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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

Arts & Crafts Trail in Kirkcubright

Arts & Crafts Trail in KirkcubrightThe Arts and Crafts Trail in Kirkcubright, in south west Scotland, celebrated it's 15th year in 2018. It's usually held over the first Continue reading

The Garden at House of Dun

The Garden at House of DunI visited the gardens at the House of Dun, near Montrose in Angus, in the early evening in mid September. It was after Continue reading

Visiting Gatehouse of Fleet

Visiting Gatehouse of FleetI popped into the town of Gatehouse of Fleet in Dumfries and Galloway when I was driving from Barholm Accommodation in Creetown to Continue reading

Kirkcubright Galleries

Kirkcubright GalleriesKirkcubright Galleries opened in June 2018. I was keen to visit, as Kirkcubright has a reputation as an artists' town. I liked the wrought Continue reading

Holidaying With Another Couple

Holidaying With Another Couple Going on holiday with your couple friends isn't everyone's idea of a perfect break. You might be worried about potential clashes when staying Continue reading

Carsluith Castle

Carsluith CastleYou can visit the ruins of a 16th century tower house at Carsluith Castle, in Dumfries and Galloway, in south west Scotland. The castle Continue reading

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