SavvyCalifornia.com is about enjoying life in California the savvy way — from day trips to nightlife to savvy living on the left coast. We look for the best places, cool spaces, how to save and where to splurge.
As reseach for our stories, savvy tips, and reviews, we head to the big cities and beach towns, wine country and farm country, state parks and theme parks, new hot spots and old-growth forests.
We love exploring our home state, and we’re not alone. More than 70 percent of people who vacation across California actually live here like we do.
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, sometimes clichés can be a little bit true. And if you ask me, that’s where the fun is.
So we’re cruising California in a convertible, wearing cliché-colored sunglasses, for a lighthearted look at all things:
Artsy fartsy, fruity nutty, veggie yogi, local foodie,
Tree huggy, celebrity crushy, hippie dippy, eco snooty,
Wine tipsy, bucket listy, culture quirky, indie groovy,
Day trippy, trail trekky, beach bummy, surfer dudie.
Peace, love & levity
Some people 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.
Love California like we do?
Join us 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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Kat Summers is a California lifestyle writer and the founder/publisher of Savvy California. She typically travels the state 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.
Together Kat and Troy have called several California locations home: Troy was born in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Santa Cruz. Kat grew up in Palo Alto and Costa Mesa, then went to college on the east coast and then Arizona, where the two met. They got married in Lake Tahoe, California, and now live on California’s beautiful Half Moon Bay Coastside.
Magazines: Kat’s articles have appeared in 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: Her work has also been published in books by HarperCollins, Forbes Travel Guide, Mobil Travel Guide, and Rodale Books.