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

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

Gothenburg Botanical Garden

Gothenburg Botanical GardenI first visited Gothenburg Botanical Garden when I was in the city in December 2004. When I returned to the city in August Continue reading

Walking around Corfu Old Town

Walking around Corfu Old TownMy walk around Corfu Town got off to a rather shaky start. I took the coach from our hotel the Mayor Capo Di Continue reading

Review of the Hotel Royal Gothenburg

Review of the Hotel Royal GothenburgI stayed at the Hotel Royal Gothenburg for two nights in August 2016. I was hosted by the West Sweden Tourist Board. The hotel Continue reading