Island community’s historical storefront has been preserved with a winery, taproom, galleries and more. WHIDBEY ISLAND — Listening to soft jazz while deciding between the avocado toast or roasted squash frittata at the Flower House Cafe, I’m having trouble imagining myself sitting in what was once a hay barn. A garden store and nursery lie across a courtyard in the former hay field.
It’s all “island time,” scenic wonders and quiet, until you get on the Pub Bus and start shaking maracas. Mix the usual island pleasures with a dose of serendipity — as in who knew we’d find ourselves on a bus filled with passengers shaking maracas and singing Beatles tunes — and it’s easy to fill a weekend exploring British Columbia’s tiny Galiano Island, which dubs itself the Gem of the Salish Sea.
Enjoy a cozy movie house, and venture out for scenery, salt air, music and cider. Editor’s note: Know a favorite restaurant, historical site, unique museum or other Northwest attraction worth miles of driving, just for itself? This recurring feature, “Worth the Trip,” spotlights such destinations — along with other pleasant diversions along the way. PORT TOWNSEND — It’s Friday night at the movies in Port Townsend.
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".