Lauren Manuel McShane is the Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of The Travel Manuel. Six continents later she still has itchy feet and wanderlust for adventure in all corners of the earth. She recently married the love of her life and together they are traveling the world pausing only to find work, take photos and write about it. Find her on Twitter @TheTravelManuel or here on Google +.
This weekend we drove two hours up the West Coast to the fishing village of Paternoster, it happened to be the biggest storm the town had seen in four years. It’s one of those weekends where you stay close to the fire, braai crayfish indoors and stroll along the beach once the wind and rain disappear for a moment. Red and blue fishing boats return to shore, holidaymakers are scarce and the clouds remain close. Bokkoms (dried fish) for sale. Paternoster corner store. ‘Hot Rod’, themoored fishing boat.
Iceland, it’s the land of warlocks, smoke and mystery. It’s where volcanic eruptions fly in the face of the modern world and ground airplanes all over the northern hemisphere. Just because it can. Iceland, it’s where the northern lights burn so bright that they ignite your dreams and set your heart aflame with passion. It’s crisp, it’s clean, it’s peace, it’s green, it’s white and all the colours you can imagine.
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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".