The holiday season is almost upon us! To help make shopping a bit easier, I have put together a few gift recommendations in my traveler’s gift guide. These suggestions are gifts for people who love to travel or gifts for people that dream of travel. Travelers have a passion for new adventures. Finding the right gift will help them discover a brand new adventure.
If Rotterdam isn’t on your travel radar yet, it should be! This Dutch town in southern Holland is not only Europe’s largest port city but also a foodie dream come true. The city isn’t huge, with a population just above 600,000 people so getting around is easy. Like many port cities there’s a huge mixing of cultures and diversity that flavors the food scene. There are over 176 nationalities that have made the city home!
Many destinations claim to be family-friendly but few are able to really live up to the title. When we visited Mechelen, a small(er) city in Belgium this summer I was interested to see what set them apart as a destination for families. Could they live up to the hype? I was delighted to learn that yes, indeed they do! Why is Mechelen so family friendly? I can’t help but think it’s part of a larger goal of including children and creating a community that does the same.
@lingosteve@WondWand I speak fluent Moroccan Arabic. I can not read or write Arabic script. I learned by listening and watching. I also started learning the vocabulary that was most important first so it stuck. Then I expanded. Nouns first, verbs second and built from there.
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".