Brand Partnerships

If you want to reach an audience of financially savvy travelers, you’re in the right place.

About Danielle Desir

I’m a travel and personal finance writer, author and podcaster who loves traveling, nerding out about money and dancing barefoot.

A native of New York City, I went to Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York and after graduating with a Bachelors in Business Administration (with a concentration in Finance), 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 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, hiking to 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 2,400 members from 50+ countries!

I have traveled to over 27 countries and 4 continents and have no thoughts of slowing down.

Engaging Content

I help financially savvy travelers find creative ways to get the most out of their travel experiences and manage their money so they can travel more, pay off debt and build wealth. I publish relevant content under these eight content pillars:


  • Affording travel
  • Budget travel
  • Travel planning
  • Affordable destinations
  • Culture and history
  • Culinary experiences
  • Adventure travel
  • Couples travel


  • Homeownership
  • Investing
  • Budgeting
  • Student loans


thethoughtcard (at) gmail (dot) com

About My Audience

The Thought Card reaches an audience of financially savvy travelers who are passionate about making informed financial decisions, having remarkable travel experiences and purchasing quality products.

This site is particularly geared towards women and women of color between the ages of 25 to 35 who are based within the United States.

For media kit requests or for more information on how we can get started on a campaign, please contact me at thethoughtcard (at) gmail (dot) com.

Danielle Desir is the creator of The Thought Card and The Thought Card Podcast

Past Campaigns

I’ve worked with dozens of partners over the past four years. Partners include destinations, hotels, tour operators, apps and companies.

Here’s a list of my past partnerships.

Also, here’s what brands had to say about me on social media!

Iceland travel giveaway with Nomadness Tribe 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway 2019

If you’d like to discuss a partnership opportunity, email thethoughtcard (at) gmail (dot) com.

How We Can Work Together

I’m available for collaboration on the following projects:

  • Freelance writing
  • Sponsored blog posts, podcasts and social posts
  • Podcast interviews
  • Ambassadorships
  • Facebook LIVE videos
  • Events and meet and greets
  • Paid press trips and FAM trips
  • Photo and video shoots
  • Travel reviews (hotels, restaurants, products, tours)
  • Product reviews
  • Speaking engagements
  • Other projects that will help tell your story to my engaged audience
Danielle Desir Travel Writer, Podcaster, Host of The Thought Card


I do not accept guests posts. Thank you for your interest.


I do accept sponsored posts. Please contact me at thethoughtcard (at) gmail (dot) com for my rates.

Fun Facts

I was one of the 20 travel bloggers selected to attend the 2019 Propel Conference in Graz, Austria.

The Thought Card was named one of the best personal finance podcasts by FinCon.

The Thought Card was named one of the best travel podcasts to listen to by Hostelworld.

I was a panelist and subject matter expert at the networking event “Parlor Conversations: Building Wealth and the Importance of Credit” in New York City.

I presented “From Twitter Hashtag to Thriving Community of Women of Color Podcasters” at Podcast Movement, the largest podcasting conference in the world.

I led an expert lesson at The Traveling School titled “How to Be A Financially Savvy Traveler”.

The Thought Card was named World’s Greatest Travel Hacker in 2017 by Flight Network.

Danielle Desir at Propel Conference in 2019 in Graz, Austria.

Front row and center at the Propel Conference in Graz, Austria.


thethoughtcard (at) gmail (dot) com