Barcelona’s Nude Beach

I went to Barcelona recently for a conference, and my spouse traveled with me. Before we left, I read about the city’s attractions – architecture, art, sports, etc. – and also beaches, one of which, Platja de la Mar Bella, is an unofficial nude beach. The name means ‘Beach of the Beautiful Sea’ in Catalan.Continue reading “Barcelona’s Nude Beach”

Looking Back and Looking Forward

Looking back on 2017 from a naturist point of view, it was a terrific year for me personally. Looking back at Hidden Beach (1) Accompanied by loved ones, I was able to make first-time visits to well-known nudist resorts in Quintana Roo and to a classic naturist park in Colorado. My review of our tripContinue reading “Looking Back and Looking Forward”

Orient Land Trust

Orient Land Trust is one of the most storied naturist locations in the United States. This Colorado territory is the perfect conjunction of The Naturist Society + The Nature Conservancy (and a half dozen other organizations as well). The huge acreage includes numerous hiking trails, a ranch, a mine, and so much more. Their comprehensive programming listsContinue reading “Orient Land Trust”

Henna – Our Bodies, Our Impermanence

This post is an attempt to write about some of the most important people in my life, and about some of the main events that have happened in my life since I last posted. To no one’s surprise, these important people are often naturists, and these main events are often nude or clothing-optional! A lotContinue reading “Henna – Our Bodies, Our Impermanence”

AGLOW is lit!

Writing a book is one thing, but putting it together is quite another thing entirely… Between proofing, formatting, page numbering (way too complicated for what it is), building the active table of contents for the Kindle edition, etc., etc., etc. and all the other aspects that go into finishing a book, what I can finallyContinue reading “AGLOW is lit!”

The Natural State

If you’re one to bare your skin to the air just about anywhere, then you better beware in The Natural State! The “shirt off your back” is what you’ll lose fast if you dare to unclasp your bra or your pants in The Natural State: a sentence, a fee – a price way too steepContinue reading “The Natural State”

Skinvitation

If you are a nudist, jump in. If you are a nudist, a nude-is-not-rude-ista naturist beacherist true birthday suit-ist, If you’re a no-clothes-er, a naked nap dozer,a barefoot all over from head to your toes-er, If you’re often naked, your clothing forsake-d,your moon by the moon lit or by the sun bake-d, If you skinnyContinue reading “Skinvitation”

Naked: A Cultural History of American Nudism

Congratulations to Brian Hoffman, who has turned years of dedicated research and academic presentations into a thorough yet relatively succinct and well organized history of organized nudist movements in the United States, including an epilogue bringing us right up to the present. In Naked: A Cultural History of American Nudism, the author’s focus on legalContinue reading “Naked: A Cultural History of American Nudism”

Naked at Lunch

Mark Haskell Smith’s exploration of the world of social nudity, Naked at Lunch, is an important book for you, no matter where you are on the nudity-textile spectrum. Why? Because he wrote about it from the perspective of a “reluctant nudist.” His tone throughout the book is refreshing – not skeptical, really, but certainly objective.Continue reading “Naked at Lunch”

"There’s Not a Bathing Suit in Russia"

I was recently looking through The Naturist Society’s naturist bibliography, compiled by Mark Storey, when I came across the title There’s Not a Bathing Suit in Russia and Other Bare Facts by Will Rogers. My interest was piqued, because Will Rogers is everywhere here in Oklahoma – he is the state’s favorite native son. RogersContinue reading “"There’s Not a Bathing Suit in Russia"”