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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 highlight the best places to visit in Europe. Looking for ideas on where to travel in Europe? 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. Start planning your next trip now.

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Win a Mark Warner Holiday in the #mwmoment Competition

Win a Mark Warner Holiday in the #mwmoment Competition

There’s a prize of a Mark Warner holiday for up to five people, plus five monthly prizes of a £200 holiday voucher towards Continue reading

Why Don't All Tube Stations in London Have Toilets?

Why Don't All Tube Stations in London Have Toilets?

When I was staying at the Holiday Inn Express London Park Royal, I looked on the map to find a walk in the Continue reading

Review of Hotel Kyriad Nice Centre Gare

Review of Hotel Kyriad Nice Centre Gare

We stayed at the Hotel Kyriad Nice Centre Gare for three nights in mid April 2015. I booked on the ebookers website during Continue reading

Batis Meat Restaurant at New Perama by Kavala, Greece

Batis Meat Restaurant at New Perama by Kavala, Greece

The very pretty seaside city of Kavala in Northern Greece can be reached from Thessaloniki in about 2.5 hours on major roads. At Continue reading

Rhododendron Time at Cragside in Northumberland, England

Rhododendron Time at Cragside in Northumberland, England

One of the best times of the year to visit Cragside House in Northumberland is Rhododendron Time, which usually runs from late May to Continue reading

The Striking MuCEM Building in Marseille

The Striking MuCEM Building in Marseille

When planning my visit to Marseille, I’d seen quite a few photos of the rather striking, square black building approached by a long Continue reading

Overcoming Things Which Annoy Business Travellers

Overcoming Things Which Annoy Business Travellers

This is a sponsored article brought to you in association with IHG Business Advantage.

I related to several of the things that business travellers find Continue reading

Review of Airth Castle Hotel in Scotland

Review of Airth Castle Hotel in Scotland

I booked one night at the Airth Castle Hotel in Stirlingshire, Scotland on the ebookers app. Through the combination of a 15% ebookers Continue reading

Review of L'Esquinade Restaurant in Marseille

Review of L'Esquinade Restaurant in Marseille

On our first evening in Marseille, we were starting to feel hungry after a walk around Vieux Port. In order to escape the Continue reading

Review of Mark Warner Holiday at San Lucianu Beach Resort in Corsica

Review of Mark Warner Holiday at San Lucianu Beach Resort in Corsica

My husband and I spent one week on a press trip in late June/early July with Mark Warner Holidays at the San Lucianu Continue reading

Acton Cemetery in London

Acton Cemetery in London

When I was walking back to the Holiday Inn Express London Park Royal from Park Royal Tube station, one of the last sections Continue reading

Exploring the Grounds of the House of the Binns in Scotland

Exploring the Grounds of the House of the Binns in Scotland

When I stayed at the Premier Inn Edinburgh South Queensferry, I decided to go for a walk in the grounds of the House Continue reading