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.

I’m also an artist. Click here to see my work on Flickr.

A Selection of Recent Articles

The 2017 Degree Show at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design Dundee

The 2017 Degree Show at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design DundeeThe Degree Show at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee runs until Sunday 28 May 2017. If at Continue reading

Summer Trips to the UK: Some Tips to Get Off the Beaten Track

Summer Trips to the UK: Some Tips to Get Off the Beaten TrackSo you are thinking of somewhere unusual to spend your time outside major European destinations this summer. In this case, it is likely Continue reading

5 Great Reasons to Visit the New Forest National Park, UK

5 Great Reasons to Visit the New Forest National Park, UKOne of the UK’s 15 National Parks, set on England’s southern edge, the New Forest offers a wealth of things to see or Continue reading

Peter Doig's studiofilmclub at CAC Malaga

Peter Doig's studiofilmclub at CAC MalagaWhen visiting the Centre for Contemporary Art (CAC) in Malaga, I thought that the artist Peter Doig sounded familiar. Sure enough, I checked my Continue reading

Poppies by Max Brand and Joanne Robertson at the Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow

Poppies by Max Brand and Joanne Robertson at the Gallery of Modern Art GlasgowThe Poppies exhibition, by artists Max Brand and Joannne Robertson, is on at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow until 11 June Continue reading

Barcelona City Guide: 5 Top Tips You Need to Know

Barcelona City Guide: 5 Top Tips You Need to KnowWhether you’re heading off for a romantic break, a reunion with friends, a solo adventure or a family trip, Barcelona won’t disappoint. With beautiful Continue reading

Mark by Mark Wallinger at the Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh

Mark by Mark Wallinger at the  Fruitmarket Gallery EdinburghMark by Mark Wallinger is on at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh until 4 June 2017. The Fruitmarket Galley is located in Market Continue reading

Gullfoss Waterfall in Iceland

Gullfoss Waterfall in IcelandGullfoss waterfall was our last stop on the Golden Circle Tour in late October 2016. I had previously visited the falls in October 2009. It Continue reading