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Costa Rican trivia: win a book

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Costa Rica is considered one of the leaders in Latin America when it comes to promoting conservation and eco-tourism.

During a recent visit, I learned that the roots for this commitment can be traced back in large part to a North American religious group that helped settle the beautiful community of Monteverde in the 1950s. They set aside land in the cloud forest to protect it.

Be the first to tell me the name of this religious group, and I'll send you a free copy of Pauline Frommer's new Costa Rica guidebook.

Just reply with your answer on my travel blog.

Good luck!

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Speaking of conservation and eco-tourism, I think a lot of people are going to be traveling to Chicago now that we are ranked first in the nation for green living. ranked Chicago above san fran, Portland and Seattle. Here is the link to the article:

I guess people like us are actually green compared to the rest of the country!! WHOO HOO!


The Quakers helped settle Monteverde.

The Quakers! A group first moved from Fairhope, Alabama, in 1950, after Costa Rica abolished its military. The Quakers then bought 3,000 acres of land in Monteverde.


Lori responds: You're so right -- and you've won by submitting your answer three minutes faster than the next guy! Congrats!

Please email me your address so I can mail you your copy of the book. You can email me at

Kudos to you..


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