Meet Lynn (Wings) Bird, tripper and hiker enthusiast.

"I am looking forward to a break from the COVID restrictions, a break from my routine and the opportunity to experience more of the benefits of being out in nature"

When I mentioned to Lynn about the 3-Day all inclusive completely catered

Algonquin canoe trip her eyes grew larger and she smiled as she said “count me in”. I was pleased, but, wondered why she was so eager since she has been on many canoe trips with me, including a 10-day trip through the interior of the park and a 10-day Yukon River trip. So, I asked here what’ s behind this interest. Here’s what she said:

“The opportunity to share a wilderness experience with my sons and grandkids. I am grateful to be sharing this time with two granddaughters and one son….not to mention a few good friends.

I am looking forward to a break from the COVID restrictions, a break from my routine and the opportunity to experience more of the benefits of being out in nature without the distractions of  technology and the saddening world news. It will be a joy to not have to think about planning meals, shopping for supplies and needing to cook. I see myself relaxing more and enjoying the fellowship of fellow trippers and being inspired by the health and wellness program that will be offered.  

 Memories of being in nature
Not that easy to say my best memories of trips since I don’t normally call up past memories. But memories of the vastness of Algonquin Park on our 10 day Algonquin canoe trip… the power of the Yukon River, the relative permanence of rocky cliffs,  the early morning misty valleys  while on the pilgrimage to  Santiago in Spain.

Personality Dimensions® Health Self-Check
Since the Personality Dimensions® Health Self-Check is a primary focus on this trip I ask Lynn how her Health Self-Check she did in February has changed:


I am much worse on the Physical side. I see a chiropractor at 3:30 pm today…after speaking with her she mentioned seeing more clients this year with  my type of back problem due to Covid. Change of routines and too much sitting! Not much change in social…in fact I have probably increased my socializing since I have had one dose of the vaccine and so have my friends.  

Trip Focus
The nice thing about the Health Self-Check is that it matches activities motivated by your personality to your self-rank health needs. In Lynn’s case, just coming on this canoe trip with family and friends boosted her physical and social health. I am looking forward to seeing how this trip will motivate your Health Self-Check.

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