Nudist Idea #9: Go on a Nakation

Naturism and vacation go well together. A naturist vacation is generally called a nakation (naked vacation). Think about going to a warm area, in the middle of nature or on a tropical sea shore and not having to wear anything but your smile, and you will have a fairly good idea of what a nakation is.

Image result for nakationA while back I wrote 5 reasons why nakation is the best vacation. Those 5 reasons are more valid than ever. Enjoying no tan line is beautiful. However, having to spend time with like-minded people is probably the most enjoyable part of a nakation. In a naturist environnement, everybody will be naked (although newbies can enjoy a first day clothed in some clubs) and you will be able to stay naked the whole holidays. And of course, you will make new friends who can become naturist friends for life opening new opportunities to spend naked time.

Related imageNakations can take many forms. The best is to chose a clothing optional resort. There are many such resorts in the Carribeans, in France, Spain and Greece for beach lovers, or in nature in many countries in the world. Search for naturist travel agents on the internet to find the right spot for your next nakation. Actually, there are so many naturist and clothing optional resorts and clubs that you can spend the rest of your holidays naked somewhere in the world.

If you cannot go to a naturist resort, you can still enjoy a nakation by spending time a the closest nudist beach or hiking naked as much as you can for instance. You can look for naturist-friendly rentals or secluded place in nature where you will be able to be butt naked. Over the years, I’ve discovered that once you have naturism in mind, it becomes possible to be naked in lots of places, even when they are not naturist per se. Sometimes, it’s just a matter of asking.

Whatever your choice of location, nakation is a great choice of holiday. No laundry, no tan lines, no worries! Travel light and spend a great time naked with your friends and families, because sharing is caring and it funnier!

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Nudist idea #8: Organize a naked dinner

Image result for naked restaurantInviting some friends for a dinner? Why not inviting some nudist friends and have a naked dinner? You can also grab the opportunity to invite non-nudist friends and let them know there will be some nudists at the dinner and if they do not mind, this will be a clothing optional dinner!

Nudist dinners are fun. The first good thing is that you do not have to care of what to wear. No formal suit, just your birthday one! Of course, you can always wear some nice jewelery, it’s a dinner and a perfect occasion to « overdress »!

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The second thing with is great about naked dinner parties is they are much more relaxed than clothed ones. By being naked, we know it will be a laid-back, cool and joyful moment among nudist friends.

Of course, if there are non nudist to the dinner you can propose that they get naked or stay clothed. Your naked dinner is a clothing optional one. However, there is good chance if your clothed friends accepted the dinner that they will undress sooner than later. I notices that it’s always more uncomfortable to stay clothed in the middle of naked people than the opposite. Surely because naked people are comfortable in being naked.

Image result for dine nakedOn the organization, prepare towels for your guest, as they may not think of bringing one, particularly if they are coming dressed and undress at your place (hint: if you are invited to a naked party, leave your place naked and drive to your friends if you can park close). You can also decide on the menu based on Naked Food Magazine for instance, with naked appetizers, naked entrees and naked deserts (in this context, naked means new authentic kind and enlightened diet, but hey, it’s naked like our guests).

Overall, have fun. It will be a memorable experience, and I’m pretty sure you will look forward to organizing others. Share you experience and comments below and remember to Get Naked, Stay Naked, Live Naked and Share the Naked Love!

When I Knew I Was A Naturist

I love stories of other naturists and particularly how they discovered naturism and when the epiphany was. This one is wonderful and shows once again that naturism is awesome and should be more widely spread and accepted.

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Please share your own story in the comments, or by email (campnaturalmn@gmail.com) and we will compile them and share them over time.

When I knew I was a naturist, it was long after I got comfortable being nude. I grew up exploring the wilderness areas of the Midwest, Canada, and the Rocky Mountains. On warm days you stripped and jumped in the water. There was no thought involved, it was a natural as the unspoiled lands we travelled through. But even with that backdrop, it was not until years later, and thousands of miles away, that the lightbulb went off about what naturism was, and what social nudity and body acceptance could do for a person’s mental health and physical wellbeing.

Travelling through the Europe I found myself in a small town and was befriended by two locals who showed me the area for a couple of days. It was…

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Nudist idea #7: Leave your #Naturist Magazines on your Coffee Table

If you like the #Nudist idea #5: Subscribe to a Naturist Magazine, then the next step is to share your passion for naturism, by letting your visitors read your magazines. And the best way, IMHO, to do this is to let those magazines on your coffee table for anybody to grab a copy.

coffee-table.jpgLetting those magazines and books (I’ll go over naturist books in a future post) openly available is a great ice breaker. Of course people who know you are a naturist will appreciate to have some topics to discuss, and people who do not know you are a naturist may be surprised by those copies, and this is where the rubber hits the road. And the question will pop up: are you a naturist? Your genuine answer will be yes, and you can start from there.

One may argue that those publications are adult publications. If it’s unfortunately true that they are generally sold in the adult section of bookstores, I really do not consider them as adult readings. They are focused on the naturist lifestyle, which social and  family-oriented, and therefore should be available to all public.

Of course, the stigma of naked bodies is still strong, this is why we should all be naturism advocates. As naturists, we know what naturism is, how we benefit from it and how others can benefit from it too. This is why it should be widely accepted and we need to recruit more naturists. After all, as previously said, naturism is legal in lots of countries. We therefore should not shy away of spreading around us we are naturists and we love it!

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Books on #naturism

Image result for naturist readingI added a page to this site entitled Books on naturism. I’m trying to provide you my dear naturist readers and friends the ideal naturist library. As I have written, it’s not exhaustive as it’s not my goal to reference all the books about naturism or with a naturist theme. However, if you came across a nice book about naturism or with a naturist/nudist theme, let me know so I can add it (with your name).

I’m a keen reader and naturism/nudism is one of my favorite topics with personal development, science fiction, thrillers and technology. I will therefore look forward to your recommendations and will update this page with books I will hopefully discover in the future.

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Of course, enjoy reading naked as it’s really the most comfortable way to enjoy a good book! Get Naked, Stay Naked, Live Naked and Share the Naked Love!

Nudist idea #6: Speak to your Friends about #Naturism

We all know that for most of us nudists, sharing with non-nudists our love and passion for nudism is not always easy. However, it’s a necessary step for a wider acceptance of nudism in our society. We all should be ambassadors of nudism with our close circle of friends and family.

Image result for nudist friendsBut sharing this can lead to some very awkward moment, as nudity is really taboo for many people. Having said this, we need to acknowledge the fact that naturism is a legal lifestyle in most countries in the world that have a local naturist federation. And I would reiterate the advice to become of member of this federation, as it legitimates your status as a naturist. Of course, you do not need to be a member of your naturist federation to claim you are a naturist, but I personally found it helped.

One way to break the ice during a conversation is to share that you generally swim naked whenever it’s possible as it’s really a wonderful sensation. Most people will agree, and you can go on staying nudity can also be experienced in nature and with other through naturism. It’s then good to share the definition of naturism from the INF: « Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature characterised by the practice of communal nudity with the intention of encouraging self-respect, respect for others and for the environment ».

Image result for nudist friendsGenerally, after this beginning of conversation, your friends will generally ask if you are a naturist. And the answer will come naturally. The risk? That some of your friends and family will find you are nuts. However, true friends will hopefully not judge you, as you are not forcing them to become naturists. However, if they are not against your views, you may propose that they join you for a day or a week-end at your naturist club, and that you will be very happy to introduce them to naturism, as it’s a wonderful lifestyle that promotes self-respect.

Who knows? If you do not try, you will not get the opportunity to bring new naturists in and to get naked more often. Naturism is an awesome lifestyle and I believe it should be shared widely if we want to live in a more tolerant world.

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Nudist idea #5: Subscribe to a #naturist magazine

If you are a member of your national naturist federation, there is a good chance that you receive their publication, like for instance The Bulletin from AANR or Gonatural of the NZNF.  However, this should not stop you subscribing to other naturist publications that exist, as shown in the post entitled 42 Naturist Publication:  periodicals, although the list is far from being exhaustive. Let’s go through some I know.

36.3 Nude & Natural MagazineThe first example that comes to mind is the Naturist Society N magazine. As it is described on the Naturist Society’s website, « The quarterly magazine N, the magazine of naturist living gives you the skinny on naturist news, views, and updates on the role of nudity across the globe. N offers readers a deftly balanced blend of timely news and features, incisive commentary and reviews, and perceptive site reports from naturist venues near and far. It’s all tastefully illustrated with full-color images that take you to the very heart of the naturist experience. »

H&E November 2017 naturist nudist magazine health efficiencyThen, for English reader, H&E Naturist Magazine is a great pick. H&E Naturist claims to be the world’s leading magazine for clothes-free lifestyle, and I believe it is, as this magazine is of very high quality and had been on the market since 1900 (yes, more than one hundred years!). As its about states, « H&E naturist (originally Health and Efficiency) is the world’s leading monthly commercial magazine focusing on the naturist and nudist lifestyle. Its regular articles and columns focus largely on travel, health and culture, as well as various features on arts and books with a naked theme ». Naturism is central to H&E Naturism and all articles have a naturist flavor.

For our French readers, there are two publications in France that are worth reading. The first is Naturisme Magazine. As its title implies, it’s dedicated to naturism and contains many articles on the lifestyle as well on naturist club/resort news. The other one is called La Vie au Soleil (Life under the Sun). It’s a great publication that ideally complements Naturisme Magazine and goes deep in topics related to nudism and naturism. Those are great magazine for anybody interested in the nudist lifestyle and want to learn/share more about nudism/naturism.

There are many others in other languages (Dutch, German, etc.). All above publications are very qualitative with sensible and valuable information about naturism. Despite being sold sometimes in the adult section of the bookstores, they all are shareable with your friends and family. It’s a great way to start naturist conversation with non naturist friends. A must for all naturist.

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hiking the Appalachian trail in Vermont… as nature intended

This is an awesome naked hike report. Vermont is definitely a place to visit for all naked hikes lovers… I particularly like this quote « it’s great to have the law on your side – just make sure to leave your car naked, and you don’t need to hide! » It looks like a nudist safe haven!

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Although the US has a fame for being a prude country, there are some local exceptions, and Vermont is one of them: there is no state law against public nudity (though there is one against disrobing in public :D) And with all those green mountains around (just think of the state’s name etymology), it’s a perfect destination for naturists!

My long-time pen pal Ed organizes an  annual summer solstice naked hike in Vermont, and though I could never make it for this group hike itself, I went on the same route with Ed and another friend, Matt, just later in summer (mid-August).

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The route includes a part of the famous Appalachian trail, so you’d expect a few fellow hikers, but it’s great to have the law on your side – just make sure to leave your car naked, and you don’t need to hide!-)

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Nudist idea #4: Participate in a naked run

Some years ago, the Huffington Post published a list of 5 Epic Nude Runs That Would Knock Your Socks Off. If this list is a good start, there are ton of others naked runs, as seen in the Naked Running Races 2017 blog post.

Image result for nude runningNot only running is a good exercise, naked running is even funnier! You actually do not need much gear to run naked as I described in the perfect gears to run naked. It’s therefore a great opportunity to visit a nudist resort and make new nudist friends. You can also propose the run to your fellow runners who happen not to be nudist. This is a way to make them discover nudism.

All those naked runs are generally great fun, with a festive spirit and joyful crowd. If it happens in a nudist environment, grab the occasion to spend the whole week-end. If not, like Bay to Breakers for instance, book your week-end in the closest nudist resort so you can enjoy more nude time (and drive naked to the place if you can). Note however, that naked running is highly addictive. You will have hard time to wear running shorts and shirts after having experienced naked runs. But hey, you will still be able to run naked more if you plan carefully!

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Nudist idea #3: Hike naked

Image result for naked hikingMore and more people are hiking naked. Even famous brands talk about it, like in the The art of nude hiking . Beyond the NEWT (Naked European Walking Tour) that happen every year in Austria, there are many naked hikers group across Europe and the US.

Hiking is a very healthy activity. You enjoy nature at a slow pace, taking the time to look around and appreciate life. Joining hiking to nudism brings a healthy activity and an awesome lifestyle together for a greater good. You feel free, appreciate the air and the sun on your bare skin, and share good time with friends.

Image result for naked hikingThere are many groups who mix clothed and naked hikers. Respect being a central point here. The great thing with naked hiking is you do not need much and it’s therefore a very cheap activity. Think just about equipping yourself with a cover up in case you meet other hikers who do not appreciate nudity, as it’s still on the edge of legality in many places. Ensure you know the local regulation before going on a naked hike and always carry your membership card of your local nudist/naturist federation. If you want to know more about naked hiking, read my 10 good reasons to hike naked.

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