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Pack Your Bags for the Jungle

David Brewbaker

Des Moines Register

January 20, 2006

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Ken Fuson in his Jan. 9 column asked: "Wouldn't it be cheaper to fly every Iowan to the Amazon?" I have learned that Jet Blue has a one-way ticket from Newark, N.J., to San Juan, Puerto Rico for $59. Puerto Rico has the El Yunque rain forest 25 miles southeast of San Juan. The $180 million would buy every Iowan a ticket to San Juan, and they could visit the rain forest in person.

David Brewbaker