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User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12090 posts, RR: 49
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

Who would have thought it, 400 Million a year!

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User currently offlineFrontiercpt From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 973 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1446 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Thread starter):

Hey, can you copy and paste that in here? My gramma's stupid blocker blocked it.


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20505 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

Finally! Alireza has his answer!  silly 

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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7407 posts, RR: 50
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Updated: 2:50 p.m. ET May 1, 2006
TUCSON, Ariz. - Levi's and Stetsons are definitely out at the former La Tierra Linda Guest Ranch Resort, a dude ranch where Hollywood's elite vacationed during the 1930s.

Well, the hats are still OK. But the 30-acre resort, renamed as the Mira Vista Resort in its latest incarnation, is definitely catering to a different clientele.

The Mira Vista opens Monday as a clothing-optional resort, where nudists can enjoy lounging by the pool, playing tennis or doing yoga or Pilates.

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"It's hard to go back to wearing a bathing suit once you've tried it nude," said Dave Landman, one of six new owners.

Landman and the other owners are targeting an industry worth $400 million a year that's doubled in three years, according to the American Association for Nude Recreation. He said the Southwest is ripe for expansion, and Tucson is a good fit for a resort because its has a large population in their 40s to late 60s, the age of most who like the lifestyle.

The ownership group plans to combine club memberships at Mira Vista with access to other resorts they own near San Diego, Sacramento, Tampa and Atlanta.

"There's a boon with interest in the Southwest. Winter visitors, baby boomers and nude recreation go hand in hand," Landman said.

Nationally, nudism is becoming more mainstream, said Carolyn Hawkins, spokeswoman for the American Association for Nude Recreation based in Kissimmee, Fla.

The association lists four "naturist groups" in Arizona, with the Shangri La Ranch just north of Phoenix as the state's other nudist resort.

Tucson Councilman Jim Blake lives near the Mira Vista and said he doesn't have a problem with it.

"It's not something I would do, but as long as they don't display themselves publicly, I don't think it's going to hurt anyone," he said.

The small resort has just 14 guest rooms, a restaurant, wellness center, pool and spa, tennis courts and the facade of an 1800s Wild West town.

Prior to the Mira Vista, the site was home to the Coyote Moon Resort and Spa for two years. It offered gay and lesbian travelers holistic health education and wellness programs but closed in December.

‘It’s hard to be a jerk when you’re naked’
Resort guests will undergo a background check and must abide by resort rules. A list of problem clients is maintained by the national association.

But there's usually few problems, Landman said.

"It's hard to be a jerk when you're naked. There's nothing to hide behind," he said.

"We're not a wild and crazy group. We are family-oriented," Landman said. "We have strict rules of behavior set up. In general, we tell people not to do anything they wouldn't do in their mother's living room."



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Thread starter):
Who would have thought it, 400 Million a year!

Yep, you find your judges, police officers, teachers, business executives at places like this enjoying getting an overall tan.


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1269 times:

It's my impression that naturism is more popularly accepted in Europe than it is in the U.S.  Smile

User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6424 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1175 times:

Quoting AerospaceFan (Reply 5):
It's my impression that naturism is more popularly accepted in Europe than it is in the U.S.

I think you are right. In the U.S. a nude resort is mostly a fenced off site which attracts a special naturist culture only.

In this country "naturist culture" is an extremely small minority. But - with 3,000 miles coastline including many islands - we have only one or two miles beach which is marked "Swimwear Mandatory". The rest is unmarked and optional, and those who bother with swimwear, and those who don't, are probably divided fifty-fifty.

Those who do bother with swimwear are called "texstilers" by those who don't.

During school holiday season the texstilers tend to be a majority, while before and after the opposite prevails.

Those non-texstilers, who feel most comfortable among mostly other non-texstilers, have a site - strandguide.dk (beachguide.dk) http://www.strandguide.dk/ directing to the best such beaches.

It is slightly different from one European country to another. South of Scandinavia it is mostly the other way around, only the nude beaches are marked with signposts.



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User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1124 times:

Quoting Prebennorholm (Reply 6):
I think you are right. In the U.S. a nude resort is mostly a fenced off site which attracts a special naturist culture only.

In this country "naturist culture" is an extremely small minority. But - with 3,000 miles coastline including many islands - we have only one or two miles beach which is marked "Swimwear Mandatory". The rest is unmarked and optional, and those who bother with swimwear, and those who don't, are probably divided fifty-fifty.

Those who do bother with swimwear are called "texstilers" by those who don't.

During school holiday season the texstilers tend to be a majority, while before and after the opposite prevails.

Those non-texstilers, who feel most comfortable among mostly other non-texstilers, have a site - strandguide.dk (beachguide.dk) http://www.strandguide.dk/ directing to the best such beaches.

It is slightly different from one European country to another. South of Scandinavia it is mostly the other way around, only the nude beaches are marked with signposts.

Crazy danes!  Wink



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