A long time advocate of independent travel, Acevedo Estefanía brings you her first book “Amtrak’s Best Kept Secret: A guide to traveling the U.S.A. with a Rail Pass.” In it, she shares her insights on how to use the United States Railroad system and the little known Rail Pass to get to know the United States intimately. Full of useful advice for the independent traveler, the guide is based on her research and the 30-day journey that she took with her two children around the United States in 30 Days, traveling in coach. Chapters include tips and tricks on buying the right Rail Pass, planning an itinerary that makes sense for you, and an excellent chapter on food, which can be a major unexpected expense with travel. Other chapters focus on entertainment while on the journey, personal hygiene on a trip, traveling in coach, and information on luggage. Acevedo Estefanía focuses on many things the average traveler may not think about. This book is like having a fun conversation with a friend who gives you all the best ideas!