Welcome to Europe a la Carte

Karen Bryan editor of Europe a la CarteHello, I’m Karen Bryan; I created Europe a la Carte in 2002 to offer inspiration for European travel and art. Come on a journey to top destinations with Europe a la Carte. Our travel tips, city guides, photo tours and no fluff hotel and restaurant reviews will help you discover the best places to visit in Europe.

Over the years, I have become increasingly interest in art. Now I spend at least a couple of days most weeks visiting art exhibitions and events around central Scotland. You can join me on Instagram as ArtTravelKaren.

A Selection of Recent Articles from Europe a la Carte

Malleny Garden in Edinburgh

Malleny Garden in EdinburghMalleny Garden is located in Balerno, an Edinburgh suburb which lies 8 miles south west of the city centre. I'd visited the garden a Continue reading

Spring Fling Art Open Studios in Dumfries and Galloway

Spring Fling Art Open Studios in Dumfries and GallowaySpring Fling is an annual art and craft open studios event in Dumfries and Galloway, in south west Scotland. I attended the event Continue reading

How Brexit Will Affect Travel to Europe

How Brexit Will Affect Travel to Europe As Brexit approaches at the end of March, many UK citizens are wondering how it’s going to affect their travel plans. Depending on Continue reading

Barnhill Rock Garden in Broughty Ferry, Dundee

Barnhill Rock Garden in Broughty Ferry, DundeeIf the weather is dry one of my favourite places to visit in Dundee, is Barnhill Rock Garden, in the seaside suburb of Continue reading

Logan Botanic Garden in Dumfries and Galloway

Logan Botanic Garden in Dumfries and GallowayI'd read about Logan Botanic Garden, but was it's located in rather a remote spot in the south west of Dumfries and Galloway Continue reading

Rozelle House Galleries & The Maclaurin Gallery in Ayr

Rozelle House Galleries & The Maclaurin Gallery in AyrI did an online search for art galleries in Ayrshire, when planning my drive south to Dumfries and Galloway for the Arts and Continue reading

Personalized Items for Your Journey

Personalized Items for Your Journey Although travelling is a great experience, it can sometimes also be a stressful and difficult experience. Everyone loves a holiday, everyone loves seeing Continue reading

Review of Premier Inn Dundee Centre

Review of Premier Inn Dundee CentreI stayed at the Premier Inn Dundee Centre for two nights in October 2018. My stay cost £60 for a double room, booked Continue reading