Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy
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June 6, 2017

Why I Keep Traveling to Italy

Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy

I’ve been traveling to Italy each summer for the past four years and this year will make my fifth visit. Yep, you read that correctly, my FIFTH visit. When I made my first trip, to say I fell in love would be a super duper understatement. I’ve traveled quite a bit internationally and I just really seem to be drawn to the beautiful country of Italy. If you’ve been following me, you know I am heading to Greece later this month. But before setting foot in Mykonos and Santorini, we will be spending a couple of days in Athens. Of course I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I guess you can say I’m a repeat offender when it comes to my travels. As much as I enjoy discovering new countries, I take such great pleasure in visiting my favorite country of Italy. And just so you know, I have absolutely no affiliation in Italy – I just really love the place!!!

Here are the reasons I keep returning by order of my top three favorite cities.

Ischia Island:Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy

This has got to be my favorite Italian city! And I really can’t put my finger on it as of why. Before we visited the island for the first time, G. Boo asked how I learn about this place and why I wanted come here. As a teen, everyone always told me I lived in fairytale world. I remember always reading about how the Kennedy’s used to vacation on Ischia Island and I’ve always known it was a place I wanted to visit. And it ended up being my favorite spot.

The island is pretty small. We rented a scooter and drove completely around the island in two hours. For an island of its size, Ischia Island actually is flowing with restaurants that has some of the most amazing food. The boutique shopping is wonderful (no chains here, thank God). And the best is it isn’t crowded like a lot of the other Italian cities are. We never had to wait for tables. We always had a spot on the beach. We never had to stand in line for attractions.

And it’s beautiful. I mean, it’s not over the top. But water is everywhere and water symbolizes beauty to me. Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy  Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy  Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy  Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy  Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy  Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy

Amalfi Coast: Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy The Amalfi Coast is a lot like Ischia Island. The only two differences to me are 1) it’s actually connected to the mainland, and 2) It can get a bit crowded. But as far as the food, the beauty, and the water, it’s so much like Ischia…which is why the Amalfi Coast is my second favorite. I love how if you wanted to take a day trip, other wonderful towns are just a bus ride over such as Positano, Salerno, and Sorrento, which is where you would get your shopping done. And I think my favorite part is how some restaurants are on the water and the only way to get there is by boat. During one of our visits here with my parents, we actually had the entire restaurant to ourselves! They opened up early for us and offered us so much outside of what we ordered. Italians are such a delight! Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy  Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy  Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy  Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy  Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy  Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy  Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy  Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot ItalyFlorence

Before we visited Florence for the very first time, we only scheduled one day to tour. What a BIG mistake that was! I was so impressed with Florence that I made sure we devoted more time to this beautiful city the next year. There was so much we missed the first time that I could’ve kicked myself.

There is so much to see and explore in Florence. I feel like even though I’ve been there three times, there’s still so much more I haven’t visited and need to see. The art, food, architecture, and history is absolutely amazing.  Seeing Michelangelo’s David in all his glory was a wonderful highlight! Ha Ha! But the biggest shocker was the shopping. This place is a shopper’s paradise. Florence is a HUGE oversite by so many. I ALWAYS tell others who are visiting the region to carve out at least two days for Florence. And they’re always glad they did. And I can’t wait to return to Florence once again.Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot Italy Lifestyle blogger Candy Rachelle of Keeping Up With Candy sharing Why She Keeps Traveling to Her Favorite Vacation Spot ItalyI’m very excited to be headed back to Italy for a fifth time this summer…even though it is only for two days. Have you ever visited Italy before? If so, where did you visit and what do you love most about the country? I’d love to know!

Thank you so much for reading. And as always, have a beautiful day.


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28 Comments

  • Reply Jithin Thomas

    Sounds very interesting. I hope you can visit Italy many more times. Very interesting description about your favorite places there.

    June 8, 2017 at 11:23 am
    • Reply kuwc2016

      Thank you! Can’t wait to get there in a couple of weeks!

      June 11, 2017 at 9:55 am
  • Reply Alicia Taylor

    Italy for the 5th time? I cannot tell you how jealous I am. I hope you enjoy your trip. It sounds like you’ve had some pretty amazing experiences.

    June 8, 2017 at 11:45 am
    • Reply kuwc2016

      Yes, very amazing! I guess we’ve been blessed to be able to take two international trips per year. And Italy is always on the summer vaca…even if only for a couple of days! Thanks for readinng!

      June 11, 2017 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Michelle Leslie

    I don’t blame you for going back again and again, it’s such a beautiful, friendly, passionate country. And I haven’t even seen all these beautiful places. Guess I’ll be going back too ?

    June 8, 2017 at 12:05 pm
    • Reply kuwc2016

      I hope you get to go bck soon. Yes, it it such a beautiful country!

      June 11, 2017 at 9:57 am
  • Reply Davi

    Looks like an amazing vacation with your family! What a treat to get to visit every year! I’ve traveled to Italy twice and would like to go back when my daughter is older and can appreciate it!

    June 8, 2017 at 2:14 pm
    • Reply kuwc2016

      I can’t wait to take my kids there, which I’m hoping will be in 2019. Thanks for stopping by!

      June 11, 2017 at 9:57 am
  • Reply Nicole

    Italy is a dream destination for me. I can see why you choose to return over and over. That food, that view, the culture. Perfection in one location.

    June 8, 2017 at 4:46 pm
    • Reply kuwc2016

      I love how you describe it: Perfection in oe location. I feel the exact same way!

      June 11, 2017 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Kathryn Anywhere

    WOW! such amazing pictures, Candy and you are so incredibly lucky. Thanks for giving me some more wanderlust!

    June 9, 2017 at 12:19 am
    • Reply kuwc2016

      You’re so sweet Kathryn! Yes, I had been very blessed in my life. Thank God G.Boo enjoys traveling as much as I do! Thanks for stopping by!

      June 11, 2017 at 9:59 am
  • Reply Ronak Shah

    You are giving me “travel goals” ?

    June 9, 2017 at 11:57 am
  • Reply Elizabeth O

    Italy is a beautiful country with so much to offer. I never tire of it either as each city and each area offers something unique.

    June 9, 2017 at 5:16 pm
    • Reply kuwc2016

      I definitely agree with everything you’re just said here! I feel like I ‘still’ have so much to see and explore!

      June 11, 2017 at 10:00 am
  • Reply Amy / Chew Out Loud

    OK, I super want to go to Italy! We almost went back when we were in Greece, and I’ve always regretted not hopping over to Italy. Hubby has gone for work several times and loves to talk about the food there ? The scenery is absolutely gorgeous.

    June 9, 2017 at 5:34 pm
    • Reply kuwc2016

      Make it happen Amy!!! Go and enjoy Italy all over again!

      June 11, 2017 at 10:01 am
  • Reply Courtney

    I love all these photos you have shared! Italy is on my bucket list for sure. I can see what you continue to go back because it seems like there are too many beautiful places to see for just one visit!

    June 9, 2017 at 6:25 pm
    • Reply kuwc2016

      You’re completely right! Seeing Italy is a multi-trip type of country! Thanks for reading!

      June 11, 2017 at 10:02 am
  • Reply Nati

    I UNDERSTAND you so much!
    I’ve been going yearly to Italy since 1998, I have been to Rome 5, 6? times, and many other regions and cities, I’ve been to Ischia once, and I love it! I ended up marrying an Italian and now my children are Italian as well, so there you go. I ♥ Italy!

    June 10, 2017 at 10:07 am
    • Reply kuwc2016

      Now that is just wonderful…since 1998!!!! And an Italian man!!! Well you go Girl!!! When are you headed back again?

      June 11, 2017 at 10:03 am
  • Reply Tina Kempa

    I am so jealous! Italy is definitely on my bucket list! Your photos are gorgeous – seems like such a lovely trip to take!

    June 10, 2017 at 3:35 pm
    • Reply kuwc2016

      You’ll make it there Tina! And you will love it even more! Thanks for reading!

      June 11, 2017 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Obi

    Beautiful.photos. I wish I could keep traveling to Italy. I did live in Sicily for 3 years!

    June 11, 2017 at 6:14 am
    • Reply kuwc2016

      That’s awesome! Sicily is on my list to visit!

      June 11, 2017 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Tiara Wilson

    I would love to travel to Italy, over & over again. I would love to just soak up the beauty and the culture. ❤

    June 11, 2017 at 10:47 am
    • Reply kuwc2016

      Well, hopefully you’ll get that chance because you would DEFINITELY want to visit repeatedly!

      June 17, 2017 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply Aditi

    Beautiful clicks! I love how you describe the places!

    June 12, 2017 at 7:34 pm
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