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Hurricane Florence heading towards South Carolina

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Saturday, September 8, 2018,
What are the chances that the name of an incoming hurricane is a name of a city (among many) that the very same hurricane would hit? Hurricane Florence is forecasted to hit the Carolinas and there is a city in South Carolina that is called Florence. 

What are the odds of that? This is the map of the hurricane tracker from CNN.com as of September 8, 2018. It is forecasted to hit the Carolinas on Thurs., Sept. 13, 2018 (5 days from this post). You can't even see South Carolina that well because ...
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Buy discounted LEGOLAND® Florida here and save $20

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Monday, April 18, 2016,
LEGOLAND® Florida's waterpark is open on the weekends now and soon, they will be open every day for summer. Buy your tickets here and you'll save $20 each per ticket for the whole family. Their theme park and rides are open everyday starting now until September 2016! Go to: http://legolandflorida.scbeachtrips.com to buy tickets. Let your kids bring out their builder side this summer! 



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Another Great Trip in Columbia, the Capital of South Carolina

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Wednesday, January 21, 2015,
There was a Beer Fest in Columbia, SC over the weekend so we did a 2 day trip in Columbia, SC. In the past, I've only done single day trips so this was our first time staying overnight and we got to do some more exploring this time around. I am so impressed at how much Columbia is remodeling in downtown and all the businesses seem to be booming, even in the middle of January. Maybe it's because of the beer fest that attracted a lot of tourists/visitors this past weekend but still, I see a pro...
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San Jose's Tacos & Tequila Review

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Thursday, June 26, 2014, In : Food 
We went to the San Jose's Tacos & Tequila restaurant today located at 3410 W. Radio Drive
Florence, SC 29501 and it was surprisingly nice inside. You know they spend a lot of money building the whole place inside and out. The podium was inviting and we were greeted right away by the staff who was waiting in the front. 

When presented with the menu, I was very happy to see that they have California Fish Tacos on the menu. I'm originally from San Diego and I lived on fish tacos growing up! They a...
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Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 16, 2014 at Francis Marion University

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Friday, January 17, 2014,
We had an unexpected theme this week at our home. A few days ago my husband and I watched the movie The Butler and felt really moved by the courage of a few who stood up for the millions in order to get equality. One of those figures in the movie is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A couple of days letter, I received a flyer in the mail about a public celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the local university and I felt that I must attend.
 
It was held at the Chapman Auditorium inside of Fra...
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Golden Dragon is a good deal but food is really sweet

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Sunday, January 12, 2014, In : Food 
I like Chinese food but I feel like the Chinese food restaurants around Florence, SC are all overly sweet for my taste. A lot of the dishes are filled with a lot of sweet sauces that make it really overbearing for my palette. Golden Dragon is one of them. I really like how they have the twin dragons in the front and when you come inside of the restaurant, it definitely has a Chinese theme inside.

Besides for the appropriate decor, another great thing about this place is they let you order ...
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Fleet Landing is a great place for seafood in Charleston that is waterfront

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Thursday, November 21, 2013, In : Charleston 
We were recommended by a couple who lived locally to dine at Fleet Landing for seafood after a romantic sailing trip. We got there around 5:30pm on a Saturday night and it was busy. There was a 20 minute wait to eat inside but no wait to eat on the patio, which is a great option if you have a coat in hand. The patio is right on the water front and you can hear the waves crashing and the moon shining while you have your dinner. My husband ordered the fried flounder with apricot glaze and I ord...
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2 hour sailing trip review for Adventures in Sailing (Mount Pleasant, Charleston)

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Monday, November 18, 2013, In : Charleston 

For our first year wedding anniversary, I surprised my husband to a voucher for 2 on a two hour sailing trip with Adventures in Sailing around Mount Pleasant and Charleston, SC. I found out about them from a TravelZoo promotion. It was a nice, relaxing time. I really like the fact that it's BYOB so we were able to bring our beverage of choice with us. We also brought some snacks to munch on. We thought 2 hours was going to breeze by really fast but it was ample time. We were the first group o...
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Free things for Veteran's Day if you're in the military or a veteran

Posted by SCBeachtrips.com on Monday, November 11, 2013, In : Free Things to do 
Happy Veteran's Day!

My husband is a Navy veteran and today is Veteran's Day. We discovered quickly upon moving to South Carolina that residents here really appreciate a military man and any veteran who has served the country. We really appreciate the freebies he gets on Veteran's Day. We know of several businesses/franchises around the US that routinely offer freebies every year so here is a list that we know of. 

Free on Veteran's Day ONLY


1. Great Clips - They give free haircuts to all milita...
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SIMT building on the Florence Darlington Technical College Campus

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Thursday, July 18, 2013, In : College 

If you've never driven towards the end of the Florence Darlington Technical College's campus where the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology (SIMT) is, you'll never know how truly big the campus is. SIMT is a beautiful building with more fountains to see. It was a cloudy day when I took this picture but imagine it on a beautiful day!

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Shogun Japanese Steakhouse is a great place for hot Japanese Food in Florence

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Thursday, July 18, 2013, In : Food 

I've been to Miyami a couple of times and I was never impressed. I'm so glad we discovered Shogun Japanese Steakhouse because the food taste and quality of the food is so much better! It's kind of a small, underrated place. After talking to the waitress, I realized this place has been opened for many years before Miyami. 

It's a Japanese restaurant but they are owned by Vietnamese owners. The flavors are amazing. Here is a picture of my plate and the experience. Hands down, Shogun Japanese Ste...
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Tom Hum or Chinese Lobster can be found at Dim Sum Chinese Restaurant in Charlotte

Posted by Master Pet on Saturday, July 6, 2013,
We found an okay tom hum (Chinese lobster) place in Charlotte, NC. It's not comparable to Santa Ana, California but it fixes the craving. At Dim Sum Chinese Restaurant, you can order fresh lobsters and have them cooked in two styles: either ginger and scallions or Cantonese style. We picked the Cantonese style. It was kind of expensive for their lobsters though. They have one set price of $50.95 for a 2.5lb lobsters the day we came in. Eeek! I remember when I can get 12.99 a lb in Santa Ana b...
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Pho An Hoa is pretty good in Charlotte, NC

Posted by scbeachtrips.com on Saturday, July 6, 2013,
We were visiting Charlotte, NC for the day and craving Vietnamese food. After doing some research online, we decided to go to Vietnam Grille but they were closed for vacation for July 4th week so then we decided to go to Ben Thanh. When we got to Ben Thanh, we discovered that the place was closed for vacation too! What the heck? Did they go on vacation together?

So then, we decided to go to the Vietnamese restaurant near Ben Thanh called Pho An Hoa and we were not disappointed! The pho and mi...
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My favorite restaurant in Virginia Beach is Rudee's on the Inlet Restaurant (right next to the water)

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, In : Food 
My husband grew up in Virginia Beach, VA so he took me to Rudee's on the Inlet Restaurant for some seafood when we were in town an it is so amazing and romantic! We sat in one of their swinging cabanas and that itself was a unique experience. The service was great, even though they were so busy on a beautiful day. I ordered a berry mojito and my husband ordered a beer. For lunch, we ordered a lobster roll and a seafood platter that had scallops, shrimp, lobster and crab meat. I forgot the exa...
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Pictures of Florence Veterans Park Trail (Connector to Florence Trail System)

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Wednesday, May 8, 2013,
We went to the Florence Veterans Park Trail (one of the Connectors to Florence Trail System, SC) today and brought our dog along for a nice nature walk. We really enjoyed the memorial park and the trails right by it. It is right by the Civic Center.

It was a beautiful May day. Here are some pictures that we took today at the Florence Veterans Park and the trail. 
We're so proud that the City of Florence did this because my husband is a military veteran.

The Wall with The Oath of Enlistment (the...
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Palmetto Subs on West Evans St pleases the buds

Posted by Master Pet on Sunday, May 5, 2013, In : Food 
We went to Palmetto Subs for the first time over the weekend and we were so happy to find a great sandwich place in Florence, SC. My husband and I ordered the large #19 (their special sub) and split it. It was delicious. They know how to thinly slice their meat, veggies and provide great service. We will be back again. I want to try their tuna sandwich. (The size below is only half of the full large sandwich we bought. They kindly put it in two different plates.)
 
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My favorite Chinese restaurant in Florence, SC is Jin Jin on Palmetto

Posted by Master Pet on Monday, April 8, 2013,
I really like Chinese food and sometimes after having it so much, I become very picky about my food like I don't like a lot of onions in my fried rice. 

I can always rely on Jin Jin for good Chinese food. Their prices are inexpensive and the shrimp in your entrees are huge! The flavors are amazing and I will go to Jin Jin over buffets any day. Look at what I got below today! All of this for under $13. It's amazing. Their portions are huge. 
  
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Bangkok House is a great restaurant in Myrtle Beach

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Friday, April 5, 2013, In : Myrtle Beach 
We were visiting Myrtle Beach for a day and wanted good Thai food in the area. We dined at Bangkok House that is located  at: 318 N Kings Hwy Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. We were there right when it opened at 11AM, a perfect time for their lunch specials. They were very affordable and there was nothing over 7 dollars on the lunch special menu, which includes your choice of entree, spring roll and soup! The owners are very nice and personable. We will come back again when we visit Myrtle Beach.
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Percy & Willie's Food & Spirits is the best steak house in Florence, SC

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Friday, April 5, 2013, In : Food 
We went to Percy & Willie's for the first time for steak and it was a taste bud pleaser! The rib eye that my husband ordered was the juiciest piece of steak I've ever had! I ordered the today's special which included a steak, a side and a salad for 18.99. See picture below. It's near the mall and you'll see a lot of business workers coming here at lunch or for dinner. They also have a bar area for those into spirits. We will come back again. 
Address is: 2401 David H McLeod Boulevard, Florence...
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Disappointed with Little China Restaurant in Florence, SC

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Thursday, March 28, 2013,
Usually it takes at least 3 strikes for me to give a restaurant a bad review. This was our first time trying their Chinese food and what got us to drive to 2nd Loop for this is because we saw online that they have a very inexpensive lunch menu. 

First strike took place when they gave me the wrong thing. Soup or egg roll comes as a choice for your lunch entree as it said on the menu. I told the guy who took my order for egg drop soup but he gave me an egg roll instead. Maybe he heard me wrong b...
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Chutnee Indian Restaurant pleases the taste buds - Florence, SC

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Thursday, March 28, 2013, In : Food 
We went to Chutnee (located on Palmetto St) for the first time yesterday and apparently they just re-opened with a new owner in March 2013. We really liked the service and they give you this free taco shell with every entree. I've always find Indian food very fascinating as a lot of spices go into play for just one dish. However, my stomach can't take Indian food well because of the acidic flavors but once in a while, it is a great treat for me. My husband and I ordered the Chicken Tikka, Lam...
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Yogi Bear Honey Fried Chicken Review - Pretty Good but not impressed with Mashed Potatoes

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Friday, March 22, 2013,
I tried the Yogi beach Honey Fried Chicken from Hartsville, SC yesterday and was very impressed with a different type of fried chicken. As the name says it, it has honey in it. The only thing that I wish I had was a crunchier crust like Bojangles or Church's. Besides for that, I'd most likely come back for more. I love the Yogi Bear logo and it reminds me of my childhood. Branding here was successful in my book. I wasn't impressed with the mashed potatoes or the bread but the chicken made up ...
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Red Bone Alley is the best restaurant in Florence, SC

Posted by SCBeachTrips.com on Thursday, February 28, 2013,
I love this place. Don't let the outside fool you. It's not a bowling alley. It's a magical restaurant with an inside town replica full of buildings and fascinating interior deigns. The food is great and romantic. There is also a kid's area where you can go to a station ice cream truck to get free ice cream. Yes, all of this is really a restaurant! It's amazing and my first choice for great dining. There is also a bar area in front as well. Make reservations if you're coming with a big ...
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Southend Brewery & Restaurant is a must go in Charleston, SC

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Tuesday, February 26, 2013,
We went to the Southend Brewery & Restaurant in Charleston for lunch and we were really impressed with the decor inside. It was very spacious and multistory. It's a great place to have large parties or special celebrations with a lover. They also have a great selection of beer and they boldly display their breweries.

It's fascinating. Make sure you look down when you're on the second story. It's a great view of patrons having a great meal and a large staff. They also have elevators here so ...
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Asian Market in Florence, South Carolina

Posted by SCbeachtrips.com on Tuesday, February 12, 2013,
I'm an American but my parents were originally from Vietnam so I grew up in California eating Asian food and California had an abundant of them! Ever since I moved to Florence, I realize if I crave something, I will need to make it myself because they are limited on Asian restaurants around here. 

Fortunately, I discovered there is exactly one (only one) Asian market in Florence. That's enough for me! When I first parked, it looks tiny from the outside but when I stepped in, they had so many d...
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