There’s an easy way to do things and a hard way. When it comes to visiting Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier on an Alaska cruise, the easiest option is to take the shore excursion offered by the ship. But where’s the fun in that? For those of us who like to explore on our own and save money, there are other options worth considering. On a recent visit to Juneau, my husband and I decided to go with the least costly option – taking the public bus to Mendenhall Glacier. It turned out to be a great adventure.