Sure, Tennessee is technically landlocked. Luckily we’ve pulled together a cross-section of our seven favorite places to experience water in nature (not just that turquoise stuff with a concrete bottom), whether you want to swim, paddle, fish, or just hike along the shore with epic water views. All of our picks, from east to west, are close enough to Nashville that you’ll spend less time in your car getting there and more time actually at—and on, and in—the water.
Bonnaroo. The Tennessee music festival with the weird name has become one of the industry’s most essential events. Recent lineups have included mega-acts such as Chance the Rapper, U2 and Pearl Jam, plus smaller artists such as Margo Price, who you might not have known when you bought the tickets, but you’ll be thrilled to discover. Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, held about an hour outside of Nashville in early June, has many charms.
When Becca Stevens started what would become Thistle Farms nearly two decades ago, she didn’t know much about making natural bath and body products as a business model. “I grew up with a woman who really knew about making crafts,” she says of her mother. “And I had experience taking a lot of baths,” she jokes modestly. Those early days—with groups of women gathered around a table or counter, making candles, lip balm and body bombs—“felt like a quilting bee,” Stevens remembers.
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".