A decorated truck promoting a dance troupe rolls down the parade line.

Road Trip Travel: Fired Up for the 4th of July

Despite the ongoing economic doldrums, Americans are feeling more upbeat than ever when it comes to planning 4th of July road trips. With gas prices down by 10 to 20 percent from the $4+ per gallon highs they hit in April, more Americans are planning to hit the road, and we’re traveling farther for our fireworks and fun.

A mannequin whose dress is made up of a christmas tree hung with ornaments.

Christmas Delights in Frankenmuth

Before Laura Martone had ever stepped foot in Frankenmuth, a Bavarian-style village in the Thumb region of Michigan, she’d heard about Bronner’s, billed as the world’s largest Christmas store.