Tuesday, December 30, 2008

50% off Southwest Airline sale - Today and tomorrow


Southwest Airlines has a major 50% off airfare sale today Tuesday and tomorrow Wednesday only, from anywhere in the US to Las Vegas.

Las Vegas is 280 miles or a 4 hour drive from Palm Springs. Probably about 10% of our guests land at Las Vegas for their vacations here.

Many guests spend the weekend in Vegas seeing the shows and then stay with us midweek.

Here is the info from Southwest's site:

"For 2 Days Only, All Bets Are Off!
No bluffing. No poker face. All flights to Vegas are 50% off! With fares this low, you'll have plenty of cash left to hit the casinos. Fly roundtrip on a Wanna Get Away fare from any Southwest Airlines city to Las Vegas between January 13 and March 11, 2009. Sale fares available for purchase December 30 and 31, 2008 only.

Don't gamble with a deal this sweet. Book your half-price Vegas getaway today!

Book on this page or enter promotion code LASVEGAS on southwest.com"

CLICK HERE DOR SOUTHWEST'S PAGE

So if you have always wanted to go 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. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in America and perfect for couples trying nude sunbathing for the first time.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Terra Cotta Inn fun casino night party is Saturday Jan 3rd, 2009



This coming Saturday, January 3rd, 2009, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa will be having its 14th annual fun casino night party.

We will have a black jack table, roulette wheel, and craps table with professional dealers. There is no charge for the party for guests booked into the hotel. We have the party in our large living room. There will be a roaring fire so you can be nice and warm and nude as you gamble.

This party is a blast. Everyone loves it. We got 2 cancellations, so you can still book the party and rooms. Plus all next week and weekend, we are supposed to be in the low to mid 70's and nice and sunny. Perfect topless and nude sunbathing weather.

Since you can't gamble nude in Las Vegas, we brought Las Vegas to Palm Springs.

This is one of our best parties of the year.

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

Our site is http://sunnyfun.comWe hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Availability this weekend Dec 26th and 27th at Terra Cotta Inn

We hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas.

We do have availability this weekend December 26th and 27th. You are more than welcome to book the Friday & Saturday or just Saturday night.

The weather very sunny.

We are only 20 minutes away from the Cabazon outlet mall, the largest upscale outlet mall in California. So you can nude sunbathe all day and get some great bargains at the outlet mall.

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

We also have rooms available next week. we even have 1 room left on New Year's eve.

If you have ever wanted to topless or nude sunbathe, now is your chance.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

We hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

We hope everyone had a fun, Merry Christmas




We hope everyone had a fantastic, fun Merry Christmas yesterday. We hope you even got to have a nude Christmas like we did here in sunny Palm Springs.

We received a gift of nude people ornaments from a guest. Here they are hanging on our tree.

Have a Happy Nude Year everyone.

Tom
Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs, CA
http://sunnyfun.com
1-800-786-6938

Other bloggers and journalists have permission to reprint this story as long as Terra Cotta Inn is given credit.

P.S. For the NSFW version of this post showing Mary Clare decorating the Christmas tree Click here: http://terracottainn.blogspot.com/2008/12/we-hope-everyone-had-very-merry.html

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Terra Cotta Inn Vacation as a Last Minute Christmas Gift


Merry Christmas Happy Holidays, and Happy New Years everyone,

Still trying to think of a last minute Christmas present? How about a
vacation at The Terra Cotta Inn in 2009 as a Christmas gift?

It is easy to do.

You just make up a vacation certificate, give it to your loved one,
and they will be in heaven. You don't even have to write in a date,
just promise them a vacation here in Sunny Palm Springs in 2009.

As far as availability, we have rooms available in December, January
and February. March is about 80% booked. April about 85% booked and
May about 60% booked. We have rooms available the rest of the year.

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

We look forward to seeing everyone in 2009.

Tom, Mary Clare, and Godiva

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Rooms available for Christmas period and New year's Eve at Terra Cotta Inn


Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas everyone,

Here at Terra Cotta Inn, we have rooms available for Christmas all the
way through New Year's Eve. Also in January 2009 we have availability.

We have just 2 rooms left for New Year's Eve. As you can see by the
picture here, We have a fun New Year's eve party, we
have a 5 course sit down dinner, DJ, dancing, all you can eat steak and
lobster, midnight dessert buffet and much more.

We have the party in our party room (our living room). There is a
roaring first so everyone can be nice and naked or wearing skimpy party
clothes.

It is the best New Year's party you will have ever attended with or
without clothes on.

The party makes a great Christmas present to give to your loved one.

We also book up to 5 couples just for the party, so you do not have to
stay here overnight if you are local.

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

We hope to see everyone in 2009,

Tom, Mary Clare, and Godiva

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Remember, support the American nudist industry, vacation only at US nudist resorts in 2009.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Nudist resorts, weight, and self esteem

If we had a dollar for every time we have heard, "I would love to go to your nudist resort, but can't until I lose ___ pounds," we would be multi millionaires.

We tell people, guests of all weights and sizes vacation at nudist resorts. It is the best way to make you feel comfortable with your body and yourself.

Now the New York Times magazine has an article saying the same thing. Be happy with yourself no matter what your weight.

Here is the article:

"Losing the Weight Stigma

The public-health crusade of the moment is a no-holds-barred war on obesity. Those waging it don’t have time for subtlety. When Senator Christopher Dodd introduced the Obesity Prevention Act of 2008 this summer, he called obesity “a medical emergency of hurricanelike proportions” that is wreaking havoc “on our families, on our society and on our health care system.”

some activists and academics, part of a growing social movement known as fat acceptance, suggest that we rethink this war — as well as our definition of health itself. Fat-acceptance activists insist you can’t assume someone is unhealthy just because he’s fat, any more than you can assume someone is healthy just because he’s slim. (They deliberately use the word “fat” as a way to reclaim it, much the way some gay rights activists use the word “queer.”) Rather, they say, we should focus on health measurements that are more meaningful than numbers on a scale. This viewpoint received a boost in August when The Archives of Internal Medicine reported that fully half of overweight adults and one-third of the obese had normal blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides and blood sugar — indicating a normal risk for heart disease and diabetes, conditions supposedly caused by being fat.

This is a core argument of fat acceptance: that it’s possible to be healthy no matter how fat you are and that weight loss as a goal is futile, unnecessary and counterproductive — and that fatness is nobody’s business but your own.

Many fat-acceptance activists prefer a new approach to dieting that focuses on nutrition, exercise and body image... It encourages exercise, but for its emotional and physical benefits, not as a way to lose weight. It advocates tossing out the bathroom scale and loving your body no matter what it weighs.

The philosophy is migrating slowly into mainstream programs, like a spa in Vermont that focuses on “acceptance of ourselves and our wonderful sizes...."

For the full article click here

If you have always wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing, now is the time. Don't wait until you are the "perfect" weight, it will never happen and you will miss out on years and years of fun vacations.

Give us a calla t 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

We hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Terra Cotta Inn's 14th Anniversary


Yesterday, December 19th was the 14th anniversary of our opening of The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa.

It has been a fun 14 years. We have met guests from 67 different countries since we opened.

It is lots of fun getting to meet all the interesting guests. We have lots to be thankful for.

This year, we were featured in the book Clothing Optional and Other Ways to Read this Book by Alan Zweibel. The book has received great reviews from Dave Barry, Martin Short, Larry David, Rob Reiner, Eric Idle, Steve Martin and more famous celebrities.

In July, tripadvisor.com picked us as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world. In October, the Vancouver Sun newspaper in Canada picked us as one of the best places in the world to go nude sunbathing.

We are still considered the best nudist resort for couples vacationing in the western US.

We are also considered the most mainstream nudist resort in America and perfect for couples trying nude sunbathing for the first time.

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

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Luann comics feature clothing optional resorts

I would like to thank AANR for pointing out the comic strip Luann (which isn't in our local paper) has a week long strip about vacationing at nudist resorts. They call it a nudist resort, nudist colony, and clothing optional during different days of the strip.

Here is the link:
http://comics.com/luann/2008-12-12/

Nudism is becoming more mainstream when comic strips start mentioning vacations at clothing optional resorts. This is great pr.

The only negative I see is they mentioned the nudist resort is in Costa Rica instead of the US. Here in the US there are so many great affordable nudist resorts to vacation at, but unfortunately so many people think, unless you over pay for a vacation out of the country, it isn't considered exotic.

Now if you have always wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing, give us a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

We hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs.

Support the American nudist economy, vacation only at US nudist resorts this year.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Palm Springs Film Festival lineup for Jan 8-19th

This is the 20th anniversary of the Palm Springs International film festival. We have lots of guests who stay at our resort, nude sunbathe during the say and see the movies at night.

What is so much fun about the Palm Springs film festival is you actually hav a chance to see celebrities. The film festival kicks off Oscar season where celebrities will be chatting with academy members trying to get their votes of nominations and awards. Thus, many celebrities mingle with the movie goers.

It is lots of fun. You definately need to take a vacation here in sunny Palm Springs for this fun event.

Here's the lineup:

"Palm Springs International Film Festival announces 2009 lineup


The 20th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival will screen 210 films from 73 nations Jan. 8-19, it was announced today.


The screenings include 77 premieres — 14 world, 48 U.S. and 16 North American. Also, 50 of the 67 films submitted for Best Foreign Language Film Oscars will be screened.

The festival will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 6 with the annual Awards Gala...

The Joel Hopkins film about a struggling New York jingles writer and a lonely British bureaucrat stars Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson, who each received Golden Globe acting nominations in the music or comedy categories.

“Over the course of its first 19 years, this Festival has always celebrated creative expression and embraced a diversity of visions and viewpoints,” said Festival Director Darryl Macdonald. “Happily, we are reaching our 20th anniversary milestone at a time when a new generation of filmmaking talent is making its debut on the world stage, with about one-third of this year’s film selections by first or second-time directors. Just as this year’s line-up brings the promise of new voices to infuse the cinema with a renewal of its creative energy, the Festival itself is undergoing a reincarnation of sorts, with new staff, a fresh sense of purpose where the industry is concerned, and a clear eye to the future of the art form.”...

GALA SCREENINGS:

In addition to the Opening Night Gala, the festival will hold four international galas with special screenings celebrating festival programming showcases, including:
20th Anniversary Gala: “$5 a Day” (U.S.). Marking its U.S. premiere, the film is a tale of a son forced to reunite with his con-artist father during a cross-country odyssey. Directed by Nigel Cole, it stars Christopher Walken, Allesandro Nivolo, Amanda Peet and Sharon Stone.

Gala: “Alien Trespass” (U.S.). A world premiere, directed by R.W. Goodwin and starring Eric McCormack, Jenni Baird, Dan Lauria and Robert Patrick. Set in 1957, a fiery object from space hurtles into a California desert mountaintop. A murderous creature — the Ghota, bent on destroying all life forms on the planet — escapes from the flying saucer. A benevolent alien, Urp, inhabits the body of Ted Lewis (Eric McCormack) — a local astronomer — and with the help of Tammy, a waitress from the local diner, sets out to save mankind.

The Gay!La: “Chef’s Special” (Spain). Directed by Nacho Velilla, a cook ditches dreams of Michelin stardom to manage a small barrio eatery. Javier Cámara, Lola Dueñas, Fernando Terjero and Benjamin Vicuña star.
Closing Night Film: “The Burning Plain” (U.S.). A U.S. premiere and directorial debut of award-winning screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga is the layered story of a self-destructive woman and two intertwined families. The film stars Charlize Theron, Kim Basinger, Jennifer Lawrence and Joaquim de Almeida.

PREMIERES:
The festival will offer 77 premieres of highly anticipated films showcasing the diversity of international cinema...


AWARDS BUZZ:

As part of the Awards Buzz program, a special jury of international film critics will review the 50 Oscar submissions being screened to award the FIPRESCI Award for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year, Best Actor and Best Actress.
The FIPRESCI jury will include Peter Keough (U.S.), Lisa Nesselson (France) and Roger Clarke (UK)...

For additional information: 322-2930 or 800-898-7256 or www.psfilmfest.org.

For the full story and lineup: click here

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.

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

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

We hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

California Airfare Sale on AirTran airlines

AirTran has a fantastic airfare sale that ends Thursday, December 18th midnight EDT.

Although AirTran does not fly into Palm Springs, they fly into LAX (120 miles away), San Diego (140 miles away), San Francisco (480 miles away), Phoenix (280 miles away), and Las Vegas (280 miles away).

From their site:

Book your tickets by December 18, 2008, at 11:59 pm ET.
Travel through March 11, 2009.
14-day advance purchase required.
Lowest sale fares are valid for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Additional sale fares are valid for travel on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
If you are unable to locate a particular fare, try searching on different travel dates or times, as fares are subject to availability and sell out quickly.

Book your tickets by December 18, 2008, at 11:59 pm ET.
Travel through March 11, 2009.
14-day advance purchase required.
Lowest sale fares are valid for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Additional sale fares are valid for travel on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
Blackout dates are as follows: January 3-4, 2009; and February 21, 2009.
Travel is not valid to Baltimore/Washington, Dulles, and Reagan National on January 17-20, 2009. Travel is not valid from Baltimore/Washington, Dulles, and Reagan National on January 20-22, 2009.
If you are unable to locate a particular fare, try searching on different travel dates or times, as fares are subject to availability and sell out quickly.

Akron/Canton $59 - $189
Atlanta $39 - $129
Baltimore $49 - $169
Bloomington/Normal $59 - $189
Boston $49 - $169
Buffalo/Niagara $59 - $169
Burlington $49 - $149
Charleston $39 - $189
Charlotte $39 - $169
Chicago (Midway) $64 - $134
Columbus $59 - $139
Dallas/Ft. Worth $74 - $159
Dayton $54 - $189
Denver $109 - $229
Detroit $59 - $169
Flint $59 - $194
Ft. Lauderdale $64 - $189
Ft. Myers $64 - $189
Gulfport/Biloxi $39 - $189
Harrisburg $99 - $99
Houston (Hobby) $69 - $169
Indianapolis $59 - $189
Jacksonville $49 - $189
Kansas City $64 - $189
Las Vegas $109 - $229
Los Angeles (LAX) $129 - $229
Memphis $49 - $199
Miami $64 - $189
Milwaukee $64 - $189
Minneapolis/St. Paul $74 - $139
Moline/Quad Cities $64 - $189
New Orleans $54 - $175
New York (LaGuardia) $49 - $159
Newark $79 - $159
Newport News/Williamsburg $49 - $189
Orlando $59 - $169
Pensacola/Gulf Coast $49 - $189
Philadelphia $64 - $171
Phoenix $99 - $219
Pittsburgh $59 - $181
Portland $59 - $209
Raleigh/Durham $49 - $174
Richmond $49 - $189
Rochester $59 - $189
San Antonio $74 - $149
San Diego $129 - $229
San Francisco $129 - $189
San Juan $69 - $229
Sarasota/Bradenton $59 - $189
St. Louis $59 - $154
Tampa $59 - $189
Washington, D.C. (Dulles) $64 - $159
Washington, D.C. (Reagan National) $64 - $159
West Palm Beach $59 - $189
White Plains $74 - $169
Wichita $64 - $189

CLICK HERE FOR AIRTRAN SITE

It seems this week all the airlines have big airfare sales, so jump on them while you can.

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 http://sunnyfun.com

We hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs this winter!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Alaska Airlines has an airfare sale to Palm Springs


With the recession and the reduced price of oil, the airlines are having some of their best prices in years. Alaska Airlines has a big airfare sale to Palm Springs for January and February. Perfect for getting away from the cold Pacific Northwest. Even Canadians can escape BC to vacation at our resort.

From the Alaska Airlines site:

"Enjoy Low Holiday Fares into January and Beyond
Who says the Holiday Fares need to end with the start of the new
year? Make it a jolly January with our Extend Your Holiday Sale —
valid for travel between January 6, 2009, and February 11, 2009.

Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights on all days
so book now for the best selection of flights. Additional
restrictions apply, see below for details.

To regularly enjoy our exclusive offers, sign up for our award-
winning Mileage Plan and email newsletter today."

Click here for Alaska Airline site

Alaska Airlines flies nonstop into Palm Springs, but they also fly into LAX, San Diego, Orange County, and the Ontario, California airports. Check out all those airports for the best rates.

We still have rooms available for those dates.

A Terra Cotta Inn vacation makes the perfect Christmas present.

And in December and January, we have our annual special on Mon thru
Thursday of stay 1 night, the 2nd is half priced and our weekly rates
are further discounted to only $859/couple/week.

So 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 to make your reservation or for availability.

To learn more about the beautiful city of Palm Springs visit http://palmsprings.com

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Fear of pictures on the net is one reason we don't have more young Americans in nudism


Two of the best nudist blogs are http://nudiarist.blogspot.com and http://academicnaturist.blogspot.com

I encourage everyone to read these well thought out nudist blogs.

I got a post idea from Academicnaturist.blogspot.com posts. He mentioned this story:


"Rights Watch

The Whole World (Wide Web) is Watching

...In Virginia, high school art teacher Stephen Murmer was fired after posting photos of his "butt art" on the Web, which were viewed by scores of students...

Band director Scott Davis from Broward County, Florida, was dismissed after school officials viewed his MySpace profile that included his musings about sex, drugs, and depression.

A Colorado English teacher lost her job after composing and posting sexually explicit poetry on her MySpace site. Police were even called in to investigate.

Nashville teacher Margaret Thompson was removed from teaching after posting "racy pictures" of herself...

Florida middle school teacher John Bush was terminated because of "offensive" and "unacceptable " photos and information on his MySpace page.

Massachusetts teacher Keath Driscoll was suspended for his MySpace postings including "sexually suggestive" photographs, videos of drinking alcohol, and references to women as "whores."...

But the clueless award goes to Atlanta-area high school football coach Donald Shockley, who was forced to resign last January for storing on his school computer photos of his assistant principal dressed in lingerie and posing in sexually suggestive ways. The photos were discovered by a student whom Shockley had asked to work on his computer and who then posted the photos on the Internet and sent them to other students at the school.

Last October, reporters for The Columbus Dispatch conducted an investigation of MySpace profiles posted by Ohio teachers. The newspaper quoted one 25-year-old teacher bragging that she's "an aggressive freak in bed," "sexy," and "an outstanding kisser." Another teacher wrote on her page that she had recently "gotten drunk," "taken drugs," and "gone skinny-dipping."

...But what about free speech? Don't school employees have the right, on their own time, to blog about their private lives without fear of losing their jobs? Probably not.

As to a possible free speech claim, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2004 that it was not a violation of the First Amendment for the City of San Diego to fire a police officer for posting a sexually explicit video of himself on the Internet. The unanimous Court said that such speech was "detrimental to the mission and functions of the employer."

There's an old lawyer's saw that goes something like this: Never put in writing anything that you wouldn't want read in open court or by your mother..."

For the full story "Click Here

Why are most pictures of nudists in America, baby boomers or older? Baby boomers are more secure in their jobs than young people. Plus, many baby boomers own their own businesses. For instance, Mary Clare and I have nude photos on the Internet. We own a nudist resort. It is our livelihood. If we were not proud to be nudists and show it, then we would not have nude pictures on the internet. So many baby boomers don't care

We have lots of teachers at our resort. they are ALL terrified that they might be outed. That is why non of them go to nude beaches. They like the security and safety you only find at smaller nudist resorts like ours.

Most young people starting careers can't afford to have naked pictures of themselves on the Internet as it could ruin a future career. Obviously young people who are party people, don't care.

In Europe, where there is more freedom than in the US, going to a nude or topless beach is no big deal, so no one cares unless you are an American or British movie star hounded by the photographers.

So sadly because our society makes such a big deal out of nudity, career mindded young people who probably would enjoy vacationing at nudsit resorts don't because of career fears.

Now if you have always wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing, come to our resort, the Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa in sunny palm Springs, CA. We are one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts int eh world according to tripadvisor.com Give us a call at 800-786-6938.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

We hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Desire Resort in Los Cabos no longer clothing optional

I just learned today that Desire in Los Cabos in February will no longer be a nudist resort. (Or even a lifestyles resort which is what they also catered too lately). It is now going to just be a topless joint.

It is a tough market out there for nudist resorts. Although we will be up round 3% this year, most nudist resort owners I have talked with are down on occupancy this year. Some significantly.

The reason I think we are up on occupancy while most other places are down is we are one of the few nudist resorts in the US that caters to vacationers. Our guests come from around the world. Although they are mainly English speaking from the US, Canada, England, and Australia. Most American nudist resorts especially here in California are mainly just weekend getaways for locals instead of true vacation resorts that are busy all the time like us.

Our guests are deciding whether to go to Europe, the Caribbean, Hawaii, Tahiti, our resort Terra Cotta Inn, etc. for their vacations. So when the economy goes bad, they stop going overseas and vacation American with us as we are the BEST VALUE nudist vacation resort in the world. Also we have been nudists for over 30 years and most nudist resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico are owned by non nudist corporations.

In talking to guests I have found that they are tired of going to the Caribbean and Mexico and staying at clothing optional resorts that are owned by non nudists and paying sky high rates for vacations. They all know they are being ripped off on their vacations as their rooms are normally $100 or more per night compared to rooms on prude sides or textile hotels.

As one guest said who no longer goes to the Caribbean, "the travel agent commission alone that is charged would pay for a week at The Terra Cotta Inn."

We have a toll free number 1-800-786-6938. You book directly with us and save on travel agents commissions which mean you get more value for you vacation dollar at Terra Cotta Inn.

Los Cabos is going to become a Temptations Resort. Here is a post I found about this chain owned by non nudists. CLICK HERE

Lots of single men in their twenties so the review says. That's interesting.

Now if you want to book at one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world, give us a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

I hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs this year.

And remember to help the American nudist community. Vacation only at US clothing optional and nudist resorts this year.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Australian council rejects nudist beach

Queensland, Australia council rejects nudist beach

In Queensland, Australia in the town of Townsville, their council rejected a written request from residents asking for a nude beach. The reason given, had "more important" things to do than to worry about their citizens.

Here is the story:

"A QUEENSLAND council has rejected an approach from residents to establish the state's first nudist beach.

Townsville mayor Les Tyrell had received a written request from residents to establish a beach in the north Queensland city.

However, he said the request had been rejected because the council had "more important things to worry about''.

"I indicated to them that we had a whole lot of other priorities on the agenda,'' Mr Tyrell said.

Mr Tyrell said he could not imagine a suitable location in the area for a nudist beach to be established and the council was unlikely to look at the issue in the future.

"Unless there was a large community request for it, we wouldn't consider it."...

For the full story click here

It is too bad that the council didn't really spend the time to investigate how positive nude beaches really are. Look at Haulover Beach nude beach. It went from being a filthy eyesore to the most popular beach in Miami.

Another good example is the popularity of nudist resorts. here in Palm Springs, we have the 2nd highest occupancy rate of ALL hotels in palm Springs, only the Indian casino hotel is busier.

Nudism is good business if properly run. It is too bad this council couldn't see that.

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 http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Annual naked Christmas Party at Terra Cotta Saturday December 20th


Come to our annual Nude Christmas Party held at The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa this Saturday December 20th!

We have a special for the party the weekend of December 19, 20, and 21st. If you stay 2 nights that weekend you get one of those nights for ONLY HALF PRICE! It is our special Christmas present to everyone.

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

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 http://sunnyfun.com

For more information about Palm Springs, the sunniest city in America, go to http://palmsprings.com

Hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

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

Availability at The Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs in December and January


It is almost Christmas. Time to get serious about those last minute gifts for all your loved ones.

The Cabazon discount shopping outlet mall is only 20
minutes away from Terra Cotta Inn in sunny Palm Springs, California. It is a perfect location for doing your Christmas shopping.

We are having fantastic nude sunbathing weather. Of course stupid weather.com has been predicting we are cloudy and cool, when we are 100% sunny and in the low 70's. Liars! Don't forget, temperatures are taken in the shade so it is even warmer in the sunshine!

We have rooms available every day in December and January, although we are almost
sold out on New Years Eve, Wednesday December 31st.

So come on out to Terra Cotta, relax in the sun all day long and get
a great all over suntan. Then you can go shopping for bargains at the
Cabazon discount center in the evening.

In December, you are more than welcome to book just 1 night on a
Saturday night all month long.

We also have our December and January special on Monday thru Thursday
of stay 1 night, get the 2nd for half price (excluding the holidays).

The airlines are having some great deals in December for last minute
getaways. For instance earlier this week, I saw a round trip on
American from Chicago to Palm Springs for only $239.

Don't forget, we have our annual fun Christmas party on Saturday
December 20th. It will be the best nude Christmas party you will ever attend.

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

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Playboy nudist resorts and nudists

In February, Playboy TV did a show at our resort the Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa. They picked us as the BEST nudist resort in the US. To see the NSFW version of this post go to: Click here for NSWF Playboy blog post version

They featured us as they wanted the most mainstream nudist resort in the US. And it helped that we cater to first timers. They did not want a wild place, but a place where you could relax and have fun in the nude. And of course they didn't want kids like you would find at typical nudist resorts.

Playboy also picked us because we were a clothing optional resort. Playboy knows that to be successful, you have to have a nudist resort that is friendly for women. Women in particular are nervous their first time. Many think they will ease into nude sunbathing by going topless first (and some do). However, our experience is once women are here, they feel so safe and relaxed, they immediately go nude for their whole vacation. However, if we were nudity mandatory like at most nudist resorts in the US, the women never book with us.

Playboy has done a lot for promoting the freedom of enjoying life in the nude. They are a double edge sword. Yes, they pander to men and have made many woman feel insecure because they are not photo shopped like the models, yet they also give the message that it is OK to enjoy life in the nude and be free.

Overall, I think Playboy has helped the nudist movement more than hurt it. Also years ago there was a story at about Paradise Lakes in Playboy magazine. The owner said that PR piece brought in more first timers than any other pr piece they had had at that point.

Finally, those who have seen the Playboy TV show about our resort have said it is the most wholesome and well done nudist show they ahve ever seen. Playboy and their producer Kira reed did a great job. Kira reed has actually been a friend of ours for many years.

Here is a story about Playboy:

They had a couple stay at our resort, where it was their first

"Playboy will see you now

...Just as if she were visiting her dentist or pet groomer, a lady must make an appointment to attend a Playboy casting call. Potential nudists generally sign up online and pay about $50 to secure their time in front of the lens. The audition fee turns out to be a wise move in terms of efficiency. Jeff Cohen, a VP for Playboy Special Editions and the man at the wheel of the Jacksonville casting, explained the price is just steep enough to weed out no-shows and ensure a more dedicated talent pool. As in, if American Idol ever wanted to cut those early-season train wreck episodes, they could start charging $50 to audition.

... Most have traveled great distances for a chance to cross "pose for Playboy" off their bucket lists. Christine Placona, a porcelain darling with her super-blond hair done up country like Reese Witherspoon's in Walk the Line drove up from south of Palatka. Girls report from Tampa, Virginia, Georgia and Mississippi.

No matter their origins, all ladies are clearly nervous, and it's the only time I've seen 20 attractive girls sit silently in a room, a scenario I never would have imagined possible. The clothed ladies hunker over paperwork, while the robed ones fidget, flip through the girlie mags from the goody bags and fuss with makeup.

The other common factor is the answer given when I ask girls what inspired them to come out and pose: It's been a dream since I first found my dad's stash when I was (insert age). Kelli Motes, a WingHouse girl from Bradenton, puts the cutest spin on the response: "I've been looking for the bunny on the cover since I was 13."

Cohen and I opined at length about why first impressions of Playboy are so powerful. He's heard thousands of women over his decades with Playboy cite their first encounter and deem it a life-changing one...

... "Wow! That was so much easier than I thought it would be!" is the go-to summation from ladies leaving their session.

For the full story click here

It is interesting where the women said posing was life changing. We have found first time nudists say the say thing. So many women for the first time in their lives have said they now feel comfortable with their bodies and who they are. It seems posing for Playboy and vacationing at a nudist resort have a lot in common.

If you have always wanted to vacation at a clothing optional resort, give us a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Remember, help the American nudist community grow, vacation at an American nudist resort this year!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Palm Springs has lots of activities


Nude and topless sunbathers from around the world stay at our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa here in sunny Palm Springs, CA. As Conde Nast Traveler Magazine said, Palm Springs is Hip.

Palm Springs is constantly being written up as one of the best vacation destinations in the world. For instance this year Lonely Planet travel guide company picked Palm Springs as one of the 10 must see destinations you had to vacation at this year. And one of the reasons Lonely Planet recommended Palm Springs was you had to stay at the great clothing optional resorts here, meaning us!

There is lots to do in Palm Springs such as art museums, casinos, hiking, horseback riding, shopping, playing golf, tennis, seeing concerts, plays, and much more such as getting a great all over tan poolside at our resort.

One fun activity is to take the tram up the side of the San Jacinto mountain which is the steepest mountain in the US.

Here is a story about the tram printed today:

"Destination: Palm Springs Aerial Tramway
Snow & spectacular views from Palm Springs Tramway at the top of the world!

Palm Springs, the desert oasis that features bubbling hot spas and dozens of lush green golf courses, also offers a winter wonderland. Yes, really.

The Palm Springs Aerial Tramway gives the desert visitors a chance to enjoy the magical sight of freshly fallen snow this time of year.

As the tramway carries you almost two miles up the mountain, it seems you could reach out and touch the sky. From the top of the ride you’ll see a magnificent view of the Coachella Valley far below, a sight unparalleled in Southern California.

For snow buffs, the mountaintop is covered with the powdery stuff much of the year, in addition to a variety of flora and fauna. Since there are various wild creatures that call the mountaintop home, no pets are allowed to go up on the tram...

After an extensive upgrading and modernization of the facilities in recent years, the unique people mover now features the world’s largest rotating trams, providing an unforgettable journey to the top of Mount San Jacinto. Along the way you view the jagged cliff and rock formations of Chino Canyon...

Over the years, the small alpine village at the top has played host to dozens of movies and television shows...

The Food Network has even featured the mountain top restaurants. With vast windows framing the magnificent views, Peaks Restaurant offers fine dining, while The Pines Café is appealing to more casual customers with its cafeteria-style. Both are open for lunch and dinner...

For nature enthusiasts, free guided walks are available. In all, there are 54 miles of trails over the 14,000 acres of pristine wilderness. Cross-country skiing will begin soon, and camping is available in San Jacinto State Park...

Lena Zimmerschied, public affairs manager, reminds that for Southern Californians who have never seen snow, “this is the most beautiful place to enjoy a romp in fresh clean snow.”

...For the convenience of visitors, the tramway lists daily weather reports, information on parking and facilities, rates, etc. at 888-515-TRAM, or visit www.pstramway.com.

For the full story click here

Because we are Palm Springs' only clothing optional vacation resort that caters to couples, we are busy 7 days a week instead of just weekends like other places. The tramway allows us to sell special discounted tram tickets just like the big hotels here in town because we are so popular and so busy.

So if you have always wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing give us a call at 1-800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

We hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Friday, December 12, 2008

A little weekend funny post

Dear Friends and viewers,

Just before the end of the year I wanted to thank you for the e-mails you have forwarded over the year.

I must send a big thank you to whoever sent me the one about rat poop in the glue on envelopes, because I now have to use a wet sponge with every envelope that needs sealing.

Also, I now have to wipe the top of every can I open for the same reason.

I no longer have any savings because I gave it all to a sick girl (Penny Brown) who is about to die in hospital for the 1,387,258th time. But that will change once I receive the $15,000 that Bill Gates/Microsoft are sending me for participating in their special email programs. Or from the senior bank clerk in Nigeria who wants me to split seven million dollars with me for pretending to be a long lost relative of a customer who died intestate.

I no longer worry about my soul because I have 363,214 angels looking out for me.

I have learned that my prayers only get answered if I forward emails to seven friends and make a wish within five minutes.

I no longer drink Coca-Cola because it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer can buy gas without taking a friend along to watch the car so a serial killer won't crawl in my back seat when I'm filling up.

I no longer go to shopping centers because someone will drug me with a perfume sample and rob me.

I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask me to dial a number and then I'll get a phone bill with calls to Jamaica , Uganda , Singapore and Uzbekistan .

I can't use anyone's toilet but mine because a big brown African spider is lurking under the seat to cause me instant death when it bites my rear.

I can't even pick up the $5.00 I found dropped in the car park because it probably was placed there by a sex molester waiting underneath my car to grab my leg.

If you don't send this email to at least 144,000 people in the next 70 minutes, a large dove with diarrhea will sit on your head at 5:00pm this afternoon and fleas from 12 camels will infest your back, causing you to grow a hairy hump.

I know this because it actually happened to a friend of my next door neighbour's ex-mother-in-law's second husband's cousin's beautician.

By the way....a South American scientist after a lengthy study has discovered that people with low IQ who don't have enough sex, always read their emails while holding the mouse.

Don't bother taking it off now, it's too late.

Regards,

Tom

I wish I could have been creative enough to have thought of this fun post, but no one of our guests sent this joke to me.

I hope everyone has a great weekend.

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

We are considered the most mainstream nudist resort in America and are perfect for couples trying nude sunbathing for the first time. This July, tripadvisor.com picked us as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world.

We hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Some call centers are returning to the US

This post has perfect timing for me. I received a sales call today from someone overseas, I assume in India as I could not understand him. For about 30 seconds he said something like "can I speak to..." and I kept saying what? who? what do you want? and then I hung up.

His company was trying to sell something I could tell. I bet the person I talked to has zero sales day after day after day as he could not be understood. And the company that hired him, the managers are probably giving themselves bonuses saying we hire poor slobs overseas and pay them $10/day instead of $100/day to hire Americans. So what if they never sell anything. Think of how much we save by exporting jobs.

Last year, I had a problem with my American Express card. I called the toll free number on the back of the credit card. I got a call center in I assume India. The first 2 or 3 people I talked with, I could not understand. One of them a "supervisor" said he was the only one who could solve my problem and refused to route me to someone else. I struggled with him for maybe 15 minutes. I called someone else who I couldn't understand. I got the same unintelligible "supervisor" who I hung up on again.

Finally, I called on a weekend and got someone who had a working knowledge of English and got my problem resolved. I bet I wasted about 90 minutes of my time on a simple 10 minute problem and to this day this experience has left a bad impression of American Express with me. I have never had this problem with my Citibank card. Guess which one I use the most.

We used to have 3 Dell computers at work. About 3 years ago we had a problem with one. I wasted I don't know how much time (maybe 3 or 4 hours) dealing with people who couldn't speak English at the Dell call centers and they couldn't help me.

Finally, I paid a local computer repair person to help me and he confirmed we had a defective hard disk which was sent by Dell to us for free as it was under warrenty. However, my experience made me so unhappy, my next 2 computers were not Dell's and the next one I buy, guess what, it will NOT be a Dell.

Why do American companies think that by infuriating their customers in hiring companies that hire people that barely speak English, it is good business?

Finally, some companies are starting to see the light. Here is the story:

The Bangalore Backlash: Call Centers Return to U.S.
Some Firms See Value in Familiar Voices

If you prefer a customer service agent who speaks "American," then computer maker Dell has a deal for you.

Catering to consumers put off by the accents of Bangalore, Manila and other call-center hubs around the globe, Dell will guarantee -- for a price -- that the person who picks up the phone on a support call will be, as company ads mention in bold text, "based in North America."

The Your Tech Team service, with agents in the United States, costs $12.95 a month for customers with a Dell account, or $99 a year for people who buy a new computer. It also promises that wait times will average two minutes or less. Without the upgrade, a customer is likely to get technical help from someone in India, the Philippines or the other places where Dell has operators...

Occasionally, "we've heard from customers that it's hard to understand a particular accent and that they couldn't understand the instructions they were getting," said Dell spokesman Bob Kaufman. "This illustrates Dell's commitment to customer choice."

Complaints about customer service agents based in other countries are an everyday phenomenon across several industries. For many U.S. consumers, the diverse accents that come across customer service lines constitute one of the most pervasive reminders of globalization and the offshoring of jobs. That can make personnel in the call center targets for American anger.

Companies can save 50 to 75 percent on their call centers by putting them overseas, according to industry analysts.

But getting a customer service agent with whom it is easy to communicate ought to be a service that is provided gratis, some industry analysts said...

Although airlines, banks and some retailers have overseas call centers, computer makers have been particularly apt to put call centers in foreign countries. According to an online survey conducted by CFI Group, more than a third of respondents who recently made a call for computer support reported that the person they reached was outside the United States...

The customer satisfaction score for overseas PC call centers was 23 percent lower than for U.S. call centers, CFI Group reported.

"The customers say, 'The agent just doesn't understand what I'm trying to do,' " Kramer said. "The customer explains his or her request three or four times, and then they get a rote answer back."...

Though some have suggested that the friction between U.S. consumers and foreign operators arises from prejudice, some observers see it differently.

"I hear people say all the time that people who complain about call centers in India are being racist or nativist -- but it's not as simple as that," said Sharmila Rudrappa, a sociology professor at University of Texas at Austin and native of Bangalore, India. "If you need tech support, it already shows you're having a crazy time getting your Dell computer to work. And when things go haywire, you want assurance, you want familiarity, you want someone to hold your hand and say it's okay. What you don't want is to have to work at understanding the person on the other end of the line."...

"People in the developing countries are hungry for any material that will improve their skills," Desai said. "There's a real hunger to improve. It's not that we want these people to be speaking with an American accent. We want them to be intelligible."

Enough Americans are frustrated by them, however, that companies such as Jitterbug have concluded that keeping their call centers in the United States is the best option.

Inns said the company briefly considered putting call center overseas -- he, too, had heard that costs could be radically cut.

But he said those estimates leave out the cost of frustrating customers.

"What's missing from those estimates is what the impact is on customer satisfaction and what is the impact on first-call resolution" -- that is, resolving the issue in one try...

Dell declined to release numbers on how many people had signed up for the Your Tech Team service, but Kaufman said officials have been pleased by the response.

"That part of the business -- the Your Tech Team -- has grown, and we think that customers will continue to value it," Kaufman said.

For the full article click here

Sorry Dell, you are doing too little, too late. When I can call and not have to pay extra to speak to someone who knows English, I will consider busying a Dell again.

Yes, you save some money outsourcing, but how much do you lose by turning people off to your products because of your call centers?

Here at The Terra Cotta Inn we believe in excellent customer service which is why we have one of the highest repeat guest rates in the travel industry and why this summer Tripadvisor.com picked us as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world. Last year AOL.com did the same. Also even though we have been in a recession all year, our resort will probably be the only one that increased its occupancy this year in ALL of Palm Springs. That is due to our great service.

I sure hope American companies wise up to the fact that customer service is very important if you want to retain customers.

Tom
The Terra Cotta Inn
Palm Springs, CA
1-800-786-6938

Why swinger clubs pretend to be nudist clubs or nudist resorts

Many swinger clubs in the US pretend to be nudist clubs or nudist resorts. As the owner of The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa in sunny Palm Springs, CA this can be very frustrating as we have known of many first timers who accidentally went to a swinger place thinking it was a nudist place and if they had not contacted us, they would have thought all nudist places were sex clubs too.

For instance Caliente Resorts down in Florida once a month has a swinger weekend.

The problem is most local governments force swinger places to be "underground" or pretend to be wholesome nudist resorts or clubs because they don't want sex clubs to operate.

Last year a swinger club in Orange, CA was shut down by the local authorities. Now a swinger club in Connecticut is shut down. I am sure more have been shut down that I don't know about.

Here is the story:

"Connecticut police have arrested three men accused of running a swingers’ club inside a hotel bar.

E-mailed photos of risqué behavior led police to Club 91 and the Beverly Hills Suites in Windsor Locks.

They said on weekends the club would run “Swingers Groups” where men and women came to either engage in or watch sexual activity.

When police ran a sting operation last month, they said they witnessed it first hand.
On the evening of November 8, 2008, police report seeing 60 to 70 people inside the club.

All of them paid a $40 admission to get in.
Police arrested the three men who they said organized the “Swingers Groups.“

Nicholas Maulucci faces obscenity and public indecency charges while Brian True and Sharok Jacobi face criminal liability to commit those two charges.

Liquor law violations at the club included smoking inside a public building, nudity, sex acts, not serving food and improper use of a service bar..."

Personally, I think it is very dangerous to swap bodily fluids with strangers. However, to each their own. However, as long as government authorities shut down swinger clubs, then those that want to operate above board, will pretend to be nudist clubs and people need to ask questions before booking at a nudist resort.

Let the buyer beware: Not all nudist resorts are what they appear to be.

Now if you want a vacation in a true clothing optional environment where you can be nice and safe and not have to worry about being hit upon, give us The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa a call at 800-786-6938.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Football, Fox TV, and nudity

We all know the famous Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunction. Janet and Justin Timberlake were singing at the Superbowl. Justin pulled on Janet's top and exposed her breast. The FCC was incensed and fined CBS millions. CBS won in court.

Now Fox-TV the darling of the right wing extremists accidentally showed part of a football players crotch (Visanthe Shiancoe) in the locker room.

Will the FCC be as equally as incensed because of this exposure? Or will it be because it is Fox-TV the arm of the Republican party, they will just accept an apology?

My personal opinion is two wrongs don't make a right. The FCC was wrong to fine CBS for the Janet Jackson exposure and they would be wrong to fine Fox TV.

I would like to see what the FCC does and what their explanation will be if there is one.

And if you have always wanted to vacation at a clothing optional resort, now is the perfect time.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Give us a call at 800-786-6938.

We hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Availability at the Terra Cotta Inn in Palm Springs in December


You may remember the Cabazon discount shopping outlet mall is only 20
minutes away from Terra Cotta Inn in sunny Palm Springs, California. It is a perfect location for doing your Christmas shopping.

We are having fantastic weather. We are supposed to be in the upper
70's to low 80's all week long and 100% sunny.

We have rooms available every day in December, although we are almost
sold out on New Years Eve, Wednesday December 31st.

So come on out to Terra Cotta, relax in the sun all day long and get
a great all over suntan. Then you can go shopping for bargains at the
Cabazon discount center in the evening.

In December, you are more than welcome to book just 1 night on a
Saturday night all month long.

We also have our December and January special on Monday thru Thursday
of stay 1 night, get the 2nd for half price (excluding the holidays).

The airlines are having some great deals in December for last minute
getaways. For instance earlier this week, I saw a round trip on
American from Chicago to Palm Springs for only $239. Southwest still
has their airfare sale going until midnight December 5th.

Don't forget, we have our annual fun Christmas party on Saturday
December 20th. Click here for more details:
http://tinyurl.com/NudeChristmasParty

And click here for more information on our fun Nude New Year's Eve
party on Wednesday december 31st: http://tinyurl.com/Nude-New-YearsEve

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

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Fun New Year's Eve Clothing Optional Party at The Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs


Ever been to a clothing optional New Year's eve party before? The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa's Nude Year's eve party is the best.

Every year, we always sell out. It's so much fun. It's the most fun you can have without your clothes on.

Right now we have just 5 rooms left at our resort.

The party is fantastic. We start with a 5 course sit down dinner. Steak and lobster. All you can eat. Then on to dancing the night away with our favorite DJ.

Come midnight, we have a decadent dessert buffet and champagne toast to ring in the New Year, or is that Nude Year?

As you can see in the above photo, the dress code is clothing optional. Some women dress elegantly in sheer tops, and dresses. Very sexy and chic. Other guests however, prefer to dress in suits. Birthday suits that is. Clothing is never required at our New Year's eve party.

And the price is right. The party is only $250 a couple. Our party is a break even event for our guests. That way it is the best value New Years Eve party you will ever attend, with or without clothes on.

For instance the lobster is Canadian New Brunswick lobster, the best you can buy. If you think Maine lobster is good, wait until you have eaten New Brunswick lobster. And lots of other goodies.

You will love our party and our resort.

If you have always wanted to stay at a clothing optional resort, now is the perfect time. Tripadvisor.com this July picked us as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world. Last Year, AOL.com picked us as one of the 10 best and the only nudist resort on the west coast that was honored. And in October, the Vancouver Sun newspaper in Canada picked us as one of the best places in the world to go nude sunbathing. Even Los Angeles Magazine picked us as one of their four favorite vacation resorts in Palm Springs, the only nude resort that was honored.

We are also the most mainstream clothing optional resort in the US. We are perfect for first timers trying topless or nude sunbathing. You do not have to be a card carrying nudist to stay here.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938. Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

If you want to go to the most fun Nude Year's eve party ever, join us here at The Terra Cotta Inn in sunny Palm Springs.

To see pictures of Mary Clare in her sheer dress so women have an idea as to how women dress at our New Year's party Click here to see more Nude Year's Eve pictures

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

Monday, December 1, 2008

A Terra Cotta Inn Nudist Resort vacation is the best value around


I remember a couple of nudist resort owners who said to me when we first opened that we "needed to squeeze as much money as possible out of nudists. They are ripe for the pickings as there aren't many nice nudist resorts around."

There is an expression in the nudist industry called "nudist premium" which is the high prices some nudist resorts charge just for the right for their guests to be nude compared to what they would charge at textile hotels. You can see this at some Caribbean and Mexican resorts where they charge so much more to be on the nude side of the hotel compared to the prude side of a resort.

I remember having these owners make fun of how we operated our resort because we always tried to compete with the textile resorts in town on price and quality and be the best value nudist resort in the US.

Well both of those owners are out of business. Simply charging high prices because you can and not being a good value is not a viable long term business model in my opinion.

Well, it is official. The federal government announced that the US has been in a recession since December 2007. Everyone is trying to come up with discounts to keep their guests.

Our nudist resort has always been the best value of all nudist resorts in the US. So we didn't have to come up with new discounts like overpriced resorts have to. Our guests never felt like they were being overcharged, so they keek coming back which is why we average over a 75% repeat guest rate, probably the highest in the travel industry.

All of a sudden it is chic to be a good value. And that is exactly we we have always been.

Here is an article about good value marketing:

Kellogg is advertising its cereal as costing less than $0.50 a bowl. Kmart is promoting its layaway service leading up to the holiday shopping season...

It's the latest marketing trend, poised to supplant green-themed campaigns (at least until the holiday season has passed). Whether concentrating on their differentiating deals, special seasonal offers, or cost-cutting coupons, brands are reimagining their approach to communicating their potential -- and suddenly more economically discerning -- customers.

According to a survey conducted by Harris Interactive and commissioned by online coupon site RetailMeNot, consumers are likely to cut their budgets during an economic recession but will continue to spend if provided with discounts. They're also just as likely to look to the Web for deals as they are to stores.

In response, consumer marketers are focusing their most recent ad campaigns not just on the bargains they're able to offer but also on the economic value they can deliver at a time when the country's acutely aware of what it's spending and where. Ads that take a decidedly cash-conscious spin are cropping up on television, in print, and of course, online...

Cash In on Oprah's Finance Content

The all-powerful talk-show queen has always made a point of addressing current social issues and offering advice on how to overcome those that threaten to prevent her viewers from living their "best life."

For the full story click here

Now this December and January we run a special on Monday thru Thursday nights of stay 1 night the 2nd is half priced (excluding the holidays). Or get $100 off an already discounted weekly rate. We didn't just start offering this discount. We have ALWAYS discounted in December and January since we opened 14 years ago. And we run specials on our massages too in December and January.

Being a good value nudist resort is good business as this July, Tripadvisor.com picked us as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world. A number of years ago we were even picked as the feature travel destination in Los Angeles Magazines Best of LA issue with a 5 page article.

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

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

Super airfare sale to Palm Springs on American Airlines - Some of the best rates I have ever seen- Ends midnight CST Tonight

American Airlines has a fantastic airfare sale that ends at midnight central time today, Monday December 1st.

Travel is for December, January, and February. There are some fantastic rates that I haven't seen for over 20 years when we used to fly out for vacations in Palm Springs from Chicago. For instance, there is a round trip from Chicago to Palm Springs for only $239 plus taxes. That is an unheard of rate.

Here is from their site:
Restrictions
Purchase
Requirements: Tickets booked on AA.com must be purchased at least 10 days prior to departure or within 1 day of making reservations, whichever comes first, but no later than 11:59 p.m. (CT) December 1, 2008.
Travel Period: Travel is valid December 2, 2008, through February 26, 2009.
Valid Travel Days: Fares are valid for travel Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday; other days are subject to higher fares.
Embargo Dates: December 20, 23, 27, 2008, and January 3, 2009.
Min/Max Stay: None.
Reservation
Change Fee: If reservations change criteria are met, changes are subject to $150 fee plus any fare difference. See below for change criteria.
Ticket Type: Fares are each way, based on round-trip Economy class travel.
Availability: Sale fares are subject to availability and may change without notice.


CLICK HERE FOR AMERICAN AIRLINES AIRFARE SALE PAGE

If you have always wanted to try topless or nude sunbathing, now is the time. we are considered the most mainstream nudist resort in America and perfect for couples trying nude sunbathing for the first time.

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

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Don't forget in Dec & Jan we have our special on Mon thru Thurs of stay 1 night, the 2nd is half priced.

Hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

For the NSFW version of this blog visit http://terracottainn.blogspot.com