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The Nudist Traveler

Curacao & Bonnaire

I was introduced to the above two sites by friends from our clothing optional pool, Sky Farm in Liberty Corner, NJ. Sorebonne, in Bonnaire is unfortunately no longer clothing optional. It is a lovely resort with well equipped, comfortable cabins on the beach. We snorkeled, swam and got sunburned.

Later, we stayed at Sunset Waters in Curacao where Castaways rented the entire resort for a week. The staff really went out of their way to make us comfortable. The beach was lovely and a good downhill climb from the lodging. I still enjoy the beauty of the place on my screen saver.

It's a shame that it's also not nude all of the time. I enjoy the freedom and the lack of judgment that encompasses the nudist lifestyle. I find that nudists tend to laugh a great deal and enjoy the moment. They tend to focus more on the joy of life than on its inconveniences.

I also like not carrying around a wet bathing suit or struggling with sand in my crotch. There is nothing to compare with snorkeling nude. It's such a freeing experience.

So, I guess try St. Maartin or encourage the above resorts to open to the clothing optional crowd again. Or, come on down to Sky Farm this summer.

Freedom

My love for traveling began my lifestyle in nudism. I first came to the lifestyle at Wreck Beach in British Columbia. I was 18 and wanted to see what Wreck Beach was about. When I got down there,it was a sea of nude people. That made me feel comfortable to take my clothing off. I thought as any male , certain things would rise. Well, I was so relaxed that it seemed natural to be without clothes. There truly is a freedom about it. I had no problem talking to others also.

I am now 59 and I travel all over to nudist resorts. Every one is different and everyone at these resorts are wonderful. I will always talk to others who never have gone nude and invite them to the culture that is as old as life.

Nude Cruises Are The Only Way To Travel

There is nothing better than a clothing optional cruise- no dress codes, no soggy swimsuit, no chafing of sensitive parts and the feeling of complete freedom is beyond my ability to convey with words! The people, food, staff, ship, were all outstanding.

A cold beer $5, trinkets from the ship $400, a nude cruise of 2000, priceless.

Living In The Moment

I have been getting naked socially since the mid 60's, some 52 years now. We didn't call ourselves nudists then. Through the 60's and 70's, summers in the Berkshires were magical. I went to a local river that ran through a friend's property. It was common to meet several of your friends, their families, and perhaps a few new people at the river every day. Everyone was enjoying the warmth of the day, the coolness of the crystal clear water. We made music; we planned gatherings or parties, and mostly spent time enjoying being naked and being together. Sound familiar?

There was a bond and camaraderie among us all in those days. We were just hippies exploring our world and expanding our minds. Granted, those were more liberal times, open to experimentation and enlightenment. Songs like "Teach Your Children Well, " "All We Need Is Love," I get by with "A Little Help from My Friends" taught us to think with a more open minds. I was changed profoundly after attending Woodstock, August 15, 16, 17, 1969, in Bethel, N.Y. and seeing Easy Rider.

I didn't know how or when but I knew that my life was about to change dramatically By January of 1970 I was hitchhiking across America to find my destiny. Although I had some idea of where I wanted to go, I wasn't fussy about how I got there. There was something to be learned every step of the way. I spent the next 10 years exploring myself and my world, I followed my heart and I have been on that great Magical Mystery Tour ever since.

Getting naked was harder to do from the 80's on into recent times due to job restrictions and raising children but I managed to find secluded spots locally or on my travels that served my needs. Having time on my hands, in the winter of "06", I typed NUDIST into my computer and was shocked to find some 300+ sites. I was also a bit dismayed that 290 of the sites were porn related under the cloak of healthy nudist activities. I did find what I was looking for, in the AANR and TNS sites and was pleasantly surprised at how popular it had become.

I was a bit apprehensive after all these years of seclusion to be naked with other people. While in Daytona that year I located a small club in Fort Pierce called Sunnier Palms. I decided that I had to find out if I could do this. I was encouraged by a gentleman named Bud who said just do it and I did. I met a woman named Allis, who turned out to be a biker who kept me captivated that afternoon with stories of her adventures and misadventures traveling on her Harley during the "60"s. I forgot that I was naked except for that sunburn that kept reminding me of that wonderful day. I knew where I needed to be. Back in the Berkshires that April I discovered that Berkshire Vista was only 20 miles from my house and decided to investigate. I attended BV through the summer of '06 as a day visitor and spent time there in 07-08-and 09. I'm thankful that every one there made me feel comfortable.

A Note About Avalon

While traveling on vacation recently with my family we decided to stop at Avalon as there are no hotel/motels anywhere near that area with an indoor pool. We've been AANR members for awhile and visiting a nudist resort was nothing new to us. Using a resort as a hotel room while traveling was. We arrived late afternoon, a couple of hours after that had a delicious dinner which was very reasonably priced, and a little while after dinner headed for the indoor pool.

While my wife soaked and relaxed in the hot tub, I joined some other folks in a spirited bout of pool volleyball and my daughter had fun playing with some other children who were also visiting. I was struck by the fact that nobody in the pool area got upset when they got a few drops of water on them or a beach ball landed near them because the children were having fun playing in the pool, a stark contrast to some other resorts my family and I have visited.

At Avalon the folks seemed to just take it in stride. The next morning, we re-packed the car, checked out and resumed our trip. After we left my wife and I both commented about how happy we were that Avalon was truly a family-friendly and kid-friendly resort. The atmosphere was very casual and the folks that were there worked hard at keeping it that way. Everyone we met was truly a delight to talk to and very friendly. Before we stopped for lunch that day we had already promised each other we would stop there every time we have the opportunity.

While we won't be able to return very often we not only plan a return visit on our next trip up that way we would be happy to recommend a visit to Avalon to anyone looking for a family-and-kid-friendly place with a casual atmosphere in which to relax. After our overnight stay we arrived at our destination feeling relaxed instead of experiencing the usual tired feeling we would normally have. Thank you, Avalon, for a wonderful experience. My family and I hope to repeat it as often as possible.