Rarely a month goes by that I don't hear from my Scandinavian friends that they're off on yet another trip. Good for them , I think. Americans are notoriously bad at taking allotted days off. Yet, I've often wondered why Swedes are such compulsive travelers and why, as The Local reported last December, travel bookings by Swedes for 2017 have increased by a record twelve percent. Spain, accessible and sunny, is the Nordic nation's top choice for getaways to the Canary Islands, Mallorca , and Málaga.
My father couldn't have come from a more quintessentially cloistered background. Son of a history professor at a private prep school in New England, graduate of a different prep school before Princeton, his life's trajectory seemed firmly set in WASPy stone. So I was surprised to hear the news that, at 83 years old, he was heading to a bohemian enclave of ancient and New Age spirituality on the eastern flank of southern India .
It's that time of year again—and no, we don't just mean summer . Last week, the U.S. State Department issued its 2017 hurricane and typhoon season travel alert , including a number of forecasts and warnings for the months ahead. Live in an area that sees typhoons or hurricanes, or planning to visit one? Here's what you should know. Though it may seem like typhoons, hurricanes, and tropical storms are different, they aren't.
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".