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 our Recent Articles

Review of Premier Inn Edinburgh Central Lauriston Place

Review of Premier Inn Edinburgh Central Lauriston PlaceI stayed at the Premier Inn Edinburgh Central Lauriston Place on a Monday night in early November 2015. It cost £29 on the Continue reading

Top Tips for Travelling Around Europe on a Budget

Top Tips for Travelling Around Europe on a BudgetThe European continent is blessed with a vast number of fantastic holiday destinations. Whether you’re travelling with a loved one, with a group Continue reading

The Arrival of Spring by David Hockney at Salts Mill

The Arrival of Spring by David Hockney at Salts MillThe Arrival of Spring is an exhibition of prints of paintings created by David Hockney on his iPad. The paintings of the countryside close Continue reading

Photo Tour of Place Massena in Nice, France

Photo Tour of Place Massena in Nice, FranceOne of Nice's best known landmarks is Place Massena, the city's distinctive Italianesque main square, which lies at the northern edge of the Continue reading

Wood Sculptures on Back Walk in Stirling

Wood Sculptures on Back Walk in StirlingWeather permitting, I always have a wander on Back Walk when I visit the city of Stirling in central Scotland. During my recent Continue reading

Thomas Newbolt: Drama Painting – A Modern Baroque at Kings Place London

Thomas Newbolt: Drama Painting – A Modern Baroque at Kings Place LondonThe Thomas Newbolt: Drama Painting – A Modern Baroque exhibition runs until 13 May 2016 at Kings Place London. Most of the subjects are Continue reading

British Art Show 8 in Edinburgh

British Art Show 8 in EdinburghThe British Art Show 8 is in Edinburgh until 8 May 2016. It's spread over three venues; the Rice Talbot Gallery at the Continue reading

Four European Road Trip Mistakes to Avoid

Four European Road Trip Mistakes to AvoidA road trip is the ideal way to discover Europe so if you want to squeeze in as much as possible during your Continue reading