The World of Nude Recreation As Told By You
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The Nudist Traveler
From Barcelona to Madrid
I had the opportunity to travel in Spain and France in the fall of 2009 with a great female friend who is also a fine art nude model. While we were traveling, we took the opportunity to visit several clothing-optional beaches in both Spain and France, but probably the most memorable part of the trip was the drive back from Barcelona to Madrid. After researching Spain's laws pertaining to nudity and discovering that the prevailing attitude is basically "if you aren't offending anybody, nobody will care", we decided to do most of the drive nude. We were driving on the main autoroute for about 3 hours with nothing on but the A/C. The funny thing was that I don't think anybody that we passed, or who passed us, or even the toll-takers actually noticed that we weren't wearing anything. If they did, they didn't show it. We finally got dressed when we had to stop for gas about an hour outside of Madrid. Later that day we found a couple of very cool spots for shooting fine art nude photographs. All in all, one of my most memorable days as a nudist.
At 10 years old my only interest was clothes. I traveled all over town on buses to every shopping avenue and widow display. I had discovered that the right clothing could change my mood.I found the general public in a state of greyness and clothes made me happy, that's why they call it obsession, I guess.
Later on I studied making clothes and found if I made a beautiful article I could make others happy, specially women, so I did. I designed for a large population of ladies and their smiles gave me much happiness. In the study of art I found also that clothes weren't important, that form was, and this is why I love being naked.
My body was given by a high power and I should be ashamed by its display and naturalness, I think not! I think it's great for social gatherings, as you meet folks who are new.
Staten Island, New York
At a very young age I built a fascination with the body, people and relatives were having health problems and only considered doctoring as the cure and never thinking of how they treated this body they inhabited, or their relationship to it. I felt that all my thinking came from inside this container of mine or body as they say.
On examining myself for any distinct change in the outer layers because it gave message to what was going on inside, I had to take care of myself. Doctors I didn't trust, and money seemed to be their focus.
I would be naked in my bath for hours, ate food but shunned the blood of animals. It looked foul, sunned as much as possible and avoided work as much as possible. Being a kid, of course, and never ashamed of my body, it held the world for me.
After a time I gained interest in Art. Renascamento and Michelangelo interested me and his depictions of heaven and his Pieta and his anatomical forms, and now older I still feel the same.I lost all shame and its falsity.
NYC, New York
I was in Osaka,Japan, to design textiles, the work long and of high detail. One evening, searching the hotel, I came upon a bath house. I peeked and saw a sparkling room of white tile, tile tables were set up all over with large pools of ice water in the floor. I entered and there were men speaking of the day's gains.
Respectfully, I was told, strip and shower, of course I did. It was a great 3 hours, nude and speaking to Japanese nudists about profits and loss after a scrub massage and miso soup. They told me to come back the next night for poker and sushi Sunday. What great nudists they were nightly.
Staten Island, New York
Cross Country Travel
Recently my best friend and I made a cross country trip to visit various historical sites. Among these were San Antonio (The Alamo), Tombstone, and the Hoover Dam/Bridge.
We had two great experiences during this trip.
First - we rented a car for two weeks from Budget. I used my AANR membership to get us about $100 in savings! This alone was worth the membership!
Second, we spent two nights at Mira Visita Resort in Arizona. What a GREAT place! The food was great, the rooms (we had a two room suite) very good, top Internet access, and a new pool they call the "conversation pool." It works!
My buddy is from Sweden and had no issue with my desire to spend some time nude. But by the time we left Mira Vista, he was sold on the nudist resort for complete relaxation! I might even get him to join AANR soon!
I just wanted to write a short clip of our adventure and say to everyone - use the benefits of AANR, and visit resorts that are out there.
What a great trip!