* Mini Series on Second Life’s LEA Sim’s *

This is going to be the start of my mini travels to different areas on Second Life’s LEA Sim’s.

LEA = The Linden Endowment for the Arts

These are basically giant Sandboxes for Second Life’s Artists. They can rez, build, create, and build whatever fantasy’s or ideas they have swarming around their minds. This is a giant collaboration between the Lindens and the art community in Second Life.

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This is pretty awesome. Some of the areas I’ve seen already are very wild and abstract. I love this, being able to see everyone’s different thoughts and what they create from them.

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My good friend Alex (alex.putzo) actually introduced me to LEA, he knows I love finding out about places I’ve never been. And I’m so glad he brought me here thanks Alex. Also, took a few snap shots from the spots we stopped by, so everyone can see a little bit or what LEA is all about.

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Also, there are a few different pages to visit if you want to know more about LEA.

Taken from LEA 14

Taken from LEA 14

Linden Endowment for the Arts

www.lea-sl.org

And also a Wiki page

Linden Endowment for the Arts – Second Life Wiki

wiki.secondlife.com
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If anyone has been to LEA before let me know which ones your favorite.
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Let the mini series begin!!~
In LEA 4

These are very large Snails. They are created with different themes & do the Giant Snail Races that take place in SL, the closest snail is by Tindallia Soothsayer.\

\/ If you would like to check out LEA head over to the Welcome Area here \/

Happy Exploring, Till next time

Toodles TTFN ~!!!

* SL Star Wars – Planet of Taris *

I had been to this location a while ago. And with talk of the new Star Wars movie it reminded me of this spot. So, I wanted to check it out & let everyone know of this great place.

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Welcome to Planet of Taris / Furious Star Wars Avatars

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Outer%20Rim/230/160/75

The Furious Star Wars Avatars is a shop that they have with different items that would fall into the Star Wars world. They have some pretty cool items to check out.

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And when you first land on the Planet of Taris you will be in this building and not sure where to head to. There are a few different rooms to see in here. Along with some characters, you will see a blue tag over the tops of their heads. This is to help you know what their names are. Walk up to each character and click on them see what they have to say.

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You will find a door that will lead you outside, when you get there grab the HUD on the sign to the right. The really cool thing about The Planet of Taris is you can completely interact with almost everything.

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When you get the HUD on look at local chat, along with clicking on characters to find out what the objectives are. You get to go around this planet talking to different people and doing different hunts. The further you go some may get more complicated.

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The nice thing you can have a few different hunts going on at once if you happen to get stumped. Bring some friends with you, since there is a one where you will be able to do some Swoop Racing. Like seen in the movies. Its a lot of fun.

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There are lots of different buildings and people to meet all over.

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 Up near the starting area where you first landed, there is a ship that lands to pick people up every so often. And from here you can fly to other planets and locations, where you can find other people for different objections to get by. But, for those who are not interested in doing the hunts this is still a really fun place to explore. Lots of land and plenty to see.

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The Planet of Taris is a wonderful escape into the world of Star Wars. Grab some friends and head over here. :D

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Outer%20Rim/154/182/75

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Happy Exploring, Till next time

Toodles TTFN ~!!!

* Early Valentines ~ Welcome to FRANCE PORTNAWAK – Aquarelle *

Just in time for Valentines Day ~

Along with being my 1st year anniversary post~ Hurray ~!!

It has been one year since I started up TourSL searching the grid for destinations to visit. So, I wanted to find something different. And, I stumbled across one of the most beautiful and dreamy locations that I’ve seen.

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Welcome to France Portnawak – Aquarelle

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreamworld%20Volcano/178/188/22

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This beautiful location makes you feel like you stepped into a watercolor painting. There are transparent areas in the trees and landscape that gives off the feel of real watercolors.

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The creators of this beautiful piece of artwork brought to life are Lecia Arado & ChimKami. I had spoken with both of them, wanting to get an insight into Aquarelle. I asked where the idea for this place and the watercolor look came from. They told me that they have known each other for many years & are both very tuned to one another. This idea started out with the feelings of being Zen & peaceful.

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From the idea of a tree they spoke and discussed their feelings while collaborating with each other to put their feelings into the SIM. Creating the outline of the area, of lightness & serenity everything started to evolve from there.

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Into a beautiful misty transparent watercolor world that you see now.

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They really wanted the softness of color to show something clean & pure. For them it wasn’t a set out plan. As their imaginations started forming different ideas this beautiful location emerged from them. Showing something that these two are very proud to show & want to share with everyone.

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And this is what their moods & imaginations transformed into.

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There is also a shop at the top. Where some free mesh items for men & women are along with other items that can be bought. All of the profits from the items are used  for the benefit of the SIM.

I hope everyone takes a visit to this lovely place. And being close to Valentines day you could bring that special someone for a perfect date. Their are beautiful spots for photos.

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An area where you can get a horse to ride,

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And also areas for couples to dance around the painted colors.

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There is also a board with the different spots you can TP too.

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Taxi \/

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dreamworld%20Volcano/178/188/22

Happy Valentines Day Everyone ~!

And here’s to starting the 2nd year of TourSL ~

Happy Exploring, Till next time

Toodles TTFN ~!!!

* Welcome to the Amazon Rainforest *

Aviary Photo_130661368156790874If you are looking for some excitement and possible danger this is where you want to be.

Welcome to The Amazon Rainforest ~!

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Glint/214/24/22

This place is intense. When I landed I was not expecting it to be as crazy and exciting as it turned out to be. When you land here, you will see some signs near you explaining a bit about the land. There is a HUD you wear so you can fully immerse yourself into this area. Make sure to grab that off of the tall sign near the landing.

The first thing I did when I got here was hop on a kayak and started to explore from the rivers. I thought this was a great way to see a bit of everything. From lil’ colorful froggies-

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To beautiful birds and native huts

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Busted up rope bridges ( pass over these with caution )

Aviary Photo_130661353545496505And I also came near this random opening in a mountain. There was a camera above the entrance, so I  made sure to pass by carefully. Hopefully this wasn’t an entrance for loggers living in the area….

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After my tour through the water I decided to hop off the kayak near by and started to check out the area by foot. This is a giant 5 SIM Forest, so there is plenty to view while you are here.

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As I was wandering around I found some villages, and I was glad to see that they were all very friendly to me being a new comer. I just let them know I was exploring, they wished me well along with warning me to be careful about the dangers in the forest. I said thank you and headed deeper into the forest.

Aviary Photo_130661338666767918Aviary Photo_130661364347460256I found myself passing by beautiful ruins and waterfalls.

Aviary Photo_130661339614969418Near this waterfall I found a Giant Ruin with two Snake people statues outside the entrance. Definitely frightening, but I headed towards them from my curiosity. This was a very spooky looking area.

Aviary Photo_130661337901873038Not far from here I found a giant Mayan Temple, that even had a secret passageway ( I will leave the entrance for you to find :D ).

Aviary Photo_130661362033288031 Then I started walking through the lush forest my eyes wide with everything I’ve already seen, feeling way to comfortable with my surroundings.

Aviary Photo_130661361016761597I ended up getting chased by a crocodile!!!

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And as I ran away out of terror, I stepped onto of a snake. Which pissed him off and I was bit. Things were blurry and slightly blank.

Aviary Photo_130661340507789258Now being injured and a bit woozey, I’m glad I still manged to get away. I found a nearby rope ladder and headed for higher ground.

Aviary Photo_130661341188595711The site was amazing from here, being able to see the entire forest.

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I spent the last of my adventure sitting above the canopy, taking in the beauty that I saw all around.

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So, now you know what awaits you in The Amazon. I say go for it, there is so much beauty to this place. And so much more left to see.

I hope you all take a chance and head into the jungle. You never know what you may find. But, you wont know unless you go.

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Glint/214/24/22

Happy Exploring, Till next time

Toodles TTFN ~!!!

And just for fun- Hell why not \/

* Burrito Bell SL’s in-world Taco Bell *

So I’ve been doing some searching, to see if there are any fast food chains in SL.

To my surprise I found my favorite one :D

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Well, in Second Life we have Burrito Bell instead.

Welcome to Burrito Bell – \/ Taxi \/

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cedar%20Creek/183/51/25

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Everything is set up just like the fast food chain. You can grab some tacos, burritos, and other amazing items from the menu. :)

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The fun thing is here, you can even hop in the back and act like your an employee if you want. I think its pretty cool that this exists in-world. Instead of trying to hunt down a restaurant or something like that. It seems a lot of food places In-world are set towards romance or special events. But, this is a great place to bring family and kids. And you don’t have to be dressed up any certain way to go here.

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There is even a drive through. So you can take a car and swing by to grab your food. But, to do this you’ll need to join the group on the SIM to rez your car on the land.

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Theres plenty of seating inside too if you want to eat inside.

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And here are all the menu items, and the drink options are to the left of this sign.

The reason I started searching for any food chains, was because I was all excited when I saw that Taco Bell has a new app where you can Get a free Doritos’s Loco’s taco when you order off the app. Haha I love those things, so I grabbed it up. Apparently they are going to be doing this until they hand out 1 million tacos.

I hope everyone enjoyed this post as much as I have :)

If you’d like to swing by Burrito Bell here in your Taxi :D

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cedar%20Creek/183/51/25

Happy Exploring, Till next time

Toodles TTFN ~!!!

* Parfum de Cristal’s beautiful winter wonderland & Advents *

Being in the Winter/Christmas Spirit, I have been taking full advantage of this time of year. From decorating the home, to visiting Santa, and checking out all of the amazing Advents that are featured this year in Second Life.

From checking out the list of different advent calendars to grab up some great Christmas items from. I ended up finding this amazing winter wonderland, where one of the advents are located.

This place is beautiful

Welcome to –

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Parfum de Cristal  \/ Taxi \/

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ua%20Pou%20Island/128/118/21

And you can also find all the links & locations for all of the Advent Calendars here.

http://yermawn.blogspot.com/p/adventurous.html?zx=88bf775d2d59c128

Theres a lot of amazing stores with great gifts at all of those locations.

But, back to Parfum de Cristal’s beautiful winter wonderland –

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Right after you land, the first things you’ll see is this beautiful home along an icy river, and also Santa sitting upon a train, scooting around a Christmas tree.

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There is also a lovely lighthouse a bit into the distance that you can walk to, climb to the top and see a view of the surrounding area.

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The first two spots I ended up finding were buried in the woods a bit. One was the icy Carousel that is so pretty. And also this small little winter park that looks perfect to Christmas photos.

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There are lots of beautiful areas for photo op’s here.

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Along with the beautiful mountains, you can find this gorgeous house sitting a top a hill. And right in front of the home you’ll find three grazing reindeer.

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Besides the reindeer you can find many other animals around this SIM. Even a Polar bear and Penguins floating on a mini ice burg.

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You can also go sledding and do some ice skating :D

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And before you decide to leave, don’t miss the chance to watch the Northern Lights bounce across the nights sky.

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” It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas “

I love this time of year, its so full of love.

I hope everyone takes a trip to this lovely snowy area. I’ll post up another taxi below. Also, don’t miss out on the great gifts from the advent calendars.

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ua%20Pou%20Island/128/118/21

\/ And for the advent calendars \/

http://yermawn.blogspot.com/p/adventurous.html?zx=88bf775d2d59c128

Happy Exploring, Till next time

Toodles TTFN ~!!!

* Pandora Universe – Na’vi Planet Avatar *

After doing a bit of random hopping and searching. Some how I found this, which was an awesome surprise.

And I bring to you-

Pandora Universe – Na’vi Planet Avatar

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pegase/137/181/1045

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Anyone who has ever seen the movie Avatar. Will already know what you might come across upon visiting. Everything you might be thinking is probably completely correct.

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This whole area is filled with so many amazing colors.

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Beautiful plants,

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and animals.

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There are so many areas you can walk through even little paths that may seem hidden.

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Climb through the levels of a giant tree, see where the Na’vi people sleep, eat, meditate, heal each other, along with many other wonderful sights.

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Its amazing being able to immerse yourself into this movie. Everything has been brought to life.

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I really loved being able to see the floating mountains. Such an amazing place.

Once you get to the floating mountains, its so beautiful up there. Just make sure not to fall off.

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You can also check out the human area, to see the machines that helped the humans turn into the Na’vi people.

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Along with the rest of the items used by the humans.

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These are only a few of the things you can see as you explore this area. Make sure to wear the explorers tag from the entrance. Before you tp into Na’vi territory. Don’t want to be a threat to the Na’vi people, who you can run into while you are here. This is also a great spot for photos, I can’t get over how amazing the colors are. So vibrant.

I really hope everyone takes a moment out of busy days or night. To do a bit of wandering around Planet Avatar. You will  not be disappointed.

Catch you guys next time.

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http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Pegase/137/181/1045

Happy Exploring, Till next time

Toodles TTFN ~!!!