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┬áto see my work on Flickr.

A Selection of Recent Articles

Why You Should Walk Around and Risk Getting Lost in Cities

Why You Should Walk Around and Risk Getting Lost in CitiesWhen I was in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. I decided to walk the two miles to the Botanical Gardens. Although I could Continue reading

Lunch in the Greenhouse at Fridheimar Tomato Farm Iceland

Lunch in the Greenhouse at Fridheimar Tomato Farm IcelandWe stopped for lunch in the greenhouse at the Fridheimar tomato farm on our Golden Circle tour in Iceland. The most popular lunch option Continue reading

Making the Most of Your Gothenburg City Card

Making the Most of Your Gothenburg City CardIf you plan to do a lot of sightseeing in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, it could be worthwhile buying a Gothenburg City Continue reading

Geysir Iceland

Geysir IcelandOne of the highlights of our Golden Circle Tour in Iceland was Geysir. The mixture of sunshine and dark clouds made this steamy geothermal Continue reading

Tips on When to Book the Cheapest Flights

Tips on When to Book the Cheapest FlightsResearch by Opodo has identified the best days and months to book cheap flights. Analysis of the average price paid during 2016 for Continue reading

Boarding Maritiman in Gothenburg Sweden

Boarding Maritiman in Gothenburg SwedenMaritiman is a maritime experience centre located on Packhuskajen quay close to the Opera House. It consists of nineteen moored ships joined by Continue reading

Pingvellir National Park Iceland

Pingvellir National Park IcelandOur first stop on the Golden Circle tour in Iceland was the Pingvellir National Park. Pingvellir, translated as Parliament Plains, was the site Continue reading

China Red Buffet Restaurant in New Market Road Edinburgh

China Red Buffet Restaurant in New Market Road EdinburghWe had lunch at the China Red buffet restaurant in New Market Road,next to the Corn Exchange in Edinburgh, on a Sunday. We'd Continue reading