A blog about California day trips, nightlife, and savvy living on the Left Coast
Welcome to my travel and lifestyle blog SavvyCalifornia.com. As publisher of Savvy California, my greedy goal is to find the real stuff in life right outside our doors, to sleuth out the sweet spots, chat up the locals, and share what’s great in the Golden State.
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. And if you ask me: That’s where the fun is!
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, Veggie Yogi, Local Foodie,
Artsy Fartsy, Eco Snooty, Beach Bummy, Surfer Dudie,
Tree Huggy, Celebrity Crushy, Culture Quirky, Fruity Nutty,
Trail Trekky, Day Trippy, Wine Tipsy, Bucket Listy.
Like my tagline says: Peace, Love & Levity on the Left Coast. Sure some folks call this “the left coast” as a put-down, but the savvy consider it a term of endearment.
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.
Hi, I’m Kat Summers, and I live on the Half Moon Bay Coastside, a California beach community 25 miles south of San Francisco, with my airline pilot husband Troy, and my mobile office assistant Gracie (a total
terrorist terrier and terrific road tripper.
I love exploring my home state, and I’m not alone. More than 70 percent of Americans who plan vacations in California actually live here just like me. We head out to the big cities and beach towns, mountains and deserts, farm country and wine country, state parks and theme parks, new hot spots and old-growth forests.
As a full-time freelance writer for two decades, my work has been published in a number of books and magazines. Here are just a few:
MAGAZINES: Consumer’s Digest, Travel + Leisure, Outside, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, American Profile, Hemispheres, Journey, Experience Life, Health, Natural Health, Shape, Yoga Journal, Prevention, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Solutions, Alternative Medicine, and more.
BOOKS: My work has also appeared in nonfiction health and travel books published by HarperCollins, Forbes Travel Guide, Mobil Travel Guide, Rodale.