Soul-hungry creatures creep out from pitch-black basements as possessed spirits drift through moldy hallways of abandoned manors. Blood-dripping clowns and demonic beings make your worst nightmares come alive. Come Halloween, those in search of perpetual despair book their entrance straight to hell. Across the U.S., terror tours evoke the nation’s bloody past and freak out visitors to no end. Enter these sites at your own risk, and beware: once you step in, there’s no turning back.
For a different kind of vacation, modern-day globetrotters swap sunbathing and beach bars for life-altering adventures. Test your own strengths and willpower by hitting the waves solo on surf school jaunts or hiking on glaciers. To find inner peace and open the mind, set out for contemplative pilgrimages, visit Indigenous cultures and seek out wildlife in the depths of rainforests.
Travel has always been about stepping outside your comfort zone, but today, it comes spiked with an extra dose of trepidation. When in winter 2016 I told friends and family I was going to Jordan, there were looks of disbelief, raised eyebrows and lots of questions amid anxiety of ISIS in the region. What I felt most coming from them was fear. No wonder: We live in the age of travel warnings. That involves facing fear.
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".