Top 5 best nudist spots in the world

Are you a nudist looking for a holiday destination where you can bare it all and have some fun? Thanks to the increasing popularity of the naturist culture, a lot of first-time nudists have begun looking out for some amazing places where they can head out for a vacation. However, these places are not for everyone and you'd have to follow certain rules to make yourself one among those. Here are a few places that you should consider:
Berlin: Germany is said to be a place where nudism was born. For those looking to wear a bare minimum, they'd be spoilt for choice in this part of the world. One of the most popular places in Berlin is the little beach on Wannsee, a lake situated to the south of Berlin that is surrounded by lush green forests. This is in fact, an ideal holiday destination for nudists that are seeking a family vacation.

SunEden Naturist Resort, South Africa: An hour ride from Johannesburg, this naturist resort is an ideal destination for nature lovers. If you're a person that loves bird watching, there is no better place better than this. Voted as one of the top naturist resorts in the world, this resort is located on a 35 hectare farm and offers both cottage as well as camping facilities.

Spielplatz, Britain: Britain is certainly not the best place for nudists and people don't prefer spending a nudist vacation citing laws that prohibit public nudity. However, there is a village known as Hertfordshire that is one of the oldest nudist colonies in Britain. This place has also been featured on a British TV series.
Bali Au Natural, Bali, Indonesia: There are very few places for nudists in Asia and this is certainly the best available. Asian nations are known to be very sensitive to the idea of public nudity and there have been arrests in many cases. However, this place is different and you can find a lot of people sunbathing on the black sands of this beach. This is one romantic place that combines traditional architecture with a few modern touches.

Scant, Scandinavia: This part of the world has for long been considered as a paradise for nudists and attracts visitors from across the globe. While Sweden is known to have over 70 independent nudist beaches, there are about 20 in Norway alone. You could also join nudist societies and participate in various activities conducted by them.

So now that you're aware of all the major tourist destinations for people in the world all you need to make a travel plan, pack a few cloths and head out with your nudist partner.


Becoming A Nudist

American writer Mark Haskell Smith was really skeptical about the ideal of nudism before he made up his mind to try it out. He was pretty interested in trying something new and this is what led him to the Desert Sun Resort in Palm Springs, California. While preparing for the first naked outing, he was very anxious and scared. When he finally walked out of his room, he became a center of attraction, courtesy of the erection that he was experiencing.
Later, he travelled to the various nudist resorts in Europe. His next stop was Cap d'Agde, which is situated in southern France. This is one place where you could find everything as you would in any other town, except for the fact that you'd find nudists everywhere. The experience of going grocery shopping and having coffee in the morning absolutely naked is something he will always cherish.

During his quest as a nudist traveler, he also had the amazing opportunity of hiking through the Austrian Alps for a week along with 19 other naturists from various parts of Europe. As a matter of fact, nudist hiking is regarded as one of the most popular adventure sports among people of this community. In various parts of Europe and the Caribbean, you can go for such trips at a very nominal cost.
However, Mr. Smith did confess that he did reach for some clothes when the cold became unbearable. Nevertheless, some of the regular hikers with him paid no heed to the cold winds and enjoyed the experience. According to him, this is one of those activities that you'd have to experience at least once in a lifetime and words wouldn't be enough to describe how amazing it feels when chilly winds tease every part of your body.

Despite becoming more relaxed and comfortable with being naked in public, Haskell Smith admits that he had always been nervous while baring it all before others as there is a constant fear of being judged by others. Nonetheless, it is worth mentioning that nudists believe in the principles of oneness and do not discriminate on subjective grounds.

“Nudists really look like everyone else so I think the idea of accepting your body and other people's bodies is really healthy. Our society needs all kinds of tolerance and this is a good place to start,” he said. During his year as a nudist, he met nudists from all walks of life and found a strong sense of community despite there being diversity.


The message behind naked bike ride

June 27, 2015 has certainly been a memorable day for nudists in Portland. This was the day when thousands of Portlanders came together to participate in the Annual Portland World Naked Bike Ride. While many people had participated in the event for fun, others were there to give a social message.
This was not only a platform for people to meet nudists but also make people aware about our increasing dependence on fossil fuels. This was the message published on the official website: “We face automobile traffic with our naked bodies as the best way of defending our dignity and exposing the unique dangers faced by cyclists and pedestrians as well as the negative consequences we all face due to dependence on oil, and other forms of non-renewable energy.”

The moment was initiated in 2004 and since then people bare it all to participate in this event. In addition to protesting against the increasing use of fossil fuels, this event also shows the naked body in positive light and preaches about the safety of riders. Stephen Upchurch, one of the main organizers of this bike ride said, “We want people to feel good in their body, to have fun in their body. That's one of the things we're concerned with. We want people to feel like they can have fun in their body and have a great time with each other. Our ride is anti-body shaming.”
Upchurch said that an average person is a lot more vulnerable when he / she is naked and isn't surrounded by a ‘metal box’. He also said that although such bike rides were organized in different parts of the world earlier, lack of a hierarchical system and little coordination never made such events successful.

The organizers of the event also passed out banners and slogans to the participants to spread the message effectively. In addition to bike rides, there have been several rallies, marathons, marches and walks that had a motive and message. Since the time the event began in 2004, this event organized in Portland had a message and had seen participation of hundreds of thousands of people from across the globe.