It’s usually not a good idea to drink Scotch before noon. But we’re in Edinburgh and the Whisky Master Class starts at 10AM…so we’re happily committed. The Scotch Whisky Experience is one of the top tourist draws in this historic city, especially since it’s located at the beginning of the Royal Mile, at the foot of Edinburgh Castle.
The dim sum and Peking duck were as good as the best we’ve enjoyed in Hong Kong. But instead of Asia we were on the fringes of the Mojave Desert, in one of the world’s newest culinary hot spots. Las Vegas boasts more than a dozen Michelin-starred restaurants, with celebrity chefs clamouring to open new establishments along the famous Strip of massive hotels, garish casinos and endless entertainment. Gambling is still huge, of course, but non-gaming revenue now exceeds the haul from casinos.
The excitement grows as we approach Punta Cana. We’re about to spend five days at the Caribbean’s biggest on-site water park and our plane is descending over miles of pristine white sand and turquoise waters at the far eastern end of the Dominican Republic. A three-generation family, we’re with our daughter Laura, her husband Dan, and our three granddaughters ages 7, 9 and 11. We’re as excited as the kids since we also love water parks and the chance to spend quality time with our whole family.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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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.
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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.
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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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
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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".