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

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
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 [email protected] 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
Mar 21
38 min
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 [email protected] 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.
Mar 7
29 min
160. Introducing "Family Money Adventure" by Kevin Payne
"Family Money Adventure" is a money and travel podcast helping you make money moves that feel right for your family. Learn how to plan family vacations, save money on travel, budget well, and discover everyday adventures for your entire family.  Listen to Family Money Adventure on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Tell Kevin that Danielle from The Thought Card Podcast sent you!  Website: familymoneyadventure.com Follow on Instagram: @familymoneyadventure Follow on Twitter: @thefmadventure Discover more travel podcasts by checking out this list! 
Feb 29
5 min
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 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 [email protected] 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.
Feb 22
37 min
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 157 Outdoor Adventures and Culinary Experiences To Enjoy in Louisiana Northshore - Episode 153 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    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 [email protected] 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.
Feb 8
27 min
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 149 How Cheap Flights Work - Episode 151    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 [email protected] 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.
Jan 25
34 min
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 83 Creating Lucrative Side Hustles with Daniella Flores - Episode 72  How To Plan For Maternity Leave When Self-Employed - Episode 124 How 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 [email protected] for brand partnerships and business inquiries.  
Jan 18
42 min
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 152 How 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 Travelers Traveling With a Full-Time Job Managing 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 [email protected] for brand partnerships and business inquiries. 
Jan 11
29 min
154. Introducing "Road Trip Ready" - My New Travel Podcast For Road Trippers
Who doesn't love road trips? Whether it’s a cross-country road trip, a quick day trip, or a relaxing weekend getaway, get ready to hit the open road with ‘Road Trip Ready,’ the ultimate travel podcast for endless road trip inspiration, stories, travel planning and the best road trip destinations across the U.S. and Canada.  Visit our website: https://bit.ly/3TJKFGf  Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/48E6dIO  Follow Road Trip Ready on your favorite podcast player:  Apple Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music iHeartRadio Pandora Choose any podcast player Thanks for the support. It really means a lot to us!  Road Trip Ready episodes to binge listen to:  Advantages and Disadvantages of Road Tripping: https://smartlink.ausha.co/road-trip-ready/ep2   
Jan 4
40 sec
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 [email protected] for brand partnerships and business inquiries.
Dec 21, 2023
29 min
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