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

The Shibden Valley from Halifax: A Circular Walk

The Shibden Valley from Halifax: A Circular WalkThis walk is about 5 miles long, with some uphill sections. From the centre of Halifax, you can choose to start either near the Continue reading

'Clothes of Memories' Collages by Tonie Lewenhaupt at Rohsska Museum Gothenburg Sweden

'Clothes of Memories' Collages by Tonie Lewenhaupt at Rohsska Museum Gothenburg SwedenOne of the highlights of my visit to the Rohsska Museum in Gothenburg were the 'Clothes of Memories' collages by fashion historian Tonie Lewenhaupt. Continue reading

Top Five Western Ireland Stops on the Wild Atlantic Way

Top Five Western Ireland Stops on the Wild Atlantic WayThe longest and now the best known coastal touring route in Ireland, the Wild Atlantic Way is perhaps the best way to take Continue reading

Damian Ortega's 'States of Time' at the Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh

Damian Ortega's 'States of Time' at the Fruitmarket Gallery EdinburghThe 'States of Time' exhibition by the Mexican artist Damian Ortega at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh runs until 23 October 2016. All the Continue reading

Essay: Tips on Traveling in Europe Alone

Essay: Tips on Traveling in Europe AloneEurope has always been one of the most popular and desirable places of interest. Tourists from all over the world come to the Continue reading

Visiting Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Visiting Yorkshire Sculpture ParkYorkshire Sculpture Park, in West Yorkshire, is located south of Wakefield, one mile from Junction 38 on the M1. There's no entry charge, but Continue reading

Cruising Along Sweden's West Coast

Cruising Along Sweden's West CoastI was delighted when the West Sweden Tourist Board invited me on a press trip to cruise along the west coast of Sweden. A Continue reading

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