“I remember the first time I drank SangSom rum,” says Dave Watson, a traveller who likes to think he can handle his liquor. “One minute, I was knocking back shots at bar in Hat Rin. The next I was flat-down in the sand, at dawn, with some woman prodding me with a broom. To this day, I have no idea what happened.”Booze lies at the crux of many a travelling tale.
In an age where we work longer hours than ever before and the job struggle is real, taking a career break is an enticing prospect. But it’s not a magic potion. True, it might ease work strain and let you travel the world but you need ninja planning skills to make it happen, from raising funds to deciding what to do with your break. Plus, there’s the question of how it will affect your hard-earned career, and whether you should quit your job or try for a sabbatical.
If we could spend every day hanging out on a St Tropez yacht, or jetting between the beaches of the Seychelles, we absolutely would. Sadly, reality – with its commitments, bills and general sense of meh-ness - gets in the way. For those of you who want to make the most of every spare minute you have, the experts over at adventure travel company Flash Pack have whittled down 10 unique trips that every woman should savour in her lifetime.
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".