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

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

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 Subscribe to our newsletter: 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 |


June 13, 2024 15 mins

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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.

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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 chall...
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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 tra...
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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...

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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 ...

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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 a...

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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, sharin...

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"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! 

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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 Cle...

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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...

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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.  


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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. 


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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. 

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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...

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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. 


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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, ...

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. 


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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.

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