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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

10 Reasons to Travel Solo in Your Lifetime

10 Reasons to Travel Solo in Your Lifetime Traveling solo is an entirely different experience than doing so with a gaggle of friends or a loved one. You approach each day Continue reading

Where are the Best Places to Downsize in the UK?

Where are the Best Places to Downsize in the UK?Life changes such as the children finally leaving home, or retirement from work can lead to people reconsidering their housing needs. Whether it’s Continue reading

Top 5 Destinations in Iceland

Top 5 Destinations in IcelandIceland is a country of volcanoes, lava fields, glacial lakes and rivers, and vibrant and diverse cities, villages, and towns. The country’s unusual Continue reading

Perthshire Open Studios Showcase Exhibition at The Bield

Perthshire Open Studios Showcase Exhibition at The BieldAs I didn't have sufficient free time to do the rounds at Perthshire Open Studios 2018, I decided to visit the two showcase Continue reading

Art Walk Porty Edinburgh

Art Walk Porty EdinburghArt Walk Porty is an annual event held in Edinburgh's seaside district of Portobello. There are walks, artist's talks, themed shop windows workshops, Continue reading

Edinburgh Art Festival

Edinburgh Art FestivalI spent several days at the Edinburgh Art Festival 2018. There was so much to see. I've already written articles about three exhibitions, Liberty Continue reading

Arts & Crafts Trail in Kirkcubright

Arts & Crafts Trail in KirkcubrightThe Arts and Crafts Trail in Kirkcubright, in south west Scotland, celebrated it's 15th year in 2018. It's usually held over the first Continue reading

The Garden at House of Dun

The Garden at House of DunI visited the gardens at the House of Dun, near Montrose in Angus, in the early evening in mid September. It was after Continue reading