190 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 • 74 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

    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    
    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?   
    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
    How To Save Money On Cruises (Without Skimping Out) with Amanda Bauner

    How To Save Money On Cruises (Without Skimping Out) with Amanda Bauner

    Whether you’re a first-time cruiser or a seasoned one, Amanda Bauner shares insider tips on how to save on cruise vacations without compromising on the experience. Learn about the cheapest times to go on a cruise, the benefits of DIY planning versus working with a travel agent, and what aspects are worth splurging on. Amanda is an expert in solo travel, cruise travel, and Disney vacations and cruises. She’s a wealth of knowledge and will help you get the most out of every cruise vacation!
     
    The benefits of cruising River cruise vs ocean cruise Tips for choosing a cruise line based on your travel style  Port charges and excursion planning tips Resources for researching cruises and much more!   
    Read the blog post: https://thoughtcard.com/cruising-on-a-budget/  
    Amanda Bauner regularly hosts group cruises, like the exciting group cruise to Alaska in July 2025. Click here to learn more.   
     
    Connect with Amanda Bauner
    Website: meandthemagic.com Podcast: Me and the Magic Follow on Instagram: @meandthemagic  
    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: 
    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. 
    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  

    • 38 min
    163. Ghana Travel Tips For First-Timers With Tiffany Heard

    163. Ghana Travel Tips For First-Timers With Tiffany Heard

    Have you ever wanted to explore Ghana and learn about its rich culture and history? Join Tiffany Heard as she shares her experiences and insights on traveling to Ghana in West Africa. Not only does Tiffany inspire others to take a trip to the Motherland through her immersive adult coloring book but she also organizes small group trips to Ghana, guiding curious travelers back home to Africa. In today’s episode, Tiffany Heard joins us to share what first-timers to Ghana need to know. 
    Best times to go to Ghana  Places to visit for first-timers How affordable is Ghana? Safety in Ghana, and more!   Read Tiffany's blog post for even more Ghana trip planning tips: https://huesofafrica.com/ghana-year-of-the-return/
     
    Connect with Tiffany Heard 
    [Coloring Book] Hues of Africa by Tiffany Heard  [Coloring Book] Hues of HBCUs by Tiffany Heard  Website: huesofafrica.com Podcast: International Interludes YouTube: @whereintheheardistiffany Follow on Instagram: @sweettiffys   
    Other Episodes You’ll Enjoy 
    Why You Need a Travel Fund – Episode 2 10 Ways To Travel Without Getting Into Debt – Episode 143 Digital Nomad Lifestyle Pros and Cons with Tom Blake - Episode 84 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. 
    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

    • 39 min
    162. Life Done Differently: From Cubicle To Van Life in New Zealand with Lisa Jansen

    162. Life Done Differently: From Cubicle To Van Life in New Zealand with Lisa Jansen

    Lisa Jansen, a digital nomad living in New Zealand, shares her inspiring journey of van life. Discover how Lisa's decision to live life differently led her to explore the stunning landscapes of New Zealand in a camper van. From the pros and cons of van life to financial insights and must-visit destinations in New Zealand, this episode is packed with valuable information for aspiring adventurers. Tune in to learn more about Lisa's nomadic lifestyle and spark your own journey of exploration and freedom.
     
    Connect with Lisa Jansen: 
    [Read] Life Done Differently by Lisa Jansen [Read] One Size Does Not Fit All by Lisa Jansen [Listen] Life Done Differently Podcast  Follow on Instagram: @lifedonedifferentlynz  
    Other Episodes You’ll Enjoy: 
    Digital Nomad Lifestyle Pros and Cons with Tom Blake - Episode 84 How To Become Location Independent with Debbie Arcangeles - Episode 71 These Digital Nomad Podcasts Will Inspire You To Work Remote and Travel (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. 
    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 Bag 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

    • 38 min
    161. Beyond the Underground Railroad: Harriet Tubman’s Life and Legacy in Auburn, New York

    161. Beyond the Underground Railroad: Harriet Tubman’s Life and Legacy in Auburn, New York

    I'm crowdfunding additional episodes of this series. Please support my work by contributing $5 to this campaign so I can continue this series. My goal is to raise $2,500 for production. Click here to buy me a coffee.
    Explore the remarkable life and legacy of Harriet Tubman as we visit Auburn, New York, her chosen home for the last 50+ years of her life. Learn about her lesser-known roles as an entrepreneur, landowner, and humanitarian and her advocacy for women's rights.
    Hear insights from Reverend Paul Gordon Carter, the home site manager of Harriet Tubman Home, and Deanna Stanford Walz, an indirect descendant, sharing lesser-known stories and their connection to Tubman. 
    This episode is made in partnership with Tour Cayuga, offering resources for visitors to the Finger Lakes region of New York.
     


    Other Episodes You’ll Enjoy: 
    Columbia Reconstruction Era and the African American Experience Post-Civil War in South Carolina - Episode 158 Leiper’s Fork: Where the Preservation of Land and History Revive a Cultural Hub - Episode 146 Immersive Ways To Explore Clarksville’s Storied Past - Episode 145  7 Experiences Your Family Will Love at Adirondack Experience - Episode 142  


    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 Twitter: @thethoughtcard
    Follow on Instagram: @thedanielledesir
     

    Work With Me:
    Email thethoughtcard@gmail.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries. 
    My Favorite Resources For Financially Savvy Travelers
    AirHelp for getting compensated for flight delays and cancellations. 
    Get Your Guide for discovering the best things to do anywhere in the world.  
    Thrifty Traveler Premium for finding cheap flights, flight deals, and mistake fares.
    CardPointers for figuring out which credit card to use to maximize points and miles. Save 30% using our link.

    • 29 min

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The word is Itine-RARY and this woman keeps pronouncing the word "Itinney-Ary" completely dropping the second R in the word. I don't know if she just doesn't realize that there are 2 letter R's in the word or not. But I could not listen to her podcast after the first 2 minutes, or the itinney-ary.

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