Articles written by: Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson

Sarah has an extensive background in writing and research with positions in communications and development for a Minneapolis based non-profit organization. She is also a freelance writer and has authored many articles relating to food, travel and history for a variety of publications including the Pioneer Press, MinnPost, Edible Twin Cities and Minnesota History. She holds a Master of Business Communications degree from the University of St. Thomas and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, Morris.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West
Arizona / Destinations / United States

Experience Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

Off the 101 and up a winding, narrow two lane road lined with cacti lies the work of a 20th century master who many have called America’s greatest architect. On your next trip to Phoenix, check out the genius of Frank Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West, his 500-acre estate nestled […]

The Massbach Ridge Winery states the obvious.
Chronological / Destinations / Food / Illinois / United States / Wines & Spirits

Savoring the Flavors of Fall at Galena’s Food and Wine Festival

Near U.S. Grant’s house and down the street from the Piggly Wiggly, there was a distinct scent of bacon in the air. It was here on a recent Friday night in September that Galena, a historic river town in northwest Illinois, welcomed me to its second annual food and wine […]

The Flying Pig Hostel in Amsterdam
Chronological / Destinations / Europe / Pennsylvania / United States

Hostels: Not Just for Young People Anymore

Forget the Van Gogh Museum. At the Flying Pig Hostel in Amsterdam, you can see brightly colored murals depicting a dog tipping back a green glass bottle and a monkey holding a joint. And who needs those fancy toiletries provided by hotels when you can fall asleep with the faint […]