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 sweltering dog days of summer are upon us. And heat waves are breaking records all across America.
I've heard many creative suggestions on how to stay cool this summer. You can dig up your back yard and create your own private mud bath. Or, put a fan in front of your freezer and have it blow on you. Speaking of freezers, chill a wet t-shirt, and wear it right before it freezes. Or put ice cubes in your pants pockets. The most interesting one yet is fill your bathtub with orange popsicles and get in. That way, besides cooling off, you'll look like you got a sunless tan too.
However, there is one sound piece of advice that you should seriously consider. It comes from America's experts on staying cool on these hot summer days. Nude sunbathers all say:
Take your clothes off and get NAKED!
While people are making plans for taking off on their summer vacations, this smart group of Americans will literally be taking off this summer. They'll be taking off their clothes while on a fun nude vacation which are also called nakations.
Not a nudist? Always wanted to try skinny dipping, but didn't know how to find a nice nudist resort? No problem. AANR, The American Association for Nude Recreation and TNS, The Naturist Society, celebrate an annual event every year. Created by The Naturist Society 37 years ago, it's called Nude Recreation Week. This year it runs July 9-15.
Nude Recreation Week is the perfect time for first-timers to visit clothing optional and nudist resorts. Vacationing at nude sunbathing resorts is one of the fastest growing trends in the travel industry according to The Wall Street Journal. Carolyn Hawkins, AANR spokesperson, says, "Nude Recreation Week is the perfect time for the public to try something new and fun, while at the same time, it gives nudists all across the U.S, and Canada, an excuse to tell their friends the real reason why they always looked so relaxed and refreshed when they get back from vacations."
This annual celebration is open to everyone at more than 260 nudist clubs, parks and resorts in North America. First timers are always welcome.
Come back to this blog next week to learn all about this summers big nude event, AANR's Amazing Canvas Nudist Face and Body Painting Event held on Saturday July 14.
At, White Thorn Lodge, where they are celebrating their 51st anniversary this year, they have a fun State Line Streak Naked 5K Run/Walk on July 14. They also have a dance party with a live band that evening.
Squaw Mountain Ranch, well known for their annual summer naked music festival now in it's 18th year in August is happily welcoming first-timers during nude recreation week. They're located in the Cascade Mountains, in Estacada, Oregon, only about 30-35 miles from Portland. They're celebrating their 79th anniversary this year.
Laguna Del Sol, also in its 51st year of operation is located in Wilton, California. They will be having their nude Rockets and Sprockets Motorcycle and Car Show on July 14 and 15.
Lake of The Woods Club, located in Valparaiso, Indiana is also celebrating their 79th anniversary this year. On July 14, they have a special dinner and live band to celebrate nude recreation week. They are a beautiful club with their own private lake. You can use their canoes, rowboats and pedal boats all in your birthday suit. On Sunday morning, July 15, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. they have a blueberry pancake breakfast. Locally sourced foods are the hot trend in the restaurant and food industry. These blueberries are all local and delicious. Nudie foodies will love it.
Haulover Nude Beach in Miami, Florida, the most popular beach in Miami, is celebrating its 21st anniversary of skinny dipping on July 14 and 15.
Serendipity Park, located in Cleveland, Georgia, has a fun line up of events. On July 14, they have a water volleyball tournament. Everyone is invited to play, no matter your skill level. That evening they'll be having a live band. And on July 15, visitors will be in for a cool, yummy treat. Free ice cream sundaes on Sunday.
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