Can’t imagine a morning (or afternoon, or evening) without your coffee fix? Join the club. Unfortunately for caffeine addicts abroad, simply memorizing the word for coffee in the local language will only get you so far. Sure, you’re likely to get a caffeinated beverage, and that’s certainly better than nothing, but what if you’d like something more specific?
This minuscule village is low on residents (there are fewer than five) and amenities (there are no shops or restaurants) but high on charm. Just past Requejo, and before Vega in Toral de los Vados on a road that is only paved part of the way (the rest of the way is gravel), cows amble through the empty streets, and poppies grow wild on the roadside. Trust us, it’s worth renting a car (sorry, no bus service, either) to see this beautiful and easily missed corner of Castile-Leon.
One of my first solo trips was to Rome, Italy. I spent my days touring churches, ruins, and museums, but come nightfall, I was always lost somewhere unfamiliar and couldn’t seem to hail a cab back to my hotel to save my life. I kept trying to flag the taxis that whizzed past, but the drivers either completely ignored me or wagged a finger back and forth at me like I was doing something wrong.
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".