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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

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

Move Over Rio – The Barcelona Carnival is Where You Want to Be!

Move Over Rio – The Barcelona Carnival is Where You Want to Be!Barcelona is a fantastic destination for a weekend break or a longer holiday. With the blend of  culture, coast and countryside the cosmopolitan Continue reading

Taste Exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow

Taste Exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art GlasgowThe Taste exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow opened on 14 July 2017. Here are photos of some of exhibits. Overcast cold / Continue reading

How to Host the Ultimate Family Night When Staying in a Villa

How to Host the Ultimate Family Night When Staying in a Villa A family holiday can be a balancing act. When going on vacation it’s because you are wanting to de-stress and bring yourself back Continue reading

Beyond the Cities: Exploring France to Discover Its Real Soul and Culture

Beyond the Cities: Exploring France to Discover Its Real Soul and CultureFrance is a unique country that has so much to offer to its visitors. Even if there are main cities to discover, if Continue reading