Tripping or stripping? Roughing it or buffing it? Cam Hassard takes a sans-clothing trip through the burgeoning world of the ‘nakation’.

Travel has always sought to reinvent itself. From wellness touring to flashpacking, tornado tourism to ‘ego’ adventures, the latest trend seems to be all about stripping things down to basics. Literally.

The ‘Nakation’—aka clothing-optional tourism—has become a very real, and increasingly popular, mode of adventure travel. From nude resorts to birthday suit hikes to clothing-free charter cruises, baring all has become the vacation choice du jour. Far from a cheeky skinny-dip thrill on the beaches of, say, Biarritz or the like, more and more of us seem to be building our entire itineraries around getting our kit off.