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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.

A Selection of Recent Articles

Daughters of Penelope Exhibition at the Dovecoat Studios Edinburgh

Daughters of Penelope Exhibition at the Dovecoat Studios EdinburghThe Daughters of Penelope exhibition at the Dovecoat Studios in Edinburgh runs until 20 January 2018. The exhibition features work by various female Continue reading

Where to Experience Authentic Spain Along the Costa Brava

Where to Experience Authentic Spain Along the Costa BravaWith around 522,000 visits to the Costa Brava in August 2014 alone, this region is clearly a tourist hotspot for holiday-goers. With one Continue reading

Review of the Royal Hotel Oban

Review of the Royal Hotel ObanI stayed at the Royal Hotel Oban on a Thursday night in late September 2017. I'd always wanted to do the railway journey Continue reading

Serralves Park Porto

Serralves Park PortoSerravles Park is located to the west of the city centre. The Serravles Museum of Contemporary Art is located on the site.  Adult Continue reading

Top 5 destinations For a Freelancer

Top 5 destinations For a FreelancerTaking advantage of the freedom provided by technology to find job opportunities anywhere in the world is a fact. Nowadays, the most common Continue reading

Adventures in Space: The Architecture of Science Fiction exhibition in Edinburgh

Adventures in Space: The Architecture of Science Fiction exhibition in EdinburghThe Adventures in Space: The Architecture of Science Fiction outdoor exhibition in Edinburgh's Festival Square runs until 30 September 2017. It's part of the Continue reading

A Trip to the Seaside at Espinho near Porto

A Trip to the Seaside at Espinho near PortoWhen I was in Porto in mid June it was far hotter than I'd anticipated, well over 30 degrees Celsius almost every day. Continue reading

A Quick Guide to Planning a Road Trip

A Quick Guide to Planning a Road TripAfter several months of wet and icy roads, surreal blue skies and comforting weather are compelling reasons to load up your vehicle and Continue reading