Savvy California helps people discover the best deals on things to do in California’s big cities and beach towns, wine country and farm country, state parks and theme parks, new hot spots and old-growth forests. Readers come here to discover and share smarter ways to experience the Golden State, from day trips to nightlife to savvy living on the left coast.
About those California clichés
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 sometimes. And if you ask me, that’s where the fun is!
Sure, some call this the left coast as a put down, but the savvy consider it a term of endearment. We know California isn’t perfect, but there’s no place we’d rather be.
So let’s look at it with a little levity.
I’m cruising California in a convertible, wearing cliché-colored sunglasses, for a lighthearted look at all things:
hippie dippy, fruity nutty, veggie yogi, local foodie,
tree huggy, celebrity crushy, beach bummy, surfer dudie,
day trippy, trail trekky, culture quirky, eco snooty,
wine tipsy, bucket listy, artsy fartsy, indie groovy.
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?)
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My name is Kat Summers, and I’m a California-based writer for magazines and the publisher of SavvyCalifornia.com. My greedy goal is to find the real stuff in life right outside our doors. To sleuth out the sweet spots, chat up the experts, hang with the locals, and share what I learn with savvy readers.
I live with my husband Troy, an airline pilot with a vintage race car habit, and my dog Gracie, a total
terrorist terrier and terrific road tripper.
My writing has been published by:
Magazines: Real Simple, Outside, Experience Life, Natural Solutions, Better Homes & Gardens, Consumer’s Digest, American Profile, Hemispheres, Health, Natural Health, Shape, Yoga Journal, Prevention, Fit Pregnancy, Journey, MSN.com, and many others.
Books: HarperCollins, Forbes Travel Guide, Mobil Travel Guide, and Rodale Books.