SEE WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT TERRA COTTA INN:

AOL- 10 best nudist resorts in world.

CBSmarketplace.com- Most mainstream nudist resort in US. Perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for first time.

Los Angeles Times- Most popular small resort in Southern California.

AOL Travel- Best value nudist resort in the world.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com for you best vacation ever. Call 800-786-6938.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Last minute availability at Terra Cotta Inn August 1 & 2



Hi everyone.

We just received a cancellation for this beautiful upcoming weekend, August 1 & 2.

We also have some rooms available next week on the Sunday August 3rd to Thursday August 7th.

The weather is great, nice and sunny.

We are very busy this summer. For instance tomorrow, Thursday, July 31st, we just have 1 room left. We are very popular with repeat guests from around the world as we are the only nudist resort in the western US that caters to couples on vacation and is busy 7days a week, not just weekends like typical nude places.

One of the reasons we are so popular is we have a state of the art high pressure poolside misting/cooling system. It is wonderful. We just upgraded it this spring, so it is now the most powerful, effective poolside cooling system in the whole Palm Springs area. This misting system reduces our poolside temperatures a good 15F degrees. Also because it is a high pressure system, you don't get wet poolside like at other places that have cheap systems. Above is a picture of the mister keeping Mary Clare nice and cool poolside.

We also have a salt water system pool and jacuzzi. The water is great. We don't have to use all the harsh chemicals like other hotels use.

These are just some of the reasons why tripadvisor.com just picked us on July 15th as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world!

For more information, go to our site at http://sunnyfun.com To learn more about Palm Springs visit http://palmsprings.com

To make reservations give us a call at a-800-786-6938.

Hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Where has your Terra Cotta Inn hat been on vacation contest?


Here at the Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa located in Palm Springs, CA the sunniest city in the US, we have the best guests.

One guest gave us the suggestion, why don't we have a contest where guests submit pictures of themselves wearing Terra Cotta Inn hats, visors, t-shirts, or tanks. We thought that was a fantastic idea.

We have a free yahoo group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/friendsoftheterracottainn/

You can upload pictures to that yahoo group. Or you can e-mail me pictures at tom@sunnyfun.com And I will upload them.

You can be nude, topless, or fully clothed in the photo. You just need to be wearing a Terra Cotta hat, visor, t-shirt, or tank and tell us where you are. And if you want, I will also post your photo here on this blog.

If you have not been a guest of the Terra Cotta Inn yet, feel free to join the yahoo group and get to meet some of the guests.

This July, tripadvisor.com picked us as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world. And last year AOL.com picked us as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world. In my opinion, the reason everyone wants to stay at our nudist resort is we have the best, most fun guests in the world.

We will have a drawing every 3 months giving away Terra Cotta Inn clothing.

I hope lots of guests join this contest. And if you are shy and don't want anyone to recognize you, pull your hat down low.

Above is a picture of Mary Clare showing off a Terra Cotta Inn cap at our hotel.

If you have questions, e-mail me or call us at 800-786-6938.

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Monday, July 28, 2008

A prude sounds off about people needing to wear more clothes


Why is it that prudes always start off their stories with "I am not a prude." That line is tell tale that the person is uncomfortable with their own bodies and nudity in general.

Here is the article:

"Clothing Required

Let me start off by saying I am not a prude.

Okay, maybe I am by television standards. But as attitudes go here in the Shenandoah Valley, I'm pretty laid back.

I understand the lure of practices like nude sunbathing, though I would never indulge myself - not out of embarrassment, you understand, but more as a public service. And I'm in complete agreement that when you are at home you can dress as scantily as you like...

Believe me, I know that this time of year most of the country is sweltering in temperatures over the 90-degree mark, making the outside very uncomfortable...

The point of what I'm trying to say is this: For the love of God, people - cover up.

I'd like to say my request comes from a deep seeded concern for the epidural health of each and every one of you and for my concern that an epidemic of basal cell carcinoma will put further strain on an already shaky health care system. It would be nice if a simple tube of sunscreen would be all that is required to placate me.

No, I'm afraid that in order to make it safe for me and those like me to venture into Target any time in the coming weeks there will have to be some major wardrobe adjustments to be made.

Because frankly, people, most of you are not in as good condition as you think you are...

We won't be able to make it to the beach this year, but I just know there are going to be some of you donning Speedos and bikinis who should be thinking in terms of swimming trunks and swimdresses.

To be honest, though, the appearance factor is only the tip of the iceberg. The thing I really have a problem with is all that strange skin being so accessible in public places....

My personal phobias notwithstanding, I find it rather egotistical when someone thinks that their body is so attractive they need to be in everyone's face with it. I feel this way not only because of the arrogance involved, but also because 95 percent of the time they're wrong..."

For the full sad story this woman wrote click here

This poor woman just doesn't get it. Here she writes that people who wear skimpy clothing are arrogant, yet she arrogantly feels she is the arbiter of fashion and what people should wear. My assumption based on what she wrote is she would only feel comfortable if others wore turtlenecks in the summer.

Nude recreation is not about being judgemental like this woman. It is all about personal freedom and not being judgemental of others.

Of course everyone wishes we could lose a little extra weight, but should we hide in our homes until we reach the unattainable standards set by the fashion industry? Without photoshop, even the models in fashion magazines would not look so good.

It is time for women like this writer to wake up and enjoy and embrace life, not hide from it. We are here on this earth for such a short period of time. Enjoy your life as much as possible. Stop and smell the flowers. Don't be a frump and pooh pooh what others wear.

And if you want to have fun trying topless or nude sunbathing, give us a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Top 10 clothing optional resorts story in French newspapers site


The best clothing optional resorts story by Tripadvisor.com is making its way around the world. A French publication carried the story.

For those who don't know, our resort, the Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa made the list and is one of only 2 clothing optional resorts in the US that was recommended in the top 10 by tripadvisor.com

Here is the story:


Les 10 meilleurs clubs naturistes du monde

› Sujet léger pour l'été. TripAdvisor a réalisé le top 10 des lieux de vacances naturistes, selon ses voyageurs.


Arrive en premier le Hidden Beach Resort sur la riviera Maya, au Mexique (341 euros la nuit). En second, c'est le Garden of Eden Resort, Isla Solarte, Panama (82 euros). En troisième, le Living Waters Spa, Desert Hot Springs, Californie (164 euros). En quatrième, le Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs, Californie (93 euros). Cinquième place, le Caliente Caribe Resort and Spa, Puerto Plata, République Dominicaine (148 euros). En sixième, le Sorobon Beach Resort, Bonaire (120 euros). En septième, le Cabanas Copal, Tulum, Mexique (60 euros). En huitième, le Club Orient Resort, Saint Martin (250 euros). En neuvième, le Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa, Negril, Jamaïque (330 euros). Et enfin à la dixième place le Punta Serena, Tenacatita, Mexique (151 euros)."

For the full story click here

And if you want to vacation at one of the best clothing optional resorts in the world, and also one of the friendliest, give us a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

First timers feel very comfortable at our resort.

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Nude Beach in Miami, Florida celebrates 17 years as a legal nude beach

Haulover Beach is the most popular beach in Miami. It is also a nude beach. Here in California, we have a parks department head who is trying to shut down San Onofre nude beach. Instead, she should be paying attention to Haulover and should be promoting San Onofre like Miami promotes Haulover.

Here's the story:


"HAULOVER BEACH 17TH ANNIVERSARY
Haulover Beach's nude stretch celebrates 17 years in the buff
Celebrating Haulover Beach's 17th year as a nude beach, devotees reminisced about their naked fun. The party continues on Sunday.

...The party was on Day 2 of a three-part celebration of the 17th anniversary of Haulover's establishment as a ''clothing-optional'' stretch of sand. It also marks a belated observance of National Nude Recreation Week. Festivities continue Sunday.

...After researching the law and working to raise awareness, Mason's group succeeded in getting the county to designate several hundred yards of Haulover Beach as clothing optional.

...Almost everyone else on the crowded beach was stripped down to bare skin, lounging under umbrellas or soaking up rays for a line-free tan. A picnic, ice-cold margaritas and even a kiosk offering therapeutic massages were all part of the fun-in-the-sun festivities.

MORE ACCEPTING

Longtime beachgoers said they've seen the nude portion of the beach gain much more acceptance from the community over the years.

...Annie Bernstein of Tamarac has been coming to Haulover Beach to shed her clothes and swim for 15 years. She said the beach has a more friendly atmosphere than its clothed counterparts, as she observed on a recent trip to a Fort Lauderdale beach with her 16-year-old stepdaughter.

WANDERING EYES

''Everyone was hitting on her -- and that's with a bathing suit on,'' Bernstein said. ``That doesn't happen here.''

One reason for the friendly atmosphere is people like Miami resident Ed Christin, who said he's been coming to Haulover once a week since 2002. He hands out cards with nude beach etiquette rules to people who are rude.

''It's OK to look at beauty, just don't stare,'' he said. Most people are too embarrassed to keep up their ogling once Christin gives out a card, but he admits a few bad apples persist..."

For the full story click here

What is interesting is reading one of the comments that goes with this story.

Here it is:

"And you all wonder why God punished us on 9/11? Now you know why. This thing here corrupts our youth, killed tourism on the beach and caused the last fish kill and red tide. It also is causing glacier melting and ice cap issues.

Can't you all see the impending disaster?

May God have mercy on the clothed ones and punish the naked (at least that is what I was told after the "Garden of Eden" story.)
Posted by: MiaKoolpa"

WOW, this is one angry person. It is amazing to think this person has the hubris to actually know that God told the terrorists to attack the US on 9/11 because people go nude sunbathing. And contrary to what this uninformed person writes, Haulover is the most popular beach in Florida and brings in a lot of tourists. And to think people like this actually get to vote. Pretty scary. Also using this persons logic, if the US was attacked on 9/11 because we go nude, then Moslems must be closer to God because they wear the most amount of clothing of any religion.

Now if you want a nice vacation in Palm Springs, CA the sunniest city in America, where you can safely go topless or nude sunbathing, give us a call at 800-786-6938.
Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Clothing optional resorts 10 best story by tripadvisor story is gaining attention

The 10 best clothing optional resorts of the world story by TripAdvisor.com has been gaining attention. I have been noticing more and more sites are publishing the story.

This means two things. First the media is fascinated with clothing optional resorts, whether the stories are good or negative. And second, I think the media likes to show that 2 of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world are located in the US.

And for those who haven't read the story, our clothing optional resort, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa located in Palm Springs, CA, the sunniest city in America was honored to be one of the 10 best.

Christopher Elliott this week posted the story to the home page of his site. Here is his bio:

"Christopher Elliott is a journalist and consumer advocate.
His articles, columns and essays offer advice for people who want to become more informed travelers.
Elliott is National Geographic Traveler’s ombudsman, a nationally syndicated columnist through Tribune Media Services, a columnist for MSNBC.com and a commentator and independent producer for public radio.
He’s also the host of “What You Get For The Money: Vacations” on the Fine Living network.
Most of Elliott’s career has been spent as an independent journalist. He’s founded numerous Web sites dedicated to consumer advocacy, including Tripso, which he currently edits.
He’s penned regular travel columns for ABCNews.com, CNN.com, Kiplinger.com, MarketWatch.com, MSN, The New York Times and USAToday.com. His essays have appeared on nearly every major U.S. newspaper’s op-ed page."

Christopher Elliott is a heavy hitter in the Travel industry. To post this story is a big deal.

Here is what he wrote on his home page:

"10 best clothing-optional resorts in the world exposed
Clothing-optional tourism is a $400 million industry, according to the American Association for Nude Recreation. And while several myths about nude tourism linger, the growth of this segment is undeniable."

To see the home page position click here

And if you want to vacation at one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world according to Tripadvisor.com also the Chicago Tribune and AOL.com, give us the Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Finally, Christopher Elliott, if you are interested in staying at our resort so you can write about it first hand, give us a call. We answer the phones from 8am-10PM PST.

Nudist resorts and topless and nude sunbathing


People always assume that nudists hang out in the sun all day long. Actually, we have found that a lot of nudists, no matter what their age, spend as much time in the shade as they do in the sun. That is why we have big market umbrellas around the pool for shade.

Here is an article about sun tanning.


"Sun Worship, Without Getting Burned: Six Tanning Myths

Even though we all know basic ingredients to prevent a sunburn—use sunscreen and avoid sitting at the pool between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.—many of us will still end up pink as a pig this summer...

1. You cannot get a sunburn if it’s cloudy out.
Sunlight consists of two types of harmful ultraviolet radiation: UVB, which is the main cause of sunburn and skin cancer, and UVA, which penetrates deeper into the skin, is responsible for the sun’s aging effects, and may contribute to cancer. UVB is only partially blocked by clouds and fog, so you can still get burned on an overcast day...

2. Using sunscreen is all the sun protection you need.
...The current rating system we are all familiar with, Sun Protection Factor (SPF), measures a product’s ability to provide UVB protection, not UVA. It is therefore important to look for a “broad spectrum” sunscreen that protects against both. Even then, sunscreen will not completely protect you all day. For example, an SPF 15 is supposed to protect you fifteen times more than your natural protection. If you can stay in the sun ten minutes before you are burned, SPF 15 will protect you 150 minutes, or about two hours...

3. All sunscreens are created equal.
Part of the controversy over the Environmental Working Group’s findings had to do with chemical versus physical sunscreens. Chemical sunscreens contain compounds, like oxybenzone, which absorb the UV rays, while physical sunscreens have a physical barrier, like titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, which deflect the rays. Although the Food and Drug Administration and the American Skin Foundation think differently, the Environmental Working Group contends that the chemicals in sunscreens can break down within a few hours and may be absorbed by the skin, causing hormonal problems.

Whichever sunscreen you choose, it’s important to ensure it is broad spectrum. Since no one chemical blocks both UVA and UVB, sunscreens usually contain a mix of chemicals to provide protection against both. On the other hand, physical sunblocks (that is, those with titanium dioxide or zinc oxide) always provide broad spectrum.

4. Tanning beds are safer than the sun and a great way to get a base tan before going on vacation...

5. If you are diagnosed with skin cancer, you have it.
Though skin cancer is reportedly on the rise, it may actually be due to a higher rate of biopsies, rather than higher incidence of cancer. A recent study by an epidemiologist at the Department of Veterans Affairs indicated that doctors are performing more biopsies than they did six years ago, resulting in an increase in the number of melanoma cases. However, there have not been a corresponding number of deaths from melanoma, leading the author to conclude that doctors may be erroneously diagnosing melanoma or diagnosing a cancer that would have never progressed to fatality. If you are diagnosed—especially with the more serious form of skin cancer, melanoma—it may be a good idea to get a second opinion.

6. Sweat-proof and waterproof sunscreen will stay on through sweat and water.
I‘ve been in and out of the water and realized that after about an hour, waterproof sunscreen does not work very well. Even the so-called water resistant sunscreens may lose their effectiveness after about eighty minutes in the water... Since they will not last all day, a safe bet is to reapply sunscreen every two to three hours...

For the full story Click here

The interesting parts of this story is it doesn't mention that recently more and more doctors are recommending people to be in the sun from 30 minutes to 2 hours a day because our bodies produce vitamin D from the sunshine and it is a major anti-oxidant and anti-cancer vitamin.

The other interesting note is the Veterans Department finding that there are more biopsies than ever before, more skin "cancers" then ever before, but no increase in deaths from melanomas. They think that there are miss diagnosis of cancer. I also wonder if doctors are paid more from health insurers and medicare/medicaid when they diagnosis a "cancer." Plus, I am sure they get way more follow up visits just to be "safe." Call me a doubting Thomas, but I bet that is what is happening.

So if you want a fun vacation where you can go topless or nude sunbathing, give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a calla t 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.comHope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Back from an anniversary vacation trip

Mary Clare and I just got back from celebrating our wedding anniversary for the week. We went to Las Vegas.

We went to Mandelay Bay. I will share some stories in future posts here including the European style sunbathing better known as topless sunbathing at Mandelay Bay.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Top 10 clothing optional resorts in the world according to TripAdvisor.com







Clothing optional vacations are really taking off. The media really seems to want to cover (or uncover) the fun of vacationing at clothing optional resorts.

Last week TripAdvisor.com picked us as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world.

Here is a copy of a press release I sent out telling everyone about this award.

"Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs, CA Selected as One of the Top Ten Best Clothing Optional Resorts in the World by TripAdvisor.com

Clothing optional vacationers have many choices of destinations to travel to soak up the sun around the world. The best nudist resorts used to be in the Caribbean and Europe. Times have changed. According to TripAdvisor.com, America now has two of the best nude sunbathing hotels. And The Terra Cotta Inn clothing Optional Resort and Spa located in sunny Palm Springs, CA is ranked as one of the 10 best.

On July 15th, 2008 TripAdvisor.com, the world's largest travel community announced the top 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world according to traveler popularity and the TripAdvisor editors. The Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional Resort and Spa http://sunnyfun.com located in sunny Palm Springs, CA was one of the popular nudist resorts that was selected.

Tom Mulhall, owner of The Terra Cotta Inn along with his wife Mary Clare had this to say, "We are honored to be selected as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world by our guests and the Trip Advisor editors. If there was an award for the best guests in the world, ours would easily win it. Whenever we personally take a vacation, we always use Trip Advisor to plan where to stay, where to eat, and things to do. This site is indispensable to travelers."

Tom continued, "unfortunately, many people are under the wrong impression that all nudist resorts are the same and that they are only for "card carrying" nudists and naturists. This just isn't true. The Terra Cotta Inn caters to first timers and repeat guests. We are called the most mainstream nudist resort in America and perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time."

First timers are always very nervous about booking their first clothes free vacation. Picking the right nude hotel or resort is very important. There is never any pressure to disrobe immediately at Terra Cotta like there is at many other nudist resorts. Women are always more then welcome to start with European style sunbathing which is topless sunbathing first.

Because the Terra Cotta Inn is relaxing, pampering, stress free, and most importantly fun, guests from around the world travel there for their first clothing optional vacation.

Part of the popularity of The Terra Cotta Inn is it has all the amenities that you would expect at a regular boutique resort. Designed by the famous architect Albert Frey, this nudist resort is a historic midcentury modern designed building. Originally built for celebrities, with its spacious rooms and high walls and privacy, it is the perfect spot for nude sunbathers.

They have amenities such as free wifi, free parking, top of the line king sized beds and linens, delicious complementary breakfast and afternoon snacks, state of the art salt water pool and whirlpool (where the water feels heavenly on your bare skin), poolside cooling system, complementary Starbucks or Godiva blend coffees, and much, much more. It is no wonder that Terra Cotta has one of the highest repeat guest rates in the travel industry at just over 75% repeat guests.

Guests love vacationing in Palm Springs, http://palmsprings.com As the sunniest city in America, it rarely has a bad weather day. Averaging 350 days of sunshine and less then 3 inches of rain a year, there is no other resort destination in the world where you are almost always guaranteed perfect sunny weather.

As Michele Perry, vice president of global communications for TripAdvisor said, "For travelers, a great vacation is all about escaping the confines of their homes, for others it is best achieved by escaping the confines of their clothes."

If you want a fun vacation at one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world according to TripAdvisor.com, give Terra Cotta Inn a call at 1-800-786-6938. Travel to Palm Springs, CA where funny tan lines will soon just become another pleasant memory. You will love your first clothing optional experience there."


And don't forget, we have our great summertime special going on right now. On Monday thru Thursday in July and August, stay 1 night, the 2nd is half priced. Rates start midweek at $149/couple/night. And if you are staying a week, we disount our already discounted weekly rates by an additional $100 so rates start at $849/couple/week. We allow early check in at 10am and late check out until 5pm.

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Gunnison Nude Beach also called Sandy Hook article


In my previous post, I wrote about how New York City, the Big Apple, has been having a lot of positive articles about nude recreation this summer. Today NPR did a story about Sandy Hook nude beach.

Here's the story:


"Nude Beach Thrives in New Jersey

There have been nude bathers at Gunnison for years, even before it became a clothing optional beach.

Gunnison Beach, a clothing optional beach in Sandy Hook, N.J., brings out about 5,000 visitors on sunny summer weekends.

Sunbathers here are protective of their little piece of paradise — and their privacy.

There have been nude bathers at Gunnison for years, even before it became a clothing-optional beach. It officially opened as a clothing-optional beach not long after it was decommissioned as a military base in 1972.

...When it opened as a clothing-optional beach in the mid-1970s, a big crowd might be 20 people.

..."It's grown and grown and grown," says Gaestel, who now only comes on weekdays when it's less crowded. The parking lot on a weekend afternoon is maxed out.

Recently, Manhattan-ites have been able to take the SeaStreak Ferry (no pun intended) to the beach. It's a fast, traffic-free ride, but at $43 round trip, it's expensive. Most people drive.

...On a recent weekend day, about half the people on the beach are nude, one quarter are topless, and the rest are wearing bathing suits, shorts and beach wraps. But the thing that's most striking is how easy it is to strike up a conversation.

...While beachgoers here might be willing to strike up a conversation, they don't want to be interviewed by the media — and they certainly don't want to give their names.

"People think that if you take your clothes off, there's got to be sex involved. Publicity brings a lot of gawkers, people who want to come down here, and make my lifestyle their source of entertainment for the day," Distasio says.

And every once in a while, a lifeguard or a park ranger has to throw someone off the beach for acting inappropriately.

...somewhere in their late twenties and late thirties they come back and their kids stay until they are twelve," she says, laughing.

For the full story click here

Of course what makes a nudist resort so much nicer than a public nude beach is you don't get the gawkers like you do at nude beaches and you don't get the noisy kids.

What I like was where the article said back in the 1970's maybe 20 people a day would go there. Now over 500 people on a weekend. That shows the explosive growth of nude recreation.

If you want a nice fun vacation where you can go topless or nude sunbathing, give us the Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Naked in the Naked City


New York City has been receiving a lot of good press about nude recreation this summer. From a great article about Sandy Hook nude beach right out side of the city in Gunnison National park in New Jersey to this article.

Here the writer talks about how you can do nude yoga, dining, and comedy clubs in Manhattan.

Here is the story:

"THE NAKED CITY
NUDES FLASH: IN-BUFF STUFF IS HUGE!

OM MY GOD! Practicing yoga nude, like this sexy flexy feels totally natural for the city's attire-optional crowd - as does lounging around naked in restaurants for private meals and even at no-clothes comedy clubs.
Sitting across from a woman who is cross-legged with her privates gaping open might not be as sexual as one might think at first.

Welcome to Nude York City.

Some folks are stripping down to escape the scorching summer temperatures - but others aren't waiting 'til they hit the area's clothing-optional beaches.

The au naturel look is catching on at city restaurants, a Midtown yoga club and even a stand-up comedy joint.

"We're just more comfortable nude," said John Ordover, who rents city eateries for dinner parties with a strict dress code - no clothes allowed.

...About 50 diners - whose motto is "no hot soup" - regularly turn up for Ordover's monthly meals held at venues including the Mercantile Grill on Pearl Street and Pete's Downtown in Brooklyn.

...At a Midtown studio called the Phoenix Temple, twice-weekly yoga classes also are really encouraging participants to expose their inner selves.

"I had such a transformative experience on my own when I did yoga naked rather than clothed," said Naked Yoga NYC teacher Isis Phoenix. "I wanted to share that."

..."We are reclaiming and celebrating our bodies," said Phoenix, who starts each class with a disrobing ceremony.

...And at a Gotham comedy club, the sniggering isn't caused just by the punch lines.

"The first time I tried comedy naked, it was the best thing ever," said Andy Ofiesh, founder of the Naked Comedy Showcase, whose stable of stark-naked funnymen and women perform once a month at the People's Improv Theater in Chelsea.

"It gives you a kind of vulnerability that puts the audience on your side straight away..."

For the full story clcik here

And if you want a fun vacation in Palm Springs, the sunniest city in America, give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

More and more nudist resorts getting positive write ups in US

Just last week I wrote about how our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa was selected as one of the 10 best nudist resorts in the world by TripAdvisor.com

The last few years, it seems in the US more and more positive press is being written about nudist resorts by the media.

Here a radio station in San Antonio Texas that did a nice story about a local nudist campground.

Here's the story:

"Local Nudists Say It's Not About Sex

Riverside Ranch Nudist Resort is full of normal people who just like leisure without the clothes on

Some thirty miles south of San Antonio is a quiet, small resort where families and couples relax, bar-b-que, swim and enjoy evening dances. The only difference between this resort and others is that at Riverside Ranch everyone is nude.

...Most members declined to identify themselves for this report. Most said they don’t want their family and friends to know that they come here. The stigma attached to nudists is still strong.

“I grew up in the military with my parents. We lived in Europe. There nudism is no big deal so I got used to it,” explains one member. He and his wife are both nudists. “I run around the house a lot nude,” adds the wife. “Sometimes I forget and take a phone call in the backyard in the nude …. and quickly rush back in!”

One member says though people are naked, no one has to worry about how they look.

“We have people of all shapes and sizes; even people who have been through major surgery and perhaps have scars or lost a breast. We do not look at bodies. We are here to relax and that’s it,” says a member wearing only a straw hat. He adds the perverts are the ones at the strip clubs or sex shops.
Nudism is not about sex, he says.

Hoover says there is now more acceptance of nudism in the southern states.

Some marathons are now done in the nude and even Carnival Cruises has several sailings a year for nudists.

For the full story click here

There is one line from this story that is so telling about the state of nudism in America. It is, "Most members declined to identify themselves for this report. Most said they don’t want their family and friends to know that they come here. The stigma attached to nudists is still strong."

That is the saddest thing that most people are afraid to say they are nudists. They are afraid for their jobs and afraid of what their families and neighbors will think.

People always say to us that we must have great word of mouth referrals because we are always so busy. Actually, word of mouth recommendations is good in the nudist world, but outside of that, most people are afraid to admit that they are nudists.

And try to get someone to allow you to take their picture nude to promote nude recreation. I think it is easier to get someone to let you pull out their teeth with no anesthetic, then it is to get them to let you take their picture nude to promote nudism.

However, when you are a good nudist resort like us, we do get a lot of positive press.

If you want a nice relaxing vacation where you can go topless or nude sunbathing, feel free giving us a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

President of Italian Dermatology Association says sunbathing up to 2 hours a day reduces cancers


I remember a number of years ago when American dermatologists were saying no sun, it is bad.

My wife, Mary Clare is a nutritionist educated at the Univ of Illinois. She thought that no sun exposure was crazy as our bodies naturally produce Vitamin D which is a major anti-oxidant from the sunshine. And fortified vitamin D is just not the same as your own natural Vitamin D.

Our bodies evolved over thousands of years to maximize Vitamin D production. One of the purposes of an anti-oxidant is to prevent cancer.

Now more and more researchers seems to agree with what nudists already naturally knew. The sun is good for you and protects you from cancer.

Here is the story:


"Sunbathing 'prevents tumours', dermatologist says
Published on the 17-07-2008A leading Italian dermatologist on Wednesday said sunbathing for up to two hours a day could cut the risk of developing certain cancers by up to 50%.

Patrizio Mulas, the president of the Italian Hospital Dermatology Association (Adoi), said people should not be afraid of soaking up rays since exposure to the sun is crucial to the body's generation of Vitamin D.

''The summer is the perfect time to enjoy the benefits of the sun, and sometimes an exaggerated fear of developing skin cancer risks doing more harm than good,'' Mulas said.

''Constant exposure for two hours reduces the risk of developing prostate, breast and colon cancer by up to 50%,'' he claimed.

Mulas explained that Vitamin D deficiency dramatically increases the risk of developing the three types of cancer.

A recent study by Boston University researchers in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology backed his claim that Vitamin D is beneficial for warding off prostrate and breast cancers in particular.

''Vitamin D also protects against infectious, autoimmune and cardiovascular diseases,'' he added.

Mulas said that the body's need for Vitamin D changes with age, and that while 200-400 units suffice for the under-50s, people over 70 require at least 600 units a day.

''A good diet and exposure to the sun, even just ten minutes' walk a day, will provide 400-600 units of Vitamin D, which is sufficient for a healthy young person,'' he said.

An hour of ''total body'' sun is meanwhile beneficial for post-menopausal women to combat osteoporosis and prevent breast and colon cancers, Mulas said.

...Mulas said people who were unable to soak up the sunshine should make sure their diets were rich in Vitamin-D foods such as eggs, butter, liver and fish rich in Omega-3."

For the full story click here

Did you notice that the the doctor also recommended total body sun exposure.

If you want a fun vacation where you can go topless or nude sunbathing and get all the Vitamin D that you need, give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs.

Terra Cotta Inn - Selected Top 10 clothing optional resort in the world by Tripadvisor.com


ABC TV, Palm Springs covered the story about our being named one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world.

Here is their story:


"...KESQ.com News Services

...Terra Cotta Inn in Palm Springs, TripAdvisor wrote that it is a "relaxation destination where all visitors are welcome to feel comfortable and pampered, movie star body or not."

One traveler wrote that it's "a place where you can feel totally comfortable shedding your stress, worries and cares, right along with your clothes."

"We've been open 13 years and people love our great customer service," said Tom Mulhall, owner of the 17-room inn. "Eighty percent of our guests are from out of the state or country."

He said they have a lot of guests from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Germany, but "we also cater to locals and we love first-timers who may have never tried clothing optional before. We'll make you comfortable."

For the full story click here

We have always been considered the most mainstream nudist resort in America and perfect for couples trying topless and nude sunbathing for the first time. Well tripadvisor.com picking us as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world shows that nudists love our resort too.

If you have been wanting to try topless or nude sunbathing, give us a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com
Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Clothing Optional - The top 10 best clothing optional resorts picked by Tripadvisor.com


Clothing optional vacations are on the rise. We are receiving more requests than ever before about clothing optional travel.

http://tripadvisor.com on Wednesday July 15th came out with a list of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world.

And yes, you guessed it, The Terra Cotta Inn was in the top 10. As an even greater honor, only 2 nudist resorts in the whole US were selected.

Terra Cotta was included along with the Grand Lido Negril, Hidden Beach in Mexico, and Club Orient on the island of St. Martin.

Here is the story with some of the resorts:

"TripAdvisor Exposes Top 10 Clothing Optional Resorts

NEWTON, Mass., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor(R), the world's largest
travel community, today announced the top 10 clothing-optional resorts,
according to traveler popularity and TripAdvisor editors.


Hidden Treasure: Hidden Beach Resort - Au Naturel Club, Riviera Maya,
Mexico - Average Nightly Rate: $541...

Terra Firma: Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs, California - Average
Nightly Rate: $149

Once a celebrity retreat site, the Terra Cotta Inn is now a relaxation
destination where all visitors are welcome to feel comfortable and pampered,
movie star body or not. One TripAdvisor traveler called it, "A place where you
can feel totally comfortable shedding your stress, worries, and cares right
along with your clothes."

...Bare in Bonaire: Sorobon Beach Resort, Bonaire - Average Nightly Rate:
$190

Visitors love the tranquility of this beachy (and bare) Bonaire haven,
with its shallow barrier-protected bay that makes swimming, scuba diving and
snorkeling a delight. According to one TripAdvisor traveler, "The total
concept of being nude 24-7 was very relaxing. The island is very beautiful and
we will be back to this resort next year."

...Sight Club: Club Orient Resort: St. Martin - Average Nightly Rate:
$396

...Negril in the Nude: Grand Lido Negril Resort & Spa, Negril, Jamaica -
Average Nightly Rate: $523

..."For travelers, a great vacation is all about escaping. For most that
means escaping the confines of their homes, for others, it is best achieved by
escaping the confines of their clothes," said Michele Perry, vice president of
global communications for TripAdvisor."

What is nice to note is we were the only nudist resort that was considered affordable luxury.

For the full story CLICK HERE

If you want to take a fun vacation at one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world according to TripAdvisor.com give us a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Last minute availability at Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs on July 18th and 19th



Hi everyone.

We just received a few cancellations for this beautiful weekend, July 18th and 19th. You are more than welcome to book the Friday and Saturday or just the Saturday July 19th.

We also have some rooms available next week on the Sunday July 20th to Thursday July 24th.

The weather is great, nice and sunny.

The news media must really hate California. They are still creating panic with people all over the world saying all of California is on fire. That is NOT true. The fires are 400-600 miles north of Palm Springs. We are NOT in the smoke path.

People forget California is the 3rd largest state in the US and the longest state. For instance if you put California on its side it would stretch from New York to the Mississippi, it is that long. So for perspective, if there was a fire in New York would it effect Detroit 500 miles away? No. That is how close the fires to Palm Springs. They are NO WHERE near us.

So don't believe the doom and gloom fire and weather forecasters. The weather is fantastic here in sunny Palm Springs.

Don't forget, we have a state of the art high pressure poolside misting/cooling system. It is wonderful. We just upgraded it this spring, so it is now the most powerful, effective poolside cooling system in the whole Palm Springs area.

We also have a salt water system pool and jacuzzi. The water is great. We don't have to use all the harsh chemicals like other hotels use.

For more information, go to our site at http://sunnyfun.com To learn more about Palm Springs visit http://palmsprings.com

To make reservations give us a call at a-800-786-6938.

Hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Naturists win British lottery

I always say how the press is fascinated by naturists and nudists. A naturist couple in England just won about $500,000 in the English lottery.

As far as lottos go, that is small potatoes. You don't hear about what people are going to do with their money when they win $5 million, why would the world hear about a couple winning a half million.

You will have about them if they are naturists.

This couple is going to Australia to go nude sunbathing.

Here is the story:

"holiday with a lotto

A PAIR of British nudists have scored $500,000 in the lottery - and now they're planning to spend the some of the cash checking out the sights Down Under...

The pair have been naturists for decades and, now they can afford to fulfil their holiday dream, plan to go nude when visit family in Australia.

"It just feels natural to me, it gives me freedom and I like having an all-over suntan," 53-year-old Ms Dallard said.

Mr Tucker added: “At the end of the day, when you’re talking to someone, you’re talking to their face, not their body...

The winning numbers - 2, 12, 22, 26, 28 and 30 - are the same ones Mr Tucker has used ever since Britain's National Lottery was launched in 1994, and are the dates of his children’s birthdays.

For the full story click here

Nice stories like this only help let people know that it is lots of fun vacationing at nudist resorts.

If you would like a nice fun vacation at Palm Springs's most popular clothing optional resort, give us The Terra Cotta Inn a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs.

P.S. To the lucky couple that won. Lots of our English guests that take holidays in Australia usually stop over at our resort for around a week or so as part of their journey. If you want a fun naturist vacation in the US, give us a call at 760-322-6059 or e-mail us.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Nude beach vacation recommended by GoGirlfriend.com

There are so many websites out there. I never heard of gogirlfriend.com before. Here is what they say about their site:

GoGirlfriend.com - Travel with confidence
GG is a travel based opinion site for women going places
GoGirlfriend is where intelligent women go for travel information that matters. We inform, connect and inspire women to live their travel dreams.

Well today they are trying to inspire women to take a vacation at a nude beach in Florida. Here is the story:

Florida Beaches Guide - Playalinda Beach


Move over wooden bangles and dangly earrings, we're shedding it all when we visit Playalinda Beach, a barrier island on Canaveral National Seashore. Yes, we understand nudism is illegal in Florida, but this is one beach you can shed your clothes and no one will notice - or care.

The most northern parking area of the beach is so secluded that nudism laws aren't enforced. You'll find a wide variety of visitors here from heterosexual couples to gay men to true naturists. If this describes you, Playalinda Beach should be on your (nude) vacation radar. If you're not into public displays of your body, Playalinda has a more conservative section along the parking lots leading up to spot 13..."

For the full story click here

Here is another example of the mainstreaming of nude recreation. A women's travel site recommending women to take a vacation at a nude beach.

Of course they made an error in their story. Nudism is NOT illegal in Florida, it is just illegal at most beaches. Why they did not recommend Haulover Beach, I'll never know.

Also why they didn't recommend Cypress Cove which is the best nudist resort in Florida and just minutes outside of Orlando I don't know.

Finally, why they recommended a summer vacation in Florida is beyond me. Everyone knows Florida is the rainiest state in the US in the summer. The National Weather Service says 3 of the 10 rainiest cities in the US in the summer are Miami, Tampa, and Orlando.

Gogirlfriend should have seen the Los Angeles Times newspaper today and recommended a nude beach in California. Or better yet, they should have recommended staying at our resort in sunny Palm Springs, CA.

So for your best vacation ever give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Best nude beaches in California - Vote now


Vote for the best nude beaches in the state of California, now.

Just yesterday, I wrote about the mainstreaming of nude recreation in America and today the Los Angeles Times has an article where you can vote for the best nude beaches in California.

I also printed the results of the vote as of the time that I wrote this blog.

Here's the story:

"Your vote: Best nude beach in California?

Although the Trail 6 area of San Onofre State Beach may be losing its status as a naturist hangout since the 1970s, there are several other strips of sand along our coast that they also frequent.
Here is your chance to weigh in. Take our poll and tell us which is the best clothing-optional beach in California. And please use the comments section below to tell us why.

7.1 %
Baker Beach, San Francisco
21.4 %
Black's Beach, San Diego
7.1 %
Bonny Doon Beach, Santa Cruz County
0.0 %
The Crater, Monterey County
0.0 %
Gaviota State Beach, Santa Barbara County
7.1 %
Gray Whale Cove, San Mateo County
0.0 %
Guadalupe Dunes, San Luis Obispo County
0.0 %
Limantour Beach, Marin County
7.1 %
Pirate's Cove at Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo County
35.7 %
San Onofre State Beach, San Diego County
14.3 %
None of the above? Write your own review.

For the link to vote: click here

And if you want to take a nice luxurious nude or topless vacation where, give us a calla t 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Caliente resort gives up its membership to AANR over swingers

I am all for mainstreaming nude recreation. When we opened 13 years ago, we were giving so much bad advice by so called nudist leaders because we wanted to operate mainstream and try to attract younger guests who did not consider themselves nudists.

One of the biggest erroneous pieces of advice we were given was we had to cater to families and all their children and we had to charge them big yearly membership fees as non nudist first timer couples could never be persuaded to try a trip to a nudist resort unless they brought their kids along.

Well we ignored those so called leaders. Our marketing was the correct way to operate and we are very successful as we are one of the busiest of ALL hotels in Palm Springs. Our repeat guests come from around the world to vacation here. We are considered to be the only nudist resort in the western US that caters to vacationers and is busy 7 days a week, not just Saturdays.

Now I have to a say that the nudist organization AANR has changed dramatically from when we first opened. The director Erich Schuttauf has done a great job directing AANR into becoming a mainstream organization. They have done a fantastic job of promoting nude recreation to the general public and I am very proud of the staff and the organization.

I think Caliente wanted to be like us and cater to mainstream America. However in my opinion, they got too big too fast, had enormous overhead and obviously and the need for cash caused them to turn to swinger groups.

Most swinger clubs do not own resorts as they get shut down by cities many times. For instance, earlier this year the city of Orange, CA shut down a swinger club. So swingers were very so happy to book at Caliente.

The big problem is nudists and swingers will never be able to co-exist. If swingers just nude sunbathed, it would be great. The problem is many swingers are very aggressive in hitting on nonswinger nudists to have sex. It is very annoying to have swingers act like their in heat propositioning you all day long. This happened to Mary Clare and me about 10 years ago at Paradise when it used to be swinger friendly (it now has new owners).

Nude recreation is a fun activity. However its purpose is not to see how many people you can swap fluids with in one evening. Nude recreation is clean fun like you would have at a Marriott, Westin, W hotel, etc.

Caliente thinks that swinging will attract more young people. It may attract young swingers, but that is all. Normal people would never go to swinger parties where the purpose is swapping partners.

Caliente should have kept up with their theme parties, just not made them swinger.

The Terra Cotta Inn is very popular and we are not swinger friendly. Cypress Cove, a big resort is very popular and it is not swinger friendly. It can be done.


Here is the story:

"Pasco Nudist Resort Breaks With National Group Over Swingers

LAND O' LAKES - In the midst of an investigation into its involvement with a swingers organization, Caliente Resorts has given up its membership in the American Association for Nude Recreation.

...Caliente officials notified AANR they were withdrawing from the association after AANR sent a letter reminding its roughly 260 member clubs of the organization's "principles and standards," said Erich Schuttauf, AANR's executive director.

During the investigation, Schuttauf said AANR's board of trustees found it "very troubling" that Angye Fox, Caliente's public relations director, is scheduled to speak at Swingfest 2008, an adult trade show starting this month in Hollywood, Fla. She is scheduled to lead a workshop promoting the co-existence of swingers and nudists.

"We're a family-oriented association," Schuttauf said. "That's very important, and we've been saying that for 75 years. There isn't an awful lot of room for co-existence."

...Schuttauf said AANR's principles are more important to the trustees than how many homeowners complain about sex parties.

..."They're also losing overall protection. For instance, if something happens legislatively where someone wanted to ban alcohol where nudism is involved – like at strip clubs – we still have to go out and defend ourselves and explain what we are and what we aren't."

Fox said losing the charter won't harm the resort's advertising and marketing efforts.

"We've helped them, frankly," she said of AANR. "They haven't changed with the times. We're taking advantage of educating the next generation, the 20- and 30-somethings on social nudism. [AANR] hasn't done a good job of targeting those folks. Young people communicate differently. It's a different world to them. You can't send them a newspaper."

...What draws many younger people to Caliente is its theme parties, such as last month's "Arabian Nights" event, where guests dressed as genies, kings or queens, or this month's "Eyes Wide Shut" event, an homage to the 1999 Stanley Kubrick film with Tom Cruise. Attendees are encouraged to wear masks.

Those parties are thrown by the Aahz Party Lifestyle Group. On its Web site, Aahz touts "an explosive sexual atmosphere" at its parties, some of which are advertised as swingers' events.

"Theme parties are fun and sexy parties," Fox said. "They wear masks and elegant clothing. It's hot and attractive, and there's no pressure for anybody to have any sexual relations. What they do in the privacy of their own room or home is up to them."

...Whether or not Caliente's marketing efforts are more effective than AANR's isn't the point, Schuttauf said.

"We have 75 years of success and we have trust in the community, and that's not easily earned," he said. "To some degree, we have to do what we feel our principles and standards would dictate. Our reputation and credibility is extremely important to us.

"We've worked hard to earn Pasco County's trust, and we want to keep it that way."

If you want to take a vacation at one of the best nudist resorts in America according to AOL.com and where you won't be pestered by swingers, give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Megan Fox want to film a entire movie naked

One of the sad things about owning a nudist resort, is I don't get to watch that much TV or movies and I start to lose track of curent TV and movie stars.

When I saw this story, I thought to myself "who is Megan Fox." I then learned she is the star of the Transformers movies and was voted this year, the world's sexiest woman by FHM magazine. Luckily I know who #2 was, it was Jessica Alba.

Reading a little about Megan Fox, it appears she is very comfortable being topless or naked.

In my opinion the more actresses and actors make being topless or nude appear to be very normal, the more popular topless and nude sunbathing will become.

Here is the story"

"Megan Fox wants to film 'entirely naked'

IN THE BUFF: Transformers star Megan Fox wants to film an entire movie naked, saying it would be 'beautiful'.

Transformers star Megan Fox says she wants to make a film in which she stars entirely naked...

She said: "I would love to do a movie naked - it would be beautiful. No one dares make that kind of film today.

"They did it in the 1930s in an arty way, so why not now?"..."

And if you want to go topless or nude sunbathing, give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Mormon excommunicated for producing a shirtless Morman men calendar

Ever since the movie Calendar Girls, it seems everyone wants to create a "naked" calendar to raise money.

A Mormon gentleman just created a calendar of shirtless Mormon men. This article says the men were in modest poses.

The calendar producer says he wanted to shake up the stereotype that people have of all Mormons as being extremely conservative.

What I think the calendar producer proved is the stereotype of the Mormon church hierarchy is true. They really are extremely conservative as they excommunicated him.

Whenever I hear some radical religious right blowhard say America needs to become more religious, I always wonder, what religion should we follow. Shall we become like Mormons where men should wear shirts when they go swimming at the beach? Should we all become Catholics? Jewish? Or should we give all our money to the televangelists which is what they want.

Why do the radical religious right all think that all Americans should believe what they believe and that following what they say is the only way to heaven.

Many people forget, the very 1st Amendment in the Bill of Rights states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;"

If you notice the very 1st thing that worried our founding fathers was that our country would establish a religion. And that is why the radical religious right hates our constitution so much as Americans are promised there will be no government organized religious.

Here is the story:


"Shirtless calendar’s creator excommunicated

Mormon men pose for calendar
Sept. 14, 2007: A dozen Mormon men take off their shirts for a calendar spread.

SALT LAKE CITY - The creator of a calendar that featured shirtless Mormon missionaries was excommunicated Sunday after a disciplinary meeting with local church leaders in Las Vegas.

..."I felt like I spoke my truth," the 31-year-old entertainment entrepreneur said. "Bottom-line, they still felt the calendar is inappropriate and not the image that the church wants to have."

"Men on a Mission," which has sold nearly 10,000 copies at $14.99 each, included pictures of 12 returned missionaries wearing black slacks, but not their trademark white shirts, in modest poses. The men also were photographed in traditional missionary garb and share their religious beliefs in biographical sketches.

Some of the 12 models have also been called to disciplinary meetings, but none were punished...

Hardy said the purpose of the 2008 calendar was not to tear down the church or its 13 million members.

"The project is about stepping outside the stereotypes and stepping outside of the image," Hardy said. "Not everybody fits the image and I let them know we're not trying to portray an image for the entire church..."

For the full story click here

And if you want a fun vacation where you don't have to wear a shirt, (or bottoms), give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

10% of Americans want nude vacations this summer according to recent survey


10% of Americans are interested in a nude vacation this summer. That is a pretty high percent. I know we have received more phone calls, e-mails, and bookings from first timers than ever before.

Another part of the survey showed 50% of Amerivans wanted a beach vacation especially in Florida.

It always cracks me up that people want to go to Florida in the summer. It is the RAINIEST state in the nation and in the summer 3 of the 10 rainiest cities in the US are Miami, Tampa, and Orlando. Florida is best from December until April. After that it is just hot, humid, buggy, and rainy.

However, the tourism marketing machinery hums along fine in Florida convincing people who don't know any better that the rainist state in the nation is the Sunshine state.

AANR does a great job on pr and sharing their findings with members. This story came from an AANR mass e-mailing. So thank you very much.

Here it is:

"Vacationers are looking for great scenery
Posted: July 6, 2008

A recent survey by the National Leisure Travel Monitor revealed this snapshot of how Americans planned to vacation this summer:

» 70 percent seek beautiful scenery.


» 67 percent desire to go to a place they've never visited.

» 50 percent want a beach experience, particularly in Florida.

» 40 percent want to stay at a hotel with a "casually elegant" atmosphere.

» 33 percent like theme parks.

» 20 percent want to go fishing, gambling or to a spa.

» 10 percent said they'd be interested in a nude recreation experience..."

The story came from Indystar.com on July 6th, 2008

And if you are looking for a fun vacation in one of the most beautiful cities in America, Palm Springs, give us a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs, the sunniest city in America!

Go topless or nude and beat bikini season anxiety


Msn.com had a home page story called "Beat Bikini Season Anxiety." I thought that might be an interesting story to comment on. When I clicked it, I saw it was a Dove soap advertorial.


However it did make a good point. Here it is :

"don't we talk negatively about ourselves all the time? ...how many pounds they want to lose, etc...This season I am going to change my mind: I'm going to proudly wear a bathing suit and allow my rational voice to talk - not my critical one."

For the full story click here

All the time we hear from guys who say there wives or girlfriends won't come to our nude resort until they have lost "x" amount of pounds. That is just a crutch because they will never lose that wait. They are just making up excuses as to why they feel insecure. They feel one they have lost that weight, their lives will be perfect and thus they can vacation at our clothing optional resort.

The better thing is to be like the Nike ad and "Just do it." You will feel much happier with yourself, you will meet really nice people that you will become friends with, and you will love the experience of topless or nude sunbathing.

And at a nudist resort, you don't have to worry how the bathing suit or bikini fits.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 for a fantastic vacation. Our site is http://sunnyfun.com Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Julianne Moore needs to vacation at a nudist resort

Julianne Moore said she is happy to appear naked in films. Of course the press then adds "despite old age." How ancient is she? 47 years old.

Most nudist resorts have guests who are from their 20's to 70's that sunbathe topless or nude, yet I guess to the press 47 is way, way, over the hill. Women of that age should always wear lots of clothes so the common man would never catch a glance of their bare skin.

Here's the story:

"Julianne Moore Happy To Go Naked Despite Old Age


Actress Julianne Moore has no plans to stop stripping off for movie roles as she grows older.

The Forgotten star, 47, previously shed her clothes for Robert Altman's Short Cuts in 1993, but she refuses to rule out more nudity just because of her advancing years.


..."But as for actually being comfortable in my own skin, I don't think anybody is ... it's not possible to feel good about yourself at all times."


It is sad that even a great actress like Julianne Moore does not feel comfortable in her own skin. Since Helen Mirren is a nudist, I bet she feels comfortable.

Julianne should vacation at a nice nudist resort like ours, the Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional Resort and Spa. I bet after a nice vacation here, she would feel a lot more comfortable.

And if you want a fun relaxing vacation where you can go nude or topless sunbathing, give us a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

And don't forget in the months of July and August we have a special on Monday thru Thursday nights of stay 1 night, the 2nd is half priced.

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Naked Ice Cream Social in Palm Springs July 12th - Rooms still available




This week is nude recreation week and it ends on Saturday July 12th. It is the
33rd anniversary celebrating all the fun of vacationing topless or nude at wonderful nudist resorts and at nude beaches around the world.

Nude recreation week reminds everyone that you can escape the hum drum of boring chain hotel vacations. You need to pack light and be prepared to say goodbye to tan lines forever.

I have always positioned The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa as a mainstream nudist resort. CBSmarketwatch,com called us the most mainstream of all nudist resorts in America and perfect for couples trying nude sunbathing for the first time.

This Saturday, July 12th is our annual ice cream social celebrating the end of nude recreation week. What is more fun then eating cool ice cream on a warm sunny day in Palm Springs? Why eating it naked of course!

You should have heard the oohs and ahs when the guests saw our eye-popping array of all you can eat of 10 of your favorite premium ice creams and every type of topping you can imagine last year. They all told us it was one of their most memorable stays at the Terra Cotta Inn because they had so much fun indulging in the ice cream and meeting other great guests.

It is definitely one of our most popular events and it's free with your stay, so book now by calling 800-786-6938.

And don't forget, this July and August, on Monday thru Thursday nights, we run our annual summer discounts of stay 1 night, the 2nd is half priced. And if you stay a week, we discount our already low weekly rates by an additional $100.

To learn more about our beautiful resort, visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

For more information about the ice cream social and making reservations for this event or any time, give us a call at 800-786-6938. We answer the phones from 8am-10pm PST.

Hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

And bloggers and reporters, you do not have to ask permission to link to his story.

Nude Recreation Week featured on Buzzfeed.com today


Buzzfeed.com is one of the most popular sites on the web. This week, their Alexa number is 11,000 which means it is the 11,000th most visited site in the world. For comparison, this blog is usually in the 500-600,000th most popularly viewed sites in the world and is probably the most popularly viewed nudist blog on the web.

Today, they featured Nude Recreation Week as one of the hot subjects being written about on the net. They also mention my post about our ice cream social as one of the hot stories about nude recreation week.

Here is the story:

"Nude Recreation Week
Culture Buzz All those people you saw rollerblading naked on the way to work today? They’re just celebrating NRW 2008. It’s cool. In the links, all of BuzzFeed’s ideas for celebrating Nude Recreation Week. Enjoy responsibly."

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And if you want to celebrate nude recreation week, this Saturday July 12th is our annual ice cream social. Give u, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938 to make reservations. We still have a few rooms left this weekend for this fun event!!!

Even if you are not a nudist and you are a first timer, we hope to see you. CBSmarketwatch.com reported we are the most mainstream nudist resort in America and perfect for couples trying nude sunbathing for the first time.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com
Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Topless sunbathers may face fines in Australian city where it is legal to topless sunbathe


Topless sunbathers can even be harassed by the local authorities even when it is legal to go topless sunbathing in Cairns, Australia.

The city defines if the topless sunbather is offensive, a public nuisance, and interferes with the enjoyment of a public place, they can be fined or jailed.

Hmmm, many people would say many elected officials around the world and especially in our Federal government are public nuisances and are offensive, can we jail them too?

Here is the story:


"Topless face fines, jail


...Under section six of the Summary Offences Act, behaviour judged to be offensive, or to interfere with enjoyment of a public place, could attract a $750 fine or six months in prison.

..."Topless on a beach may not be considered offensive, however walking topless in the city may be."

...Earlier this week, Cairns Regional Council Mayor Val Schier dismissed fears the Esplanade was drawing "pervs and oglers".

She revealed she too had "bared her naked body to the sun".

Yesterday, Cr Schier said the status quo had worked well until now.

"Anyone who's been offended by it moves themselves to some other part of the pool.

"It really hasn't been an issue.

"I think very occasionally people say they're offended by it, but they go elsewhere."

And she said: "People aren't particularly exhibitionist about it.

"They're just quietly reading their book..."

For the full story : click here

And if you want to go nude or topless sunbathing in a nice safe, relaxing environment, give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Nudism has its flaws a fun look at what not to do in the nude


Nudists are always saying how much fun nudism is and how everyone can easily live life in the nude, yet there are certain things that people may find difficult to do without any clothes.

A Kansas City newspaper takes a fun look at Nude Recreation Week.

Here's the story:

Nudism has its flaws

It’s Nude Recreation Week, according to the Naturist Society...

Aficionados and first-timers alike are celebrating by visiting nude beaches and resorts...

...There are some activities... that you should absolutely not do naked. Here are 20just for starters:

•Put out a fire.

•Get anywhere near a trampoline.

•Blow glass.

•Slide down a slide.

•Fry bacon.

•Scamper, scurry or sprint.

•Go on a rampage.

•Preach the gospel.

•Chaperone a prom.

•Operate a jackhammer.

•Have lunch with Larry King.

•Refuse to wear insect repellent.

•Swordfight.

•Barbecue.

•Travel. Anywhere.

•Play goalie.

•Play Twister (unless that’s your thing).

•Weld.

•Conduct a symphony.

•Shampoo your ferret."


For the full story click here

Luckily they didn't say nude bbq.

And it you want a nice fun vacation where you can go topless or nude sunbathing, give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Monday, July 07, 2008

Are you a nudist video?

It is nice to see other nudist blogs out there on the web. I just learned today of this blog. The writer shows a nudist video from Naked News. They had their naked news reporter at Haulover Beach in Miami, FL which is a nice nude beach.

One of the questions the reporter asks the nude sunbathers is "are you a nudist?" Now what "true nudists" will find astonishing is you have a naked reporter asking nude sunbathers and most of the nude sunbathers answer "No I am not a nudist."

I am not surprised by this answer.

I find this answer to be so true at our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa. I bet if I asked 95% of our guests, they would say they are NOT nudists. They just like nude sunbathing and being nude on their vacations. And they would never, ever be nude around their children.

CLICK HERE To see the video.

And if you have always wanted to go to a nice, safe, relaxing resort where you can go nude or topless sunbathing, give us a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Happy Nude Recreation Week


Happy Nude recreation Week everyone. Here is a copy of a press release we put out celebrating this fun week.

Bloggers and reporters feel free posting this story or linking to it. You do not need to ask for permission first.

Naked Ice Cream in Palm Springs - A Fun, Cool Way to Celebrate Nude Recreation Week


Every year more and more people are celebrating America's freedoms by choosing to do it the most fun way possible by vacationing at nudist resorts or nude beaches. Nude Recreation Week reminds people that you don't have to settle for the same old boring chain hotel vacations each year. Pack light and say goodbye to funny tan lines forever.


Palm Springs, CA, July 06, 2008 ---- What's better than attending an old fashioned ice cream social in sunny Palm Springs, California? How about eating the ice cream naked.

This year, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa http://sunnyfun.com is celebrating the 33rd annual anniversary of Nude Recreation Week by having an ice cream social and your invited.

"We have always been considered the most mainstream nudist resort in America," says Mary Clare Mulhall owner of the Terra Cotta Inn with her husband Tom who also happens to be a past president of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce.

"We figured, what is the one thing everyone loves .... ice cream. So just as America finished celebrating its birthday, we will be celebrating Nude Recreation Week in our birthday suits. Nothing is more decadent than eating cool, yummy ice cream on a sunny Palm Springs summer afternoon while naked," said Mary Clare.

Nude Recreation Week is sponsored by the American Association of Nude Recreation and The Naturist Society. These are the major nudist organizations in the United States. This holiday week is celebrated at nudist resorts all across the U.S, and Canada from July 7th -13th.

Topless and nude sunbathing, swimming, and skinny dipping have had a long history of popularity in our country. Presidents John Quincey Adams and Teddy Roosevelt used to go nude swimming in the Potomac river. And Benjamin Franklin enjoyed nude sunbathing by taking daily "air baths" clothes free.

Nude Recreation Week is a great way to let first timers learn about all the fun they are missing out on by not vacationing at nudist resorts. Once you shed your clothes, all of lifes daily stresses magically melt away. Clothing optional resorts are the best way to relax to the max.

According to Forbes Magazine, nude and topless sunbathing is one of the fastest growing trends in the travel industry. And vacationing at The Terra Cotta Inn is one of the best places for first timers to have their first "au naturel" experience.

No other nudist resort compares to The Terra Cotta Inn. They work very hard to make their guests feel very comfortable. Unlike typical nudist resorts, a woman is more than welcome to go topless sunbathing until she feels comfortable nude sunbathing.

Guests love taking their summer vacations at Terra Cotta. They have a state of the art salt water pool and jacuzzi. They don't have to use all the harsh chemicals like other hotels. And with their poolside misting/cooling system, you will always feel comfortable in the Palm Springs sunshine. It is no wonder that they average over a 75% repeat guest rate which is one of the highest rates in the travel industry.

This summer, Terra Cotta is also running a "get a great all over suntan special offer" in July and August. On Monday through Thursday nights, stay 1 night, the 2nd is half priced. Rates start at $149/couple/night midweek. And if you want a week long vacation like many of the repeat guests do, weekly rates are reduced by an extra $100 to $859/couple/week. All summer long rates include complementary breakfast and afternoon snacks, early check in (10am) and late checkout (5pm), free parking, free wifi, and much, much more.

So this year, celebrate your freedom from having to wear clothes on your summer vacation. Celebrate Nude Recreation Week by joining The Terra Cotta Inn in sunny Palm Springs, CA for their ice cream social this July 12th. Or, whenever you want a nice, fun, relaxing vacation at any time of the year, give them a call at 1-800-786-6938.

Make this the year that funny tanlines become just another pleasant memory.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

For more information about our beautiful sunny city, Palm Springs, visit http://palmsprings.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Palm Springs has beautiuful sunshines - No fires


Palm Springs has been having fantastic sunny weather all summer long.

It is very sad for the families in NORTHERN California that are
losing their homes to the fires.

However the media is giving false information about the fires. They
are making it sound like all of California is on fire. That is NOT
true.

We have had more cancellations in the last 2 weeks than ever before because people erroneously think Palm Springs is by the fires.

Today, we just had another guest cancel for 1 week because they were
afraid of the fires and didn't believe me when I said we had blue
skies because their TV newsperson said all of California is burning.
Pretty scary that some people actually believe what they hear on TV.

The biggest fire is by Big Sur which is 400 miles north of Palm
Springs. The Santa Barbara fire is 200 miles north of Palm Springs and is not that big. And the other fires north of San Francisco are at least 600 miles
north of Palm Springs.

For a perspective, if there was a fire in New York, would it effect
Detroit? Of course not, that is how far away some of the fires are.
People forget California is the 3rd largest state in the US. If our
state was to lay sideways we would stretch from New York city to the
Mississippi River, our state is that long.

The skies are blue in Palm Springs. We are NOT in any wind patterns. The wind does
not blow north to south in the summer. It goes west to east. There
are no fires in Southern California.

One of our guests called me yesterday saying that they went to
Florida instead of here for their vacation because they were afraid
of the fires. They said it rained steady for about 5 of the 7 days on
their vacation in Florida. They were miserable and so mad at themselves for being scared by television.

TV is in the news business of scaring people so they watch. They are NOT in the business of giving accurate news.

You will have a wonderful smoke free vacation here in Palm Springs.

We still have 5 rooms left for our ice cream social on July 12th.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 to reserve a room this weekend. We
also have rooms available midweek at our summer special of stay 1
night, the 2nd is half priced on Monday thru Thursday nights in July and August.

So for a fun, relaxing vacation where you can go nude or topless sunbathing, give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you soon in sunny, SMOKE FREE Palm Springs!

A nudist colony story rears its ugly head again in a newspaper

Reading this nudist colony story in the Canadian National Post newspaper makes the reporters look like Beavis and Butthead go wild at the local nudist colony.

The media is fascinated by nudist resorts. It seems more and more reporters are writing about and filming our industry than ever before.

I have never been to the Four Seasons nudist campground before nor has any guests ever mentioned staying or belonging to that nudist club.

Two reporters from the National Post newspaper did a story on the campground. It is not very flattering. If what the reporter writes is true, I wouldn't want to go there either. In my experience with the press, I find a lot of what they write is exaggerated or not true, so I do not know what to believe and I will reserve judgement of the nudist park in the story.

The reporter should have gone to a nice nudist resort with his wife and he would have had a completely different, positive experience.

Here is the story:



"Nude dudes: A weekend at a nudist colony

Guelph, Ont. • National Post cartoonist Steve Murray and I recently spent two days at Four Seasons - no, not one of the properties in the luxe hotel chain. This Four Seasons is a hotel, campground and nudist colony situated on 150 acres of former farmland acquired by Hans and Lisa Stein in 1968. My wife, probably wisely, decided to stay at home in Toronto.

Early on in our visit, we talked to Hans, 79, and Lisa, 75, to find out how a former German dental technician and his mate find themselves running a nudist colony in rural Ontario.

...You have to show people that the inside of a nudist club is different from what they have in mind."

The Steins are talking to us in the 120-seat dining room. Believe it, the Four Seasons is quite a spread. In addition to the dining room, there's a restaurant called Scandals, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, tennis court, boutique, paddle boats, fitness centre and a brand new $2.5-million septic tank, all of which serve the 18-room hotel and some 100 trailers that have been converted into one-storey homes on streets with names like Sunset Strip and Paradise Lane. The population of this town within a town is roughly 150.

...In the United States, nude recreation was a $440-million industry in 2007, more than double the $200-million in 1992. Canadian nudist resorts aren't faring as well: Four Seasons, in fact, is up for sale (the Steins won't disclose their asking price but say they have a "more than generous offer" on the table). Bare Oaks, in Sharon, Ont., was sold recently, and Glen Echo Park, in the Oak Ridges Moraine, was put on the market last summer for $1.7-million. No buyers yet.

The problem is that nudist colonies just aren't drawing the Facebook crowd. "It's not a problem for young people to take off their clothes, it's that young people don't want to be members," says Lisa, also blaming the empty dining room on gas prices. "Kids are in soccer, gymnastics, they have commitments. They don't have the time."

I came to Four Seasons with an open mind, but my $55-a-night room closed it quickly. The purple carpet is old and frayed, cobwebs hang from the windows, dirty curtains cover thin cardboard

walls and the television gets only one channel, which plays non-stop porn.

...Paul Rapoport, editor of Going Natural, the Federation of Canadian Naturists trade magazine, told me recently that nudist colonies are actually less sexualized than shopping malls - and that Four Seasons is more freewheeling than most naturist communities: "Nudity is a vulnerable state, but if you accept that vulnerability there's a different connection. The nudity at a social gathering at a nudist club enforces a bond. In fact, there's more of an erotic charge when someone is wearing clothes - imagination is a big part of eroticism."


Nude, Steve and I venture forth and discover an array of body types at the pool. Nobody gawks. I arrange the massive white towel that I've brought on a broken lounge chair, settle in...

...After this edifying talk, Steve and I, now clothed, drink Budweiser at the outdoor bar, where no one is nude and everyone drinks heavily. We play pool, watch porn and then go to bed.


On Saturday morning, we are back in the hot tub, nude. An uncircumcised man of about 40 with a dragon tattoo on his back joins us with his girlfriend, a novel by Carl Hiaasen and a joint. We nod hello...

..."Volleyball!" screams his companion, swinging a plastic bag filled with bottles of Blue.

She is 40-something, six feet tall and wearing a T-shirt and jeans. She has been barred from the Four Seasons - though on this day she has snuck in. She is drunk out of her gourd.

"I want to play volleyball," says the woman, who moved here with her family at 17.

"You don't have any players, or a ball or anything," says the man.

He asks us to take her off his hands, and she leads us into a trailer to meet another couple, who are both clothed. (The biggest drinkers here all seem to be wearing clothes).

..."Look how stoned he is," she says, when her 25-year-old son enters the trailer and grabs two bottles of beer. The kid, who lives in Newmarket, has massive arms and wears a black tank-top tucked into shorts. The man takes the kid's car keys. Their other son is a cop.

...Back at the bar, we run into the 22-year-old son of the man in the golf cart. He asks if we want to get high.

"I hate this hard-drinking old swinger's scene," he says, although Hans and Lisa Stein swear that's not the atmosphere in their club...

Steve and I walk her back to her room, which takes some effort. Then it's back to the bar, where Steve delights the crowd with a romping dance with Lisa Stein. It was an eye-opening weekend and, while nudism seems like a great utopian ideal, the denizens of Four Seasons seem to be sullying the Steins' original vision. All things considered, I think the next trip Steve and I take should be to that other Four Seasons. I think I can even convince my wife to join us there."

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If what is written is true, the campground should be ashamed of the broken lounge chairs dirty rooms, non stop porn, and drug use. They say the younger generation isn't going to nudist resorts any more, that is not true. They are not going to their resort. Maybe the dirty rooms has a lot to do with their occupancy being down.

If that was my first nude experience, I don't think I would have ever tried it again.

I have always known that you have to compete with regular hotels. People are not going to go nude at rundown naturist resorts.

A perfect example of how you have to run a good resort whether you are a naturist resort or not is here in Palm Springs. Year round we have one of the highest occupancy rates of all hotels in Palm Springs. We have been open 13 years. We buy top of the line beds, have invested in a state of the art salt water pool and jacuzzi, have the best high pressure poolside cooling system in all of Palm Springs (and that is not an exaggeration), have free wifi and many more amenities.

There was another larger nudist resort in Palm Springs. From reading tripadvisor reports, they had old saggy beds, showed pay per view adult movies in the rooms, and had a low occupancy rate. They went bankrupt last year.

People just won't go to a place that is not nice just to go nude.

Now if you want a nice fun, relaxing place where you can go topless or nude sunbathing, give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!