Amazon drops its free-shipping minimum for the holidays

Amazon is making rivals like Walmart sweat a bit more over the holidays by offering free shipping with no minimum purchase to everyone. The company announced that it’s waiving the usual $ 25 minimum fee required for non-Prime customers in a US-only promotion — the first time it’s done that, according to Reuters. The deal […]

Holidays: This is the one thing you should ALWAYS pack in your suitcase

Holiday packing can be time-consuming and is often put off until the last minute. However, of the many necessities to be included in your suitcase, there’s one thing any modern traveller should take. For most holidaymakers, a device running out of battery at a crucial moment can be a nightmare. However, if short of space, […]

Holidays: Cheapest city breaks by train in the UK revealed – can you guess number one?

Birmingham has been unveiled as the best value UK city break by train right now. New research by travel fare aggregator website Skyscanner revealed the West Midlands city was the cheapest staycation at the moment. The global travel marketplace looked at train fares, hotel prices and dining costs. Birmingham is the second most popular city […]

Holidays: You have to do this annoying thing if you lose something at the airport

Airports are an easy place to lose items as passengers dash about trying to reach the corrects zones, attempt to repack bags, or are simply too jet lagged to notice missing belongings. It would be easy to assume that if you lose something at the airport you could simply head to the lost property desk […]

New trailer for Anna and the Apocalypse promises undead slaying for holidays

Enlarge / Anna and her fellow high school students battle zombies while singing a jaunty tune in Anna and the Apocalypse. (credit: Orion Pictures) Part Zombieland, part High School Musical, the much-anticipated horror-musical-comedy¬†Anna and the Apocalypse has a new trailer filled with merry undead mayhem. It lands in select theaters November 30, expanding nationwide on […]

Greece holidays: Thousands of tourists stranded on Greek islands due to ferry strike

Greek islands such as Mykonos, Santorini and Crete will be affected by the strike, destinations popular with British tourists. Crew union PNO confirmed ferries would not leave the port until 6am on Wednesday, according to Associated Press. The protest could be extended if an agreement is not made over pay increases of five per cent […]

City Breaks: The best alternative holidays in Europe revealed

City Breaks: Porto, Hamburg and Valencia among best alternative holidays in Europe (Image: Getty Images) City breaks on the continent may bring tried and tested capitals to mind but adventurous Britons who stray away from the beaten track will find themselves saving money – while still reaping all the benefits of a beautiful and culture-packed metropolis. A […]

Spain holidays: Beach vendors are hiding cocktail ingredients down filthy drains

Spain holidaymakers are being urged by police to steer clear of cocktails sold on Spanish beaches by illegal vendors as footage emerged of ingredients being stored under manhole covers in disgusting conditions. Beach vendors regularly sell drinks to sun worshippers on the beaches of such tourist hotspots as Barcelona and Benidorm. It’s believed that they even tell […]

Holidays: Tenerife voted favourite beach holiday by Britons – have you been?

Tenerife in the Canary Islands off Spain has been named as the favourite beach destination for UK families in a new survey. A study conducted by beach holiday specialist On the Beach surveyed 1,000 families to identify the most-loved beaches on the continent for Britons. Tenerife attracts two million British holidaymakers to its shores each year and […]

Best UK walks: Top 10 walking holidays in Britain revealed

Best UK walks: Top 10 walking holidays in Britain revealed (Image: Celtic Trails) Walking holidays the UK are an inexpensive way to explore the beautiful countryside, whether alone or with company, and they offer plenty of opportunities for adventure. Self-guided walking holiday specialist Celtic Trails have shared their top ten UK walks with Express.co.uk. “In this country […]