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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

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

Scottish Maritime Museum

Scottish Maritime MuseumThe Scottish Maritime Museum is located in Irvine on the Ayrshire coast. It's not a state run museum, so there is an entry Continue reading

The Advantages of Renting a Car in Glasgow

The Advantages of Renting a Car in GlasgowWhile there's a lot to see and do in the Scottish city of Glasgow, you can have some wonderful day trips from the Continue reading

Dr Neils Garden Edinburgh

Dr Neils Garden  Edinburgh08Despite driving past many times, I had never had of Dr Neils Garden prior to attending an art exhibition there. The location is Continue reading

Paisley Thread Museum

Paisley Thread MuseumAt present, the Paisley Thread Museum is located in Abbey Mill Business Park. You can park free of charge in the business park when Continue reading