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Tom Mulhall
From the first time Tom and his wife Mary Clare Mulhall went skinny dipping with friends in college, they wanted to trade in their clothes and enjoy life just wearing their birthday suits and smiles. From Chicago, they had to wait until they could move somewhere warm before they could donate their parkas. In 1994, they started the Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional Resort and Spa in sunny Palm Springs, California quickly becoming one of the most popular vacation destinations in town. Tom is a past President of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce. He is the Public Relations Chairperson for the American Association of Nude Recreation and is on the Board of Directors of AANR West. Tom has been blogging for 7 years at their resort blog . You can follow Tom and Mary Clare on Twitter here.

Entries by Tom Mulhall

Where to Be Daring and Go Baring This Halloween

(17) Comments | Posted October 26, 2013 | 11:00 AM


Boo!! Halloween's the scariest time of year for kids and the sexiest for adults. There'll be fun, sexy Halloween parties all over the U.S. starting this Saturday October 26th and of course on the actual day of Halloween, Thursday October 31st.

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Is Topless Sunbathing Good for American Tourism?

(208) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 10:35 AM

Is America ready for topless sunbathing beaches? Will it be good for tourism?

August 25th marked the sixth anniversary of Go Topless Day. It's always held right around Women's Equality Day, which this year marked the 93rd anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving American women the right to vote.

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Wearing Zip, Let's Skinny Dip - Break a Guinness World Record™ Saturday, July 13th

(10) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 1:22 PM

Skinny Dipping has a long honored history in the U.S.. It's as American as baseball and apple pie.

Mark Twain wrote about the joys and innocence of skinny dipping in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Norman Rockwell's famous painting of boys skinny dipping...

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The Coolest Way to Beat the Heat: Celebrate Nude Recreation Week, July 8th - 14th

(14) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 12:15 PM

Summer's just two weeks old. Already record-breaking temperatures are being recorded all across America. Looks like the sweltering dog days of summer are back with a vengeance.

There are many creative, even wacky ways to cool off. You can cut an ice cold watermelon in half, put your feet in,...

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Where to Scream for Ice Cream Festivals This Summer

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2013 | 8:35 AM

Sizzling, record-setting heat waves and their take-no-prisoners mentality have invaded the USA. Americans, however, are fighting back. Pools and beaches are packed towel to towel. There's also another yummy way to beat this heat... Ice cream!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.

President Reagan in 1984...

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Summer's Officially Here - Time to Put on Your Birthday Suit

(72) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 7:50 AM

Today, June 21st, is the official start of summer. Time to plan your vacation. As recently reported, the #1 summer getaway choice for travelers this year is a beach vacation.

American's love to have fun in the sun. And summertime is the perfect time to try something different and...

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Nude Does Not Mean Rude, Beach Goers Biggest Annoyances

(159) Comments | Posted June 7, 2013 | 8:38 AM

With a recent Harris survey showing 52 percent of respondents intending to take a beach vacation this year, that means there'll be a lot of bronzed bodies in the summer. And every year, more and more of those bodies have all-over tans.

Are you going to dare and go bare...

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You're Invited to Peek Inside the World of Nude Recreation May 31st - June in Las Vegas at the Nudist Expo

(4) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 10:10 PM

Remember the old Pink Panther movies? Everyone was trying to peek over the nudist resort walls.

Well the mystery is gone if you attend the second annual Nudist Expo sponsored by Nudist this Friday to Sunday May 31st until June 2nd at...

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Kick Off Your Clothes and Inhibitions - Nude Sunbathing Season Starts Memorial Day Weekend

(191) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 8:00 AM

Mention you want to go to a nudist colony to friends and right away everyone starts giggling and nervously laughing. Say you want to try "European style" sunbathing or go to a clothing optional resort or beach, however, and right away your friends picture sipping cool drinks while relaxing in...

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Kate Middleton's Topless Break Was British And Proper

(247) Comments | Posted September 14, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Poor Kate Middleton. She was laying near a pool dressed like millions of other English women on holiday -- in just a bikini bottom and a smile -- and now there is scandal and a stampede of headlines all of which seem to ignore just how normal her toplessness was....

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10 Reasons To Vacation Naked (PHOTOS)

(252) Comments | Posted September 1, 2012 | 8:57 AM

People crave fun, romantic, travel experiences. In the 2012 Harrison poll by MMGY Global, 90% of people agree that "The memories I get from my vacations make the trip worth it."

The problem: A lot of people don't know how to go about it creating those fond vacation memories.

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Go Topless Day: Is America Ready For Topless Sunbathing?

(1873) Comments | Posted August 26, 2012 | 9:07 AM

Sunday, August 26th, marks the 5th anniversary of Go Topless Day. This day reminds women to try topless sunbathing and marks the 41st anniversary of Women's Equality Day. Many people forget it was illegal for American women to vote until August 26th, 1920. They had to protest and fight for...

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Best Nude Beaches In North America (PHOTOS)

(483) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Prior to the mid 1800s, everyone skinny dipped. Swimwear hadn't been invented.

The world changed quickly and by 1860, Queen Victoria of England had outlawed nude swimming. The English speaking world's opinion toward nudity changed under her reign. It started to become more "Clothes Minded."

The U.S. has a...

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Visit Tampa, Florida This August And Experience A New Level Of Transparency In Naked Politics

(4) Comments | Posted August 17, 2012 | 7:00 AM

I'm reporting live from Tampa, Florida.

We've all heard the story of the Emperor's new clothes. What about a President wearing no clothes? There's one fun organization that barely gives invisible clothing a second thought, and the President proudly wears a birthday suit. It's called, The American Association for...

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I Left My Clothes In San Francisco

(10) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Have you ever had that dream where you're going about your normal everyday life, walking to work, going to class, shopping for groceries and suddenly realize your naked and everyone else is dressed?

Well what if you really did walk around naked where mostly everyone else is dressed? It...

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Enjoy The Olympics The Old Fashioned Way: Naked

(22) Comments | Posted July 27, 2012 | 7:00 AM

London is gearing up for as many as a million extra visitors during the three week Olympic time period. Hotels are marking their rooms up to such a degree that it might seem like their taking travelers' shirts off their very backs. Luckily for nudists, this isn't a problem.


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Travel, Get Naked And Start Living Life

(7) Comments | Posted July 23, 2012 | 8:45 AM

"Live as if you'll die tomorrow -- James Dean

Everyone's jealous of my job. My work uniform, if I feel like dressing up, is flip flops and a smile. On causal Fridays, just the smile. OK, I do get dressed at 4 p.m. every day for our informal afternoon snack...

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Body Painting May Be The Best Part Of Nude Recreation Week

(10) Comments | Posted July 13, 2012 | 9:35 AM

Salvador Dali, Renoir, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Gauguin, Matisse, Cezanne, Picasso and thousands of other famous artists throughout history have one thing in common: They all painted nudes.

From early cave dwellers to present day post-modernists, artists have been fascinated with the complexity of the human form. They try to capture...

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Mazo Beach And The Case For More Nude Beaches in America

(103) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Many people think I'm a native Californian. Although my wife and I have lived in sunny Palm Springs, California for over 17 years, operating The Terra Cotta Inn nude sunbathing resort, I'm actually a native Chicagoan. Growing up in Chicago, you quickly learn there is a friendly rivalry between natives...

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Beat The Summer Heat: How To Celebrate Nude Recreation Week, July 9-15

(320) Comments | Posted July 9, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Woof, woof, summer is less than two weeks old. If we considered seasons like dog years, summer should be considered like a friendly, playful little puppy. However, this year, summer decided to growl and snarl at us instead. It's already oppressively hot in many parts of our country. Yes, the...

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