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  1. Pictured: Peaceful Moments - Sanity Looking for something to do over the weekend? Scope out some of these activities with your friends. Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide! Are you interested in some roleplaying? Hit up The Wastelands, which we featured earlier this week on Spotlight. They are a post-apocalyptic community celebrating 15 years in Second Life this weekend. Their schedule of events is bursting with all sorts of live music, DJ sets, combat & sports, roleplay sessions, giveaways, storytelling, and more! Visit for 3 days of activities this weekend! The Wastelands The Wastelands is a post-apocalyptic community almost as old as Second Life itself. Despite their frightening outward appearances, their friendly and outgoing community is the core reason they've lasted so long. Whether you want to role-play, hang out and chat, or play the mini-mmo games they have; everything is free, and opt-in at your own pace. It is also a photo-friendly destination! Learn more at press.the-wastelands.org Visit in Second Life Do you prefer more fantasy roleplaying games? You might want to see The Thought Spike, a new RPG destination. The Thought Spike The Thought Spike is a high fantasy roleplay game. Denizens of the Underdark: Elf, Gnome, Drow, Kobold, Goblinoid, Orc, Dwarf, fey fae, dragon, merfolk, and any other subterranean high fantasy race, are welcome in to join! Visit in Second Life Perhaps you'd like to play a shooting game, do some quests, or pick up a passport and get it stamped as you travel the grid? Explore some of these Gaming destinations! The Gridberts The Gridberts is a fun shooting game in Second Life. Play alone or compete with your friends. Make points by shooting the Gridberts, other players or by collecting diamonds and coins. Solve riddles and quests and check out the huge 64x64m maze. The best three players win money every day! Visit in Second Life Escapades Adventures Escapades Adventures is a selection of free-to-play quests to enjoy on your own or with friends. With adventures ranging from searching for Crystal Skulls, to hunting ghosts and rescuing Eggs from a Dragon. Each quest rewarding players with a momentum of their adventure. The aim was to give Second Life users fun experiences that are simple, casual, and fun. New Quests will be added over time! Visit in Second Life Forever Tourist - Passport Game Forever Tourist is a virtual stamp collection game designed to encourage travel inside the virtual world of Second Life. In addition to collecting custom stamps for your personal passport, some participating locations may offer free gifts for passport holders! More info here: operationmainland.com/forever-tourist Visit in Second Life Do virtual roller coasters, bumper cars, and ferris wheels bring back fun childhood memories? Hit up these amusement parks! Astralia x Hello Kitty Theme Park Visit the Hello Kitty theme park by Astralia in Second Life. With three regions of fun, you can play interactive games and shop. Details on astraliaworld.com Visit in Second Life MadPea Leveraging the development capability and social interaction of Virtual Worlds, MadPea Productions constantly seeks to create games that are beyond anything currently out there. Encompassing a talented crew of designers, writers, developers, and artists from all around the world, MadPea is creating a premier line of games based around original mysteries. MadPea strives to provide experiences that are as immersive and thrilling as absolutely possible within the parameters. More info at madpeagames.com Visit in Second Life Do you love the water and want to try out virtual surfing, diving, or sailing? Teleport over to these water sports destinations! Kanaloa Surf Beach Explore with friends or loved ones at Kanaloa Beach, a surfing and marine sports spot in Second Life. Visit in Second Life The Dive Shop The most realistic underwater environment and scuba simulation in Second Life; home to RL PADI diver training. Five beautiful, geographically themed shorelines drop to depths of 50 meters offering divers and free snorkelers an underwater tour around the world in a photogenic wonderland. Enjoy amazing hangouts in this newcomer-friendly region. Visit in Second Life Tradewinds Yacht Club Featuring an active community of sailors and sailboat builders, Tradewinds offers weekly races and cruises, provides free boat building kits, and holds regular boat shows for the sailing community in Second Life. Visit in Second Life Are you more of a party animal and would rather go dancing in a crowded room with other music lovers? Peak Lounge is one of the most popular places in Second Life. We featured it a few weeks ago alongside other popular clubs that have DJs playing 24/7. You can also check out the Music category for even more clubs with all kinds of themes and live music events! Peak Lounge Peak Lounge was established in 2014. They have been providing a fun and relaxed place for Residents that enjoy music and dancing. Peace, love, and music is their motto! There are live DJs from all over the world playing a variety of music from different genres. Come by and make new friends! Visit in Second Life Or perhaps you'd like to do some quiet reflection and meditate this weekend? Enjoy the soothing nature sounds at Peaceful Moments, meditate, and find peace. Peaceful Moments - Sanity Go on a journey to find yourself and maybe heal your mind. Meditate and find peace. Set to the shared environment, turn the stream on for a while, and listen to the ambient and nature sounds. From the entry point, follow alongside the train and then figure out your path from there. Look for the teleporters to take you places you might have missed. (A work in progress.) Peace and love to you. Visit in Second Life Have a wonderful weekend! 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. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide guidelines for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | TikTok | LinkedIn
  2. Pictured: Fantasy Community Center Happy new year and welcome to the first Second Life Destination Guide highlights post for 2022! I thought for the new year since people are just wrapping up the winter attractions, I'd focus on some of the Linden Lab maintained destinations on the guide. We even have a new category for them called Linden Destinations. We've slowly been adding all the different areas that the moles have been working on, including the community areas around the Linden Home regions in Bellisseria. They are all open to the public, even if you are not a Bellisseria Resident. You can also head over to Portal Park and complete some of the quests and find new games and adventures! Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide! Fantasy Community Center This public community center is for the Bellisseria Fantasy Homes regions. Surrounded by lush landscaping, this masterpiece of design is a feast for the eyes. Visit in Second Life Campwich Lodge Campwich Lodge is a public community center for the Camper Linden Homes regions. Located in a secluded rural area, this lodge has many places to hang out, relax and socialize with others. It is right across from Campwich Station, another public community area where you can rez your locomotives on the rails in designated rezz zones and drive them through the park. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful landscaping and the calming waterfalls. Visit in Second Life Die Betrunken Maus (The Drunken Mouse) Die Betrunken Maus is the crown jewel of the Bellisseria Chalet regions. Virtual beer is on tap 24/7 and last call is at never o'clock. Set in the peaks along a winding river, this alpine-style inn serves the public for meetups and socializing. Visit in Second Life Randelsham Treehouse Randelsham Treehouse is the community center for the Bellisseria Log Homes regions. Surrounded by stunning natural scenery this treehouse has lots of seating including hanging chairs on the balcony and a large separate deck with even more seating. There is also a ridable bubble rezzer to float around the area, a rez zone on the water, several zip lines, and a train depot next to the SLRR. Hang out, explore, and make new friends! Visit in Second Life Java Sprockets Grab a cup of fresh coffee or a bite to eat at Java Sprockets, a beachside coffee shop. Out front is a Rez Zone where you can pick up a free bicycle and enjoy a ride around Bellisseria. Everyone is welcome and everything is free! Java Sprockets is a community area in Bellisseria that offers all a place to hang out and chat. Visit in Second Life Portal Park 1 The Portal Park is your launching pad to several great experiences in Second Life. Start here for easy access portals that will teleport you to Winter Wonderland, The Cornfield, The Wilderness, Linden Realms and more! Visit in Second Life 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. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide guidelines for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | TikTok | LinkedIn
  3. Pictured: The Outer Garden This will be the final Destination Guide highlights post for this year. I hope to continue them in the new year, with weekly updates on what's new on the Second Life Destination Guide. In the year 2022, we hope to give the Destination Guide a much-needed facelift and possibly a few other changes, which I am really looking forward to! So far this December we've shared many different winter-themed destinations in videos and blog posts. In this final blog post, I am going to share a few more of my favorites that I don't believe have been featured as of yet. Don't forget to check out the full Winter Attractions category as we have over 100 destinations waiting for you to explore! Have a safe and special holiday season with your loved ones in both the physical and virtual worlds! The Outer Garden The Outer Garden is a place where love is hiding. The landing point is filled with happiness where the romantic atmosphere and pale lights surround you, which would make your time with friends and lovers special. Also, the mirror standing at the landing point will take you to some other gardens, where you can enjoy walking and taking pictures. You will have a sweet time in this brilliant season, the RoseGarden, and pale lights. Visit in Second Life North Pole - A Beautiful Christmas Escape Discover the forest and dive into a magical winter wonderland with hidden secrets. Strap on your skates or take a relaxing horse ride in the snow. Enjoy the romantic atmosphere and cuddle or dance with your loved ones or perhaps take pictures together. This place impresses with true winter nature, instead of just background scenes. Visit in Second Life Snowdrops Snowdrops is a family-friendly photogenic winter destination with many activities for the whole family! Visit the festive market, venture out on the ski slopes, go ice skating, ride Teegle horses, go snowboarding, play mini-golf, and visit the Christmas workshop. There are also many free festive gifts available from many fantastic designers. Come celebrate the season at Snowdrops! Visit in Second Life Snowhaven Winter has arrived at the Bellisseria Fairgrounds! Snowhaven returns to welcome the Second Life community to a rustic winter retreat until December 29th. Walk across the bridge to explore the trails and find hidden areas. Enjoy winter activities using the provided equipment or bring your own. The large red ornaments are teleporters. Come visit and have fun! Visit in Second Life The Glass Slipper The Glass Slipper (TGS) is an elegant, romantic location that offers ballroom dancing and so much more. There are two free-to-use wedding venues, carriage rides, boat rides, live vendors, and beautiful photogenic spots. Catering to both couples and singles, The Glass Slipper is a friendly, fun PG atmosphere to spend some time in. Visit in Second Life Dreamz Express The Dreamz Express has arrived! Relive the magic of this classic holiday story with your family on a real train. Do you believe? Visit Toy Land, the North Pole, and Meet Santa and his helpers! Visit in Second Life Cozy Corner with Egnog the Winter Troll A Cozy Corner during the holiday season. Relax with a mug of hot cocoa, grab some skates for a bit of skating or browse the exclusive little craft market before venturing through the magic portal to find Egnog the Winter Troll. If you have been good he will give you free gifts when his tummy is rubbed. Grab your chance before Egnog disappears on New Years Day! Visit in Second Life 'Tis The Season 'Tis The Season at this Winter Wonderland at Moochie for all things festive this winter. Old fashioned snowy sleigh rides, hot cocoa at the outdoor Christmas market, ice-skating on the frozen lake, visit Mrs. Claus' Christmas tree lot, or just get lost pressing through the snow. If you're in need of rest after exploring, make your way to the Christmas campfire, sit back beneath the stars, and enjoy a storytelling classic. Visit in Second Life Let it Snow! A Winter Wonderland A snowy, winter setting for dancing and romancing. Come and explore, dance, ice-skate, take photographs, or just hang out. Everyone is welcome! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Visit in Second Life Winter Hollow Winter Hollow includes a full region of vintage winter holiday peace. Take the horse-drawn sleigh tours (aerial or ground-based) of the Hollow, ride the pony ride for weekly gifts, or stop by for one of the skating events. Explore the caves and Winterley Manor, fully decorated for the season! Visit in Second Life A Seanchai Winter Holiday Cozy nooks to curl up with a good book, a meeting place for friends to chat or play games, enjoy Christmas videos, go ice skating, ride the trains and carousel, or have a snowball fight. Enjoy two levels of holiday cheer, inspired by fantasy and good company, and special seasonal story events. Visit in Second Life 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. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
  4. Enjoy next level watch parties in SL with the new Film Threat virtual cinema experience! “We’re amazed at how Linden Lab was able to bring the spirit of Film Threat to life in this virtual space and thrilled that we’ll be able to conduct screenings and other special events in a whole new way,” says Chris Gore, founder of Film Threat. “It’s our hope to grow this venue and events to engage with Film Threat and indie film fans around the world.” Film Threat is the leading independent film news and review site, offering the scoop on the latest releases as well as curated picks from past decades. Inspired by theaters and film festivals from the physical world, this two-story virtual cinema venue offers a unique and immersive way to experience movies. The space was first revealed back in July for Kickstarter backers of Gore’s upcoming Attack of the Doc documentary as part of an exclusive sneak peek. This region offers food trucks, sleek cafes, and modern lounges to house insightful discussions amongst Residents. Additionally, Film Threat-branded exclusive collectible merchandise can be found at booths throughout the venue. Once a month, Gore will host virtual panels with leading filmmakers, actors, and Film Threat critics. The first upcoming event is on October 28th from 11AM to 2PM PT. Featuring Corona Zombies, this maniacal zombie exploitation gets a contemporary update. The Film Threat founder will be joined by co-producer Bill Butler, and cast members Cody Renee Cameron, Alex Skuby, and Robin Sydney. The next two events scheduled will feature Insert Coin (11/18) and I am Santa Claus (12/16). There will also be collectible and exclusive film-specific virtual merchandise for each event. Mark your calendars, who knows what you’ll discover through the power of film? Video Production Credits: Draxtor Despres Film Threat Film Threat is now in Second Life! Join your friends and meet with other film lovers from around the world in the official Film Threat venue -- your ticket to virtual cinema screenings, fan meetups, and more! The founder of Film Threat, Chris Gore, will host virtual panels with leading filmmakers, actors, and Film Threat critics. The next upcoming event is on Thursday, December 16th from 11AM to 2PM PT. Featuring "I Am Santa Claus" a documentary that follows five real-bearded professional Santa Clauses! Visit in Second Life Chris Gore will also be on Lab Gab later today at 9am PT, Watch it live on YouTube, Facebook, or Twitter!
  5. It’s hard to pick where to start with all the winter fun in SL, but here's a curated selection with some behind the scenes info on what inspired these creators! Crisp Kringle is a wholesome Swedish hamlet on the Frogmore region. Creator Tolla tells us, “I wanted to create a small village deeply covered in snow with a feeling of Swedish lapland, small vintage shops, merchantiles, bakeries, coffee, mulled wine, and of course toys.” Crisp Kringle is open to all Residents, and rumor has it that you can feed carrots to Santa’s reindeer. Get cozy and treat yourself to a Fika today. Next up is Peaceful Dreams, where the rolling hills are covered in powdery snow and a soft blue glow provides an ethereal sense of wonder. Creator Vega was inspired by “That feeling of the first snowfall, when the snowflakes hit your face and it feels magical. That peaceful walk down a snowy path, with nothing but the sound of your feet crunching in the snow, and finally, that kiss you share with your loved one in a sleigh ride through the snow.” Peaceful Dreams is the perfect place for a romantic winter adventure or a quiet solo moment to appreciate beauty and creativity. Where Our Journey Begins is a photogenic wonderland offering many interactive winter activities. Experience the snow fall around you, coating the trees in soft white, and don’t miss out on the view of the glowing sky from a ski lift. Exquisitely carved gazebos and fountains give this region a rustic flair. Creator Vivian feels that “During the pandemic it is especially important to have places where one feels happy and content and {can} share these places with others, because these hard times are affecting all of us. Our place is here for people to meet and experience the holidays together.” Snowdrift has a playfully surreal tone, with a chandelier at the entrance and reindeer with ornate antlers covered in lights and ornaments. Creator Whimsy has a very special relationship with Second Life: “After a near fatal car accident resulting in traumatic brain injury ended an 18 year career, SL gave me an outlet to stay connected and meet new people while I was homebound recovering.” Whimsy is now a mixed media artist who describes SL as “a lifeline to keep my creative spirit alive,” as one can see by visiting this enchanting region that melds natural beauty with a fairy tale aesthetic. Inspire Space Park, co-owned by Delain Canucci, Jamilah "JaMee" Rossini, and Bonny Greenwood, is sort of a cultural institution. This region has been around for almost as long as SL itself, and the winter makeover will take your breath away. Cute forest critters, Ice skating, and the characteristic floating meteors are just a few of the things that make this place so special. Delain tells us, “What we did at Inspire with winter is to show people that even though we are in space, we still love to see beautiful environments. We will never change the main look of the park, but with special seasons we will decorate and try to make landscapes that leave people in awe.” This blend of science museum and winter wonderland is truly something that could only be found in SL. Jamilah has been visiting Inpsire Space Park for over 15 years, saying, “I will never forget that first time stepping into space. I was in awe at the sight I was seeing and how incredible it felt being in space, even though it was virtual… These three individuals (the original creators Earth, Raphael and Grafx, who recently passed away) came together and built a place to chill, meet others from all over the world and enjoy the music. I found home here.” Now that you have a diverse set of options to choose from, we hope to see you inworld today! Ice skating, snowboarding, skiing and more are just a click away. Video Production Credits: Draxtor Despres
  6. Pictured: A Christmas Wish On Lab Gab today, Tara Linden and I went to several different winter destinations using the Destination Guide. I thought in today's blog post I would share all the destinations we went to. You can watch today's episode of Lab Gab on YouTube. We started the show at the 2021 Shop & Hop showing off some of the goodies we picked up there. Then we headed over to the Swaginator Hunt, completed the hunt, and walked around with our Linden Bear winnings. After that, we went to Winter Wonderland and showed how to use the snow pistols so you will be all set for the Linden & Resident Snowball fight next week. Then we bounced around using the Destination Guide to different regions where we went skiing, horseback riding, and just enjoying the wonderful atmosphere of the beautiful locations, all listed in the Winter Attractions category on the Destination Guide. These are the destinations we teleported around to: Coeur Lac d'Annecy Ski Resort The Coeur Lac d'Annecy Ski Resort has two slopes for timed skiing. The scoreboard on the western slope shows your best 3 runs, while the eastern slope scoreboard tracks up to 8 skiers at a time. There is a ski lift to the summit or take the cable car in the lower lodge to the ground for cross country skiing or ice skating over 6 regions. Visit in Second Life A Christmas Wish Calas Galadhon Park celebrates its 13th SL winter with another immersive 2 region holiday build. Whether riding one of its well-loved sleigh tours through the snow-covered countryside, taking in the view from the balloon, exploring on foot or horseback, ice skating, attending a live music event at the Calas Christmas Pavilion or cuddling in one of its cozy cabins, you'll be sure to experience the magic and spirit of this special time of the year! Visit in Second Life The Rainy Cafe Winter has arrived at The Rainy Cafe and turned the rain to snow. Come inside and experience the warmth of the cafe, filled with seasonal decorations and treats, or wander outside and enjoy the snow! The Rainy Cafe in Winter is the perfect place to spend time with old friends, to meet new friends, or to just slow down and enjoy the holidays. Visit in Second Life Pour Up Winery & Vineyard Pour Up Winery & Vineyard offers many different kinds of high-quality wine. Visit and explore the winery and vineyard where you can enjoy wine tasting, help make wine, go horse-riding, ziplining or paint and sip. Sit back and enjoy the amazing scenery and great wine. This is a free self-serve role-play destination for the public. Visit in Second Life Old Town - Winterland Travel to this serene and quiet winter village high in the mountains; a place of peace and relaxation. Ride a horse in the snow, ice skate, wander about, or dance on the Winter-Sky Esplanade. The hot air balloon tours the two region span of Winterland. Bungee jump, zipline, or jetskii. You'll find lots of winter activities and romance at this picturesque location. Visit in Second Life Winter Love Valley Visit Winter Love Valley for all your winter joy and romance. Skate with your lover or friends, throw snowballs, go up the hill on ski lifts, and down with snowboards. Visit cuddle wood, and cute winter houses, or hang around with your friends and meet new ones at Winter Love Valley. Visit in Second Life We ended our show at the SL Christmas Expo where Santa Patch and his elves were setting up for their photo session! There are so many more winter attractions on the Destination Guide this season with lots of activities and opportunities for you to spend some quality time with your virtual friends and family. We're doing our best to list them as fast as we can and trying to rotate as many as we can through the Editors' Picks and Featured Events categories. Don't forget to also 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. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines, and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
  7. Pictured: Ashemi Remarkable We're halfway through November and the Winter Attractions category is already filling up with beautiful snow-covered destinations for you to explore. I'll make sure to highlight them throughout the month of December. Today I'm highlighting some newer photogenic destinations that are not winter-related. Ashemi Remarkable Ashemi returns with a highly detailed urban landscape. Mixing the past with the present and offering something of interest to those who love to explore. Get lost in the streets and alleyways or hop onto a train to admire the neon reflections that dance upon the sea. Visit the cave that sits underneath the city or simply let your mind wander as you meditate in some of the many beauty spots in and around the region. Parts of the old city can still be seen but also boasts a more modern sleek look with its club and high-class restaurant. Tucked away are many strange and bizarre surprises to make your visit an entertaining one. Welcome to Ashemi and enjoy your stay! Visit in Second Life Whitechapel Whitechapel is a Victorian-themed destination perfect for fantasy role-playing. Visit in Second Life Soul2Soul Highlands Enchanting Scottish Isle inspired by the landscape of the Inner Hebrides islands basking off the Western coast of Scotland and the charming Isle of Skye. Take a peaceful stroll and atmospheric photos at this exquisite acclaimed region. Design by Minnie Atlass. Add your images to their Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/3985845@N25 Visit in Second Life Finnygook Cove Frogmore Presents: Finnygook Cove at Mousehole! Inspired by the tales of Smuggler Silas Finn of Cornwall, Finnygook Cove is a land once bursting with the harvest of fish by day, and silks and brandy by night. Now just a memory of forgotten days, the ghost of Silas Finn returns after 200 years roaming the old port village, making a visit to the few souls still about. Visit in Second Life Skrunda-3 Reimagined Welcome to Skrunda-3, the latest iteration of the abandoned Latvian town. Decaying docks, old apartments, trams and trains, a dusty gallery, and much more, come and see for yourself. A must-see for Second Life photographers! Visit in Second Life Wild Branch Brewing Co Nestled in a secluded area of Riverbook, scattered with lush shrubbery and green foliage, the Wild Branch Brewing Co. is a first of its kind craft beer brewery experience in Second Life. Immerse yourself in rustic tranquility with luxury amenities for the perfect nature getaway. It's your time to be adventurous, be secluded, be daring, be free - this retreat lets you do all of that and more. Visit in Second Life Coven of Crows Coven of Crows is a place between worlds, ruled by crows and magical souls. This is both a place of storied journeys and a community space to gather and connect. There is an undercurrent of the mystical, a world beyond this one where crows have taken over a long-forgotten magical land. Add your images to their Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/covenofcrows Visit in Second Life The Crow City The Crow City invites you to travel, discover and explore. Enable advanced lighting, shared environment, and media to fully appreciate this immersive experience. Take a few minutes of your time to come and walk around, rest or just have fun. In any case, don't forget to take your camera and leave them a souvenir of your visit in their Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/14737635@N21 Visit 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. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
  8. Pictured: Peak Lounge This week I wanted to highlight the newly populated Popular Places category. If you are looking to socialize and make friends check out the most popular social places in Second Life according to our data! This category will only showcase places that are amongst the top most visited social places in SL and are newcomer-friendly -> so there are no scripted newbie kickers, payment info restrictions, or adult ratings. Teleport now and make some friends! The following are just 5 of the clubs listed, see the rest in the Popular Places category, which will be updated every month! Peak Lounge Peak Lounge was established in 2014. They have been providing a fun and relaxed place for Residents that enjoy music and dancing. Peace, love, and music is their motto! There are live DJs from all over the world playing a variety of music from different genres. Come by and make new friends! Visit in Second Life Exhale Dance Club EXHALE Dance Club features live mix DJs 24/7 from all around the world. There's a variety of music genres include EDM, trap, hip hop, electro, techno, house and trance. EXHALE provides music shows and special themed events including DJ battles. These DJs bring everyone together for the love of music and the social experience. Visit in Second Life Muddy's Music Cafe Muddy's Music Cafe is the place in SL where everyone knows your name. Find friends, fun, family and an old dog named Muddy at this long-lasting and popular club. Grab the little yellow Muddy's cab and head on over. Visit in Second Life Big Daddy's Rock Club Good Music, good times. Bringing music to Second Life for over a decade. Visit in Second Life FogBound Blues Looking for a club where you can hear the blues and nothing but the blues? FogBound Blues is a hangout with friendly people, knowledgeable DJs, and some of SL's finest blues music performers. Visit in Second Life If you're looking for some quiet exploration time, the Winter Attractions category is already filling up with snow-covered destinations for you to explore. Don't forget to also 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. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
  9. Pictured: Whitby - Birth of Dracula This may be the final weekend you are able to visit some of the amazing spooky locations in the Haunted category on the Destination Guide. I have featured many throughout the month and Tara Linden and I also went through a couple of haunted experiences in today's Lab Gab. Here are destinations that I haven't featured in a highlights blog post yet this year. A lot of these are closing right after Halloween, so visit soon. The remaining ones will stay in the Haunted category until they close. Happy Halloween! Whitby - Birth of Dracula Whitby is a real seaside town and port, in the northeast of England. It was here in 1890 that Bram Stoker was inspired to write his novel Dracula. The Town is now also famous for its Steampunk weekend once a year when it is overrun by the weird and wonderful. This build by Hera (zee9) is based far more on the FF Coppola Movie than the book and is nothing much at all like reality. It also has a very strong Lovecraftian feel and is sort of English Innsmouth. Visit this destination in 1880s, Victorian, Vampire, and Steampunk apparel. Enjoy and Happy Halloween! Visit in Second Life The Scarlett Hotel Welcome to DRD's first immersive game/hunt: The Scarlett Hotel! Its numerous deaths and disappearances over the years have made this hotel infamous for its hauntings. Many ghostly sightings, paranormal encounters, and mysterious sounds and music have plagued the hotel since its opening. Will you be brave enough to visit? More info at: deathrowdesignsres.wixsite.com/website/the-scarlett-hotel-hunt Visit in Second Life What's Lost Spirits Come explore a region of lost dreams, an ongoing project based on a series of vivid nightmares. For more information, visit www.whatslostspirits.com Visit in Second Life MadPea's Cirque du Mystère Ladies and gentlemen, step right up for the greatest show in town. Or, perhaps the evilest show in town? MadPea's Cirque du Mystère is like nothing you’ve seen before. You’ll experience puzzles that will test your mind and sanity. And, become part of acts so daring, so death-defying, you’ll remember them throughout your lifetime. If you survive, you'll be awarded 16 prizes from top SL designers and earn new achievements! This event runs from October 20th to November 30th. Visit in Second Life Uri Jefferson's FREAKSHOW & Bayou Come one, come all! Step right up and enter the twisted world of Uri Jefferson's FREAKSHOW! They have living breathing freaks of nature, oddities of mankind, the weird, the creepy, the downright scary, the FREAKS! Welcome to the 7th Annual Halloween event, now more than doubled in size! Beyond the Freakshow itself lies Desolation Bayou, home to Massacre Manor and The Asylum, and much more! Visit in Second Life Hushed Hushed is an after-dark adventure at Dreamz Farm. It is a Fall Halloween Fair featuring themed amusement park rides, Minecart haunted house experience, trick-or-treating, barnyard pumpkin picking, cabin escape-room experience, horseback riding, Beyou Farmers Market, haunted sweets, hot air balloon ride, and much more! Visit in Second Life Second Pride Glitter & Gore 2021 Second Pride's Glitter & Gore runs from 10/22-10/31. All proceeds will be donated to The Ali Forney Center, a non-profit providing shelter and healthcare to homeless LGBTQ youth in NYC. With 10 days of live performances from DJs, Singers, Dancers, and Media Artists, this is an event to bring everyone together for a scary good time on their Hellscape stage and dance floor. Visit in Second Life Seasons Change at Peaceful Dreams Let the darkness of Seasons Change envelop you as the ghosts of passed souls wander through the spooky ancient lands and guide you through the haunted fairgrounds. Embrace your fear if you dare and follow the path to where the criminally insane are housed with ghostly voices trailing after you and if you're fast you will avoid the walking dead that lurk in the shadows. Share some special heart-racing moments with that special someone at the hidden dancing area or cuddle with them while you share some scary secrets. Brace yourself to be freaked out by the unnerving sounds and sights of Seasons Change this Halloween. It is definitely worth a visit to get your scare on and your heart pounding! Visit in Second Life Bay City's Halloween Hay Maze Bay City's fairgrounds have gone spooky, with a hay bale maze full of creeps. Can you make it through -- or will you be dinner for the ghouls and creeps? Come try your luck in Bay City's Halloween Hay Maze! It's a-MAZE-ing fun for all! Visit in Second Life RFL Spooky Strides Event & Park Multiple exciting events, Hollywood actors, musical performances, a theme park, and a full haunted region are the trait of this year's Spooky Strides RFL/STRIDES/ACS benefit. The event will run from October 22nd to 31st. Visit in Second Life An older bonus destination that's not in the Haunted category, but can be just as haunting to those that get trapped there! The Cornfield For many years, the Cornfield was a region of mythological status. A region where naughty avatars were sent to think about what they had done. Rumor had it that the Cornfield was a vast starlit field, cut off from the rest of the world. It was thought to be a harmless tale told around moonlit campfires. Until now... Visit 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. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
  10. We have some very spooktacular events planned for you this Halloween season! It’s The Great Trick-or-Treat Event, Bellisseria! Creep or crawl over to Bellisseria this Halloween season to snag some candy and win prizes! This is an interactive event open to *everyone* where Residents living in Bellisseria can host Candy Buckets on their parcels. You don’t want to miss the paranormal partygoers and creative costumes throughout Bellisseria during this virtual Trick-or-Treat. Plus, there are prizes to be won for all who participate! Read Patch Linden’s forum post for all the spooky details and teleport over to one of the following locations to pick up the HUD and start trick-or-treating now! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Millbank/205/38/23 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Campwich%20Forest/118/101/24 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Randelsham%20Forest/150/112/70 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Muehlenbach/158/120/37 Halloween Haunted Neighborhood Once again, the Millbank region has undergone a spooky overhaul, with numerous Linden Homes getting a haunted horror theme. Visit the Halloween Haunted Neighborhood, grab a red balloon, and explore the many haunted houses and see the scary sights! Halloween Haunted Tour Our classic Halloween Haunted Tour is back again for a limited time. Are you brave enough to enter? Hop in a coffin and enjoy the wild ride through the twisted mind of madness! Halloween Shop & Hop 2021 The annual Halloween-themed multi-region shopping event continues until October 31st. If you haven’t had a chance to pick up free gifts from over 280 participating merchants, head over now to complete your spookiest look yet! Check the 2021 Halloween Shop & Hop guide for a list of all merchants with direct slurls. Haunted Category on the Destination Guide We now have over 100 haunted destinations listed on the Destination Guide where ghosts, goblins and other scary surprises lurk around every dark corner. Halloween Contest Coming Soon We have one more spooky surprise for you: this Halloween month, Second Life will hold a costume contest with a L$ prize – more details on rules and submissions to come soon! UPDATE: The 2021 Official Halloween Costume Contest has been announced, with a grand prize of L$25K! Click here to enter and for the official rules and guidelines. There is so much to explore this Halloween season, so grab a costume and hit that teleport button now! Happy Halloween!
  11. Pictured: Boystown Haunted Experience We have over 100 Haunted Destinations currently on the Second Life Destination Guide, and there will be more coming over the next couple of weeks. There are also some wonderful events going on that we wanted to highlight today. I went through the Boystown Haunted Experience today and it is incredible! I screamed several times, so many jump-scares! It's kind of like an escape room idea, and I made it to the end! Check out their trailer on YouTube. Boystown Haunted Experience A 20+ Minute Experience -- This spooky walk-through attraction with interactive experiences is designed to terrify and entertain. Start out at Horror House, where an innocent visit to Madame Ruby's Fortune Telling turns out to be a gateway to a demonic world with incredible monsters, amazing special effects, and fearful places. See the trailer for this destination on YouTube: youtu.be/bM-KeOvGIic Visit in Second Life The Dethly Halloween Experience The 3rd Annual Interactive Trick-or-Treat Halloween Neighborhood and Carnival is open! Wear your costumes and visit each of the 25 uniquely decorated houses. Explore the fantastic haunted maze, abandoned park, creepy cemetery, spooky carnival, and Halloween-themed mini-golf course created by Solstice and Tales of Enchantment. Teleport in to learn more about the interactive trick-or-treat and hunt. Visit in Second Life The Ritual at Frogmore Explore the hidden treasures at the Ritual at Frogmore. Deep in the woods, there is a place of old dark magic and wilted lace. Dry bones rise up to cast a glow, of Witches' spells, beetroots, and toes. Your heart slows down within your chest and beastie souls lie down to rest. As spirits sway and creatures croon, bid goodnight, fly the Witches' Moon. Visit in Second Life Field of Screams Walk around the endless pathways from dead ends to roundabouts. This field takes all who enter captive. Spanning an entire region, this cornfield will take you to new levels of fear, and being lost by yourself! Visit in Second Life Neverending - Nightmare The lost artist's absence creates a Neverending Nightmare. Discover the horrors in every corner, will you run or hide? Jayden Mercury gave the reigns to his son, Basti Mercury (bhorchi) who built this round. Learn more at neverendingsl.blogspot.com - Add your images to their Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/14802238@N22 Visit in Second Life Haunted Hollow 2021 Once Upon a Time, there was an Enchanted Hollow where tales gathered: tales of struggle and virtue, of light and looming darkness. They settled in as cooling breezes whirled the falling leaves, nestling between the autumnal heights and that place where the brook waters blend with the salty sea. Some thrive, some expire, and some twist themselves just a little. Haunted Hollow features stories, music, live trick or treat, hunts, pony rides, and a region of fun to explore. Visit in Second Life FLF-o-Ween Fifty Linden Friday's designers have cooked up something spooky! Join them for their first annual FLF-o-Ween, with hundreds of items from your favorite designers priced at only L$50, and a free gift from every store! The event runs from October 15th to November 1st. Visit in Second Life The Darkness of Day Charge Syndrome presents the Darkness of Day, an autumn and Halloween build. A serene and eerie space designed to feast upon your senses. One side designed with a light and fun autumn vibe, Cross the gorge through the mountains and find the dark side of Halloween. Another fantastic build by the queen of humorous fantasy Second Life artist Suzen Juel (Juel Resistance). Also featuring the best roller coaster, secluded in a dome in the sky. This intriguing space has been designed to encourage you to explore, look in every corner, and specially created for taking photographs. Share your images in their Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/14758574@N23 Visit in Second Life 6th Annual Scare Me Silly Event The 6th Annual Scare Me Silly event takes place October 15th to 22nd, 2021, and features live music, art, a hunt, giveaways, and lots of tricks & treats in support of the Team Diabetes of Second Life, an official and authorized team of the American Diabetes Association. For more info: teamdiabetessl.org/scare-me-silly-2021 Visit in Second Life Out Shop Cancer Pop-up Market The Out Shop Cancer Pop-up Market is open from October 15 - 31, 2021, and is in conjunction with the 4th annual Out Shop Cancer shopping event featuring main stores and marketplace stores plus a grid-wide hunt in support of Making Strides and the American Cancer Society. A full shopping guide is also available. For more info, visit outshopcancersecondlife.com Visit in Second Life Manifestations NL Manifestations NL is one of the virtual locations of the Dutch Design Week, the largest RL event of its kind in Northern Europe. Several 3D artists are involved and can be found through the special Manifestations land in SL. On this island, you will find portals to the various artworks, experimental live performances, dance parties, and more. The event will run from October 15th to 24th. For more information about Manifestations NL, visit: 2021.manifestations.nl/en Visit in Second Life Bear Castle Come see the creativity of 450+ Linden Bears & Mole Bears, collected by multiple Residents over the years. Also, pick up a free box of Bears for your own collection! Visit in Second Life The tradition of a toy bear that may be given out by Linden Lab employees, and our Mole contractors, to Second Life Residents began in early 2005. The idea was simple: Anyone can ask a Linden or Mole for their bear. Each bear is personally crafted by an individual Linden or Mole, adding their own unique twist, and in some cases can be one of their first experiences in building. A special thank you to Claire Atheria & Maryposa Papillon (Maryposa Paine) for putting the Bear Castle together with 450+ Linden and Mole Bears! 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. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
  12. Pictured: SL SciFi Expo 2021 Are you horrored out yet? Take a break from the scares and check out these non-Halloween-related events in Second Life this weekend! SL SciFi Expo 2021 The SL SciFi Expo 2021, to Benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the American Cancer Society in Second Life, will run from October 8th to the 17th. For more info, visit: scifiexpo.org Visit in Second Life BURN2 - The Great Unknown BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man culture and community in Second Life. Their annual week-long burn is October 8th to 17th, 2021 and the theme this year is The Great Unknown. The Burner Community of BURN2 looks forward to welcoming Home new and seasoned Burners. Walk through the gate, and if you are a virgin Burner, ring the bell! Follow the Lamplighters on their twice-daily processions; visit the Rangers, view the Man, and meditate in the Temple. Wander, explore, climb, interact. Dress in your finest Burner wear and visit the many performance camps with music to soothe, inspire, excite and incite to dance with your avatar in your own living room. You will be surrounded by art, music, fire and the community of welcoming Burners! Learn more at www.burn2.org Visit in Second Life We Will Be Heard: Girl Power The Second Annual We Will Be Heard event returns this year with a new theme: Girl Power! This Month-long event starts October 1st, and will celebrate women and provide information and resources with planned events such as Open Mic, Art Gala, Panel Discussions, Shop & Hop, an interactive Women's Empowerment Experience, and much more! This destination is the welcome hub for the event and it features portals for all table talks, movie nights, and other planned workshops. For more info, visit linktr.ee/WWBHSECONDLIFE Visit in Second Life Dia de Muertos 2021 Instituto Espanol presents Dia de Muertos 2021, based in Taxco Guerrero, MX. This event will run from October 5th to November 5th with exhibitions, and musical and cultural events throughout the month. Visit in Second Life Forever Tourist - Passport Game Forever Tourist is a virtual stamp collection game designed to encourage travel inside the virtual world of Second Life. In addition to collecting custom stamps for your personal passport, some participating locations may offer free gifts for passport holders! More info here: operationmainland.com/forever-tourist Visit in Second Life Focus Photography Fair Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newcomer, Focus Photography Fair has over 60 different exhibitors to facilitate and inspire your creativity. From studios and props to backdrops and EEPs — you will find it here! Make sure to catch a live music performance or a free learning workshop. This shopping event runs from Oct. 8-22. Bring a friend! Visit in Second Life Engine Room Engine Room is a biannual steampunk, aetherpunk, dieselpunk, historical, and fantasy-themed shopping expo brought to you by Second Life Syndicate. Running from September 20th to October 20th, the Engine Room features some of the best designers on the grid housed in a unique custom build by Walton Wainwright. More info at: secondlifesyndicate.com/events/syndicate-events/engine-room Visit in Second Life NEO-Japan SL Event NEO-Japan Event is a bi-annual shopping event of a modern and bold unique fusion of international cultures with a distinctive Japanese root. A bold, creative, and individualistic style! The event runs from September 25th to October 17th. For more information, visit neo-japan.sl Visit in Second Life The Guy Fawkes Exhibition 2021 Who was Guy Fawkes? Why does his effigy get burnt on bonfires all over the UK every 5th November? Discover the true story of The Gunpowder Plot at the Guy Fawkes Exhibition inside the Tower of London! Enjoy the experience and have a great bonfire season! The event runs from October 1st to November 12th. Visit in Second Life World Space Week Virtual Event 2021 The mission of the World Space Week Association (WSWA) is to strengthen the link between space and society through public education, participation, and dialog on the future of space activity using World Space Week as a focus. At the recent Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, SpaceX and others were recognized for their great support of World Space Week. SL SpaceX Group is supporting their efforts in Second Life. Lanai Jarrico, Editor-in-Chief of Second Life Enquirer, is set to receive an award in Second Life at the World Space Week Celebration Award ceremony in Second Life on October 9, 3PM SL Time. Visit in Second Life There are still many weeks for Halloween and we have almost 100 spooky destinations in the Haunted category if you want more scares. 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. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines, and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
  13. Kick off a month packed with virtual scares at Hauntings, an eerie region that gives ghost towns another meaning. Although creator Bekks Heartsong was introduced to SL by her brother 14 years ago, she tells us that “I was very confused and not grasping the concept… Fast forward maybe eight years: I 'accidentally' ended up in an older virtual world (that's another story) and learned how to build houses there, but once I became bored of it I attempted SL on a different account again, started learning to navigate and… stayed.” A quick visit to Hauntings is an excellent reminder to not be discouraged if you ever have trouble navigating the virtual world. Look at how far Bekks came! In fact, Bekks says “I am still here because I absolutely love the creativity of it all. I think I'm doing pretty well decorating, then go see a great region and realize I have a lot more to learn.” Second Life is always evolving, but that is precisely because of the ingenuity of Residents. A walk around Hauntings is like a walk through one of your childhood favorite Halloween movies. A clearing in the forest reveals a Slenderman-like being, creepy corn stalks, and of course, a haunted house. Don’t forget to look up! A menacing dragon is perched above, breathing fire on all who dare to approach. You will also encounter a spooky stage covered in a rolling fog. Bekks tells us “Among many other events I host "Almost Live" Karaoke on my region. It is not live but almost, hence the name. It was established in 2018. Singers send hosts pre-recorded share links from their fave karaoke app (SingSnap, Smule, etc.). Avatars perform onstage while the link is streamed on an external browser. It's an amazing group of very supportive people. It's perfect for those of us who do NOT wish to sing live, but enjoy sharing our songs.” Visit Hauntings today for a perfect mix of goofy fun and scary ambience. Video Production Credits: Draxtor Despres Hauntings Moody, ghostly, creepy, and fun, Hauntings is another delightful venue in Old Town. Once a charming and peaceful spot in rural America, when the events began happening, folks moved away. No cars stopped at the motel; the farm lies abandoned. What happened here? What went on in that house? No-one knows. But once a year, the spirits of those who were innocent walk, looking for treats. Visit in Second Life
  14. Pictured: Laurel's Halloween Nightmare October 1st is here and Halloween season has begun! We have dusted off the Haunted category on the Second Life Destination Guide and we cannot keep up with the number of submissions coming in. This week alone we added over 50 new destinations to the Recently Added category and the Haunted category already has 60 spooky places for you to explore. Expect more in that category very soon as we try and keep up with all the submissions coming in over the next week or two! If you haven't heard yet, our 2021 Halloween Shop & Hop event has started. Read all the details in our blog post and teleport over to pick up some goodies! Halloween Shop & Hop - Chickory Come celebrate Halloween with your favorite Second Life Creators. With sales galore and gifts for everyone! The event will run from October 1st to 31st, 2021. Visit in Second Life Laurel's Halloween Nightmare Halloween is back and Laurel's nightmare returns with a haunted horror theme park that has 19 horror movie scenes to visit. Visit in Second Life An Eerie Stroll at LeLoo's World Wait! Hush. What was that eerie sound? Did you hear it? It's something more than just the dead leaves under our feet! Hello and welcome to an Eerie Stroll at LeLoo's World! Where you can walk or float your way around. Make sure to turn on your sounds and use a dark Windlight for your visit. Everyone is invited to this PG event! Share your eerie photos in the LeLoo's World Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/leloosworld Visit in Second Life Deadman's Island Deadman's Island is not for the squeamish or faint-hearted! Are you looking to visit somewhere dark, ominous, and creepy? Deadman's Island will leave you feeling like someone is right behind you. Are you afraid? You should be! Visit in Second Life All Hallows at Moochie Among the treacherous trees, the mouldering mist, the rattling ruins and the wretched wailing winds, there are creepy corners and secluded shadows waiting for those who dare to venture into the darkness. Be strange, but don't be a stranger, and remember... if the wind calls at night, you must not listen. The wind is lonely and always looking for company. Halloween has arrived... Visit in Second Life Haunted History of Hummingbird Isle On an Island, distance from shore, a manor stands abandoned, dark. Cobwebs, halls empty, quiet for several a century with none a master to own its walls, So tis' believed..Love stolen, kin slaughtered. Who dares brave the specter on the island thick as fog? Visit in Second Life Ride of Doom 2.0 Ride of Doom is back! You will conquer different rooms, see the darkest creatures trying to catch you while you drive slowly through an ambient of horror - can you overcome your fears and be brave enough to ride it? Ride of Doom 2.0 is waiting for you this Halloween! And it will FIND YOU! Visit in Second Life Falloween Falloween, where light meets darkness at the twilight of a crisp Autumn's day. A land of enchantment celebrating the essence of both Fall and Halloween. Although 300 years have passed the moon still reflects the magic of the landscape as the seasons change. A sparkling representation of what the Autumn season brings. A charming tale? You decide. Visit in Second Life Mystical Illusions Photography Mystical Illusions Photography is a destination that changes every season and holiday for different photo opportunities. Currently, it is Halloween-themed! Add your pictures to the Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/14828540@N22 Visit in Second Life The Overlook at Cha The Overlook at Cha is a getaway hotel for the rich and famous and those seeking a little escape from the day-to-day hustle and bustle of everyday life. Enjoy and explore the famous Hedge Maze and spend some time lounging and listening to live music in the Gold Room. The hotel recently closed for the season but there should be a caretaker around here someplace. Please feel free to enjoy the hotel and the maze, but watch the weather as the roads close with the first major storms. Visit in Second Life 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. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
  15. Very excited to announce that Bear Shores Sim is now open! Bear Shores is a new residential community sim located in the beautiful windy mountains, amongst the pine trees overlooking the ocean. We are family friendly, and beyou and xeolife coming soon, with roleplay always encouraged! We offer many different rental options, so go ahead and have a look around today! http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Aspor/136/130/30
  16. Pictured: Charge Syndrome This week we're featuring some photogenic destinations and a variety of different events that are happening all over the grid. Check them out over the weekend! Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide! Charge Syndrome Fundraiser Charge Syndrome is proud to present the amazing electronic and eclectic musical stylings of Spanish musician and composer, Bsukmet Imnali, performing live on Saturday, September 25th at 11 am SLT. Bsukmet’s performances have been described as “one of the most inspiring moments I have ever experienced in my 10 years in Second Life." Truly jaw-dropping in its brilliance. To compliment this live music event, artist, musician, and creator extraordinaire Suzen Juel will DJ following beginning at noon SLT. Visit in Second Life Zenescope The Zenescope universe is now in Second Life! Interact with your favorite characters and immerse yourself in an all-new multi-region virtual world experience featuring exclusive games, roleplaying regions, hidden surprises, and exclusive merchandise that you'll only find in Second Life. The Zenescope Oktoberfest Pop Up Event is currently running until October 8th! Visit in Second Life SL Renaissance Festival The 2nd annual SL Renaissance Festival features merchants, minstrels and entertainment, melees and jousts, and other activities in a 15th-century build. Residents will be invited to take part in role-play, jousts, archery, and more. Some Lindens are also being sent to the pillory! The event runs from September 24th to October 3rd in support of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. For more information, visit: slrenaissancefestival.com Visit in Second Life The Horse Show Shopping Event The Horse Show's second annual event will feature new creations for Teegle horses, Jinx centaurs, and for general equestrian life! Featuring everything you need for your ideal equestrian lifestyle in Second Life, including equestrian wear, barn, and stable decor, as well as skins and accessories for your animesh Teeglepet horses, Teegle bento horse avatars, and JINX Centaur! The event will introduce two highly anticipated new Teegle horses; the Tennessee Walking Horse and American Saddlebred Horse. There will be live performances by members of the equestrian community at the event arena, as well as a One Of A Kind auction! The event runs from September 18th to October 2nd, 2021! Visit in Second Life Engine Room Engine Room is a biannual steampunk, aetherpunk, dieselpunk, historical, and fantasy-themed shopping expo brought to you by Second Life Syndicate. Running from September 20th to October 20th, the Engine Room features some of the best designers on the grid housed in a unique custom build by Walton Wainwright. More info at: secondlifesyndicate.com/events/syndicate-events/engine-room Visit in Second Life The Solstice: The Fellowship Begin your adventure, as you immerse yourself in a world of fantasy and legend with this special, one-time shopping event, The Solstice: The Fellowship. The event is open from September 16th to October 14th. Come shop, explore the venue, and take some photographs! Visit in Second Life Circus-E by E-Girls Dance Company E-Girls is an award-winning dance troupe that make incredible dances and spectacular shows. Their next show is Circus-E and you can watch it on Thursday, September 23rd at 2pm SLT and Saturday, September 25th at 1pm SLT at the St. Elizabeth University in SecondLife. Watch the teaser for the show at this link: flickr.com/photos/siritaslost/51493057203 Visit in Second Life Forever Tourist - Passport Game Forever Tourist is a virtual stamp collection game designed to encourage travel inside the virtual world of Second Life. In addition to collecting custom stamps for your personal passport, some participating locations may offer free gifts for passport holders! More info here: operationmainland.com/forever-tourist Visit in Second Life Waiting by Cica Ghost Time waits for no one. Visit in Second Life Hill Top Blues Come on up to the hilltop! They play the best blues 24 hours a day. The owner and real-world musician is Remo Williams. He has built this club to reflect his passion in life! Enjoy some blues and hang out with some cool people in Second Life! Visit in Second Life Lyric - Islands of the Caribbean Lyric is inspired by the Caribbean Islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines where the architecture of different eras meet the uniqueness of the Island's natural landscape. It is a sensual place to relax, party, and live! Visit in Second Life Where our journey begins - Fall of 21 The sun took a step back, the leaves lulled themselves to sleep and autumn was awakened at 'Where our Journey begins' with crisp air, birds and calmness, falling leaves, and cozy fireplaces. It looks like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon. There are photographic spots, romantic areas for cuddling, dancing, horseback riding, events, and much more! Everyone is welcome, enjoy your stay. Add your images to their Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/whereourjourneybegins Visit in Second Life Nelipot Autumn has arrived at Nelipot. Feel free to come visit, explore and take pictures! Share your images in their Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/14758902@N20 Visit in Second Life 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. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
  17. Pictured: Mount Campion Caves National Forest This week we added a new category to the Second Life Destination Guide - Vacation Spots! This category will showcase destinations that aim to offer you a memorable holiday experience with your family and friends. Here are just a handful of the hotels, resorts, spas, and short-term rentals that are perfect for your next vacation. More can be found in the category and if you have a vacation spot you'd like to have in this new category, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form. We've also added 30 new destinations this week, so don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide! Mount Campion Caves National Forest Mount Campion Caves National Forest is landscaped to look like a natural mountain park. There is an extensive system of natural caves and caverns. Above ground are miles of scenic trails through natural canyons and forests. There is hiking, horseback riding, and cabin rentals. Located on the slopes of Mount Campion, the highest mountain in SL and bordering SL route 6 Bridle path. Visit in Second Life Rizzi on the Beach - Hotel and Resort Welcome to RIZZI on the BEACH, a Grand Hotel and beach resort offering you beauty and luxury for your dream holidays. Enjoy the amenities like the beautiful restaurant, the pool bar, beach cabanas, and the day spa. Enjoy vivid roleplay with the Rizzi staff! The "Honeymoon Wintergarten" is the perfect hideaway for lovers, offering maximum privacy including a terrace and pool. Visit in Second Life A Taste Of Bali & Japan Take a relaxing vacation in a region that blends the atmospheres of Bali and Japan. Rent a luxury Bali style hut ideal for romance and a honeymoon. Enjoy many activities including tai chi, onsen spa, surfing, fishing, Bali restaurant, and more! Open to all. Visit in Second Life Badu - Mexico A Mexican jungle paradise for you to relax and enjoy, take pictures, spend vacations or live if you wish so! Amazing spots for great pictures, camping and so much more you can do with plenty of activities available for you while here. This destination is a resort hotel and was inspired by Resort AZULIK in Tulum, Mexico in real life. Visit in Second Life Badu - USA Inspired by USA North-West Region, Oregon mainly and the beautiful Pacific Coast. Enjoy the season with lots of rain! Rental cabins are available. Come explore, take pictures, fish, hunt, and share your pictures in their Flickr Group: flickr.com/groups/asha-destinations Visit in Second Life Blue Falls Oasis Beach themed hangout with hotel style rentals available. Visit in Second Life Le Chateau Motel - Back to the 80s Le Chateau Motel is a 80s/90s themed hang-out located on the mainland near the Blake Seas with easy access to the Second Life roads. This place was built by a team of friends with the idea to share their passion for vacationing in a crazy, cheesy, and kitschy environment. You may find a camping site with a beach and with private residences. There is an "80s vacation" dress code in the camping are. Please respect the privacy and tranquility, along with the dress code, when you are on the camping site. These rules apply as soon as you pass the camping gate. Visit in Second Life The Mountain Sail, or fly into the area from the Blake Sea and view The Mountain. It takes 4 regions to complete the ski runs and it towers above the water’s edge. The rentable cabins make this a true alpine backdrop for your vacation. Ski the slalom course, go snowboarding, take the balloon tour, hear live music at the Lodge, or go kayaking and caving around The Mountain. Visit in Second Life 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. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
  18. Click to rotate this 360 image of The Autumn Cafe Earlier this week we announced the 360 Snapshot tool in a new Project Viewer and since then many Residents have shared some amazing 360 images of different destinations in Second Life. Check out this new Flickr gallery we've started of 360 images. This week we're featuring some Autumn-themed destinations as well as some important events. If you take any 360 images at any of these destinations, share them with us in the official Second Life Flickr group! Also, don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide! The Autumn Cafe The Autumn Cafe has year-round autumn scenic views that evoke a rustic feel. This is a great place to read a book, have a cup of coffee, and just relax. Visit in Second Life Deer River Deer River is a Fall themed destination celebrating the rich hues of Autumn. Visit the small fishing town, the campsite, enjoy a warm drink at the waterfall and ride Teegle horses around the region. Visit in Second Life Fall ChicChica A beautiful destination with many photogenic spots such as a beach, fall street, vineyard, Tuscan village, fruit garden, veggie market, parks, café, lighthouse, and other zones to hang out. Visit in Second Life Luane's World - Le Monde Perdu Le Monde Perdu is a beautiful island far away from everything. A place where you can find inner peace, enjoy and relax, either alone, with friends, or a loved one. Enjoy the small village, the beach, the forest, the mountain, and the cave. Take a walk along the rivers, take some time off in the flower garden, at the small lakes or enjoy the beautiful waterfalls. All in beautiful Autumn colours and ambiance. A lot to discover all around, and made with photography in mind as well. Landscaping by LuaneMeo and Gorba McMahon. Visit in Second Life Walden Walk Walk through Walden Woods in all its autumnal glory in Botanica's virtual recreation of Thoreau's Life in the Woods. You can hike, bike, ride horseback around Walden Pond gathering Thoreau quotes, facts, and faithfully reproduced artifacts from the era. Visit in Second Life oxygen - The Rock Come explore the history of the Infamous Alcatraz Prison, and if you are lucky you just may escape. Alcatraz prison, where every window has a view. Visit in Second Life Darya Darya is Persian and means "sea." However, this destination has more to offer than just the sea. Keep an open mind and explore the many secrets and trails, maybe you will find something magical or a place to relax. Visit in Second Life BVN's Marketing for Bloggers Panel The Blogger & Vlogger Network will be holding a Live Presentation Marketing for Bloggers Panel with Del Flower and Kess Crystal. They will be sharing information about marketing your blog and yourself with tips and tricks from their experience of marketing and running the successful Seraphimsl.com website. The presentation is scheduled to begin on Saturday, September 11th at 12pm (noon) SLT and end at approximately 1pm SLT. A brief 30-minute question and answer period will immediately follow. For more info, visit bvnsl.com Visit in Second Life 2nd Annual Chicks N Charge Please join the crew at Charge Syndrome for the 2nd annual Chicks N Charge live music fundraiser on Saturday, September 11th starting at 10 am SLT. The event features the best female live music performers on the grid. Explore the theme park, ride the roller coaster, lazily roll in a floatie on the waterways, or take in the exciting Captain Burbridge's Booty - Shiver me Timbers ride, an extremely rare experience they have on offer! Visit in Second Life 9/11 Memorial at Atlantis Pay tribute to those who lost their lives to the tragic events of September 11th, 2001. Read the names of the 343 firefighters, see the ghost towers, and join the community in this memorial at Atlantis. They will be having an all-day event on Saturday, September 11th starting at 10:30am SLT. Visit in Second Life 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. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines, and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
  19. Pictured: Center for Mindfulness September is Self Care Awareness Month. This week we're featuring older destinations that provide opportunities for self-care - including meditation, support groups, relaxation, and more. Center for Mindfulness Mindfulness can literally transform your entire world from the inside out and for the millions of mindfulness practitioners around the world, it’s doing just that! Come and discover the most incredible and wonderful surprise: everything you’ve been searching for ‘out there’ feelings of fulfillment, peace, and wholeness, have been within you all along. The Center for Mindfulness is a beautiful and calming place to come meditate and learn a few mindful tricks. Learn more at mindfulnessinsl.blogspot.com Visit in Second Life Nirvana Island Nirvana Island is a sanctuary for your soul dedicated to well-being. All faiths and points of view are welcome. Diverse traditions and systems are harmoniously connected in this beautiful natural landscape full of treasures for mind, body, or spirit. There are daily group meetings and events. If you are in need of healing, solace, or sanctuary - you will find it here. Visit in Second Life Citta Bhavana Ashram The Citta Bhavana Ashram is a peaceful ashram for meditation, yoga, discussion, philosophy, spiritual, music, and art. Teachings from Asia (India, Japan, China, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism) and Africa. Please post photos to: flickr.com/groups/2751432@N23 Visit in Second Life Hikari Peace and silence are the order of the day at Hikari. Traditional temples, meditation spots, zen-style gardens, romantic hideaways, tai-chi, and yoga await visitors looking to relax and wind down. Visit in Second Life SL Project Hope SL Project Hope was created to empower and support survivors individually and collectively. They are committed to fostering hope, opportunity, peace, and empowerment for all those who are on a healing journey. Visit in Second Life Mindful Cove Mindful Cove exists to provide both an entry point into Second Life, and an ongoing community region for newcomers and long-time residents alike, based on the core principle that SL can be an excellent place to engage in activities that support emotional and mental well-being. Visit in Second Life Survivors of Suicide Survivors of Suicide is a non-profit peer support group since 2008 offering help for anyone with mental health issues, depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, borderline, personality disorders, addiction, bereavement, and more. Everyone is welcome! Visit in Second Life Find more supportive communities and spiritual destinations in the following two categories: Discussions & Communities Spirituality & Belief 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. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines, and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer - to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
  20. Pictured: Shadezar Last month we made a few updates to the Destinations Floater in the viewer. In an effort to make it more newcomer friendly, we’ve made a few updates to our policy which pertains specifically to those listings that are chosen for Editors’ Picks and the Floater in the viewer. You can see all of the updates on the “About the Second Life Destination Guide” page. If you find any listings in the Destinations floater that are not newcomer friendly, please do drop us a line at editor@lindenlab.com and let us know. We are trying our best to check it every few weeks. We also encourage those that do get chosen to be featured in Editors’ Picks or the floater to please let us know, via email, if they decide to change their region's settings. Do keep in mind that the only category we are not able to maintain, change or update is the “What’s Hot Now” category. That category is automatic and randomly showcases any of the entries on the Destination Guide that currently have 20 to 30 avatars in it. The rest of the categories in the floater, and Editors’ Picks, are the only two places we are trying to maintain a stricter policy, so please do visit the web version of the Destination Guide as there are many more beautiful regions to explore. This week we added over 60, check them all out in the Recently Added category, which is rotated weekly with all the latest listings. Out of the 60 that were added in the last week, here are 10 that we wanted to highlight: Shadezar Ride a camel down the Silk Road and enter the desert kingdom. Come to dance and enjoy this fantasy role-play destination full of gladiators and magical djinn. Visit in Second Life Venesha Venesha is a role-play destination that offers a gothic interpretation of Venice, Italy - where fantasy meets reality. Visit in Second Life Luna te Amo Luna te Amo is a beautiful land full of emotion. This destination is a tribute to the love one can have for themselves. And a place that is welcome to everyone for photography, videos, friendships, love, and music. Visit in Second Life Inspire Space Park Fantasy Forest Nature Reserve Enter a magical world of fantasy and romance! Inspire Space Park & neighbors have come together to present a magical land filled with colorful expressions of art and nature, merged into an explosion of breathtaking wonders. Come explore! Visit in Second Life Suaka Sooth your soul in this lushly landscaped, Indo-Asian inspired sanctuary for elephants and humans alike. Region design by Terry Fotherington. More details on valiumsl.com Visit in Second Life Dynasty at Peony Welcome to the Peony region of Jilin Estates, home of Dynasty mainstore. An urban-themed destination where you can shop, explore, and more. Visit in Second Life A Belly Dance Place A place for Belly Dancers to gather. Dances are provided and there is an auto DJ, so bring friends and enjoy! Visit in Second Life Alzindroth Alzindroth is a voice friendly fantasy themed venue for everyone. Take in the photogenic scenery, relax and cuddle or hangout a while and have a chat. Visit in Second Life What the Buzz at Honeysuckle Hollow Welcome to What the Buzz @ Honeysuckle Hollow - A place to explore and learn all about bees and what you can do to help save them! Visit in Second Life Virtual Burn 2021 Burn2 is participating in Burning Man's Virtual Burn 2021 event, with a small-scale version of their annual "echo" of Black Rock City, complete with stages, art, music, and even Man and Temple! They invite you to visit and participate with them. The event runs from August 29th to September 5th. Learn more at burn2.org Visit in Second Life 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. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! In the near future, we also have plans to give the web version of the Destination Guide a bit of a facelift. I’ll make sure to update you all about that once it happens. Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
  21. Pictured: Whimberly Each week, the Second Life Destination Guide editorial team reviews dozens of new locations and events worth exploring. With all those beautiful destinations to check out, we thought we’d highlight a few of the entries that stood out to the editorial team. Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide! Whimberly Come and explore the "forest" themed location called "Whimberly". Enjoy your stay, take lots of pictures, meet friends and above all have fun! To all the amazing Vloggers out there, you are allowed to take videos. Visit in Second Life Runaway Moon "What a weird place to be. Where the moon and the stars run away to". When you want to escape, when it becomes unbearable and you just can't move or don't know what to do. Runaway Moon welcomes you with a dazzle, twinkle, and a content smile. Visit in Second Life Pemberley Shores Inspired by the idyllic novels of Jane Austen, the estate is designed with lush gardens and decorated to showcase elegant coastal living. Visit in Second Life Sundvik Welcome to Sundvik. A quiet rural norwegian-inspired destination designed for exploration and photography. Take a stroll around, visit the Scandinavian houses and enjoy the scenery. Visit in Second Life The Rainy Cafe Come in out of the rain. The coffee and treats are fresh and there's plenty of cosy corners to curl up in. Share your photos in their Flickr Group: flickr.com/groups/14759835@N24 Visit in Second Life The Gallimaufry The Gallimaufry is a place to kick back, relax, and listen to something cool. Be Kind! Visit in Second Life Neverending - Driftwood Paradise Explore Neverending - Driftwood Paradise. The lost artist shares his journey and stumbles upon new stories. Explore with him and share the magic. Enjoy the calm, peace, and inspiration. Blogger, furry, child, and people-friendly. Learn more at neverendingsl.blogspot.com - Add your images to their Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/14802238@N22 Visit in Second Life Eupalinos Ugajin Occupation @GBTH From April to December 2021, Eupalinos Ugajin, a prolific artist in Second Life, was invited to occupy a parcel at the GBTH project and do with it as they may. Eupalinos' knowledge, constant curiosity, experimentation, and will to have the avatar's interaction as an essential part to make the work come alive makes their occupation incredibly rich, questioning logic and limits of the grid. P.S.: Drinks at the bar and don't break the gallery. More info: thegbthproject.com/portfolio/eupalinos-ugajin-occupation Visit in Second Life art miLL Gallery @ Butterfly Island "art miLL" is an art gallery where Second Life and Real Life artworks by unique artists are exhibited in an inspirational atmosphere. There are also live music performances from talented SL musicians during exhibit openings! Follow their Facebook Page for details: facebook.com/artmill2021 Visit in Second Life From My Bed I Dream of Life When we lay in a sickbed our mind conjures all kinds of things, especially if we are a creator, we begin to see an ongoing unfoldment of creations, of dreams, nightmares, life. These are the visions of the artist. The visions of mortality. Explore every area for the many original gifts found tucked into corners and places you least expect! Experience 5 cloud rides going to my major dreams and a nightmare. Teleport to the cosmos via the starry cloud above your head. Dance, play, scream, cry, heal! This exhibit will be open at SLEA until Dec. 31, 2021. Visit in Second Life 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. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
  22. Pictured: Lollipop by Cica Ghost Today we're featuring ten must-visit events to keep you busy in Second Life this week. Don't forget to check our Recently Added category (there are a lot this week) to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide! Lollipop by Cica Ghost Happiness is enjoying the little things in your life. Visit in Second Life BVN's Blogger Management Panel The Blogger & Vlogger Network will be holding a Live Presentation Blogger Management Panel with Melly Lecker, SadyCat Littlepaws, Duchess Flux, and Dalriada Delwood. As experienced blogger managers, event coordinators, and creators they will be sharing their views and insights on successful bloggers and how to manage them. The presentation is scheduled to begin on Saturday, August 14th at 12pm (noon) SLT and end at approximately 1pm SLT. A brief 30-minute question and answer period will immediately follow. For more info, visit bvnsl.com Visit in Second Life The Peale Founder's Day Celebration Visit The Peale Museum island on Sunday, August 15th at 3pm SLT/Pacific for a screening of the Founder's Day event to celebrate the 1 year birthday of the Peale in Second Life, and the 207th birthday of the physical Peale, located in Baltimore, Maryland. This live broadcast will be "projected" into the courtyard of the Virtual Peale, providing a portal into the physical Peale. Meet RL artists, staff, and partners from the Peale, and see the progress of the ongoing restoration of the oldest museum building in America, established in 1814 by artist Rembrandt Peale. The hour-long event will also feature a musical performance by Scott Patterson for the Proximity Project, a history and demonstration of silhouette cutting with Lauren Muney, and a look back at Out Of The Blocks with Aaron Henkin. Visit in Second Life Fifty Linden Fridays 12th Birthday Bash The Fifty Linden Fridays Backyard Birthday Bash starts on August 13th and runs until September 3rd, featuring all of your favorite FLF creators, and some very special guests! Each store will have a brand new item available, as well as some 'fan fave' previous FLF items to give you a chance if you missed them before. Plus, each store will have a gift, a way of saying thank you for supporting FLF for over 12 years! See you on August 13th! Visit in Second Life ContraptioN's 10th Anniversary Founded by Walton Wainwright, ContraptioN is a passion project, a hobby, and a creative outlet for the artists behind it. Their designs are often themed with a Steampunk, Victorian, or Scifi flair. From August 12th to the 18th, ContraptioN will be releasing a daily rotational gift, to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. Join their inworld group and keep track of the daily events! Visit in Second Life Wizarding Faire Mischief Managed's Wizarding Faire is an enchanted event for all witches and wizards. Shop for all your magical needs from more than 75 vendors. Wizarding Faire runs from August 7th until August 21st. For more info, visit: mischiefmanagedsl.net/wizarding-faire Visit in Second Life Abnormality Abnormality is a quarterly shopping event offering a major shopping event platform for veteran creators and new ones alike in all of the wonderful and unique communities SL has to offer. Includes a wide array of furry / anthro creators and human creators. The event runs from August 7th to 28th. More info at: abnormality.is Visit in Second Life Transylvania Turns 17 The Transylvania Family, Second Life’s oldest gothic vampire, and lycan community welcomes you all to celebrate its 17th birthday with a week-long celebration starting on Monday, August 9, through Sunday, August 15. Visit in Second Life Tenochtitlan Tenochtitlan, 500 years after its fall before the Spanish conquest. (August 13, 1521). An exhibition in Second Life, open from August 13th to September 20th is a tribute to the Mexica (Aztec) people because even in the face of the subjugation and destruction of the great city, their culture and legacy lives on among Mexicans. Visit in Second Life Virtual Hotel Chelsea Woodstock Celebration The Virtual Hotel Chelsea celebrates Woodstock with the Strawberry Fields Dreamer’s Stage. The grand opening is on August 17th from 1 PM SLT to 10 PM SLT. Some of Second Life’s best live musical performers will present their dedications to the monstrous concert of ‘69. Nine hours of immersion with old tunes and dancing echoing the best of Woodstock in Chelsea's newest outdoor venue! For more info, visit virtualhotelchelsea.com Visit in Second Life 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. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
  23. Pictured: Binemust Each week, the Second Life Destination Guide editorial team reviews dozens of new locations and events worth exploring. With all those beautiful destinations to check out, we thought we’d highlight a few of the entries that stood out to the editorial team. Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide! Binemust Binemust the Platform is a strange and barren place where no plant can grow, but where people of all shapes and sizes can enjoy art, culture, and good take-away. Visit in Second Life Santa Maria dell'Isola di Tropea Santa Maria dell'Isola di Tropea is a stunning reproduction of the same location found in Italy. This location is open to everyone, especially those who enjoy Italian culture, art, and romance. Visit in Second Life The Lost Unicorn Gallery Art gallery specializing in fantasy artwork, most created here in SL by some of the best artists in world! They have monthly exhibits and events to enjoy! Visit in Second Life Finian's Foraois A beautiful and mystical Celtic dream shrouded in mist, moonlight, and magic. The forest is home to fairies, centaurs, and much abundant wildlife. Be sure to visit the castle and tavern as well! Visit in Second Life The Path to Buchhaim, Zamonia Welcome to Zamonia! This destination is in honor of the amazing Zamonia book series written by Walter Moers. Currently displaying: "The Path to Buchhaim" - Enjoy your visit and share your images in their Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/-friendsofzamonia- Visit in Second Life Luane's World Luane's World - Le Monde Perdu is a beautiful, romantic island far away from everything. A place where you can find inner peace, enjoy and relax. Visit in Second Life Hiraya Town @ Bedstraw Explore Hiraya Town, a cooperative build and small town inspired by Japanese sights which spans several regions on the east coast of Heterocera. It is a great starting point for a Mainland tour by road or rail, and features a variety of lovely venues and nature spots perfect for exploration, photography, and hanging out. Visit in Second Life House Chaos House Chaos is a perfect place to relax. However you define 'fun', its been built for just that. Come take photos in the lush romantic garden, fly a magic carpet (or a broom), explore the creepy grove, take your loved one for an unforgettable date, see what an earthquake looks like, or hang out with friends. It's an inclusive and LGBTQ+ friendly place. Everyone is welcome! Visit in Second Life Evergarden Equestrian Evergarden Equestrian is a stunning equestrian location with countless opportunities for riders of all ages. This gorgeous country-themed location offers large pastures and endless photogenic trails to relax on, a fully equipped veterinary clinic, indoor arenas, dressage arenas, show jumping arenas, and miles of additional trails. Visit in Second Life Electric Owls On My Shoulder at the Janus Gallery The Janus Gallery presents the Art of Francis Bagration, "Electric Owls On My Shoulder". Francis' specialty consists of 3D abstract landscape rendering, Op Art, fractals, photography, and graphic design, all separate and often blended. His art projects may produce a feeling of calm and meditation, while other pieces are meant to be exciting and stimulating. The exhibit is open from August 7th to September 2nd. The opening party will be on Aug 7th at 12PM slt with live performers: Dandy Pianoman and Reno Jones. Visit in Second Life SLEA Music Lab Summer Festival SLEA Music Lab Festival is a Live Performing Arts Festival that will be open to all musicians. SLEA Region 2, where the festival is located, is open and being curated by Livio Korobase. It will run from August 1st to September 30th. All performing artists are invited. More info at: slendowmentforthearts.wordpress.com/2021/07/15/slea-music-lab-project-region-2 Visit in Second Life Okinawa Summer Festival 2021 Okinawa Summer Festival features a market with over 100 participating designers creating items with a theme that focuses on all things summer, Japan, and the beach! The event runs from August 6th to 31st. Learn more at ryukyusim.wixsite.com/osf21 Visit in Second Life SybilGiovanna Cerise's exhibition, inspired by the figure of the Sibyl, is set in the cave located in Cuma and rebuilt at Museum Island. According to tradition, the priestess resided in this dark place. Visit in Second Life Zenescope The Zenescope universe is now in Second Life! Interact with your favorite characters and immerse yourself in an all-new multi-region virtual world experience featuring exclusive games, roleplaying regions, hidden surprises, and exclusive merchandise that you'll only find in Second Life. Visit in Second Life Click to learn more about Zenescope from our blog post earlier this week. 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. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
  24. Pictured: Film Threat Film Threat is now in Second Life! Check out a few images from their debut virtual world event. The venue is open to the public, so go explore and enjoy a virtual cinema experience with friends! Along with Film threat, we're also featuring some more beautiful destinations and fun events. Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide! Film Threat Film Threat is now in Second Life! Join your friends and meet with other film lovers from around the world in the official Film Threat venue -- your ticket to virtual cinema screenings, fan meetups, and more! Now showing: An exclusive sneak peek at the forthcoming documentary about G4 TV's "Attack of the Show!" Visit in Second Life Mindful Cove Mindful Cove exists to provide both an entry point into Second Life, and an ongoing community region for newcomers and long-time residents alike, based on the core principle that SL can be an excellent place to engage in activities that support emotional and mental well-being. Visit in Second Life See Yourself Health Community Gateway See Yourself Health is an award-winning, evidence-based diabetes lifestyle coaching platform that uses virtual world technology to promote healthy decision-making. Play wellness with others! More info at seeyourselfhealth.com Visit in Second Life New Orleans City Experience the southern hospitality in this replica of historic Bourbon St in the storied deep south. The city is inspired by late 20th century New Orleans, Louisiana. A place to hang out, party, and meet friends. Beautiful areas to rest and enjoy with scenic views. Visit in Second Life Sapphire's Pearl Dreams A coastal island town, forgotten and remembered. Full of life and yet abandoned. Preserved history and growing future. This was created as a gift for Sapphire. Everyone is welcome, supernatural, furry, children, and people-friendly! Come and swim! Visit in Second Life Island of Elar - Still Memories Isle of Elar is a place of romance and beauty. An idyllic nature preserve where you can visit with animals or cuddle up with someone special. Around every turn is something new to discover amongst its many wandering paths. It's a place that beckons photographers with its natural allure. Should you tire walking just grab a horse and enjoy everything on the back of your new trusted friend. Visit in Second Life Meraki Moments In a world where we're drifting through life, sometimes, we love a moment so much that we leave a little piece of our souls in it. That's Meraki! A concoction of landscapes. Visit in Second Life Summer day by Cica Ghost ''Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.'' - Dr. Seuss Visit in Second Life IN OTHER WOR(L)DS by Whiskey Monday Whiskey Monday is a writer that also manifests herself artistically through photography in Second Life. In this exhibition, she brings two series of images with almost 10 years apart between them, exploring the link between image and text, inviting us to question the role of the title in an image as she blurs the line between second and first lives. More info here: thegbthproject.com/gbth-magazine-5 Visit in Second Life The Crystal Heart Festival Welcome to the Crystal Heart! Bringing the magic back to Second Life annually as a fantasy-themed fair. Magical Girls and the Witches who loom in the darkness form the focus of this event, but in the spirit of the magical guardians, their doors are open to mermaids, fairies, and more! The event runs from July 30th to August 27th. Visit in Second Life Mainframe - Cyberpunk Scifi Event Mainframe is a Cyberpunk/Sci-fi Shopping event with 90 of the best designers in Second Life! Opens on July 20th and runs until August 13th. Visit in Second Life Midnight Order Ever wonder what happens after dark? Come to the noir-styled market and discover for yourself. Midnight Order brings the best of Dark/Goth/Macabre, etc. from all across the grid. The event runs from July 20th to August 20th. Visit in Second Life 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. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
  25. Pictured: Home of Paine at Virtual Decay This week we're featuring some older urban destinations showcasing a variety of city-themed virtual life. Don't forget to check our Recently Added category to see all the latest additions to the Second Life Destination Guide! Home of Paine at Virtual Decay Home of Paine on the Virtual Decay region is an industrial post-apocalyptic world in a dilapidated urban city. Visit in Second Life Cravone City Inspired by New York, Cravone City is an urban region that is great for photography, roleplaying, and hanging out. Come explore the shops, cafes, and parks. With numerous streets and alleys, Cravone provides plenty of ways to get lost and find yourself again. Visit in Second Life Kowloon Bathe in the neon glow of this region based on Hong Kong's infamous Kowloon Walled City, a place with a sordid past and where sunlight rarely reaches the ground below. Shops line the narrow city streets and darkened alleys, while Panda Park offers the lone space to stare up at the stars. Visit in Second Life The Apartments Hallways, endless rain, and cats...lots and lots of cats. Visit in Second Life Tralala's Diner @ Pine Lake Tralala's Diner @ Pine Lake is post-apocalyptic living at its finest. Explore this photogenic region filled with rooftop slums and scavenged ruins. Strap yer boots on tight...you might be a'ight Visit in Second Life After The Fall On the verge of economic collapse, with the world in a very vulnerable place, astronomers predicted frequent and disastrous meteor showers. But they couldn’t predict what came next... Dark and gibbering creatures emerged from the impact craters, decimating everything in their sight. As a human, how will you survive? As an alien, what’s your next move? After the Fall has an elaborate interactive grungy urban city, with apocalyptic-themed role play. Visit in Second Life Terminal City Social Club and Hangout Terminal City Social Club is a safe hangout with a mix of urban chic, vintage, steampunk, diesel-punk, and grunge. Plenty of photo opportunities. Take the time to explore, there is more than meets the eye. It is worth the visit. Visit in Second Life Hangars Liquides Hangars Liquides is the largest and longest running cyberpunk city on the Second Life grid. Visit in Second Life Cabal Urban RP Deep in the belly of The City the criminal community reigns and their elite business thrives. The Cabal runs professional assassinations, hits, and scheduled criminal activity to move products and even people throughout the world. The City is only one of the major hubs within the company. For more info, visit cabal-rp.com Visit in Second Life Voodoo Land Voodoo land is a nocturn urban region with photogenic spots in different areas. You will find basketball, skatepark, arcade, parking for parties, cinema, bridges, tunnel, underground motorcycle garage, Japanese square, an old street with an Irish Pub, night lights, and neons. The Voodoo Mainstore and Vegas Tattoo are also there. Nextdoor you will find Little World. Visit in Second Life 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. Don’t forget to read more about the Destination Guide info, guidelines and criteria for Editors’ Picks or the Destinations Floater in the viewer, to increase your chances of being featured in those coveted spots! Connect with Second Life on Social Media: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Flickr | Pinterest | Tumblr | Plurk | TikTok | Reddit | LinkedIn
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