"Hey guys, today I went out for another road trip, this time I visited Mainland on Heterocera Route 2. A lot of you may dismiss Mainland thinking it doesn't really have anything to see, but as you'll see here, there are a lot of interesting places to discover be it by foot, car, plane, or even a boat. So, let's go!" Read more on the blog.
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"This first show of the new Designing Worlds season is one we’ve been looking forward to for quite some time. We’re visiting the brand-new, just-opened regions of the Second Life Endowment for the Arts – the SLEA. It’s the new initiative by Linden Lab and Second Life residents to give artists a place to create, display, share, learn, and teach." Read more on the blog.
"In the before times, I spent a lot of time in the Middle East, both for work and on vacation. Now, with the pandemic making travel largely impossible, I'd been actively looking for a Middle East themed holiday and resort experience in Second Life. Unfortunately the one I'd previously found didn't work for me." Read more on the blog.
"The Kidaka Resort is an African safari themed resort from the creators of the (now closed) Lotus Palace. It features a low rise hotel / safari lodge set against a beach, and a larger savanna area where you’ll find elephants, lions and other wildlife." Read more on the blog.
"Yes, you read that right: Pondering Eggs. In a valley. That is where I spent my Monday night and it was lovely! The Valley of the Pondering Eggs (A) is an installation by Num Bing-Howlett and Clifton Howlett, the creators of the Empire of Dreaming Books a while ago." Read more on the blog.
"Imagine living in a five star hotel, and having constant access to the bars, restaurant, spa and pool. You might not want to do it all the time, but for a month or two it would be pretty great. Unfortunately in RL, extended luxury hotel stays are the preserve of film stars and business tycoons, but out of the reach of us mere mortals. Not so in Second Life however, where it’s not only possible, but often cheaper than renting a house or skybox." Read more on the blog.
"I know 2020 changed all of our lives in so many ways. From wearing masks and isolating to learning and working virtually. One thing that has not changed is Second Life. It is still here and better than ever. Many people from the past logged back on to see if we are still here and yes we are. If you are thinking of logging into Second Life here is a great place to start. The Retreat and the Retreat Gallery. I created some new art inspired by Covid. No worries you will be safe here and no mask is really required unless you want to wear one." Read more on the blog.
"Designing Worlds episode DW428 is now on the web. In it, we take a look back at a few of the seasonal tales from the city-state of New Babbage that we’ve presented on Designing Worlds over the past few years." Read more on the blog.
"I came across a new Second Life destination while doing one of the Drivers of SL grid drives. If you have done one of these, they are essentially Second Life road trips, led by a really cool GPS navigator that takes you around different mainland regions. The grid drives usually have a theme or some sort of role play component. A lot even integrat GTFO, a freight delivery game in Second Life. This particular drive was all about winter sports. While I may have tired out pretty quickly, I was more than relieved to come across a bookstore/coffee shop that made the entire drive worth it." Read more on the blog.
"A January 12th, 2021 Destination Guide blog post by Linden Lab reminded me that it has been seven-and-a-half years since my first – and up until now, only – visit to the remarkable David Rumsey Maps in Second Life (see: If maps are your thing, Rumsey’s the king!). A length of time that marks a return visit as long overdue, so I decided to jump over and renew my own acquaintance with the four-region facility." Read more on the blog.
"This guest review of MAEVA Bora Bora comes from Caitlin Tobias. Caitlin is the blogger manager for Dutchie Designs, as well as maintaining an excellent blog in her own right... Just before the holidays really started, my friend Huckleberry Hax and I went away for a weekend trip in Second Life to a tropical and sunny destination, Maeva Bora Bora, for the SL Hotel Inspector." Read more on the blog.
"It’s time to highlight another week of storytelling in Voice by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s home in Nowhereville, unless otherwise indicated. Note that the schedule below may be subject to change during the week, please refer to the Seanchai Library website for the latest information through the week." Read more on the blog.
"Join us throughout the day in London City on Wednesday for the Inauguration of the 46th President of the United States of America." Read more on the blog.
"I found Sindaria via a Scoop.it article that led me through to a Blog post about the Cyberpunk area of Sindaria. At the time of writing my previous post on Sindaria, I hadn’t fully read the said blog post, for which I owe the author an apology for seeming rather dismissive of it,when that wasn’t my intention. Anyway onto my visit to this city. Obviously this time I took the other teleport doorway, the one lit with neon." Read more on the blog.
"Many people enjoy exploring Mainland using the YavaPods. The pods have been in use for over 10 years. I have always had a heart for mainland, and the pod tours are a really fun way to explore. I live on mainland next to a Linden road so I often see Yavapods going by." Read more on the blog.
"For the month of January 2021 there is a special Lavender Lake Air Balloon Festival happening in Second Life spread over four regions which sounds very exciting and fun." Read more on the blog.
"The SS Galaxy is a three sim, 32,000 prim cruise ship and floating hotel. Or at least it was until May 2015, when you were able to book suites and rooms." Read more on the blog.
"The Oasis is a beach resort that models itself after Broome, Western Australia - a real place. It is owned by ReLUX Vacations, which also owns the Aurora Ski Resort" Read more on the blog.
"The Aurora Ski Retreat is a Canadian style winter resort, run by the same team behind the beach themed Oasis. I booked both together, and my partner Muti and myself visited on consecutive weekends." Read more on the blog.
"Lets talk about exploring specifically mainland SL grid. My new idea is to feature a series of really cool spots of mainland that people may not know about. Gems, if you will. I have always had a heart for mainland, and the pod tours really got me excited about it again. I want to see everything!" Read more on the blog.
"A beautiful Viking/Scandinavian theme location that has a wonderfully cold wintery atmosphere to it. It looked great when I arrived and started taking my snapshots, then I remembered to turn on Shared Environment setting and wow, the place took on a whole new feel." Read more on the blog.
"While my country is in lockdown and now also has a curfew till at least 9 february, it’s a good thing we are able to travel the world in Second Life. I’ve done this for the past 13 years anyway, so in all fairness I do not feel all that much different with all the restrictions we have, to stop the spread of the coronavirus." Read more on the blog.
"It's time for a Love-In at London City, where that special person you've had your eye on, could be wooed with candy and flowers, and a dinner and dance. Through February join us for romantic themed concerts and events and keep an eye out for the Love Machine, which will find you a perfect match!" Read more on the blog.
"Taking your significant other to New York or the Maldives for Valentine’s Day would most likely cost you thousands of dollars or euros. And thanks to the pandemic it’s also not even an option for most of us.
Not so in Second Life, which has a great selection of hotels and resorts complete with five star service, luxury suites, amazing swimming pools, high end restaurants and pristine beaches. And all that for less than the price of latte and sandwich from your local coffee shop,
As a result, here’s my pick for Valentine’s Day hotels. These will of course also work for any other romantic break you might have planned throughout the year."