Welcome — I’m glad you’re here because it means you’re exploring new avenues for fun.
ABOUT SAVVY CITIES: An editor once called SavvyCities, “a bonbon of a blog.” Not sure what that means exactly, but go ahead and take a bite. SavvyCities pages are packed with sweet deals, fun ideas, and savvy tips for going out smarter, living well, and experiencing life on your own terms.
ABOUT SAVVY CITIZENS: Savvy citizens go to the city with friends and family, or go solo. You like ethnic food places and urban open spaces. You know when to skip the line or take the long way around. You like science museums and architecture tours, but don’t always find the time. Tourist spots and theme parks? Yeah, because no one tells you what not to do. Escaping from the city is up there with nights on the town. You’re savvy, so you stay well without falling for fads. You window shop on the fly and then buy online. You explore hobbies, scratch niches, and read outside the search box. That’s how you found SavvyCities. Thank you for that.
ABOUT KATHY SUMMERS: As publisher of SavvyCities, my greedy passion is to find the real stuff in life outside our doors — to sleuth out the sweet spots, chat up the experts, and share what I learn.
I live in Half Moon Bay, California, a sleepy beach town down the coast from San Francisco, with my husband Troy and my office assistant Gracie, a total
terrorist terrier and terrific road-tripper.
Before blogging, I worked for a decade as a full-time freelance magazine writer (a real one, with award-winning articles and everything), specializing in health, fitness, food, and travel. I like blogging better.
I love the freelance life — it provides freedom and funds for freewheeling. I’m an airline brat from way back (daughter of an airline exec), and my husband is a galavanting airline pilot, which gives me an easy excuse (and a free pass, la di da) to check out cool cities and write about the amazing things I find there. Yes, I do know how lucky I am and I’m grateful every day.
Join me on my journey to go out smarter. Subscribe, lead, follow, come along for the ride. Along the way I hope you stay well, ponder and play, do more for less, splurge when you can. And when you can’t, enjoy a good read, for the armchair adventure, whether you venture out or not.
Writing Credits: My articles have appeared in American Profile, American Legion, Outside, Shape, Travel + Leisure, Hemispheres, Consumer’s Digest, Health, Natural Health, Fit Pregnancy, Prevention, and a bunch of other places. I’ve also contributed to books published by HarperCollins, Rodale Books, Mobil Travel Guide, Forbes Travel Guide and more.