I almost always check a bag, so my carry-on tends to consist of my tech essentials and a few necessities. Most are your standard air-travel essentials: noise-canceling headphones, whatever book I’m reading at the moment and a travel pillow (NEMO’s Fillo is my go-to). But I always struggle with how to pack my cables and charging accessories while staying organized. I’ve gone the cord taco route, but they end up lost in the bottom of my bag, and carrying 4-5 of them around isn’t exactly efficient.
Last Updated January, 2018: We’ve added new picks and insights. Prices and links have also been updated. Burlington, VT: Whether you’re looking for new gear or used, Burlington’s Outdoor Gear Exchange is the equivalent of a department store for outdoor adventurers. Located on Church Street in a building that used to house an Old Navy, OGE carries many hard-to-find brands like DMM, Rab, Grivel, Salewa and Trew. Pro Tip: head to the basement for an extensive offering of used, vintage Patagonia gear.
This morning at Abaco Lodge in the Bahamas, Yeti (the Austin, Texas-based brand known for making the most durable coolers available), launched its latest product: a bomb-proof folding camp chair called the Hondo. While somewhat unassuming in appearance, every inch of the Hondo is engineered to superlative — from the folding mechanism to the welds on the butted aluminum tubes (a similar construction is used on downhill mountain bikes), to the fabric used for the back and seat of the chair.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".