Best travel podcasts for road trips and long drives.

8 Best Travel Podcasts For Road Trips

It's that time of year where we're planning our spring and summer road trips. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while or follow me on social (@thedanielledesir on Instagram), you probably noticed I am always on the move or dreaming about…
When to start weekend travel - how to plan a weekend trip.

When Should You Start Your Weekend Trip? Friday Evening or Saturday Morning?

Among weekenders, there is a debate going on...when is the right time to start a weekend trip? Some say Friday evening while others say Saturday morning. A few have even mentioned Thursday evening. In a poll I ran on Twitter (follow me @thethoughtcard)…
Fun travel gifts for Christmas?

Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers: 21 Fun Travel Gifts

The holidays are right around the corner and nothing shows that you care more than a thoughtful gift. But what sort of holiday gifts do travelers love? Travelers want practical and fun travel gifts that make their lives easier…
What is travel medical insurance and why you should get coverage with SafetyWing.

7 Reasons You Need Travel Medical Insurance

Most of us travel for fun and adventure. Although no one wants to think about getting sick or injured on vacation, sometimes life happens. Financially savvy travelers know that it pays to be prepared so before your next trip, consider investing…
How to Plan Your Trip

How to Plan Your Trip From Scratch

You’re probably here because you want to plan your trip. Well, I’m confident that after reading this article, you will become a travel planning ninja. But before we dive in, I just wanted to take a moment to personally welcome you to my…
What's the difference between a trip or vacation?Danielle Desir of The Thought Card

Trips vs. Vacations: What’s The Difference Between Trip and Vacation?

Trips vs. vacations is an ongoing debate amongst travelers, however, if you're wondering if there's a difference between trips and vacations, I'd say absolutely. Although most of us end up using these terms interchangeably, I differentiate…
Raven's Landing Turkish Towel Review

Wrapped in My Raven’s Landing Turkish Towel

Turkey continues to be one of the many destinations that I long to visit but in the meantime I’ve found a remarkable way to embrace Turkish culture with my new Raven’s Landing peshtemal (towel). Handmade by 7th generation…
How to travel when you don't know the language.

Tips For Traveling To Countries Where You Do Not Speak The Language

Ever since I was young I wanted to visit Paris. The iconic Eiffel Tower, the small bistros, quaint art galleries in Montmartre and the colorful macaroons made Paris the #1 destination on my hit list for many years. But as you can imagine I…
Why T-Mobile Offers The Best Phone Plan For Travelers

Why T-Mobile Is The Best Phone Plan For Travelers

From eating ice cream on a remote dairy farm in Iceland to exploring the depths of the ancient Cathedral Caves at Grotto Bay Beach Resort in Bermuda, when traveling abroad, I’m able to stay connected with my family and friends at no extra…
Extended Stay America Extended Perks Loyalty Program

Extended Perks: A New Way To Stay With Extended Stay America

As much as I love international trips or even domestic trips across the country, sometimes we need a stress-free getaway that requires little to no planning. That's why when I needed a short winter getaway before the holidays, I decided to stay…
PackPoint Review is a travel list app that helps tracks pack for trips.

PackPoint Review: An Easier Way To Pack Your Bags With Travel Packing Lists

While most travelers complain about long airport security lines and flight delays, packing is my biggest travel frustration. Not only is packing time-consuming but since I have to fit so many things in my carry-on, I usually forget to pack…
DirectHotels hotel comparison website for cheapest prices

DirectHotels: The Hotel Comparison Site For Cheaper Hotels

Lodging is usually one of the big ticket items on a travel budget. In addition to other pre-departure costs like airfare and car rentals, finding a place to stay is essential. So with tons of booking websites that compare hotel rates, how do…