Trip Review: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu, Part 2

shaneDestinations, Peru15 Comments

Continued from Part 1 After a few days acclimatizing in and around Cusco, we were ready to start our trek. Above all else, you want to pick a good trekking company, and after some searching we settled on Alpaca Expeditions. They have great reviews on Tripadvisor, and we liked the unique itinerary they offered for Salkantay compared to some of … Read More

Packing List: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

iylanaDestinations, Packing Lists, Peru16 Comments

(We’ve updated this post with post-trip comments in italics) Packing can easily be the most stressful part of a vacation, so we hope to be helpful to those planning similar trips by sharing our complete packing lists for every trip we take. We’re no mountaineering pros, so all of these items are straight from our closet, with a few things purchased to fill … Read More

Trip Preview: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

iylanaDestinations, Peru0 Comments

Next week we head off on a week-long adventure to the Sacred Valley of Peru to hike our way to Machu Picchu. Instead of the famed Inka Trail, we’ll be hiking the Salkantay Trail, which boasts incredible scenery as you traverse the Salkantay Mountain Pass at more than 15,000 feet. After spending a couple of days in Cuzco acclimatizing, we’ll … Read More

Welcome to the Penny Caravan!

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Hi! We’re Shane and Iylana, a Texas couple who loves traveling the world. We’re exciting to launch this blog and share our travels with you, but more than that, we’re looking forward to helping inspire your next adventure. We’re approaching 8 years of marriage, and have so far traveled to 17 countries together, learning a lot along the way. Each trip teaches us something … Read More