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

Danielle Desir Corbett

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 read less
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Episodes

164. How To Save Money On Cruises (Without Skimping Out) with Amanda Bauner
4d ago
164. 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 cruisingRiver cruise vs ocean cruiseTips for choosing a cruise line based on your travel style Port charges and excursion planning tipsResources 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.comPodcast: Me and the MagicFollow on Instagram: @meandthemagic   Other Episodes You’ll Enjoy:  Why You Need a Travel Fund – Episode 210 Ways To Travel Without Getting Into Debt – Episode 143Ways 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 TravelersTraveling With a Full-Time JobManaging 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 MicrophoneSony Dynamic Stereo HeadphonesAusha for podcast hosting Streamyard for streaming and high-quality studio recordingSwell AI for episode descriptions, show notes, and social copy
163. Ghana Travel Tips For First-Timers With Tiffany Heard
Apr 4 2024
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-timersHow 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.comPodcast: International InterludesYouTube: @whereintheheardistiffanyFollow on Instagram: @sweettiffys    Other Episodes You’ll Enjoy  Why You Need a Travel Fund – Episode 210 Ways To Travel Without Getting Into Debt – Episode 143Digital Nomad Lifestyle Pros and Cons with Tom Blake - Episode 84Ways 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 TravelersTraveling With a Full-Time JobManaging 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 MicrophoneSony Dynamic Stereo HeadphonesAusha for podcast hosting Streamyard for streaming and high-quality studio recordingSwell AI for episode descriptions, show notes, and social copy
162. Life Done Differently: From Cubicle To Van Life in New Zealand with Lisa Jansen
Mar 21 2024
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 71These 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 TravelersTraveling With a Full-Time JobManaging 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 MicrophoneSony Dynamic Stereo HeadphonesAusha for podcast hosting Streamyard for streaming and high-quality studio recordingSwell AI for episode descriptions, show notes, and social copy
161. Beyond the Underground Railroad: Harriet Tubman’s Life and Legacy in Auburn, New York
Mar 7 2024
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 158Leiper’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 TravelersTraveling With a Full-Time JobManaging 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.
159. Defining Your Family Values and Planning Budget-Friendly Vacations For Large Families with Kevin Payne
Feb 22 2024
159. Defining Your Family Values and Planning Budget-Friendly Vacations For Large Families with Kevin Payne
Are you wondering how you can plan affordable vacations for your large family? Kevin Payne from Family Money Adventure is here to help you make money moves that feel right for your family and live adventurous lives. Not only does he share his best tips and advice for making travel a financial priority for big families, but he also suggests fun ways to involve your children in the travel planning process. Based near Cleveland, Kevin shouts out some of his favorite things to do in the Cleveland metro area and throughout Ohio.   Other Episodes You’ll Enjoy:  Tips For Single Parents Traveling With Kids - Episode 15 Must-Follow Travel Podcasts - Episode 121 How Cheap Flights Work - Episode 151 Books About Travel For Kids (blog post)    Read My Books:  We Are Financially Savvy Travelers Affording Travel: Saving Strategies For Financially Savvy TravelersTraveling With a Full-Time JobManaging 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:  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.  Dollar Flight Club get email alerts with flight deals leaving from your home airport.  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 the course by Olivia Christine, teaches 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.
158. Columbia Reconstruction Era Trail and the African American Experience Post-Civil War in South Carolina
Feb 8 2024
158. Columbia Reconstruction Era Trail and the African American Experience Post-Civil War in South Carolina
I'm crowdfunding additional episodes of this series. Support my work by contributing $5 to this campaign so I can continue this series. Click here to buy me a coffee. Columbia, South Carolina, offers visitors the unique opportunity to dive deep into American history and learn about the Reconstruction Era, a time of hope and turmoil following the Civil War. This short period from 1865 to 1877 was a challenging time of rebuilding the nation by integrating the southern states back into the Union after the Civil War.  Efforts are being made to bring greater attention to the Reconstruction Era, emphasizing its significance in shaping American history. Columbia, South Carolina, is leading the charge with the Reconstruction Era Trail, which tells the story of the post-Civil War period as it happened in Columbia, South Carolina.  Join us for this heartfelt homage to Columbia’s resilience and a candid look at the milestones and setbacks that shaped its history. We visit (3) historical and cultural attractions in Columbia, South Carolina, that showcase the African American experience post-Civil War.  Uncover how African Americans forged new paths, reunited with families, founded schools and churches, and fought for their rightful place in the political landscape, only to face a formidable backlash.   McKissick Museum Museum of Reconstruction Era Our Story Matter Gallery at the Columbia Museum of Art  Read the blog post: https://thoughtcard.com/attractions-in-columbia-south-carolina/  This episode is made possible with the support of Experience Columbia SC, where you’ll find things to do, year-round events, and everything you need to plan an unforgettable trip.    Episodes You’ll Enjoy:  [Part II of this series] - Harriet Tubman's Life and Legacy in Auburn, New York - Episode 161 Discover Your Roots and Ancestral Home Through DNA Travel With Lisette Austin - Episode 157Outdoor Adventures and Culinary Experiences To Enjoy in Louisiana Northshore - Episode 153 Historical Attractions in Clarksville, Tennessee - Episode 145Things To Do in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee - Episode 146    Read My Books:  We Are Financially Savvy Travelers Affording Travel: Saving Strategies For Financially Savvy TravelersTraveling With a Full-Time JobManaging 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:  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.  Dollar Flight Club get email alerts with flight deals leaving from your home airport.  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 the course by Olivia Christine teaches 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.
157. Discover Your Family Roots and Ancestral Homeland Through DNA Travel with Lisette Austin
Jan 25 2024
157. Discover Your Family Roots and Ancestral Homeland Through DNA Travel with Lisette Austin
If you’ve ever wanted to trace the footsteps of your ancestors and travel to where your people lived, worked, and called home, today you’re in for a treat.  Lisette Austin joins us to share how she’s tracing her roots, uncovering hidden family stories, and embarking on transformative trips to places her ancestors once called home, like Ireland, Italy, Charleston, South Carolina, and more.   Get inspired by the power of DNA testing, the importance of preserving family history, and the profound impact of traveling based on your ancestry.   Episodes You’ll Enjoy  Lisette Austin Saves $110,000 in Travel Costs with Points and Miles - Episode 59 How Money Mindfulness Can Help You Travel More - Episode 149How Cheap Flights Work - Episode 151    Read My Books:  We Are Financially Savvy Travelers Affording Travel: Saving Strategies For Financially Savvy TravelersTraveling With a Full-Time JobManaging 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:  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.  Dollar Flight Club get email alerts with flight deals leaving from your home airport.   Trade and Travel by Teri Ijeoma for learning how to trade in the stock market as a day trader or swing trader.  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.
156. The Calculated Leap: Transitioning From a Six-Figure Job to Self-Employment with Chianté Jones
Jan 18 2024
156. The Calculated Leap: Transitioning From a Six-Figure Job to Self-Employment with Chianté Jones
Chianté Jones, the founder of Dollars and Change, took a bold step by leaving her stable six-figure government job to pursue her passion as a financial coach. After becoming consumer debt-free and accumulating over a million dollar net worth, she knows first-hand the freedom and options that come with having well-managed money. Discover the challenges she's faced during her transition from an employee to an entrepreneur, the lessons she learned, and how she navigated the financial aspects of the journey, including crafting an exit strategy. This episode is packed with valuable insights for anyone looking to pursue entrepreneurship and empowers you to chase your entrepreneurial dreams.    Connect With Chianté Jones Website: https://dollarsandchange.com/  Debt Organizer (freebie): www.dollarsandchange.com/debtorganizer YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@DollarsandChange    Connect With Danielle Desir Corbett  Website: www.thoughtcard.com  Newsletter: https://thethoughtcard.substack.com/  Podcasts: The Thought Card and Road Trip Ready Follow on Twitter: @thethoughtcard Follow on Instagram: @thedanielledesir   Listen to these episodes next: My "I Quit!" Story - Episode 83Creating Lucrative Side Hustles with Daniella Flores - Episode 72 How To Plan For Maternity Leave When Self-Employed - Episode 124How Jannese Torres Created a Six-Figure Blog and Reached Coast FI   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    Work With Me: Email thethoughtcard@gmail.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries.
155. 11 Clever Ways To Save Money On Flights
Jan 11 2024
155. 11 Clever Ways To Save Money On Flights
Are you gearing up for a year filled with exploration, but the rising cost of airfare is getting in the way? Good news – there are many clever yet often overlooked strategies to help you cut costs. Join me as I unravel how I save money on airfare and the simple ways you can, too.    About Our Sponsor - Thrifty Traveler  Our 3-part flight deal series is sponsored by Thrifty Traveler, my go-to flight deal subscription service. Use the promo code ‘TC10’ to get $20 off your first year. With Thrifty Traveler Premium, you'll get instant email notifications for cheap flights and mistake fares departing from the U.S. and Canada to domestic and international destinations.     Listen to these episodes next: How To Find Mistake Fares Like a Pro - Episode 152How Cheap Flights Alerts Work – Episode 150 How Flight and Hotel Pricing Works – Episode 78   Enjoyed this episode?  You’ll love my new book, ‘We Are Financially Savvy Travelers.’ This book provides practical guidance on making smart savings and spending decisions aligned with your values and money goals. Available where books are sold, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and more.    Read My Books:  We Are Financially Savvy Travelers Affording Travel: Saving Strategies For Financially Savvy TravelersTraveling With a Full-Time JobManaging Your Money As A New Homeowner Iceland: Nature, Nurture & Adventure    Connect With Danielle Desir Corbett  Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/financiallysavvytravelers  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.
153. Spectacular Things To Do in Louisiana Northshore For Foodies and Outdoor Enthusiasts
Dec 21 2023
153. Spectacular Things To Do in Louisiana Northshore For Foodies and Outdoor Enthusiasts
Louisiana Northshore is a renowned travel destination known for its culinary delights and outdoor adventures. Discover upscale dining experiences, soft adventures, and exciting outdoor activities such as swamp tours, biking the Tammany Trace, and sailing in Mandeville. Only 45 minutes from New Orleans, The Northshore is an easy Louisiana getaway for solo travelers, couples, and families. Get inspired and start planning your next trip! Read the blog post: https://thoughtcard.com/things-to-do-on-northshore/ Many thanks to Visit The Northshore for partnering with me on this podcast episode. Visit The Northshore is a phenomenal resource for travelers planning their next Louisiana getaway. Discover things to do, places to eat like a local, and events happening all year round.    Connect With Danielle Desir Corbett  Join our newsletter: https://thethoughtcard.substack.com/  Website: www.thoughtcard.com  Follow on Twitter: @thethoughtcard Follow on Instagram: @thedanielledesir   Other Content You’ll Enjoy Things To Do in Houma, Louisiana (blog post)  Historical Attractions in Clarksville, Tennessee - Episode 145 Things To Do in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee - Episode 146    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    Work With Me: Email thethoughtcard@gmail.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries.
152. How To Find Airline Mistake Fares Like a Pro
Dec 14 2023
152. How To Find Airline Mistake Fares Like a Pro
Although saving for travel is a great way to make travel a financial priority, other ways to afford it should not be overlooked. One of these ways is to keep an eye out for flight deals, including the occasional mistake fare. Listen to this episode for everything you need to know about mistake fares: how to find them and the drawbacks.    About Our Sponsor - Thrifty Traveler  Our 3-part flight deal series is sponsored by Thrifty Traveler, my go-to flight deal subscription service. Use the promo code ‘TC10’ to get $20 off your first year. With Thrifty Traveler Premium, you'll get instant email notifications for cheap flights and mistake fares departing from the U.S. and Canada to domestic and international destinations.     Enjoyed this episode?  You’ll love my new book, ‘We Are Financially Savvy Travelers.’ This book provides practical guidance on making smart savings and spending decisions aligned with your values and money goals. Available where books are sold, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and more.    Connect With Danielle Desir Corbett  Join our newsletter: https://thethoughtcard.substack.com/  Website: www.thoughtcard.com  Follow on Twitter: @thethoughtcard Follow on Instagram: @thedanielledesir   Listen to these episodes next: How Flight and Hotel Pricing Works – Episode 78 How Cheap Flights Alerts Work – Episode 150   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    Work With Me: Email thethoughtcard@gmail.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries.
151. How Cheap Flight Alerts Work (and Why Your Next Adventure Might Depend On It)
Nov 30 2023
151. How Cheap Flight Alerts Work (and Why Your Next Adventure Might Depend On It)
Cheap flight alerts have helped me save between 40-90% on airfare, and it was often the inspiration I needed to keep my finances organized to seize time-sensitive travel opportunities.  Flight deal subscriptions might be the game-changer you've been missing, but I get it—you might be (a little) skeptical, so in this episode, I’m partnering with Thrifty Traveler to share how flight deal subscriptions work, how they can benefit you, and why they are the golden ticket to travel experiences you’ve been overlooking.    About Our Sponsor - Thrifty Traveler  The episode is sponsored by Thrifty Traveler, my go-to flight deal subscription service. Use the promo code ‘TC10’ to get $20 off your first year. With Thrifty Traveler Premium, you'll get instant email alerts for cheap flights departing from the US and Canada. Your subscription includes notifications about points and miles sales, secret mistake fares, and discounted business and first-class tickets.   Enjoyed this episode?  You’ll love my new book, ‘We Are Financially Savvy Travelers.’ Discover how mindful spending and defining your travel priorities and preferences can lead to affording a lifetime of travel experiences. This book provides practical guidance on making smart savings and spending decisions aligned with your values and money goals. Available where books are sold, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and more.    Connect With Danielle Desir Corbett: Website: www.thoughtcard.com  Join our newsletter: https://thethoughtcard.substack.com/  Follow on Twitter: @thethoughtcard Follow on Instagram: @thedanielledesir  Share your thoughts and topic suggestions for new episodes by leaving a voicemail.    Listen to these episodes next: Why You Need a Travel Fund - Episode 2  Get Flight Deals Sent To Your Inbox with Jared Kamrowski, Founder of Thrifty Traveler - Episode 70  How To Define Your Travel Style - Episode 102  What People Get Wrong About Financially Savvy Travel - Episode 148 How I Became a Financially Savvy Traveler - Episode 69   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    My Favorite Resources For Financially Savvy Travelers:  Thrifty Traveler for finding cheap flights. Use the promo code ‘TC10’ for $10 off your first year.  CardPointers for figuring out which credit card to use to maximize points and miles. Save 30% using our link.  Dollar Flight Club get email alerts with flight deals leaving from your home airport.  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 the course by Olivia Christine, teaches 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.   My Favorite Resources For Entrepreneurs:  Grantable an AI grant-writing tool to save you time writing winning grant applications.  Grants For Creators a monthly newsletter sharing grants and other funding opportunities for U.S. creatives, small business owners, and founders.  iFindYouClose a membership sharing weekly speaking opportunities so you find the perfect stage for your signature talk.  Email Marketing Club a membership where you receive email templates every week that help you connect and convert your audience to paying customers.    Work With Me: Email thethoughtcard@gmail.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries.
150. 5 Smart Ways To Make Wise Spending Decisions As Financially Savvy Travelers
Nov 16 2023
150. 5 Smart Ways To Make Wise Spending Decisions As Financially Savvy Travelers
Today, we’re peeling back another layer of financially savvy travel. Often overshadowed by the appeal of spending less, listen to this episode to learn about the differences between wise spending and spending less and practical ways to make more informed financial decisions.    Enjoyed this episode?  You’ll love my new book, ‘We Are Financially Savvy Travelers.’ Discover how mindful spending and defining your travel priorities and preferences can lead to affording a lifetime of travel experiences. This book provides practical guidance on making smart savings and spending decisions aligned with your values and money goals. Available where books are sold, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and more places.    About Our Sponsor - Aura  The episode is sponsored by Aura, a digital safety solution that helps protect your personal information against identity theft and online threats. Here’s your chance to simplify your online safety while saving big. Try Aura today with a 14- day free trial when you use this link aura.com/savvy.   Connect With Danielle Desir Corbett:  Website: www.thoughtcard.com  Follow on Twitter: @thethoughtcard Follow on Instagram: @thedanielledesir Share your thoughts and topic suggestions for new episodes by leaving a voicemail.    Listen to these episodes next: What People Get Wrong About Financially Savvy Travel - Episode 148 Must Follow Travel Podcasts - Episode 121  How To Define Your Travel Style - Episode 102  How I Became a Financially Savvy Traveler - Episode 69   Read My Books:  We Are Financially Savvy Travelers *New Release For 2023  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   My Favorite Resources For Financially Savvy Travelers:  Thrifty Traveler for finding cheap flights. Use the promo code ‘TC10’ for $10 off your first year.  CardPointers for figuring out which credit card to use to maximize points and miles. Save 30% using our link. Dollar Flight Club get email alerts with flight deals leaving from your home airport.  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 the course by Olivia Christine teaches 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.   My Favorite Resources For Entrepreneurs:  Grantable an AI grant-writing tool to save you time writing winning grant applications.  Grants For Creators a monthly newsletter sharing grants and other funding opportunities for U.S. creatives, small business owners, and founders.  iFindYouClose a membership sharing weekly speaking opportunities, so you find the perfect stage for your signature talk.  Email Marketing Club a membership where you receive email templates every week that help you connect and convert your audience to paying customers.    Work With Me: Email thethoughtcard@gmail.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries.
149. Money Mindfulness: The One Thing You Can Do Today To Travel More Next Year
Nov 2 2023
149. Money Mindfulness: The One Thing You Can Do Today To Travel More Next Year
Money mindfulness unlocks the ability to travel more. Listen to this episode to discover what it means to be financially mindful, the benefits, and various ways to embrace money mindfulness in your everyday life and while traveling. Read the full blog post: https://thoughtcard.com/money-minfulness/ Enjoyed this episode?  You’ll love my new book, ‘We Are Financially Savvy Travelers.’ Discover how mindful spending and defining your travel priorities and preferences can lead to affording a lifetime of travel experiences. This book provides practical guidance on making smart savings and spending decisions aligned with your values and money goals. Available where books are sold including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and more places.  The episode is sponsored by Aura, a digital safety solution that helps protect your personal information against identity theft and online threats. Try Aura today with a 14-day free trial when you use this link aura.com/savvy.   Connect With Danielle Desir Corbett  Website: www.thoughtcard.com  Follow on Twitter: @thethoughtcard Follow on Instagram: @thedanielledesir   Share your thoughts and topic suggestions for new episodes by leaving a voicemail.    Listen to these episodes next: Financial Literacy Basics with Crystina Cardozo - Episode 131  How To Define Your Travel Style - Episode 102  How I Became a Financially Savvy Traveler - Episode 69   Read My Books:  We Are Financially Savvy Travelers *New Release For 2023  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    My Favorite Resources For Financially Savvy Travelers  Thrifty Traveler for finding cheap flights. Use the promo code ‘TC10’ for $10 off your first year.  CardPointers for figuring out which credit card to use to maximize points and miles. Save 30% using our link.  Dollar Flight Club get email alerts with flight deals leaving from your home airport.  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 the course by Olivia Christine teaches 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.   My Favorite Resources For Entrepreneurs  Grantable an AI grant-writing tool to save you time writing winning grant applications.  Grants For Creators a monthly newsletter sharing grants and other funding opportunities for U.S. creatives, small business owners, and founders.  iFindYouClose a membership sharing weekly speaking opportunities, so you find the perfect stage for your signature talk.  Email Marketing Club a membership where you receive email templates every week that help you connect and convert your audience to paying customers.    Work With Me: Email thethoughtcard@gmail.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries.
148. What People Get Wrong About Financially Savvy Travel
Oct 19 2023
148. What People Get Wrong About Financially Savvy Travel
While saving money and finding travel hacks are important aspects of being a financially savvy traveler, there is a lot more to it than that. Financially savvy travel goes beyond finding good deals and spending less.  Listen to this podcast episode where Danielle Desir Corbett, a financially savvy traveler, shares her personal journey and expands on what it means to be financially savvy.  Read the full blog post: https://thoughtcard.com/financially-savvy-travel-misconceptions/  Enjoyed this episode? You’ll love my new book, ‘We Are Financially Savvy Travelers.’ Discover how mindful spending and defining your travel priorities and preferences can lead to affording a lifetime of travel experiences. It provides practical guidance on making smart savings and spending decisions aligned with your values and money goals. The book is available on platforms such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple Books, and other places where books are sold. The episode is sponsored by Aura, a digital safety solution that helps protect your personal information against identity theft and online threats. Try Aura today with a 14-day free trial when you use this link aura.com/savvy.   Connect With Danielle Desir Corbett  Website: www.thoughtcard.com  Follow on Twitter: @thethoughtcard Follow on Instagram: @thedanielledesir   Share your thoughts and topic suggestions for new episodes by leaving a voicemail.    Listen to these episodes next: How I Became a Financially Savvy Traveler - Episode 69 10 Ways To Travel Without Going Into Debt  - Episode 143   Read My Books:  We Are Financially Savvy Travelers *New Release For 2023  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    My Favorite Resources For Financially Savvy Travelers  Thrifty Traveler for finding cheap flights. Use the promo code ‘TC10’ for $10 off your first year.  CardPointers for figuring out which credit card to use to maximize points and miles. Save 30% using our link.  Dollar Flight Club get email alerts with flight deals leaving from your home airport.  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 the course by Olivia Christine teaches 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.   My Favorite Resources For Entrepreneurs  Grantable an AI grant-writing tool to save you time writing winning grant applications.  Grants For Creators a monthly newsletter sharing grants and other funding opportunities for U.S. creatives, small business owners, and founders.  iFindYouClose a membership sharing weekly speaking opportunities, so you find the perfect stage for your signature talk.  Email Marketing Club a membership where you receive email templates every week that help you connect and convert your audience to paying customers.    Work With Me: Email thethoughtcard@gmail.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries.
146. Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee: Where The Preservation of Land and History Revive a Cultural Hub
Oct 5 2023
146. Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee: Where The Preservation of Land and History Revive a Cultural Hub
With rolling hills, historic turn-of-the-century buildings, working farms, and front porches with rocking chairs, welcome to Leiper’s Fork, a small rural village in Williamson County, Tennessee.  Preservationist Aubrey Preston shares how he stumbled on this rural community in the early ’90s and helped launch one of Tennessee's first land preservation campaigns.  Hear about the sense of belonging and creativity that makes this place so special, plus fun things to do in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, and how it became a cultural and musical hub welcoming thousands of cultural tourists every year.  This episode is made in partnership with Visit Franklin, the sponsor of this episode, where you can access resources and travel guides for planning an unforgettable getaway to Franklin, Tennessee, and greater Williamson County.    Connect With Danielle Desir Corbett  Website: www.thoughtcard.com  Follow on Twitter: @thethoughtcard Follow on Instagram: @thedanielledesir Share your thoughts and topic suggestions for new episodes by leaving a voicemail.    Listen to these episodes next: Ways To Explore Historic Clarksville Attractions (Tennessee) – Episode 145  Must Try Portland Food and Drink Experiences – Episode 132 Appreciating Adirondack Art, Nature, and History at Adirondack Experience (Upstate New York) – Episode 142   Read My Books:  We Are Financially Savvy Travelers *New Release For 2023*  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    My Favorite Resources For Financially Savvy Travelers  Thrifty Traveler for finding cheap flights. Use the promo code ‘TC10’ for $10 off your first year.  CardPointers for figuring out which credit card to use to maximize points and miles. Save 30% using our link. Dollar Flight Club get email alerts with flight deals leaving from your home airport.  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 the course by Olivia Christine teaches 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.   My Favorite Resources For Entrepreneurs  Grantable an AI grant-writing tool to save you time writing winning grant applications.  Grants For Creators a monthly newsletter sharing grants and other funding opportunities for U.S. creatives, small business owners, and founders.  iFindYouClose a membership sharing weekly speaking opportunities, so you find the perfect stage for your signature talk.  Email Marketing Club a membership where you receive email templates every week that help you connect and convert your audience to paying customers.     Work With Me: Email thethoughtcard@gmail.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries.
145. Immersive Ways To Explore Clarksville, Tennessee’s Rich History and Storied Past
Sep 28 2023
145. Immersive Ways To Explore Clarksville, Tennessee’s Rich History and Storied Past
An hour north of Nashville, Clarksville promises visitors a laid-back Tennessee getaway with all the amenities you might enjoy, like good food, tasty cocktails, outdoor recreation, and fun things to do for the entire family.  Steeped in history, Clarksville promises historical attractions from museums to forts, prehistoric caves, and more.  Learn about influential people who shaped Clarksville at The Customs House Museum. Step back in time and explore what life was like in rural Tennessee in the 19th century at Historic Collinsville Pioneer Settlement, or discover the spiritual significance of Dunbar Cave and how it has been used for thousands of years.  This episode is made in partnership with Visit Clarksville, the sponsor of this episode: where you can access resources for planning an affordable, fun-filled getaway to Clarksville, TN. Read the full blog post: https://thoughtcard.com/historic-clarksville-tennessee-attractions/    Connect With Danielle Desir Corbett  Website: www.thoughtcard.com  Follow on Twitter: @thethoughtcard Follow on Instagram: @thedanielledesir Share your thoughts and topic suggestions for new episodes by leaving a voicemail.    Listen to these episodes next: Must Try Portland Food and Drink Experiences – Episode 132 Appreciating Adirondack Art, Nature, and History at Adirondack Experience (Upstate New York) – Episode 142   Read My Books:  We Are Financially Savvy Travelers *New Release For 2023*  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    My Favorite Resources For Financially Savvy Travelers  Thrifty Traveler for finding cheap flights. Use the promo code ‘TC10’ for $10 off your first year.  CardPointers for figuring out which credit card to use to maximize points and miles. Save 30% using our link. Dollar Flight Club get email alerts with flight deals leaving from your home airport.  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 the course by Olivia Christine teaches 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.   My Favorite Resources For Entrepreneurs  Grantable an AI grant-writing tool to save you time writing winning grant applications.  Grants For Creators a monthly newsletter sharing grants and other funding opportunities for U.S. creatives, small business owners, and founders.  iFindYouClose a membership sharing weekly speaking opportunities, so you find the perfect stage for your signature talk.  Email Marketing Club a membership where you receive email templates every week that help you connect and convert your audience to paying customers.     Work With Me: Email thethoughtcard@gmail.com for brand partnerships and business inquiries.