Wesley's Journal

San Francisco Budget Travel Tip #1: How To Use Priceline To Name Your Own Price

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While I like to think that Anne and I have a decent amount of travel experience, it was really only around 2013 did we learn how to truly shop for hotels. Bare in mind, our lifestyle is as such that taking the time to find discount accommodations outweighs the cost of that time. For example, if you are or have known an executive traveller, then you know for some people it's more costly to shop around than to just book a hotel right away, especially if it's being expensed to the company anyway. At the same time, telling people, like I am in this blog post, that you probably paid 55% off published rates is kind of cool.

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While I like to think that Anne and I have a decent amount of travel experience, it was really only around 2013 did we learn how to truly shop for hotels. Bare in mind, our lifestyle is as such that taking the time to find discount accommodations outweighs the cost of that time. For example, if you are or have known an executive traveller, then you know for some people it's more costly to shop around than to just book a hotel right away, especially if it's being expensed to the company anyway. At the same time, telling people, like I am in this blog post, that you probably paid 55% off published rates is kind of cool.

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One-Day San Francisco Travel Itinerary

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Anne, who's originally from Thailand, has had quite a few visitors over the years and I like to think I've perfected the one-day San Francisco Itinerary. As you'll see below, I actually skip a lot of the main tourist attractions because I find a lot of our visitors are already staying near them. For example, a lot of our guests will stay near Union Square and from there they're able to see Chinatown, San Francisco Ferry Building, North Beach, Fisherman's Warf, Coit Tower, Lombard Street, and everything in between either on foot or public transportation, including the Cable Cars.

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One-Day San Francisco Travel Itinerary

Posted by Craig Wesley on

Anne, who's originally from Thailand, has had quite a few visitors over the years and I like to think I've perfected the one-day San Francisco Itinerary. As you'll see below, I actually skip a lot of the main tourist attractions because I find a lot of our visitors are already staying near them. For example, a lot of our guests will stay near Union Square and from there they're able to see Chinatown, San Francisco Ferry Building, North Beach, Fisherman's Warf, Coit Tower, Lombard Street, and everything in between either on foot or public transportation, including the Cable Cars.

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A Foreigner's Experience Showing at Fashion World Tokyo

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For Anne & I, Japan is a very special place for us. We spent our honeymoon there, have spent endless hours watching Japanese & English language docu-series learning about Japanese food, and in many way Anne Wesley, the company, was founded because of one of our trips to Tokyo. Between Anne & I, we have individually or jointly visited Japan almost a dozen times, not including layovers. That being said, Fashion World Tokyo was probably one of our most devastating professional experiences, at least from a financial perspective. 

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A Foreigner's Experience Showing at Fashion World Tokyo

Posted by Craig Wesley on

For Anne & I, Japan is a very special place for us. We spent our honeymoon there, have spent endless hours watching Japanese & English language docu-series learning about Japanese food, and in many way Anne Wesley, the company, was founded because of one of our trips to Tokyo. Between Anne & I, we have individually or jointly visited Japan almost a dozen times, not including layovers. That being said, Fashion World Tokyo was probably one of our most devastating professional experiences, at least from a financial perspective. 

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Tips For Better iPhone Food Photography

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Let's face it, basic iPhone food photography is pretty easy. Once in a while, you may even take a shot you deem worthy of Food & Wine Magazine. There are just a few concepts and tips that could help you elevate your iPhone food photography above 90% off all the other food instagramers out there.

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Tips For Better iPhone Food Photography

Posted by Craig Wesley on

Let's face it, basic iPhone food photography is pretty easy. Once in a while, you may even take a shot you deem worthy of Food & Wine Magazine. There are just a few concepts and tips that could help you elevate your iPhone food photography above 90% off all the other food instagramers out there.

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Top Ten Tips To Not Look Like a Tourist in Bangkok

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If you're not Asian and you don't know anyone in country, then you're climbing an uphill battle, but it also makes these tips even more important.

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Top Ten Tips To Not Look Like a Tourist in Bangkok

Posted by Craig Wesley on

If you're not Asian and you don't know anyone in country, then you're climbing an uphill battle, but it also makes these tips even more important.

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