A Go-To For Financially Savvy Travelers
If you ever wanted to afford to travel more, pay off debt and build wealth then you’re in the right place! I’m Danielle Desir and welcome to my affordable travel finance blog. I’m an author, travel and personal finance writer, speaker and the host of The Thought Card Podcast. Here we’ll talk about how to find the best travel deals, fabulous travel destinations, practical tips for saving money, investing, homeownership and so much more.
A native of New York City, I went to Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York for undergrad and after graduating with a Bachelors in Business Administration, I moved to Bridgeport, Connecticut to pursue my Masters in Health Care Administration. I’ve called Connecticut home ever since.
In addition to working full-time as a research administrator at a leading medical school in New York City, I love writing, excel spreadsheets, spending time outdoors and searching for cheap flights. I gave up eating meat in college and I’m a pescetarian – pass the shrimp please!
In 2015 I started this affordable travel finance blog which combines my passions for travel and money. I wanted to debunk the myth that you can actually travel while paying off student loans. Now I teach others how to afford making travel a financial priority in their lives through my blog, podcast, books and self-paced online courses.
In my spare time I enjoy visiting local breweries, finding breathtaking viewpoints and listening to informative podcasts. I also go to spin class every week and lift weights at least three times a week – my boyfriend Kyle is a fantastic personal trainer and martial arts coach. When I’m not creating content online, you can find me leading WOC Podcasters, a community of women of color podcasters with over 2,500 members from 50+ countries!
I have traveled to over 27 countries and 4 continents and if I can afford to travel extensively while paying off student loans, saving for a house and working full-time, you can too.