Welcome to Europe a la Carte

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.

I’m also an artist. Click here to see my work on Flickr.

A Selection of Recent Articles

Take the World Languages Quiz

Take the World Languages QuizYou can have some fun trying your hand at 'The What Languages Do They Speak' quiz below. The What Languages Do they Speak Quiz Continue reading

Brides Should Say 'Yes To The Dress' in London

Brides Should Say 'Yes To The Dress' in LondonIt might be one of the most popular programmes for brides-to-be but for those looking at wedding dresses London is a great location Continue reading

Visiting the Switch House at the Tate Modern

Visiting the Switch House at the Tate ModernEven if you are not a fan of modern art, I recommend that you visit the viewing balcony on the 10th floor of Continue reading

Romantic Getaway Ideas: The Edinburgh Festival

Romantic Getaway Ideas: The Edinburgh FestivalHas your other half been hinting about spending more quality time together? A surprise getaway is just what you need, and finding an Continue reading

Bingley Circular Walk via St Ives Estate

Bingley Circular Walk via St Ives EstateThis Bingley circular walk, via the St Ives estate is around 8kn in length and takes 2-3 hours, depending on pace. There are some Continue reading

The Ruth Borchard Collection: The Next Generation at Kings Place London

The Ruth Borchard Collection: The Next Generation at Kings Place London004'The Ruth Borchard Collection: The Next Generation - Self Portraiture in the 21st Century' runs until 24 September 2016 at Kings Place London. Upon Continue reading

Whitworth Art Gallery Manchester

Whitworth Art Gallery ManchesterI'd heard a lot of positive things about the Whitworh Art Gallery in Manchester. making it one of the cornerstones of my tour Continue reading

Review of Travelodge Edinburgh Central Waterloo Place

Review of Travelodge Edinburgh Central Waterloo PlaceI stayed at Travelodge Edinburgh Central Waterloo Place for 2 nights over the Easter weekend. I'd been swithering about spending some time in Continue reading