"With the opening on the Alpine theme homes (see: Lab announces Linden Homes Chalet Theme released), Satori and all points north (including Blake Sea and Second Norway) have directly connected to Jeogeot and Sansara (and points north) via Bellisseria. This set me wondering what it would be like to complete an “epic voyage” by either boat or aircraft (or possibly both, and perhaps even with a land vehicle or two) through all or some of the connected lands." Read more on the blog.
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"That is correct. The Mumbling Goat Basement is a nice hangout for live musicians in Second Life. It is a cozy place and the performances are super cool." Read more on the blog.
"La Croisette is a famous beach front promenade in Cannes, France, which includes a number of hotels - most notably the Hyatt owned Le Martinez. A version of both the promenade and the Martinez hotel have now been recreated in Second Life. I went to stay on the day after it opened. My conclusion is that the destination as a whole is well worth a visit, but I'm less convinced about the hotel." Read more on the blog.
"The ONSR will bring us to our starting point for exploring the Alpine Routes in the Snowlands, a subcontinent at Sansara. We will pass by Chalet Linden and various other points of interest. To top it all off, we will test our skills to raft through rapids on the fjord before we finish our tour at the Winter Cove Community." Read more on the blog.
"As yet another experiment in virtual cinematography (and as a nice way to relax), here is a leisurely, 360-degree panning shot that I did while floating in Second Life's Blake Sea—with my draw distance cranked up to 600 meters. The EEP Sky preset that I used while filming was [TOR] HORROR - Bloody moon. I also tweaked things a bit in my video editor, mainly in order to reduce color banding and to make the sky feel a little more vibrant, and a little less grim, than the name of that aforementioned preset would suggest." Click to watch the video on YouTube.
"Good old mainland in Second Life holds some precious jewels — and Hiraya Township, located in Heterocera Atoll, is one of those invaluable gems. With different areas for visitors to enjoy, it occupies the entire region of Bedstraw and extends into some neighboring sims. Although it is mainly designed as a Japanese urban zone, the place nicely articulates with parks, natural areas and adjacent initiatives which include even a space station for those who want to venture into outer space." Read more on the blog.
"Back in October when I started this website, I just missed out on a number of Second Life Hotels, which had closed for the Winter season. One of those was the Royal Bali Resort, which from the website, looked amazing. At the time, Royal Bali's owners transferred the reception and spa area onto a much smaller plot of land in a sailable sim, and kept that part open for visitors." Read more on the blog.
"On the official SL Wiki site, the history about the Okemo, Nakiska and Southern Railway (ONSR) is pretty clipped: "ONSR was initially a private build, mostly built by Veronica Quackenbush. She acquired the right of way through several sims over several years. Kitto Flora scripted the cars and switches in Smithers Sim for her. Later, Kitto Flora was temporarily commissioned by Linden Lab to build the extension of the ONSR to the Wengen Sim."" Read more on the blog.
"The Le Manoir de Provence is a French themed and owned hotel, with largely French speaking guests and residents. It's in two chateau type buildings, with gardens, a small beach promenade and extensive facilities, which are open to the public." Read more on the blog.
"Beira da Ribeira, by RioSisco Productions, mixes one of the most interesting promises of Second Life – the one of taking its residents into amazing journeys – with the idea of using the platform for reflecting on present and momentous questions, such as the place of the Amazon rainforest in our days. And it does so by presenting us a scenery which is, by the mere placement of its elements, already full of stories, narratives or statements." Read more on the blog.
"We are going to revisit Campbell Coast since a lot of people have been asking about it." Read more on the blog.
"The Grand Hotel San Esteban is one of those places in Second Life that more people should visit, but remains largely undiscovered. In the ten or so visits I made there as part of this review, I only once saw someone else." Read more on the blog.
"The group The Great Little Trains of SL unites three narrow-gauge railways and their fans. Each of them has its own environment, its own creator, its own charm. Each is crafted with love and care. — Here I introduce you Dreamshire Railway!" Read more on the blog.
"Depending on where you are in the world, your local weather is gradually approaching summer or winter. For some of you, it is saying goodbye to snow or hello to snow and the weather that comes with it. Some of you will be saying, “OMG, No more snow! I’m tired of the snow!”, while some of you will be looking for that snowy escape." Read more on the blog.
"London City celebrates all things Irish. The biggest party event so far this year, with a season of special concerts around the theme of St. Patricks Day." Read more on the blog.
"I was reading this months Focus Magazine when I realized they had a photo competition. I decided to do more than just blog my sponsor photos and go try to capture some landscaping. I headed over to the Lost Unicorn Rentals and took this stunning photo." Read more on the blog.
"Hey guys welcome back! Ok this video going to be SERIOUS... I want to help inspire change in rl or virtual.. Please check out the Virtual Black History Museum" Click to watch video on YouTube.
"There are a number of excellent vacation resorts in Second Life, where you book in advance and get a group tag on check in. Unfortunately there are far fewer hotels I've been able to recommend that look and feel like their RL equivalents, and where just like in RL you can meet people at the bar or restaurant even if you are not staying there." Read more on the blog.
"Today I am visiting the destination called Where our Journey Begins. Spring is coming and the blooms are just starting...come with me and visit here" Click to watch the video on YouTube.
"Via Nodoka Hanamura, this week's virtual world location gracing New World Notes' banner is Hiraya Village in Second Life, a community based around a highly-detailed recreation of modern urban cityscapes of Japan." Read more on the blog.
"Not everyone was here in the years of Second Life's infancy. Before sculpts, before mesh, before Windlight. In many ways -- for those of us that were here -- it was the best of times. Yes, we frequently ended up with shoes and hair in our crotches when teleporting and yes the grid did shut down purposefully for updates each week, but it was arguably the most creative times in SL history." Read more on the blog.
"Winter Slavic Rebirth, a winter wonderland steeped in Russian myths and legends, officially opened on SLEA’s Region 1 January 1st 2021. Due to close February 28th, this review is a celebration of the incredible achievement of the Winter Slavic Rebirth team and a last chance call to appreciate the beauty of this creation before the region is handed over to the next grant artist, Suzen Juel." Read more on the blog.
"I started to landmark hop and landed on some stunning rental sims, sadly we’re almost outta luck if we want to rent any of the homes spread over ten sims as I could only see two actual vacancies and two which were soon to be vacant but I suspect as soon as a vacancy comes up it’s snapped up." Read more on the blog.
"The other week I explored Planet Idun, a Sci Fi jungle planet. Great for free form roleplay and photography. I took some pretty pics (if I may say so) and planned to return for some more exploring and information for a blogpost. So I did tonight, alas the region is closed, open only to certain groups." Read more on the blog.
"Thanks to the suggestion of Jarla Capalini, a photographer I think is excellent in the panorama of SL bloggers, I had the pleasure to know Skrunda 2, a new destination with a post-apocalyptic/grunge style." Read more on the blog.