As a California-based writer (see my credentials 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, seek out the locals, and share what’s great in the Golden State.
If you’ve followed me for a while you know that Savvy California is a more focused labor of love than its predecessor Savvy Cities (see why here). This wasn’t to scale back but to go deeper. There’s so much here to explore.
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 where the fun is!
Sure, some like to 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’ 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,
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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Kathy Summers is a professional magazine writer living 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.
Between the two of them, Kat and Troy have lived in (and loved) several California cities: Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, Santa Cruz, Palo Alto, Half Moon Bay, El Granada, and Montara.
Kat’s writing has appeared in the following publications:
Magazines: Outside, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Consumer’s Digest, American Profile, Hemispheres, Journey, Experience Life, Health, Natural Health, Shape, Yoga Journal, Prevention, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Solutions, MSN.com, and many others.
Books: Contributed chapters to book by HarperCollins, Forbes Travel Guide, Mobil Travel Guide, and Rodale Books.