Some of the adventure is chronicled on CommuterCruiser.com - with links like "Who Cruises Alaska's Inside Passage on the Ferry?" and "Ferries, Trains & RV's! Planning a Bucket List Adventure".
Being CommuterCruisers, in between spending time spoiling grandkids, we travel during hurricane season. I guess if we were "real" cruisers, we'd simply sail the boat to Alaska. But that violates David's "never go anywhere I can't wear my shorts" policy.
We start by flying to Seattle and hiking in the scenic North Cascades National Park as a warm-up for things to come. Stay tuned & I'll turn on Facebook sharing -- hopefully I don't bore any CommuterCruiser.com readers with our "offseason" adventures, if so, I apologize in advance!