I was at a bit of a standstill about what I wanted this blog to be, which is part of why I haven’t been updating it much (in addition to be so fricken busy with the freelance life, plus my part-time job in the office). Of course, I initially started it to chronicle my travels. Traveling and writing for me have really gone hand in hand, so that has shifted since I’ve been much more rooted to this place in the past year.
This article is by Amanda Gokee – a lover of the Yucatan, justÂ like ourselves! Read more about Amanda in the Author’s Bio at the bottom of this post. Youâ€™ve probably heard of the Yucatan peninsula if only for its most well-known destinations, between Cancun with the older, fancier resort crowd frequented by tons of Canadian and American tourists, and then Playa del Carmen where youâ€™ll find the younger and more rambunctious party scene.
In the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are a group of ring-shaped coral islands, known for their extensive reefs and white sand beaches. The combination is all quite dreamy, with the exception of the big price tag that so many people associate with this destination. However, there are ways to travel to the Maldives on a budget. The trick is to stay away from expensive resorts that charge hundreds of dollars a night.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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.
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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