194 episodes

If you love traveling and want to improve your finances, The Thought Card offers practical tips on budgeting, saving, paying off debt, and building wealth so you can travel more often.

Every other week, join Danielle Desir Corbett as she shares creative ways to achieve financial independence and freedom while living life on your own terms.

Discover new travel destinations and lesser-known travel hacks to save time and money. Plus, learn practical tips for earning and redeeming credit card points and miles and clever ways to experience luxury for less.

As a travel money expert and author of six books, Danielle has traveled to over 27 countries, including favorites like Iceland, Bermuda, and China. She will show you how to boost your travel savings, create a travel budget, and travel extensively without going over budget or accruing credit card debt.

If you want to go on more vacations with your friends and family, improve your finances, and make informed financial decisions that will allow you to afford lifelong travel experiences, then this travel podcast is perfect for you.

To learn more, including reading our award-winning blog, visit thoughtcard.com

Subscribe to our newsletter: thethoughtcard.substack.com

Connect with Danielle Desir Corbett on Twitter: @thethougtcard and Instagram: @thedanielledesir

Also, if you enjoy road trips, then be sure to check out Road Trip Ready Podcast, which Danielle co-hosts with Christopher Rudder | roadtripreadypodcast.com

The Thought Card: Travel Tips, Travel Hacking, and Personal Finance For Financially Savvy Travelers Danielle Desir Corbett

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 75 Ratings

If you love traveling and want to improve your finances, The Thought Card offers practical tips on budgeting, saving, paying off debt, and building wealth so you can travel more often.

Every other week, join Danielle Desir Corbett as she shares creative ways to achieve financial independence and freedom while living life on your own terms.

Discover new travel destinations and lesser-known travel hacks to save time and money. Plus, learn practical tips for earning and redeeming credit card points and miles and clever ways to experience luxury for less.

As a travel money expert and author of six books, Danielle has traveled to over 27 countries, including favorites like Iceland, Bermuda, and China. She will show you how to boost your travel savings, create a travel budget, and travel extensively without going over budget or accruing credit card debt.

If you want to go on more vacations with your friends and family, improve your finances, and make informed financial decisions that will allow you to afford lifelong travel experiences, then this travel podcast is perfect for you.

To learn more, including reading our award-winning blog, visit thoughtcard.com

Subscribe to our newsletter: thethoughtcard.substack.com

Connect with Danielle Desir Corbett on Twitter: @thethougtcard and Instagram: @thedanielledesir

Also, if you enjoy road trips, then be sure to check out Road Trip Ready Podcast, which Danielle co-hosts with Christopher Rudder | roadtripreadypodcast.com

    Secrets To Flying Business Class on Points and Miles with Dave Grossman

    Secrets To Flying Business Class on Points and Miles with Dave Grossman

    Have you ever flown business or first class? Want to fly premium cabins more often without dishing out a lot of cash? Dave Grossman has spent over 15 years traveling the world in first class using points and miles, saving tens of thousands of dollars. He breaks down the differences between points, miles, and cashback, and explains why transferable points offer the ultimate flexibility. 
    Dave also shares insights on how to exponentially earn more rewards to afford business and first-class tickets, the best times to book these flights, and the importance of being flexible with dates and locations.
    If you’re looking for more advanced travel hacking strategies beyond opening new credit cards and using shopping and dining portals, this episode is packed with valuable tips and strategies to elevate your travel experiences using points and miles.
    Can't get enough points and miles, tips, and money saving strategies? Find all my travel-hacking episodes neatly organized in a Spotify playlist below. 
    🎧 Binge my travel hacking episodes
    🎧 Binge my Vacation Fund Series 
     
    Connect With Dave Grossman: 
    Website: MilesTalk.com
    Read Book: Miles Talk: Live Your Wildest Travel Dreams Using Miles and Points 
    Explore credit cards with Your Best Credit Cards
    With over 38K members, join Miles Talk Facebook group  
    Instagram: @milestalk
     
    Other Episodes You’ll Enjoy: 
    7 Easy Ways To Earn Points and Miles On Everyday Purchases - Episode 123 Simple Ways To Earn Points and Miles Without Traveling - Episode 93  10 Ways To Travel Without Getting Into Debt – Episode 143 Ways To Save Money Traveling and Cut Costs (blog post)   
    Read My Books: 
    We Are Financially Savvy Travelers  Affording Travel: Saving Strategies For Financially Savvy Travelers Traveling With a Full-Time Job Managing Your Money As A New Homeowner  Iceland: Nature, Nurture & Adventure   
    Connect With Danielle Desir Corbett: 
    Join my newsletter: https://thethoughtcard.substack.com/ 
    Website: www.thoughtcard.com 
    Follow on Instagram: @thedanielledesir
     
    Work With Me:
    Email thethoughtcard@gmail.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries. 
     
    Resources For Financially Savvy Travelers: 
    TravelPayouts make more money as a travel creator recommending travel brands using this affiliate marketplace. 
    GigSky is a powerful eSIM that provides service in over 190 countries, both at sea, and in-flight. Avoid high roaming fees and connect to Wi-Fi at all times while traveling. Save 10% using the promo code 'THETHOUGHTCARD10' 
    CardPointers for figuring out which credit card to use to maximize points and miles. Save 30% using our link. 
    SafetyWing for travel medical insurance in your home country or anywhere you travel.  
    Trade and Travel by Teri Ijeoma for learning how to trade in the stock market as a day trader or swing trader. 
    Get Outdoors 101 by Olivia Christine teaches you how to confidently plan outdoor adventures so you can unplug and de-stress. For $50 OFF, use the promo code ‘ThoughtCard50.’
    Knack Bags for stylish and functional backpacks perfect for weekend trips, business travel, or carry-on; laptop storage space and pack enough clothes for a 3-4 night trip.
     
    Podcasting Gear and Equipment: 
    ATR2100x Dynamic Microphone Sony Dynamic Stereo Headphones Ausha for podcast hosting  Streamyard for streaming and high-quality studio recording Swell AI for episode descriptions, show notes, and social copy   

    • 40 min
    10 Financial Reasons To Travel Now (Rather Than Later)

    10 Financial Reasons To Travel Now (Rather Than Later)

    Traveling is often put on hold due to various reasons, such as financial constraints, health concerns, or waiting for the "perfect" time. Discover the importance of seizing travel opportunities now rather than later and how travel can be a life-changing personal investment and source of inspiration for your financial journey.  
    🎧 Binge my Vacation Fund Series
    🎧 Binge my travel hacking episodes 
     
    Episode Sponsor - Thrifty Traveler
    Join tens of thousands of financially savvy travelers who love getting cheap flight alerts by subscribing to Thrifty Traveler Premium. Visit thoughtcard.com/thrifty and use the promo code 'TC10' to save $10 on your first year. 
     
    Other Episodes You’ll Enjoy 
    Vacation Fund Do’s and Don'ts - Episode 167  Why You Need a Travel Fund – Episode 2 10 Ways To Travel Without Getting Into Debt – Episode 143 Ways To Save Money Traveling and Cut Costs (blog post)   
    Read My Books: 
    We Are Financially Savvy Travelers  Affording Travel: Saving Strategies For Financially Savvy Travelers Traveling With a Full-Time Job Managing Your Money As A New Homeowner  Iceland: Nature, Nurture & Adventure   
    Connect With Danielle Desir Corbett 
    Join my newsletter: https://thethoughtcard.substack.com/ 
    Website: www.thoughtcard.com 
    Follow on Instagram: @thedanielledesir
     
    Work With Me:
    Email thethoughtcard@gmail.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries. 
     
    Resources For Financially Savvy Travelers:
    TravelPayouts make more money as a travel creator recommending travel brands using this affiliate marketplace. 
    GigSky is a powerful eSIM that provides service in over 190 countries, both at sea, and in-flight. Avoid high roaming fees and connect to Wi-Fi at all times while traveling. Save 10% using the promo code 'THETHOUGHTCARD10' 
    CardPointers for figuring out which credit card to use to maximize points and miles. Save 30% using our link. 
    SafetyWing for travel medical insurance in your home country or anywhere you travel.  
    Trade and Travel by Teri Ijeoma for learning how to trade in the stock market as a day trader or swing trader. 
    Get Outdoors 101 by Olivia Christine teaches you how to confidently plan outdoor adventures so you can unplug and de-stress. For $50 OFF, use the promo code ‘ThoughtCard50.’
    Knack Bags for stylish and functional backpacks perfect for weekend trips, business travel, or carry-on; laptop storage space and pack enough clothes for a 3-4 night trip.
     
    Podcasting Gear and Equipment: 
    ATR2100x Dynamic Microphone Sony Dynamic Stereo Headphones Ausha for podcast hosting  Streamyard for streaming and high-quality studio recording Swell AI for episode descriptions, show notes, and social copy  

    • 18 min
    168. Creative Ways To Fund Vacations (Without a Side Hustle)

    168. Creative Ways To Fund Vacations (Without a Side Hustle)

    Not everyone has the time or ability to take on extra work due to various life circumstances such as being a caretaker, facing health issues, or having a demanding schedule. However, this doesn't mean you can't save money for your dream vacation. Explore creative ways to fund your travels without relying on a side hustle.
    🎧 Binge my Vacation Fund Series
    🎧 Binge my travel hacking episodes 
     
    Episode Sponsor - Thrifty Traveler
    Join tens of thousands of travelers who love getting cheap flight alerts by subscribing to Thrifty Traveler Premium. Visit thoughtcard.com/thrifty and use the promo code 'TC10' to save $10 on your first year. 
     
    Credit Cards Mentioned
    CapitalOne Venture Card 
    Earn 75,000 bonus miles if you spend $4,000 on purchases within 3 months from account opening. Earn 2X miles per dollar on every purchase. With a $95 annual fee.  
    Other Content You’ll Enjoy: 
    Why You Need a Travel Fund – Episode 2 Vacation Fund Do's and Don'ts - Episode 167 How To Earn Cash Back with Rakuten - Episode 115 Must-Try Savings Challenges (blog post)   
    Read My Books: 
    We Are Financially Savvy Travelers  Affording Travel: Saving Strategies For Financially Savvy Travelers Traveling With a Full-Time Job Managing Your Money As A New Homeowner Iceland: Nature, Nurture & Adventure  
    Connect With Danielle Desir Corbett: 
    Join my newsletter: https://thethoughtcard.substack.com/ 
    Website: www.thoughtcard.com 
    Follow on Instagram: @thedanielledesir
     
    Work With Me:
    Email thethoughtcard@gmail.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries. 
     
    Resources For Financially Savvy Travelers: 
    TravelPayouts make more money as a travel creator recommending travel brands using this affiliate marketplace. 
    GigSky is a powerful eSIM that provides service in over 190 countries, both at sea, and in-flight. Avoid high roaming fees and connect to Wi-Fi at all times while traveling. Save 10% using the promo code 'THETHOUGHTCARD10' 
    CardPointers for figuring out which credit card to use to maximize points and miles. Save 30% using our link. 
    SafetyWing for travel medical insurance in your home country or anywhere you travel.  
    Trade and Travel by Teri Ijeoma for learning how to trade in the stock market as a day trader or swing trader. 
    Get Outdoors 101 by Olivia Christine teaches you how to confidently plan outdoor adventures so you can unplug and de-stress. For $50 OFF, use the promo code ‘ThoughtCard50.’
    Knack Bags for stylish and functional backpacks perfect for weekend trips, business travel, or carry-on; laptop storage space and pack enough clothes for a 3-4 night trip.

    • 15 min
    167. Vacation Fund Do's and Dont's

    167. Vacation Fund Do's and Dont's

    Get motivated to create a vacation fund and stick to your travel goals! When I decided years ago to prioritize travel, one of the most empowering steps I took was establishing a dedicated vacation fund, a special bank account solely for my travel savings. Learn practical tips for managing a dedicated vacation fund.
    🎧 Binge my Vacation Fund Series
    🎧 Binge my travel hacking episodes 
     
    Episode Sponsor - Thrifty Traveler
    Join tens of thousands of travelers who love getting cheap flight alerts by subscribing today. Visit thoughtcard.com/thrifty and use the promo code 'TC10' to save $10 on your first year of Thrifty Traveler Premium.
     
    Other Episodes You’ll Enjoy: 
    Why You Need a Travel Fund – Episode 2 10 Ways To Travel Without Getting Into Debt – Episode 143 Ways To Save Money Traveling and Cut Costs (blog post)  Must-Read Budget Travel Books (blog post)   
    Read My Books: 
    We Are Financially Savvy Travelers  Affording Travel: Saving Strategies For Financially Savvy Travelers Traveling With a Full-Time Job Managing Your Money As A New Homeowner  Iceland: Nature, Nurture & Adventure   
    Connect With Danielle Desir Corbett: 
    Join my newsletter: https://thethoughtcard.substack.com/ 
    Website: www.thoughtcard.com 
    Follow on Instagram: @thedanielledesir
     
    Work With Me:
    Email thethoughtcard@gmail.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries. 
     
    Resources For Financially Savvy Travelers: 
    GigSky is a powerful eSIM that provides service in over 190 countries, both at sea, and in-flight. Avoid high roaming fees and connect to Wi-Fi at all times while traveling. Save 10% using the promo code 'THETHOUGHTCARD10'
    Thrifty Traveler Premium for finding cheap flights and mistake fares. 
    CardPointers for figuring out which credit card to use to maximize points and miles. Save 30% using our link. 
    SafetyWing for travel medical insurance in your home country or anywhere you travel.  
    Trade and Travel by Teri Ijeoma for learning how to trade in the stock market as a day trader or swing trader. 
    Get Outdoors 101 by Olivia Christine teaches you how to confidently plan outdoor adventures so you can unplug and de-stress. For $50 OFF, use the promo code ‘ThoughtCard50.’
    Knack Bags for stylish and functional backpacks perfect for weekend trips, business travel, or carry-on; laptop storage space and pack enough clothes for a 3-4 night trip.
     
    Books Worth Reading 
    12 Trips In 12 Months by Jen Ruiz  Hues of Africa by Tiffany Heard We Should All Be Millionaires by Rachel Rodgers Your Journey To Financial Freedom by Jamila Souffrant Financially Lit by Jannese Torress   
    Podcasting Gear and Equipment: 
    ATR2100x Dynamic Microphone Sony Dynamic Stereo Headphones Ausha for podcast hosting  Streamyard for streaming and high-quality studio recording Swell AI for episode descriptions, show notes, and social copy  

    • 20 min
    Break Free From Societal Expectations: How To Plan 12 Trips In 12 Months With Jen Ruiz

    Break Free From Societal Expectations: How To Plan 12 Trips In 12 Months With Jen Ruiz

    In 2017, Jen Ruiz set out to take an epic challenge, go on 12 trips in 12 months before her 30th birthday while employed full-time as an attorney. She ended up taking twenty trips that year, almost doubling her original goal! Jen shares how you, too, can plan your own similar travel challenge. 
    How to take 12 trips in 12 months with a demanding job? Ways to save for frequent travel  How to commit to a travel challenge Ways travel can transform your life and career    
    Read the blog post: https://thoughtcard.com/travel-challenge-jen-ruiz/ 
     
    Take Your Own 12 Trips In 12 Months Challenge! Sign up for a 30-minute training on how to plan your own year of adventure: 12tripsin12months.com
     
    Connect with Jen Ruiz: 
    [Book] 12 Trips and 12 Months by Jen Ruiz Website: jenonajetplane.com Follow on Instagram: @jenonajetplane   
    Other Episodes You’ll Enjoy: 
    Benefits of Solo Travel: Why Going Alone Can Save You Money - Episode 165 Why You Need a Travel Fund – Episode 2 10 Ways To Travel Without Getting Into Debt – Episode 143 Ways To Save Money Traveling and Cut Costs (blog post)  Must-Read Budget Travel Books (blog post)   
    Read My Books: 
    We Are Financially Savvy Travelers  Affording Travel: Saving Strategies For Financially Savvy Travelers Traveling With a Full-Time Job Managing Your Money As A New Homeowner  Iceland: Nature, Nurture & Adventure   
    Connect With Danielle Desir Corbett: 
    Join my newsletter: https://thethoughtcard.substack.com/ 
    Website: www.thoughtcard.com 
    Follow on Instagram: @thedanielledesir
     
    Work With Me:
    Email thethoughtcard@gmail.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries. 
     
    Resources For Financially Savvy Travelers: 
    Thrifty Traveler Premium for finding cheap flights and mistake fares. 
    CardPointers for figuring out which credit card to use to maximize points and miles. Save 30% using our link. 
    SafetyWing for travel medical insurance in your home country or anywhere you travel.  
    Trade and Travel by Teri Ijeoma for learning how to trade in the stock market as a day trader or swing trader. 
     
    Podcasting Gear and Equipment: 
    ATR2100x Dynamic Microphone Sony Dynamic Stereo Headphones Ausha for podcast hosting  Streamyard for streaming and high-quality studio recording Swell AI for episode descriptions, show notes, and social copy  

    • 42 min
    Budget-Friendly Solo Travel: Why Going Alone Can Save You Money with Nausheen Farishta

    Budget-Friendly Solo Travel: Why Going Alone Can Save You Money with Nausheen Farishta

    Nausheen Farishta went from hating solo travel to falling in love with it in her 30s. Nausheen is a testament to the transformative power of solo travel and the importance of building a strong relationship with oneself. Discover the power of solo travel and how it can help you build unstoppable self-confidence and find joy. 
    How solo travel can be more affordable than traveling with friends or family Best solo travel activities, such as cooking classes and food tours How to combat loneliness while traveling solo Favorite solo travel destinations worldwide Is solo travel worth it?   
    Read the blog post: https://thoughtcard.com/benefits-of-solo-travel/ 
    Get Nausheen’s solo travel ebook, “From Doubtful to Darling,” a beginner's planning guide to confident solo travel. Enjoy 15% off with promo code “GLOBE15”. 
     
    Connect with Nausheen Farishta:
    Website: globe-gazers.com Follow on Instagram: @globegazers   
    Other Episodes You’ll Enjoy: 
    How To Plan Your First Solo Backpacking Trip - Episode 90 Why You Need a Travel Fund – Episode 2 10 Ways To Travel Without Getting Into Debt – Episode 143 Ways To Save Money Traveling and Cut Costs (blog post)  Must-Read Budget Travel Books (blog post)   
    Read My Books: 
    We Are Financially Savvy Travelers  Affording Travel: Saving Strategies For Financially Savvy Travelers Traveling With a Full-Time Job Managing Your Money As A New Homeowner  Iceland: Nature, Nurture & Adventure   
    Connect With Danielle Desir Corbett: 
    Join my newsletter: https://thethoughtcard.substack.com/ 
    Website: www.thoughtcard.com 
    Follow on Instagram: @thedanielledesir
     
    Work With Me:
    Email thethoughtcard@gmail.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries. 
     
    Resources For Financially Savvy Travelers: 
    Thrifty Traveler Premium for finding cheap flights and mistake fares. 
    CardPointers for figuring out which credit card to use at checkout to maximize points and miles. Save 30% using our link. 
    SafetyWing for travel medical insurance in your home country or anywhere you travel.  
    Trade and Travel course by Teri Ijeoma for learning how to trade in the stock market as a day trader or swing trader. 
     
    Podcasting Gear and Equipment: 
    ATR2100x Dynamic Microphone Sony Dynamic Stereo Headphones Ausha for podcast hosting  Streamyard for streaming and high-quality studio recording Swell AI for episode descriptions, show notes, and social copy  

    • 25 min

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