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Follow me on my quest to one million lifetime miles with United.

I spent $910 for a roundtrip United flight from Newark to London — and it was worth every dollar when I got my first upgrade to Polaris. Here...

I've been flying United religiously for more than seven years, and I just got my first upgrade to Polaris. Here's why it was worth every dollar.
The author, Natalia Lusinski, in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

How to create a travel budget and stick to it, according to someone who’s been traveling abroad for over 2 years

It's easy to overspend when you're not in your home country. Protect your wallet with these tips from an expert at traveling abroad.
Avoid popular landmarks like the Trevi Mountain during peak visiting hours.

Locals reveal the 13 biggest mistakes tourists make when visiting Rome

Locals and frequent travelers took to Quora to share their best tips on visiting Rome. Here's what not to do when in Rome.

11 travel accessories that help me sleep on long-haul flights and red-eyes

Sleeping on a plane often isn't easy. These 11 sleep products for travel help me get much-needed rest on long lights.
I spent 50 hours on the Trans-Siberian Railway with no Wi-Fi and little cell service.

I spent 50 hours on the longest train ride in the world, surrounded by people who didn’t speak English and without WiFi. Here’s my biggest...

The smartest thing I did before my trip was taking the time to download the offline translation for Russian on the Google Translate app.
Americans spend an average of $1,979 on summer vacation.

People spend an average of $1,979 annually on summer vacations — here are 4 ways to save money on your next trip

You might be surprised by how much the average American spends on their annual summer vacation. However, there are a couple of ways to save.
I rode the Trans-Siberian Railway from Novosibirsk to Moscow, a more than 2,000-mile journey.

What I wish I’d known before embarking on a 50-hour train ride across Siberia, wearing the same clothes for 2 days, and sharing a tiny compartme...

I spent 50 hours riding the Trans-Siberian Railway across 2,000 miles and 4 time zones in Russia. Here's what I wish I'd known before I left.
If you hand your phone to a photographer, you can get free photos with Disney characters.

10 free things you can get at Walt Disney World

From free samples to free transportation, this is everything you can get for no cost at Disney World.
You may not be able to spend the night in the Louvre, but you should be able to find a good spot on Airbnb with these tips.

11 tips and tricks for finding the perfect vacation spot and avoiding bad rental homes on Airbnb

Airbnb is one of the most popular ways to see the world, but there are lots of details to consider before booking with the site.