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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

Visiting the Dovecoat Studios in Edinburgh

Visiting the Dovecoat Studios in EdinburghIf you are interested in art, especially textiles, I recommend a visit to the Dovecoat Studios in Edinburgh. They are located in Infirmary Continue reading

Review of Hotels.com Rewards Loyalty Programme

Review of Hotels.com Rewards Loyalty ProgrammeHotel.com is one of the best known hotel booking websites. Their Rewards loyalty scheme offers one free night's stay if you book ten Continue reading

House for an Art Lover in Glasgow

House for an Art Lover in GlasgowI finally got around to visiting the House for an Art Lover during the Glasgow Doors Open event in 2017. The house was Continue reading

Easyjet Runway Closure Flight Delay: Treatment and Compensation

Easyjet Runway Closure Flight Delay: Treatment and CompensationApproximately 48h before my flight from Thessaloniki, Greece to London Gatwick on Dec 1, 2017, I received two text messages from Easyjet. My Continue reading

A Winter's Morning Walk in Broughty Ferry, Dundee

A Winter's Morning Walk in Broughty Ferry, DundeeWneh I stayed at the Fisherman's Tavern in Broughty Ferry, a coastal suburb north of Dundee city centre, in late November, I decided Continue reading

Carmen Thyssen Museum Malaga Spain

Carmen Thyssen Museum Malaga SpainIn the Spanish city of Malaga, most museums are free to enter on Sunday in the late afternoon/evening. I was torn between the Continue reading

Review of Peebles Hydro Hotel

Review of Peebles Hydro Hoteli stayed at the Peebles Hydro Hotel in the Scottish Borders on a Wednesday night in November 2017. I paid £36 for a Continue reading

Do You Read Your Hotel Reviews Before Stepping Onto the Plane?

Do You Read Your Hotel Reviews Before Stepping Onto the Plane? We’ve all heard the scams about cockroach infested hotels, legionnaire’s disease, unclean nylon sheets, paint peeling off the walls, dirty windows….if you’ve watched Continue reading