Traveling might be something you'll eventually do with the love of your life (once you meet that person), but there's something to be said about exploring the world while single. Apart from the distinct possibility of finding romance and meeting new friends on the road, solo travel allows for plenty of selfish me time that you just might miss once you're part of a permanent twosome.
Summer is arguably the best time to travel in the United States, thanks to warm weather (finally), longer days, and relaxed school schedules. But where to go? Luckily, the United States is a geographically diverse country with a lot of travel options for intrepid summer travelers across the budget spectrum. We rounded up eight U.S. destinations that pack an extra punch from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Check them out and get going!
Sometimes, it's just easier to choose a name brand hotel over an independent hotel -- especially when visiting an unfamiliar destination. When you have to research flights, restaurants, entertainment, and transportation options, it's often more simple to just go with a name you already love and trust. Which is why it's so disappointing to show up to a chain hotel and find that the room and features don't live up to expectations set up by past hotels you've visited under the same name. #frustrating.
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".