As a California writer, my obsession is to find the real stuff in life right outside our doors. To sleuth out the sweet spots, chat up the experts, seek out the locals, and share what’s great in the Golden State. SavvyCalifornia.com is where I write about things to do in California, from day trips, to nightlife, to savvy living on the left coast.
If you’ve followed me for a while you know that Savvy California is a more focused labor of love than its predecessor Savvy Cities (see why here). This wasn’t to scale back but to go deeper. After all, California is the fifth largest economy in the world. There’s so much here to explore.
I’m a California cliché
California is a famously diverse state with plenty of people, places and things represented. Still, the silly stereotypes won’t quit (you know the ones). The thing is, California clichés can be a little bit true. If you ask me, that’s where the fun is! Sure, some like to call this the left coast as a put down, but the savvy consider it a term of endearment.
Let’s look at it with a little levity, shall we? I’m cruisin’ the California coast, in a convertible, wearing cliché-colored sunglasses, for a lighthearted look at all things:
Hippie dippy, indie groovy, culture quirky, local foodie,
tree huggy, celebrity crushy, artsy fartsy, fruity nutty,
beach bummy, surfer dudie, veggie yogi, eco snooty,
trail trekky, day trippy, wine tipsy, bucket listy.
Love California like I do?
Join me on a journey to map out the hella fun, awesome, gnarly, chill escapes — no hate — in the great Golden State. (Layin’ on the lingo totally tongue in cheek. Savvy?) Stay tuned for more from Savvy California, and please tell your friends.
Kathy Summers is a writer living on the Half Moon Bay Coastside, a California beach community 25 miles south of San Francisco. She lives with her husband Troy, an airline pilot with a vintage race car habit, and her dog Gracie, a total
terrorist terrier and terrific road tripper.
Before launching the website Savvy California, she worked full time as a freelance magazine writer. Her articles have appeared in a number of media outlets, including:
Outside, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Consumer’s Digest, American Profile, Hemispheres, Journey, Experience Life, Health, Natural Health, Shape, Yoga Journal, Prevention, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Solutions, MSN.com, and others. Kat’s writing has also appeared in nonfiction books published by HarperCollins, Forbes Travel Guide, Mobil Travel Guide, and Rodale Books.