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

Jia Aili at CAC Malaga

Jia Aili at CAC MalagaA major exhibition by Chinese artist Jia Aili runs until 18 June 2017 at the Centre for Contemporary Art (CAC) in Malaga. The paintings Continue reading

Viking Gods and Mosaics at Gothenburg City Museum

Viking Gods and Mosaics at Gothenburg City MuseumThe Gothenburg City Museum charts this Swedish city's history. I've always been rather intrigued by the Vikings, so as I had limited time in Continue reading

Cultural Guide to Eastbourne

Cultural Guide to EastbourneEastbourne, in East Sussex, lies on the south coast of England. It takes around 90 minutes to reach Eastbourne by rail from Victoria Continue reading

Visiting Florence in Spring

Visiting Florence in SpringSpring is one of the best times of year to visit the Italian city of Florence. Below are some ideas for things to do Continue reading

Now Exhibition at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Edinburgh

Now Exhibition at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art EdinburghThe first part of the three year long NOW exhibition is on at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art until 24 September Continue reading

Why Travelling First Class No Longer Represents Luxury Travel

Why Travelling First Class No Longer Represents Luxury TravelThose that have had the pleasure of flying class know just how luxurious it can be. Whereas economy is loud, cramped and not Continue reading

Why You Should Walk Around and Risk Getting Lost in Cities

Why You Should Walk Around and Risk Getting Lost in CitiesWhen I was in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. I decided to walk the two miles to the Botanical Gardens. Although I could Continue reading

Lunch in the Greenhouse at Fridheimar Tomato Farm Iceland

Lunch in the Greenhouse at Fridheimar Tomato Farm IcelandWe stopped for lunch in the greenhouse at the Fridheimar tomato farm on our Golden Circle tour in Iceland. The most popular lunch option Continue reading