5 Nudist Resorts that Will Blow Your Mind – Go Girlfriend

Author: , September 13th, 2019

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I have a thing for nudist resorts. I like to visit them. I like to write about them. And I know it’s going to shock you, but I’m neither a hippy or a sex addict.

Naturism can be elegant, provocative and yes, a powerful aphrodisiac. But if you’re like most people and have “thigh hopes” scaring you away, the naked truth is freeing. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and looking good naked is easier when you see we all have not-so-perfect bodies.

Switch off the iPhone (and your boss), drop the kids at Grandma’s and think textile-free for your next vaca. These 5-star resorts are nice enough to tell your parents about – if you dare!

Sea Mountain Ranch Resort And Spa, California

Ranked by the New York Times, Maxim and Spa Finder as a “must-stop destination in Southern California, Sea Mountain Resort is an intriguing pick for a spacation with your lover. It’s adults only and couple friendly – meaning naked couples are encouraged. Singles, not so much.

Full Story at Go Girlfriend

Labrys Wilderness Resort – Honor, Michigan Women-Only Cabins

Author: , July 14th, 2018

Labrys Wilderness Resort

Welcome to Labrys Wilderness Resort, peacefully situated on a small spring-fed lake at the south end of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, just half an hour from Traverse City and within walking distance of Lake Michigan.

The land is mostly oak and pine forest. There is a hot tub (under the stars), picnic area, beach with fire pit and dock. Kayaks and a rowboat are available for your use. Located across the road from a hiking trail — walk in the woods, hike or ski to Lake Michigan. Miles of deserted sandy beach await you at the end of the trail.

Four distinctive rustic cabins spread among the grounds are secluded for a feeling of privacy. All of the cabins come with completely furnished kitchens, a half bath, and have one or two bedrooms with double beds.

See the Labrys Wilderness Resort Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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Travel Safety for Women

Author: , September 1st, 2016

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A recent stay at a hotel in Buffalo opened my eyes about hotel safety issues. After checking in, taking the elevator to my floor, I opened up the door to my assigned room only to find someone else’s belongings scattered across the bed. I closed the door and retreated to the front desk for another room assignment.

The person at the front desk told me there’d be been a mix-up and apologized. But her explanation left me with more questions. How could this have happened? Don’t hotels have a bullet-proof process in place to prevent this kind of thing from happening?

While I’m grateful the occupant of my first room wasn’t in residence when I entered, I began to think of what I’d do if role had been reversed. What if someone entered my room while I was in the shower – or worse, just emerging from the shower? What if I wasn’t there and the unexpected guest decided to rifle though my belongings? What if?

As a woman who travels alone a lot, I take hotel safety very seriously. Needless to say, my sleep that night was restless. Not only did I not feel safe, I felt my concerns were dismissed far too quickly by the hotel staff.

By Julia Rosien – Full Story at Go Girlfriend

Safe Travel for Women in Costa Rica

Author: , February 15th, 2014

Woman TravelerIn my travels, I have come across single women around the world who say, “I’d like to travel, but I don’t have anyone to go with.” Having traveled alone, I asked what was stopping them. What I found was a mixture of fears and concerns:

Blending In

Amanda Heckart from California shared, “My biggest fear is looking like a tourist because it seems to lend itself to safety issues. Will I get mugged because I look like I don’t belong? If I get lost, will I be able to find someone approachable for help? Do I have adequate resources or access to resources if I need them?”

In my experience, blending in is helpful, but not required. Looking like a backpacker, for example, does not make you a target, as long as you travel modestly, without jewelry and name brand everything. Backpackers in general travel with little money or valuable belongings, therefore, pose no threat in this role. Don’t wear diamonds, or other expensive jewelry or watches. Also, be careful about flashing iPhones, iPads, or other expensive electronics. In certain countries, those devices, if stolen, could feed a family for a year. Don’t tempt them.

Authored By Shannon Enete – See the Full Story at the Costa Rica Star

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Travel Tips for Women Vacationing Alone

Author: , January 8th, 2014

Lesbian TravelA recent stay at a hotel in Buffalo opened my eyes about hotel safety issues. After checking in, taking the elevator to my floor, I opened up the door to my assigned room only to find someone else’s belongings scattered across the bed. I closed the door and retreated to the front desk for another room assignment.

The person at the front desk told me there’d be been a mix-up and apologized. But her explanation left me with more questions. How could this have happened? Don’t hotels have a bullet-proof process in place to prevent this kind of thing from happening?

While I’m grateful the occupant of my first room wasn’t in residence when I entered, I began to think of what I’d do if role had been reversed. What if someone entered my room while I was in the shower – or worse, just emerging from the shower? What if I wasn’t there and the unexpected guest decided to rifle though my belongings? What if?

Authored By Julia Rosien – See the Full Story at Go Girlfriend

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Women at Whistler

Author: , December 19th, 2013

Whistler Winter PrideDuring Canada’s giant Gay Ski Week, there will be women guiding women on the slopes, women specific apres ski parties, and the signature weekend women’s parties.

Purrlesque, a night of erotic dance at the foot of Whistler Mountain, is the big womens event on 1 February 2014. The club is hosted by the Vancouver Dyke March Festival Society.

See the Full Story at Rainbow Tourism

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Safety is Key for Women Travelers

Author: , October 27th, 2011

Lesbian TravelersA few months ago I wrote about “gay business travel” and the fact that it is a substantial enough demographic for the hospitality industry to track it. Little wonder, then, that there also are people mulling “female business travel.”

Judi Brownell, a professor in the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, published a paper over the summer in which she concluded that men and women travel for business differently – different wants, goals and expectations – especially when it comes to hotels.

“Managers should focus on how best to generate key emotional responses through a holistic approach rather than seeking to identify any one specific service, amenity or facility that all women business travellers prefer,” Brownell wrote.

Full Story from the Montreal Gazette

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Is There a Gender Gap in Travel?

Author: , September 10th, 2011

Readers often write in to remark that I am a man, a fact of which I am generally aware. But then they point out something that often slips my mind: my travel experiences are those of a man, as well.

Some say they would prefer the column to be written by a woman, a request I parry with reminders that two of the three previous Frugal Travelers were women, and many of Daisann McLane’s and Susan Spano’s columns are still online and just as packed with insight as when first published.

But others have a strong argument: they say that the advice I give and the experiences I recount are not always as applicable or accessible to women. How would a female traveler feel about staying in my $4 room at Hospedaje los Arcos in Coatepeque, Guatemala? Or being invited to a family lunch by an older man in Intepe, Turkey? Or hitting working-class immigrant nightclubs outside Madrid?

Full Story from The New York Times

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Lesbian Travel: Iceland, a Women-Friendly Vacation Destination

Author: , June 19th, 2011

Iceland Lesbian TravelThe Question: A friend and I have always wanted to visit Iceland, and hope to go this June or July. While we know there will be spectacular scenery and tours to see it, what we’re especially interested in is Icelandic culture, particularly its feminism. Is there a way we can learn about this, or meet people to tell us about it, while we’re there?

You’re heading to the right place. Iceland may well be the most feminist country in the world, as one Guardian headline noted. Almost half the parliamentarians are female, the Prime Minister is the world’s first openly lesbian head of state, it has banned all strip clubs, and it takes the top global spot on gender equality.

So how do you experience this women-friendly nation? Go beyond the guidebooks in search of events through sites such as the Women’s History Archives (kvennasogusafn.is) or The Reykjavik Grapevine (grapevine.is), the country’s English-language newspaper.

Full Story from The Globe and Mail

Click here for gay travel resources in Iceland.

UK: GoGo Festival June 17th-20th Lining Up Great Talent

Author: , June 6th, 2011

GoGo Festival, LondonThe GOGO Festival three day extravaganza is set to become a permanent fixture in every gay woman’s calender. Blending a traditional British festival set-up with a unique women only twist, the action packed weekend boasts an incredible line up of talent.

Headlining stars including: Uh Huh Her, Heather Peace, BETTY, Greymatter, Vinyl Black Stilettos and many more, take to the main stage. Epic dance parties, hosted by top DJs, will be held each night in the Big Top Arena. The comedy afternoon, headed by award-winning Zoe Lyons, showcases the cream of the lesbian crop of comedians.

Throughout the festival adrenaline junkies can try skydiving or wing walking, while the romantics enjoy a champagne hot air balloon flight.

Full Story from Lez Get Real

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