Is Your Mind Keeping Your Body From Getting Naked? – Everything To Sea

“I don’t have a good enough body to be naked in front of others.” Have you ever said this before? Even if you haven’t said it out loud, perhaps you’ve thought it to yourself. We interviewed a guy who’s posted on our Twitter page. Below, he talks about his own body image...

The term “body positivity” has become more popular lately, mainly because of the fact that social media has pushed perfect physiques, huge dicks, and chiseled faces on our screens, on a daily basis. What does that do for a man’s self-esteem? It makes some guys want to hide any curves they have, and keep their clothes on.

One of our Twitter followers at Everything2SeaX caught our attention. After we reached out to him, he agreed to speak candidly with our blog readers.

His main mission is to promote body positivity. He hopes nudity becomes more normalized in society and people gain comfort with their naked selves.

Simon Manna, 23, is from Italy. While he currently identifies as bisexual, Manna says he continues to explore his sexuality. He says that the media has made nudity more about perfection, rather than accepting everybody as beautiful. “I think that it is necessary to desexualize our society because a lot of people are not able to separate the view of a naked body from pornography and lust.”

Even though you may look at the photos from his Twitter feed and think, “Wow, he looks pretty perfect to me,” Simon tells us that for him, being comfortable when naked has been a process. First, he had to overcome society’s condemnation about being nude in public. Then, he had to deal with the idea that his body didn’t live up to what he saw on social media feeds, films, and television.

“I’ve always been fascinated by nudity since I was a teenager, but at that time I was not brave enough to try nudism. Finally, last year, while I was home alone, I decided to try to get naked – and I loved it. The only advice I can give for guys who want to try [getting nude] is to start in a relatively safe place like a nudist resort, or their own house. They don’t have to worry about the size of their penis or the shape of their body because real nudists do not judge other people’s bodies. Just relax and enjoy your naked time. “

“I’ve always been fascinated by nudity since I was a teenager, but at that time I was not brave enough to try nudism. Finally, last year, while I was home alone, I decided to try to get naked – and I loved it. The only advice I can give for guys who want to try [getting nude] is to start in a relatively safe place like a nudist resort, or their own house. They don’t have to worry about the size of their penis or the shape of their body because real nudists do not judge other people’s bodies. Just relax and enjoy your naked time. “

Full Story at Everything To Sea.

Everything To Sea runs all-male, clothing-optional trips on traditional wooden yachts in the calm seas of Indonesia. As a travel operator, they specialize in excursions for men of all orientations, that center around freedom, camaraderie, friendship, and honesty. 

Since January 2019, Everything To Sea has been exploring natural environments and giving guys one-of-a-kind, life-changing experiences. Trips range from private journeys for individuals to small-group departures for up to 12 men. Their ships are also available for existing men’s groups, such as yoga or tantric communities, who are seeking unforgettable journeys.

The Gift of Time: A New Perspective on Hotel Quarantines – Everything To Sea

It’s safe to say that most of us are tired of hearing the word quarantine. Equally true is our desire to resume our travels once again. Finding the right mindset to approach the new travel landscape can set you up to make the most out of your entire trip – including any hotel quarantine.

Credit: Dominique Beaupre.


Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back. 

– Harvey Mackay

Sam recently traveled and needed to quarantine. While he couldn’t have imagined it at first, he ended up focusing on the positive aspects while traveling within this new normal. 

The first thing that Sam mentioned was that being in a hotel room for several days actually helped him with his jet lag. He came from the U.S. and, after crossing multiple time zones, he found that the extra time that he got was actually beneficial for him. Indeed, Sam reported that he felt even more recharged when he joined a group trip the week after.

He noted that the required steps were all worth it in the end. The quarantine was undesired at first, but what Sam got from traveling during this time was, ironically, exactly what he had wanted. In addition to feeling more energized, traveling to places with fewer travelers got him to see the destinations on our itineraries in a peaceful and intimate way. Sam felt a deep connection to the region, noting the quiet beauty of his journey.

Some countries required a 14-day quarantine period while others required 21 days. It’s pretty clear: traveling now, and for the foreseeable future, will require a shifting perspective in how to view quarantines. But it also enables you to still see the world.

Here are some tips to make the most of your stay at the hotel!

  • Hot baths
Credit: Hisu Lee.

Do you love taking baths? Hot, cold, or lukewarm – what’s your favorite? If soaking is important to you, make sure the hotel room you’re reserving has a tub. Taking a long, hot bath can be very rewarding and relaxing. You can use this time to re-energize and smell good at the same time. Now, go one step further… imagine yourself taking a luxurious bath every single day for a week. Now, this is hedonism: pursue your own pleasure, and be sensually self-indulgent. Come on, when was the last time you did that? 

  • Keep in Touch 

This gift of time is perfect for you to reach out to your loved ones. Your stay at the hotel will allow you to have extended time, and so you won’t feel rushed. Milk the moment and talk for hours with your loved ones. You can use video calls (i.e. FaceTime and Zoom) to catch up and give them updates on your journey. 

You can even use games as a way to keep in touch with family members and friends.

NBC recently reported that Audrey Buchanan, 88, played the video game “Animal Crossing” for – hard to believe, but – more than 3,500 hours. She even used it to connect with her grandson, who lives far away from her.

  • Journaling 

Some people find it satisfying to write their thoughts and feelings down in a blank book, or digitally on a device. What better time to get reflective and express yourself, than when there’s not a lot of stimuli to disturb you? Dave Power, who is a writer, recently stayed at a hotel for a week during one of his travels. He told us that during that time, journaling was essential for him. He said heaps of ideas came out of the period when he was alone and could delve into his own thoughts.

Journals written during travel can prove to be especially satisfying later in life. Re-reading what you’ve written from a particular place and time can be rewarding, and even fun to share with others. We recommend writing first thing in the morning – recently out of your subconscious state, while thoughts are still novel.

  • Get Creative 

If you watched the Olympics recently, you probably saw the cute image of Tom Daley knitting while waiting for his turn to dive. Maybe this is the perfect time to try your hands at knitting. Perhaps you already thought about starting knitting, but felt you didn’t have the time? And hey – if knitting’s not your thing, there are many other ways to express that inner artsy soul.

Try your hand at improving your scribbles. Maybe even sketch what you see outside your window! Consider bringing adult-coloring books that are fun to pass the time on.

Before your trip, go to an art supply store and pick something that you never would’ve chosen – pipe cleaners, modeling clay, or crayons. Or just pick something that you haven’t touched in a while, and have fun with it. Remember Legos? Remember Rubik’s Cubes? 

  • Keep the Mental Juices Flowing 

Stimulate your brain cells – with crossword puzzles, Sudoku, or even word search books. You can use them when waiting in line at the airport, too. 

  • Break a Sweat 

There are plenty of workouts you can do without any equipment. You can even practice some yoga stretches. People nowadays upload short videos of themselves working out or dancing to a catchy snippet of a song – on social media such as TikTok and Instagram. Join the fun and get some sweat out.

Note, you don’t have to be in your hotel room to do this – some hotels have rooms with balconies, and you can use that space to work out.

Earlier this year, videos of tennis players in Australia went viral, as they were doing exercises during quarantine, before tournaments. There have even been people who have run marathons within their hotel rooms!

  • TV and Movie Binge 

We all love a Netflix and chill moment – so why not binge a whole television series and plenty of films? This is a good time to watch that movie or TV show that you’ve always wanted to watch or ones your friends have recommended. 

  • Books and Podcast episodes

Some of you might want to reduce your screen time, and that’s okay! Apart from the aforementioned TV shows and films, we also suggest books and podcast episodes that you can read and listen to. Remember, you are never alone when you have books!

Check out our blog for more recommendations.

Full Story at Everything To Sea.

Everything To Sea runs all-male, clothing-optional trips on traditional wooden yachts in the calm seas of Indonesia. As a travel operator, they specialize in excursions for men of all orientations, that center around freedom, camaraderie, friendship, and honesty. 

Since January 2019, Everything To Sea has been exploring natural environments and giving guys one-of-a-kind, life-changing experiences. Trips range from private journeys for individuals to small-group departures for up to 12 men. Their ships are also available for existing men’s groups, such as yoga or tantric communities, who are seeking unforgettable journeys.

Snorkeling in “The Best Place on Earth” – Everything To Sea

Picture a beautiful landscape under the sea, rich with marine plants, gorgeous coral, and the greatest diversity of coral reef fishes in the world. Snorkeling in Indonesia, part of the famous Coral Triangle, dubbed “The Amazon of the Seas” … is highly recommended. The water temperature and clarity are truly ideal. You should expect breathtaking views while exploring under the sea.

So why should you snorkel in the Coral Triangle? Well, seventy-five percent of the world’s coral species are found here— that’s nearly 600 different species. It boasts over 3,000 species of fish, six of the world’s seven marine turtle species, and underwater gardens that’ll make you feel like you’re in the movie Avatar. Snorkeling’s an easy way to experience its underwater beauty. And unlike scuba diving, you don’t need to get a certificate or complete a course to do it.

If you haven’t snorkeled before – or if you haven’t done it in a while – rest assured that in the Coral Triangle, it’s easy to do so in a safe manner. 

By Eddie Rahadian – Full Story at Everything To Sea.

Everything To Sea runs all-male, clothing-optional trips on traditional wooden yachts in the calm seas of Indonesia. As a travel operator, they specialize in excursions for men of all orientations, that center around freedom, camaraderie, friendship, and honesty. 

Since January 2019, Everything To Sea has been exploring natural environments and giving guys one-of-a-kind, life-changing experiences. Trips range from private journeys for individuals to small-group departures for up to 12 men. Their ships are also available for existing men’s groups, such as yoga or tantric communities, who are seeking unforgettable journeys.

Gay Montréal, Canada – wolfyy

gay Montréal

Montréal’s gay life is found in the popular gay village, located in the east of the city near the Latin quarter. The gay village has increasingly been promoted as a tourist destination over recent years.

Gay-owned restaurants, clothing stores and bars line the streets beneath festive hanging balls. This rainbow art installation has become symbolic of Montréal’s gay life. The city is one of the best lgbt-friendly destinations for gay travelers who want to visit Canada.

The Montréal Gay Village

Montréal has a pretty legendary gay village. All the gay nightlife is in this part of town and the area is a fantastic place to hang out, with tons of bars, restaurants, and boutique stores lining the main street. The vibe is undeniably awesome.

For many years, strings of rainbow-colored balls hung over St. Catherine Street East, which is the heart of the gay village. This art installation has created a beautiful symbol of how gay-friendly the city truly is.

montréal places to stay

Should you look for a hotel in the Montréal gay village? Well, this depends on what type of accommodations you typically prefer. If you like more local experiences, then I’d head over to Le Plateau

But, there are some places to stay that I definitely wouldn’t pass up. I’ll give you the full rundown in wolfyy’s gay Montréal guide linked below.

Montréal Gay Travel Guide on wolfyy – by Louis Lafata

Gay Canada Resources

How to Stay Fit While Traveling – wolfyy

how to stay fit while traveling

The question of how to stay fit while traveling, whether it’s for work or play, seems to always be on our minds. What’s actually possible without access to a gym?

Being away from your local fitness center or the trails of your favorite park can definitely throw you off. When we’re on the road, working out can easily become an afterthought. 

However, jumping right into a specialized travel-fitness routine is actually easier than you think. Whether you’re embarking on a several month journey or taking a week-long holiday, these easily-actionable recommendations will help you learn how to stay fit. You’ll be able to work out while traveling without any hassle.

How To Stay Fit While Traveling Without Equipment

Sometimes we get so accustomed to using weights, treadmills, and other equipment that we forget how to manage without them! Weights and other machines are helpful, but as most of us know, utilizing your body weight alone can be equally as effective.

Most importantly, when we attempt bodyweight exercises, we have to remember to challenge ourselves. Shift focus away from the discomfort associated with exhausting your muscles and work toward fully activating your target muscle with mental clarity.

Read the Full Blog Post on wolfyy – By Louis Lafata

Purple Roofs Gay Travel Resources

How to Stay Safe While Traveling – The Nomadic Boys

How to Stay Safe While Traveling - The Nomadic Boys

During our extensive travels around the world as a gay couple, we’ve enjoyed a whole array of experiences, mostly positive, but a few less so. Whether induced by homophobia such as experiencing life under the anti-gay laws in India or going back in the closet in Russia, we’ve certainly learnt a great deal about the best ways to stay safe while travelling.

We’ve put together our 10 best tips for how to stay safe while travelling, which apply to all travellers whether straight or gay:

Check Official Government Advice

Before doing anything, check the official government advice. This is the starting point for staying safe while travelling. Is it politically stable and secure? Are there are any areas to avoid? Are you at a higher risk of going because you’re gay? Any customs you need to be aware of? Do you need to carry your ID with you at all times (like in Russia), or better locked away in your hotel safe? How high is the risk of terrorist activity? And more…

Based on all these factors, you can make an informed decision as to whether you want to visit. We highly recommend the UK Foreign Office Travel Advice.

For us, travelling as a gay couple, we are at a higher risk in a large number of countries where being openly gay is either a punishable crime, or such a taboo in society that it could lead to trouble. We’ve put together a comprehensive summary of which countries are the most gay friendly and also recommend checking the US Department of State’s LGBTQI Travel Information for excellent practical advice.

If you do choose to visit countries where being openly gay is a punishable crime, we highly advise taking extra precautions in public, for example, avoiding public displays of affection and setting your social media networks to private.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Get the Best Out of Your Business Class Flight – Nomadic Boys

Business Class Flights - The Nomadic Boys

This is a guest post by London based gay blogger, David Wides – The Travelling Mo:

After taking advantage of a great business class deal a few years ago, I have found it increasingly difficult to turn right on a long haul flight. So I now carefully craft my travelling plans based on getting good long haul business class flight deals, cos let’s face it- once you’ve put your feet up and sipped that first glass of champagne, you’re hooked! But nobody wants to pay top dollar for the privilege…

Friends and family are often envious of the deals I’ve bagged over the years, but it really isn’t that hard to do! These are my 5 top tips for getting the best business class flight deals.

This is where you have to do a little bit of reading. Many people don’t know much about the different points membership programmes available. You need to understand how these work in order to take best advantage of any deals and to secure the frequent flier status that will get you access to the best lounges, even when you’re flying economy.

Airline frequent flier programmes usually have a concept of an airline mile (earned based on the distance you travel and augmented by your class of travel or status) and status points (also earned based on where you travel augmented by class of travel). Status points determine your status with that airline (and with their alliance partners- more on that below) and that decides what benefits you get from the airline, which can include lounge access, upgrade vouchers and more. These can only be earned by flying with an airline (or their partners). Miles on the other hand can be earned by flying with an airline (or their partners) or by other ways of spending.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Five Awesome Apps for Gay Travelers – The Nomadic Boys

Apps for Gay Travelers - The Nomadic Boys

When we first started traveling back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the most hi tech piece of technology we had back then was a CD Walkman and a camera you needed to roll a film into (remember them?)

How things have changed since! After our recent trip in Latin America, we have found we are more than ever dependent on our smartphones. The downside is of course that technology is always going to be an inevitable part of our travels. But the upside, this allows us to travel smarter, seek out unique experiences better then we did before, and document things more effectively.

We previously wrote about our favourite gay travel apps. As an update to this, and based on our recent travel experiences, here are our 5 favourite apps for gay travelers we recommend for 2018:

TRAVELIBRO: document your travel memories

What is it: TraveLibro is an app which allows you to create a Journey for your trip, into which you post all your photos, videos, reviews, thoughts, memories, and more, in chronological order. The end result is your own timeline of your trip, which you can re-live at any time and show off to friends + family.

Why we love it: it’s fun, very easy to use and a great way to encourage you to really get into your trip. It’s kind of like you’re blogging about your trip, but without all the IT effort involved working around WordPress/Plugins etc. We spent some time with our families in London/Lyon and used this as an opportunity to see more of each city, documenting everything in TraveLibro. It forced us to organise our time better and to double check facts, as well as striving to take the best possible photos. Check it out: we’re super proud of our: Londonand Lyon TraveLibro “on the go” stories.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at the Nomadic Boys

Dani’s Top Ten Travel Gadgets – Globetrotter Girls

Travel Gadgets - Globetrotter Girls

In the past, I’ve simply listed new additions to my travel accessories and gadgets on my Travel Gear page, but I have decided that going forward, I’ll do an annual round-up of the best things that have been added to my packing list. That way it is easier for you to see what I’ve bought that I think makes a great addition to my travel gear.

I thought Black Friday would be a great day to kick off this new series, because if you see something on my list that you think you could use for your next trip, you may be able to get a Black Friday discount on it (Note: Most of Amazon’s Black Friday Deals are valid until 27 November 2017).

1 PORTABLE BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

I’ve been wanting to buy a portable speaker for a long time, but I couldn’t decide which one – there are so many out there! I finally found the one this summer – I was cat-sitting for a friend and used hers – and I love the sound quality. The Oontz Angle is probably not the best speaker out there, considering the low price tag, but for me it is more important to have a lightweight speaker that I can travel with, that is water resistant, and one that is not too pricey because I know I’ll lose it sooner or later. I use this speaker all the time – not just on the beach, in the park or in my hotel room, but also at home.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

A GPS-Powered Travel Encyclopedia & Giveaway – Globetrotter Girls

GPS-My-City-App Most of us spend quite some time reading about our next destination. We have to read through tons of articles before we find the right information. Then you finally discover some great tips and exciting suggestions, only to end up totally blanking out when you reach your destination. Don’t you wish you had your favorite articles or blog posts along? You can, of course, bookmark them, but what if you can’t find even the faintest bar of wifi anywhere in range? What if your mobile connection comes with a pocket draining data plan or, worse yet, you have no roaming at all? Sometimes you can afford to spend hours or days doing your homework, printing out your articles or blog posts and maps. When you finally get there, you realize finding your way is still too hard and time-consuming. Don’t you wish there were a simple solution to your problem? Well, there is one! It’s called GPSmyCity. What is GPSmyCity, you ask? It is a travel encyclopedia app that offers not just a huge amount of travel information, but also GPS navigation. The travel articles available through the GPSmyCity app have been transformed to include the coordinates of the attractions mentioned by the authors, offline digital maps, and GPS navigation. So, if you want to visit a hidden gem mentioned in a travel article, by simply tapping a button, you get the detailed travel route from where you are to the destination plotted on an offline map.

By Dani – Full Story at Globetrotter Girls

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