Perú Countdown: Kelty Packs, Llamas, & Other Things on the Brain


Eeek, you guys, E and I leave in less than ONE week for our trip to South America. Back in February, I announced our big international adventure for 2017 was going to be a trip to Perú to hike Machu Picchu, and now I can’t believe it’s almost here!

It is no secret that I strongly dislike packing, like very much dislike it. Packing is my enemy.

Poor E usually has to deal with my incredible indecisiveness and dance party breaks into the wee hours of the night before we leave for a trip, but I’m determined to be ready wayyy ahead of schedule this time.


Me to my responsibilities as a packing llama: New phone, who dis? 

We fly out next Thursday, but I’m going to aim to have a majority of my packing done this weekend. *claps for self*

We’ll see. Wish me luck.

Regardless of what happens, I think I deserve brownie points, because we’re packing everything up in our Kelty Redwing 44 backpacks.

I looove this bag! Highly recommend it if you’re traveling abroad and want something that’s compact enough for international airlines (we had no problems using them as carry-ons), but spacious enough to fit all you’ll need.

After E and I graduated, we took these babies on a month long trip across Europe. I repeat, 30 DAYS – and they worked like a gem.


They’re such good quality, and available for a solid price online right now. We just bought one as a gift for my sister. It’s truly a symbol of adventure to me.

All that being said, these bags bring back all sorts of happy memories (did you know we got engaged on that Europe trip??), and I’m excited to break them out again!

Two little items I’m excited to be packing this time…my new stackable wedding bands from Qalo! These flexible, fun alternatives have been perfect to wear when staying active on the beach or at the gym.

I love that they’ll be perfect for our hike – no worry of banging up my real bands or anything happening to it while traveling. E got one too!


My last piece of news to share is that there are a ridiculous amount of adorable llama pics on the internet, FYI. Would you guys believe that when we were booking our hike with Alpaca Expeditions, I live chatted them to confirm we’d see llamas/alpacas on our trek because our hike description didn’t mention them, while others did…?

The answer was of course, yes. Hehe. I’m sure the person replying to me super enjoyed that. But hey, this is going to be my Emperor’s New Groove childhood dream come true!!

via Buzzfeed

Well, time I go back to googling packing lists in between my animal photo searches. Happy weekend, friends!

If you’ve got any Perú packing tips, comment away!

Days By Day


    • Dayna Reyna
      June 26, 2017 / 12:56 pm

      You’ll have to plan a trip! I’ll share any and all tips! xo Dayna

  1. June 26, 2017 / 11:26 am

    You’re going to love Peru! Everything is beautiful and the food is amazing!

    • Dayna Reyna
      June 26, 2017 / 12:59 pm

      Ah I cannot wait!! If you’ve got any specific recommendations, please let me know! xo Dayna

    • Dayna Reyna
      June 26, 2017 / 12:59 pm

      Thanks so much, Brandi!! We’re really excited! xo Dayna

    • Dayna Reyna
      June 26, 2017 / 1:00 pm

      Yes, we are flying into Lima then will spend a couple of days in Cusco before hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu! It’ll be quite the adventure I think! xo Dayna

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