TEXAS, Grapevine with Kids: When traveling to or through North Texas, the obvious choice for your stay may seem the bright-lights-big-city of Dallas. But through our years of navigating the sprawl of the Dallas/ Fort Worth area, my family has found a favored base in the nearby historic city of Grapevine.
Just saying the word “vacation” should bring up a sense of relaxation and a slower pace. But for many people, going from “full speed ahead” to “full stop” is difficult. In our connected age of sharing and comparing, it’s easy to forget that vacations should be about taking a break, relaxing on your own or with friends and family, and creating new memories with people you love. Sometimes it’s the simplest changes that can bring the greatest rewards.
Located just minutes from Shannon airport, Bunratty Castle and Folk Park is a fun family afternoon any time of the year. Filled with traditional Irish cottages from around the country, a historic village, and – of course- the castle, Bunratty is one of Ireland’s top family attractions. But what is it like at Halloween, a holiday born in Ireland and rich in traditions that stretch back hundreds of years? I was lucky enough to find out as my family enjoyed an Ireland vacation at the end of October.
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".