I’ve been to roughly 80 countries, but in all of that travel I had only spent one day in Japan – a 14-hour layover in Tokyo over a decade ago. It was a huge gap in my travel experience. With a credit from National Geographic Expeditions from a cancelled trip in March, and a Japan photo expedition on NatGeo’s website focused on the fall colors, it was finally time to travel to Japan and do it right. This time I skipped Tokyo.
I absolutely love Instagram. I love postingÂ my travel photography and getting feedback. I love finding new photographers to follow. And I love being inspired to see more of the world by seeing the amazing places that people are posting from. I’ve added a lot of destinationsÂ to my travel wish list simply because of shots on Instagram. There are a LOT of great photographers on the site. But I find myself returning over and over to a handful of accounts.
Sometimes when we choose a destination or have a vacation idea, we go in knowing it will be kid-friendly – e.g. a Disney Cruise. And sometimes we book our tickets, do our homework and hope for the best. Bora Bora fell into the latter category. We wanted to go because of the iconic photos of overwater bungalows perched over turquoise lagoons, and we wanted to take the kids. It wasn’t that anything about it seemed like it wouldn’t be kid-friendly. It’s just that people don’t seem to take kids there.
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".