazil
- A hillside retreat with small hotel and houses to rent
- Hangin’ Loose, Hilo (Hawaii)
- Live in a rustic yurt on the Big Island
- Vritomartis, Crete (Greece)
- A beautiful resort in the southern-most part of Europe
- Hotel Panorama, Zakynthos (Greece)
- Family run hotel on the “quiet” end of the island
- U-Furu, Corisca (France)
- Rustic cottages and naturist hiking
- Club Origan, France
- In the mountains above Nice; stunning naturist trek
- Heliotel, Ile du Levant, France
- A boutique hotel on a mysterious naturist island
- Palmizana, Hvar (Croatia)
- Not really a naturist place, but lots of options nearby
- Harmony Nature Farm, South Africa
- A family owned farm with naturist cottages