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Pam Oakes, The Nekkid Chef

Pam Oakes, The Nekkid Chef

Pam Oakes, Nekkid Chef

As a regular  Nusa SUN Magazine contributor for 2 years, my column, What’s Up Now Pam?  chronicled my journey from a rambunctious youth to a trailblazing firefighter.  Also, the how, when and why I adopted the naturist lifestyle nearly 20 year ago.

20 Easy to Prepare Delicious and Nutritious Recipes for the Au Natural Chef in YOU!

This Special Edition of Nusa SUN Magazine is a collection of my favorite What’s Up Now Pam? columns as Nusa’s Health & Fitness writer Nekkid Chef.  Witness my personal transformation from premature poor health to optimal health as I ‘bare’ my soul through my humorous take on life and epicurial anecdotes.  Beautifully illustrated color photos, I impersonate over a dozen famous  females of stage, film and history!

  • Includes Gluten Free & Vegan Recipes
  • Nudist Resort Living
  • 20% of Proceeds to Charity

What’s Up Now Pam?” was a popular column in Nusa SUN Magazine from 2010-2012.  As a Nekkid Chef, I’m currently on hiatus from my regular health & fitness column to pursue community service work as a volunteer for The Pasco International Tourism Committee (P.I.T.), a subcommittee of the Central Pasco Chamber of Commerce.  Nusa SUN has partnered with P.I.T. Committee to promote it’s international naturist tourism efforts and frequently features stories in this colorful and fun, informative and edgy magazine serving the largest nudist community in the world.

Note:  Pam is not a professional nutritionist or chef.

Pam Oakes - Naked Chef ad

Pam Oakes – Naked Chef ad

Up, up and away!

Up, Up and Away! Photo by Images jimmaloy@gmail.com
Nusa SUN’s Nekkid Chef, Pam Oakes hands off winning tickets to an ecstatic Valerie Finch for a FREE Naked Hot Air Balloon Ride as witnessed by Jessica Warren of American Balloons on Hwy 41 in Land O’ Lakes. Valerie is a resident at Caliente and the owner of Tails A Waggin’ Pet Sitting Service. Pam ran the free offer contest during the summer sales of her Special Edition of Nusa SUN entitled The Best of Pam Oakes. Once a popular column in Nusa SUN, this Nekkid Chef will toss her chef’s hat into the ring and is announcing her bid for Honorary Mayor of Land O’ Lakes.

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Pasco county officials and nudists unite for Pasco international tourism


Pasco International Tourism

By Pam Oakes / Special to Nusa SUN

As the Olympic Torch methodically finds its way to the Olympic Stadium cauldron in London on July 27th, U.S. officials here are hoping that some Europeans are set to vault across the big pond and holiday abroad this year. In January, President Obama appeared at Disney World to unveil a Federal tourism plan that encourages travelers from across the globe to visit the USA and enjoy her many world famous attractions from sea to shining sea. The Federal government has challenged state and local governments to follow its lead and develop their own international tourism marketing plans. The Commerce Department says international travel is worth $134 billion, which has jurisdictions across the land scrambling to find their special ‘niche’ and win the attention of international visitors.

A Match Made in Heaven “Love-Love”

County official and nudists uniteWe like tourists because they spend money in our businesses, help pay our taxes while here, and not only help us keep our jobs, but for every 65 tourists visiting an area, one new job is created. Much like good grandchildren, they come and then go home. Once home, they act as mini ambassadors and most come back. On the flip side of the coin, what’s not to love about Florida? The Sunshine State boasts year round warm weather, sterling beaches, Mickey Mouse and southern hospitality. Most international visitors enjoy a good exchange rate and find our hotels, restaurants, shopping and transportation to be reasonably priced. Pasco County specifically, whose motto is “It’s Only Natural” is right on target with what many family oriented Europeans value and desire – a relaxed atmosphere and a natural environment. ‘Eco’tunities abound throughout our parks and along the shores of this southernmost county of Florida’s Nature Coast. Within a stones throw of world famous theme parks, beaches, Tampa Bay amenities, and coupled with easy access to international airports and cruise ships, Pasco County is the quintessential family oriented vacation destination. a special ‘niche’ presents itself. Rapidly becoming known internationally as the Naturist Capital of the USA, Pasco County also benefits from housing the largest naturist community in the United States. Pasco also has something very special that no one else does. Nestled in her central core, a special ‘niche’ presents itself.

A Perfect Marriage

With an estimated 19 million European naturists, and for the countless others who do not identify themselves as naturists but prefer to vacation at nudist resorts, here lies a diverse cluster of naturist and clothing optional communities, resorts, RV parks and campgrounds. Europeans typically enjoy marathon summer vacations lasting from 3 – 6 weeks or longer. This coincides perfectly with Pasco’s ‘off’ or ‘low’ season. A small volunteer naturist group presented these facts to county officials and it didn’t take long for the Pasco County Tourist Development Council to place a collective toe into the heretofore unknown waters of international naturist tourism.

In an unprecedented move, the county dove in, head first, to award the Pasco Area Naturist Development Association (PANDA) $3,818 to place advertising in targeted international naturist publications to promote the area. Following an International Naturist Tourism Forum in May, which was co-hosted by PANDA and Pasco County, interest catapulted to new heights among the nude recreation industry and the local business community. The Pasco International Tourism Committee is a newly formed group that arose in the wake of this renewed energy, and is comprised of local government leaders as well as naturist and non-naturist business and community volunteers. Together they plan to carry Pasco’s own torch to encourage international visitors to choose Pasco where “It’s Only Natural.”



Reprinted with permission Nusa SUN Magazine

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