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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

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

Hidden Door Festival in Leith, Edinburgh

Hidden Door Festival in Leith, EdinburghThe Hidden Door Festival in Leith, Edinburgh ran from 25 May to 3 June 2018. I attended the event on the second Saturday Continue reading

Review of the Old Manor Hotel Lundin Links

Review of the Old Manor Hotel Lundin LinksI stayed at the Old Manor Hotel in Lundin Links (in east central Scotland) on a Tuesday night in October 2018. I paid Continue reading

Harbour Arts Centre Irvine

Harbour Arts Centre IrvineWhen I stopped in Irvine, on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland, to visit the Scottish Maritime Museum. I decided to take a walk Continue reading