Sunday, November 30, 2008

Palm Springs airfare sale on Southwest Airlines ends December 4th

Southwest Airlines has extended their big airfare sale to Palm Springs until December 4th.

Now that the price of oil has comedown, the airlines are starting their winter airfare sales. And what better place for nudists to vacation at than sunny Palm Springs, CA. Today November 30th, we were 85F. Tomorrow, they are predicting 88F. No city in America has better nude sunbathing weather than sunny Palm Springs! Why would anyone want to go anywhere else?

Here is the information from Southwest airlines site:

Nationwide Winter Sale
now Extended through December 4th!
Travel to your winter wonderland from
$49 - $109 one-way (Monday – Thursday & Saturday)
or $59 - $159 one-way (Friday & Sunday)!
Book by December 4th for travel December 12, 2008 - February 28, 2009.
14-day advance purchase.

Fares do not include federal excise tax of $3.50 per takeoff and landing, airport-assessed passenger facility charges (PFC) of up to $9, and government-imposed September 11th Security Fee of up to $5.00 one-way.

Available only on and
14-day advance purchase is required.
Purchase through December 4, 2008, midnight Pacific Standard Time.
Travel December 12, 2008 through February 28, 2009.
Fares do not include federal excise tax of $3.50 for each flight segment. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing.
Fares do not include airport-assessed passenger facility charges (PFC) of up to $9.00 and government-imposed September 11th Security Fee of up to $5.00 one-way.
Seats are limited. Fares vary by destination and may not be available on all flights during key travel dates (12/20/08 - 1/4/09)...

Click here for Southwest's site

Southwest does not fly into Palm Springs. They fly into the Ontario California airport which is just a 1 hour drive away or 70 miles away. I would estimate that about 50% of our guests use Ontario when they vacation here. Of course you can also fly into LAX (120 miles away), Las Vegas (280 miles away) or Phoenix (280 miles away).

Now is you chance to try topless or nude sunbathing at one of the best nudist resorts in the world according to and

Terra Cotta Inn is the most mainstream nudist resort in America and is perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

Feel free giving us a call at 1-800-786-6938 for more information or to make reservations. Visit our site at

For our non nude version of this blog visit

We hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Terra Cotta Inn annual room sales event starts on December 1st

Our annual winter nude sunbathing special start at Terra Cotta Inn on Monday December 1st.

How can we make the Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa more popular in the winter? By having our annual stay 1 night, the 2nd is half priced special room sale on Monday through Thursday nights in December and January (excluding the holidays). And for an even better rate, we discount our weekly winter rates by an additional $100 per week starting at $859/couple/week.

We are very popular in the winter as we are now the only hotel in Palm Springs that has outdoor heaters poolside to keep our guests nice and toasty warm (and nude) once the sun has gone down. (The Ritz Carlton was the only other hotel in town that cared enough about their guets to have poolside heaters. They are currently undergoing a $500 million renovation. When they re-open we will have to see if they keep their poolside heaters).

We also upgraded to a salt water pool and jacuzzi which is wonderful on your skin. We keep our pool heated to 86F in the winter. It can be used 24 hours a day.

With a salt water pool, you can be in the water for hours and don't get all that itchiness like you do from chlorine pools. Just this spring, the MGM Hotel in Las Vegas put out a press release bragging that their premier pool is now a salt water pool, and that they are the only hotel on the Las Vegas strip to care enough about their guests to go salt water. We are probably the ONLY nudist resort in the world that has invested in a salt water system pool and jacuzzi for our guests happiness. We converted to a salt water pool 2 1/2 years ago as soon as our county let us.

Right now we have rooms available in the months of December and January, but we do book up fast. Our regular rooms start at $149/couple/midweek and $169 on weekends. Our weekly rates are discounted to $859/couple/week. We include complementary breakfast and snacks, early check in (10am) and late check out (5pm) at no extra charge.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 to make reservations. We answer the phones from
8am-10pm PST.

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To learn more about the beautiful city of Palm Springs go to

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Nudism in the US needs to become more profitable

AANR, the major nudist association in the US has done a fantastic job in the last few years of mainstreaming nudism in America. They have obtained more and better PR than ever before.

Now it is time for nudist resorts to step up and act mainstream. One of the ways is to operate upscale true resorts, not glorified campgrounds and parks calling themselves resorts. Another way is to stop insisting nudist resorts must cater to families with kids. Polls show vacationers take more vacations without kids, so why would they want to go somewhere and listen to noisy children? Thus, many first timers just skip trying nude recreation as they don't want to be naked around kids. That is why our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn does not book families with kids.

The best nudist blog in my opinion is Diary of a nudist. He wrote a good post today:

"I've said time and time again on this blog that if nudism can actually become a thriving capitalist profit cash cow, it will gain more widespread acceptance. Richard Mason, the president of the Florida Naturist Association says it's time for the state of Florida to "grow up" and create more nude beaches, which would create revenue from parking fees and help with state revenue problems...."

For his full post click here

I agree 100% that for nudism to grow in the US, it has to flex it's financial muscle. Here in Palm Springs, we have the 2nd highest occupancy rate of ALL hotels in town. I have also been told that we are the only established hotel that has increased occupancy this year. This also means that when you visit a city, you should stay at a nudist resort instead of staying at a Holiday Inn, Best Western, etc. You can't complain why there aren't more nudist resorts in the US if you don't stay at them.

Because our resort is so successful, I was elected president of the Palm Springs chamber of commerce a number of years ago. City officials in Palm Springs have a very good opinion of our nudist resort because we bring in so much tax revenue to the town.

Nudist resorts need to upgrade and start acting like businesses instead of hobbies if this industry is to grow.

And if you have ever wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing, give us a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Palm Springs needs to market more to the national and international guests

Nudist resorts operate just like many resort cities. They market to the easiest customers to attract, "the locals" and wonder why they are only busy on weekends.

14 years ago, we specifically bought a resort that had big rooms, was very spacious and was geared for vacationers. Thus, about 80% of our business comes from out of state and/or out of country. We are busy 7 days a week, not just weekends like other places. There is nothing more boring than going to a nudist resort and finding out no one is around on Sunday thru Fridays because you booked a weekend getaway.

For instance over Thanksgiving, we have more guests from Canada here then we did from Southern California. And the Canadians were not coming here for our Thanksgiving holiday, they just wanted to getaway from the cold and snow.

I am a past president of the Palm Springs chamber of commerce. When I was president, I tried my hardest to teach other businesses that you have to cater to the vacation market, not the Saturday night getaway market. Unfortunately, a lot of businesses in the tourist industry did not listen and are now suffering as Southern Californians rein in their their weekend getaways.

Here is a story about tourism in Palm Springs which applies to many tourist destinations:

"Valley Tourist Hot Spots Seeing Downturn, Hoping for Local Turnout

It's the season for travel but tourist spots here in the Valley are just not seeing numbers like they used to.

"We've seen about a 10% drop in our attendance so far this year," says Kimberly Bowers with The Living Desert. She says the struggling economy is delaying what is usually the time things start picking up. Desert adventures, which offers jeep tours of the Coachella Valley have seen nearly a 20% drop in tourism...

"We've increased our advertising in the L.A. and San Bernardino areas and also here locally, we've also been doing some P.R. efforts and we also have a lot of special events coming up," says Lena Zimmerschied with Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.

"We'd like to see tourism in Southern California increasing as far as regional tourism is concerned. So with our feeder markets for example San Diego and Los Angeles hopefully seeing more people coming in from those areas as well," said Bowers.

The tourists we spoke with say they're traveling less than before this year and that could be a silver lining for the tourism business here in the valley.

We were usually going to go to Florida for the season and we decided to stay local because of that reason," says Cindy Colberg who is visiting from San Diego...

For the full story click here

Palm Springs needs to do what big cities like Chicago, New York, Las Vegas, etc do, market nationally and internationally. We have probably the best resort weather in the world, yet, businesses here are marketing to Los Angeles, and San Diego. They should be marketing to Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Vancouver, Calgary, etc. market to where the winter weather is cold with snow. Then make sure you take care of your customer so they want to come back. Then they would be busier.

This year will be our busiest year of business. We have found lots of guests have cancelled their Hawaiian, Caribbean, Mexican, European, and Floridian vacations and flown to our resort instead.

Palm Springs tourist officials need to realize that we are in competition for tourists around the world. And the one trump card we hold is we have the best weather anywhere since we are the sunniest city in the US. I wish they wouldn't spend so much money marketing to Southern California, but instead market to vacationers.

So if you have always wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing, give us a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Nude beaches seen as a way to keep Florida beaches open

As the sun is setting on the current federal administration, historians are already debating which administration has been the biggest financial disaster for the American economy, Herbert Hoover's or George W. Bushes. Only time will tell which has been worse.

With the biggest federal deficits in history, they would have been even larger if the federal government had not cut back on revenue sharing with states and cities. Part of these cutbacks have even affected Florida, where Jeb Bush was governor.

Naturally, when a state, city, or county has to cut back, the first thing that goes is services that citizens enjoy. Florida for instance is closing beaches.

Governments never think of cutting back on their bloated salaries or benefits. And only rarely do they cut their bloated staffs. Instead, they think, "we'll make the citizens suffer" by cutting police, fire, education, beaches, parks and recreation, etc.

Richard Mason, who with his wife Shirley have been major supporters of Haulover nude beach in Miami. Back in the 70's and 80's this was a terrible, dangerous beach, and was very run down until it became an official nude beach. Now it is the most popular nude beach in the US. They and their supporters have done a great job.

My wife, Mary Clare, was born in Tampa, Florida. That's why we are in Palm Springs as we know Florida has the rainiest weather in the US.

In the 14 years that our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa, of Palm Springs, California has been open, we have been to Florida about 5 times. We have always tried to nude sunbathe at Haulover, but have never yet been in Miami when they have had nice weather. It was either too cold, raining, or there were big tropical storms for days on end. We have driven by the beach in the rain, so we know where it is. Someday, we will be there and actually get to nude sunbathe.

Here is Richard Mason's proposal for nude beaches:

"Nude beaches seen as cover for cash gaps

Times are tough, maybe even tough enough to start paying more attention to one of the state's leading nudists.

"It's time for the state of Florida to grow up," said Richard Mason, the president of the Florida Naturist Association...

Mason's idea is simple: More nude beaches equals more state revenue.

"If you can build golf courses for golfers, why can't you designate beaches for naturists?" Mason asked.

He uses Haulover Beach Park in Miami-Dade as Exhibit A.

For the past 18 years, that beach has been designated as a sanctioned clothing-optional beach — the only one in the state.

"It's drawing more visitors than the Florida Marlins and the Miami Dolphins combined," Mason said.

And the county is reaping the benefits of the $5 parking fee, which brings in about $1.4 million a year, he said...

"It's a destination beach all because it's a naturist beach," he said.

Mason's pitch for more nude beaches is especially well timed because Gov. Charlie Crist is looking to make significant cuts in state spending, including from the Division of Recreation and Parks...

To do that, the division has come up with a plan to close 19 parks across the state until the economy rebounds...

But instead of closing the parks, Mason has argued, the state can more than compensate for its revenue shortfalls by keeping all the parks open and changing the designation of a few beachfront parks into clothing-optional spots...

The John D. MacArthur Beach State Park in northern Palm Beach County had been an unofficial clothing-optional beach until the state took it over in the 1980s and began arresting nude sunbathers there.

A state appellate court decision ruled that being nude alone does not constitute indecent exposure, and that there must be some lewd and lascivious behavior with it.

"So you can have a naturist beach as long as it is in a designated area," Mason said.

Public officials, however, have been reluctant to make accommodations for nudists...

Like Mason's request this week, the sunbathing group made an economic argument to the tourism board, saying that a nude beach would bring in dollars to the county...

In today's budget climate, its harder to scoff at Mason's pitch without mulling over the pros and cons.

"It's been a successful formula at Haulover for 18 years," he said. "Why not give it a try?..."

A bare-bones budget or some bare-bones bathers."

For the full story click here

And if you don't want to trek all the way to Haulover Beach in Miami Florida, the rainiest state in the US, come to sunny Palm Springs, California. The sunniest city in the US with less than 3 inches of rain a year.

Give us, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at
800-786-6938. Visit our site at

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

lee Baxandall founder of TNS, The Naturist Society has passed away

Friday, November 28, 2008
Copyright 2008 by the Naturist Action Committee, which is
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DATE : November 28, 2008
SUBJECT: Lee Baxandall (1935-2008)
TO : All naturists

Dear Naturist,

The Naturist Society has announced with profound sadness that its founder, Lee Baxandall, has died in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Baxandall, who had suffered from Parkinson's Disease, was 73 years old at the time of his death on November 27, 2008.

Baxandall began his work as a naturist activist more than 30 years ago. With a background in writing and publishing, Lee's naturist passion led him in 1976 to form the Free Beaches Documentation Center, which he located in his hometown of Oshkosh. By 1980, Lee had founded The Naturist Society (TNS), and TNS had presented its first Gathering for naturists. 'Clothed with the Sun,' the flagship publication of TNS in its early years, was renamed 'Nude & Natural,' or more simply, 'N' magazine in 1989. Today, the magazine has a staff of professional and volunteer writers, but in the early days, much of the content of the magazine was pure Baxandall.

Lee was also the initiating force behind other familiar naturist organizations. In 1983, it was a Baxandall idea (and $70 in seed money that Lee pulled from his own pocket and gave to Murray Kaufman) that led to the TNS special interest group that would become Gay Naturists International. In 1990, Baxandall jump-started the Naturist Action Committee as an adjunct to TNS. The Naturist Education Foundation followed in 1993.

For the decades of the 1980s and 1990s, 'Lee Baxandall's World Guide to Nude Beaches and Resorts' was the standard companion for those seeking information on naturist destinations throughout the world. Each edition of the World Guide reflected Lee's naturist philosophy, not only for growing numbers of naturists, but also for the benefit of an expanding mainstream audience. Baxandall's World Guide is the inspiration for 'The World's Best Nude Beaches and Resorts,' a recent TNS publication that carries on the tradition.

In 2002, recognizing the inevitable effect of his declining health, Baxandall transferred ownership of The Naturist Society to a carefully selected handful of longtime associates. TNS is necessarily a dynamic organization that responds to the changing needs of its members. Nevertheless, owners Nicky Hoffman Lee and Margaret Thornton have remained remarkably faithful to the vision of Lee Baxandall.


Arrangements are pending. Lee's family has not yet announced details. More complete obituaries will, of course, appear in N magazine and in The Newsletter. The Naturist Action Committee will distribute further information in the form of NAC Updates, as details become available.

The directors of the Naturist Action Committee and the Naturist Education Foundation join with the ownership and staff of The Naturist Society in marking, with respect and appreciation, the passing of an exceptional individual.

"Body acceptance is the idea. Nude recreation is the way."
- Lee R. Baxandall (1935-2008)


Bob Morton
Executive Director
Naturist Action Committee

Naturist Action Committee (NAC) - PO Box 132, Oshkosh, WI 54903
Executive Director Bob Morton -
Naturist Society: Nicky Hoffman Lee ­
Online Rep. Dennis Kirkpatrick -

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Nude Thanksgiving everyone

Happy Nude Thanksgiving everyone. I hope you get to spend at least some part of today in the nude besides in the bath, shower, or going to sleep.

I am very thankful for all the readers of this nudist blog. I am honored by all the personal e-mails I get from you telling me how much you enjoy reading it.

Here at The Terra Cotta Inn in sunny Palm Springs, California we hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Eat, drink, and be merry. May you step on the scale tomorrow and find out that you have not gained any weight!


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Palm Springs airfare sale on Air Canada

Air Canada has a major airfare sale to Palm Springs and the rest of the US. Now Air Canada does not fly into Palm Springs airport. You would have to fly to LAX, or as many Canadian guests do, fly into Las Vegas for the weekend, and then drive into Palm Springs (280 miles or a 4 hour drive) for the rest of their vacation.

Tickets need to be purchased by Thursday December 11th. Don't forget in the months of December and January, we have our annual room sale. Book on a Monday through Thursday and stay 1 night and get the other for half price. And if you stay a week, we take an additional $100 of the already discounted weekly rate.

For the Air Canada airfare sale information CLICK HERE

We have lots of guests from Canada vacation at our resort. We are the most popular nudist destination for Canadians in the western US. This October, the Vancouver Sun newspaper picked us as one of the best places in the world to go nude sunbathing. We were the only nudist resort on the west coast that was honored.

Now is the time to try topless or nude sunbathing. Give us a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Nudist colony reporter, Hugh Mulligan passes away

Hugh Mulligan reported The Associated Press for 50 years. He just passed away. I am always sorry to hear of people dying. It is part of life, but still sad.

Hugh Mulligan had reported on many, many breaking stories in his life. I guess however, the AP wireservice feels one of his better stories was about a nudist colony. Here is what they report:

"Competing with AP colleagues in New York for choice feature assignments, Mulligan drew the short straw — a weekend in a Pennsylvania nudist colony. "Oh, great," his hostess-to-be said by phone. "You'll be here in time for the square dance."

Mulligan later described her as "5-feet-2 in any direction and barefoot all the way up to her harlequin sunglasses" and said the July 4 barbecue was "about the same as any other place except that people tend to stand a little further away from the fire.'"

For the full story click here

It is still so funny, much of the world still considers nudist resorts as nudist colonies no matter how upscale we become.

Now about the square dancing part, I bet he visited that nudist campground a long time ago as we have been vacationing at nudist resorts around the world for over 30 years and never went to a place that held square dances.

If you have always wanted to vacation at one of he best resorts in Palm Springs (according to the Los Angeles Magazine), then try topless or nude sunbathing at our nudist resort, The Terra Cotta Inn. Give us a call at 800-786-6938. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US.

Visit our site at

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs! Stop by and see why modern nudist resorts like ours are no longer called a nudist colony.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Nude Christmas Party at The Terra Cotta Inn

The Terra Cotta Inn has our annual nude Christmas party on Saturday December 20th,2008.

We have special rates that weekend only. Book 1 night and get the 2nd for ONLY half price!

Our party is loads of fun, we have a DJ, dancing, lots of eggnog and drinks, delicious snacks, and best of all Santa Claus arrives bearing a sack full of Christmas gifts of all the guests.

The party is free for all guests who are staying that evening.

Everyone has said this is the best Christmas party they have ever gone too. And best of all you don't have to get dressed up for it.

And for those of you who will still need to do some Christmas shopping, just 15 minutes away is the largest discount shopping mall in all of California where you can get last minute gifts for all your loved ones.

There is nothing cooler than topless or nude sunbathing all day long at our resort The Terra Cotta Inn, the most mainstream nudist resort in America, dancing the night away at our Christmas party, then wrapping up you last minute shopping at the outlet mall.

Rates start at $169/couple/night and include complimentary breakfast and afternoon snacks.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 for more information or to make reservations. We answer the phones from 8am-10pm PST.

Visit our site at

For more information about Palm Springs, the sunniest city in America, go to

Hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy Nude Year!!!

Support the American nudist community. Vacation at ONLY American nudist resorts this year!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Nudist Colonies news story on the web

Nudist colonies are in the news again. This story has hit the wire services worldwide. The lastest nudist story is about Cap d'Agde in the south of France. We were there for a week about 10 years ago. You can tell the person who wrote the story knows nothing about nudism as they would know nudist resorts are never called nudist colonies.

We have heard from guests that swingers and sex swappers have really invaded Cap d'Agde in the last few years. During the day there is still the family nude beach where you feel somewhat comfortable, but it is basically anything goes at the swinger beach.

The problem we have always found with swingers and nudist resorts that bring in swingers, is swingers never keep to themselves. They are always pushing the envelope with their behavior and are always very annoyingly hitting on nudists.

The Terra Cotta Inn is not and never will cater to swingers.

In my opinion, Cap d'Agde should have enfoced their policies against public sex. Now they have a mess on their hands.

Here is the story:


Report: French Nightclubs Burned Down in War Between Nudists, Swingers
Monday, November 24, 2008

One of Europe’s most famous nudist colonies has become the subject of an unusual investigation by French detectives after the destruction of three nightclubs in fires blamed on naturist "hardliners."

The normally peaceful Cap d’Agde, a magnet for nudists in the south of France, has been plunged into anxiety as investigators suspect "fundamentalist" nudists of harboring a grudge against the échangistes, or swingers, who are drawn to the town by the promise of sex.

A so-called boîte échangiste — or wife-swapping club — called Glamour, where couples engage in group sex, was the first to be destroyed in April. The next day, the Palme Ré, another orgy venue, also went up in flames. In September, the Tantra club and Zen, its neighboring bar, were leveled in blazes...

Tensions have risen between the naturists, who believe that nudity is a healthy choice of lifestyle and nothing to do with sex, and the échangistes, who are attracted to nudist camps by the prospect of multiple partners."

For the full story "click here

And if you have always wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing at a safe relaxing nudist resort, give us The Terra Cotta Inn a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs.

Sarah Silverman to perform in Palm Springs

Sarah Silverman heads to Palm Springs.

Palm Springs has been getting some pretty good performers lately. We just had Bill Maher perform.

Here is the information about Sarah Silverman.

"she’s bringing along some “Friends” for a night of sketch and stand-up comedy at 8 p.m. Jan. 10 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino Special Events Center in Indio.

Tickets for the night of comedy, priced at $49, $69 and $79, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the casino box office and online.

Fantasy Springs Resort Casino is in Indio at 84245 Indio Springs Parkway. Tickets, information: 342-5000;; fantasyspringsresort"

So you can stay at The Terra Cotta Inn, nude or topless sunbathing all week long and have a fun evening laughing at Sarah's jokes. If you go tell her she should have stayed here.

Give us a calla t 800-786-6938 to make reservations.

hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Palm Springs is the sunniest city in America

Here is a photo of the Palm Springs sunshine today. I took this picture about 30 minutes ago. If you looked at you will see that it says our current weather is mostly cloudy.

Where can I get a job at Obviously, you don't have to be right with your predictions. Just make up any old bad weather and throw it up on your site. For instance they said yesterday would be a high of 80F. We were 85F.

The reason I bring this up is we just had a couple from Southern California cancel for tomorrow. They said they don't want to come out nude sunbathing because it is cloudy.

As much as I tried to convince them otherwise, they still didn't believe me. I even told them look at where they can see our current city weather which shows sunny, not mostly cloudy like printed. They still wouldn't change their minds as they said they were already bummed out by the cloudy weather forecast.

Don't the people at care that they are ALWAYS so inaccurate? Obviously not. And there bad predictions do affect businesses as there are still people in the world who aren't smart enough to realize a lot of's predictions are not right.

If you have always wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing, give us a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at

So whenever predicts bad weather for Palm Springs, NEVER believe them. We are the sunniest city in the US and they love predicting bad weather for us. They predict we are so cloudy and rainy you would think we were located in rainy Florida instead of sunny Palm Springs.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Nipplegate case could go to US Supreme Court

What is it about the Bush administration's preoccupation with Janet Jackson's nipples?

The FCC wanted to fine CBS for Janet Jackson's famous wardrobe malfunction. The US court of appeals said the federal government acted arbitrarily and capriciously in fining CBS as they were not a part of this PR stunt.

Well the federal government wants to waste more of the taxpayers money. They are appealing this case to the US Supreme Court. It makes you wonder, doesn't this administration have better things to waste taxpayer's payers money on? why are the boobs in Washington so scared of a nipple?

Here's the story:

"Jackson's 'Nipplegate' case could reach US high court

WASHINGTON (AFP) — The US government has asked the Supreme Court to reimpose a half-million-dollar fine slapped on CBS television for a 2004 broadcast of live images of pop star Janet Jackson's breast, court documents obtained by AFP show.

It is up to the Supreme Court to decide whether it will consider the request.

Prosecutors are asking the high court justices to weigh in on a case that raised eyebrows and stirred passions in the United States, where nudity on non-pay television is a no-no in advertising, while rare and limited to late-night hours in television series....

The Federal Communications Commission imposed a 550,000 dollar fine on CBS for breaking indecency rules.

But after a three-year court fight, a federal court in Philadelphia in July ruled that the network could not be held responsible for Janet Jackson's actions.

The government asked the high court to consider "whether the court of appeals erred in holding that the federal communications commission acted arbitrarily and capriciously (...) in determining that the most widely viewed broadcast public nudity in television history fell within the federal prohibitions on broadcast indecency.'"

For the full story click here

And if you have wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing, give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Clothing store uses nudity to sell women's clothes

Terra Cotta Inn was once featured on A few years ago, the Bluefly clothing company was using nude models in one of their ads. They leaked the story to me asking me to blog about it, positive or negative. Of course, that was back in the days when our original blog was extremely popular. Back before google decided to censor nudist blogs.

Bluefly thought it would be cool to have a nudist resort be the first to comment on the ad. They figured that would create some buzz. And it did. That story was covered by many advertising related websites in the US and was pretty positive towards us. The ad sites reactions were mixed towards Bluefly. Some thought it was terrible to use nudity in an ad, others said grow up, they do it in Europe, why is the US so backwards, etc.

American Apparel, a small boutique young adults clothing store targets the 20 something women's market. In a current internet ad, they show a models bare breast including a nipple in that ad. CLICK HERE FOR THE AD I can't show bare nipples on this blog as they are considered too scary of a sight to google.

I guess American Apparel feels that nudity is a positive selling factor. They want to be considered a hip clothing store. So I guess to them showing a bare breast is hip. A number of years ago picked us as one of the hip hotels of palm Springs mainly because people nude sunbathe at our hotel.

Hey there fellow nudists, were Hip!!!

Here is the story:

"Shocker! American Apparel Uses Nudity to Sell Clothing!
Once again, nudity in advertising brings back good old-fashioned American outrage. To which, we offer our standard reply: Why so shocked? Nudity is natural and beautiful. And, not to mention, normal.

Of course, using it to sell products is another story but still. Is it really so horrific to show nude people in ads?...

For the full story Click here

Well American Apparel if you are interested in doing a photoshoot shoot here, give me a call.

And even if you aren't a hipster and want to try topless or nude sunbathing, give us a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Palm Springs featured in a T-Mobile Television ad

As anyone who has been to Palm Springs knows, we have the best weather in the US. We are the sunniest city in America averaging less then 3 inches of rain a year. When you compare that to Florida cities averaging around 60 inches of rain a year or Jamaica averaging around 70 inches a year, you wonder, why would nudists want to risk rainy weather and vacation anywhere else?

Tonight, we just saw a T-Mobile TV ad. It shows some women discussing their cell phones and where they are going. They are bundled up in heavy winter clothes. If you look out the window in the background, it is snowing.

One woman says, I am going to Palm Springs where it is 86F. She then gets up and you see flashed on the screen, sign up for T-mobile and get 5 free companion passes.

I am not promoting T-Mobile as I do not use them.

What I thought was interesting is where the ad agency could have picked Miami, or Tampa, or Orlando to be the vacation destination, they picked sunny Palm Springs because we have the best winter weather in the US.

Way to go T-Mobile promoting our beautiful town.

The only thing you could have done better in the ad is to have some nudists sitting around and then deciding to take their winter vacation in Palm Springs.

If you have always wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing, give us a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Monday, November 17, 2008

European Style sunathing pool at Miami Hotel

Topless sunbathing is starting to be considered trendy and sexy at some regular hotels. The Fountainebleau hotel which is a regular textile hotel just underwent a big $500 million upgrade in Miami Florida. They wisely took out the family water park there and installed a European style sunbathing pool for topless sunbathing.

I guess they realized just like we have, that families and kids are nice, but they don't take long vacations. Couples take much longer vacations, that is why we cater to them. And vacationers don't enjoy being at topless or nude sunbathing pools with noisy kids hanging around.

Here is the story:

"Bringing sexy back, with $1B: Miami hotel reborn

The renovated Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach, FL ...It takes a lot to impress here, a place where magazine models shop and $100,000 cars creep by without a batted eye.
But there are exceptions, and in the 1950s and 60s the only one that mattered was the Fontainebleau hotel. Blending five-star luxury with chic, progressive style, it was where Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack stayed and played, where James Bond beat Goldfinger in a game of gin rummy. A sleek, curvy layer cake of a place bending into Atlantic beach.

But that was decades ago—centuries, really, in the lifetime of a high-class resort—and the grand old dame had been surpassed by newer and hipper sites.

Not anymore. After finding a new owner willing to pump in $1 billion.

..."It's not a planned, themed, Orlando or Vegas-type resort," Karawan said. "(Lapidus') feeling was, it's more about the people, all about social interaction. This is about you being the star."

...Gone is the former 7,000-square-foot children's water park, "Cookie's World." The new Fontainebleau features a freeform main pool and a separate "European" bath, where topless sunbathing will be allowed...

For the full story CLICK HERE

We stayed at the Fontainebleau back in the 1980's. It was a classy hotel back then. My feelings are they will do a great job of keeping their European style sunbathing pool classy and hopefully make more people realize that topless sunbathing is a fun thing to do on vacation.

I noticed that their spokesperson said "it's more about the people, all about social interaction." That is exactly what good nudist resorts are about. Topless and nude sunbathing is a positive experience. You want to share that experience with others. Guests at good nudist resorts have lots of fun and laughter as people have such a great time.

If you have ever wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938. This July, picked us as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world.

Visit our site at

We hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Australian nudist group has nice new coverage

Last week, a sleazy Australian nude place put out a press release announcing that March was going to be orgy month at their location. This story was picked up world wide.

I have to admit being jealous that a sleazy sex place says that they are hurting financially, thus they create orgy month and they get world wide press. Whereas, we have had the 2nd highest occupancy rate of ALL hotels in Palm Springs for years, yet that is not an interesting story for the world wide press.

A headline like "Palm Springs nudist resorts business is taking off during the recession" would be nice, but I don't think it will happen.

An Australian publication wrote a nice article about a nudist group and how they are good for their local economy. Here is the story:


Nudism generates big tourist dollars for Narrabri and it could help boost Dubbo’s economy if more people are willing to socialise with their gear off.
That’s the belief of Dubbo Inland Nudist Group members who are pushing for increased awareness of the inland nudist trail, from Melbourne to Brisbane.

About 20 people regularly enjoy getting back to nature in a quiet rural setting 25 kilometres south of Dubbo, not far from Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

“We are frequently joined by nudists from other areas and enjoy barbecues, playing sports or lazing around the property’s dam,’’ Dubbo Inland Nudist Group publicity officer Bill Smith said.

“We’re keen to encourage other people to enjoy the freedom of social nudism. It’s not sleazy, offensive or sexually orientated. Getting your gear off is a great leveller - people aren’t judged by the clothes they wear and everyone interacts happily without preconceived ideas.’’

...The Narrabri Shire Council visitors’ centre this week confirmed the well-known nudist retreat was a significant attraction for the town, generating a considerable amount of money.

Bill Smith dreams the Dubbo Inland Nudist Group may one day enjoy similar popularity.

“There’s nothing more enjoyable than swimming and socialising in the nude,’’ he said. “My wife and I discovered nudism five years ago during a tour of Australia. We came across a ‘free beach’ at Darwin and decided to give it a go, just for the heck of it. The experience of swimming nude in the ocean was incredibly liberating and we went on to visit other nudist locations and resorts.

“It’s such a relaxed thing to do. You don’t have to worry about buying or packing a holiday wardrobe and there are few clothes to launder during the vacation. Everyone at the resort shares a common interest and the atmosphere is relaxed with strict rules on admittance and behaviour.’’

...Mr Smith said statisticians estimated 50 per cent of Australians slept in the nude and between 20 and 30 per cent preferred to be bare skinned while relaxing in the privacy of their own home.

“My wife and I enjoy being nude around the house. A pair of shorts and a sarong are kept handy in case someone comes to the door or we want to go into the garden.’’

..“Unfortunately a significant proportion of the community tends to get the wrong idea about nudism - they think we are all weirdos, deviants or swingers.

For the full story click here

Too bad this story wasn't carried around the world instead of the sleazy swinger place calling themselves a nudsit resort.

And if you have always wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing, give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Penthouse Magazine may bring nude casino dealers to Las Vegas

Las Vegas knows that bare skin sells. Anyone who has been to Vegas knows there are lots of nude gentlemen's clubs n that town. A couple of years ago, Las Vegas started to have topless swimming pools which they call European style sunbathing pools.

This fall the Rio hotel announced that they were going to partner with a gentlemen's club to have topless strippers at their topless pool. Other hotels unofficially had strippers use their topless pools.

I guess the next step would be to have nude dealers at a casino.

Here's the story:

"Penthouse, the adult magazine may soon become Penthouse, the casino...

The casino would be based on the Penthouse brand and that would mean nudity would be involved. To what extent that would happen is yet unknown.

Whether or not the Nevada Gaming Commission would even allow for nudity on the casino floor is an issue all in itself...

"It's about rethinking the way of how people think of casinos in Las Vegas, coming in with a new paradigm. Everyone tries doing the cookie cutters, doing the same thing over and over again, and we believe it's time to create a new widget," said Bell.

The women in Penthouse magazine could well serve as dealers at the new casino. They would be dressed down, and maybe even be completely nude...

"I think it would be great for something like that to happen in Las Vegas. The current casinos are getting stale and it is time for something new, something fresh, that people can grasp on to," said Las Vegas resident Tim Joyer."

For the full story click here

Some of the topless pools in Las Vegas are pretty sleazy and packed with men. I have always contended that one of the biggest threats to legitimate nude recreation is when non nudist run businesses get into the nudity business like the topless pools in Vegas. In my opinion, that turns off more women from ever trying topless or nude sunbathing as they will think the whole idea of nude resorts is for women to bare their breasts for guys to ogle. They won't even think topless or nude sunbathing is for women older than 30.

So if you have always wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing in a safe environment, give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort a call at 800-786-6938.

Visit our site at

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Westjet Announces 30% off airfare sale to Palm Springs

Westjet announced a 30% off airfare sale to Palm Springs, California from now until May 15th, 2009.

Here's the details from their site:

Book by November 18, 2008 at 11:59 p.m. M.S.T.
For Canadian and US destinations, travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until May 15, 2009.

Blackout dates apply from December 18, 2008 until January 4, 2009.


The weather has been fantastic this fall. Perfect nude sunbathing weather.

Don't forget in December and January, we have our annual stay 1 night the 2nd is half priced special on Monday thru Thursday. And if you stay a week or longer, we discount our weekly rates by an additional $100. Like the airlines, the special discount does not apply to the Christmas to New Year's holiday period.

If you have ever wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing, give us, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada). Just this October, the Vancouver Sun newspaper picked us as one of the best places in the world to go nude sunbathing.

Visit our site at To learn more about the city of Palm Springs, the sunniest city in America, visit

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 from 8am-10pm PST if you have questions or to make reservations.

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Nudist Jewelry at Terra Cotta Inn

We had a jeweler here today selling fun jewelry for nudists. She had anklets, bracelets, waist chains, and necklaces.

Above is a picture of her anklets.

I am going to post some NSFW pictures at of Mary Clare wearing some of the jewelry. She bought a flirty waist chain.

If you have ever wanted to vacation at a clothing optional resort, we are the perfect place. We are considered the most mainstream nudist resort in the US. This July, picked us as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 for more information or to make reservations. Visit our site at

Hope to meet you in sunny Palm Springs!

California Wildfires not affecting Terra Cotta Inn

Hi everyone,

Sadly many people have had their homes burnt by the California wildfires. Some of the fires are in Santa Barbara which is about 150 miles away from Palm Springs.

There are also some wildfires in Riverside county about 75 miles away from Palm Springs.

As you can see, none of these fires are anywhere near our town.

Also we are NOT in the smoke patterns. Our skies are 100% blue. There is NO SMOKE in or near Palm Springs.

Unfortunately, TV in their doom and gloom reporting, want to make it look like ALL of Los Angeles is on fire has scared many people. This is NOT true.

Don't worry, you will have a great smoke free time on your vacation in Palm Springs.

Feel free calling us at 800-786-6938 if you have questions or to make reservations.

Feel free visiting our site at

Hope to see you in sunny, smoke free, Palm Springs!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs has a room available this Saturday November 15th

Hi from sunny Palm Springs, California.

We have a room available this Saturday November 15th. We are full tonight on Friday. We have 3 rooms left on Sunday and are about half full next week on Monday thru Thursday nights.

The weather is perfect. 90F and sunny. Perfect nude sunbathing weather.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 to get away this Saturday night November 15th or any other time for the perfect nudist resort vacation.

Visit our site at

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Nudist resort in Australia decides to go swinger for a month

What do you call a nudist resort that operated as a swinger resort for years and years, went back to being a nudsit resort, then announces it is an orgy resort for 1 month? - Confused and definitely not a nudist resort.

In Australia, there is a so called nudist resort that says due to the economic downturn, it its occupancy rate is down. So they are going to be an anything goes sex, orgy place for a month.

This is my take, 2008 has been our best year. We have been making upgrades and improvements over the years, so that now we are considered the most popular nudist vacation resort in the western US. IF you are coming to Palm Springs for a vacation, to stay a week or two, or coming midweek, you stay with us if you like other nudists around to talk to. If you are coming for just a Saturday night, you book elsewhere.

Because of the upgrades, we have found people are cancelling their Caribbean, Hawaiian, and European vacations and staying with us as we are the best value nudist resort in the US.

In my opinion, there has to be a reason why Australians and New Zealanders were not staying there. This year we have had more Aussies and Kiwis than ever. We have a Kiwi couple here today.

The only thing I can say is badly run businesses go out of business during recessions. The media dwells on the bad. Yesterday, we had a reporter call about this story. I told her how not all nudist resorts are doing poorly. I only hope she writes a nice article about nudism and who some places are very successful.

The only thing I can say is this was a great PR coup for this place as this story is being cover (or uncovered) around the world.

Here it is from Fox news (so you know it has to be an important story):

"Resort Fights Economic Downturn With Month-Long 'Anything Goes' Nude Party

An Australian nude resort wants to bring back swingers and sex parties in a bid to boost sagging tourism figures.

The White Cockatoo resort in Mossman, north Queensland, is promoting an adults-only "anything goes" month of hedonism for March next year.

Owner of the White Cockatoo, Tony Fox, this week said it was time to lift a self-imposed swinger ban.

"Tough economic times call for stiff measures," Fox said. "We've taken the bull by the horns and it's going nuts; we're close to fully booked.

"It will be a hedonism resort, where anything goes for a month. We're not using the words sex or swingers, but it doesn't take rocket science to work out what it means."

Three years ago the controversial resort, once billed as the nation's top group-sex hotspot for swingers, hit the headlines when it closed its doors to partner-swapping...

Cairns Catholic Bishop James Foley warned: "It might only end up cheapening the whole resort operation for a short term gain. Anyone who goes to a hedonist's party goes at their own risk."

For the full story click here

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Naturist Action Committee Alert - Seattle, WA

NAC Action Alert - Seattle, WA
*Copyright 2008 by the Naturist Action Committee, which is responsiblefor its content. Permission is granted for the posting, forwarding or redistribution of this message, provided that it is reproduced in its entirety and without alteration.

DATE : November 12, 2008
SUBJECT: Seattle, WA
TO : Seattle area naturists

Dear Naturist,

The Naturist Action Committee wishes to make you aware of an important situation in Seattle, Washington. The Seattle Parks and Recreation Department's Board of Park Commissioners will be presented on Thursday evening with a staff-prepared proposal that would prohibit nudity in any public park or park facility open to the public. Seattle presently has no such rule, and a rich tradition of clothing-optional use has
quietly developed at parks in the city.

November 13, 2008
7:00 PM PST

Board of Park Commissioners
100 Dexter Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109


NAC board member Mark Storey will be at the meeting, along with others from the Seattle area who oppose the proposed park rule. The Naturist Action Committee has already given a number of local media interviews on this issue.


If you live in the Seattle area, NAC is asking you to attend the meeting on Thursday evening. Each of those who attend will have an opportunity to speak briefly (2 minutes). This is very short notice, but the information was made available to the public only late Wednesday.

If you speak, NAC suggests that you focus on Parks & Rec's own Strategic Action Plan. Comments solicited from citizens during the recent development of that Plan overwhelmingly asked for the inclusion of clothing-optional areas in public parks. The proposed rule simply ignores the voices of those citizens.


A formal public hearing for the proposed ban on nudity has been scheduled for January 8, 2009. You will have another chance to act. Please watch for additional NAC Action Alerts, Advisories and Updates on this important topic.


Additional information and links are available, along with this NAC Action Alert on the web site of the Naturist Action Committee. Go to: and then select "Alerts" to find this NAC Action Alert under Current Alerts.


The Naturist Action Committee is a volunteer nonprofit organization that exists to advance and protect the rights of naturists throughout North America. To do its job, NAC relies entirely on the voluntary generosity of supporters like you. Please donate generously to NAC.

PO Box 132
Oshkosh, WI 54903

Or call toll free (800) 886-7230 to donate by phone using your MasterCard, Visa or Discover Card. Or use your credit card to make a convenient online donation:

Thank you for choosing to make a difference.


Mark Storey
Board Member
Naturist Action Committee

Naturist Action Committee (NAC) - PO Box 132, Oshkosh, WI 54903
Executive Director Bob Morton -
Board Member Mark Storey -
Online Rep. Dennis Kirkpatrick -

This NAC Alert may be reproduced.

Tom Mulhall

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Nudist Colony Experts

I received a phone call today from a reporter in Texas. The writer is doing a follow up story about the Australian "nudist resort," that said it was economically forced to become a swinger resort for 1 month because of the downturn in the Australian tourism industry. They say they don't have enough business from nudists, so they have to go swinger. This story has been picked up by wire services world wide.

The reporter wanted to know how we are being affected by the recession and are we or any other American nudist resorts we know of thinking of going swinger? (Of course we are not, and we are doing fine).

I asked the reporter how did she hear about us? She said she just googled the words nudist colonies and looked for experts. I talked to her for about 25 minutes and invited her to come out to our resort. She told me I was the 3rd nudist she talked with today and the only one that really spent time talking to her about nudism and the economy.

The purpose of this post is two fold. First, as much as nudists hate the words nudist colony and nudist colonies, they are still used by the mainstream press and non nudists. For instance if you google the words nudist colony you will see that there are 4.4 million results. If you google nudist resorts, there are only 2.17 million results. So there are lots of sites still using the words nudist colony and colonies. Nudists should not be offended when they see or hear these words used. They just need to educate the user. I wasn't offended by the reporter, I also told her we don't live in colonies as nudist colony it sounds too much like leper colony.

The second point is our country is in a recession. Everyone wants business. Luckily we are doing well because we have the reputation of being the only nudist resort that caters to vacationers in the western US. We are not a weekend getaway.So we have customers 7 days a week, not just Saturdays.

PR is very important for nudist resorts. You never know how a story will end up. Last year we talked to a reporter from the New York Times for over 1 hour. She used a lot of our background information about nudism in her story, yet she only mentioned us for 1 sentence in her story.

Then a number of years ago we talked to a reporter from Newsweek about how the hotel industry was doing after 9/11. His story never ran, but he was impressed, so when he did a story a few years later about some of the best small businesses in America, we were featured. That story I am sure brought us Hundreds of thousands of dollars of business.

I am shocked. Why would a business blow off a reporter wanting to write a story that may quote them? I can't figure it out. Reporters normally are pretty helpful to nudist resorts. PR can bring is so many new guests. I will never understand some business people.

Oh well, go figure.

Now if you want to try topless or nude sunbathing at one of the nicest nudist resorts in the US, give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at

We hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Kate Winslet upset about nude fur photo shoot

When I saw this headline, I though Kate Winslet was pulling a Miley Cyress saying she was "tricked" into exposing too much skin. Once I read it though, Kate Winslet is not mad about the nudity (which is how it should be). She is mad that she was tricked into posing with real furs when she was told they were faux furs.

First, Kate is to be commended for being so mature about public nudity. It is no big deal and she has the right attitude.

Next, I find it reprehensible that a photographer would purposely dupe anyone into wearing a real fur that is anti fur. That is like serving a real hot dog to a vegetarian and saying it is a tofu dog.

Finally, I don't understand why people still wear fur. There is no reason for it. It is just plain cruel.

Here's the story:

"Quickies: Winslet's Fur Fury Over Butt-Nekkid Vanity Fair Pic

The next time Kate Winslet is asked to strike a come-hither pose in nothing but stockings and high heels while sprawled on a wooly throw, she might want to check the label to find out the pelt's origins. The anti-fur actress has found herself in a -- warning, bad pun ahead -- hairy situation over her Catherine Deneuve-inspired derriere shot in the pages of December's Vanity Fair. Seems she was told the fur she was lounging on sans clothes was faux, only to learn later it was genuine, PETA-riling silver fox. "She thought it was false," her rep tells the London Daily Mail. "There was apparently false fur there and real fur there, and she definitely understood it was false.

...The magazine, which already defended the "furious" actress over airbrushing allegations, has offered a mild mea culpa over the fur kerfuffle. "Although there were both real and fake furs on set, the fur used in the photograph is real," a mag mouthpiece said in a statement..."PETA has heard from countless celebrities that sneaky stylists at photo shoots can be rather coy when it comes to fur and whether it's real or not," says the up-with-animals group. "So it seems Kate was duped -- and with so many convincing fakes out there nowadays, it is easy to mistake real animal skins for the fakes."

For the full story click here

If you have always wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing, give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938.

Visit our site at

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Donate to Animal rescue shelters by clicking here

As anyone who has been to Terra Cotta Inn knows, we believe very strongly in animal rights and animal welfare.

In the 14 years we have been open, we have rescued or protected ducks, dogs, puppies, kittens, cats, possums, and lots of baby and adult birds, etc.

I just learned of a site where if you click on it daily, you will see some ads from sponsors. They donate a portion of every click to an animal shelter. Roughly, they donate the equivalent of 0.6 bowls of dog food for each click.

This is not BS. confirms it here CLICK HERE

Here is what you have to do:


Animal Rescue

Hi, all you animal lovers.

This is pretty simple... Please tell ten friends to tell ten today! The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily to meet their quota of getting free food donated every day to abused and neglected animals. It takes less than a minute (How about 20 seconds) to go to their site and click on the purple box 'fund food for animals' for free. This doesn't cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising."

Here's the web site! Pass it along to people you know.

You are more than welcome to link to this post or pass on the information.

The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa, Palm Springs, California

Monday, November 10, 2008

Nude Thanksgiving in Palm Springs, California

We have been having fantastic weather this fall. For instance the weather forecasters are predicting a high of 88F starting this Wednesday. And last week we were in the mid 80's all week long.

Right now we have 3 rooms left for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Mary Clare makes a fantastic feast. We cook one of the turkeys on our Webber grill and the other turkey in the oven. We have a buffet table full of all the usual side dishes and for dessert, we have a buffet table packed with delicious desserts.

Thanksgiving dinner is complimentary for all guests who are booked here.

If you want to have a fun, nude Thanksgiving holiday, give us a call at
800-786-6938. Visit our site at

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

A new nudist and naturist social network site

One of our guests just told us this weekend about a new free nudist and naturist social network site. It is called "Everybody Skinbook." Mary Clare has posted to that site.

The URL is

I wish them good luck as I am sure it takes a lot of time to administer the site. As far as Mary Clare could tell, they do a good job. We are encouraging people to join that site. It has forums, blogs, chat rooms and more. Best of all it is free.

If you have ever wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938.

Visit our site at

We hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Nudism in Decline according to Time Magazine back in 1971

I just came across the naturist library blog. They list 59 articles from Time
Magazine about nudism. The one article title I thought that was so interesting is here:

"07/19/1971 - The Decline of Nudism"

For the full list of articles click here

It is too bad that the article isn't reprinted, so everyone could read it.

Nudism in decline back in 1971? How interesting. Now a days vacationing at nudist resorts is called the fastest growing trend in the travel industry. My how times have changed.

And if you have always wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing, give us a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Friday, November 7, 2008

United Airlines announces airfare sale for Nov, Dec, Jan,

The one good thing about this recession is the airlines are announcing more and more airfare sales.

As the most popular nudist resort catering to couples on vacation in the western US, most of our guests fly here, so these airfare sales are very helpful.

Here is the link to United's sale:


If you have always wanted to vacation at a clothing optional resort, we are the perfect choice as this July, picked us as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world. Call us at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Caliente Nude resort outside of Tampa Florida is king of PR

Caliente nude resort located north of Tampa has done some really good PR. Asking for a naked polling booth has given them world wide PR.

Of course they probably won't tell first timers that they book a swinger group once a month on weekends, but that is another story.

I congrats on their stroke of genius with this PR stunt.

Here is the story from an English site:

"Nudists want their own polling booth

A nudist reosrt in Florida has had a request for a naked polling booth for the US election turned down.

Naturists at Caliente Resort, near Tampa, asked Pasco County elections officials to set up a clothing-optional polling place for their community.

Resort spokeswoman Angye Fox insisted it was a serious request, reports the St Petersburg Times.

"It's about freedom," she insisted. "People take their civic duty seriously and in many cases nudism is a very serious part of their lifestyle."

But Brian Corley, Pasco's supervisor of elections, dismissed the request as a publicity stunt.

"I think they're just doing some marketing hype," said Corley, adding he heard there was a news release by Caliente touting its request.

Corley said the request came a few weeks ago, and there's not enough time to set up a new polling place for this election. Even for 2010 would be difficult, he said..."

For the full story click here

And if you have always wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing at one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world, give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Room available at Terra Cotta Inn this weekend Nov 7th and 8th

Due to a cancellation, we have a room available this weekend at The Terra Cotta Inn in sunny Palm Springs, California.

We have a room available this weekend November 7th and 8th or for those
of you that are lucky and get Monday off of work, we also just have 1
room left on Sunday November 9th.

So you can book the Friday and Saturday or the full 3 night weekend.

We rarely have just Friday and Saturday nights available as so many
repeat guests enjoy taking a vacation here, so this is the perfect chance to
getaway for a weekend in beautiful, sunny Palm Springs.

And the weather is perfect nude sunbathing weather, sunny and mid 80's.

If you have ever wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing now is the perfect time.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 to make your reservation.

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

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Palm Springs 2009 Film Festival to star Anne Hathaway

The Palm Springs Film festival starts January 6th to 19th, 2009. Many nudists vacation in Palm Springs at that time of the year to go to the movies and see the stars. What is unique about this film festival, is anyone can see any movie if you buy tickets in advance. You will never know what celebrities you will meet.

This is an important film festival as it starts the marketing for the nominations for the Academy Awards.

Here at The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa, we have guests from around the world stay with us. Many guests love to do things like go to the Palm Springs film festival.

Here is the story:

"Anne Hathaway to be honored at Palm Springs film festival

Anne Hathaway has been taking over multiplexes with everything from the action/comedy fare of "Get Smart" to a dramatic turn as a recovering addict in "Rachel Getting Married," with a performance netting her Oscar buzz.

Throw in a scandal involving her ex and a gig hosting "Saturday Night Live" and she may very well be the "It" girl of 2008.

Now the actress can add accolades from the Palm Springs International Film Festival to her growing list of honors.

Hathaway, who gained fame for roles in movies such as "The Princess Diaries" and "The Devil Wears Prada," will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award on Jan. 6 at the Awards Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center, festival organizers said Wednesday...

Up next for Hathaway is the romantic comedy "Bride Wars," which opens in January. She is now shooting the Tim Burton-directed "Alice in Wonderland" with Johnny Depp.

Actresses who have received the Desert Palm award include Oscar winners Charlize Theron and Halle Berry as well as Kate Winslet, Laura Linney and Naomi Watts.

Last month, the festival announced Dakota Fanning would receive a Rising Star Award...

Palm Springs International Film Festival

When: Jan. 6-19, 2009

Admission: Passes are on sale for the festival and range from $50 to $15,000. Individual tickets will go on sale in late December.

Information: 1-800-898-7256

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Australian Tourism Board sells spiritualism instead of fun

Australia has started a new $40 million ad campaign. Nudism and nudist resorts can learn a lot from this campaign.

Where Australia has always tried to sell its uniqueness and fun, now it is going new age.

A columnist in the Australian Herald Sun is saying this is going to be a big mistake and waste of money and I agree.

When your tourist market is not saturated, you go for numbers. You want as many people as possible to come to your country or stay at your resort. You go mass market or mainstream to be most effective.

Our resort is mainstream. We have always targeted ourselves as mainstream and that is why we have a very high occupancy rate and most of our guests had their first nude sunbathing experience with us and are repeats.

Vacationers, especially these days are looking for value and fun. The world is a hard place to make a living. Most tourists want fun things to do on vacation, not take a vacation for spiritual therapy.

Nudist resorts should be pushing the fun angle of nude recreation and the great value more than any other benefit. In my opinion the more we do this the more successful and popular our industry will become.

Here is the story:

"Tourism goes walkabout

ITS no-spin name spells it out: Tourism Australia is meant to sell Australia to tourists. Lots of them.

But now check Tourism Australia's new Come Walkabout ads: it's decided instead to sell spiritual therapy to urban salvation-seekers.

These two commercials, released this week and destined for screening in 22 countries, are invitations to a church, not a holiday. And to a very exclusive, family-unfriendly church, with not even the hint this time of Lara Bingle's famous bouncing breasts...

Once again, the taxpayer-funded Tourism Australia has fallen to the modern temptation to preach, rather than please. Forgetting its last disaster, it's spending $40 million to advertise not Australia, but its own chic, green-tinged sensibilities...

Forget Sydney, with its bridge or Opera House. The Gold Coast, with its hotels. The Reef, with its resorts. Melbourne, with its MCG.

Ha! That's just where the crude crowds in their novelty T-shirts flock by the planeload. This time we're flogging places where few tourist buses go and no trains reach - outback places where jaded urbanites fancy they can commune with the Nature gods of tribal peoples, far from modern man and his buildings...

He pours sparkling red dust in her hand and whispers: "Sometimes we have to get lost to find ourselves, sometimes we have to go walkabout."

How wonderfully mystic! And just how I plan my own holidays, consulting not a travel brochure but a fistful of dirt...

Where would we shop afterwards? Where would we stay? How much time and money would it take to actually get to these distant places? And what would we do the next day?

Oops. Did I just break wind in church? But you see, there's a reason why just 150 foreign tourists a day visit Katherine Gorge, many of them backpackers with skinny wallets not worth fighting over.

And there's a reason you'll find tens of thousands at places where there's plenty to see, lots to do and enough Australians around to make them feel welcome. Like reef cruises. Wildlife parks. Big cities. Stuff for the kids.

Most tourists are, after all, more pragmatic than religious, and want to fill their too-few days of vacation with fun and value, rather than ommmms and clapping sticks, with a long and dusty trek afterwards to the airport...

Paul Hogan's "shrimp on the barbie" ads, after all, remain the most famous and loved, remembered even today by many who saw them 20 years ago.

How irresistible was his Australia - of beaches, bikinis, barbecues and an Opera House on the sun-lit harbour. It was an Australia populated by charming people who said "g'day" in charming accents..

It worked, of course. Tourism to Australia doubled in the five years Hogan's ads played...

So now we have Luhrmann, selling his Church of New Age Australia. What was Tourism Australia thinking?.."

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Naturist Club in South London

When I think of a naturist club, I think of a club off in the woods where naturists go camping.

However, this article is about a naturist nightclub located in South London.

The article is about how more and more venues are opening for nude recreation in England. Here is the story:

"London where the only rule is that everybody has to be naked. And when I write naked, I mean TOTALLY naked... And it seems that this club is having a big success. Always crowded. I didn’t know that London was hosting such a big community of naturists. So I’ve made some research, just for fun. And it seems that if you like to live and move free from your clothes, you can find in London naturist spas, naturist swimming pools… There is even a meetup group for naturist Londoners, so be ready for naked parties and events. I don’t think I’ll ever try that Naked Disco concept, but if you want to, why don’t come to London for a weekend and book a night in a lovely naturist B&B? I’m not kidding, it exists too…

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I tried to find more information about Starkers at I don't find much. Then I remembered, it was English so I went to which is the British google search engine. There I discovered that they rent out a nightclub once a month on a Friday to hold a nude party.

As much as I could see, it is on the up and up and is now listed in some London on line travel guides.

I wish them good luck. The more venues people have to try nudism, the more it grows.

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More Halloween treats for everyone

Here is another Halloween treat for everyone. Many celebrities have stage names. For instance one of the toughest of the tough guys is John Wayne. However, if he had used his real name, Marion Morrison, would he have seemed as tough?

What about Archibald Leach. Could women world wide fall in love with a Leach? Probably not, but they sure fell for his stage name, Cary Grant.

Here is a list of some of the more popular celebrities and their stage names:

Alan Alda = Alphonso D'Abruzzo
Woody Allen = Allen Konigsberg
Muhammad Ali = Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.
Julie Andrews = Julia Elizabeth Wells
Fred Astaire = Frederick Austerlitz
Frankie Avalon = Francis Thomas Avalonne

Lauren Bacall = Betty Joan Perske
Anne Bancroft = Anna Maria Italiano
Brigitte Bardot = Camille Javal
Pat Benatar = Patricia Andrejewski
Jack Benny = Benjamin Kubelsky
Tom Berenger = Thomas Michael Moore
Chuck Berry = Charles Edward Anderson Berry
Jon Bon Jovi = John Francis Bongiovi
Bono (U2) = Paul Hewson
David Bowie = David Robert Jones
Boy George = George Alan O'Dowd
Charles Bronson = Charles Buchinski
Mel Brooks = Melvin Kaminsky
George Burns = Nathan Birnbaum
Ellen Burstyn = Edna Gilhooley
Richard Burton = Richard Jenkins

Nicholas Cage = Nicholas Coppola
Michael Cain = Maurice Micklewhite
Ray Charles = Ray Charles Robinson
Chubby Checker = Ernest Evans
Cher = Cherilyn Sarkisian
Eric Clapton - Eric Patrick Clapp
Patsy Cline = Virginia Patterson Hensley
Nat King Cole = Nathaniel Adams Coles
Alice Cooper = Vincent Furnier
Gary Cooper = Frank James Cooper
David Copperfield = David Kotkin
Howard Cosell = Howard Cohen
Elvis Costello = Declan Patrick McManus
Bing Crosby = Harry Lillis Crosby
Tom Cruise = Thomas Cruise Mapother IV

Rodney Dangerfield = Jacob Cohen
John Denver = John Henry Deutschendorf
Doris Day = Doris von Kappelhoff
James Dean = James Byron
John Denver = Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.
Bo Derek = Mary Cathleen Collins
Danny DeVito = Daniel Michaeli
Angie Dickinson = Angeline Brown
Vin Diesel = Mark Vincent
Phyllis Diller = Phyllis Driver
Fats Domino = Antoine Domino
Kirk Douglas = Issur Danielovitch
Bob Dylan = Robert Zimmerman

Sheena Easton = Sheena Shirley Orr
The Edge (U2) = David Howell Evans
Elvira = Cassandra Paterson
Eminem - Marshall Bruce Mathers III
Enya = Eithne Ni Bhraonain

Morgan Fairchild = Patsy McClenny
Fatboy Slim = Quentin Cook (aka Norman Cook)
Sally Field = Sally Mahoney
W.C. Fields = William Claude Dukenfield
Jodie Foster = Alicia Christian Foster
Michael J. Fox = Michael Andrew Fox

Greta Garbo = Greta Gustafsson
Judy Garland = Frances Gumm
James Garner = James Bumgarner
Crystal Gayle = Brenda Gayle Webb
Kathie Lee Gifford = Kathie Epstein
Whoopie Goldberg = Caryn Johnson
Cary Grant = Archibald Leach

Hammer = Stanley Kirk Burrell
Rita Hayworth = Margarita Cansino
Jimi Hendrix = Johnny Allen Hendrix
Pee-Wee Herman = Paul Reubenfeld
Barbara Hershey = Barbara Herzstine
Hulk Hogan = Terry Gene Bollea
Buddy Holly = Charles Hardin Holley
Bob Hope = Leslie Townes Hope
Harry Houdini = Ehrich Weiss
Rock Hudson = Roy Scherer Jr.
Engelbert Humperdinck = Arnold George Dorsey

Ice Cube = Oshea Jackson
Ice-T = Tracy Morrow
Billy Idol = William Broad
Iggy Pop = James Jewell Osterberg, Jr.

Elton John = Reginald Dwight
Don Johnson = Donald Wayne
Al Jolson = Asa Yoelson
Brian Jones (Rolling Stones) = Lewis Brian Hopkins-Jones
Jenny Jones = Janina Stranski
Tom Jones = Thomas Woodward
Wynonna Judd = Christina Ciminella

Diane Keaton = Diane Hall
Michael Keaton = Michael Douglas
Chaka Khan = Carole Yvette Marie Stevens
Carole King = Carole Klein
Larry King = Larry Zeigler
Ben Kingsley = Krishna Banji
Kris Kristofferson = Kris Carson

Cheryl Ladd = Cheryl Stoppelmoor
Michael Landon = Eugene Orowitz
Mario Lanza = Alfredo Arnold Cocozza
Queen Latifah = Dana Owens
Bruce Lee = Lee Yuen Kam
Spike Lee = Shelton Jackson Lee
Jay Leno = James Douglas Muir Leno
Huey Lewis = Hugh Cregg
Jerry Lewis = Joseph Levitch
Liberace = Wladziu Lee Valentino
Sophia Loren = Sophia Scicoloni
Courtney Love = Michelle Harrison
Bela Lugosi = Bela Ferenc Blasko

Elle MacPherson = Eleanor Gow
Madonna = Madonna Louise Ciccone
Lee Majors = Harvey Lee Yeary II
Karl Malden = Mladen Sekulovich
Mama Cass Elliot (Mamas & Papas) = Ellen Naomi Cohen
Manfred Mann = Manfred Lubowitz
Barry Manilow = Barry Alan Pincus
Jayne Mansfield = Vera Jane Palmer
Marilyn Manson = Brian Warner
Walter Matthau = Walter Matuschanskayasky
Dean Martin = Dino Crocetti
Groucho Marx = Julius Henry Marx
Meat Loaf = Marvin Lee Aday
Freddie Mercury (Queen) = Frederick Farookh Bulsara
Ethel Merman = Ethel Zimmerman
George Michael = Georgios Panayiotou
Joni Mitchell = Roberta Joan Anderson
Moby = Richard Melville Hall
Marilyn Monroe = Norma Jean Mortenson (later Baker)
Demi Moore = Demetria Guynes

Chuck Norris = Carlos Ray
Notorious B.I.G. = Christopher Wallace

Ozzy Osbourne = John Michael Osbourne

Jack Palance = Walter Palanuik
Bernadette Peters = Bernadette Lazzaro
Prince = Prince Rogers Nelson

Tony Randall = Leonard Rosenberg
Della Reese = Delloreese Patricia Early
Joan Rivers = Joan Sandra Molinsky
Sugar Ray Robinson = Walker Smith, Jr.
Ginger Rogers = Virginia McMath
Mickey Rooney = Joe Yule Jr.
Axl Rose (Guns N Roses) = William Bruce Rose
Johnny Rotten (Sex Pistols) = John Lydon
Winona Ryder = Winona Horowitz

Susan Sarandon = Susan Tomaling
Telly Savalas = Aristotle Savalas
Jane Seymour = Joyce Frankenberg
Charlie Sheen = Carlos Irwin Estevez
Martin Sheen = Ramon Estevez
Sinbad = David Atkins
Slash = Saul Hudson
Dusty Springfield = Mary Isobel Catherine O'Brien
Suzanne Somers = Suzanne Mahoney
Robert Stack = Robert Modini
Sylvester Stallone = Michael Sylvester Enzio Stallone
Ringo Starr = Richard Starkey
Cat Stevens = Yusef Islam
Sting = Gordon Sumner
Donna Summer = La Donna Gaines

Mr. T = Lawrence Tero
Randy Travis = Randy Traywick
Tina Turner = Annie Mae Bullock
Mark Twain = Samuel Langhorne Clemens
Rudolph Valentino = Rudolpho D'Antonguolla
Frankie Valli (Four Seasons) = Frank Castelluccio
Sid Vicious = John Simon Ritchie

John Wayne = Marion Morrison
Sigourney Weaver = Susan Alexandra Weaver
Raquel Welch = Raquel Tejada
Gene Wilder = Jerome Silberman
Stevie Wonder = Stevland Morris
Natalie Wood = Natasha Gurdin
Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones) = William Perks
Tammy Wynette = Wynette Pugh

Thank's to this comedy site for the info: click here

Happy Halloween everyone
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A Halloween Game for Everyone to Play

This post doesn't have anything to do with nudism.

It is a fun Halloween game of hangman that you can play.


We hope everyone had a fun, safe, nude Halloween.