When reds and golds nudge out greens in our treetops, it's time to take a moment — or a weekend — to immerse ourselves in the seasonal show. Of course, even as we relish the warm glow of autumn leaves, we're aware of what comes next, and it involves a lot less color and a lot more chill. So how can we find fall beauty and get in a few more hours of our favorite summer activity? Here are some locations that merge the two beautifully.
On Tuesday, the State Department updated its travel warning about Mexico, and Minnesotans planning a trip there should take note. Quintana Roo — the state that includes Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Riviera Maya and Tulum — has seen a rise in drug-related crime since last year. The previous travel warning had no advisory in place for the state.
Sun Country Airlines is offering a special package for people who want to see the total eclipse of the sun. When the solar eclipse cuts across the country on Aug. 21, skies will barely darken in Minnesota. But several hundred miles south, viewers will witness a rare sight (clear skies permitting): the moon completely blocking the sun. Those who want to see the ultimate show now have a relatively quick way to get 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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".