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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

Useful Guide to Airline Hand Luggage Case Sizes

Useful Guide to Airline Hand Luggage Case Sizes

To make travel simpler and help avoid confusion, Expedia have compiled a guide to airline hand luggage sizes. This is necessary, as there Continue reading

Win a Mark Warner Holiday in the #mwmoment Competition

Win a Mark Warner Holiday in the #mwmoment Competition

There’s a prize of a Mark Warner holiday for up to five people, plus five monthly prizes of a £200 holiday voucher towards Continue reading

5 of the Best City Destinations in Spain

5 of the Best City Destinations in Spain

Spain is a country that changes dramatically by region. The landscape, the language, the pace of life, the culture, and food are all Continue reading

Batis Meat Restaurant at New Perama by Kavala, Greece

Batis Meat Restaurant at New Perama by Kavala, Greece

The very pretty seaside city of Kavala in Northern Greece can be reached from Thessaloniki in about 2.5 hours on major roads. At Continue reading

Review of Kitchin Buffet Restaurant in Kings Cross London

Review of Kitchin Buffet Restaurant in Kings Cross London

I usually have a buffet Indian lunch at the Poppadom Express when I’m in London, often before heading for a mid-afternoon train back to Continue reading

Review of L'Esquinade Restaurant in Marseille

Review of L'Esquinade Restaurant in Marseille

On our first evening in Marseille, we were starting to feel hungry after a walk around Vieux Port. In order to escape the Continue reading

Review of the Hungry Yeti in Ealing, London

Review of the Hungry Yeti in Ealing, London

On the day I checked out of the Holiday Inn Express London Royal Park I decided to take the Tube west to Ealing Continue reading

Rhododendron Time at Cragside in Northumberland, England

Rhododendron Time at Cragside in Northumberland, England

One of the best times of the year to visit Cragside House in Northumberland is Rhododendron Time, which usually runs from late May to Continue reading

Review of Mark Warner Holiday at San Lucianu Beach Resort in Corsica

Review of Mark Warner Holiday at San Lucianu Beach Resort in Corsica

My husband and I spent one week on a press trip in late June/early July with Mark Warner Holidays at the San Lucianu Continue reading

Acton Cemetery in London

Acton Cemetery in London

When I was walking back to the Holiday Inn Express London Park Royal from Park Royal Tube station, one of the last sections Continue reading

25 of My Favourite Buildings in Europe

25 of My Favourite Buildings in Europe

After reading an article on the most iconic buildings in Europe, I decided to write an article for Europe a la Carte featuring Continue reading

Why Don't All Tube Stations in London Have Toilets?

Why Don't All Tube Stations in London Have Toilets?

When I was staying at the Holiday Inn Express London Park Royal, I looked on the map to find a walk in the Continue reading