I’m Karen Bryan, founder of Europe a la Carte Media. I caught the travel bug when I was 19, spending seven weeks exploring the Greek mainland and islands on a solo trip, where I met my husband Demetrius.

In 2002 I set up a Europe a la Carte to combine my love of travel with earning a living online. Things really started to take off when the Europe a la Carte Blog launched in 2006. In 2009, I gave up my day job to work full-time on the site.

In August 2011, I started Help Me To Save, a personal finance lifestyle website offering tips on how to save money, spend less and enjoy life.