Naked Southwest France – Gay Star News

Author: , January 6th, 2018

Naked Southwest France - Jean-Pierre Leclerc

If you’re looking for some travel inspiration for your next vacation, then LGBTI travel specialist Jean-Pierre Leclerc suggests that the southwest of France should be top of your wish-list.
We spoke with Leclerc, a veteran of the travel industry since 1994, to find out what makes Bordeaux and the beaches of the Aquitaine coast a must-visit destination in France.

What makes the southwest of France a good destination for LGBTI travellers?

No other French region offers such a great lifestyle. Not only are there plenty of monuments, museums, history, and regional traditions, where else can you find the unique combination of beaches, mountains, forests, and rural life? Plus there’s our gastronomy – foie gras, truffle, traditional pastries, and a vast assortment of cheese and wines.

If you’re looking for an active vacation, this is a great region for surfing, kite surfing, biking, cycling, and boating.
It’s also a region that enthusiastically welcomes LGBTI travellers. Plus it’s one of the world’s most popular vacation destinations for naturists.

By Gareth Johnson – Full Story at Gay Star News

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Casa Ocotillo – Gay Palm Springs Resort

Author: , September 11th, 2016

Casa Ocotillo

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Welcome to Palm Springs’ Finest gay place to stay…Casa Ocotillo, a luxury vacation accommodation for gay men in a 1934 Mexican Hacienda tucked away behind gates on over one-half acre of lushly landscaped grounds. Nestled at the foot of the San Jacinto Mountains in old Palm Springs, this property offers you all of the best features for your Palm Springs vacation.

From the moment that you arrive, you’ll realize that you have entered a special place that you can call “home” while visiting Palm Springs. This gated compound offers you the ultimate in luxury and privacy. The wonderful grounds will envelope you in an oasis setting with lush tropical plantings, gardens and even a citrus grove where you can pick your own morning fruit (when in season). The spectacular mountain views are breathtakingly beautiful as the mountains soar thousands of feet above you.

Each suite has been uniquely designed to provide you a warm, welcoming hospitality. The wonderful Hacienda style setting makes Casa Ocotillo the perfect place to invite the out-of-doors into your living space and fully enjoy the beautiful climate.

Our guests experience unparalleled resort-like accommodations and services designed especially for gay men in a personal hideaway you can call your very own. This is truly your own private resort in the desert, away from the hustle and bustle, and yet minutes from the excitement of downtown Palm Springs.

Uniquely decorated Bungalows & Suites individually designed with your personal comfort and privacy in mind

  • Private in-suite Baths
  • Oversized showers with Rain Heads & Seats
  • Outside Entrances
  • Private Porches/Patios
  • Heated Salt Water Pool and Spa with outside Fireplace
  • TV/CD/DVD/VHS/Cable in each bedroom
  • King Size Beds with Luxury Linens
  • Judith Jackson Spa Products
  • Expanded Continental Breakfast
  • Plush Robes, Hair Dryers, Iron and Ironing Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • High Speed Internet-Wireless and plug-in
  • Guest Computer, Fax and copying service
  • Pet Friendly rooms available (ask for pet policies)
  • Walking Distance to Downtown Palm Springs Village
  • Guest Service Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Smoke-free indoor environment (Smoking permitted anywhere outside)
  • Clothing Optional Sunbathing around Pool and Hot Tub
  • Secure Motor Court Parking Behind Remote Controlled Gate
  • Complimentary Hollywood Video Library with over 1000 titles
  • Come visit us in Gay Palm Springs and stay at this beautiful, upscale men’s resort.

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Woods Resort, Guerneville, California – Featured Gay Accommodations

Author: , April 7th, 2016

Woods Resort

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

The Woods Cottages & Cabins at the Russian River is the perfect answer for a rejuvenating, relaxing and slightly “spirited” escape to the Sonoma Wine Country.

The Woods, a Russian River Hotel that is centrally located in downtown Guerneville, is situated between the tall, swaying redwood trees and the hypnotic flow of the splendid Russian River for the ideal getaway! Watch our video!

This Russian River Hotel is within walking distance to shops, restaurants, dancing and live entertainment. Enjoy wine tasting and tours along the Russian River Wine Road through the Russian River, Dry Creek and Alexander Valley appellations. Enjoy varietals including Sauvingnon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Barbera, Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and a wide variety of dessert wines.

The Woods Resort, Russian River Hotel, offers cottages, free-standing guest cabins and multi-room suites with full kitchens, gas fireplaces, private balconies and stunning views of lush redwood forests. The resort has one of the largest swimming pools in the area and has full sun all day long. With an outdoor fireplace, stone fountains and romantically lighted landscaping, your stay at The Woods is guaranteed to make you forget the chaos of the real world.

The Woods Resort has a wireless Internet workstation available for guests in the lobby …and is an ideal venue for Russian River weddings, conferences and private parties.

Your hosts at this Russian River Hotel, Michael and Verna, are veterans of the local customer service industry with a familiarity of all the area has to offer in the way of recreation, adventure, wine tasting, dining, spa treatments and entertainment. They are happy to help you plan an exciting, memorable stay at the Russian River.

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Featured Gay Owned Accommodations: El Mirasol Villas, Palm Springs

Author: , October 30th, 2015

El Mirasol Villas

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

El Mirasol Villas is the original Palm Springs resort catering to gay men since 1975. Built by Howard Hughes in 1947, the hotel’s charm and privacy have preserved while offering the style and comfort sought by today’s gay traveler. Walled and gated, this private resort is in the Warm Sands area, only blocks away from downtown Palm Springs, gay nightlife, hiking, shopping, casino gambling and gourmet dining.

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Featured Gay Accommodations: Sand Castle On The Beach, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

Author: , April 8th, 2015

Sand Castle On The Beach

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Sand Castle On The Beach Resort welcomes you and your loved ones to vacation in a beautiful, tropical environment. Beachfront on the Caribbean Sea, enjoy the newly added amenities on this special property. There are two pools on site – one beachfront, the other clothing optional. Titillate your senses and nourish your soul! Relax and unwind from your everyday pressures in the comfortable, laid-back surroundings. Make new friends from around the world at the Sand Castle On The Beach Hotel in Frederiksted, on St. Croix in the United States Virgin Islands.

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Featured Gay Accommodations: Escape Resort, Palm Springs

Author: , April 4th, 2015

Escape Resort

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

This beautiful 1950’s property is one of the longest running clothing optional resorts serving the gay male community in Palm Springs and is now the home to Escape Resort. Enjoy the total privacy of our resort, relax, be yourself, and submerge in our hospitality. All rooms are individually decorated and designed. Each room has private bath, comfortable linens, individual climate control, TVs/DVD’s, and many special guest amenities to help make your stay enjoyable. Select a Standard Room with a queen bed, small fridge and microwave or a Superior Room with a king bed, private patio and kitchen.

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Featured Gay Friendly Accommodations: Highlands Resort, Guerneville, California

Author: , March 30th, 2015

Highlands Resort

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay.

Highlands Resort offers a relaxing and peaceful gay and lesbian (straight-friendly) retreat – a jewel under the redwoods! Situated in the Russian River Wine Country just a short walk to the town of Guerneville, and just an hour and a half from San Francisco and the Bay Area, the Highlands offers private cabins, many with fireplaces, nestled in amongst the flowers and trees.

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Best Places to Vacation Naked

Author: , February 5th, 2015

Vacation NudeFace it. The staycation is not for you. An island paradise or mountain getaway, sipping cocktails while wiggling your toes in the surf and basking in the sunset and, oh, what the hell, slipping off your clothes off – that’s more your style. Completely exposed, yet refreshingly private. Some of the most beautiful places in the world to be naked while vacationing are out there, just waiting for you to visit.

We believe that sun, sand and seclusion complete the winning formula for a sexy nudist vacation – but go beyond the beach and nude vacationing becomes a journey of discovery. Some of the world’s sexiest hangouts are overtly hedonistic while others are refreshingly laidback. If you’re ready to throw in the towel on vacation planning, we highly recommend throwing off your clothes instead.

1. Nude cruising – Bare Necessities Tour & Travel

Imagine packing for a 14 day cruise and fitting everything into a neat little carry-on. Bare Necessities specializes in nude cruising, whether it’s a grand tour of the Mediterranean or a Caribbean sightseeing cruise. The 3,000 or so guests are encouraged to indulge in nudity throughout the ship but clothing is required for dinning and when the ship docks in port. As well, guests need to be clothed for shore excursions but many of the ports of call feature stops at nude beaches. Double win.

By Julia Rosien – Full Story at Go Girlfriend