Mandalapa's Excursions

Travel experiences, itineraries, tips, rants and more!

Currently in: New York | Miles traveled: 450,000 miles | Countries Visited: 27

Posts By / Rakesh Mandalapa

How to meditate

I’ll be honest, I never was good at meditating but I try sometimes. Here are 6 steps that might help you focus your mind.


Chasing dolphins off the coast of Maafushi, Maldives

Two weeks ago, I went on an amazing adventure with my family and had one of the most incredible time ever.┬áThe Maldives-Chagos-Lakshadweep Atolls are the largest atoll system in the world and the most extensive coral reef system in the Indian Ocean. We stayed in a Island called Maafushi and had it as our base […]


Yoga for mind, body and spirit

Yoga has definitely transformed the way I go about my everyday life. It’s not just a physical exercise, It’s a state for your mind, body and spirit to vibrate in harmony.


Yosemite valley views from half dome

In August of 2013, I went on a trip to california and climbed Yosemite. It was one helluva hike. That’s for sure. The last bit where you have to hold on to the ropes to climb the mountain face is incredible. Below are yosemite valley views from top of half dome.