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  • “Nakation” (Naked Recreation)

    Posted on August 10th, 2011 admin No comments

    I do get some interesting stuff from my various RV news feeds.  Consider this one on naked travel.

    “Nude recreation and nude travel has grown into a $400 million global industry, the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) reports, suggesting solid market demand. And, the AANR says,  it has nearly 50,000 members and 270 clothes-free and clothing-optional resorts, clubs and RV campgrounds throughout the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean that are continuing to welcome new members of varying ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds."  This quote is from an article by George Dooley on Travel Agent Central.

    Dooley goes on to quote a 2011 "nude beach survey"  conducted by Trip Advisor stating that "Nude recreation, or Nakation, is more popular than ever,... The survey reveals that nearly half of Americans (49%) would bare it all at a nude beach (up from 48% in 2010, and 31% in 2009)."   A check on Trip Advisor led to a forum where members questioned the results and criticized the survey for the ambiguity of its questions and the low number of members included in the survey.

    Still, it's interesting.  They're talking about general travel resorts, the kind you fly to.  What about RVing?

    The overlap between nudism/naturism and RVing is an interesting one.  A little web surfing will turn up a number of clothing-optional and nudist resorts that have RV sites, as well as a thriving culture or RVers who peel the RV lifestyle down to a bare minimum, including clothing.  And it seems that a number of people like to drive the rig au naturel, which must produces some smiles when they stop for gas.

    Naked RVing.  Who knew?

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