Mike and Kim Normandeau’s Private 4X4 Tour

Nature programs have always captivated Mike Normandeau. While the exotic wildlife fascinated him, he was even more intrigued to see how other cultures lived. Ever since Kim Normandeau’s Grade Three teacher showed the class slides of a safari she’d been on, Kim’s dreamt of going to Africa. The Edmonton couple wanted to travel to Africa […]

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Lynne and Stewart Lechelt Go Mountain Riding

Stewart Lechelt grew up southeast of Edmonton, a few hours east of the Rockies, so he’s used to riding in the mountains. But the mountains in Namibia were different than anything he’d ever seen. In 1978, Stewart and his wife Lynne and two other couples formed a riding group known as the Cutliners. Every long […]

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Ariane Mather and Her Profound Dream of Africa

Africa has always been a continent of mystique for Ariane Mather. Before she was born, her Dad spent two years in what was then the Congo, now Zaire, doing charity service for his church. He always wanted to go back. “The continent is very exotic for people in the West,” she says. “The geography is […]

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Maya Treuheit’s Mongolia Part II — Evolution

When we spoke with Maya Treuheit a few weeks before she and her father left for Mongolia on the Gobi Discovery expedition, she spoke of her anticipations. Now she’s back in British Columbia and her evolution is striking. Maya and Kathy Davis, whose husband Nate rode a motorcycle, shared a UTV (side by side) and driving […]

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Roger Glenister and Namibia’s Amazing Animal Kingdom

For Roger Glenister, who lives in British Columbia (BC), near the ocean and the mountains, Namibia’s landscape was a shock. The African country is primarily a desert and semi-desert plateau. Roger began riding when he was sixteen, but exchanged two wheels for four as life evolved. He and his wife Christine got into boating, but […]

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Denis Gosselin’s Trip Began More Than a Decade Ago

The word ‘Africa’ is heard often in the Gosselin household, so it’s not surprising that Denis Gosselin ended up there on his motorcycle. He’s traveled in many areas around the world, but never by motorcycle. And he’d never set foot in Africa. Picking up informational material at the Renedian booth at the Toronto Motorcycle Show […]

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Shannon Goddard and the Shortfalls of Research

“All the research I did, you get there and it’s almost like you didn’t do any. It’s totally fresh and new.” That’s was Shannon Goddard’s perspective after the Victoria Falls to Cape Town safari she and partner Richard Dornik enjoyed last fall. As soon as they booked their trip—a year-and-a-half in advance—Shannon started researching. She had […]

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Maya Treuheit’s Mongolia Part I—Anticipation

About Maya When twenty-two-year-old Maya Treuheit heard her dad was going on an adventure, she asked to go along. At the end of May, the day after she finishes classes, they’ll leave British Columbia (BC) for Mongolia and the Gobi Discovery Tour. Maya will be in a dune buggy, her dad on a motorcycle. “I […]

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Darvin Puhl —A Father’s Perspective on Adventure Travel

Darvin and Todd Puhl, a father-son duo from Southern Ontario, have traveled with Renedian to Africa, Mongolia, and South America. They share unique perspectives on the same trips, and what it’s like to travel together. Darvin Puhl started riding twenty-five years ago when Todd, age seventeen, came home with an RF600 Suzuki crotch-rocket. “I wouldn’t […]

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Todd Puhl — A Son’s Perspective on Adventure Travel

Darvin and Todd Puhl, a father-son duo from Southern Ontario, have traveled with Renedian to Africa, Mongolia, and South America. They share unique perspectives on the same trips, and what it’s like to travel together. “I was banned from motorcycles forever when I was younger, but I decided to get one anyway. My parents found […]

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