Our search page supports advanced searching techniques. Certain characters or combinations of characters may be used to do more focused searching. Don't worry, the use of these techniques are not required. Simple search terms will always return relevant results. Read on to learn more.
Search terms are single words separated by a space such as beach or Cancun. Searches using multiple terms will return results that match ALL of the search terms. A search for Cancun beach would only return things containing both beach and Cancun. Things that only contain beach or only contain Cancun would not be found.
Phrases consist of multiple words, sentences, or multiple sentences wrapped in double quotes. For example, you may search for "deep sea fishing". Only things containing that exact phrase would be found. Things containing deep, sea, or fishing by themselves would not appear.
You may use AND, NOT and OR to combine terms, phrases, or any combination thereof. The boolean operator must be capitalized in order for the search engine to understand it correctly. To find things containing Mexico or Belize, search for Belize OR Mexico.
It is possible to explicitly include or exclude certain terms from a search by adding a + or - in front of a term. Searching for -Mexico snorkeling would return a list of results containing snorkeling, but NOT Mexico.
Wildcards can be used to search for partial terms. Use the ? to match a single character or * to match any number of characters. For example, searching for te?t may return things containing test, text, or tent. Searching for honeymoon* would return anything beginning with honeymoon such as honeymoon, honeymoons, or honeymooner.
Fuzzy searching is accomplished by adding the tilde (~) character to the end of a search term. Fuzzy searches expand the width of the search at the expense of relevancy. A search for fishing~ may return results containing surfing, boating, or others.