It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Ok, maybe not as it’s the middle of summer but it’s THE best time to start planning your holiday vacation. Plus, thinking of snow and twinkling lights will take your mind off of the sweltering heat! Last Christmas, I had the wonderful opportunity to be invited on a Viking River Cruise up the Rhine River to visit the magical Christmas Markets at each port city.
Bogota, the city of my birth, in a country I love. For many years, travelers avoided Colombia due to its checkered past so I’m incredibly excited that even though I’ve been visiting there my whole life, global tourism is now getting to experience the magic I grew up with. The city of over 8 million, perched on top of mountains, is a bustling metropolis covered in red brick (the signature of all Bogota buildings), home to newfound tourism and a booming culinary scene.
In honor of Colombian Independence Day on July 20th, I’m sharing a veganized version of my grandmother’s famous empanadas! Empanadas are made in so many countries but each has it’s own special taste and style. These are distinctly Colombian! When I was a kid, I would stand right next to my grandmother, Bella, and grab them fresh out of the fryer when she would make these.
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".