New York City is one of the most expensive cities in the world. With the average rate of a hotel stay in NYC at over $250 a night, it’s the most expensive place to visit in the United States. With expensive attractions, that price only goes up from there. However, if you’re willing to do some budget research before your trip, New York City can be a surprisingly affordable place to visit. Here are tips for saving money while visiting the Big Apple. Tours are a great way to save both time and money.
If Kyrgyzstan had nothing else to offer but hiking and trekking in the mountains, it would still be worth visiting. That is how amazing it is to immerse yourself into the Tian Shan Mountains, most of the time with nobody but you, the guide and the mountains. This is a place where you can have a real adventure, if you want to. There are an abundance of options for hiking in Karakol ranging from flat valley hikes to aggressive mountain trekking that will take you over high elevation passes.
When we started telling people that we were headed to Kyrgyzstan, we were met by a surprising amount of skepticism. We were lectured about terrorism, wars, weapons, sex slavery and the rest of it, mostly by people who have seldom left the USA, let alone ventured into the far reaches of Central Asia. Don’t get me wrong, any country ending in ‘stan’ gets more than enough press to have even the slightest mention breeding fear.
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".