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Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Hypnotic Romance

Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away! Grab your date and head over to one of these romantic spots on the Destination Guide

 

 

 

 

 

Or skip the romance and take your date to one of the fun festivals and live performances this weekend!

 

 

 

And if you don’t have a date yet, get more info about these dating apps and agencies in Second Life!

 

 

Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

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Second Life Destinations - Kawaii City


Destination Guide

Take a trip to Kawaii City, a cyberpunk metropolis where you can gaze at skyscrapers while relaxing at the cafe.

Builder and owner of Kawaii City, Naru Darkwatch, shares her inspiration for this photogenic destination:

“Somebody asked me what inspired me to build Kawaii City. To answer that question, I must explain some of the background I have had in my Second Life journey. 

I joined this fantastic world because of the roleplaying environment and the freedom it gave you to create a character almost 100%, just as you want it to be. But as Real Life took more and more of my time, I came to SL more for the friends, music, and to relax with a little building; it started with Kawaii Café so we could all have coffee in the mornings before work and not get yelled at by a GM because we were not all in character. 

Little by little, a city began to take form as more land became available to buy. The cafe and city have always been open to the public as I wanted to make a home for those who did not have a place to go, where you could be who you wanted to be but still be in a cyberpunk environment and not be forced to roleplay all the time. 

Eventually, it took some convincing from friends to list it in the destination guide as I’m quite critical of my creations, but many said I should, so now it’s there. 

Many have asked if I will open it up for RP, but my goal for the city is to keep on building it, improving it, and not to set up rules on who can visit and what to do there.”

If you’re looking for a cyberpunk destination to explore without roleplay requirements and other restrictions, teleport over to Kawaii City now.

Video Production by Draxtor Despres

Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Wild Pack Space Adventure Amusement Park

Take an immersive trip into cyberspace this weekend and experience adrenaline-pumping rollercoaster rides at the many amusement parks in Second Life!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or if you're looking to party this weekend...

Drop by The Wastelands for their 16th-anniversary celebrations running from January 20th to 22nd with music, games, combat, stories, trading, roleplay, movies, game shows, and more! More info on their Twitter.

 

The party also continues at the SmokeFest Music Festival every Saturday for the whole month of January. Check their Facebook page for more info.

 

Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

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Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Warehouse 21

Get ready for non-stop partying this weekend at these popular and newcomer-friendly Music Clubs and Festivals in Second Life! Find even more parties in the Music Category on the Destination Guide and our Community Events page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

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Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Cloud Edge

Get rid of the winter blues and have your virtual camera ready as you explore these photogenic destinations in Second Life this weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

 

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Second Life Destinations - Butter


Destination Guide

Start your 2023 by enjoying the sea breeze at Butter in Second Life, a rustic little seaside town where you can relax on the beach or add some adventure to the new year by going camping, hiking, or more!

Owner of Butter, Mona Molinaxil, shares her motivation for creating it:

“My motivation for Butter is watching other people's creations and then feeling an urge to actually create something myself.

I started adding all the things I like in the region first: Food, puppies, coffee, good music, dances, clutter, and rustic buildings. All with a bit of quirk to it. 

Butter is by no means a finished project. Things are always changing. New items are added, and areas that I get tired of or don’t like are changed. Being limited by LI limits forces some choices to be made. And that is not a bad thing, really.

If you want something new, you might have to remove something old. 

Currently, a part of the region is closed off for construction. One day it will be and it will be open to the public again.

I did not want private homes or rentals on Butter, because one of the most annoying things I know when exploring SL is to run into ban lines and being kicked out by security systems. I wanted furnished and decorated houses where people could hang out and explore without feeling like they are trespassing.

And by the way: visitors can change the music stream and group members can rez their photo props.

Basically, Butter is made to be a place where I would like to hang out myself. I just hope other people like it too.”

When asked what Second Life means to her, Mona says:

“I have been in SL for many many years. I did leave at some point but came back (Who was I kidding? I have made great friends and I have always been creating something.)

I want my SL to be relaxing and fun, not a chore. SL is where I can escape, relax and do some low-key socializing when I have free time, like going to live concerts or special events around the grid.

With a full-time job, I have never had the time and energy to learn how to make my own mesh but creativity is one of the big perks in SL for me. And I can still be very creative by designing regions like Butter.

Both the opportunity to create something of my own and watching other people create things, and getting inspired by them, that is what SL means to me.

There is something for everyone out there.”

The start of a new year is a time of new beginnings, so why not take some time to check out Butter in Second Life?

Video Production by Draxtor Despres

Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Under the Northern Lights

Make the most of this festive season at incredible winter destinations in Second Life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And stop by for a snowball showdown on Monday!

 

Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

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Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Where our Journey begins - Snowtide

We're only in mid-November and the snow has already started to hit the Second Life streets. We've dusted off our Winter Attractions category so take some time to explore some of these sparkling snow-covered destinations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

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Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: The Deep Woods

Don your best elven look and explore these fantasy destinations full of magic and adventure. Find even more in the Adventure & Fantasy category.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

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Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Halloween Shop & Hop - Snapdragon Region

Halloween is fast approaching, are you prepped for the season? Explore our Featured Events category for a full list of Halloween-themed shopping events, pick up some spooky decor and fun costumes, and go trick-or-treating at all the haunted destinations! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

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Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Nightmare in New Orleans (Opening on October 2nd)

Halloween season officially starts tomorrow and we have already dusted off the Haunted Category for you!

There are a couple of events and one destination that are opening this weekend that I wanted to highlight:

  • Rock Your Rack 2022 - The 10th Annual Rock Your Rack Event runs from October 1-16 and raises funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Find it under Featured Events starting October 1st!
  • Out Shop Cancer 2022 - Out Shop Cancer is a shopping event and grid-wide hunt running from October 1- 31 benefitting the American Cancer Society. Find it under Featured Events starting October 1st!
  • Nightmare in New Orleans - A new haunted and realistic destination of virtual New Orleans, in a post-apocalyptic and dystopic environment. It is incredibly well done and opens to the public on October 2nd. Find it in Editors Picks starting then!

Numerous haunted destinations are already up and running so if you want to get started on your scares tonight, check out the Haunted category. Keep an eye on this category as we continue to add more to it throughout the month of October! Here are just a few from the list:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

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Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: The Nature Collective

Yesterday was the first day of Fall and the virtual leaves in the metaverse have also changed colors. On September 9th I shared some Autumn-themed destinations, now you can explore even more that celebrate the rich colors of Autumn!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We're also starting to dust off our Haunted category for the upcoming Halloween season and here are some Fall-themed destinations that may have some spooky elements to them.

 

 

Look out for more haunted destinations all throughout the month of October!

Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

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Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Palazzo Park

Looking to connect on voice with other Second Life Residents from around the world? Check out these casual chat hot spots and hangouts that have voice enabled!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not interested in voice but want to connect via text chat? Check out the following three categories for more hangouts and popular places:

 

Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

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Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Sainte Rose Sur Mer

Autumn has arrived in Second Life! Grab a jacket and explore these photogenic destinations where the leaves are changing, the rain is flooding the region, and the smell of pumpkin spice lingers in the air.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

Connect with Second Life on Social Media:
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Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Healing Muse

September is Self Care Awareness Month, take a moment to explore these destinations that offer opportunities for healing through meditation, reflection, support groups, and more. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find more supportive communities and spiritual destinations in the following two categories:

Be mindful and take care of yourself. ❤️ 

 

For more exploration ideas, check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

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Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Storybook

Add a little magic to your Second Life and escape to fantasy-themed destinations where fairy tales come to life! Find even more in the Adventure & Fantasy category.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

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Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Otter Lake

Get in tune with Mother Earth and explore destinations that celebrate nature in Second Life! Find even more in the Nature & Parks category.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

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Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Vitali's Restaurant

Take a break from the grind and enjoy the romantic atmosphere at one of the many restaurants and bars in Second Life this weekend. Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

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Strawberry Linden

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Art by Mistero Hifeng at Artsville

Second Life is home to some of the best Digital Artists of our time, and you can see their work scattered throughout the many Art Galleries and Exhibits across the grid. Here is a small selection of galleries that you can explore this weekend; find even more in the Art category on the Destination Guide

Artsville, a collaborative effort between ValiumSL and Art Korner, is one of the newest galleries on this list and already has many exhibits featuring all forms of art.

 

The GBTH Project has been around for many years and boasts some of the most thought-provoking art by a number of talented artists. Colonia 2.0 is one of their exhibits that features 16 different artists and 3 of them spoke about their work on a new podcast from GBTH

 

At SLEA you will find 9 regions of creative art to be inspired by. Not only that, but they also have a Sandbox where you can freely create your own virtual art as well as a MusicLab for those that want to deepen their musical experience.

 

I also wanted to share a few of my favorite artists in Second Life. Their work is absolutely incredible and a testament to the creativity of the human mind: Bryn Oh, Cica Ghost, Mistero Hifeng, and AM Radio.

 

 

 

 

Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

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Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Joyful

The weekend is officially here! Teleport to one of the many Amusement Parks in Second Life and ride a rollercoaster, crash at the bumper cars, or hit that water slide for some summertime fun! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

Connect with Second Life on Social Media:
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Linden Lab

Second Life Destinations - Shamatha


Destination Guide

Find your inner calm at Shamatha in Second Life, a Buddhist-inspired virtual healing retreat, full of peaceful nooks and crannies and inspiring open spaces, welcoming you to discover your inner center.

A practicing Buddhist herself, owner Aire Xaris feels that mindfulness is something the world can use a little more of and she wanted to create a space where Residents could find some peace or tranquility. 

“It is my Zen to create these scenes”, Aire says and adds that “if this place encourages someone to feel less anxious, or angry or sad by visiting, then it is worth it. What is so funny is that it took me so long to find out what it actually was that brings me the most joy out of playing with these digital crayons that Philip Rosedale gave us back in 2003.”

Aire expands on the name she gave her region, Shamatha: “It literally means to stop and I really like it when people tell me that they've been inspired to look into meditation, or that they fell asleep while sitting up in the big moon sleepscape I built.”

This serene region is a place of wonder. The magnificent structures that dot the landscape provide a sense of peace for those who wander its paths.

Video Production by Draxtor Despres

Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Bodega Bay

Summer is in full swing and virtual beaches in Second Life are unbeatable in the metaverse! Grab some swimwear and teleport to these sunny spots, or check out a full list in the Beaches category on the Destination Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

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Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: India at Island of Jahesa

Grab your virtual camera and explore these photogenic spots in Second Life this weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

Connect with Second Life on Social Media:
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Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Zen at Astoria

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. If you're struggling, know that you are not alone. I wanted to highlight some destinations that offer support within the Second Life community and a place to find your inner peace because everyone deserves the opportunity to reflect on their mental health in a safe and meaningful way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide!

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. Learn more about the Destination Guide criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, and increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots!

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Strawberry Linden

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It’s hard to believe that Second Life’s 19th birthday is around the corner. Over the years, I have continued to enjoy discovering new and interesting places to explore across the grid. However, I also appreciate looking back at some of the OG destinations that have left a lasting impression. Their longevity is a testament to the value of creation in SL, and you should absolutely check them out!

Using the Second Life Origins category on the Destination Guide, revisit some of the earliest and historically significant locations and landmarks in Second Life. Here are just some of my favorites.