Americans left a collective 662 million vacation days on the table in 2016, according to Project: Time Off, an organization that encourages Americans to enjoy their hard-earned leave. If you’re hesitating to take time off because you’re intimidated by the prospect of planning a family vacation, you’re not alone—it’s not always easy being in close quarters with loved ones for extended lengths of time or crafting a vacation that appeals to everyone.
From pollution to the impact caused by rising visitor numbers, there’s little doubt: We affect the world around us. According to the World Tourism Organization, tourism is currently responsible for roughly 5 percent of global CO emissions, a figure that’s been steadily growing since the term carbon footprint found its way into the Merriam-Webster dictionary 18 years ago. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t travel. Far from it, in fact: Tourism does more good than harm.
On Uruguay’s southeastern coast, the beach town of Punta del Este has long attracted celebrities, travelers and, more recently, a growing population of artists. Here’s where to go and what to do. The surf beach: Playa Montoya—its mega-waves draw surfers from around the world. The architectural wonder: Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly in the shape of a perfect circle, the remarkable Laguna Garzón Bridge is well worth driving across.
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".