Bicycle touring tips for what to look for in a touring bike, how to cut costs on a long distance cycling tour, dealing with aggressive dogs, the best foods for bicycle touring, and more. The bicycle touring tips listed below, are the result of quite a few years spent cycling around the world. During this time, I've had my fair share of joys and disasters, tricky situations and sublime experiences. It's been an incredible learning journey, and one that continues almost every time I get on the bike.
The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a popular short trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This guide to hiking the Ghorepani-Poon Hill trail is based on my own experiences there. Nepal is well, the Nepal of trekking. The enigmatic and rugged Himalayas cry out to be explored on foot. There are numerous trails that one can take, from short day hikes to epic multi-week treks. For someone like myself who loves the great outdoors, it's easy to imagine setting off with a backpack for a month or two.
Of all the European cities you can use Couchsurfing, Amsterdam is one of the most popular. The city has a bohemian atmosphere that makes it perfect for this sort of travel community. Read on to find out more about couchsurfing in Amsterdam. If you’re intrigued by and interested in couchsurfing, Amsterdam is an excellent place to start.
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".