Traveling to an exotic locale is awesome. There are new experiences, new foods, and new cultures, all at your fingertips. Or apparently your nipples. Well, if you're part of the new Topless Tour trend, anyway.
The brainchild of three college roommates, The Topless Tour is a social media movement meant to "unite people across the globe to feel the freedom and share their beauty with the world." So what does that mean? Well, precisely what it sounds like: The Topless Tour encourages people to go on a topless tour.
Women (and men -- it's equal opportunity nakedness 'round these parts) who feel inspired by the movement are welcome to take off their tops while traveling and pose, backs to the camera, in front of the phenomenal backdrops they encounter. The photos are sent over to the women at The Topless Tour, who post them to Instagram and Facebook for all to see.
Sounds scary and revealing? Well, it's not. Not from the look of the photos, anyway.
While the idea of baring your back for the camera may be intimidating, it's obvious that the women in the photos find the experience quite liberating. Young or old, bodies of all types are being bared in the middle of nowhere, in climates we'd hardly stick our toe out in.
And if people -- especially women -- are willing to brave the cold to be liberated, we are all freakin' about it.
With a movement this body positive, we could hardly pass up the chance to spread the photo love. Here are the five best Topless Tour photos so far. And no, you probably can't top them. But we'd love for you to try.
Jumping on top of some crazy rugged terrain in the middle of the wilderness seems like a pretty boss feat to take on all by itself. But when you factor in the lack of, well, support, it becomes a very very boss feat. This woman is a jumpy, flexible inspiration to us all.
And really, the photo is freaking beautiful. Nature photos, au natural. What could be more liberating?
The shores of Greece are quite fancy on their own, but they became way more stunning when this group of women decided to bare it all for the world to see. The camera, however, only got a glimpse of their backs.
The captured moment really is quite amazing. A group of friends unified by way a movement that promotes freedom for women. We just straight up dig where this is headed.
The California shoreline may not quite qualify as "exotic," but the backdrop for this photo is amazing nonetheless. The photo is stunning, and really quite an impressive bit of work, considering the timing of the shot. The yoga pose seems incredibly fitting, too.
Think she'd mind if we emulated the photo? Although we may not pull it off as gracefully, what with all the rocks and all. She's a brave one, this chick, and we like her a lot.
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Phenomenal backdrop? Check. Backs bared to the camera? Check. Oh, and bathing suit tops in hand, as proof of your liberation from them? That would also be a check in this instance, which just takes it to a whole new level.
We love the overjoyed reactions that are visible, even from behind, and although we're a bit scared just looking at them on that cliff, they don't seem bothered by the whole "falling off a cliff into the sea" factor. Nope, they seem happy as clams.
Everything about this photo is perfect. You can almost feel how calm and relaxed that early morning sunrise is, especially from out there on that surfboard. The deep, warm colors, the overjoyed reaction; it all works so well.
Even the pose is fitting, with the enthusiasm creating a beautiful contrast to the stillness of the backdrop. It's as though she's saying "Hands to the sky, ladies. Let's do this." Let's do this indeed. Let the topless touring commence.