Flying into London's busiest airport can be unpleasant. Why not try one of these options instead?
They're mad and bad, unclean and mean - or so the story goes. These are the cities with the worst reputation in the world.
Ugly can be beautiful, you just need to look beneath the surface. Here are some great cities that aren't pretty.
Ute Junker looks back on the hottest destinations of 2014 and explains why they are the sizzling places to be.
If you're too old to be a schoolie, but still want to party like one, try one of these destinations.
From its endearing cities, which extend well beyond Edinburgh and Glasgow, to its familiar myth-soaked lochs, glens and far-flung islands, bonnie Scotland is one of Europe's most visually - and culturally - absorbing destinations.
There are plenty of other beautiful cities for travellers looking for a romantic setting, writes Ute Junker.
The earlybird sale from 2014 Skytrax Airline of the Year Cathay Pacific offers low fares.