I am originally from Connecticut, and lived in Tokyo, Japan for three years. I now live in Boston and travel as much as I can. I have been to all seven continents and over 52 countries. The real question is, where to next?
I’m an avid traveller, and one question I always get is how can do I find the best deals on flights. There are two ways I do this. The first is to search without a destination in mind.Â My friends and I just returned from a trip to Oslo, Norway and the reason we chose Norway was because we found a flight for $361 roundtrip from Boston. I use sites likeÂ kayak.com/exploreÂ or Skyscanner where you can enter your departure destination, and leave out where you want to go to!
Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany kicked off this past Saturday, September 16 and runs through October 3. The festival brings together beer-lovers, friends, and families from around the world. While mostly recognized for its beer-drinking atmosphere, Oktoberfest, or locally called Wiesn, is more than just beer.
2017 will be my 3rd time visiting the famed Oktoberfest festival in Munich, Germany. It’s started to become a little tradition among my friends – and we just keep coming back. No matter how you go, you’ll enjoy the festival, but here some some tips to enjoy it to the max. Dress the Part: First thing is you have to get dressed up. I get it. I’m really not one to dress up and Halloween is my least favorite holiday, but if you’re not in a dirndl or lederhosen, trust me, you’ll be out of place.
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".