WHERE TO GO ON HOLIDAY IN SEPTEMBERNothing like a last burst of short-haul sunshine to make summer last a bit longer and carry us through the autumn with a glow. For anyone without schoolchildren, there's a good argument for taking your European summer holiday in September. Sea and skies are still blue as can be, the water's warmer than ever, and once others are all back to school everything's a lot quieter and better value.
WHERE TO GO ON HOLIDAY IN DECEMBERHoliday season! All those pretty snowscapes, all those heavenly tropical white-sand beaches - how fortuitous that Christmas comes when some of the world's best winter-sun destinations are at their peak. So which is the best Caribbean island in December? Where are the best places to spend New Year's Eve? Where to ski at Christmas? Where can you escape the holiday crowds?
WHERE TO GO ON HOLIDAY IN JANUARYIs there ever a time when we need a holiday more than January? We're fat and cold and grumpy. Spring is a lifetime away. So here's one easy New Year's Resolution: book a trip somewhere uplifting. It can be long-haul and life-changing, or small and beautiful enough to lift our mood til the trees start to green again.
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".