I'm super excited to be talking to MiHo from the travel blog Wander to Wonder today.
Tell us about yourself MiHo?
I'm a twenty-something Londoner, working hard and playing hard in a city I love! I'm Japanese by nationality but mostly grew up in England, my husband is French and loves to cook. I'm a very short 4'11" and an introvert.
What got you into blogging?
I've been keeping paper diaries since I was a teenager, which were followed by online journals, so blogging came quite naturally to me. I find great joy in documenting my adventures, however big or small, and am surgically attached to my camera.
Can you tell us more about Wander to Wonder?
It's my online scrapbook - I write about food, travel, London scenes and personal musings. It's a creative space where I can express myself and push my amateur photography skills, as well as a positive, casual corner of the internet where I can chat about anything that comes to mind.
Apart from running your awesome blog, what do you get up to?
I'm self-employed, not as a writer but in an artistic field, and I'm passionate about my career so that takes up a lot of my time. I love being able to set my own schedule, which is one of the best perks of self-employment! In my spare time you'll find me eating, meeting friends, watching Netflix, running or taking ClassPass classes, reading, hanging out with my husband... but I love just relaxing at home in PJs the most.
What keeps you inspired when you hit a slump?
It's hard to stay motivated when life gets busy - I've felt guilty about missing too many blog posts in the past - but I think the best solution for me has been to not beat myself up about it. If you need a little time away or a break of some sort, it's probably for a reason and you'll come back refreshed and rejuvenated. Quality content that comes organically is always better than publishing something for the sake of it.
How do you juggle everything? Working, blogging etc?
I'm a firm believer that you can make time for things that are important to you, no matter how busy you are. It may mean that you sacrifice other corners of your life, but if something is a priority for you, there's always a way. I don't always feel like I have it all under control, but if I feel like I want to put something off that needs to be done, I try to remind myself of how good I'll feel once it's done. And the quicker you tick those things off, the more time you'll have to do other things, without those nagging thoughts hanging over your head.
What are your favourite things about blogging?
Undoubtedly the people that I've met. I've made a handful of truly special friends that I've met through blogging, and I'm forever grateful for that. I also just love having a hobby that I'm so passionate about, and I feel over the moon when anybody tells me that they enjoy reading it!
Have you got any pearls of wisdom for travelling?
Research, research, research, and a good dose of flexibility and spontaneity. I find it hard to strike the balance, as I'm a chronic planner when it comes to travelling, but my husband is much more laid back and we manage to meet somewhere in the middle (funnily enough, I think we are the opposite in "real life", this is only when we travel!). For me, researching and gathering info about a place I'm about to visit is part of the fun, but even if you feel it's a chore, I think it's worth it - it can help you out so much in terms of being budget-conscious, avoiding tourist traps, finding good food, etc. I'm also a big fan of AirBnb!
What's your favourite destination that you've travelled to so far?
Oh, this is tough. We went to the Maldives for our honeymoon which was paradise on earth, and I have a soft spot for Santorini, Greece, which is another slice of heaven. We also recently went to NYC which was the best city break ever. It's so hard to decide!
What are some of your current favourite items?
Again, a toughie - I'm a bit of a beauty junkie, and a keen online shopaholic. For beauty, it would be Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks - amazing. Fashion... ASOS petite jeans, perfect for us girls with not much height. Lifestyle... our slow cooker. So handy and perfect for the colder months!
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What is to come on Wander To Wonder in the future?
My life is stable yet unpredictable in many ways, being in my late twenties and the world being my oyster. I'm sure I'll carry on happily as I am, capturing the happy moments of my days, and I hope to travel as much as time and budget allows in the next few years. I'm excited!
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