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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.

A Selection of Recent Articles

Walking Over the Skye Bridge

Walking Over the Skye BridgeThe main activity which I wanted to do when I stayed in Kyle of Lochalsh overnight was to walk over the Skye Bridge. Continue reading

Review of Di Maggio's West End Glasgow

Review of Di Maggio's West End GlasgowThere are several Di Maggio's Italian restaurants in the Glasgow area. I'd previously eaten at the one in Royal Exchange Square, next to Continue reading

St Vigeans Stones & Museum in Arbroath

St Vigeans Stones & Museum in ArbroathThere was free entry to St Vigeans Museum of Carved Stones in Arbroath during theĀ  Doors Open Days weekend in Angus, in eastern Continue reading

Les Impromptues: A Breath of Fresh Air Outdoor Dance Performance at Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival

Les Impromptues: A Breath of Fresh Air Outdoor Dance Performance at Dumfries & Galloway Arts FestivalThe reasons why I visited Dumfries and Galloway, in south west Scotland, during May 2018 was to attend the Spring Fling open art Continue reading

Thornielee in the Tweed Valley Forest Park in the Scottish Borders

Thornielee in the Tweed Valley Forest Park in the Scottish BordersI went for a walk at Thornielee in the Tweed Valley Forest Park near Peebles in late Autumn. There's a free car park a Continue reading

Climbing the Water Tower at The Lighthouse Glasgow

Climbing the Water Tower at The Lighthouse GlasgowThe Lighthouse in Glasgow was designed by Rennie Mackintosh as the HQ for the Glasgow Herald newspaper. It is now a Centre for Continue reading

Crawick Multiverse in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

Crawick Multiverse in Dumfries and Galloway, ScotlandI've been keen to visit Crawick Multiverse for ages. It's a former open cast coal mine which has been landscaped by Charles Jencks Continue reading

Hospitalfield Open Weekend

Hospitalfield Open WeekendHospitalfield is a centre for contemporary art located in the Angus coastal town of Arbroath. It's somewhere that I'd been wanting to visit Continue reading