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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

Why I'm Relieved Scotland Voted No to Independence

Why I'm Relieved Scotland Voted No to Independence

I’m in Chicago. As the time here is six hours behind the UK, I was able to see that Scotland had voted in Continue reading

The Old Town Cemetery in Stirling

The Old Town Cemetery in Stirling

After a very wet afternoon in early May, I took an evening stroll up to the Old Town Cemetery near Stirling Castle. I Continue reading

Photo Tour of the Palace of Arts in Budapest

Photo Tour of the Palace of Arts in Budapest

I visited the Palace of Arts in Budapest in April 2014. Admission cost 1900 HUF (approx £5). The Palace of Arts is located Continue reading

Why Soller is a Great Base for a Holiday in Majorca

Why Soller is a Great Base for a Holiday in Majorca

Soller, in the north west of the Spanish island of Majorca, is a great base for a holiday, especially if you like walking.

Soller

Soller’s Continue reading

Review of Trofea Grill Buffet Restaurant in Budapest

Review of Trofea Grill Buffet Restaurant in Budapest

Our sons were handed a flyer advertising the Trofea Grill Buffet restaurant when they were out and about in Budapest. We decided to Continue reading

Review of Taza Indian Buffet Restaurant in Dundee

Review of Taza Indian Buffet Restaurant in Dundee

I had lunch at the Taza Indian Buffet restaurant at the City Quay in Dundee in May 2014. I paid £7 for lunch.  Continue reading

Review of Hot Flame Restaurant in Edinburgh

Review of Hot Flame Restaurant in Edinburgh

We had lunch at the Hot Flame Restaurant in Quartermile district of Edinburgh on a Saturday in September 2014. Gary, our son who Continue reading

Reducing Business Travel Stress

Reducing Business Travel Stress

While travelling frequently for work may sound exciting, it can also be quite stressful. The InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) have come up with Continue reading

7 Things to Do When Visiting Barcelona with Kids

7 Things to Do When Visiting Barcelona with Kids

Travelling as a family, you sometimes feel pulled in a million different directions, especially when you are visiting a city with kids. Everyone Continue reading

25 Things to Do in Bratislava

25 Things to Do in Bratislava

Here are my tips for 25 fun things to do in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
Take in the Views from the UFO Observation Continue reading

Review of the Colonnade Town House Hotel London

Review of the Colonnade Town House Hotel London

I booked a room at the Colonnade Town House Hotel in Little Venice through lastminute.com’s ‘Top Secret’ hotels. I was searching for a Continue reading

Review of City Harbour Chinese Buffet Restaurant in Dundee

Review of City Harbour Chinese Buffet Restaurant in Dundee

My Aunt and I had lunch at the city Harbour Chinese buffet restaurant on the City Quay on Dundee’s watefront on a Tuesday Continue reading