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The ‘Nacation’ Nude Travel

July 23rd, 2018 by Tom Sheehan

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Why travel’s latest trend — the ‘nacation’ — is gaining momentum

In 2016, 4.3 billion dollars was directly spent on nude travel in the state of Florida alone. Psychologists say the trend isn’t surprising.

Jul.21.2018 / 7:46 AM ET

Last night was crazy. Not in the Las Vegas sense of over-imbibing and forgetting where your hotel room is kind of crazy, but the kind where you go to a toga foam party and everyone ends up naked in a sea of glorious, sudsy, wild debauchery. And that was only the first night I spent at Jamaica’s Hedonism II, a clothing-optional resort situated against the sparkling blue Caribbean Sea.

My Experience at a Nudist Resort

In the months and weeks leading up to the trip, I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you I was terrified of stripping down in front of strangers whose minds I couldn’t stop from judgement. And yet, despite my fears, my conservative Mennonite upbringing, and my tendency to lean prude, it was a keen desire for exploring the unknown that fueled me both early on and throughout a wild five days.

It fueled me during check in, when everyone eyed me with a knowing smile, saying, “You’re a virgin to the resort, aren’t you?”, and it kept me going upon that first, wide-eyed walk across campus to my room where, in modest street clothes, it finally hit me that I was fully immersed in a nudist community.

Perhaps the most surprising part of taking a “nacation” — a nude vacation — was just how quickly my inhibitions, insecurities and shock melted away. Within three hours of arrival, I tepidly disrobed to experience the ocean like I never had before: completely naked. By day three, I was walking across campus sans-clothing, somehow liberated from a long list of self-perceived body flaws I’ve written about myself over the years.

By day three, I was walking across campus sans-clothing, somehow liberated from a long list of self-perceived body flaws.

I learned that time spent in the pool is much better without being confined in an uncomfortable bathing suit you’re constantly adjusting, that for the most part humans see the beauty in others and the “flaws” don’t actually matter, and that freeing yourself from a prison of anxiety-driven inhibitions can lift a weight you didn’t even realize you were holding.

The Nacation Trend

The “nudist” crowd, in my personal experience, is exceptionally diverse. Not just in ethnicity, but in age, in profession, in religion, and in background. While sipping Red Stripe in the nude pool, I chatted with a well-known rabbi’s daughter — a 50-something white woman from New York who’d been to the resort 17 times. I spoke to a timid black couple there for the first time celebrating their anniversary and, conversely, to a long-time married couple who’d been over 30 times and clearly knew how to keep the spark alive.

It turns out, the “nacation” industry is pretty substantial. For example, a Florida-focused economic study conducted in 2017 by the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) and American Association for Nude Travel Florida Region learned that 4.3 billion was directly spent on nude travel in the state (which has over 30 nudist resorts) in 2016. Florida obviously isn’t alone. Even traditional companies, such as Carnival, are now catering to the nacation trend.

Clearly, more people are taking these sorts of trips than what you’d assume. The question is why? And why are so many of them repeat attenders? Though it’s impossible to provide a blanket answer, we can at least offer psychologist-backed speculation.

4.3 billion was directly spent on nude travel in the state of Florida (which has over 30 nudist resorts) in 2016.

“There are several reasons why some people are drawn to a nude vacation,” says Dr. Sanam Hafeez, a neuropsychologist based in New York City. “Some people have routine lives. They wake up, go to work, work, return home, and have this secure outward persona. They also have another side to themselves that wants to be self-expressed and free. A nude vacation experience for some satisfies that.”

She likens this kind of vacation to the thrill some people feel when camping, scaling a mountain or finishing a marathon.

Dr. Gail Saltz, associate professor of psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell School of Medicine, agrees, speaking more to the “sexualized” energy of a resort like Hedonism or Florida’s Cypress Cove Nudist Resort.

“Many, many people have at least unconsciously some sexual inhibitions, and they may long to feel less conflicted and more uninhibited,” she says. “Having an entity — like a resort — that other people endorse and subscribe to and gives permission to be extremely uninhibited (and in fact, for our society, unusually permissive), helps these people to feel excited and free in a way they normally cannot.”

In these environments, permission is being given to view other bodies and to exhibit your own body, both of which can be arousing, sexually exciting, and confidence-building, as it satisfies normal human voyeuristic and exhibitionistic desires, she explains. There’s also an emotional nakedness that comes with actually stripping away clothes.

If a man is in a suit and tie you’ll think he’s a corporate guy, stiff and buttoned up. Take that same guy fully naked and he’s just a human.

“Our clothing tells people who we are. They can make assumptions about what we do for a living, where we may live, just by observing what we are wearing,” says Dr. Hafeez. “If a man is in a suit and tie you’ll think he’s a corporate guy, stiff and buttoned up. Take that same guy fully naked and he’s just a human. Put him in a nudist vacation with others who are nude, and he’ll feel confident and able to just be himself without the armor of clothing. When you can walk around naked in all of your truth there’s power in that for people.”

The bottom line is that when you’re free to explore — without judgement and within the confines of a safe, organized environment with other like-minded people — it can be very freeing and self-actualizing experience.

4 Ways to Strip Inhibitions Without Undressing

Not quite ready to strip down and hit up the nude beach? There are still plenty of other ways you can release those inhibitions and harness a similar sense of freedom. Here are four places to start.

  • Discuss fantasies. Permission-giving can be attained in other ways besides getting naked. Dr. Saltz says, “Discussing fantasies with a partner, discussing sexual ideas, having sexual play and being affirming about each of these also gives each other permission to be more sexual in a guilt-free, less inhibited way.”
  • Hit the Dance Club. Dr. Hafeez says that dancing is a great way to connect to your body and, if a partner is there, a way to connect to theirs, as well.
  • Get Acquainted with Nature. “Hiking and connecting with nature, taking in beautiful scenery, and going for a swim in a natural body of water like a river, lake or beach can be very freeing,” says Dr. Hafeez.
  • Take an Adventurous Vacation. Step outside of your travel safety net and plan a trip that’s completely unlike anything you’ve done before. Maybe it’s a week spent camping in the Amazon jungle, a long weekend exploring the canyons of the great Southwest, or going skiing instead of snorkeling — just this once.


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Compete at Naughty in Nawlins for Ms No Swim Suit

July 13th, 2018 by Tom Sheehan

What is the No Swimsuit Contest

For 19 years Tom’s Trips has hosted the Ms. No Swimsuit Contest at Hedonism II in Negril, Jamaica. We bring 10 girls down to Jamaica for a week long competition at the resort. The contestants get a FREE trip to Hedonism II but are asked to take part in events each day.  The events are all fun things designed to help you get to know other guests and make new friends.  At the end of the week all of the guests who booked through Tom’s Trips vote for their favorite girls and the winner is crowned.  In 2018 there were over 500 guests in attendance.

How do I become a contestant?

To be a contestant you have to win a preliminary contest.  Naughty in N’awlins will be sponsoring a preliminary contest at Razzoo on Saturday at 3:00 P.M..  To become a contestant you need to submit a picture and 100 word description of why you would like to be Ms. NIN to by MONDAY July 23rd 2018.

What happens if I am selected to participate in Naughty In N’awlins

You will be contacted by Tom’s Trips staff and informed that you were selected to participate in the contest and you will be informed of what you will need to do during the event.  We will be holding a wet T-shirt like event where you get on stage dance to a song and engage with the enormous crowd.  Michael from “Swing with Michael and Holly”, Mark Maze (three time lifestyle entertainer of the year” and Tom and Bunny from “Swing with Tom and Bunny” will be there to judge the applause and MC the event.

Requirements to participate

  • You will need to be OK having photo and video taken during the event (and required to sign a photo release) – you can see examples of the pictures at
  • You must have a valid Passport
  • You must be able to travel to Jamaica on March 2-9, 2019

What happens if I Win Ms. Naughty in Nawlins?

  • You Win a 7 Night Stay at Hedonism II and Airfare to Jamaica
  • Your guest will get 10% off their stay at Hedonism II – Your guest room will start around $1,600 depending on room category plus airfare to Jamaica
  • You will be asked to help promote the event through your network of friends, which helps you during the competition because if they travel with Tom’s Trips they are judges at the finals in Jamaica.
  • You will participate in events while on property at Hedonism II like:  Variety Show, Barewear Competition, Wet T-shirt Contest, and Nude Fashion Show
  • You have the chance to earn prizes including the grand prize of a 7 night stay for 2 at Hedonism II, which is worth around $3,500

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Join Tom’s Trips and Tom and Bunny at Sturgis, SD for the brand new event Sturgis Swingers August 2nd thru 6th 2018!

There will be games, prizes, special events, private play areas, entertainment and much more at this lifestyle event geared to our Motorcycle lifestyle community.

You can also learn more about groups such as Lifestyle Bikers, Swingers on Bikes (SOBs) and Novanilla Motorcycle club.

Be sure to stop by the Tom’s Trips area for your chance to be entered in for a 7 FREE night trip to Hedonism II Resort in Jamaica (airfare and transfers not included)

Click the link below for more information.

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