Take a virtual tour of the original fort in Fort Myers, have fun with science, craft with nature and more. Here's our list of family-friendly events happening this weekend, Aug. 18-20, in Southwest Florida. Breakfast on the Beach — 8:30 a.m. Newton Beach Park, 4650 Estero Blvd., Fort Myers Beach. Envirionmental educator Dexter Norris talks about the island’s reptiles while all enjoy the beach. $15. Reservations required.
The past week has been a flurry of activity. Buy school supplies. Meet up with friends from Orlando as they return our son after a few days stay with them. Next day, leave early for the east coast for a last-blast-before-school-starts snorkeling adventure that turned into a boogie board/body surfing extravaganza. Play in the surf. Break all the family boards. Body surf. Eat. Repeat the next day. Drive tired horde home. Wednesday: Drive to Marco Island to meet up with long lost childhood bestie.
The family road trip gets a bad rap. Everyone’s cooped up in the family vehicle. On each other’s last nerve. It’s why everyone relates so well to the Griswold family in National Lampoon’s Vacation. But family road trips can be fun. Or at least not terrible. Follow these steps and you’re bound to have a great family road trip:1. Include the kids from the start. When children help choose the destination, they’re more likely to be excited and helpful because they’re invested in the process.
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".