HI all ya'll! Just found this website while looking for tips on traveling via Amtrak. I'm about to take my third trip on Amtrak (Second in three years) in about six weeks. I'm heading from Maricopa, Arizona to Buffalo, New York, so it'll be quite a trip. So - Who am I? I"m a 39 year old writer that has been traveling around the country over the last three years. I went from Arizona to Missouri to Pennsylvania to New York and back to Arizona from 2012 to 2014. I've been in Arizona since June of 2014 and, as I mentioned about, about to head out again. I'm working on my career as a writer and have taken up a very generous offer from a friend of mine. Basically I get to stay at her and her husband's house rent free for six months while I decide what to do in the next stage of my life. I'm not a huge fan of flying commercially, though I love flying in general, so I decided to hop on a train again. My last train trip was both a blessing and a curse, so I'm hoping that this one will be much better. (The train trip was fine. The person that I was trapped behind me was not. Picture a gal on a cellphone all day with three kids that she didn't watch. It got so bad the people in the dining car banned her from eating in there.) Anyway, I look forward to checking out this forum and meeting all ya'll!