With the Washington-Dulles airport in close proximity, its never been easier to start your travel across one of the more beautiful states in America. We sent adventure journalist, Morgan Tilton, on a 4-day/3-night 382-mile road trip to cover multiple aspects of the expansive state, including the lush Appalachian countryside and charming town experiences. Follow her adventures below. For more information about wild, wonderful West Virginia visit gotowv.com
Just because your pup is always ready to hit the trail at a moment's notice doesn't mean you shouldn't prepare for the hike ahead. Choosing the right gear is an essential part of that process, so why wouldn't we treat our pooches to the same quality of products that we use? Here are some of the best pieces of doggie gear to help keep them safe and happy wherever the trail may take you.
Most outdoor stores do allow dogs, but be sure to call and check before you go in for a visit with your pooch. Occasionally, retail establishments might not allow dogs because food is served. It never hurts to ask, though: A store with a no-dog rule might make an exception if you're trying out doggie backpacks, a harness, or another piece of dog gear. Bring a snack bag. A few morsels go a long way toward keeping dogs on their best behavior. Take a leash.
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".