* Nightfall Cities – Winter wonderland *

nightfall-cities-welcome_001_editedMerry Belated Christmas everyone ~!!

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I hope everyone is having a great time during the Holidays. Christmas may have ended yesterday, but there are still plenty of places to enjoy some winter fun in SL.

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I stopped by Nightfall City to see what sort of things I could find. And, if you love beautiful places or have been looking for some great landscapes for winter photography. This is definitely a destination you should check out.

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I had a lot of fun walking around this giant winter wonderland.

Some areas are snowy

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some even have palm trees

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and there are parts where you are in a complete blizzard

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This land is filled with beautiful scenes, animals, homes, cars, places for you to relax, and many other amazing winter activities.

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If you are looking for some winter time beauty this is where you need to be.

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I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas & that you have an extra amazing New Year ~

One last thing. After the New Year Tour-Sl will be going through some big exciting changes. I can’t wait for everyone to see. 😀

Happy Exploring, Till next time

Toodles TTFN ~!!!

* Exploring L.E.A. *

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Here is the first of my mini-exploration at the L.E.A. Sim in Second Life. Before I dive in and pick a specific spot I’d like to cover, I just decided to wander around.

Wanting to get a feel for what I might come across.

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The great thing I found is every area you visit is completely different from the next.

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This is such a fun area to get lost in, you never know what you may find. So many creators have put so much into these amazing builds.

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In the post before this I put up links if anyone is interested to learn more about the Linden L.E.A. Sims in Second Life. I’ll add this here if you want to check it out. \/ \/

https://sammie1154.wordpress.com/2015/05/26/mini-series-on-second-lifes-lea-sims/

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In the next post I’ll be touring specific areas that have really stood out. I hope you enjoy these & also want to check out L.E.A. its such a diverse, and has plenty for everyone to enjoy.

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

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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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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Happy Valentines Day Everyone ~!

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

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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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 😀

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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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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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Happy Exploring, Till next time

Toodles TTFN ~!!!

* Rico’s Tea House *

After a stressful week or day, everyone needs somewhere to be able to just kick back and relax.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Isle%20of%20Flux/204/86/27

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This was my goal, and I think I found it at Rico’s Tea House.

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From right when you land, the whole set up and landscaping of the sim, is very relaxing and comforting. So first thing I did was grab a seat in front of the shop, and started to take in everything that I could see around me.

Right behind me in the picture is a very picturesque bay, with a few sailboats filling up the docks. Even spending a bit of time by the water was wonderful.

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Besides the bay you can also find walkways that lead to fountains, little lemonade stands, and beautiful gardens.

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As for the Tea House its self I loved the decor inside, I could look at it everyday. The whole set up is beautiful even at first glance.

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Right as you step inside you find yourself in a room with plenty of seating, and filled with roses. The first thing that caught my eye was the chandelier which is amazing.

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Directly to the left of this room is a similar area, but has tables and chairs. The tables filled with cupcakes, coffee, tea, macarons, cakes and other delicious treats.

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And right agaisnt the wall, you can find anything your little heart may desire. (well in treats at least 🙂  )

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If sitting inside is not your thing, and you may be looking for something a bit more private. There are these beautiful silk covered tents outside with seating also. Spend sometime surrounded by lavender and lemon trees.

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Besides what I have shown you, this isnt half of what you can see. There is even a pool on top of a hill, but I’ll leave that for everyone to explore. The best part about Rico’s is –

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So, what are you waiting for. Take a peaceful break, or bring that special someone you’ve been trying to find a way to ask out. Having a cup of coffee is always a great ice breaker.

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I hope everyone enjoys this Tea House as much as I have.

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Happy exploring-

Toodles , till next time
TTFN~

* Kona Beach *

With, as much rain that I have been dealing with in RL. I needed to take a little break, a trip down to the beach. This is the beach I decided to escape too. A beautiful Island created by Dax & Lilly Kona.
*Kona Beach*

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Woodridge/201/151/22

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What I love about this place, is how relaxing the entire area is. And there are plenty of little spots where you can be alone, and share a romantic moment with that special someone.

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Little pathways like this, take you to little pools where you can float around. I love this small grotto, the best part is if you continue to fallow the path all the way to the top of the steps, there is a nice area to relax, swim, and watch the sunset bouncing off the ocean shore.

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There is also a little bonfire to spend time around, telling stories and cuddling when the sun finally sets.

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Along with being able to take a nice romantic horseback ride across the beach.

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Also point your viewing up to the top of the cliff, you’ll see a giant purple hang-glider.

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But, my two favorite parts I’ve saved for last. There is a momma leather back turtle that pulls her self out of the ocean, and lays her eggs in the sand. And if you stay to wait a moment after she leaves you will get the chance to see some little baby turtles run their little legs into the ocean.

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And, leaving just a bit of surprise, for everyone these small bit of pictures are not close to everything this beach paradise has to offer. Check every area along the island, there’s small hidden areas just out of view, you may miss otherwise.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Woodridge/201/151/22

Have fun spending the day at the beach, catching a bit a surf & sun rays 😀

Toodles , till next time
TTFN~

P.s. –  Don’t forget to say hello to their little mascot

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