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That summer trip you’ve been dreaming about is almost here! But are you ready to look the part? Worry not: We just discovered a secret vacation section at Amazon packed with getaway goodies. After all, a vacay is one of the best excuses to go shopping, right? We hand-picked the best of the bunch from this under-the-radar spot, and prices start at just $14.
Headed to the beach? These in-demand Funky Monkey sandals can handle all the sand and saltwater you throw at them. Of course, you’ll need to protect your eyes from the sunny sky — these shades are just $14. And don’t forget a straw beach bag to hold all your stuff.
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That’s just a taste of what you’ll find. Scroll for all the best products from Amazon’s secret vacation section.
"This swimsuit is super flattering and hides my tummy (hallelujah)," wrote one happy swimsuit shopper. "I have the worst time finding a swimsuit that fits me well and doesn’t make me look like a busted can of biscuits every time I want to swim with my kids. I’ve actually purchased two of these. The first looked so good that I had to get one more because I loved it so much..."
"I love these glasses," wrote a shaded shopper. "Truly, they are comfortable and look fabulous. The polarized lenses make driving so much easier on sunny days. The case is a generous addition. I love having the case hooked right onto my purse so I never leave these anywhere. And the price! I'm buying a second pair just because!"
"These shorts are perfect for curvy girls," wrote a satisfied shopper. "I CANNOT wear standard fit women’s clothing because I have thighs, hips and a [butt] for days. The waist is always too big. The curvy fit option fit me like a glove with room to move at the thighs which almost never happens. Buy these!"
"...I get horrible back, leg and foot pain," a shopper shared. "This literally helps relieve my pain while I’m working standing on my feet. They are super cute. I get tons of compliments on them and they are breathable, lightweight and easy to keep clean."
"Did I need another tote?" wrote an excited shopper. "NO. Did I pass up buying this cute and stylish summer bag? Also, NO. This bag will not disappoint whether you are using it for a day at the beach or as a fun summer tote to take you all the places you need to go. It's sturdy and constructed well with a zipper and lining. Arm straps are a great length for carrying either with your hands or on the shoulder. It comes in a nice bag for storage. I have sunshine all summer long with this fantastic find!"
"Baywatch better watch out!" wrote a happy swimmer. "Let me tell y’all… I LOVE this swimsuit. I bought it for an 80s jazzercise costume but it quickly revealed itself to be my new favorite swimsuit. I feel incredibly beautiful and I’ve already gotten so many compliments on it. I feel like a certified Baywatch lifeguard waiting for David Hasselhoff to give me orders."
"I really wanted to buy some Birks, but couldn't bring myself to pay the price, so I decided to go for these instead, and I was pleasantly surprised!" a happy traveler shared. "They are so cute, and I had more than one friend think they were the real deal. They go with everything and hold up very well. I wore them everywhere on my vacation to Tulum, Mexico, and they were perfect. I've been dealing with painful plantar fasciitis in my feet, and I've discovered on the days I wear these shoes my feet do not hurt nearly as much by the end of the day. I just bought a pair in another color and a pair for each of my teenagers because they keep stealing mine!"
"Absolutely love these!" wrote a delighted fashionista. "Not only do they look great, but they are genuine polarized glasses. My eyes are getting weaker and I can’t tolerate a lot of bright light. I’m finely aging!!! I can see very clearly with them whilst attempting to look hot. Life is good!"
St Albans Cathedral on Saturday brought history to life, with a performance using giant puppets to commemorate the execution of St Alban, Britain's first martyr. The footage filmed on June 25 in Hertfordshire shows a crowd gathered outside the church, watching the puppet play showing how the saint was beheaded by the Romans. It's thought that in about 270 AD, the Romans executed Alban instead of a Christian priest, with whom he had exchanged robes. That way, Alban saved the priest and set him free to carry on spreading Christianity.
Excited tennis fans are planning to queue overnight to get their hands on tickets for the opening day of Wimbledon, as the tournament returns to normal service after two years affected by the pandemic.
Afghanistan's Taliban administration on Saturday called on international governments to roll back sanctions and lift a freeze on central bank assets following the earthquake that killed more than 1,000 people and left thousands homeless. The 6.1-magnitude quake that struck the east of the country early on Wednesday destroyed or damaged 10,000 homes and injured about 2,000 people, straining the country's fragile health system and posing a major test for the ruling Taliban. "The Islamic Emirate is asking the world to give the Afghans their most basic right, which is their right to life and that is through lifting the sanctions and unfreezing our assets and also giving assistance," Abdul Qahar Balkhi, foreign affairs ministry spokesman, told Reuters in an interview.
New pictures of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge have been released as she paid tribute to servicemen and women to mark Armed Forces Day. Kate, 40, also penned a heartfelt message on Instagram to mark the special occasion. Photos show the Duchess getting her hands dirty helping repair machinery during her time with the 101 Operational Sustainment Brigade.
Hanson's MMMbop was number one, Titanic topped the box office, and Tony Blair had just been elected PM. It would become the third best-selling novel of all time, establishing JK Rowling as one of the world's most loved and best-selling authors; a towering figure in the arts. Attempting to separate the art from the artist is now apparently a mission for many invested in ensuring Harry Potter continues to be lucrative.