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.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

In Bonaire Sorobon Nudist resort will no long be nudist- It's going textile

The world wide recession has effected nudist resorts as well as textile hotels. Sorobon is the latest nudist resort that is converting over to being a textile hotel.
I've always heard good things about how it was run, so we are sad to hear it will no longer be nudist. It was one of the few nudist resorts in the Caribbean that did not gouge nudists by being ridiculously overpriced. We always recommended it.

From their site:

"Sorobon Beach Resort has always been a naturist resort. As of December 15th 2010 this will no longer be the case. We will open our doors to the general public and nudism will no longer be allowed.

CLICK HERE FOR SOROBON'S SITE

I think part of the reason they are going textile is I have found American and Canadian nudists are vacationing more and more ONLY in our 2 countries. They are tired of sending their money to foreign countries where none of it benefits the US or Canada. Since the US and Canada are the world's largest trading partners, anything benefiting one country helps the other.

I know we have so many guests that booked a week with us in the summer or fall (it's tropical storm and hurricane season in the Caribbean, Florida, and Mexico in the summer and fall so nudists never go to those places anyway as why vacation in the rain). And then they booked a week in the Caribbean or Mexico in the spring. Now they are staying with us year round and skipping those overpriced places.

Prior to the recession, people would brag about how much they overpaid to vacation in Mexico and the Caribbean at non nudist owned naked resorts. Not any more. Good value is the new luxury.

And luckily for nudists, The Terra Cotta Inn has ALWAYS been considered one of the best value nudist resort vacation in the world. MSNBC in November picked us as one of the best values in the US. That's one of the many reasons we are the most popular nude sunbathing resort in the western US.

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We're the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada) to make reservations or
for more information. We answer the phones from 8am-10pm PST.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Join our Facebook Terra Cotta Inn resort page at
http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Just 2 rooms left at Terra Cotta Inn nude sunbathing resort this Friday Saturday October 1 & 2


Due to a last minute cancellation. We have 1 room available this weekend on Friday and Sat nights, Oct 1 & 2 and one room available for just Saturday night Oct 2.

In October, we rarely just have weekends available as it prime vacation season. Nudists don't go to the Caribbean, Mexico, or Florida in October and November since it's the height of tropical storm/hurricane season unless they like rain. Which means everyone from around the world wants to stay here and take a vacation.

For instance we are 100% full tonight on a Tuesday Sept 28th.

So, this is your lucky weekend.

The weather has been fantastic. About 100F and nice and sunny.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 if you want a fun time here this weekend in sunny Palm Springs!

We also have rooms available midweek on Sunday thru Thurs in October, so think about getting away midweek too.


Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Sunny Palm Springs, CA
Our resort site: http://sunnyfun.com
Visit our Resort Facebook page: http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
For more information or reservations, call 1-800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada).

Sunday, September 26, 2010

October is the 25th anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month



October 1st starts the 25th Anniversary of National Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast Cancer is the #2 cancer killer of women in the US. Lung Cancer is #1.

Above is a photo of a guest who is a breast cancer survivor.

There is more and more evidence that getting Vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin that humans naturally produce by topless or nude sunbathing helps to prevent breast cancer.

So this October, keep your breasts healthy by going topless or nude sunbathing. They'll thank you for the great tan.

And donate to a a breast cancer organization. We are working with one and I should have more info this week on a donation we are doing.

>Tom Mulhall
>Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Sunny Palm Springs, CA
Resort site http://sunnyfun.com
Visit our Resort Facebook page http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
For more information or reservations, call 1-800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada).

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Vote Naked Campaign in Illinois has officially started


Mary Clare and I are from Chicago, Illinois. We met our freshman year of college at University of Illinois, Champaign.

Yesterday, I posted how the Indiana Court of Appeals just refused to grant women's breasts the same protection under the law as men's breasts. Even though there is already precedent in New York.

Today I learned about this great you tube video, Vote naked Illinois. I say it in a Huffington Post story. Here it is:

"Illinois Votes Naked: Nude Campaign Spreads News About Changes To Absentee Voting Law (VIDEO)

...The Equality Illinois Education Project teamed up with Rock the Vote and Roosevelt University for an eye-catching campaign that aims to get out the vote. "Vote Naked Illinois" wants to make people aware of the fact that this year, they don't need pants to make a difference in state government.

This summer, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law that required early voting in the "high traffic" areas near Illinois universities, Illinois Statehouse News reports. This means registered voters can submit absentee ballots as early as Sept. 23, and turn in their ballots at early voting locations between Oct. 11 and Oct. 28.

The move is seemingly an effort to attract more young voters...

One effective campaign tool? Nudity. The "Vote Naked Illinois" folks made this informative video about the changes to the state's early voting law: (Hat tip to Gapers Block for bringing this gem to our attention!)"

Click here for the full Huffington Post story

What a fun, creative way to convince people to vote and to tell people in Illinois that they can vote by mail. My hat and everything else is off for them.

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Sunny Palm Springs, CA
Our resort site: http://sunnyfun.com
Visit our Resort Facebook page: http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
For more information or reservations, call 1-800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada).

Monday, September 20, 2010

Time to nude sunbathe in Palm Springs with WestJet - Buy by 9/23 fly 11/1-12/15



Canadians are so lucky. WestJet kicked off another major airfare sale. They want everyone to have a fun vacation nude sunbathing here in sunny Palm Springs, California at The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa. Their sales end at midnight Thursday September 23rd. It's good from November 1st to December 15th.

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We're the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

On a MSNBC TV show in November, we were also named as the best value nudist resort on the west coast.

From WestJet's Site:

"Big savings on fall travel.

Save on U.S and international destinations.

* Book by September 23 for travel on select days between November 1 and December 15,2010."

CLICK HERE FOR THE WESTJET SALE PAGE

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada) to make reservations or
for more information. We answer the phones from 8am-10pm PST.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Join our Facebook Terra Cotta Inn resort page at
http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Women's breasts do not have equal protection under the law, says Indiana Court of Appeals- Shame on them!


Indiana's Court of Appeals just made a terrible decision. They ruled that a women's bare breasts do NOT have equal protection under the US Constitution. Of course this is just the opposite of how the NY Supreme court ruled in 1992 where a judge in NY said "One of the most important purposes to be served by the equal protection clause is to ensure that 'public sensibilities' grounded in prejudice and unexamined sterotypes do not become enshrined as part of the official policy of government."

Here's the story:

"A 16-year-old girl accused of exposing her breasts on an Indianapolis street can’t argue that the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives her the freedom to do it.

The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Thursday against the girl’s claim that Indiana’s nudity law violated the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause...

The girl’s attorney said Indiana’s nudity law was unfair because it covers the nipples of women, but not men.

The appeals court says the citizens of Indiana have spoken on the issue through their elected representatives.

Click here for the full story

The court saying the citizens of Indiana have spoken on this issue through their elected representatives is probably the WORST cop out excuse that justices can ever give.

Listen to these other cop out judicial excuses.

In 1857. in the Dred Scott case US Supreme Court ruled Blacks were not citizens and congress did not have the right to ban slavery. Bet the Indiana justices would agree here.

In 1896, Plessy v. Ferguson US Supreme Court upheld repressive Jim Crow laws in the south.

Now here are some famous brave decisions that went against a lot of public opinion.

1954 Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka overturned racial segregation in schools.

1925 Scopes Monkey trial. TN Supreme court overturned lower courts rulings that it was illegal to teach evolution.

It's a sad day in Indiana to find their justices so bigoted against women.

Remember, up until the 1930's, men could be arrested on beaches in the US for being shirtless. Even in the early 1960's men could be arrested in Central Park NY for being shirtless. Those were bad laws that have mostly just been ignored as many are still on the books. The judges in Indiana could have pushed forward women's rights in this case, instead, they treat women like 2nd class citizens.

Now Americans should have known this would be the decision as the here are some "good" Indiana laws still on the books that should be enforced just like the law against this women.

1. Bathing is prohibited during the winter.
2. Citizens are not allowed to attend a movie house or theater nor ride in a public streetcar within at least four hours after eating garlic.
3. Monkey's are forbidden to smoke cigarettes in South Bend.

It is good to know that the smart justices of Indiana have not overturned these laws. After all we don't want Indiana citizens needlessly wasting water in the winter by taking baths.


Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Sunny Palm Springs, CA
Resort site http://sunnyfun.com
Visit our Resort Facebook page http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
For more information or reservations, call 1-800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada).

Go nude sunbathing in Palm Springs, California with WestJet, American, Delta, or Air Canada's airfare sales ending Thursday September 16th


Right now American Airlines, Delta Airlines, WestJet, and Air Canada all have major airfare sales. They want everyone to have a fun vacation nude sunbathing here in sunny Palm Springs, California at The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa. Their sales end at midnight tonight, Thursday September 16th.

CLICK HERE TO SEE WESTJET'S AIRFARE SALE

CLICK HERE TO SEE AIR CANADA'S AIRFARE SALE

CLICK HERE TO SEE AMERICAN AIRLINE'S AIRFARE SALE

CLICK HERE TO SEE DELTA AIRLINES AIRFARE SALE

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We're the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

On a MSNBC TV show in November, we were also named as the best value nudist resort on the west coast.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada) to make reservations or
for more information. We answer the phones from 8am-10pm PST.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Join our Facebook Terra Cotta Inn resort page at
http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Truth in Advertising and Lifestyles resorts

The Terra Cotta Inn is the most mainstream clothing optional resort and spa in the US. We are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

In this recession, many nudist resorts are struggling. Some have even converted over to being Lifestyles resorts which are places for people meeting up to swap partners for sex. Some nudist resorts have booked lifestyles weekends.

Here at Terra Cotta Inn, we are proud to not have to go down the road of being just a weekend getaway for people wanting to swap partners for sex. We are a nude sunbathing resort. We refer sex groups elsewhere.

There are NO SECRETS in the nudist industry if you own a nudist resort and talk to your guests. You will always know what other nude businesses are doing if they book lifestyles groups because they piss off nudists and us nudist owners will hear about it or will be sent information about lifestyles parties at other places.

For instance here's a party I just got information about.

"Sept. 18. Swingers VIP White Party. Hosted by SDC and Extreme Lifestyle Events. 9pm-2am. Paradise Lakes Resort. Club Reveal. 2001 Brinson Rd. Lutz, FL 33558.
Click here to see the ad

A common theme for many so called "nudist resorts" especially in Mexico and the Caribbean is Lifestyles takeovers, where a sex group books some rooms at resort, but the resort still books other people during that time period without telling them there is a lifestyles group there.

My advice is ALWAYS ask before booking a nudist resort if there will be a lifestyles group there when you are vacationing at the place. People work very hard for their vacations, and nothing is worse than innocently booking a place and finding out it is not as advertised.

Or only book nudist resorts like ours that refuse to book Lifestyles groups.

So, ask first before booking so your vacation is not ruined.


Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Sunny Palm Springs, CA
Resort site http://sunnyfun.com
Visit our Resort Facebook page http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
For more information or reservations, call 1-800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada).

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Please Vote by Wed 9/15 for Terra Cotta Inn in Palm Springs Life Magazine's Best of the Best



Hi Everyone,

Palm Springs Life Magazine is again holding their annual Best of The Best
Contest. I just learned about it today. I would love to get your support by voting
for The Terra Cotta Inn as the best boutique hotel this year again.

This is the link to the voting page:
http://www.palmspringslife.com/Palm-Springs-Life/Desert-Guide/June-2010/2010-Best-of-the-Best/

FOLLOW THE Step number 3 instructions on how to vote. Sadly their instructions are
not the easiest to understand.

I really appreciate this! Last year enough people voted that we were picked as
one of the 3 BEST small resorts in all Palm Springs. I hope we are picked again.

It is important that people know that nudist resorts are nice places. So thank
you for your votes.

Also in this economy being named as one of the 3 best small resorts helps our
business. And anything that helps our business, benefits all our guests. We have
kept our rates the same for the last 4 years due to our high occupancy rate. And
we are constantly reinvesting lots of money into making our resort the best
value nudist resort in the whole US. (MSNBC picked us as the best value in NOV).

We were the FIRST of all hotels in Palm Springs to upgrade to a salt water pool and
jacuzzi. We upgraded out poolside cooling system last year so that it is now the most powerful poolside system of ALL hotels in Palm Springs. Last Christmas, we installed 32 inch Sony Flat Screen TV's. All of our fruit is still restaurant grade fruit which means it's ripe and fantastic tasting. That's why you love our strawberries. Restaurant grade fruit is about 3 times the price of grocery store fruit. We have not compromised quality for our guests in this recession.

So please vote for us again this year. We really appreciate it.

Thanks so much,

Tom

Call me at 800-786-6938 if you have questions.

Our site is http://sunnyfun.com

Please repost if you like. Thank you.

Go nude sunbathing in Palm Springs- WestJet Announces 3 day ONLY Fall Seat Sale- Buy by 9/16 Fly until 12/16



American Airlines, and Delta Airlines have major airfare sales. They want everyone to have a fun vacation nude sunbathing here in sunny Palm Springs, California at The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa. Their sales end at midnight Thursday September 16th.

Click here for American's sale page:
CLICK HERE TO SEE AMERICAN'S SALE PAGE

Click here for Delta Airlines sale page:
CLICK HERE TO SEE DELTA'S SALE PAGE
The fall and early winter are fantastic times here is sunny Palm Springs.

WestJet of Canada just came out today with their 3 day ONLY fall seat sale.

From WestJet's site:

"The WestJet autumn seat sale.

Only 3 days to save.

* Book by September 16 (11:59 p.m. MT) for travel on select days until December 16, 2010."

CLICK HERE FOR WESTJET'S SALE PAGE

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We're the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

On a MSNBC TV show in November, we were also named as the best value nudist resort on the west coast.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada) to make reservations or
for more information. We answer the phones from 8am-10pm PST.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Join our Facebook Terra Cotta Inn resort page at
http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Just 3 rooms left for this Saturday, Sept 18th at Terra Cotta Inn


Right now American and Delta airlines have some great airfare sales that end at midnight September, 16th. With the airfare sales going on, we find more guests than ever are arriving and departing on Saturdays because it is cheaper to fly on Saturdays.

This sometimes means though that we have odd Saturday nights available for just a 1 or 2 night weekend stays.

And this is your lucky weekend to be able to come to The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa.

On Friday Sept 17th, we just have the day use room left. On this Saturday Sept
18th, we just have 3 rooms left. You are more than welcome to book just the one night
Saturday night or Saturday and Sunday nights (or more).

The weather has been fantastic. About 100F and nice and sunny.

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We're the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

On a MSNBC TV show in November, we were also named as the best value nudist resort on the west coast.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 if you want a fun time here this weekend in sunny
Palm Springs!.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Join our Facebook Terra Cotta Inn resort page at
http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Time to go nude sunbathing in Sunny Palm Springs, California with American and Delta's airfare sales - Buy by midnight Thurs 9/16


Right now American Airlines, and Delta Airlines have major airfare sales. They want everyone to have a fun vacation nude sunbathing here in sunny Palm Springs, California at The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa.

Click here for American's sale page:
CLICK HERE TO SEE AMERICAN'S SALE PAGE

Click here for Delta Airlines sale page:
CLICK HERE FOR DELTA'S SALE PAGE

The fall and early winter are fantastic times here is sunny Palm Springs.

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We're the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

On a MSNBC TV show in November, we were also named as the best value nudist resort on the west coast.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada) to make reservations or
for more information. We answer the phones from 8am-10pm PST.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Join our Facebook Terra Cotta Inn resort page at
http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Thangsgiving Holiday is Right around the corner- Come to Terra Cotta Inn, sunny Palm Springs, California for your Fun, FREE, Thanksgiving Feast



Now that Labor Day is over, the Thanksgiving holiday will be here before you know it. This was just brought to my attention by a couple taking advantage of the American Airlines airfare sale that ends this Wednesday September 15th. They booked our resort for the Thanksgiving holiday week. They were here a few years ago for our Thanksgiving feast and can't wait to get back.

And we do have a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday feast. One turkey is grilled on our Weber grill. It tastes heavenly. The other turkey is traditionally cooked in our oven.

We have all your favorite home made side dishes like stuffing, cranberry sauce, corn relish, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy,broccoli and cauliflower with cheese sauce, barbecue bacon baked beans. rolls, salad, dessert pie buffet of assorted fruit pies and of course pumpkin pie and whipped cream. And the food is fabulous as Mary Clare is a fantastic cook. She used to write cookbooks as a profession before it was trendy to write cookbooks.

Do you know what the best thing is about our Thanksgiving feast? It's FREE for all over night guests. And better yet, since it's a naked Thanksgiving feast, you don't have to unloosen your belt after dinner.

The weather is fantastic in Palm Springs that time of year. Traditionally it's in the low 80's F and 100% sunny as Palm Springs is the sunniest city in the United States.

So come join us for your most fun Thanksgiving vacation ever.

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We're the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

On a MSNBC TV show in November, we were also named as the best value nudist resort on the west coast.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 (toll free Us and Canada) to make reservations or for more information. We answer the phones from 8am-10pm PST.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Visit our Facebook resort page at http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

Make this the year to finally say good bye to your funny tan lines forever and have a fun vacation in sunny Palm Springs at The Terra Cotta Inn.

We hope to see you soon.

Take your Vacation in America- The job you save may be your own


Here at Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs, California, we got an interesting phone call today. A potential guest from Southern California called and asked about what kind of discounts do we have for Saturday night, October 16th. I informed the guest that we were full then, but we discount rooms on Monday to Thursday nights to encourage midweek stays. The potential guest told me, "we just got back from St. Martin's. We dropped over $12,000 in 2 weeks and are trying to save. We're out of vacation days." Wow, they could have stayed here at The Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs, California for almost 2 months for that kind of money.

That got me thinking. Why do so many nudists go overseas and pay for overpriced vacations and not support American or Canadian nudist resorts? America has great nudist resorts. We have many couples from all over the US and Canada vacation with us. Yet, many Americans look upon American nudist resorts as only Saturday night getaways, not vacation destinations. They waste their vacation dollars in Mexico and the Caribbean instead.

Well, I say it's time to start supporting American and Canadian businesses. Especially nudist businesses. According to a USA Today article in March, 2010, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics report 20% of hotel workers have have been laid off in this recession. And I bet even more since that article came out.

Vacationing in the US and Canada is one way you can reinvest money in our countries. The US and Canada are so closely tied economically. We are the worlds largest trading partners. Spending vacation dollars in either country benefits both. It is estimated that for every $100 spent at a local independent business, $68 goes back into the local economies.

When a nudist in the US or Canada vacations in the Caribbean or Mexico especially at a non nudist owned facility NOTHING goes back into promoting nudism. Also NOTHING goes back into supporting the American or Canadian economies. It all goes to foreign governments and employees. It's time to change this!

Here at The Terra Cotta Inn, we're doing OK in this recession as MSNBC reported, we're the best value nudist resort in the western US. Yet, our occupancy rate is still down about 8% from our all time highest occupancy rate in 2008. And we're working harder than ever to stay full. Since we reinvest more money into our resort proportionally than any other nudist resort, we always like a high occupancy rate, so we can keep our rates at great value and improvements high.

I just came across this good article in Sign On San Diego about buying American:

Starting Labor Day, let's buy American

For too long we have turned our heads and closed our eyes while millions of American jobs have been exported overseas. We can’t wait on government to realize what has happened and fix it.

...while economists and politicians argue about the root causes for the economic meltdown and bicker over solutions to getting America back to work, so many of us are left wondering what we can do to help change the situation.

President Obama recently said that the road to real economic recovery starts with three words – “Made in America.” I believe him. Like so many, I was raised believing that the “Made in America” tag was a symbol of national pride, an imprimatur that meant both loyalty and quality...

I am celebrating this Labor Day by setting out to change that.

More and more people are shopping their conscience by seeking out fair trade coffee, organic lettuce or grass-fed beef. It’s too bad we’re not also checking the label to ensure we are buying American-made products to support the value of putting fellow Americans to work. It’s something that has slipped our collective mindset.

...For too long we have turned our heads and closed our eyes while millions of American jobs have been exported overseas. We can’t wait on government to realize what has happened and fix it. It starts with all of us. We all need to make an effort to become economic patriots.

The only way to rebuild a sustainable middle-class economy is to refocus on American jobs...

...we can do any of this, we have to start taking the time to look for the label ourselves...

...Made in America should start in San Diego, and it should start this Labor Day.

For the full article Click here

In the picture above the Terra Cotta Inn hat Mary Clare is wearing is Made in the USA!


Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Sunny Palm Springs, CA
Resort site http://sunnyfun.com
Visit our Resort Facebook page http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
For more information or reservations, call 1-800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada).

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Jokes about the economy to cheer up everyone



A guest sent these jokes to me today. I thought they was pretty funny, so I'm sharing them with everyone.

The economy is so bad that:

... I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail.

... African television stations are now showing 'Sponsor an American Child' commercials!

... I ordered a burger at McDonald's and the kid behind the counter asked, "Can you afford fries with that?"

... CEO's are now playing miniature golf.

... Exxon-Mobil laid off 25 Congressmen.

... My ATM gave me an IOU!

... A stripper was killed slipping on the pennies her audience showered her with while she danced.

... I met a Mormon polygamist with only one wife.

... I bought a toaster and it came with a free gift... a bank.

... If the bank returns your check marked "Insufficient Funds," you now have to call them and ask if they meant you or them.

... McDonald's is selling the 1/4 ouncers.

... Angelina Jolie adopted a child from America .

... My cousin had an exorcism but couldn't afford to pay for it, so they re-possessed her!

... A truckload of Americans was caught sneaking into Mexico.

... Motel Six can't afford to leave the light on anymore.

... A picture is now only worth 200 words.

... Wall Street has been renamed " Wal-Mart Street ."

... The Treasure Island casino in Las Vegas is now managed by Somali pirates.

... Congress says they are looking into the Bernard Madoff scandal. Oh Great! The guy who made $50 Billion disappear into his pockets is being investigated by the people who make trillions disappear into their pockets!

...And, finally...I heard of someone who was so depressed thinking about the economy, wars, jobs, lack of savings, housing, Social Security, retirement funds, etc. they called the Suicide Hotline and got a call center in Pakistan. When they told them they were suicidal, the hotline got all excited, and asked if they knew how to drive a truck.

Have a fun weekend everyone.

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Sunny Palm Springs, CA
Resort site http://sunnyfun.com
Visit our Resort Facebook page http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
For more information or reservations, call 1-800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada). Rest of the world call 760-322-6059.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Vacation in Palm Springs this fall on Southwest Airlines- Buy tickets by 9/13, Fly by 12/14


Most of the major airlines (Southwest, American, Delta, and Westjet) have airfare sales. They all want you to have a fun vacation nude sunbathing in sunny Palm Springs, California at The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa this fall.

Southwest Airlines has a great sale. Southwest flies into the Ontario, California airport which is just 70 miles or about 1 hour 15 minute drive from sunny Palm Springs. Their symbol is ONT.

If you want to fly into Palm Springs, then American, Delta, and Westjet have sales into Palm Springs airport, PSP.

Here's the information from Southwest's site:

"Sale Fares Starting from $49 to $109

Grab your bag and score some of our most amazingly awesome deals of the year for travel September 28 - December 14, 2010.

Don’t miss out on this limited-time-only offer. Book your next great vacation by September 13, 2010.

CLICK HERE FOR THEIR SALE PAGE ON SOUTHWEST AIRLINES

Tired of the same old boring chain hotel vacations? Looking for something new and fun? Want sunshine on your vacation this year? After all, Palm Springs is the sunniest city in the US.

Now is the time to try a fun clothing optional vacation at The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa located in Palm Springs, California.

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We're the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

On a MSNBC TV show in November, we were also named as one of the best value nudist resorts on the west coast.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 (toll free Us and Canada) to make reservations or for more information. We answer the phones from 8am-10pm PST.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Visit our Facebook resort page at http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

Make this the year to finally say good bye to your funny tan lines forever and have a fun vacation in sunny Palm Springs at The Terra Cotta Inn.

We hope to see you soon.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Beware of evil resort fees and day fees



One of the bad things about the travel industry is so many companies look upon customers as cash cows to milk for every last penny they have instead of guests to cherish and cultivate. The idea of hospitality in the travel industry is rapidly disappearing.

In the hotel industry, they call it the "head in bed" mentality. That's where hotel management will say or do anything to get that head in the bed and not care if the guest ever comes back or those guests scare away other customers.

It even happens in the nudist industry. Many a time I have heard from guests that they have booked at other places that also booked lifestyle groups (swappers and swingers). Every month we get calls from large group of friends who want to book from maybe 4-10 rooms at our place. They say they're swingers, but will behave themselves outdoors.

I NEVER book swinger groups here. It would change the social dynamics of our resort as swingers always push their agenda, so it's not fair to nudists. Yet, I know other places that do book those same people. And I know, because I end up giving tours to the nudists that are pissed off from the other places.

You have to think long term and most companies don't.

The Las Vegas Sun newspaper just had an article on the rise of resort fees. That's hidden charges hotels tack onto your rooms. Here's from the article, "Customers such as Cindy Weldon of San Francisco say they are fighting back by boycotting hotels that charge mandatory fees not included in the advertised rate. Weldon says some resort fees in Las Vegas can double the cost of a room." For the full article click here

In the Orange County Register, a columnist rightly complained about resort fees. Here's what she wrote:

"Evil hotel resort fees

Do you want to see steam come out of my ears?

Then say these two words: Resort fee.

What a ripoff!

Hotels used to tell you up front what they charged, which of course if it were a resort hotel included the use of the pool and other relaxing facilities...

Nowadays, nearly every hotel on the planet has jumped on the ripoff “resort fee” bandwagon, which is just a sneaky way of charging you more money.

I was just looking at the website for Rancho Las Palmas in Palm Springs trying to decide if I wanted to blog about their deals, and they’re offering a $99 summer deal. Not bad, I was thinking to myself.

Then I noticed the $159 package that is “inclusive of the daily resort charge” of $25, plus breakfast...

So the real price of the room is $124. Just freakin’ say so! Please! And of course this hotel isn’t alone. It’s like cancer or swine flu. They’re all doing it...

In my book, the only way a “resort fee” would be justified is if you DIDN”T HAVE TO PAY IT...

Hotels usually do tell you about their resort fees, after you’ve already registered the lower price in your brain, and sometimes after you’ve already made your reservation.

In one heinous incident, I was actually checking out of a hotel in Palm Springs when I discovered they had tacked two days of resort fees on my bill without telling me. Now, I was really on a budget so I was paying attention to every penny. Nowhere on their website nor on the phone did they disclose the existence of this “resort fee.”

That is a ripoff. Not to mention the place was a glorified motel, without even a restaurant to have breakfast! Resort? Please. Not even. When I complained to the manager, she offered me a free night as compensation. Well, I really didn’t ever want to go back there, so I never used it. And the free night probably would not have included the resort fee!...

For the full story click here

The nudist industry isn't much better. I know of resorts that charge resort fees and day fees on top of the room rate. I also know of nude resorts that charge significantly more for rooms on a nude side and less for the prude side. That's also a rip off of nudists. And these places wonder why they're having difficulty getting repeat guests in this economy. Looks like the sheep are tired of being sheered.

I even know of some nude places where you can't even bring a bottle of water to the pool, they want you to buy their own over priced bottled water.

The nice thing about this bad economy is finally people are being careful about how they spend their money. They've decided to stop going to most of the overpriced nude places in the Caribbean and Mexico. Now they need to decide to stop going to the nudist resorts that charge resort fees and day fees. Let's get back to a level playing field where everyone is honest and upfront with what they charge instead of trying to be snaky and gouge nudists.

The consumer is finally king. Nudist resorts need to wake up to that fact and start charging fairly. Once they do, nudism will really take off.

About 2000 Participate in 2nd annual Philadelphia Naked Bike Ride


I used to race bicycles when I was in college. It was lots of fun. But, then a drunk driver hit our car head on, I cracked my kneecap at age 28 and I haven't rode a bike since.

It's fun bicycling. And what's better is naked bicycling. Right now it's quite the rage to ride naked protesting pollution.

Philadelphia just had their 2nd annual naked bike ride yesterday.

Here's the story:

Naked Bicyclists Ride Through the Streets of Philadelphia
KYW Newsradio

With cyclists wearing few clothes to no clothes, yesterday’s second annual Philadelphia Naked Bike Ride provided quite an eye-opener...

Will is one of the organizers in charge of body painting, and he answered the question, ‘What is this all about?’

“It’s mostly about like controlling fuel consumption, bicycles are an actual means of transportation and loving your body because nudity is good.”...

“Last year the count was around 630, possibly a 1,000 by the end of it, ’cause you can’t really tell, that’s pretty awesome, this year we’re hoping for 2,000.”

As for being arrested for public nudity, Will says in order for it be lewd it has to be lewd.

For the full story click here

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Sunny Palm Springs, CA
Resort site http://sunnyfun.com
Visit our Resort Facebook page http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
For more information or reservations, call 1-800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada). Rest of the world call 760-322-6059.

Cute Australian Nude Beach article


George Bernard Shaw said, "England and America are two countries separated by a common language." Anyone that has met Aussies know they also speak their own original brand of English.

We have a dozen or so Australian couples stay with us every year. We love them. They're so much fun.

Here's a cute article about nude beaches written by an Australian woman and posted to news.com.au which is Australia's major media site.

"Naked truth about nudist beaches

There are rules and then there are the unspoken rules of nudist behaviour. Picture: Brad Hunter

NATURIST is one name given to those with a penchant for social nudity, but for Lonely Planet author Tamara Sheward, there was nothing natural about going starkers in public.

But a chance stay at a beachside, clothing-optional B&B revealed the joys of letting go of inhibitions, body image gripes and the sarong clutched tightly to her gut.

Tamara shares her top tips for letting it all hang out at nudist beaches - the second-most fun you can have with your clothes off.

JUST DO IT
...Tan lines aren't your thing? Or maybe you've always wanted to get sand in weird places. Whatever the reason, you've made the decision to swap your swimming suit for the birthday variety - so when you drop your dacks, ditch your hangups as well.

Don't take the "buff" bit of "in the buff" too literally: nobody will look twice at your love handles, but histrionic gut-sucking and crossed-arm contortions will definitely garner gawks...

DON’T OVERDO IT
While confidence - real or grimly forced - is a good thing, rampant exhibitionism is not. However liberated, wild and free they might make you feel, nudist beaches aren't really the place to practice Bikram poses or to pole dance on the lifeguard's chair...

HAIR’S LOOKING AT YOU
Pubic hair trimmed into hilarious (smiley faces) or suggestive (downwards-pointing arrows) shapes is creepy, even under your clothing. And while full Brazilians can be a little confronting, the overgrown Amazonian look can be equally startling...

DO UNTO OTHERS

...Jumping up and down when the hot sand burns your feet is understandable. Star jumps, however, are indefensible.

AND FOR YOUR OWN SAKE
Avoid: fishing in the wind, oyster shucking, swimming with sharks, gesticulating while holding a thermos of hot tea, playing "catch" with jellyfish.

PLAY IT SAFE

...Women especially should resist the urge to extend their search for the ultimate nature communion by wandering off into isolated bushland, concealed dunes or empty beaches. Stay within sight of other bathers...

AND FINALLY…
It’s been a great day at the nudie beach. You feel liberated, at one with the natural world and you’re rocking a seam-free tan. Good for you! But don’t get too carried away with a ceremonial clothes burning just yet.

Especially if you’re catching public transport home.

For the full story click here

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Sunny Palm Springs, CA
Resort site http://sunnyfun.com
Visit our Resort Facebook page http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
For more information or reservations, call 1-800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada). Rest of the world call 760-322-6059.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Time for a Nakation- Labor Day News- Only 57% of Americans are taking all of their earned vacation days off of work


Americans are not taking enough vacation time off of work according to ABCnews. They report that although Americans just about have the least amount of vacation time in the whole world, just 13 days compared to for example Italy with 42 days off, Spain 40, France with 37 days and Germany with 35, only 57% of Americans are taking all of their vacation days off of work.

The article states the reason American's don't take more vacation time off of work is they are afraid of losing their jobs.

But, if you read articles about Americans not having much vacation time, you will see 10 years ago experts were saying the same thing people are afraid for their jobs, I say it's a different reason Americans don't take more vacation time. It's because they haven't taken a nakation yet.

What's a nakation? It's a trade marked word from the American Association for Nude Recreation. It's a play on the words naked and vacation. Thus nakation.

The French, Italians, Germans, and Spanish all LOVE to take vacations at nudist resorts and nude beaches. They can't wait for their naked vacations. It is estimated that 1 in 3 Germans vacation at a nudist resort or nude beach each year.

And I know all American nude vacationers love their nude vacations too. They can't wait to go to their favorite nudist resorts or try new nude places. They all wish they had more vacation time off of work.

And nudist resort vacation in America are a fantastic value as MSNBC reported last November.

I say Americans don't take their full vacation time off of work because they're bored with their present vacations where they have to wear clothes. They're tired of big impersonal overpriced chain hotels, where they just sit around poolside being charged $10 to $15 for a weak cocktail or cheap glass of wine. If you go to one of these big boring chain hotels all you see poolside is everyone on their blackberries. You don't see lots of smiles or hear laughter except for the little kids running around screaming at the top of their lungs. Adults aren't having fun so they just don't use all their vacation time.

In a recent survey Career Builders found 79% of people spent considerable about of time on their pda's while on vacation (the other 21% must have been at a nude beach or nudist resort).

So, in my opinion, the reason Americans don't use all their vacation time is they've find many vacations boring and big hotels overpriced, so they just don't go. And they don't want to hang out at home because then they have to clean the garage, basement, attic, etc. So they just work.

Here's the story from ABCnews:

Americans Afraid to Take Full Vacations
Many Workers Worry About Losing Jobs in Bad Economy, Leaving Vacation Days Unused

...These days Americans are taking shorter trips -- mostly extended weekends -- and leaving a large chunk of their paid vacation days unused.

Americans already have fewer paid vacation days than their European counterparts, but now comes news that only 57 percent of people here are taking all of their vacation time.

"People are fearful for their jobs. They want to stay there and work but they also need the money," said John Wright, a senior vice president at the research firm Ipsos. "They don't want to miss out on anything at work because they don't want to fall behind or lose their job or something like that."...

Italy has the most vacation days, with the average worker there getting 42 paid days off, according to the World Tourism Organization. Next was France with 37 days, Germany with 35, Brazil at 34, the United Kingdom at 28, Canada with 26 and Korea and Japan both with 25. The United States was near the bottom of the list with the average worker getting 13 days off.

But even with those 13 days off, only 57 percent of Americans take them all. Eighty-nine percent of the French use all of their days off.

Kathleen E. Christensen, the founder of the Workplace, Work Force and Working Families program at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and author of the book "Workplace Flexibility: Realigning 20th-Century Jobs for a 21st-Century Workforce," says a lot of this is cultural...

"Certainly the United States economy has been suffering over the last several years. People are afraid of losing their jobs," she said. "There's the old adage: out of sight, out of mind."...

"I think people have to be not too short sighted when it comes to vacation," she said. People do have to take a break. People are typically more effective if they are more engaged in their work."

Wright noted that younger workers in America are more likely to use their full time off than older ones. And how about the boss? They are more likely to have plenty of days leftover at the end of the year."

For the full story Click here


Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Sunny Palm Springs, CA
Resort site http://sunnyfun.com
Visit our Resort Facebook page http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
For more information or reservations, call 1-800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada). Rest of the world call 760-322-6059.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

AANR is looking for ideas for fun, big events to promote nude recreation?


Susan Weaver is the new President of AANR. She's a great person and I look forward to nude recreation growing under her guidance.

I am on the AANR West and National PR committees. We are looking for fun PR events that can be staged hopefully nationwide, but it's OK if it's not nation wide as long as it has good and positive PR potential.

The Guinness World record Skinny dip and this Guinness nude roller coaster ride are 2 good fun examples of positive PR events.

I'm asking people, if you have ideas, let me know. You can leave comments here. You can personally e-mail me at tom@sunnyfun.com or you can call me at 800-786-6938. Just ask for Tom. I'll be happy to talk.

Here's the story on the Guinness record setting naked roller coaster ride:

"Hair-raising ... naked thrill-seekers on ride

The big stripper

MORE than 100 thrill-seekers rode a roller coaster naked, smashing the world record.

The 102 butt-naked adrenaline junkies let it all hang out as they took on the swerves and loops of the fairground ride to raise £22,000 for breast cancer research...

Senior Fundraising Manager at Bosom Pals, Barbara Warner said: "It takes a lot of nerve to take off all your clothes in front of 102 complete strangers, plus the world's media - so we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who was brave enough to bare all and raise such a huge amount of cash more than £22,000 - for our vitally important cause."

For the full story and video Click Here

I look forward to hearing your ideas. Tom


Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Sunny Palm Springs, CA
Resort site http://sunnyfun.com
Visit our Resort Facebook page http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
For more information or reservations, call 1-800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada). Rest of the world call 760-322-6059.