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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

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

Threave Castle and Garden

Threave Castle and Garden05I planned to visit Threave castle and garden in late May on my drive down to to attend Spring Fling in Dumfries and Continue reading

Exploring Culzean Country Park

Exploring Culzean Country ParkOn my return journey from Dumfries and Galloway in August, I planned to make Cluzean Country Park, in Ayrshire, my first stop.  I have Continue reading

Review of V&A Dundee

Review of V&A DundeeI visited the V&A Dundee in mid October 2018, around three weeks after the museum opened. As a Dundonian, I was expecting great Continue reading

Barholm Accommodation Creetown, Dumfries and Galloway

Barholm Accommodation Creetown, Dumfries and GallowayI stayed at Barholm Accommodation in Creetown on the Friday and Saturday night of the Spring Bank Holiday in late May 2018. Barholm Accommodation Continue reading