Have you heard of Two Bad Tourists, gay bloggers David and Auston? They run a well-known LGBT+ travel blog with amazing guides on international gay-friendly destinations, festivals, and events with recommendations for dining, gay nightlife, hotels, tours, sightseeing and more. Recently, they featured Everything To Sea in an article called, “Five Types of Male Travelers.” The post serves to answer a question that we get very frequently, “Who exactly comes on the naked sailing trips?” We’ve reposted the article here for you to get all the answers.
As you might guess, we have a lot of experience traveling with men and we’ve observed some patterns. We contacted the best clothing-optional sailing company we know of – Everything To Sea – to get their take on the kinds of men who travel these days. Dave and Max, the co-founders, shared from their experience running all-male, clothing-optional sailing trips in Southeast Asia.
We thought their trips were a niche concept, and therefore, must attract a very niche group of men. Right? Wrong! We asked them, “Who exactly comes on your voyages?” It turns out, their trips attract all sorts of men. Men of all nationalities, orientations, socio-cultural backgrounds, ages, shapes and sizes come aboard.
“It’s the diversity of men that makes for a truly epic voyage,” said Dave. “We’ve tried analyzing the demographics of our travelers, to find commonalities. But in the end, it made the most sense for us to think of male travelers in terms of their interests.”
We’d like to present the five types of men who travel with Everything to Sea. Which one describes you?
The Man Who Just Wants To Relax
There’s nothing better than reclining on a vessel at sea, upon waters only rivaled in their azure blueness by the clear skies above. Far from the worries of everyday life, guys can turn off their phones and simply be.
Everything To Sea has everything covered for the type of man who just wants to chill and check out. This kind of traveler loves hanging out – chatting with other voyagers, sunning on the roof deck, or flipping through a book from the Everything To Sea library. But most of all, he embraces the opportunity to do nothing. When he travels, productivity is low on his list. He’s a true seeker of coveted Time Off.
The-Man-Who-Just-Wants-To-Relax finds that when everything on board is included, it’s the epitome of ideal travel. When things are taken care of, this traveler is at his best. On cruises, he appreciates an efficient crew, and he loves the simplicity of not having to make a single decision – aside from what time he wants his massage.
Speaking of bodywork… we’ve always been impressed that journeys with Everything to Sea include massages at no additional cost. They include 24/7 bar access in their trip price, too. We love the idea of bottomless wine with a sunset view!
The Nudism Newbie
Another kind of male traveler is the one who is curious about nudism, but hasn’t really explored it. Everything to Sea’s clothing-optional cruises provide a body-positive space to dip one’s toes into the waters of nudism – pun intended. When they say clothing is optional, they mean it! With these trips, there’s no pressure to get naked.
They’ve seen nudist newbies of all kinds. Some take to nudism very well. But there are others who are comfortable shedding their shorts, but want to keep shirts on. Some guys will take off their shirts – showing chest and stomach in a rare move for them – while keeping their bathing suits on. Men have different parts of their bodies that they’re more or less comfortable baring. Everything To Sea knows that it varies, and allows each man to go at his own pace.
For some newbie nudists, there may be confusion about what it means to get an erection while naked in a group. Some might feel shame or embarrassment. Others might get excited about it – or see it as fun, or even funny. Regardless, Everything to Sea’s approach to this, as well as other aspects for nudist newbies, is all-accepting. We can’t think of a better company with which to comfortably explore nudity.
Being naked can be extremely empowering, and the opportunity often comes with a welcome boost to self-confidence. Whatever you choose, Everything to Sea’s Group Leaders will help support you on your journey.
The Seasoned Nudist
Then there’s the guy who’s just dying to shed his clothes. It’s not his first time at the rodeo. He believes in Everything To Sea’s motto, “The Future Is Naked” – and the past and present for that matter!
Some guys may already be accustomed to the freeing aspects of nudism, but they can still find things to try for the first time. Aboard a boat, these guys may be elated to sail in the buff. There’s a variety of fun activities with a naked spin to them, such as Twister games in the nude, snorkeling sans suits, and naked dining – and these men thrive in all of these scenarios. The boats themselves are big and spacious, allowing room to wander freely, whilst letting it all hang out.
The Nature Lover
This guy gets off on nature – rushing to explore as much of it as he can in the most exotic corners of the world. Indonesia is a tropical paradise. For this guy, the allure of exploring remote waters, in an unpopulated corner of Asia, is his main reason to join an Everything to Sea cruise.
Their trips boast a truly unique itinerary of activities designed to make the most of the exotic locations. Guided snorkeling will take you through hidden worlds teeming with aquatic life. Men can see vividly colorful fish, sleek dolphins, magnificent turtles and gliding peaceful manta rays.
From a safe distance, of course! (Everything To Sea won’t do it without a trained ranger accompaniment). He’s also the one most excited when the cruise stops to see flying foxes soar overhead at sunset.
And it’s not just the flora and fauna. This traveler loves to explore beaches, and here he’s rewarded with a few that have different hued sands – not only black sand of lava origin, but also pink beaches made from red coral. And he loves the idea of swimming through a hidden stalactite-filled cave, a highlight of their trips.
Lovers of nature will be left with the kind of snapshot memories which last a lifetime. And this kind of guy may even bring an underwater camera of his own – although Everything To Sea also brings one, for those who want proof that they were there, too!
The Sensual Man
For this man, sex is not the enemy! In fact, it happens to be his best friend (after his right hand, of course). Where The Nature Lover gets off on nature, The Sensual Man gets off on getting off. He’s a pleasure-seeker. Sexually open, he’s happy to find shared physical experiences with like-minded individuals. Maybe he even fantasizes about a holiday fling out on the ocean.
Many people who join the cruises are single, and this opens the possibility for connections of all sorts. Everything To Sea supports these freedoms and offers the options of either shared or private cabins for those wishing to get some alone time with that certain someone. Whatever floats your boat! (yes, that one was way too easy…)
After they identified these five kinds of men who travel, Max pointed out that many men actually fit into more than one category of traveler. “Just like people don’t always fit neatly into boxes,” he added.
They realized another thing, too. There’s a common denominator for virtually all Everything To Sea travelers: they enjoy being around other men. Sometimes it’s sailing in the buff with a small group of 12 guys. Other times it’s going on Your Private Journey (the company’s unique product, where one male traveler cruises with just Max and Dave – three men together). Regardless, they find that men who come on their trips are ultimately there to enjoy the company of other male travelers.
Which kind of male traveler are you? Maybe you tick more than one box? Let us know in the Comment section below.