About Savvy California
As publisher of SavvyCalifornia.com and a California-based writer for magazines (see bio below), 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 cover California’s big cities and beach towns, farm country and wine country, state parks and theme parks, new hot spots and old-growth forests.
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. And if you ask me, that’s
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.
Let’s look at it with a little levity, shall we?
I’m cruisin’ California in a convertible, wearing cliché-colored sunglasses, for a lighthearted look at all things:
hippie dippy, indie groovy, veggie yogi, local foodie,
tree huggy, celebrity crushy, culture quirky, fruity nutty,
artsy fartsy, eco snooty, beach bummy, surfer dudie,
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.
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Kat Summers is a professional magazine writer based 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.
Kat’s writing has appeared in the following publications:
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.