Aloha and blessed be, I'm Tonya Kay and I live in Hollywood, CA working as a performing artist in the entertainment industry - film and tv and music videos and stuff. I am also a staff writer for a health/environment and an arts magazine and own two corporations servicing the entertainment industry. Whew.
Although I grew up in a farm town in Southern Michigan, I am well-traveled and have been fortunate to live in Chicago, NYC, San Francisco, Los Angeles and have spent many much time in Maui and Vancouver BC, too. As a performer, I've toured in STOMP and other productions for a cumulative 5 years of my life and have toured all 50 states, many multiple times. When I'm not traveling, I travel! I enjoy road trips to national parks and wine country. I also do volunteer conservation work with endangered species in Thailand and Costa Rica and have traveled to 18 countries.
If anyone knows lifestyle traveler etiquette, it's me. I would so much rather stay in someone's cared-for, warm and personalized apartment or home than in another hotel room or hostel. Nothing against hotels, but if you are generous enough to share your space with me, I assure you that I am responsible, community-minded, an excellent communicator and experienced enough to recognize what a gift sharing one's personal space is with another. Thanks for being here.