While visiting Lake Charles, Louisiana I made a stop at Bayou Rum. Bayou Rum offers a little local flavor and produces some of the best rum in the region. Their rum is crafted the Louisiana way in copper pots using 100% natural unrefined Louisiana cane sugar and molasses. Touring the distillery I could tell that Bayou Rum takes pride in their product and knows how to do rum right. The tour starts with a quick video in the viewing room and then you’ll have a chance to tour the distillery.
Recently I found myself in Wooster, OH located about a solid hour south of Cleveland in Wayne County. An often overlooked region of Ohio this area has a diverse selection of things to do and see, and, oh my, the food is incredible. A perfect weekend getaway for the two of you or the entire family. So many hidden gems in the area and I’m sharing my favorites with you here. If you want to spend more time in the area be sure to check out Travel Inspired Living’s 100’s of Things To Do In Ohio post.
The email arrived during a rather brutal work week. I had to read it a couple times to let it sink in. It was an invite to Sandals OCHI all inclusive resort in Jamaica for their grand re-opening. I could hardly believe it. Most of my travel I arrange on my own with only a few press trips thrown in over the course of a year. This press trip invite was my first international invite and I was over the moon.
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".