I am really looking forward to a bucket list for a naked 2023. I think it will be the best year I have had in a long time, and completing even a couple of my naked bucket list items will be a success. The pandemic and fallout has seemed to somewhat subside, well, at least in my neck of the woods, and things seem to be getting back to normal. Thankfully, business and professional development travel has resumed at work, too.
Actually, I started writing this when I was on my way back from Las Vegas in December after spending the week at an international conference but was not able to finish it. I haven’t been to Las Vegas in a long time, and it was very good to get out, see the magical allure of the city, and the best part was Mike went with me. He and I share the same professional certification and he was able to convince his employer to send him as well. Free business and leisure trip to Vegas! Kill two birds with one stone: 1) Get enough credits to re-certify. 2) Much needed get away with the person you love. I call that a win-win.
Taking this trip has me thinking, and while I sit here waiting to board my flight, I wanted to share what my travel/get-away thoughts are for the coming year. Spoiler alert…My goal is to push Mike a bit to go with me to some naked destinations.
Naked Hikes In North Carolina
The first item on my bucket list for a naked 2023 is a naked hike. North Carolina isn’t known for it’s plethora of naturist spots, there are a few gems out there where you can strip down to your birthday suit and enjoy the beauty of mother nature. One of my top destinations for the early part of 2023 is to go hiking through some of the national forest areas. The mountains in that area are just a few hours from where I grew up in East Tennessee, and it will be amazing to get back to them for hikes.
Mike and I have a week long trip planned in April to visit the the mountains of Western NC, and we will be staying in a secluded AirBnB. Looking at the area on Google Earth shows there are a lot of forest areas with creeks and mountain streams. Mike and I have agreed it would be fun to go on a naked hike and take pictures while visiting the streams. The water may be too cold to get into, but they will make a great back drop for some artistic nude shots. I’m so excited!
Another place I am looking at is Hot Springs, NC. The town of Hot Springs is known for it’s naturally hot mineral baths, and people come from all over to use the hot spring water as a way to relax, recharge, aid in healing, and just to enjoy the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains.
“when you touch the warm mineral water flowing freely from the earth in Hot Springs, North Carolina, you are experiencing first hand the warmth of the Mother Earth. Amazing! It is the ancient warmth that has lived inside the earth since it formed. Water percolates up through warm rock, collecting an abundance of healing minerals before emerging from the surface.”hotspringsnc.org
I find this very interesting and intriguing, and I am all in for any kind of natural healing. There are a couple of resort areas with cabins to rent that have hot tubs filled with the natural spring water, and they are private enough to walk out naked.
Getting Naked At Resorts
If you have read my post My Walk Into A Nudist Life, you will remember that it’s been number of years since I have been to a club or resort. I’m want to do this again. This brings me to the second item on my bucket list for a naked 2023. Earlier last spring I did some research online and called around to a number of family nudist resorts in the south. My goal was to find somewhere that I could drive to since I didn’t want to spend a bunch of money on travel costs. I’d prefer to use that money for extra days at the resort. This time though I don’t expect to go myself, but I will (well, would like to) be taking Mike with me.
The one place that caught my eye the most was White Tail Family Nudist Community in Igor, VA. This community seems to have everything I would want/need for a weekend or week-long stay. Lot of events, onsite restaurant, pools, and a generally friendly atmosphere. My short conversation with the owner was quite pleasant and he stated guests range from people in their 20’s all the way to retired folks, so I’m certain to find someone that I/we can befriend. Also, it’s within an hour drive of popular destinations like Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg…which I haven’t been to since 8th grade! My goal of this trip is to meet some new friends, enjoy time outside of my house naked, get Mike hooked on these types trips, and support a small business/resort.
Naked Vacation in Jamaica
In the fall of 2019, the ex and I had made plans to take a trip to Italy for our 20th anniversary in 2020, but as we all know COVID took the world by storm and seemed to forever change the way we travel. Sadly, we cancelled the trip. Thankfully, we were able to get our money back on everything but the plane tickets. They still had the flight, so it wasn’t cancelled, but because of COVID they allowed travelers to cancel and receive a credit on their account. Initially, the time limit was one year, then the end of 2021, then the end of 2022, and finally the end of 2023 is the hard stop deadline to use the credit for tickets.
A flight to Jamaica is pretty close to the value of my voucher, so my plan is to use my voucher to visit the Caribbean and mark off the third item on my bucket list for a naked 2023. I have never been to any of the Caribbean Islands and I wanted to visit because they are known to have some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and a number of islands are more lax on nudity than others. After doing some research I decided that Jamaica would pretty much suit what I was looking for.
Negril has a number of all-inclusive Couples resorts with either a clothing-optional area or a nudity required beach. I’ve never been to a couples resort or had the desire to even try one until now, and I am very excited to finally be able to venture out and experience some of these worldly destinations. Based on what I have read many couples return year after year. The plan is to go sometime between October and December after hurricane season. My preference is November but we will see. Either way I need to use my plane ticket before December 31, so I will be going somewhere!
Naked Adventures Outdoors
The final item on my bucket list for a naked 2023 is more outdoor adventures naked. I’ve never really been one to be overly adventurous when it comes to being naked, but a few weeks ago I tried something that I have never done before. Mike was scheduled to have surgery to have a plate removed from his ankle, and was going to need assistance for about a week because he had to stay off it.
He lives about an hour away from the surgery center, so I invited him to stay at my house the night before and while he was recovering. His kiddos were staying with a neighbor so they could be gotten off to school the next morning, and I drove over to get him since he wouldn’t be able to drive for two weeks. I grabbed my clothes and started to get dressed, but them a thought hit me…why do I need to get dressed?
My First Naked Drive
It was late in the evening and dark outside and I would be driving through the countryside with minimal lights and red lights. It was all two lane country roads. Well, I hopped in my car and set my cover-up next to me in the seat, and I proceeded to leave my house wearing nothing but a smile and my slippers. I drove the entire 35 minutes to his house without a care in the world and it was the most exhilarating thing I have done in a long time.
It was a very freeing feeling to experience it and I can’t wait for it to get warmer so I can ride with the windows down naked. When I got to Mike’s house I had to wait for him in the driveway while he drove back from his neighbors house, and when he pulled up he burst out laughing and just said “I love you so much”.
I got out of car and helped him gather his things and we left. We didn’t make it a mile down the road when he said “I feel like I should be naked too”. Of course, my reply was yes, I want you naked so you can experience this with me. By the time we made it a mile we were both naked and holding hands as I drove us back to my house. Needless to say we both agreed that we need to do it again, and given that we live far enough out from the major downtown areas it would be safe. I’m just four miles away from country roads and farm land, so there will be more driving naked and other outdoor naked adventures in our future.
Get naked, stay naked.