Yes you, the one with the itch in your feet and the thumping in your heart. The one who dreams of far away places and remote lands. Who never felt at peace where you were. You, the one who hid in books hoping to escape and plotting how it might happen. The one who dreamed of hiking mountains and diving the seas. Who set your kitchen table and imagined it was a sidewalk cafe in Europe. The one that wanted to dig artifacts in Egypt, to swing through the jungles of Asia, and cross the plains of Africa.
My husband thought I had lost my mind when I told him I wanted to take our oldest son with me to Thailand. “Thailand, really? Thailand? Couldn’t you go to Italy or England?” Nope, I couldn’t. While MarocBaba has never had much desire to visit Asia, I was ready to spread my travel wings and start exploring the continent. The good news was my friend Julie has a similar travel bug. We both wanted to take a trip together, each taking one of our kids.
Want to explore some of Vietnam’s unique food offerings? Than you’ll love this guest post from Graham and Charlie of Undiscovered Guide! Hanoi is famous around the world for its awesome street food, from banh mi to bun cha and spring rolls. And rightly so – Hanoi’s street food is just delicious. However, there are a few food on offer that might be a little, erm, odd, to the western palate. I’m not gonna lie, we haven’t had the stomach to try ALL of these. Yet. We’re working on it.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".