Travel trends have reached a new level of niche. Na-cations, or nude vacations, are hitting the travel-sphere and allowing travelers to strip down and enjoy their holidays in the buff.
Aside from lighter luggage, what are the other benefits of naked vacations? For starters, travelers have reported feeling more relaxed when they bare it all. Instead of worrying what to wear to dinner or how to match their cover-up with their bathing suits, nude travelers can really relax, fully enjoy their surroundings and just be themselves.
Without having to pack layers and layers of clothes, luggage weighs less and you may be able to cut down your belongings to just a carry-on bag or a backpack, saving on baggage-check fees and leaving more money for sunscreen.
Nude holiday packages range from beach retreats to nudist hikes, and offer either clothing-free or clothing-optional excursions, and most are sponsored by the American Association for Nude Recreation. More than 270 nudist clubs and resorts exist in the United States, Canada and Mexico and additional clubs have been opening throughout the world.
Travelers with body image issues may just find solace in their insecurities once they lose their layers. All bodies are accepted and respected in their natural states when part of a nudist vacation experience. Whether you’re full-on nude or barely covered, enjoy the freedom that a no-clothes getaway can provide.
Park and resort management company Xanterra Travel Collection announced its Book Your Bucket List sale, offering travelers savings of up to 30 percent off national park experiences. Available Nov. 23–30, the sale grants travelers access to luxury resorts, tours and cruises at discounted rates.
Prepare your taste buds for the trip of a lifetime in Greece. About 100 Greek products — from wines, cheese and fruits to honey and oils — earned a Protected Designation of Origin from the European Union, and the country’s most beloved dishes include Greek Choriatiki salad, tzatziki, souvlaki and moussaka, with its layers of eggplant, potato, minced meat and bechamel. And those are only a few of the many highlights.
Hotel Chicago West Loop is Chicago’s first hotel to bring street art inside, and to every guestroom. The dual-purpose property doubles as an art gallery, and launched its “Annex Murals” exhibit in 2018 with 15 hand-painted rooms boasting the work of some of Chicago’s most celebrated urban artists, including Asend, JC Rivera and Eloo. Today, all 116 rooms at the hotel have been painted with street murals, becoming some of the most distinctive lodging spaces in the city.
The Greek tradition of health and wellness runs deep; travelers can find a multitude of therapies to meet their wellbeing needs, from healing spas, herbal therapies, hypnotherapy, massages and more. In Greece, the approach to wellness focuses on the “whole” and the ways in which the mind, body and soul interact. A state of balance is achieved through a good relationship between the emotional and natural state, which can be found throughout Greece at its more than 800 medicinal spas.
Zürich changes shape as the holiday approaches, becoming a winter wonderland full of busy markets, fondue chalets, candle dipping at Bürklipatz and light installations. For the first time ever, Zürich will also feature a pop-up hotel experience Nov. 26–Dec. 26.