KINGFIELD, Maine — Blue sky broke through the fir and spruce as we pedaled up the rocky path cut through thick forest. It was a gorgeous, warm late-August morning, and we were riding to the Stratton Brook Hut, the newest lodging in the Maine Huts and Trails, a network of trails and eco lodges near Sugarloaf Mountain Resort. It should have been a great start to our vacation, but I was complaining the whole way. I was frustrated.
You may have a really nice DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera, or you may just have your smartphone, but it's not all about the camera, says award-winning journalist and National Geographic photographer Jad Davenport. It's about storytelling. "I feel frustrated when I see people get bogged down by the technical aspects of their cameras," Davenport said. "I probably use 10 percent of what my camera can do, and I don't know half of what it can do, and I really don't care.
Cost: Tickets to the Grand Tasting on Saturday are $60; costs vary for Friday activities. When: Grand Tasting and activities Saturday, Sept. 23; On Friday, Sept. 22, select Vail Valley restaurants will be featuring wineries from Southern Hemishphere. The Taste of Vail steals our hearts every spring, and now we're falling for its autumn addition. The Fall Wine & Food Classic is Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22-23.
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".