Yachts, cruise ships, catamarans, dhows: Over the years I have gleefully boarded them all, from Antigua to Zanzibar. But a river cruise? It was unchartered territory. So this summer I set my sights on Uniworld, about which I’d heard rave reviews: The 40-year-old boutique cruise company is fully, truly all-inclusive—covering everything from airport transfers and gratuities to room service and top-shelf open bar—and its elegant ships voyage down 22 rivers in 26 countries.
There are, of course, many reasons to visit Italy in the Fall—wine and olive harvests, fewer crowds, better deals—but let Palazzo di Varignana be one more. It’s an off-the-beaten-path 90-room resort with all the amenities of a mainstream one, set in an 18th-century country residence in the up-and-coming Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. I fell in love with the Tuscan gem, for four reasons that add up to your reason for booking a stay.
My Italian journey began in one of the finest restaurants in Florence, Italy—and ended in a high-profile Tuscan prison. It was a deliberate path. I’d come to Tuscany not to eat and drink but to learn more about an unusual project on Gorgona, the northernmost island in the Tuscan Archipelago, that’s been grabbing headlines and attracting the likes of Matt Dillon and Andrea Boccelli: a prison that’s also a vineyard. Or is it a vineyard that’s also a prison?
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".