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World Naked Gardening Day 2020

Lupin Marie
By Lupin Marie Posted  in Bare Journeys

Since the first annual World Naked Gardening Day in 2005, this tradition has continued to gain momentum with not only Nudists and Naturists participating, but Textiles as well. While the tradition started in Seattle, it’s popularity has become truly global!

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Tim Mullins for AANR West

Tim Mullins
By Tim Mullins Posted  in Bare Journeys

I’m Tim Mullins, the AANR Government Affairs Chair since 2011 and a candidate for AANR West Trustee in 2020. I’m running so AANR has a voice on the Board who cares about the expansion of nude places for all of us to use. It isn’t about organized resorts it’s about access. Most of us started our quest to be clothes free at a local watering hole that was free or low cost. That is what I want to see us supporting at AANR. It’s what I support.

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What Do Nudists Really Do? – Part 14

Ted Peck
By Ted Peck Posted  in Bare Journeys

I attended the Midwinter Board Meeting of The American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) at the Suwannee Valley Nudist Resort in North Florida. If that river sounds familiar, the street name is Stephen Foster Drive. It was beautiful there. The club has 30 acres, most of which are woods, with a nature trail.

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Naturism in Thailand Shows Resilience Against COVID19

Naturist Association Thailand
By Naturist Association Thailand Posted  in Bare Journeys

Naturist Association Thailand resorts want Naturists from around the world to feel safe when booking a naturist vacation in Thailand.

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What Do Nudists Really Do? Part 13

Ted Peck
By Ted Peck Posted  in Bare Journeys

We swim, kayak, sail, canoe, fish, lay in the sun, hop into hot tubs, and paddle boat in the lake. These are among the activities at Emerald Lake Nudist Resort in Porter, Texas, just 26 miles from the center of downtown Houston.

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Interview with AANR President, Kathy Watzel

Review Resorts
By Review Resorts Posted  in Bare Journeys

We recently had the opportunity to interview Kathy Watzel, President of the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR). Kathy has been a member of AANR since 1991, a Board Trustee since 2012, and formerly Chair of the Planning Committee.

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Interview with AANR Executive Director Erich Schuttauf

Review Resorts
By Review Resorts Posted  in Bare Journeys

We recently had the opportunity to interview Erich Schutthauf, Executive Director of the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR). What are Your Responsibilities at AANR? Erich: As Executive Director, my chief job is to oversee the day-to-day operations of the AANR Office staff and headquarters, carrying out the policy directives of the Association’s Officers and … Continue Reading “Interview with AANR Executive Director Erich Schuttauf”

What Does AANR Do For Us?

Ted Peck
By Ted Peck Posted  in Bare Journeys

AANR and its AANR-Regions are lending assistance in various legal/advocacy situations and cases. Without providing sensitive or privileged information, situations have included

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Nude-A-Palooza Clothing Optional Concert at Cypress Cove Nudist Resort

News Release
By News Release Posted  in Bare Journeys

What do you get when you mix six tribute bands, lots of naked people, and a passion for finding a breast cancer cure? Nude-a-palooza! Hosted by Cypress Cove Nudist Resort in Kissimmee, Florida, Nude-a-palooza is an all-day charity concert, now in its eleventh year, that has raised nearly $350,000 for breast cancer research. Held on Saturday, October 19 beginning at 12 Noon, the event is open to the public and features six bands with tributes to Buddy Holly, The Carpenters, Donna Summer, Beyoncé, Huey Lewis and the News, and Aerosmith.

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What Do Nudists Really Do? Part 12

Ted Peck
By Ted Peck Posted  in Bare Journeys

At an AANR board meeting a few years ago, someone said that office staff at a nudist resort should be dressed because it was a business. I said that it depends on what business you’re in. Everybody laughed and I lost the floor before I could explain what I meant. I meant that our business, the business of every nudist resort, club, or organization, revolves around an idea, the idea that clothes are unnatural, being naked is natural.

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