Every state has a system of parks that most visitors don’t know anything about, but it’s a treasure to the locals. Colorado is no different. Although the state has four national parks (Rocky Mountain, Mesa Verde, Great Sand Dunes and Black Canyon of the Gunnison), there are ten times as many state parks. The newest one of these is Staunton, about 45 minutes west of Denver on U.S. highway 285, and just opened in May 2013. Up until now, the park has been a well-kept secret.
As a baseball fan, I still want to go all thirty Major League Baseball parks at some point in my life. I’ll even count the American League’s, even if I think their adherence to the designated hitter is an abomination. Now, I only count a ballpark if I’ve seen an actual game there, and if the ballpark still exists as an active MLB playing field.
Many of you know that I’ve been to Los Angeles for as many years as I’ve lived, plus a few additional times. I lived there for six years, ten if you count my college time at Pomona (still part of the LA metro area). But in all that time I can count the times I’ve been to San Diego, just a little over two hours south and far more scenic, on one hand, plus one more. That includes once as a grade-school kid, twice when I was college, ten years ago with the RAS and the girls, and just last week.
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".