This California blog is about living the left coast life a little savvier, from day trips, to nightlife, to chilling in your own back yard.
You’ll find info on exploring California’s best places and cool spaces (at better times and for less) — in big cities and beach towns, wine country and farm country, state parks and theme parks, new hot spots and old-growth forests.
We also touch on quick California cuisine to cook up in your kitchen, and easy gardening tips for creating year-round, drought tolerant, low-maintenance landscapes.
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, clichés, while biased, can be based on just a bit of truth. And if you ask us, that’s where the fun is. Sure, some folks call this the left coast as a put down. But the savvy consider it a term of endearment.
So for now, you’ll find us cruising the California coast, in a convertible, wearing cliché-colored sunglasses, for a lighthearted look at all things:
tree huggy, celebrity crushy, artsy fartsy, indie groovy,
wine tipsy, fruity nutty, veggie yogi, local foodie,
day trippy, trail trekky, beach bummy, surfer dudie,
hippie dippy, bucket listy, culture quirky, eco snooty.
We know where we live 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?)