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.
In the heart of the United States, there was a city called Hillvale. It was a mid-century city, built in the 1950s, during the Atomic Age. a mix of Americana and retro-futuristic style, Hillvale was a hub of innovation and creativity, but as time passed, it became a dystopian, cyberpunk metropolis.
Quash is all things Mediterranean or South Europe (Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, and Greece). It is a residential community with a feel of vacation all year round. Come live or visit for a date or just hang out and relax. If you love roleplay or not, come and enjoy your stay.
Seaclaid is a land of dreams and hope, where the old races lived in peace. Years have passed and much has changed in the sleepy little seaside village. It is a vast and beautiful place. There is music and culture, bright lights, and dark alleyways. There are galleries and bookstores, rooftop gardens, and stunning sunsets. Magical creatures have all but vanished into the mists, taking with them their way of life. One alone walks the streets of the city waiting for their return.
Wandering New York is a first-of-its-kind New York themed community roleplay destination, and it is completely MyStory compatible! The goal is to develop an active and flourishing community with many roleplaying activities, live entertainment, music, restaurants, and sports activities/competitions while all being a picture-worthy blog spot!
Welcome to The Nature Collective - a place that is all about connecting people with the wonder and joy of nature in the virtual world and beyond. Come explore a new home-base location at Windy Peak Park, learn more about TNC events, and grab the latest copy of their Explorer HUD for more beautiful nature spaces to explore. Don't forget to add your images to their Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/thenaturecollective
What the Buzz is an interactive bee and pollinator reserve where you can embark on a quest to find lost scientific journal pages and learn about different ways you can help save the bees. Stop by the farmers market and gift shop, and visit the Field Research Station where you can learn more about bees and what is causing their decline. There are even beehives you can help tend to!
Welcome to Lone Tree Yoga Studio & Meditation Garden! Delight in the present as you find your breath and journey toward self-discovery through the practices of yoga and guided meditation and more. Come wander the meditation garden and practice Tai Chi or sit and meditate and be one with the sights and sounds around you. All are loved and all are welcome. Add your images to their Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/lone-tree-yoga
This is Waterland, a low-lying meadow area intersected by canals. The small hamlet of three houses is loosely based on the Dutch village of Broek in Waterland. The village was mentioned as early as the second half of the 13th century. It was a popular vacation village for sea captains in the 1600s and was famous for its beauty and cleanliness. It is definitely a place that will charm you!
Mother nature comes back to life and wakes up slowly. Trees and flowers with a thousand scents adorn themselves with their most beautiful colours. The birds in their gala outfits sing, making the butterflies dance again. It's the return of spring to everyone's delight! Enjoy it through breathtaking country walks, on foot or horseback, or let yourself be lulled by the sound of the waves while lounging on a golden sand beach.
Home to the Enaitch home and decor mainstore, imagine a place that is a true sanctuary from the chaos of the outside world, a peaceful retreat nestled in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by the gentle flow of a winding river. This idyllic location is a place where time seems to slow down and the worries of the world simply melt away.
Experience the timeless, vintage beauty of Baja Coast 2 and wander this nostalgic, romantic tropical beach environment. Explore the coast and islands of this photogenic white sand tropical beach and take in the sights and sounds of nature with your friends and family, grab a beach home if that's what you're looking for, or maybe you just want some peaceful time alone. Don't forget your camera!
Le Petit Paris is a region-wide living museum that consists of the Musee Nissim de Camondo, the famous Petit Trianon, and all the wonder of discovery throughout. For photographers, you will find an array of captures from the beautiful landscape to the intricate details behind every corner.
Welcome to Hashima Island, a new destination from the Skrunda team. Take your first step onto the island from the rickety old ferry and be transported into the strange world of Hashima, an ex coal mine community, prison, and film set. The people have gone but the feeling of their humanity remains. Inspired by Hashima Island in Japan.
Kaleidoscope, a Monarch Education Project, brought to you by MORPH Productions and SPARK Project, is an experience for the mind, heart, and soul. Follow the nature hike to learn about the importance of this beautiful butterfly and experience the breathtaking views of the monarch wintering grounds. Immerse in the butterfly experience while cuddling your beloved.
The Magical Kingdom is lovingly created with blood, sweat, and tears of laughter! Amenities include but are not limited to a games area, a beach, a farm, a children's area in the Wee Fun Park, and a church. Plus so much more to explore and discover. Feel free to rezz, but please clean up after yourselves. Enter the photo contest and share your images in their Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/the-magical-kingdom-sl
Celestial Glade transports you to an enchanted forest, full of magic and exploration. Tucked away, you will find romantic spots to dance and cuddle with that special someone as you explore the many paths that trail through the forests and over rivers. Celestial Glade is perfect for a date night, photographers, and bloggers!
Mother nature has been working overtime to create her most dazzling celebration of Spring here at LeLoo's World. Make sure to turn on your sounds to catch the birds chirping, the bees buzzing, and other lively springtime sounds. Don't forget the camera for those bright and cheerful selfies! All are welcome to this PG event! Share your photos in their Flickr group flickr.com/groups/leloosworld
For over five years Scottie Menges and Caleb Bruun ran the first Pillars Of Hercules open from 2009-2014. Now after ten months of building, Pillar of Hercules returns in 2022 as a public park open to anyone looking for a romantic and neoclassical fantasy destination where you can learn about Greek and Roman mythology.
Roqueblanche is a french village nested in the Provence. Fields of lavender, vineyards and Mediterranean sun are there for your enjoyment. Come take pictures, visit the village and enjoy its places, café , and old trees. The countryside offers you amazing promenades along the paths.
Established in 2008, Ethereal City is an urban-themed photogenic destination that has shed its winter layers and emerged for a Summer of Love! Visit for a groovy boho vibe with many new outdoor activities of dining spots, hangout locations, new beautiful photography locations, woodland park bonfires, cozy rooftops, and a fun sightseeing train! Don't forget to add your images to their Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/etherealcity
Borgo a mare is a small and characteristic village that stands out on the sea with cliffs and the beach framed by lemon trees and dotted with colorful geraniums. It is possible to stop and relax, breathe the typical Italian scents ranging from Tuscany to Sicily, drink a glass of wine, lemonade, or an espresso coffee, look out from the wonderful terraces on the Mare Secundus, play chess, listen to good music, or rent for free a motor boat on the quay.
The Olive Tree is a beautiful park-like sanctuary setting. It is based on the Taken in Hand, and how caring for each other will bring all of us to our own nirvana. An understanding of the story of the Olive Tree teaches everyone about the power of self-love and the art of caring compassionately for each other. Having peace and calm, empathy and trust. "Like the Olive tree that can both feed you and shade you, I am there seemingly eternal to your short life on this earth. If you need my fruit to feed your hunger, I will give you all the fruit you need."
Grandeur and opulence abound at Bellezzamora! The Galtier’s traveled to the far reaches to collect and display the finest creations and works of art and have housed them in a fitting estate that is second to none. Set amid lush and exquisite gardens, Bellezzamora will inspire you and fill your heart and soul. Have some tea while you are whisked away on a journey limited only by your imagination.
Spectacular Bellefleurs has been the seat of the Duchesses of Demnonica and Omnium for centuries. The current, detailed great house offers an incredible treasure of artwork, and a rare, complete medieval church sits nearby in the Village of Binnancumb. Bellefleurs offers an active, classical Salon Music series, gardens, dances, En Garde fencing, as well as other daily events. All are welcome.
Enjoy the last days of summer at Big Sky Over Florence. Listen to the calming ocean sounds and relax on the white sand beaches. Hang with friends in any of the island houses or try your hand at some photography. There are plenty of pretty views. Simply enjoy the peace and tranquility of this lovely spot and unwind. Everyone is welcome! Add your images to their Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/florenceatlowtide
As the forest opens up into a clearing, you discover a magical garden. Take your loved one for a romantic date, hang out with your friends, unleash your inner photographer, or wander around and explore its secrets. This adults-only destination is a proud part of the LGBTQ+ community and everyone is very welcome here: human, furry, elf, or otherwise.
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.
Brightly colored homes and tropical plants trailing over wrought-iron balconies. The smell of spiced, street food permeating the air. The vibrant sounds of a steel-drum salsa band. All of this awaits you at Tulum Township, the newest addition to Tulum Reserve! Come wander the alleys of a truly Mexican plaza filled with all the sights and sounds of the Caribbean coast!
Twisted Paradise is an eclectic artist's retreat, a home, and a playground for diverse interests. Twisted Paradise offers an abundance of inspiration, activities, and fun to maximize all this life offers. Let the mists of creativity twist up and around as you wander through the magical locations, including Twisted Gallery, Japanese Garden, Airfield, Redwood Island, Sculpture Gallery, Serenity Spa, Mermaid Reef, and more!
Timeless Memories is a lovely Mediterranean Island. Be amongst the sun-bathed cliffs of this secluded island and immerse yourself in this subtropical experience. A gorgeous cliff-top house and two beautiful beach homes each with panoramic views of the sky and emerald waters. Set your worries free in this idyllic paradise. Enjoy your stay and thank you for being mindful of the tenants.
Welcome to The Wylde. Be gentle, be kind, find peace. Come wander the forest trails, dance in the grassy meadow. Find comfy places to sit and relax, to cuddle, to chat with friends. Explore the watchtower and the observatory. Search for the magical cavern and the hidden grotto.
Angel Manor Estate is a 12-region Palace of the Arts, housing The Rose Theatre. The premier live music venue since 2007, The Rose Theatre is famous for its staging, light displays, and live musicians. The entire estate of twelve connected regions is open for all to explore and find a place to relax their soul.
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.
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon is an amazing estate filled with magical places that will amaze you. Created by Patch Thibaud and adapted as a residence, this is a true work of art. Majestic beyond words, you must experience this to fully appreciate it! Let the gondola guide you to your arrival then explore this romantic creation.
Discover the elegant surroundings within The Grove in this diverse community of 12 regions. Relax in the romantic sunken gardens and numerous nature spots. Lay back on the warm sandy beaches or attend one of the exciting live attractions. With superb photo opportunities and extensive facilities, why make a wish when you can make a dream? Take the opportunity to become part of this exciting community.
A coastal destination with a beautiful forest filled with birds, trees and wind sounds. An amazing wild beach with rolling waves and sea sounds makes you feel at peace there. Home to the TETRA store which offers a great choice of high-quality women's clothing and footwear, fitted for a variety of female mesh bodies.
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
In the south we say grace, listen to mama, sweeten the tea, know the neighbors, bless hearts, use manners, love like crazy, catch lightnin' bugs, live simple, say hey y'all, count our blessings, wave at strangers, give warm hugs, and marry for love. Add your images to their Flickr group: www.flickr.com/groups/southern_roots
Nestled in the Italian Riviera lies Portofino, originally a fishing village with small cobbled square, picturesque harbour, and panoramic views. Relax in bijou cafes, peaceful spots on the beaches, or stroll along the yacht-lined harbour in this stunning public double region designed by Minnie Atlass. Take pictures and watch the world go by! Add your images to their Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/3985845@N25
Skye Neist Point is a landscape for dreamers and photographers to hang out and take in breathtaking scenery - a massive cliff tower topped by the Basilisk Castle, lush ravines, forests and dune-scapes. Follow cliff and forest paths or dally on one of the interactive scenes.
Sparkling shallows, sand and ocean mist. Beautiful public tropical islands to explore with landscaped beach homes available for private furnished/unfurnished rental. Live pirate radio broadcasts & performers are found @ 'I Am A Rock' - the hidden eclectic subterranean musical cavern. All are welcome, so come photograph and blog, explore and discover, or simply chill and relax in this lazy day hideaway!
Sainte Rose Sur Mer is inspired by the Mediterranean French villages by the sea. Listen to live DJs throughout the year at the Bardeco le Club and explore the springtime mood at this photogenic destination. Add your images to their Flickr group: flickr.com/groups/14840236@N22
Arrive on the picturesque docks of Rosa Scotia, a whimsical journey back in time. During a period where the moment stood still, and the laughter and joy of the people was bountiful. Enjoy the lush downtown historic district offering a truly remarkable sense of mom and pop and community based business, purely decoration. As well as a vineyard, and relaxing beach to enjoy the smell of the air.
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.
It is an Old Town: a place of tree lined cobblestone streets, brownstones, and small shops. Built in a time of elegance, the Old Town is beautiful in her bright Autumn colours. Browse the shops, play in the carnival, and sing in the rain. Attend a concert at the bandshell, then stop in at the pub for a pint. This is a place of beauty and peace.
Inspired by the Swedish Skärgården this bustling fishing port captures the essence of those idyllic islands. Grab yourself a coffee and freshly baked pastries from the cafe and watch the local fishermen bring in the fresh catch of the day. You can explore this rocky landscape on foot or by the sea on our new rubber dinghies, or own your cottage and immerse yourself in the role of becoming a true archipelago resident. Enjoy your visit!
Where the soft breeze of the sea wind touches your face, where you smell the fruits of the trees. Where in the evening the flowers spread their smell, where life is simple and slow, and your glass of wine is always filled. Enjoy your time at this tiny coastal place, have a glass of wine, and an Espresso, watch the waves break on the beach, take the boat and explore the sea. Dance the night away on the beach, and make your favorite picture with Family and Friends.
Do you like vacations and hanging out while drinking an exotic cocktail by the poolside? Then Le Chateau is the place for you to be! With their kitsch and cheesy atmosphere and non-stop flowing exotic cocktails, a mix between French and American "80s'" culture atmosphere, they offer a wide variety of services, from the jungle-like airfield to the arcade room! Take your pick!
"Dream infinitely, remain fearless, but always seek hazardous adventures." Hazardous is a mysterious and intriguing place with a minimalistic beauty of the U-shaped plateau; the novel means of reaching it from the landing point; and the curving stone steps awaiting discovery as they curl down to the waters below. Take a few photographs, hang out, or just spend some quiet time reflecting. Seek it out.
Whatever happened to the Garden of Eden? Adam and Eve returned and so did the serpent! Take a walk through one of the portals and emerge into a true paradise. Garden of Eden is your nature sanctuary to explore and enjoy featuring mountaintops, caves, sandy beaches, and magical forests. This project is birthed by Eve for you to come and enjoy.
It's that magical time of year at Echo Ridge. Fires are lit and cabins are warm as the snow starts to fall on the evergreen forests. Hear the ice sing under the setting sun and make a wish upon a shooting star. Skate, Toboggan, and explore before snuggling under a blanket beside the campfire while sharing stories over a mug of hot chocolate. Experience Echo Ridge in its winter guise, relax, and enjoy this peaceful retreat.
New Second Life Residents can find a helpful hand at Helping Haven, a spot filled with experts who can share tips and tricks to getting started in SL. Visit this newcomer-friendly community for freebies, landmarks and other useful items. More at http://helpinghaven.weebly.com.
When you take your first steps into Second Life, it can be overwhelming. We've all been there. You can go anywhere! Be anything! So... why not visit the Fae? Especially for newcomers to Second Life, they have constructed a fully interactive tutorial area, where you can learn how to walk, talk, shop, fly, and more. Attended by their wonderful Gateway Guides, the Gateway to the Faery Crossing will ultimately lead you to the lands below where you can explore the wonderful world of The Faery Crossing in its full splendor.
Owning property is a fun and rewarding part of SL, so it's important to get all the facts before making the big commitment. The VRLI helps Residents make informed decisions about land ownership by providing information on topics like management, renting, and maintenance.
Learn the very basics of dancing in SL in this education center (great for newcomers) then take the free Introduction to Dance 101 class that runs 24x7. Learn to match dance styles to the tempo and music so you have more fun dancing. Bring a partner or learn on your own. You'll be a better dance partner after taking this class. More info at 2LDance.org.
Ajuda e orientacao - idioma portugues. Nesta Comunidade Gateway, apoiamos os residentes mais novos, oferecendo ajuda para todos. Somos um Grupo de Voluntarios, desde 2009; atualizado em 2011. Community Gateway 2017. Sejam bem-vindos e divirtam-se! Help and guidance - Portuguese language. In this place, we support the younger residents, offering help for all. We are a Volunteer Group since 2009; Updated 2011. Gateway Community 2017. Be Welcome and have fun!
Black Tonic is a newcomer and seasoned Resident hang-out and help center. Everyone is welcome! They have tutorials for newbies, free rezzing and change rooms, a game room filled with games, a spacious dance floor, and more. Event hosting is available upon request. Bring your friends and chat awhile!
Caledon Oxbridge University (COU) is an independent, community-supported, Second Life skill-training facility, located within the Victorian-Steampunk estate of Caledon. COU supports students of all avatar ages. A primary feature of COU is the seven-building walk-through tutorial, COU also has live, walk-in classes as well as live tutors in the plaza to answer questions and provide assistance.
The goal of the VW Education Consortium (VWEC) is to bring educators together both to share what has been successful and to tackle obstacles across virtual platforms and communities. For more information contact: Valibrarian Gregg, Elli Pinion, or Dodge Threebeards.
Grupo de enseñanza y ayuda de habla hispana, tenemos a vuestra disposicion un recorrido para recien llegados con, zona gratuita, tutoriales y guias, clases semanales basicas y avanzadas, sandbox, zona infantil, juegos, punto de encuentro y galeria de arte. Celebramos distintas actividades, fiestas y eventos.
Celebrate diversity at Second Pride! This destination is the headquarters of the Second Pride organization in Second Life. Second Pride holds annual events since 2005, featuring plenty of music and fun. Spread across two regions, with everything from cityscape to a massive beach and boardwalk, all centered around a huge park that spans both regions. There are shops on the pier, carnival rides, a zipline over the beach, a working trolley to take you on a tour, and more! More info at: second-pride.com
Rockcliffe University Consortium is an online nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of science, education, and research in 3D virtual environments. There are free workshops and forums provided on a regular basis, as well as live music and movies. There's also a theater, art gallery, sandbox and a full academic research library.
London City has a multilevel freebie store with regularly updated mesh clothing and accessories. Additionally, there is a tutorial area, with Support staff to assist new Residents. You can enjoy daily events with free-to-enter contests and Linden Dollar prizes, live voice chat, a busking area, sandbox, pubs, clubs, concert area, and a large hangout park, where new and older residents mix. For details see mainlandlondon.blogspot.com
Lollygagger Lane is a newcomer-friendly slum region on mainland with a lively arts and music scene. Live performances, art exhibits, and an engaged community of gamers from some of the oldest groups in Second Life. Hobos, Amondeu Artisans, and Metaharpers have built a large array of free vehicles and other strange, whimsical content to play with on the SL road and waters. All are welcome!
GBTH is an art incubator here in Second Life. Their Welcome Area is meant to help and assist new Residents interested in seeing and developing art exhibitions on the grid. After checking the tutorial, feel free to explore the several exhibits on the region! More info at: gbth.org
New residents are invited to learn the day-to-day basics of Second Life on this lush, wooded tutorial path. Learn movement, communication, outfits, and more. Assistance and mentoring are also available for new and experienced residents alike. All are welcome, but this tutorial zone is optimized for the Firestorm Viewer. (firestormviewer.org).
Door to America is a region within Second Life built specifically to onboard new users using the theme “Second Life is a virtual world for human connection!” DtA can promote a healthy, positive, transformative learning curve for users. Second Life is porous and learned skills, talents, and lessons of all types can transcend the virtual world and bring real-world benefits. Learn more at doortoamerica.blogspot.com
Central park is a newbie-friendly hangout and sandbox. The best vacation starts by relaxing on a sofa - by the ocean! Hop around this newbie-friendly destination and meet new friends, dance your heart out, fish for rewards, enjoy horseback riding, or just lay along the shores to relax. Be your own supermodel! Shop for freebies at the sandbox and dress your avatar. These and a lot more! Visit Central Park and have the time of your life!
Established in 2008, Builder's Brewery is one of Second Life's oldest destinations for learning. Visit and take a free training class and learn all about building, textures, scripting, mesh, animations, and more. Join their 3x award-winning group, and there is even a Sandbox for builders. Check their website for their schedule of educational events. More info at buildersbrewery.com
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