Mandalapa's Excursions

Travel experiences, itineraries, tips, rants and more!

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

Posts Categorized / National Parks

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.

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10 day Alaska Itinerary

In 2009, I took a trip to Alaska for about 3 weeks. I had very little idea what I was going to do there and rented a car for the entire time I was there. One thing about alaska is that it is an extremely large state, traveling from one corner to another takes about […]

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Best National Parks in America

Every year, I make it a point to visit at least one national park in America, not because they are closer and cheaper, but because they are way beautiful than people give them credit for. Ease of accessibility, sheer natural beauty, more secluded backcountry camping spots, diversity in wildlife, gorgeous hiking trails and breathtaking scenery are […]

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