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 2,100 members from 50+ countries!
I have traveled to over 26 countries and 3 continents and have no thoughts of slowing down.