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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 highlight the best places to visit in Europe. Looking for ideas on where to travel in Europe? 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. Start planning your next trip now.

A Selection of our Recent Articles

Glass Exhibition in Perth Museum Scotland

Glass Exhibition in Perth Museum Scotland

I loved the ‘Dazzle: A Glossary of Glass’ gallery at Perth Museum. My favourite piece was a hare entitled ‘Glare’ by Rachel Mary Continue reading

Photo Tour of the Fergusson Gallery Perth Scotland

Photo Tour of the Fergusson Gallery Perth Scotland

The Fergusson Gallery in Perth showcases the work of the Scottish Colourist painter John Fegusson and his partner, dance pioneer and artist, Margaret Continue reading

Photo Tour of Spitalfields Market London

Photo Tour of Spitalfields Market London

Spitalfields Market is located a five minute walk from Liverpool Street Station, very close to the Tune Hotel Liverpool Street where I was Continue reading

Photo Tour of Little Venice in London

Photo Tour of Little Venice in London

I was never quite sure where Little Venice was. When I stayed at the Colonnade Town House, it was only a five minute Continue reading

Terrific Trees in Europe

Terrific Trees in Europe

Europe is full of beautiful and interesting trees, alive, dead and artificial; here are some of my favourites.

Edinburgh Castle was looking lovely framed Continue reading

Newbiggin by the Sea on a Sunny Winter Afternoon

Newbiggin by the Sea on a Sunny Winter Afternoon

I visited Newbiggin by the Sea, in south east Northumberland, on a sunny afternoon in late February.

The first thing that struck me was Continue reading

Visiting the British Library

Visiting the British Library

The British Library is a great place to visit. It’s located close to King’s Cross railway station.

The cloakroom and lockers are free (but Continue reading

Visit the Institute of Sexology and See the New Staircase at the Wellcome Collection London

Visit the Institute of Sexology and See the New Staircase at the Wellcome Collection London

‘The Institute of Sexology’ exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London runs until 22 September 2015.

You’re not allowed to take photos in the Continue reading

Should I Buy a Marseille City Pass?

Should I Buy a Marseille City Pass?

I decided to investigate the Marseille City Pass in order to decide if I should purchase one for my forthcoming trip to France.

I’ve Continue reading

The Côte d'Azur Éclair: One of the Stars of Le Méridien Éclair Diaries

The Côte d'Azur Éclair: One of the Stars of Le Méridien Éclair Diaries

Pastry chef Johnny Iuzzini took a motorcycle tour around the Côte d’Azur in the south of France as part of the Le Méridien’s ‘Éclair Diaries’. Continue reading

A Touring Holiday from Poitiers to Bordeaux in France

A Touring Holiday from Poitiers to Bordeaux in France

I’ve been thinking about visiting the Bordeaux area in France for ages.

As Ryanair have direct flights from Edinburgh to Bordeaux and Poitiers (which Continue reading

Help Europe a la Carte Get 1 Million Pinterest Followers

Help Europe a la Carte Get 1 Million Pinterest Followers

On 18 February 2015, Europe a la Carte had just over 212,000 followers on the Pinterest photo pinning social network. As well as Continue reading