Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Nudism and Social Media Marketing



It's an honor for me to be on both the AANR West http://aanrwest.org PR team and the national AANR http://aanr.com PR teams.

Public relations and marketing are the name of the game in the long term success of AANR, nudist resorts, and nude recreation in America.

The advantage of public relations and social media marketing is you have other people not related to AANR or nudist resorts legitimizing nude recreation. However, it's our job in AANR and owning nudist resorts to spark the media's and people's interest in nude recreation.

This summer, AANR and nude recreation in general have received lots of positive press from the Guinness world record skinny dip. It was covered by CNN, MSNBC, WGN, local ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox affiliates. Also many local newspapers. It was looked upon as a fun event.

Then in August http://Tripadvisor.com came out with a survey of 22,000 Americans where 48% said that they would bare all at a nude beach, up from 31% last year. In a CNBC poll of 10,000 people, 52% said yes, they would take a naked vacation. And KTLA, a Los Angeles CW TV station had a poll of 2500 people, where 63% of respondents said women should be allowed to topless sunbathe on California beaches.

On August 12th, the USA Today newspaper reported "Staycations are so 2009. It's nakations in 2010." This did not happen just by coincidence where the reporter woke up one day and said to herself, "I'm going to write a story about nude recreation. No, this story happened because of a long term commitment that AANR, the AANR regional organizations, and Ypartnership have made to positively promote nude recreation.

AANR pays Ypartnership for their public relations work. The regional AANR organizations do not have the financial resources to pay Ypartnership. That's where social media marketing comes into play. We can create positive buzz ourselves about nakations and nude recreation.

I"m going to give everyone my advice on how to create positive pr for their regions or for nudist resort owners. Of course this is my opinion, but I have found that it has worked for me. Keep in mind this area changes all the time. So todays strategy may not work tomorrow.


SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

We only have so much time in our lives. I am going to cover the big FIVE things to do in social media marketing. Depending on your time and interest, branch out to the other areas.

#1) Create a blog! I've been blogging for 4 years. The 3 main blogging softwares out there are http://blogger.com this is the blogspot software that Google owns. I use blogspot. It is the easiest to use, but is also the most limited as far as bells and whistles are concerned. It's free. http://wordpress.com and http://typepad.com are other popular blogging softwares.

With blogspot.com it is very simple. Your posts after a while will get permanently indexed by google and also yahoo. The more you blog, the more traffic you bring in and the more people learn about nude recreation.

Blogspot allows 2 types of blogs, 1 for general viewing, the other 18+ with nudity.

Here's the URL's for my blog: http://theterracottainn.blogspot.com No nudity
http://terracottainn.blogspot.com Has nudity. I recommend everyone create 2 blogs, one nude, one not.

As you look over my blog, you will see how I've commented on nakations, the surveys by CNBC, etc. I highly recommend blogging!

Here's some example posts about nakations: CLICK HERE
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#2 Get a Facebook page. Facebook just reached the 500 million member mark this July. It is said 50% of ALL users log on once a day. Facebook and Google battle it our #1 and #2 for sheer number of visitors each day. Facebook wins for time spent of the site, Google wins for number of searchers.

Terra Cotta Inn has a facebook page at: http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

AANR, AANR West, and AANR East also have facebook pages.

Be actively involved with posting information to your Facebook page to generate interest. NO Nudity is allowed on Facebook.

#3 Video! People want to be entertained. The big site here is http://youtube.com Also http://vimeo.com is popular. Where youtube is the 4th most popular site in the world, vimeo is in the top 125. Vimeo however does not allow commercial videos, so it is perfect for talking about the fun of nude sunbathing and nude recreation in general not about specific nudist resorts. Try to make your videos informal and personal, like you're talking with a friend. Funny really helps too. There can be NO nudity on Youtube.

Buy a cheap Flip video recorder and a tripod and start shooting. Try not to sound too boring like me :-) I did an example here of an infomercial about nakations. I suggest that you try to show how much fun nude recreation really is. That of course is not the easiest thing to do, so good luck.

To see my youtube nakations video, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZehtIU8Qqd4

#4 Microblogging - Here the big site is http://twitter.com I've been tweeting for 2 years. Here's our account http://twitter.com/nudist_resorts It's a great way to get information out. AANR West's twitter site is
http://twitter.com/aanrwest I have done links to sites with nudity on twitter. I just tell readers "contains nudity." So far no problems.

#5 Sign up for google alerts at http://www.google.com/alerts?hl=en You put in key words like AANR, nudists, nudism, etc. and any time there is a news story or recent post about it, you will learn about it. Sometimes you can even make positive comments like I did at CNBC. You can see my comment here on this story under the user name tcotta: CLICK HERE

Other social media sites and strategies in no particular order.

#6 Press releases. When you have something newsworthy, put it out in a press release. That's what Ypartnership does for AANR. I have used http://pr.com Here is an example of a recent press release I published for my resort: CLICK HERE

#7 My Space http://myspace.com until a few years ago, before facebook came on strong, myspace was all the rage, now it's Facebook. Myspace is still popular especially with music and art. However 35% of myspace members are age 17 and younger, whereas 18% of facebook members are that young. And 24 and younger members are 42% for myspace vs. only 24% for Facebook which is why I recommend Facebook if you have limited time resources.

#8 Linked in http://linkedin.com has 75 million professionals. It's a great way to find people to help your business. I have not used it yet, but, I bet it can be useful. Only 5% of members are 24 and younger.

#9 Tagging Sites like digg, reddit, newsvine, delicious, furl, stumbleupon simpy, and 465 other tagging sites can bring traffic. The only one I use is http://stumbleupon.com If you use it, you will have a tool bar on your computer as you have to download free software from their site. You should "I Like It" to everyone of your posts. I find that by doing this you will get an extra 10 to 100's of visitors to your site each post depending upon what you "like." This will also have residual value of people who will "Stumble Upon" your liked posts.

#10 http://friendfeed.com This is like facebook and growing. It is now in the top 1000 sites of the world

#11 Photo sharing- This is good. you have sites like http://tumblr.com Which is like a photo blog (allows nudity), photobucket (no nudity) webshots (no nudity), and flickr which allows nudity but nothing promoting businesses or organizations

#12 Podcasting You can start your own radio station or all talk stations at http://blip.fm

#13 Discussion boards and forums. There are many nudist forums out there. Some of the more popular ones are: http://truenudists.com , http://nudist-resorts.org http://clothesfree.com http://traveltalkonline.com and http://skinbook.ning.com You can make comments on these boards.

#14 Article publishing A great way to get the word out is article publishing. The big site is http://ezinearticles.com Also important sites are http://ideamarketers.com http://ehow.com and yahoo groups Here at Terra Cotta Inn, we've had a yahoo group for about 5 years. Here is our URL http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FriendsofTheTerraCottaInn/

I hope this helps everyone. If you have questions, feel free calling me.

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Sunny Palm Springs, CA
Resort site http://sunnyfun.com
Visit our Resort Facebook page http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
For more information or reservations, call 1-800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada). Rest of the world call 760-322-6059.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Come to sunny Palm Springs, California with Alaska Airlines Airfare sale. Buy by midnight August 31st. Time to go nude sunbathing!


It's time to go nude sunbathing in sunny Palm Springs, California. Airline tickets are now on sale from now until Dec 15th on an Alaska Airlines airfare sale

It's now easy and less expensive for you to take your vacation in sunny Palm Springs, California this summer and fall with this major airfare sale on Alaska Airlines.

Buy tickets by Tuesday August 31st. Vacation in sunny Palm Springs until December 15th.

Tired of the same old boring chain hotel vacations? Looking for something new and fun? Want sunshine on your vacation this year? After all, Palm Springs is the sunniest city in the US.

Now is the time to try a fun clothing optional vacation at The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa located in Palm Springs, California.

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

On a MSNBC TV show in November, we were named as one of the best value nudist resorts on the west coast.

Here's the info from Alaska Airlines site:

"Great Savings on Fall Travel

Don't let your summer fun end just yet... we're offering great prices to help extend your summer. Fares start at just $29 between Sacramento and San Jose.

Travel on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturdays between September 8, 2010, and December 15, 2010.

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 and blackout dates apply, see below for details...

*Fare Rules: Purchase tickets by August 31, 2010. Tickets must be purchased at least 14 days prior to your departure."

CLICK HERE FOR THE ALASKA AIRLINES SALE WEB PAGE

Give us a call at 800-786-6938 (toll free Us and Canada) to make reservations or for more information. We answer the phones from 8am-10pm PST.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Visit our Facebook resort page at http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

Make this the year to finally say good bye to your funny tan lines forever and have a fun vacation at The Terra Cotta Inn.

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs.

Facebook needs an 18+ policy There's too much stupid censorship


The above topless photo is Patty, our manager at Terra Cotta Inn. This photo was our Facebook resort web page photo for Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa here: http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

A few months ago this photo was taken down by Facebook warning us that they do not allow nudity, and if we persisted, they would delete our account. Now you see more nudity in spa ads in The Los Angeles Times, etc., but don't try to argue common sense with Facebook. Also I see more nudity on Spa pages in Facebook. But, since those spas are not nudist, it's OK.

A fan of the popular Australian singer Kylie Minogue posted a photo on Facebook. I don't know on what Faacebook page it went on. The photo was taken down for "nudity." Here's the story:

"An innocent picture of singer Kylie Minogue with a teddy bear was censored by Facebook for being 'nude', all because she was holding her microphone near his nether regions. CLICK HERE FOR THE KYLIE MINOGUE TEDDY BEAR PHOTO

From the picture taken on stage at London's G-A-Y club, Minogue, 42, can be seen sporting a big smile on her face as she hugged the oversized bear, the Daily Telegraph reported.

A fan posted the snap on Facebook but the site's censors quickly took it down, explaining, "we do not allow photos that contain nudity"..."

For the full story, Click here

I have only followed Kylie's career a little as I know she is a breast cancer survivor. that changed her life. She's said "I experienced a world of illness and positive attitudes. These experiences contributed to making me a more mature person." She is also a very fun loving person as you can see in the photo.

As you can see, it's a fun photo with NO NUDITY. Facebook needs to have an 18+ rule. Google does with blogspot. This blog shows no frontal nudity, and our sister blog at http://terracottainn.blogspot.com has frontal nudity and has an 18+ warning. Flickr owned by yahoo has an 18+ section for frontal nudity.

Our Facebook page and my facebook account is set up 18+ as I don't want to have to deal with teenage boys on my Facebook account. So it would be very easy to do.

Facebook, it's time to become an adult instead of a prude. You already have 18+ in effect, let people over 18 post photos like the Kylie Minogue photo and simple nudity photos. It's 2010 not 1910. It's time to act mature towards the human body and adult humor.

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Palm Springs, CA
Resort site http://sunnyfun.com
Resort Facebook page http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
For more information or reservations, call 1-800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada). Rest of the world call 760-322-6059.

Use of the word Nakations is becoming a world wide phenomena


In Australia, on the Australian yahoo site, au.yahoo.com in their Total Travel section, au.yahoo.com just had a story about Australian nude beaches and nakations.

AANR, the American Association for Nude Recreation http://aanr.com has done a fantastic job in promoting the word nakations and in mainstreaming the concept of nude recreation around the world.

Here's the Australian yahoo story:

"Top Aussie Nudist Beaches

Aussie nakation destinations

Those who do bare all on a regular basis proclaim it is a very addictive and liberating experience. If you've ever dreamed of an all-over tan, look no further for all the top clothing optional 'free' beaches all over Australia."

The above photo is of Maslin Beach in Australia.

"Maslin Beach, Adelaide, SA

Australia's first official nude beach

Declared a legal nudist beach in 1975, Maslin Beach is also one of the prettiest beaches in South Australia, surrounded by high cliff walls. The southern end of the beach is the nudist area, and each year this area is host to the Maslin Beach Olympics, with informal competitions including three-legged races and best bum!

For the full story: Click here

We have many Australian couples vacation at our resort every year especially in our summer which is Australia's winter.

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Palm Springs, CA
Resort site http://sunnyfun.com
Resort Facebook page http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
For more information or reservations, call 1-800-786-6938 (toll free US and Canada). Rest of the world call 760-322-6059.

Come to the Terra Cotta Inn for day use if you are visiting Palm Springs for the day or are booked at another hotel or times share in town


Guests from around the world stay with us, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa located in Palm Springs, CA, the sunniest city in the US. We're the ONLY nudist vacation resort in the western US. We are popular 7 days a week. So you can come here any day of the week and have a fun time and meet great people. We are not just a weekend getaway for locals on Saturday nights like typical nude places.

When we're full, repeat guests if they are unable to change their vacation dates, check into other hotels in town like a Marriott or Hilton, etc. and then come to our resort each day for day use.

We also have guests who book time shares in town and stay with us for day use. And we have many Southern Californians who are just escaping for a day of sun, fun, and relaxation.

Day use is from 10am until 5pm. We have day use available 7 days a week.

It is only $25/couple on Monday thru Thursday and $30/couple on weekends. We even serve complimentary snacks at 4pm for all guests including day use guests. Our resort is the best bargain in town. MSNBC last year said we're the best value nudist resort out west.

We provide you with big fluffy pool towels so you don't have to go back with wet towels.

For those guests playing hookie from work, we have free wifi so you are more than welcome to bring your laptops.

We normally book only 5 couples/day for day use as we do not want to overcrowd our resort. So you do need to call in advance to make reservations at 800-786-6938.

We have a soda machine where soda is only $.50/can. You are also welcome to bring your own beverages. Coolers are welcome.

We use a local restaurant that serves lunches such as pizza, pasta, burgers, subs, salads, and lots of sides like fries, chicken wings, onion rings, etc. We take orders poolside and deliver you your lunch poolside everyday around 1pm. You can also bring your own lunch and snacks.

You are also more than welcome to book one of our many fantastic massages. Examiner.com recommended our massages as some of the best in Palm Springs. We were honored to be on their list of the top 8 spas in town. We were the only nudist resort that was recommended. Call in advance to book a massage. In September, we're running a massage special, book 1 massage, get the 2nd at half price. We said we're a great value and we mean it!

Make this the year you visit our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in America and perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

AOL.com has picked us as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world. Los Angeles magazine has picked us as one of their 4 favorite vacation resorts for couples in Palm Springs. And in December 2009, Palm Springs Life Magazine in their Best of the Best issue picked us as one of the 3 BEST small resorts in the whole Palm Springs area.

So if you want to getaway for the day or overnight, give us a call at 800-786-6938.

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Join us on facebook at http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/nudist_resorts

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

NAKED ice cream social at Terra Cotta Inn, Saturday August 28th- Only a few rooms left


Above is a photo of Godiva, our old dog enjoying our ice cream social last year.

Join the Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs, California for our adult naked ice cream social, Saturday August 28th. Only a few rooms left. Call 800-786-6938.

What's an adult ice cream social? It's all the ice cream and delicious toppings you can eat. Whipped cream, strawberries, and cherries anyone? Plus we have special adult toppings like fruit, coffee, and chocolate flavored liqueurs. It's decadent. You won't want to miss this fun event!

Make this the year that you stop taking boring chain hotel vacations. Try our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in America and perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

AOL.com has picked us as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world. Los Angeles magazine has picked us as one of their 4 favorite vacation resorts for couples in Palm Springs.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Join our Facebook page at http://bit./ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Above is a photo of our old dog Godiva enjoying an ice cream social

British newspaper columnist writes, "There's nothing wrong with topless sunbathing"


Topless sunbathing has been in the media a lot lately. Especially with last weekend being the National Go Topless protest. Now a female British writer has written a story about how much she enjoys topless sunbathing.

Here's the story:

"There's nothing wrong with topless sunbathing
What’s so wrong with being topless on the beach, asks Bryony Gordon .

Bryony Gordon, Telegraph Columnist

Brigitte Bardot started the trend for topless sunbathing in the sixties.

...When I go on holiday, I like to sunbathe topless. The beach towel goes down, the book comes out, and the bikini top flies off, often in the direction of a startled looking friend who has clearly never seen a pair of breasts before. Seeing as I won’t be using the top to cover my chest, I suggest that instead they use it cover their prudish eyes.

Topless sunbathing is a wonderful thing, a holiday in itself from underwired bras...

A group of Australian politicians tried to ban it in 2008, with one Labour MP, Paul Gibson posing the searching question: “if you’re on the beach, do you want somebody with big knockers next to you when you’re there with the kids?” Well I don’t know Paul - if you positioned yourself right, they might just keep the wind off.

...Here are things I find far more offensive on a beach: speedos; “fashionable” swimming costumes with bits cut out of them; people who go for wees in the sea.

There is a time and a place for topless sunbathing, of course. As a spokesman at Debretts tells me: “You probably don’t want to do it in Battersea park”, and he is right; you want to be many hundreds of miles away from the constraints of your normal life.

Melissa Obadash, a swimwear designer, lived in Italy during her twenties and says she “always sunbathed topless. It was absolutely normal, it is normal. But you can’t do it in America. I once tried on a beach in Miami but the police came over and told me to cover up. I think it’s a bit sad that happens, that they can’t see the body as a natural, beautiful thing.”..

But when, exactly, did we all become such prudes? It seems funny to me that breasts are everywhere you look - on the television, in magazines, on adverts across cities - and yet, when we see a pair in real life, on a real woman, we don’t know where to look. Take the case of the woman who was this week kicked off a bus in Manchester for having the temerity to breastfeed her six-week old son. We have sexualized breasts to the point that we have forgotten what they are there for.

Many believe that the topless sunbather is an exhibitionist, a minx and a strumpet. They are mistaken - mostly, we just don’t like tan lines. And we don’t mind our breasts. Is that such a bad thing?

For the full story click here

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Palm Springs, CA
Resort site http://sunnyfun.com
Resort Facebook page http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
For more information or reservations, call 800-786-6938

Topless sunbathing complaint dismissed by Italian Court



Here in Los Angeles, a recent KTLA - TV, poll of 2500 people asked, "Do you think women should be allowed to go topless on California Beaches?" 63.1% of people said YES! It looks like Americans are becoming more Europeanized in their attitudes towards topless and nude sunbathing.

However in Europe, they have their own people who hate the sight of the naked human body. In Italy, where it is legal to go topless sunbathing, a mother of 2 boys aged 12 and 14 had a topless sunbather arrested for apply suntan lotion on a topless beach.

Here's the story:

"Italian court throws out topless sunbathing complaint

An Italian court has thrown out a complaint by a mother who said that her young sons were "troubled" by the sight of a busty young woman applying suntan lotion on the beach.

The Rome court took just a few minutes to reject the case, in which the mother-of-two had accused the 26-year-old woman of committing "obscene acts in a public place"...

The mother had asked the fashion store assistant, identified only as Luisa under Italy's privacy laws, to cover herself up because her large breasts and the act of rubbing cream on them had "troubled her sons aged 14 and 12."...

He pointed out that it was not illegal to sunbathe topless on an Italian beach and said it was not his client's fault if she had an "ample bosom".

"The accusation against her was the product of bigotry and provincialism which, luckily, only characterizes a small number of Italians."

Luisa said she was "happy" and relieved with the court's decision, which she described as a victory for common sense...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/7960143/Italian-court-throws-out-topless-sunbathing-complaint.html

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Palm Springs, CA
Resort site http://sunnyfun.com
Resort Facebook page http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
For more information or reservations, call 800-786-6938

Nudist Resorts vacations gaining in popularity


In August, 2010, USA Today newspaper reported "staycations are so 2009. It's nakations in 2010." KTLA - TV, Los Angeles in a recent poll of 2500 people asked, "Do you think women should be allowed to go topless on California Beaches?" 63.1% of people said YES!

Tripadvisor.com recently reported the results of a poll of 22,000 Americans. The results were 48% of Americans would be willing to bare all on a nude beach, up from 31% last year.

In a recent CNBC.com poll of 10,000 people, they were asked, "Would you want to go on a naked vacation?" 52% responded YES!

Why the sudden popularity? Are Americans finally shedding our puritanical past and becoming more accepting of nudity just like Europeans have for the last 50 years?

There are a number of reasons for the sudden popularity of nakations

One big reason is the economy. Americans are finally tired of overpaying for boring, big box, chain hotel vacations. They're working harder than ever. They want to make every vacation day count. People want new, fun, vacation experiences and nakations are the perfect vacation answer.

"A few years ago, bragging to your friends that you spent over $500 a night at some impersonal, nothing special hotel chain was OK," says Mary Clare Mulhall who together with her husband Tom own the very popular Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa in Sunny Palm Springs, California. Their resort site is http://sunnyfun.com

"But, not any more. Good value vacations are the new luxury. And when you can stay at an affordably luxurious resort like ours, you'll decide that birthday suits are the only thing you'll want to wear from now on for your vacations."

Recently MSNBC TV reported that Terra Cotta Inn is one of the best value nudist resorts in America. And in December, 2009 Palm Springs Life Magazine in their annual Best of the Best issue picked Terra Cotta Inn as one of the 3 best of all small resorts in the whole Palm Springs area. One of the major reasons is because the guests have so much fun.

Erich Schuttauf, the Executive Director of the American Association for Nude Recreation, http://aanr.com the largest organization dedicated to helping people learn all about the fun they're missing out on by not taking nakations, told USA Today. "all you'll need for the week (sunscreen, cap, sunglasses, shoes, and toiletries) can fit in a small carry on that will fit under the seat, avoiding even carry on bag fees."

Finally, vacations at nudist resorts are simply fun. Jennifer and her husband Scott, first time nude sunbathers at Terra Cotta Inn resort in Palm Springs, summed up why she and her husband decided to take their first nakation this summer.

"It's so romantic. The kids are with the grandparents. The sun, the water, my bare skin. It's hard to describe the feeling of freedom. Being naked with others is such a unique, special feeling. I feel so alive. I love it. We've been to Mexico and the Caribbean, been there, done that. Boring and way overpriced. Here, we've been at Terra Cotta only 2 days and already made plans to come back next year with 3 other couples we've become friends with. We've already exchanged e-mail addresses.

I was so nervous coming, but in only 15 minutes, Scott and I looked at each other and said "this is so cool. We should've done this years ago.'"

As CBS TV said, "Nudity is Taking Off."

Make this the year to finally say goodbye to your funny tan lines forever. Give the Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs, California a call at 1-800-786-6938 for more information. 2010 is the year of the nakation.

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Palm Springs, CA
Resort site http://sunnyfun.com
Resort Facebook page http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
For more information or reservations, call 800-786-6938

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

John Tesh says Nakations are the latest travel trend


The words of wisdom that John Tesh's syndicated radio show (over 400 stations) gives is called "Intelligence, Inspiration and Encouragement for Your Life."

Today John Tesh reported on the latest travel trend, Nakations or taking fun vacations at clothing optional and nudist resorts.

What is so cool about this story is John Tesh appeals to middle America. It's mom, apple pie, and John Tesh. And not necessarily in that order of popularity.

John Tesh writes pop and Christian music. He is considered very down to earth and on his radio show he always gives out very valuable and useful advice for living life. His words of wisdom cover many areas like improving your relationships, vacationing, money and finance, workplace, raising families and now nakations.

You can't get more mainstream than John Tesh. And having him talk positively about nakations is phenomenal news. It's just like a couple of years ago having Dear Abby talk positively about vacationing at nudist resorts.

The American Association for Nude Recreation in the last few years has done a fantastic job in mainstreaming nude recreation. Here at The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa in sunny Palm Springs, California are very proud to be affiliated with this fine organization and highly recommend everyone to join it. They protect and expand our nudist rights. Go to http://aanr.com for more information about them and about joining them.

From John Tesh's site:

"Nakations Are The Latest Travel Trend

...The new trend is: The “nakation” – which is a fancy word for naked vacation, basically clothing-optional spa, cruise and hotel stays for people who’d rather relax in their birthday suits, and pack only the basics: sunscreen, sunglasses, shoes, hat, and toothbrush.

According to The New York Times, nakations are big business... Nakations rake in $500 million a year – and they’re going upscale. Now there are more 5-star nudist resorts than ever. So, what’s the appeal? Nakation enthusiasts insist it’s not about sex. It’s about being free from the artificial pretenses of society, where everyone is judged by what they wear, what they drive, and what they do. Larry Massa, a retired Navy commander who takes nude vacations with his wife, points out that not wearing clothes is the great equalizer, because you have no idea if someone’s a judge, a doctor, or a mechanic. To make sure every guest is comfortable, many nude vacation resorts turn away single men, or only allow couples....

Before you write off the nakation as gross, weird, or perverted – know this: both Benjamin Franklin and Henry David Thoreau extolled the benefits of nude nature walks – or “air baths,” as they called them. The ancient Greeks did a lot of things in the nude, including playing in the Olympics.

For the full article Click here

It is OK to repost this blog post.

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional Resort and Spa
Sunny Palm Springs, CA
Resort site http://sunnyfun.com
Resort Facebook page http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
For more information or reservations about The Terra Cotta Inn, call 1-800-786-6938

Monday, August 23, 2010

Adult NAKED ice cream social at Terra Cotta Inn, Saturday August 28th


Come join the Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs, California for our adult naked ice cream social, Saturday August 28th. Only a few rooms left. Call 800-786-6938.

What's an adult ice cream social? It's all the ice cream and delicious toppings you can eat. Whipped cream, strawberries, and cherries anyone? Plus we have special adult toppings like fruit, coffee, and chocolate flavored liqueurs. It's decadent. You won't want to miss this fun event!

Make this the year that you stop taking boring chain hotel vacations. Try our resort, The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in America and perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

AOL.com has picked us as one of the 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world. Los Angeles magazine has picked us as one of their 4 favorite vacation resorts for couples in Palm Springs.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Join our Facebook page at http://bit./ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Above is a photo of our old dog Godiva enjoying an ice cream social

Last Two weeks for Terra Cotta Inn NAKED summertime Room Sale


There's just two more weeks left of Terra Cotta Inn's annual Stay 1 Night, the 2nd is 50% off Room Sale on Monday - Thursday Nights - No Coupon Needed.

Palm Springs and the Terra Cotta Inn Clothing Optional Resort and Spa is the perfect summer time vacation destination.

Where else are you just about guaranteed 100% sunshine all day long?

Palm Springs, California has the BEST summertime nude sunbathing weather anywhere in the world!

And for those guests that want to really relax here and get a great all over suntan, our weekly rates are discounted to $859/couple/week the next 2 weeks. Included with all rooms is complimentary breakfast and afternoon snacks, check in as early as 10am and check out until 5pm, king sized beds, free wifi, state of the art salt water system pool and jacuzzi, and much, much more.

And for the ultimate in relaxation and pampering, The Terra Cotta Inn is running a massage special. Get one massage, the 2nd is 50% off. And massages are fantastic at Terra Cotta Inn. Examiner.com selected us as one of the top 8 spas in the whole Palm Springs area.

The Terra Cotta Inn has always been known as one of the best values of ALL hotels and nudist resorts in the Palm Springs area.

In November, 2009 Chris Elliott a reporter for National Geographic Traveler and MSNBC travel said you need to take a nakation, that's a clothing optional vacation. One of his reasons he gave was some nudist resorts are great values. Terra Cotta Inn was the good value nude sunbathing resort in the western US that he cited.

And Terra Cotta Inn is very popular. In the December 2009, Best of the Best issue of Palm Springs Life Magazine, Terra Cotta Inn nude sunbathing resort was selected as one of the 3 BEST small resorts in the whole Palm Springs area. And we are considered the best because we are a fun, friendly, and an affordably luxurious resort.

Last year we upgraded our misting/cooling system poolside so it is
now 1000 psi. It is NOW the most powerful poolside cooling system in the
whole Palm Springs valley. And with our salt water pool and jacuzzi, you never have to worry about it being too warm here in the summer.

Now is the perfect time for a fun, romantic, unique vacation experience.

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

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

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Visit our Facebook resort page at http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

Make this the summer to finally say good bye to your funny tan lines forever.

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Should women be allowed to go topless on California Beaches- Take the KTLA TV Poll



America is way behind Europe in giving women the legal right to go topless sunbathing on beaches. There are NO LEGAL topless or nude beaches in California. There are many that have been unofficially nude for years.

Yet, like we have seen with San Onofre beach, if a government bureaucrat has their own personal body issues and is uncomfortable with topless or nude beaches, they will impose their own will on the citizens of California, contrary to the wishes of the populace and waste millions of taxpayers dollars to see that their repressive agenda of shutting down a nude beach is achieved.

This Sunday, August 22nd is National Go Topless Day. It will be celebrated in 9 cities all over America. In honor of this day, KTLA in Los Angeles, the local CW network has a poll"

"Do you think women should be allowed to go topless on California beaches?"

Click here to take the KTLA TV poll.

Please pass on this post so other people can vote. It is important that our governments know that citizens support topless sunbathing.

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Palm Springs, CA
Resort site http://sunnyfun.com
Resort Facebook page http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
For more information or reservations, call 800-786-6938

Fox TV writes about National Go Topless Day to be held Sunday, August 26th


Most Americans confuse the rights of women to go topless wherever a man can go shirtless with modesty instead of fashion.

Back in the 1700's, it was very fashionable for nobility in Europe to have their breasts completely exposed when going to balls. Then came Victorian prudishness, where a woman showing a bare ankle was considered showing too much flesh and was a society no no.

Men in the US until the 1930's could be arrested for being bare chested at the beach. Why do we subject American women to this same repression? Here's a photo showing what it was like on American beaches back in the early 1900's.

The purpose of Go Topless Day is equality. It is acceptable for women to be topless wherever men go shirtless in much of Europe, why not in the US?

Women, once you go topless sunbathing, you will never want to wear a ill fitting bathing suit top again. We support this movement. Good luck everyone!

Fox TV reported on this event to be held this Sunday August 22nd. Of course all of our guests will be celebrating it as everyday of the year is Go Topless day here at The Terra Cotta Inn located in sunny Palm Springs, California.

Here's the story:

"Go Topless' Day Set for Sunday

Sunday is "Go Topless" Day, with women (and men) gathering in U.S. cities to advance a woman's right to go shirtless, just like men.

"As long as men can be topless, constitutionally women should have the same right, or men should also be forced to wear something hiding their chest," Maitreya, Rael, "spiritual leader" and founder of Go Topless , the group behind Sunday's annual event, says on the group's website...

The annual event is held on the Sunday nearest to Aug. 26, the date in 1920 when the U.S. Constitution was amended to grant women the right to vote. Also, Congress in 1970 declared Aug. 26 "Women's Equality Day."

Major cities taking part include: San Francisco; New York; Austin, Texas ; Los Angeles; Denver; Seattle; Miami, and Chicago ...

For supporters of the topless cause, a woman's breasts should not be treated any different than her legs, belly button or other body parts than can be exposed without hassle.

"It's a matter of fairness," Go Topless director Nadine Gary told AOL News . "We want equal topless rights for all or none." ...

She said the goal is also to establish clarity in what's allowed. Gary noted that a woman arrested in New York for going topless in public was later awarded $29,000 for wrongful arrest...

For the full story CLICK HERE

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa
Palm Springs, CA
Resort site http://sunnyfun.com
Resort Facebook page http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage
For more information or reservations, call 800-786-6938

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Come to sunny Palm Springs from now until Dec 15th on American Airlines airfare sale


American Airlines has another Airfare Sale. Buy tickets by Tuesday August 24th. Vacation in sunny Palm Springs until December 15th.

It's easy and less expensive for you to take your vacation in sunny Palm Springs, California this summer and fall with this major airfare sale on American Airlines.

Tired of the same old boring chain hotel vacations? Looking for something new and fun? Want sunshine on your vacation this year? After all, Palm Springs is the sunniest city in the US.

Now is the time to try a fun clothing optional vacation at The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa located in Palm Springs, California.

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

On a MSNBC TV show in November, we were named as one of the best value nudist resorts on the west coast.

Here's the info from American Airlines site:

"Low Fares To U.S. Cities

Find great flight deals to your favorite U.S. destinations with fares as low as $44* each way, based on round-trip purchase now at AA.com. Whether you're interested in exploring a new city or visiting friends and family, American Airlines has low fares that are sure to fit your budget. Purchase your flight on AA.com by August 24, 2010, for travel through December 15, 2010, and save!

Fares do not include (a) a federal excise tax of $3.70 per U.S. domestic flight segment, defined as one takeoff and landing, of a passenger's itinerary; (b) up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges; and (c) September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport."

*Fares are each way based on round-trip purchase. Terms and conditions apply."

click here for the American Airlines sale page

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

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Visit our Facebook resort page at http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

Make this the year to finally say good bye to your funny tan lines forever and have a fun vacation at The Terra Cotta Inn.

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Join Terra Cotta Inn for a FREE NAKED BBQ this weekend Aug 20-22


Just 3 rooms left this weekend August 20th-22nd. Join us for our last FREE NAKED BBQ of the summer.

We're having fantastic nude sunbathing weather here in sunny Palm Springs.

With our powerful misting system poolside, and salt water pool and jacuzzi everyone is loving it here.

If you've always wanted a fun, romantic vacation, now's the perfect time. We're the most mainstream nudist resort in America and perfect for couples topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

Also don't forget in August, we have our 15th annual summer room sale on Monday thru Thursday nights, stay 1 night, the 2nd is 50% off. And our already discounted weekly rates are reduced to only $859/couple/week.

And for the ultimate in pampering, get 1 massage, the 2nd is 50% off!

Visit our facebook page at: http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

And were were just featured on CNN both Nationally and Internationally. Here's the link: http://bit.ly/SkinnyDipVideoCNN

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

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

Vote in CNBC Poll- Would you want to go on a naked vacation


Trip advisor this week came out with survey results saying 48% of people want to try a nude vacation.

Now CNBC has a similiar survey that just came out yesterday saying "Would you go on a naked vacation." It's part of their story titled:

Breaking Nudes: Naked Vacations Are Becoming More Popular

CLICK HERE FOR THE STORY AND TO VOTE

It is important for nudists to vote. This information will be used by AANR and I assume TNS government affairs teams in showing our legislators the popularity of nude recreation in the US.

As an interesting note, tripadvisor also had a story less than 2 years ago about he 10 best clothing optional resorts in the world. They picked 2 places in the US. We were the ONLY clothing optional resort that caters to couples on vacations in the US that they selected. That was pretty cool. We are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

So please take the time and vote.

Thanks you,

Tom Mulhall
Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs, CA
resort site: http://sunnyfun.com
For info or reseevations, call 800-786-6938

Nude poker tournament to be held at Cap D'Agde nudist resort in France



We took a group of guests to Cap D'Agde nudist resort in the south of France maybe 10 years ago. It was lots of fun. Above is a photo of Mary Clare at Cap D'Agde grocery shopping.

I just learned that Cap D'Agde has a legal casino there. I didn't know that.

I always say for nudism to become more popular it has to act more mainstream. Legal gambling is certainly mainstream.

Poker is extremely popular. A nude poker tournament is a great way to show people having fun and enjoying life in the buff. And by the way, it's not strip poker, it is regular poker with around a $200 buy in (depending on the exchange rate).

We ourselves here at The Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs, California have a fun casino night party every year, the first weekend after the New Years eve. It's our most fun party of the year. This year it will be on Saturday January 8th, 2011. We have blackjack, roulette, and craps. Of course being California we don't gamble with real money, it's just for fun. And there is no cost for the party.

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

Now is the perfect time for a fun, romantic, unique vacation experience.

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Visit our Facebook resort page at http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

Make the year to finally say good bye to your funny tan lines forever.

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs.

Don't forget in July and Aug we have our annual room sale on Mon - Thurs of stay 1 night, the 2nd is half priced.

For more information about the Cap D'Agde poker tournament click here

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Terra Cotta Inn is BEST nudist resort in US for viewing the meteor shower this weekend - Just 3 rooms left


Today and tomorrow, Friday and Saturday, August 13 and 14, there will be a fantastic meteor shower, the Perseid shower. And the media says Palm Springs, California is one of the best places in the US to see the shower because of our clear skies and because we do not have lots of light pollution. There is no moon on Friday and Saturday, so this will be the best meteor shower show in over 20 years.

Right now we have 3 rooms left here at The Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs, California this Friday and Saturday Aug 13 & 14. You are more than welcome to book both nights or just the Saturday night.

Have fun during the day and see a cool meteor shower at night.

What will be real cool is one of our guests will be here with his large telescope that he will let everyone look into.

If you've always wanted a fun, romantic vacation, now's the perfect time. We're the most mainstream nudist resort in America and perfect for couples topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

Also don't forget in August, we have our 15th annual summer room sale on Monday thru Thursday nights, stay 1 night, the 2nd is 50% off. And our already discounted weekly rates are reduced to only $859/couple/week.

And for the ultimate in pampering, get 1 massage, the 2nd is 50% off!

Visit our facebook page at: http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

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

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Just 3 rooms left this weekend August 13 -15



We're having fantastic nude sunbathing weather here in sunny Palm Springs.

With our powerful misting system poolside, and salt water pool and jacuzzi everyone is loving it here.

This weekend for a Friday and Saturday night stay, August 13th and 14th, we have just
3 rooms left.

If you've always wanted a fun, romantic vacation, now's the perfect time. We're the most mainstream nudist resort in America and perfect for couples topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

Also don't forget in August, we have our 15th annual summer room sale on Monday thru Thursday nights, stay 1 night, the 2nd is 50% off. And our already discounted weekly rates are reduced to only $859/couple/week.

And for the ultimate in pampering, get 1 massage, the 2nd is 50% off!

Visit our facebook page at: http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

And were were just featured on CNN both Nationally and Internationally. Here's the link: http://bit.ly/SkinnyDipVideoCNN

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

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

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Come to sunny Palm Springs California this summer or Fall - American Airlines airfare sale ends midnight August 5th



It's easy and less expensive for you to take your vacation in sunny Palm Springs, California this summer and fall with a major airfare sale on American Airlines.

Now is the perfect time to come to sunny Palm Springs, California for your summer or fall vacations. You can fly from September 7th - January 6th, 2011.

Tired of the same old boring chain hotel vacations? Looking for something new and fun? Want sunshine on your vacation this year instead of being huddled in your room out of the rain on a beach vacation?

Now is the time to try a fun clothing optional vacation at The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa located in Palm Springs, California the sunniest city in the US.

Never been to a clothing optional resort before? No problem. We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time!

On a MSNBC TV show in November, we were named as one of the best value nudist resorts on the west coast.

Here's the details on American Airlines airfare sale.

"Sale On Fall Travel!

Fall is just around the corner and American Airlines is offering low fares to help kick off the season. Go ahead and book your next getaway with these great flight deals! Purchase your tickets on AA.com by August 5, 2010, for travel September 7, 2010, through January 6, 2011, and save.

Fares do not include (a) a federal excise tax of $3.70 per U.S. domestic flight segment, defined as one takeoff and landing, of a passenger's itinerary; (b) up to $18 per round trip in local airport charges; and (c) September 11th Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement originating at a U.S. airport. For international destinations, government taxes and fees of up to $180 varying by destination, are not included."

Click here For American Airlines sale page

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

Visit our site at http://sunnyfun.com

Visit our Facebook resort page at http://bit.ly/TerraCottaInnFBPage

Make this the year to finally say good bye to your funny tan lines forever and have a fun vacation at The Terra Cotta Inn.

We hope to see you soon in sunny Palm Springs.