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Karen Bell

Karen Bell, born in the northwest of England, is a specialist of all things English and a lover of the country and its varied landscapes. The wife of veteran Trip Leader Richard Bell, she is a medical scientist, world traveler, and keen naturalist who has an uncanny ability to identify just about every plant and flower we’ll see along our hiking trails. Karen is a delightful traveling companion who brings enthusiasm and good energy to every trip.

Upcoming Trips: TBA

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Client Testimonials

Karen is an outstanding leader. She definitely knows the area, culture, fauna, flora, and history. She went above and beyond to make this a wonderful experience for all the participants.
— Coleen S., Santa Clara, CA
England Coast to Coast
Karen was our ‘nature guide’ and was great at discussing the geography, flora, and fauna we encountered, and history of the areas we passed through.
— Robert G., Livermore, CA
England: The Dales Way
Karen's knowledge of the many different aspects of our coast to coast hike (whether it be flowers, ruins, general history, etc.) is most impressive. She is a very engaging and upbeat person and connected well with our diverse group.
— Carmen B., Miami Beach, FL
England Coast to Coast
Karen knowledge of local lore, history, flower and fauna is remarkable. There was rarely a question she could not answer and I always looked forward to her talks along the way. Her warmth and enthusiasm left one feeling completely worry-free and fully able to enjoy the tour.
— Margaret D., Belmont, MA
England: The Dales Way
Can't say enough about the care she provided and the attention to detail. She added many touches above and beyond.
— Jean M., Kenosha, WI
England Coast to Coast
What a gem she is. Her knowledge, stories, history added to our Cornwall experience. She and Richard make fantastic, complimentary trip leaders.
— Kim S., Half Moon Bay, CA
Hiking in Cornwall
I enjoyed Karen's knowledge of the birds, plants, flowers, history, and culture of the area.
— Louise S., El Cajon, CA
Hiking in Cornwall
Karen was a great addition to the trip with her vast knowledge of the local history, culture, fauna, and geology.
— Kerstin E., Belvedere Tiburon, CA
England Coast to Coast
Karen has a wonderful spirit, and had thoroughly researched all sorts of details about history, geology, flora, fauna, and more, so our hikes were filled with interesting stories and information.
— Carol B., Redwood City, CA
England Coast to Coast