Off Season Thoughts…

We have been at two resorts during their off-season. I'm not sure I recommend it. The fun of going is meeting new people and discussing what they do as hobbies or their interests. Without them, it's just you going in a hot tub and spending time alone. Now that might be great for some people but we really like meeting people. Now, we have had an awesome time at our local resort during a special event in the winter but then you knew that there would be people there. I guess it just depends on what you like. Just a random thought...

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Star Ranch Continued

This morning we took a walk around the grounds and saw the various amenities. There is an indoor and outdoor pool, indoor hot tub, tennis courts, volleyball courts, playgrounds for the kids, etc. The camp is member owned so it really is a community. They vote on changes and decisions about everything from events to members, to park changes. This keeps it heading in a great direction as a family nudist destination. It is a bit rustic, so if you come expecting that, you'll be ok. The great people more than make up for any minor flaws the park has. The camp sign Star Ranch Nudist Park Website

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Star Ranch Nudist Park

‍We visited the Star Ranch near the middle of March, 2019. The weather was a little cooler than you would want to fully experience a park like this. From the office staff to the residents, Everyone was genuine and charming. We were checked in and given a tour of the club house and indoor pool. We were invited to a pot-luck dinner and met some wonderful people that welcomed us into their family. This honestly, might be the friendliest nudist location we have ever visited. Star Ranch Nudist Park Website

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Planning for 2019 and Beyond…

The new year is almost here. This is a good time to book a cabin on The Big Nude Boat for 2020. It's only a 7 day cruise so it's a little cheaper than the 10 day they were doing. We're planning to visit a club in Texas next year and we'll report about our stay. The on-line reviews are good so we're hoping to find a new place to go more than once. We know it's been a slow reporting year but our Textile life has been pretty busy. The cruise also took all of our travel budget. Having a home club to go to helped that a bit but not much to report on. Have a fun Holiday and play naked!

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Summer at Home

Sorry that we've not posted a lot lately. The cruise at the beginning of the year blew the travel budget. We've spent some time at our home club of Serendipity Park here in the North Georgia mountains. Lots of great people there. Water Vollyball, Pool, Kan-Jam, and other tournaments are regularly scheduled and are a lot of fun. Having a home club is one of the best parts of nudism. Everyone is a little more equal without their clothes on. Nudist are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. So if you're lucky enough to have a club near you, become a member or try to attend regularly.

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iSwimNude – The App

There is an app for Apple IOS devices that helps you find resorts and places to be nude all over the world. It's called iSwimNude and you can download it from the App store. It's data is generated by users so it's only as good as the community will allow but it actually works great! When you open the app, it shows you locations that are closest to you. You tap on them to see more details and even find the location on the map. It's really handy when you're working out new places to visit locally or if you're in a new place. We frequently update places that we've been and review them as well. And, It's Free! How cool is that? Android version is in development. iSwimNude Website

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Your Home Club

We spent the past weekend at our home club, Serendipity Park, in Cleveland, GA. We talked to people who drive 5 hours to get to this club because they feel like it's family. There were several new people there who were welcomed like they were family. I know all clubs aren't this way but if you're lucky enough to have one near you that does, try and frequent it as often as possible. Membership in a good club will allow you to come and go as you please. Memberships can cost $400-$1600 a year (per couple) based on the club and features of the membership. Some include membership in a nudist organization (like AANR) and some do not. If your club is a member of an organization like AANR, you can get a discount on a membership into that organization as well. We've found a great club in Serendipity that is warm and open with respectful people that just want to have fun in the nude. It's worth looking for a club like this near you!

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BN Final Thoughts

As far as our vacation went, this was a blast. Bare Necessities added additional events such as a talks on nudist history, meet ups for groups, a talent show, etc. They also worked with Carnival Cruise Line to create some clothing optional excursions. It was interesting to see people of all shapes, sizes, and nationalities come together and having fun! Everyone rates trips like this differently and people we met had various complaints mostly with the cruise line. The real problem I saw was that there was never enough deck lounges available. I'm told by a frequent textile cruiser that it's normally a problem but add the fact that probably 80% of the people on this cruise want to catch rays on a regular basis and it gets worse. We had to get to the deck at 6am to get two chairs. The cruise line tried to help by putting stickers on towels on the chairs but people wised up and just took them off when they saw them. We actually used ours until 11am and gave them to friends to use at that point. Not many people gambled in the casino. I'm sure the cruise company was disappointed about

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