After staying in a small gay owned and run B&B in Hawaii last year that catered to the clothing optional market, it’s become my favourite way to travel.  You get to really chat to the other guests and your hosts. The owners are much more likely to give you all the local knowledge of whatever area you are in than a concierge at a big hotel and you get a comfortable home environment to stay in.

For anyone heading to Rotorua in New Zealand you might want to have a look at Guysers Gaystay. It’s a small B&B close to all the action in Rotorua, an area famous for it’s thermal mud pools, geysers and all that amazing Lord of the Rings style natural wonder to see. It’s clothing optional and the owners tell me that a lot of people take them up on the freedom to be nude and enjoy the pool and spa. Guysers has two rooms available for guests so you’ll never be crowded out of the spa.

It’s also close to all the luxury spas that abound in the area taking advantage of all the natural thermal water and mud. The owners will be happy to give you directions to more out of the way spots like Kerosene Creek where you can find a quiet spot to strip off and soak in the warm water au naturel.